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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Mail chew, copy-writing, calls, lunch. Sync with Kendy.
More paperwork, copy-review.
Consultancy call in Miklos' stead; mail chew, and a round of
marketing copy-writing, calls with Jona & Eloy. Plugged away at
that much of the day and late into the evening.
Bamford breakfast, out for a short walk along a cliff edge,
bid 'bye to all - and drove back with Greer; lovely to see the small
babes again, tea, read stories, bed.
Bed turned out to be rather broken, supported mostly by prayer
from Greer below - hmm. Into Bamford for cooked breakfast, and set out
on a fine walk around the Ladybower Reservoir - leaving the
short-walkers at the Inn, and climbed Win Hill for lunch.
Fine views into Edale and around. Great to chat to lots of
interesting Men of Faith.
Long gentle walk back down, shower, chat, to the pub
for dinner, back, talked until late, played the guitar, room 101,
and found a more solid bed for a solid rest.
Sync with Miklos, mail chew, packed for Men of Faith walking
in Derbyshire. Off with Greer via lunch at Clumber Park. Arrived at
Thorpe Farm Bunkhouse near Bamford - lovely place; BBQ with the lads,
up rather late - very creaky bed - slept badly.
Lots of mail, sync with Kendy, sales call, ESC call,
customer/partner call. Evening interview - too much talking
for one day.
Out to help the scouts learn walking on bearings on
the (large flat) Newmarket heath - drawing unusual shapes as
Mail chew, customer call, admin.
Annoyed by Skype - they seem to run a scam whereby you give
them credit, which doesn't show up for 15mins so you forget about
using it. Then after some months that credit is de-activated (now
it tells you that you have no credit), so next time you attempt to
use paid-phone service - you are encouraged to add funds (rather than
re-activate those you have). When you give them more cash they point
out you need to re-active it - at which point you discover you already
have a significant balance. Not ideal, but is it deliberate ?
Lovely lunch with Ben; back to mail, admin, merged alpha patch
reviews and more.
Mail chew, call with team; partner call. Plugged away at
calls, content, testing happily for much of the afternoon.
Helped H. with Astronomy and built a question-spotting spreadsheet
in the afternoon for tomorrow's GCSE.
Mail chew, call with some of the team, lawyer call. Pleased
to see Miklos update our Document
Conversion page with details on UnoConv -
also inferior to a properly managed Collabora Online.
Listened to the Microsoft Gitlab conference call - exciting
to see Nat doing cool stuff. Debugged some horror with Tor & Andras.
NCC in the morning, family service; Max spoke well. H.
played piano nicely. Out for a church BBQ afterwards at Jan's
lovely to get to know everyone better. Back, sat in the garden
with J, played badmington, relaxed, read stories to the babes,
tried to repair H's Galaxy S4 - interestingly now no longer
powering on after its charging port replacement.
Breakfast, mail chew & maths with N. much of the morning
with some Astronomy revision with H. Lunch, babes dressed up,
practiced their quartet - and performed at Dan & Nami's
wedding reception (next door) to general appreciation. Home,
slugging with babes.
An influx of small girls - up to seven of them at
a time - J. out all day; mail chew while writing maths
tests for Miriam. Helped H. with Astronomy, N' out
swimming, call with T&B, fed everyone; caught up with
Melv, sync. with Eloy, out for Organ practice, home for
Quick mail chew & patch review. Off to
Whipsnade Wild Animal Park with the family, Sue,
A. &. J. lots of fun, picnic in the sun.
Partner call in the car home, Odyssey and
Deeply irritated by my shell; why is it that
the history that bash stores is a very poor
reflection of what has been typed into the (dozen)
shells I have; that I can't do global history search
and that routinely useful history is deleted ? poor.
Worked into the evening.
Early morning mail, off to Aldeburgh to see
Bruce & Anne. Lunch, out to the beach - popped in
to Sizewell visitor's center. Back for tea, remembered
music practice & made a bee-line for home; watched
SHIELD in the evening.
Built ESC bits & pieces. Commercial call. Partner call,
cleaned up partner tickets, status report.
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