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Tim Penhey (thumper)

Rediscovering stuff

When we left for the UK we only took a couple of suitcases. After a number of years away we sold our house and put much stuff in storage. This stuff has just been delivered to our house.

There is much cool stuff there. As I was helping the guys get the stuff out of the van, I grabbed a box that said "Glass, Fragile" and it was somewhat squashed and at the bottom of a pile. Yes there was a broken glass vase in there, but I haven't gone through everything yet.

I did find a copy of "Ferdinand" that was given to me back in 1975. It is in quite good nick given its age.

More unpacking to happen this weekend I guess.

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Crap at blogging

I can't believe that it has been almost a month since my last post.

I'm sure it is because I don't really think that much I've what I'm doing is really interesting to anyone :-)

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CVu time again

Every couple of months I end up with a busy time for ACCU. This is the time when all the articles need to be with the production editor, and the period just before making sure that they all get there on time (or not too late anyway), and the period after when reviewing all the proofs.

ACCU is great in that it gets developers writing articles for other developers on all sorts of topics, and this month is no exception.

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Facebook

I've been sucked into the world that is facebook. Invited by one of the guys that I used to play rugby with in the UK. I had been staying away from the social networks (apart from Linked In). I had heard they were addictive, and I didn't really see the point.

However when I received the invite I thought "Why not?", so I registered. The interesting part was when I let facebook check my gmail box for people that I know. There were quite a few people that I knew already using facebook. Yay what fun.

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Another week

Well the school holidays are now almost over and tomorrow morning I have to start getting up early again. Not looking forward to that.

Last week was another chaotic work week with the branches for the next release needed to to be ready for review a week ago, and then reviewed and merged by the end of the week just been. By the start of Friday there were around 15ish branches in the queue. By the end of the day over 20. It took some time and a couple of tries but finally my branches made it through.

I really do love bzr. The tool allowed me to merge my three branches into the first. When that failed due to a branch that landed just prior, I merged that first branch (now three branches) into the second (which is one of the three) and fixed the problems. That one failed too but for a different reason. I then merged the second branch into the third and fixed the next. At this stage I also included another branch of a colleague and resolved all the conflicts and errors. That one made it. Yay! Bzr rocks!

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Back home again

For my nine elapsed days away, a full three of those days were spent traveling. That really does suck.

Arrived back in NZ very early Monday morning. Quickly through immigration to spend ages waiting at the baggage carousal. There ended up being about 20 people still waiting for luggage. My guess is that the baggage handlers missed a pile and eventually found it. Anyway after finally getting my bag I headed through customs to the domestic transfer desk. The line was huge, and I only had an hour before my flight left. Last time we waited at the domestic transfer desk we got told that there wasn't enough time to get our luggage transferred and we had to make our own way to the domestic terminal. Well, this time I didn't feel like waiting for half an hour to be told to go away, so I decided just to walk to the domestic terminal.

Rachel and the girls were waiting at the airport and it was wonderful to see them again.

Yesterday afternoon we finally got the central heating working. Oh boy it feels good! This morning it did feel too hot, so we went around turning the radiators down. There is another cold snap on the way, so I'm really happy.

I seem to have moved completely back into NZ time already with just feeling a little more tired in the evening than usual.

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