Popped out for lunch this afternoon and were sat besides some old ladies (being polite here) who waffled very loudly during our meal, I tried to chat to Angel but my ears were playing up (one blocked again) and shockingly enough even though I was not shouting or talking loud I mentioned that I felt going to a christening would be hypocritical as I didn’t “believe in f**king god anyway”. Straight after that one of the ladies (still being polite) said loudly “Don’t Swear”.. So I’m like was this aimed at me or what?.. Then spent the rest of the meal thinking about everything I said, although I’m not 100% certain I swear that much anyway, especially when out??..
..WHY? I paid as they did for a meal and ended up feeling like crap because of a private conversation I had which they overheard, hell I didn’t stand up and demand they shut up moaning about the cost of the food (they spent nearly 15 minutes arguing how to split the cost of the lunch). The thing is nearly twenty minutes after they had paid they finally left, just before us, so ruining our lunch.. Won’t be going back there again, besides which I ended up feeling damn Ill all night anyway.. Eating nothing else
In other news watched Gravity on Bluray in the evening.. Still think it is a good film.. although probably not very realistic.
Had nothing.. not a call.. getting me down a bit now, so I guess I should start doing other stuff eh?
Still need to clean that pond out.. Hmm.. Sod it can’t be arsed.. lol..
Nice weather though amazing to think the time of year and so warm.. Hmm..
Well ended the day playing Warface again.. Hmm.. Not sure about it anymore.. perhaps just me but they need to balance it a lot otherwise it will be grinding fro the sake of it and lots of dying by most people unless they spend silly amounts of money.. Shame as the game play is pretty slick.
Put together a bookshelf in the office and played some more with the jukebox software, I think I may have to reload it all if I’m being honest (OS included).
Off out for lunch tomorrow
Not a lot happened today mooched about a bit burned more crap (great fun) and tidied up a lot, started to sort out the Jukebox though.. And looked at setting up a radio in the office (so I have something to do when waiting for stuff to happen).
Played online Warface Beta.. pretty good.. Needs some more missions and the difficulty is brutal at the moment (as it’s a beta) handles my crap connection well enough though. Interestingly been one of the most played games I have on the Xbox 360 which is saying a lot as I have TONS.. and Normally plough my time into one or two (Too Human and F1).
Purchased an axe from eBay (find it amazing the things you can buy on there these days)…
Played about a bit cleaning the back garden up (all the leaves and crap), tried in vain to get the Server working with Nomachine (seems to hang, in fact remote access to the Gnome desktop hangs the machine, so I ended up setting up a remote SSH port for access to the console).
Things left to do -
Clean out pond and remove the old fence that is falling down anyway.
Remove crap from beside garage and put some hardcore down and some shingle ontop so can walk around the side of the property without slipping about on mud.
Fix ladders up in Garage so can get them out of the way.
Find a light post of some sort for the middle of the, main, garden so Angel doesn’t have to wander about in the pitch dark.
Hidden/visible CCTV system.
So time to start poking the contacts and seeing what is about, although not desperate yet it would be nice to have something soon as payment is going to be another month after starting.. so potentially looking at two months before more money.
Was not sure on a couple of jobs but seems that nothing is running still, with everything paused due to the weather, or at least delayed. So I was a little surprised to still be none the wiser about anything.. Oh well.
On the bright side the plans for the extension have been submitted, whats that I didn’t mention this? Oh the conservatory is being turned into a sun room, extension so we can make more use of it.
So this morning moved the stuff into the office, which actually took a lot less than I expected, although Angel did most of the work once we had gotten the big stuff round on a barrow trolley. I was in the Garage finally wiring up the Server and giving it a good clean while I was at it.. Of course I then found that the connector was not on right and spent about an hour trying to fix that. But finally got it all running so I can leave it all alone now.
At some stage next week I will probably look at adding a DVR into the rack too, then need to work out runs for the cameras etc.
Anyway managed to get everything working, if leaving the place in a bit of a mess, before calling it a night and then playing some more War Face.. Hmm.. Finding the difficulty really gets silly later on, probably to force you to play with lots of others I guess.. Anyway I like the idea and think it would catch on but with the difficulty being so high I expect that only hardened players will get very far in it. Still it is the beta so plenty of time for improvements yet!
Also congrats to Bubble who landed a contract !!! Well done fella !!
Popped out in the morning and grabbed some pvc connectors so I could finish the trunking in the office, I had gone so far I thought I might as well as least *have a go* at doing it right.
Then cleaned up.. Not a bad day all in all.. Also managed to get the projector mounted and some cable run to that in the games room.. Pretty good going!
Tomorrow is going to be a long day moving stuff into the office (which will take AGES) and wiring up the server in the garage at last… But for now the office is finally finished -
Just the ring and cat5 ports to complete
Devoid of rubbish it looks ok I guess
Here you can see the completed work at the board
Actually looks a lot better without all the crap on the floor
All on it’s own the little heater which will heat the office
Today was to the doctors for a blood test that has been put off now for over two weeks (whoops) so both myself and Angel ended up in there getting it done.. I have a massive bruise where the nurse decided to jab me with the needle and well.. That’s it.. Then to Kings Lynn for the afternoon into HMV and CEX (which is now officially crap btw) then home, not even a coffee on the way back.. ho hum..
Once back I started some more work in the office/log cabin.. Tomorrow I need to finish off the electrics for good and complete the network cabling as well.. Wish me luck!
Watched Bangkok Assassins which was amusing in a badly dubbed freaky kinda way.. lol..
Well the last of the bits arrived for the office today, so that is it I have no more excuses for not finishing the marathon project.. But first I need to go see the Architect about a printer.. Which turned out to be a GL/2 Card fault (fairly common it seems too). Alas I was unable to fix it for him, so back I came and finished off in the Office with a little cabling, tomorrow I will try and do a bit more with probably Wednesday afternoon/evening being the day to complete it at last (well that is the plan right now anyway).
Thor arrived in the mail today too (the Dark world?) so as ended up watching that now time for some Zed’s.. ZzzzzZzzzz
Nothing is ever easy or simple is it?
Today I was going to move the servers into the garage and setup the rack.
I moved a lot of stuff and managed to get it reasonable before I moved out the rack and wired up a point behind it, then I removed the back panel of the rack and straightened it out, was bent to hell and back. After which I spent some time removing the extra servers not required (massive HP jobbies that work too lol).. Moved the monitor shelf down to a decent level and then replaced the battery packs in the UPS, which worked shocking me somewhat. I need to find a connector for the UPS so I can plug the servers in but right now I’m stuffed as I need the screws and front panel for the UPS which have been packed away..
Anyway ended the evening with the garage a lot tidier and the server rack about 45% done..
Played some more of the Warface beta.. which is very good only noticed it freak out a couple of times which was handy..
Tomorrow off to fix someone’s printer.. Very surreal finding work fixing peoples computers lol..