Spent the morning terminating the network in the front room before attacking the Garage in the afternoon, did a pretty decent job of it and used up some of the left over copex (a flexible trunking a bit like the waste pipe on a washing machine) trunking to make it look at least half good.. Then had a cuppa before popping out and doing the office which I promptly tested and it.. WORKED!.. yey!
In between bouts of professionalism I partook in a bit of pyrotechnical inventiveness with the burning of straw and other combustibles, I had done some of this yesterday and boy did it smoke.. But hey no neighbours to complain… and I didn’t see a fire engine so guess it was ok
So the idea is tomorrow to move the server into the Garage, the computers should still be able to access it and it will be in it’s new home, then once the remaining CAT5 modules have arrived I can complete the move of the rest to the office over the week
Played some of the Warface Beta last night and damn its a good looking game.. the AI is a little slow to respond but it handled my flaky connection without too many problems! good fun too.. the difficulty ramps up nicely later on too.
So finally got the cable through to the front room, then had a nightmare trying to get it to the corner as they had placed sections of wood between each joist to give them extra support. In the end used a little rod I bought for 6 quid ages ago from Maplin to do the job, had to remove half the floor in the hallway upstairs and a corner in the bedroom before finding the cable was about 2 inches away from the hole I had drilled downstairs for it to go down!. Anyway popped it down and then closed up the hallway and bedroom so now have a cable that runs from the Garage to the front room where the ADSL is! YEY! tomorrow I will terminate it and tidy it up some more, before testing it to make sure it works.. maybe I should have done this before closing everything up?
Also managed to clean out the chickens and spray the coop before attacking their feet in the evening with some oil based stuff..
Popped out and bought some trunking and sockets, as I will put a couple of sockets in our bedroom at some stage anyway. Tried to find some coving as I removed a small section to get the cable down, only to find that you have to buy a HUGE pack and can’t just buy one! huh?
Then went to bed feeling like poo.. Angel has a cold or flu or something and is terrible too
So waited in for a delivery that was not destined to arrive, just as well as found out in the end I need a lot more CAT5 modules anyway
The Drill bit did arrive in the end though, in a MASSIVE box 600mmx500mmx300mm for one drill bit!!.. MAD!
Anyway used it to go through from the utility room to the Garage, after measuring a couple of times to make sure I wouldn’t drill into the cables on the other side (Amazingly I didn’t!), then it was a case of pulling some of the cable through and stopping for the day as I’m knackered.. Got to sort out the chickens tomorrow as looks like they may have scaly foot
Tried to play army of two 40th day on xbox 360 only to find it jerking like a nutter and driving me mad!! arghhh!!.. Damn you EA!
Some years back when I was working for someone else I grabbed a couple of JetDirect cards for printers that were to be thrown out, as they had changed from HP to something else. Sometimes it pays to keep hold of junk, even if you can think of no use for it straight away, as the architect needed one for his printer which I just happened to have!.. So now have a happy architect and one less bit of junk too
Some more gear arrived today and I managed to get the last section of trunking up, with Angel’s help, then ran in some more cables and got some through the utility room to the kitchen, however it looks like I will need to have a long think about how to move the cable from the kitchen to the corner near the phone point.. Hmm.. Also found that my 450mm drill bit was not long enough to go through into the Garage from the utility room so have ordered a longer one to get that done.
Then took a little trip out in the evening to pick up another arcade addition
Had an email from a company I did some work for in 2012.. seems that I may be of interest to them.. We shall see.. eh? Certainly interesting to hear from them.. Hmmm..
Oh and had the dreaded SPAM email trying to get me to do something terrible to my computer (the companies house one), had some builders around this morning too and they seem to think that doing this conversion to might be easier than we thought!
Got the architect around tomorrow afternoon to look at it and get an idea from him
Popped to see another accountant today and looks like we will be using their services in future as they seem about the same price but are both nearer and happy that we are a simple business as such…
In other news the Office has another bit of trunking up and some of the cabling was started, ended up wiring up the lights as well so they now work (and look pretty good too) the floor is finished and I have put some power points in, although I have now run out of them.. opps..
So this week.. Builders to give us idea about the conservatory, more work in the office.. Struggle to find a route for a cable from the garage to the front room (not looking forward to this beast).
Also need to start thinking about work too.. Probably look to start middle to end of March..
Well got the lights today and pretty good they are too.. been trying to work out how to get them up and where to mount them.. Looks like might be easy enough after all, also got most of the flooring finished, ran out of wood so need to buy one more bit for that tomorrow.
Finally got the network cables across from the garage to the office and into the trunking, now all I need to do is start running wires through the trunking and get some power on, before moving into the garage at some stage next week to run the cables through to the front room of the house.. No idea how I’m going to do that though at the moment..
Off to see some accountants tomorrow too.. and sort out the TV upstairs.. The remote doesn’t seem to work very well which is DAMN annoying..
Well not much going to happen today or tomorrow as my arms are still hurting.. Think I have torn some muscles when I put the flooring down
So spent the day chilling, had to move part of the fence that is around the pond after it fell to bits (looks like not going to be a fence there after all then)… Tomorrow going to finally go get the lights that Angel saw two weeks ago lol.. Although they will be cheaper as 15% off this weekend
Watched War Horse in the evening.. very sad film in places but well worth a watch..
With any luck I will get the network cable(s) sorted from the garage to the office tomorrow.. And possibly finish off the flooring too.. Also Angel will give me a hand with the trunking (it’s very long, the trunking that is.. oh dear).
I will get some pictures of it before we start to move in
Well today finally got Angel’s prezzie working again, the fruit-machine had a faulty PSU which when replaced fired up perfectly YEY!
Also popped out for a meal.. Oh dear.. wasn’t much fun, I guess lots of people had the same idea it being the 14th and all.. Ended up waiting 15 minutes for our drinks, 35 minutes for the starters which sat for 5 minutes plus under heat lamps and then only 10 for the main.. of which the chips seemed to be a mix of cooked three or four times and uncooked.. So I ended up eating the burger (and only the burger not the bun, or extras).. Very disappointing.. So that’s the last time we visit Frankie and Benny’s in Spalding I’m afraid I suspect we won’t be the only one’s they have lost though as witnessed some terrible service and mix ups.. Hell yes they were busy but what a complete mess!
Got back and didn’t really do much else.. felt so tired.. Ordered some CAT5 cable (as run out) a pump for the soak away.. Watched some Telly.. And Bleach.. Arms still killing me and pain killers not really have much effect.. Think I really did too much with them the other day
I lay awake for awhile last night not happy with the trunking in the office and the way I had a damn gap near the corner.. ended up getting Angel to help me and replaced the section, will reuse the other bit on the back wall anyway so no loss. Ended up with one side done and half the back wall as well.
Tried to get some solvent for the plastic trunking.. couldn’t find it anywhere.. Hmm..
Ordered another corner for the trunking and tried to fit the catenary which pulled right out of the wall.. ARGHH.. Anyway drilled a larger hole for the cable and trunking so not much more to do until I can get the catenary wire up and secure.
Angel has the chickens trained (or do they have her trained) they now run up to her expecting treats whenever she appears outside.. very funny..
Popped out for a meal in the evening too at the Chinese (which isn’t so local any more).. Was nice meal too
Not up to much tomorrow out to see about some wood and a meal and that’s pretty much it.. Damn my arms are KILLING me.. stabbing in the joints is starting to drive me nuts..