Wednesday, 31 December 2008

money, money, money...

Well, I can't live in Switzerland and not make some comment on financial matters. Anyway, emptying out my pockets this evening I looked at the pile of francs which included ones from 1965 to 2008. As much as I like the new british designs we just don't have this sense of continuum in the UK - decimalisation (hey, I've never faffed with these old systems), then the shrinking of the 10p etc. I just about remember pound notes (non scottish) but thats it. Is change always a good thing?

Tuesday, 9 December 2008


OK - So I've now been here (.ch) for a week. What's it like so far? well, cold. Snow on the ground all week at the house (900M ASL ~ somewhere between The Cobbler and Ben Lomond). Commute to work takes ~50 mins (after scraping any ice / snow off car) and is presently timed with the sun rising over the alps.

Work -- hectic. YAIM can only do so much. There's a big gap between a barebones install, getting the middleware installed and configured and being able to reliably run a test suite on machines.

Feeling Pumped!

Having just had a day without power, and then going round the site to check everything came back online correctly (including services such a...