I just found this post, written a couple of years ago, languishing in drafts. I can’t quite recall whatever points it was trying to make now but I thought I may as well publish in case it’s useful or interesting to anyone. It’s worth noting that while it refers to Continue reading

Attempt number 5 or 6 to get into the mystery locked room. There had better be treasure!

If you must keep me on hold playing dreary music please don’t keep interrupting to play a recording saying how important my call is and apologise. Every time the music cuts out and I hear a voice I get excited I may be about to speak to a real human…


Reviewing an IT quotation for a school project we’re working on, the specialist has allowed for something listed as an Elmo Visualiser. Sadly, this has little to do with showing a muppet 🙁


I Don’t Feel Itchy

I just realised it’s seven years to the day that I’ve been at EngDesign. As that’s about the time of degree plus maybe I should get more in the habit of describing myself as an engineer rather than a physicist…

Things probably not in the job description: Helping to wind the mechanism of an old cattle market clock.

So UKPN won’t talk to me because I’m not the name on an application form. The name on it is my colleague’s, who is now on holiday for a fortnight. Best advice: Redo the whole thing. #idiots