Archive for July, 2010

Uplifting conversations

I went to see my parents today and we had a very good conversation. They’ve reached the conclusion that I take too long to make decisions. Or that I keep changing my mind. I realised the same thing a while ago, and have been trying to make good decisions quicker. Unfortunately, a lot of my decision-making has been affected by money. Or more accurately, lack of money! 😀

Feeling better today

My cold is slowly going away. One of my friends came to see me and I took her to my favourite Thai restaurant in Camden. It’s called NW1. We had a really nice time. Friends are important. Especially close ones.

Start of day sad, end of day happy

I woke up in the middle of the night, and kept coughing and coughing, so I couldn’t go back to sleep. 😦 I felt ill and I was too tired to go to work, so I stayed at home.

I tried to book an appointment to see my doctor, but was told the surgery was fully booked. 😦 I then phoned my HR dept, and asked them to send any relevant emails to my personal email address.

I had applied for a vacant position in our Telephony team and had been called to two interviews. Unfortunately, they sent me an email today, saying that I hadn’t been given the job because “I didn’t have the technical skills required for the position”. -> not happy 😦

However, the console (rollover) cable I had ordered yesterday arrived today. Warning – this post is about to get geeky and technical!

I needed the console cable to connect to the four Cisco 2514 routers a friend had given to me. I connected to one of the routers and tried to configure it. It took me all day, and I got frustrated quite a few times. -> not happy 😦

Eventually, I connected to the router’s console port from my PC, but connected to the AUI port (via a tranceiver) from my MacBook Pro.

I told you it was about to get technical!!! I also had to upgrade the IOS on the router (I got the IOS from my flatmate), and I did that using some software called TftpServer on my mac. I was sooo happy when I saw all those exclamation marks that indicate the IOS is being upgraded properly!

It took a lot of internet surfing to get to this point, but it was definitely worth it. I’m still on course to learn how to become a proper network engineer. I also ordered the new Cisco SWITCH textbook. I have until 28th October this year to take the exam, but I plan to take it much earlier.

Ok – so to sum up this day, start of day “sad“, end of day “happy“! In fact, “very happy!” 😀 😀 😀

I’m ill

I knew I shouldn’t have gone to work today. I thought I would get better by taking some paracetamol, but that didn’t work. I didn’t want to get worse, so I left work after just an hour. I came home and went to bed, so I feel a bit better now. I will go to bed early to make sure I am okay tomorrow.

Post-it update

I took my post-it notes into work today and drew my characters and doodles on them, instead of drawing on random pieces of paper. I’m not the first, but I will become the best. Good night!

I am sooo tired!

It serves me right though, for sleeping 5 hours last night and the night before. I’m going to bed now, so I’ll be able to sleep for an extra hour. I need it too! I’m coming down with a cold!

The new Sherlock Holmes is amazing!

Much better than the new Dr Who, to be honest! There, I said it. It needed to be said. The new series called Sherlock on BBC 1 is exactly what the new Dr Who was supposed to be, but sadly isn’t. And to think they were both created by the exceptionally talented Steve Moffat.

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