Can’t dance – no pain, no gain, no show
Jump to the beat all night don’t roll

Howdy partners, Good week? I do hope so. Fun with Wipe Boards I was about to type: ‘do you find yourself bored in meetings?’ But really that’s a stoopid(tm) question really. So, before you enter the 10th circle of hell, to help pass the time, why not turn up a little early and write down some outsourcing terms on the whiteboard or on the flip charts? Chuck in some random percentages, a graph or three and include words like key staff attrition, customer return index, Capita vs Prometa vs Offshoring, OCP retention, projected staff losses, chainsaw cull, etc. You can also do similar things for companies who are MS / *nix / Netware houses. Just pick your favourite opposing technology company and jot down […]

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‘Blood, sweat and tears really don’t matter,
Just the things that you do in this garden’

Hi folks, How’s it going? There goes another a week… Monday, what a drag Despite the ropey pun, the week got off to a good start. I had a meeting out of town so rather than head straight into the office, I thought I’d try a few outfits out at home. In particular, I was wondering what I should wear on my feet for the line dancing at the next Chams meeting. Flats? Don’t own any. Heels? Could be tricky. Boots? Possibly. After a quick practice dance to Queen’s Crazy Little Thing, I decided on the shoes, not the boots. I also tried (re-tried?) the footless tights look. Yeah, so it’s a look that’s really going to date, but what […]

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‘I can see it in my own reflection,
Something funny’s going on inside my mind’

Hey everyone, How’s life? Well I hope. I’m slacking. I’ve sloped off from the office to hide out in the Staff kitchen. No email client. The mobile’s on silent and my desk telephone is switched to voicemail. Just me, the lapop and a cup of herbal tea. Yeah, it’s sooo rock and roll eh? I know I should really be doing some work right now, but honestly, I really don’t give a monkey’s. I guess it’s a bit like stuffing your face full of cake. Deep down you know that the consequence is that you’re not going to be able to fit in your kegs (translation: trousers) but at the time you just want cake. So it is with slacking. […]

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“Paint your fingernails at night / Style you hair in the bathroom light”

Hey y’all. Another week draws to a close eh? Time for another Friday night brain-splurge into the blog hive mind 🙂 They came. They saw. They had Chinese food. So Transpocalypse 2 (working title: Opus Dey Do, Don’t Do Don’t Dey) has been and gone. I’ve been reading the posts about those that went and it seems everyone had a good time. Meeting new folk is always nice (well, unless they’re armed and dangerous). Liverpool was just too far for me this year, plus I don’t think going away for 2 days would have gone down too well. I’m not disappointed (no, really) as there will be other times. I was too late for the Birmingham shindig being a Janey-come-lately […]

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‘See the animal in his cage that you built / Are you sure what side you’re on?’

Hey kids… How’s it going? Jaysus, what a week… I’m glad that’s over and it’s the weekend. Woo-hoo! Not only that but it’s Transpocalypse too. Sadly, I won’t be going this year (family commitments), but you never know do you. To those of you going, have a good time and stay safe! Winter’s passed, spring and fall What is it with us humans and anniversaries? On Thursday, 27th January 2006 I pulled up outside a community centre in Arnold. I grabbed my rucksack off the back seat and headed inside. I was met by a nice lady who welcomed me to the group and told me where I could get changed. Thirty or fourty minutes later I’d packed my male stuff […]

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