Update n' Stuff

Well, since all of my many many fans have requested it, I’m back ;-)

The cold (or whatever it was – has anyone read “The Stand”?) has definitely moved into a chest infection. But that’s where it fell into my cunning trap – having suffered at least 2 chest infections a year for quite some time I am not beaten by it’s measly effects. I’m back and stronger than ever. With a cough.

Well, what can we expect to see? You may, by now, have spotted a change to the smiley theme – these are called Santa Smilies and come from Jason Sutherland. Thanks Jason, you and I don’t know each other, but I like the smilies. Come the New Year I may even post more than once a month. Anything is possible. Naturally, towards the end of the year I will do a round up of 2006, just to get it in perspective.

I will be back from annual leave in January and should be starting my new job. “What new job?”, I hear you say. And we will all now pause while you say it. Thank you. Currently, my role is Operations Manager (not that exact job title, but that’s the role), with resourcing and people management in it. From January, I will be a Service Delivery Manager. Which means that I have (dun dun dunnnnnn) financial responsibility and I also have to keep the service going – which means lots of meetings and hassling the operations managers. So that’ll be fun! :cool:

As of the end of the year, I will be among the last of my group of old friends still unmarried. Which is fine by me.

I had an idea for either a short(-ish) story or a set of short stories that are all interconnected and follow on. Assuming I gather the necessary inspiration, I’ll start working on that.

And, of course, I’ll still be a LinuxQuestions.org moderator and editor and I’ll also continue to contribute to the Infrequently Asked Questions column for Linuxworld.com. Hah, you didn’t realise that I am now a freelance journalist as well, did you?
So that’s all for now folks, riveting stuff I know.

Oh yeah. Household bleach kills 99% of all known germs. And that’s supposed to make us feel safe is it? Ever since I were a lad, they’ve killed 99% of germs, so what’s up with that final 1%? Are they unimportant or are they a breed of super germ; the likes of which could wipe all human life off the face off the Earth? I thin someone should develop a bleach to deal with that final 1% – they could make millions.


Posted on 18 December, 2006, in Generalities, News, Site News. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Oh yeah, I can just see it now: A bottle of bleach that proudly advertises “Kills 1% of germs!”

    You’re not in marketing, are you? πŸ˜‰

    And have no fear – technorati considers you an active blogger with just one post every three months, so you’re still safe on that score πŸ™‚

  2. Yay for Technorati! Even lazy bloggers look lie they’re doing something!

    OK, my ad tag was a bit crap. How about “kills the rest of the germs. The really really strong ones that won’t die“?

    And I have just realised, after looking through some older posts, that post-Chrimbo/Winterval/Festivus/Consumermas all the smilies will revert back to the normal ones, making this post seem a wee bit odd. Oh well.

    Happy Holidays (or whatever) to you all πŸ™‚

  3. Ray, I know you will not let down the fans. As for your story ideas, please do post your stuff in LiteraryForums.org as well. Could have a bit of fun with that. πŸ˜€

  4. Also welcome to the club of freelance journalism. 😎 Let’s ask for a raise now πŸ˜›

  5. Thanks Hari – re: the story: I have a bit of an outline of an idea but it’s the putting it together bit that’s at issue – first or third person? Noir or not? and so on. I like the idea and would read it if someone else wrote it……

    This freelancing bit is pretty cool – nice to see my name in print..erm…on t’internet πŸ˜‰

  6. I didn’t know you were a freelance journalist, Ray πŸ˜› Nice articles, by the way! Best of luck.

    And glad to hear that you’re getting better – we were suffering withdrawal symptoms due to the lack of posts as of late! πŸ˜€

    YouÒ€ℒre not in marketing, are you?


  7. Thanks matey, normal posting will resume shortly. Frankly, I’ve been feeling very drained and have restricted my mindless surfing to work hours only πŸ™‚

    The whole article writing thing is pretty cool and I’m certainly enjoying it.

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