Friday, February 02, 2007

Well its hit me, im blue about work knew it was going to happen eventually, but I didn’t know it would happen so quickly, technical issues are starting to be resolved, ftp starting to work properly, and the over zealous IT dept. take away my access and the ability to do my job as there insisting we all use personalized log-ins, none of which have any of the access requirements that we need to do our job.

But its hit me today with so many people leaving pushed or jumping or having issues with contracts, and with the meeting yesterday with the non denial denials and non affirmation affirmations, going 24hrs looming ive started to look at rosters and the possibility of 4am starts with no new staff. its all looking bleak.

The mood of the media desk is black, there is a general feeling that were just not appreciated for what we do, we often do jobs that are well beyond our pay grade, and often act as first and second line support to the newsroom, we also diagnose and fix many technical problems despite it not being our responsibility, yet receiving passwords to PCs is apparently not our jurisdiction, in fact one password to one of the Video over IP client has been lost and no-one knows what it is, if they had trusted us with it we could have sorted the issue relatively easily.

On the good side – ive found somewhere that’s hosting the Battlestar series 3’s on the web rather than as P2P so ive started to get my fix, and believe me this series is SWEET

Had a lovely evening lastnight with MASH on the old box and a few beers – good night.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

from a work email - names removed

>message begins> Dear Colleagues & Friends,

Al-Hamid Lil Allah, Thanks to Allah All Mighty I have just gotten married Tuesday night & wish to on this occasion send you all a small token of the celebration.

Please except my humble gesture of sweets it will be passed out by the service staff as we speak.

Marriage is a religious duty and is consequently a moral safeguard as well as a social necessity. Islam does not equal celibacy with high "taqwa" / "Iman". The prophet has also said, "Marriage is my tradition who so ever keeps away there from is not from amongst me".

Will hopefully, get a chance to invite you to the wedding as soon as a date is set.


i have a few coments

1) what is with this getting married and tot yet married thing? secondly why spam me with it --> ive never met the chap and i dont really care wether he gets married or not

2) what is with the sanctimonious lecture about the social neccisity of marrage and quoting allah at me before ive had my coffee, irrespective of celebacy or not.

this email spam has annoyed me no end, i dont spam my collegues on the basis i havent gotten laid and then quoet nizche at them

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

a couple of days off, shoping and tings 1st day, vilagio has opened another section, photos below

Huge italinate architecture, and a gondala pond all around the new section

and day 2 day off, beach near durkan: lovley wild flimingos, and beautiful wild life, off road for 10 mins or so to get to a deserted beach.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Well another quiet day in the office, not much going on, had my review with my boss, passed with colours, just launched the first bulletin of the day.

A few things that amused me today –

The Russians are back up to par with their spying trickery & wet work, whoever put this one together had a sense of humor/irony, giving a Russian a radio active teapot in a British hotel.

Kosher porn flick in copyright dispute-

From what I understand there is a copyright dispute from the Kosher council over an unlicensed use of the kosher symbol on a pro Israeli porn tape. Ignore the politics and the blatant copyright rip-off. Oh the irony of blogging this from a wahabbist state.