thread All glamour today
Off to Chelmsford to tell at Greater Anglia management about bikes.

Which means the 0704 from Cambridge North
permalink I've got new glasses
I can see. And I can see everything very closely and in tiny detail...

[edit] more importantly, it's my 10th wedding anniversary today. sheesh.
permalink congrats for meeting your contractual obligations
permalink I didn't want to let the Uttlesford district registrar down
permalink Good man.
permalink Hang on, what?
You're only contractually obliged to see out 10 years?
permalink No, til death.
new_matt has been meeting his contractual obligations for a decade.
permalink to be honest I can't remember what I agreed to
I should have got it in writing.
permalink I've just been invited to the CofE Labs Live event
which is a day long churchy hackathon. I've very excited.
permalink backdoor to heaven?
permalink +1
permalink Good choice
Psychic TV are playing there tonight*!

*well, last night, but it's still last night there
permalink i really can't stomach genesis these days
permalink I am in Newark airport terminal B
I cannot say I recommend it.
permalink right, my go
Guess the airport. For extra credit, guess which car parking I had to book because work are paying.
permalink Heathrow, Terminal 5
Business Parking to use the pods


Luton, long stay all the way round the back of the fucking airport, in sight of the planes but a lengthy shuttle bus ride away
permalink yes, one of those
permalink it's the shitty
latter one, yes?
permalink very much so
cattle class Wizz air. Nice.
permalink Waves*
I am in Luton today, having just landed from my overnight flight to Heathrow.

But just for a meeting... Now I desperately need my bed.
permalink I'd forgotten how grim it is
what a dump.
permalink Stansted has been degrading so long I now
Feel Luton is surprisingly less shit than I expect... But still shit obviously.

They are also building some sort of improved link from the train station which will hopefully speed things up.

And the new Marriott courtyard is nice looking.
permalink to be fair
for a small place it wasn't that awful. Luton itself is, and when they've finished building it can only be better, but there's nowhere to sit!
permalink I'm just not doing anything like as much travel these days
My airport time is massively reduced.

Dubai and Hong Kong in January though.

Until then, it's the train to Birmingham every week or two plus the Scotland runs...
permalink this is very much the exception to the norm
San Francisco was the first time I've been away to work in years, this is a whistle stop conference trip for 48 hours.
permalink Man, I could do with getting out of teh fucking office.
I've had three site visits in 13 years.

My CAD monkey partner and I (we're both Associates) had to throw our toys out of the pram tonight, at the end of a 12.5hr day, telling the fuckers who 'run' my team just how much more draughting work had to be done by deadline tonorrow. So we're just going to put out GAs, 31 of them, and the other 126 drawings - details, elevs, splayer plans, member schedules - and the 3d models, have been postponed for a week. We went into the meeting refusing to issue anything at all, which was our way of getting them to think they were getting a concession out of us when we agreed to their requests for GAs which are almost ready anyway.

I quite enjoyed playing Nice CAD Tech and Nasty CAD Tech. Guess which one I was. Go on, guess.
permalink Hmm, let me think...
permalink I spent too much of today on sites
Fortnum and Mason at Royal Exchange and 100 Bishopsgate. The latter involved climbing way too many stairs.

I have some crap to do that I hate, trying to wrangle the worst lighting control gadget I’ve ever tried to use, which is preventing me from getting to working on a fucking huge station that needs to happen very quickly.

Saw a great private screening of a film about neon signs tonight though...
permalink Did these neon signs say things like
permalink Some of them did!
It was a fantastic litte documentary. Absolutely loved it.

permalink I assume they featured gods own junkyard in walthamstow
(and i take it you've been there right??)
permalink The film is mostly about America
and the history of neon rather than now. A lot of it is black and white!

I still haven't got to GOJ when it's open!
permalink That is the best time to go
permalink The only times I find myself in Walthamstow are when we come to see you two!
Must make a special trip.
permalink Or you meet us there
We will wait in the pub opposite
permalink We should arrange this sometime
Leave it with me.