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Moonhunter

After days of research, finally hit the button and ordered my first high spec computer :)
Apr 24 2017 04:36 PM
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    Moonhunter
    Well, we have three SSDs in the house, one not much in use. There's no comparison between an SSD and an HDD. However, the best use is to run the OS. In a desktop, there's no point using an SSD for the stuff HDDs do as well, such as being the heavy lifting of data storage. Otherwise the SSD will wear out more quickly. So I'd advocate a 128Gb SSD as drive 'C' in a PC, with HDD main storage.
    Apr 27 2017 09:34 AM
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    Freydis
    What OS will you run on it?
    Apr 28 2017 09:20 PM
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Ellinas

And... it's back to work tomorrow... Aaargh
Apr 23 2017 04:13 PM
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    Moonhunter
    :(
    Apr 24 2017 05:34 AM
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    Ellinas
    It was... indescribable...
    Apr 24 2017 09:11 PM
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Moonhunter

in the middle of revising my website. What a slog!
Apr 07 2017 05:35 PM
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    Ellinas
    Oh, come now. You retired people need something to keep you out of mischief...
    Apr 17 2017 09:17 PM
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    Moonhunter
    Lol! Anyway, it's done :)
    Apr 17 2017 09:25 PM
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    Ellinas
    Ah - the other benefit of retirement. Time...
    And yes, I'm still jealous!!!
    Apr 17 2017 09:29 PM
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Ellinas

Holidays! 4 nights in... Burton on Trent!!!
Apr 07 2017 04:34 PM
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    Freydis
    Uh? My mother lives in B-o-T and although it's a pleasant enough town, it's never struck me as a holiday destination. Unless you're seriously into beer that is?
    Apr 08 2017 07:46 PM
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    Ellinas
    Got a number of National Trust properties and the southern end of the Peak district in easy striking distance.
    Apr 12 2017 09:41 PM
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Pomona

Had an absolutely amazing couple of days in London seeing the Cursed Child and doing the Harry Potter Studio tour. Absolutely magical.
Mar 31 2017 05:32 PM
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    Ellinas
    You saw the cursed child...??? And how was the little devil?
    Apr 01 2017 09:00 PM
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    Pomona
    Seriously warped :D
    Apr 05 2017 06:05 PM
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Ellinas

Oh well - an hour less sleep tonight. Welcome, knackeration...
Mar 25 2017 10:31 PM
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    Maeve
    Hope today hasn't been too exhausting in the sunshine!
    Mar 26 2017 06:14 PM
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    Ellinas
    Mrs E has been on form - tiring me out with a walk on the canal
    Mar 26 2017 06:44 PM
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Pomona

Thrilled and overwhelmed: got a post at a promoted level yesterday!
Mar 22 2017 06:48 AM
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    Ember Autumn Rose
    Well done!! :) x
    Mar 25 2017 05:04 AM
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    Freydis
    Congratulations! That's really great news!
    Mar 26 2017 08:23 PM
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    Freydis
    Congratulations! That's really great news!
    Mar 26 2017 08:23 PM
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Pomona

I've started doing a 9-day fortnight at work, taking every 2nd Monday off (today is one) and it's absolutely bloody wonderful :-D
Mar 20 2017 07:55 AM
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    Reverend Nick
    How does it work? I'd be interested to know from a union perspective. Although we have a flexi time scheme it is very easy to over run your limit of 14 hours banked per month.

    Mar 20 2017 04:18 PM
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    Pomona
    We don't have an upper limit on our flexi - well, we do but it's not enforced because we have a smaller workforce and everyone recognises that people have to put in longer hours to get the work done with fewer people. We can take a maximum of 4 flexi days per month so can accumulate just over 29hrs.
    Mar 20 2017 06:45 PM
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    Moonhunter
    At one point I worked for a team based at Somerset House. It was a small unit with a heavy workload. We generally vied with each other as to who had the most carry forward. 100 was the starting point. That stopped with the mad G6. If you asked him how much he carried forward, he would answer in days, not hours.
    Mar 20 2017 08:21 PM
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Maeve

Sadly, we are selling our home ... I've posted some details in my blog should anyone be interested in buying in Norfolk ....
Mar 15 2017 01:13 PM
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Reverend Nick

Very interesting link on the banner about PI - I never knew they had a PI Day. I was going to go to the butchers anyway today to buy a different kind of pie. Spooky or what? It must be something to do with the occult ;-)
Mar 14 2017 02:24 PM
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    Ellinas
    An occult pie? Is that the one with the impenetrable crust and the dark, murky interior?
    Mar 15 2017 10:08 PM
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Ember Autumn Rose

So, my dissertation is due on the 3rd. I should probably start and finish writing it ASAP.
Mar 06 2017 10:25 PM
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    Moonhunter
    yep. that sounds like a good idea. :)
    Mar 07 2017 09:59 AM
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Reverend Nick

Tried my hand at preserving lemons today - for tagine cookery.
Mar 04 2017 10:37 PM
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Isrith

Changing my blog settings. Or trying to, haha. Feel stupid that I've had to call for technical help. Gah! haha
Mar 04 2017 09:05 AM
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    Ellinas
    Technical stuff can be a truly bewildering web - so no need to feel stupid!!!
    Mar 04 2017 10:24 PM
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    Nomis
    Pah! it is a different language which most of us haven't got got the foggiest what it means. At least you asked for help, goodfor you
    Mar 05 2017 03:59 PM
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Pomona

Having a lovely birthday in the land of fire and ice :)
Feb 20 2017 04:54 PM
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    Nomis
    Hope your birthday (doesn't) go with a bang!! I dunno standing on a live volcanic island....sheeesh
    Feb 28 2017 10:20 PM
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    Veggie dancer
    Hope you had a wonderful time :)
    Mar 01 2017 08:56 AM
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    Isrith
    Oooooh!!! did you go to the Museum of Sorcery? It's a place I really want to see.
    Mar 04 2017 09:06 AM
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Pomona

Headed to Iceland tomorrow for birthday treat. Having purchased thermals, coat that keeps you warm to -40, new walking boots etc, they're experiencing the tail of that Caribbean front that's moving up from the south so not only am I unlikely to see the northern lights, I'm going to be significantly overdressed... gah...
Feb 18 2017 07:28 PM