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I see the boffins have been fiddling with LJ again. I suddenly have a 'My LJ'-page, the point of which escapes me for the present, and an 'Insert...'-menu on my Update page -- now that, I can get used to! But still, why fix a thing when it ain't broke?

Speaking of which, I'm getting my camera exchanged. I thought I'd have to beg, threaten and cajole, but all it took was saying I worked for HP myself and therefore knew what I was talking about when I complained that my M417 wasn't up to scratch, and the person on the other end went "No problem, we'll exchange it. Where would you like to pick it up from?". Easy peasy. They weren't as helpful as all this when my mum's PC gave up the ghost two days after the warranty on it expired...jerked her around for 2 months before I managed to sort it with one phone call...hey! maybe it's not such a bad thing working for HP after all!

Because work for HP, I still do. It turned out that the couple of weeks HR were willing to give me in order for me to make up my mind got shortened to just one, and they needed an answer today. So I wimped out and said I'd like another chance please. Jobsworth then had the gall to actually congratulate me on my choice. I smiled demurely, inwardly chanting my mantra "two more months, two more months". How's that old Spanish proverb go again? Debajo de mi manto, mato al Rey? Something like that.

In closing, I had been looking forward to seeing the new drama series Rome. However, having seen the first episode, I feel decidedly blah about it.


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Nov. 3rd, 2005 10:11 pm (UTC)
I see the boffins have been fiddling with LJ again.

Don't really see the point either. I'd much rather see what my post looked like before I sent it. :)
Nov. 4th, 2005 06:11 am (UTC)
:D -- that's what 'Preview' is there for. (Yeah, I don't use it enough, either!).
Nov. 4th, 2005 10:01 am (UTC)
No, preview doesn't really do the job properly either. You still don't get exactly what you're going to get in your post. Just makes life that little bit harder for us dyslexics, but then who cares? :(
Nov. 4th, 2005 04:18 pm (UTC)
Well erm...you do, obviously! ;-)
Nov. 4th, 2005 04:22 pm (UTC)
Yes, sorry, I'm quite pee'd off about it. Nice of you to notice. ;)
Nov. 3rd, 2005 10:23 pm (UTC)
Two more months less a day now :)

You need a big calender so you can put a nice, satisfying cross through each day as you survive the git and move closer to freedom.

Keep smiling - it'll scare the s**t out of him.
Nov. 4th, 2005 06:23 am (UTC)
Good idea about the calendar! I'll look into it.

But with my luck, I may just find that at the end of the two months, there's no voluntary redundancy or my group after all. My source seems pretty convinced there will be, but I'm never that lucky, and all my life's choices are invariably the wrong ones...except for LJ, of course!
Nov. 3rd, 2005 10:43 pm (UTC)
Insert menu? I hope they're only from Michelin approved establishments.

>>I wimped out and said I'd like another chance please

Think of the (possible) money.
Nov. 4th, 2005 06:16 am (UTC)
Think of the (possible) money.

That's what I'm doing. But it's the 'possible' bit that worries me. What if the bastard has another trick up his sleeve?

Oh well, I suppose I can always concentrate on finding another job while I'm still in this one if the redundancy turns out to be a pipe dream...or I can get myself sacked if I'm really desperate!
Nov. 4th, 2005 08:05 am (UTC)
I suppose every path is a bit of a gamble at the moment. At least he'll be moving on.
Nov. 4th, 2005 04:17 pm (UTC)
Not soon enough for my liking...
Nov. 3rd, 2005 11:05 pm (UTC)
Hang in there. And I hope Jobsworth develops something really painful that keeps him out of the office. Like boils.
Nov. 4th, 2005 06:17 am (UTC)
And I hope Jobsworth develops something really painful that keeps him out of the office. Like boils.

Hee! I'll drink to that!
Nov. 3rd, 2005 11:54 pm (UTC)
The "My LJ" thing is handy for looking up birthdays, as the promised birthday reminders have never worked for me. Also you get a picture of a goat in a range of outfits including fairy lights.

"Rome" was a bit bleh, from what I could see.
Nov. 4th, 2005 06:20 am (UTC)
I've always relied on the Birthday page to keep track of them -- that is, if I can remember to look it up (when's yours?). But I must admit, the picture of Frank the Goat in different costumes holds some appeal...;-)
Nov. 4th, 2005 05:43 pm (UTC)
Mine's 27th january, thanks for asking. The Goat in costume is very cool, especially the Santa hat.
Nov. 4th, 2005 01:53 am (UTC)
I've found that Rome gets better as it goes on, but I'm not as wildly into it as I have been other HBO shows.
Nov. 4th, 2005 06:24 am (UTC)
I think I will keep watching, for another episode at least, but it really didn't strike me as all that different, or more historically accurate than Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, e.g.
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