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All aboard...the night train.

Even though the intent was to sleep all afternoon, I automatically awoke at 6am, and ended up watching the re-run of Match Of The Day - and then pretty much snoozed and stuff. Went to Boots, Argos Extra, Halfords, and Staples. Back to the Hilton and then some more chilling, whilst watching Columbo, a quick meal and off to the store.

My night shift at the client site begun today at 6pm. I'll record my whopping night shift on a regular basis.
  • arrived to find a huge violation of company policy in effect. I had to do the right thing and offer people a chance to explain, nobody I knew was at fault, so I had to thereafter escalate. This is one incident that is going to hit the fan.
  • 8:00 did a bit of a walk around check, and all is well. Music was blaring on the floor, people doing their thang.
  • 10:30 now creating some checksheets for - ahem - the site that Icy and I visited at Xmas! Small world!
  • 11:20 did a walk of the front and back areas. Reminded me heavily of the scary (when I first saw it as a kid) Dawn of the Dead. Spooky.
  • 11.50 unable to stand it anymore, we ordered Dominos, just about made final delivery. 2 GO Decisions were passed. This is good news. Next deadline is at midnight.
  • 1.01 after some pizza and coke, the sugar and carbs are kicking in and things are picking up. Passed another checkpoint, and am now watching the other engineers do stuff with printers. Very interesting, not.
  • 2.45 another walk through, showed that everything was stacked well, and the place is bloody freezing. Have to dash across the car park to the pfs to find out if the printer is working at 4am. That will be freezing.
  • 3.30 two little birds, outside my window, singing sweet songs, a melody pure and true, saying, this is my message to you-oh-hoo. Saw two birds racing through the warehouse. Its cold. This place really is like Dawn of the Dead, full of zombies with red eyes. Bob Marley is awesome.
  • 4.30 its nearly done and dusted. The system is up and running. Wooohoo. Bloody freezing outside though. The PFS was freezing too!
  • 5.00 the users are testing the cutover system.
  • 6.20 the site opens for business, 1hr 40 mins ahead of schedule. Its done. Thank god!
I decide to head home at 10am, a mammoth night shift later. Never again.



  1. Blogger SwissToni says @ 11:40 pm
  2. Blogger B1RDIE Num Num says @ 11:03 am
  3. Blogger SwissToni says @ 11:14 am
    what never?

    ah enough.

    Did I ever tell you about my Match of the Day theorem? I believe there is something hypnotic in the title credits. I can spend all day scrupulously avoiding the day's football results, and can settle down in front of the tv to enjoy the highlights package... only to wake up when the end credits run. I then have to go to ceefax to check the scores. EVERY BLOODY WEEK.

    Look into my eyes. Not around the eyes - into the eyes.....
  4. Blogger Damo says @ 5:22 pm
    You are not alone in your Match Of The Day observation. IT'S THE GOVERNMENT! CONTROLLING OUR MINDS THROUGH FOOTBALL!

    PS. It doesn't help that ITV's experiment with putting the football on at a half-decent time went down so badly. I thought it was a big improvement.

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