Friday, December 31, 2004

The Managed Desktop

Consult with colleague/s.

Thursday, December 30, 2004

Start thinking practically

What would a 'big bang' involve?
- uninstalling the Novell client
- uninstalling any applications which run from Bio-Srv0
- removing
- printers queued via Bio-Srv0
- connecting to SciEng1
- home directories
- team space
- printers

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Blogging towards freedom

Step by step.

Desperate. Stuck. We need to find a way forward and upward. We need to be honest.

(1) There is no way that 1000 Biology PCs can be moved to the Managed Desktop by Easter.

(2) I haven't a present for Uncle Eddie, or for Granny.

(3) Attending the Men's Prayer Breakfast would mean not walking to the shops to buy bread, or cooking breakfast for myself and the kids.

(4) I can't afford to buy a decent portable CD player.

That'll do for now.

Christmas Day
Joy, excitement, adrenalin, respect, plenty, initiative - a few of the positives to emerge to-day.

Christmas Eve
What is 'the meaning of Christmas'? Is it that we have just turned a corner - the winter solstice? The longest night of the year has passed - but only careful measurement will reveal this truth.

Or are we remembering the birth of a baby boy - an apparently insignificant event, but which would prove to have been the hinge of history?


Sunday, December 12, 2004

The CCLASP Christmas Party
Tired, tired, tired ...

Not really wanting to party, party, party ... but here I am ...

Marking the passage of the years - we were here one year ago, little imagining what was about to hit us.

Saturday, December 11, 2004

I feel like a fish out of water; in a bar, on a Sunday afternoon, waiting for a waiter to bring me a coffee. And waiting for the party to return from the pantomime ...