Business woman

15 12 2008

ipod touchThis is done. I bought a new mp3 player: the iPod Touch 32 GB. Why?
Funny enough, it is not even for the music that I decided to buy it… These past 2 weeks, I have been organising lots of stuff for my weekends and I also learnt that 3 of friends are getting married โ€“ and I am invited to 2 of the hen party. I canโ€™t say I am a business woman but I am obviously planning a lot! And you know me, always sending emails for dinner, trip or party. I am using Google Agenda at the moment. It is really powerful and I am happy with it but the problem is that during the day, I donโ€™t have access to it. I tried to use a real agenda on paper but I always forgot to update it or to bring it with me. And that is how I forgot about events I planned a while ago…

I thought the solution would have been a smartphone. Last week I checked the offers, but the pay as you go mobile weren’t nice and I can’t upgrade my mobile with Orange as I have only been with them for 12 months and I am on a 18 months basis contract. I also discovered the iPhone but it is only sold here with O2… and I don’t want to change my network as yet… So the solution, the iPod Touch. It is the same than the iPhone but it doesn’t do phone! ๐Ÿ˜›

It is amazing what it can do. I didn’t want an iPod as I don’t like iTunes but I have to say, I am impressed. I can import/sync my contact from Gmail, connect to Internet/Facebook/Weather broadcast on WiFi, manage my Agenda (sync it with Outlook if you use it), and listen to your MP3s. Good stuff.


Thanks WP

11 12 2008

Song of the day: Around the World by the Daft Punk

WordPress has just changed the interface.ย  Everything is all over the place but on the same screen, thank you WP! ๐Ÿ˜›


Someone touched my computer

20 11 2008

Song of the day: When you were young by the killers

laptopWho the f***k dared touching my laptop?! Thatโ€™s the first thing I though when I saw the battery plugged! I always leave it without battery and use it on AC power. Am I a real geek to notice this kind of things? Am I a real geek to be upset? I donโ€™t know, but when I launch firefox and all my tabs have disappeared because the person who used it didnโ€™t click save or delete them all, that is where I get furious and then realize that it isnโ€™t a big dealโ€ฆ I am not that bad but I think I am still a geek regards to that! ๐Ÿ˜›

Sorry, I am upset these days… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

By the way, this week end I go to Milan with a friend. More photos are coming! ๐Ÿ™‚ Our only issue is that the temperature will be between -4 and 4 during 3 daysโ€ฆ. I am not used to that anymore. ๐Ÿ˜€

banks and computers

25 10 2008

And guess what? I am working. I am at my desk front of my 2 screens, it is 11am and I have been here since 7:15 and I will be here for a lot longer… We got too many works to do on our servers and we need to be extra careful these days because of what’s happening on the exchange. All our servers have been rebooted because Windows Updates have been applied so we have to restart 50 servers, put the passwords for the frive mappings, log on all the apps. We are going to carry few upgrades, password change, …

Some work are done because they’re moving our support offshore to Bengalore. We have people over from India here with us and we need to train them to do our job. Banks are trying to cut the prices because we are too expensive in London! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ And because of the credit crunch, they told all our contractors that their wages will be reduced by 10%: take itย or leave it. No exception will be made… Thing is, we are already so streched that it is difficult for them to sack us, permanent employees but because it is harder now to get a job in banking, they still canย hit the contractors! Bastards! But I am sure their bonuses won’t be that much affected, only ours…

j’en peux plus

8 07 2008

Song of the day: Bloody Sunday by U2

In random order, yesterday I worked on my hard drive and came to the conclusion that the master boot is fucked up, today I worked 12 f**king hours, one of my colleagues confirmed also my theory about my mp3 player, I am knackered, I booked ticket for the 1st of August to go see my friend for the 2nd time in Liverpool! and that will be all for today.

MP3 player

3 07 2008

Song of the day: Mockingbird by Taj Mahal

I am not an exception, I have a mp3 player that I use everyday in the transport to help me have nice journeys in the tube. Mine is an Archos GMini XS100 3GB. It is completely enough for the time I use it. My battery lasts 1 or more week with at least 2 hours of listening per day. I always listen till death of it. 3GB allows me to have a large enough choice of music as I don’t use it as storage – I have hard drives for that. In one word, it is PERFECT!

The only problem is that I have had it for now 2 years and when I plug it in on my USB port, it gets charged but I can’t delete/add files on it!! It shows me an empty disk and I can’t change anything. So I always listen to the same music: old ones!!!!!

I have just sent an email to the Technical Support but I am sure they are gonna get back to me saying that it would cost more than a new one… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ So I am having a look at the offer on the market of the portable mp3 hard drive player…. other than iPod as I would like not to have one to do like everybody!!! But it seems hard to find. Creative seems to offer nice products but I don’t know. Any advice?

blackberry toi mรชme ! :P

19 06 2008

Song of the day: Sunnyroad by Emiliana Torrini

Monday, my colleague forgot the team’s blackberry. So I had to carry it for the night and be on call. We also have remote access to our workstation from our personal computer through a VPN. I think that is the worst thing that could happen. I received an email at 22:00 for an issue that I had to look into and this finished at 12:00 by my last email. My colleague usually gets called at 4:00am by users in Sydney. Luckily this didn’t happen to me. But tonight, because he was driving, he asked me to check another one. Blackberry + remote access = devil’s tools!!! I can’t understand people who wants a blackberry because for me it means being reachable 24/7 for work!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

PS: Tomorrow, I leave for Corfu for a week so I won’t be able to post anything. Be patient and don’t worry, I will be back! ๐Ÿ™‚