The “Oh Shit” kit

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Had a request from someone who wanted to know what was actually inside my “Oh Shit” kit (as mentioned in my “Looking back on *the* wedding” post)…which makes sense. I really should’ve provided this in the first place! So, to elaborate, my own personal “Oh Shit” kit contained the following (and it was all contained in a small makeup bag… Read more »

Looking back on *the* wedding

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So, as you would all know, back in October 2013, Alex and I got hitched. It was pretty darn awesome. A fair bit of my inspiration came from an amazing website called Offbeat Bride and as they had a section for submitting your wedding, once it was all done and dusted, I jumped at the chance. Well, they published my… Read more »

Letting go by learning how to delegate. It’s harder than it looks!

So I recently had a situation where I was required to delegate. Woah, was this harder than expected. The job in question was something I’d been working on for a while – it hadn’t been able to receive my full attention as it hadn’t yet had the full thrust of any management “This is important” pushed onto me. So it… Read more »

Quiet times – things to do when you’ve “got time”

One of the things that all sysadmins *LOVE* to be able to say is “It’s so quiet, I’m bored, there’s nothing to do”. In my organisation, the ‘Q’ word and the ‘B’ word are never to be mentioned. They will bring down the wrath of whatever from high atop the thing (kudos to those who get that quote, by the… Read more »

How did I get where I am in IT?

UPDATED – May 2019 Spurred on by reading a similar blog post on Adam Fowlers blog (go have a read: How did you get into I.T.?) I decided to do a post of my own about how I ended up where I am today. I’m relatively lucky in that I wanted to know from a fairly early age what I… Read more »

Yuletide Greeting Merry Christmas & Happy Festivus

Just a short one today! I hope you all have a wonderful day with family, friends, food, feasting, fun and most of all love and laughter. Wishing you all a very happy day (or days, for those of you lucky enough to have time off at this time of year!) and a very joyous New Year. Here’s to hoping 2014… Read more »

Screw News Years Resolutions – I’m going to give 30 before 30 a go!

So, my New Years Resolutions for 2013 didn’t go down as well as planned. Quite a few of the major ones failed *spectacularly* (if I do say so myself…you can read all about it here). So instead of duplicating the same fabulousness in 2014, I have decided to change tack. I have decided that instead of New Years Resolutions, I’m… Read more »

2013 Resolutions…an update on the year that was.

So back at the beginning of this year, I stupidly went and made some New Years Resolutions (you can read the original post here). Looking back, I was optimistic and full of enthusiasm…and then the year wore on, and things got in the way, and plans got made that weren’t on the list (read: holy shit WEDDING!) which meant that… Read more »

An update to ‘Admitting your mistakes…and quickly’

(This is an update to a post I made about admitting your mistakes, which you can read here!) As some of you who read this may be aware, I recently posted on Twitter about an exceptionally bad day I had at work. I had a MAJOR screw up. This isn’t the kind of screw up you can brush under the… Read more »

The wedding ring saga

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As those of you know, I had a rather unfortunate incident regarding the ordering of my wedding ring. Now, I’m not a bridezilla – I’ve been extremely calm through this whole process, I’ve maintained my composure because, after all, it’s just more day in our lives. Sure it’s an important one, but it’s just one day. The ring, however, has… Read more »