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It seemed like a good idea at the time...

In Edinburgh this week for a little bit of course presenting. Flew up from Exeter on Monday night...

Went out for dinner after the course with Milky, an old friend from Plymouth office and his girlfriend and little brother Andrew, who suffers from a genetic condition so rare, it's named after him. Milky let slip that he has been on The Weakest Link (yet to be broadcast), but was the second person eliminated.

Decided to go home by train rather than fly back. The logic and business case behind this was that despite being more expensive than flying (actually, a LOT more expensive) and taking an entire day, I would be able to do a normal day's work on the train. If I flew, I'd probably spend half a day travelling and not be able to do any work during that time. Makes sense, you see. I have a creakingly large Outlook inbox and I wanted to clear it before I take two weeks off.

Problem was that when the train turned up, it wasn't one of the regular Voyager trains which have electricity sockets at every seat, but an old, unrefurbished 125 with no electricity. And my laptop battery is on the way out and only lasts about 30 minutes. So instead of 8 hours of work, I did essentially none.

Finished by book* though.

* 'Before They Are Hanged', second in the Book of the First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie. I've banged on about this before - but it's a really good fantasy series.



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Sep. 11th, 2008 12:40 pm (UTC)
Trains that don't have power when you expect them to are extremely annoying.
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