Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Strangely Encoded Songs

So Monday was mostly about SharePoint and what we might do with it.  It was a freebie session with some consultants as the previous one hadn’t gone terribly well and we’d had words with the suppliers.  This one seemed more productive though.

In the evening it was the first LGMC meet of the year; tonight was an intake evening though, so I was on camera duty alongside the voice tests.  After a bit of the Rhythm of Life and Bushes & Briars we all headed down to the pub.  They all seemed like nice guys and we even got a few new Baritones out of the evening.

Today was a bit of a busy day.  It started with a progress meeting for the Windows 7 roll-out team; things seem to be going okay, with the exception of the VPN client.  It has the potential to be a show-stopper, but we still have time to work it out.  Here’s hoping!

From there I went on to lunch with other Corporate Heads.  It was a pleasant couple of hours down at EV, partly social, partly discussing how to oil the corporate wheels a bit better.  Didn’t overdo the wine or linger though, as I had a 2pm meeting with a guy about mobile phones.  He reckons his company can halve our roaming bill and, even though his product isn’t technically on the market yet, I think he probably can.  The question though is whether the cost of the product will be recouped by its savings.  Someone has a lot of analysis and modelling to do on a year’s worth of mobile phone bills!

A lot of the rest of the afternoon was spent trying to get my point across without arguing too vociferously with one of our senior staff who feels a small change in our hardware purchasing policy may be the end of civilisation as we know it…

Gave up and came home around seven and somehow by the time I’d finished dinner it was 10pm.  Blah!

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