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After giving up my 25.5 years service with my last lot, joining Maersk Oil and relocating me and the family to Qatar (I've been here 16 months), it was announced last night that they have lost the tender for the new JV to be implemented in mid-2017 and Total is the new partner.
I was rubbish at French at school, in fact refused to do it and walked out, and then spent the rest of the school year teaching myself Physics at the back of a room when the rest of the class were doing French. Got myself an O'Level Grade 2 (1 was highest).....was well chuffed with myself.
I believe everyone is to be asked if they wish to remain with Maersk and move to other business units (not in Qatar) or stay with the NewCo. I imagine that they [Total] will bring in some of their own at key levels in the organisation.
I hope this does turn out to be an opportunity for you that leads to some (more) great adventures !
«There is a spectrum, from "clearly desirable behaviour," to "possibly dodgy behavior that still makes some sense," to "clearly undesirable behavior." We try to make the latter into warnings or, better, errors. But stuff that is in the middle category you don’t want to restrict unless there is a clear way to work around it.» Eric Lippert, May 14, 2008
The biggest incident report I ever had to do for shell was over a drilling incident in Qatar, caused by a network (let's just call it a) problem. They lost more money over that incident than Margaret Thatcher made in her entire lifetime -- several times more.
It was a fun report to produce, because I could really let rip, and pound loads of "You MUST do THIS in Future!" actions into a lot of jobsworths.
Opportunities like that don't come along very often, either, so it seems like Qatar may be the new land of opportunity.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
Just logged back in to LinkedIn as I'm trying to contact my Accountant before the financial year ends in 2 days. Been using her for 10+ years and have just found out she has left the mob she was working for and now works for herself.
Had to change my password, verify my email and then found her profile more more barren than mine. Tried to see when I had last logged in but they don't have that information anywhere I can see.
I can see the last message I sent was 18-09-2013, will have to login to Facebook eventually to see how long it's been since I had a look. Reckon it's been 5 years and don't want to break the streak.
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
My wife crochets. She has skeins (rolls of yarn) all over the house. Under the bed, over there you name it.
So I thought I would cut some 4" pvc into 12" lengths and hot glue and stack em 8 wide and as high as the woman can reach for her to store them in. Nice efficient and tidy.
Cool, now she'll need a database to index yarn in the tubes. So at 12:00pm I fired up VB6 (cause it's RAD) to do at least a proof of concept for her approval. I did a GUI that looks just like the stack and asked her to get me some db fields she would like, and ran to Lowes to get some networking crap for a job tomorrow.
When I got back she said "Look at the web based yarn inventory site I found!" "And I'm already a member!"
Not "I love you for coding up somthing but..." No.
I know she is way better off with what she found but sheesh........
Only crochet? You're getting off lightly. My other half is into knitting, embroidery, quilting and other miscellaneous crafts. The house is full of bits of fabric large and small, threads, yarns various, weaponry, incomplete projects, ...
The only thing catalogued is the Embroiderers Guild library of which she is custodian. And even then, the spreadsheet we inherited doesn't match physical inventory.
Software rusts. Simon Stephenson, ca 1994. So does this signature. me, 2012