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I hope your experience of Dubai was better than mine. Overnight stops going to and from Uganda; on the way out trying to sleep on hard plastic benches, on the way home stuck for four hours because their computer systems were not working properly.
One of these days I'm going to think of a really clever signature.
My worst was only two changes: Paris and Karachi.
Paris was a PITA (as it always is), but Karachi was just stupid - 7 hours, and a body search to get into the transit lounge where the Goat Curry was. Mind you, it was good Goat curry.
If you get an email telling you that you can catch Swine Flu from tinned pork then just delete it. It's Spam.
Wake up at 02 am, to get to the airport 1,5 hours driving.
Wait there 2 hours
1,5 hours flight (Lombok -> Jakarta)
12 hours wait
6,5 hours flight (jakarta -> doha)
3 hours wait
9 hours flight (doha -> munich)
2 hours car
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpfull answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
Heading off to the http://www.oilandgasuk.co.uk/events/awards.cfm[^]. Feeling groggy as hell and really hope the beer will sort me out! The youngest started coming down with a cold a few days ago, and I felt it starting yesterday. Tried to have a sleep this afternoon for an hour, but just felt sh!t and kept waking up.
We are sponsoring one of the awards tonight, and also one of my technicians is a finalist in the "young technician of the year" category. Here's hoping he has done enough and scoops his award. If not, well, there is always the bar!
After 20 years offshore, I no longer worry about missing things because of being "scheduled" to be on the platforms. It sometimes works in your favour as well you know! (more often than not come to think of it).
Panic, Chaos, Destruction. My work here is done.
Drink. Get drunk. Fall over - P O'H
OK, I will win to day or my name isn't Ethel Crudacre! - DDEthel Crudacre
I cannot live by bread alone. Bacon and ketchup are needed as well. - Trollslayer
Have a bit more patience with newbies. Of course some of them act dumb - they're often *students*, for heaven's sake - Terry Pratchett
My workstation was just upgraded to windows 7, which is great. However, they are locking down all the windows 7 computers to allow only 'user' access. If there is a need for more access then we can request it and it may be allowed for up to 90 minutes. I am a developer and am writing programs as the rest of you do. Have any one else run into this issue and how have you dealt with it?
I have first hand experience of this issue. I did a project a few years back where we all had two accounts, one user account and one admin account. The admin account would log you out after an hour no matter what you were doing. I took this issue to anyone who would listen but to no avail. Then they all wondered why we couldn't meet any deadlines.. in the recrimination meetings all I could do was reiterate the fact that we needed proper admin access to do our jobs properly and making us work in restricted accounts was akin to giving a delivery driver one of those two wheeled granny shopping cart things to deliver sofas in.
my sympathies. some people don't think about the consequences of their decisions. this is one such case.
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