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These pages are all my own work. Unfortunately that may be a terrible admission. In these pages are various writings of mine, from the first part of my life story, to poems, to mad ramblings without excuse. Below the links to the articles is my blog. Not to be confused with the Techie Blog, this is random ramblings from life.

Rambling Rumination

Diving or Drowning Part I. The first part of my Autohagiography... up to the point where I first take ecstacy. The tale of how a polite, well mannered middle-class child became such a ruffian.....

Diving or Drowning Part II. The second part of my life story - the further fall....

Life in Romania. An article about living in Romania. This follows two visits in 2004 and 2005 to visit my wifes parents. Life is very different in Romania than it is here in Britain.

A Random Assortment. A short collection of my poetry. There's one or two gems buried in here.

HumanOS v1.3. Subtitled baby crocodiles, computers and the human personality. This is an article that compares the human mind to a computer operating system. It touches on artifical intelligence and the ages old Nature versus Nurture debate.

Christian Meditation. A short piece on Christian meditation - exploring living Spirituality with God.

Imagine Paradise. No its not about a large network of computers, its actually about Christian Community..... and why we bother.

The first is an article on the spiritual power of symbols and sacraments. The second one, is on what sort of truth we can expect to find in the bible - with a brief section providing one possible reconciliation between modern science and Genesis. They should both be understandable by 'beginners' to the subjects.

Quick 'n' Dirty HTML. Need to get a webpage up quick and never done any HTML before ? This article will get you up to speed with the basics, using a TABLE for layout. Not for those who want nice, standards compliant, XHTML and CSS...

Voidspace Story. My cyberpunk short story. Lovely imagery but very short *sigh*. Come and play in the Void !

Beginners Guide to Atlantis. My beginners guide for new players of Atlantis - the computer 'Play-by-eMail' game. Very useful if you`ve just started to play.

#25

Settling Up

emoticon:dollars Back in August last year I had a big [1] order go disastrously wrong. The supplier didn't fit the central bars we specified, and they didn't take into account the cavity formers (which they supplied) so the windows were too big. All in all, it was a big mess. The end customer was a new customer of mine who went on to be our top customer last year.

We've been in dispute with the manufacturer ever since. To be fair to them, they did take the problem seriously and put a manager in charge of resolving the tangle. Despite this it remained a horrible tangle - and our customer has ended up owing us about fifteen thousand pounds since last August.

The customer felt that because of the problems they'd had - and the final product not being as specified - they wanted about fifteen hundred pounds compensation. The supplier felt that it wasn't all their fault, they'd done what they could to resolve the issue, and offered 900 pounds and no more.

We of course were stuck in the middle. Well... today we've settled up. We've received a 16 thousand pound cheque from our customer, a 1400 pound credit from the supplier (including VAT) and just about everyone is happy - me especially.

[1]About fifty thousand pounds worth of uPVC windows.

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#24

On Yer Bike

emoticon:acrobat Or on my bike to be more precise. I've finally acknowledged that being a fat, out of shape, git isn't much fun. In future I will be a lean, mean, and finely tuned git instead Laughing

Yes, I've got a bike. Hopefully I will now cycle back from work 2 or 3 times a week. It cost me the princely sum of seven whole pounds. This is down to the ultimate art of recycling [1]. One of our community members [2] buys old bikes from the tip and repairs them. I'll take the bike to work on the minibus and cycle the six miles home. This ought to mean that I don't have to do anything really drastic, like spending less time on the computer and exercising.

On a more serious note, I've begun to develop a taste for sheep's milk yoghurt. Part of our community group of businesses is a health food warehouse called Goodness Foods. Anything that gets too close to it's sell by date gets distributed through the community. For some reason we always get the sheep's milk yoghurt.

[1]No pun intended.
[2]Affectionately known as the community gypsy

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