I had another night in Bristol, Tuesday night, all on my Jack Tod. So off I went to the Lock Fyne restaurant and partook of the £15 meal with a glass of wine. Came to more in the end, when I added an extra wine and coffee at the end. Even so £15 for a good quality three course meal is still pretty good.
The waitresses were attentive, and when I complted the comment form I left the comment The waitresses were gorgeous. Of course I over-tipped them. Hope I will win the 12 bottles of champagne.
Back home on Wednesday night and now I am in the office. Working from home you do lose the the human contact, and it can be quite cool. Meanies that we are no heating allowed before 16.00.
Monday I set off early for Bristol. Worked all day trying to get Loadrunner work with our application. Loadrunner is as testing tool which can be used to emulate thousands of users. It is used to load an application to see if it will support the required number of users.
Well there was success, but it is not going to be very easy to set up the data. Ah well, that’s not my problem.
In the evening went to the Hole in the Wall, local Bristol gastro pub and had a Duck Leg confit on beans. A cassoulet of sorts. Was quite good, quite enterprising.
One moment you are not so busy, thinking the recession has hit, then suddenly everything changes and you wonder if the jobs will be done before the Christmas break.
On Thursday I let the Train take the Strain and travelled to Gateshead to start on some short bespoke projects for a number of clients. Good journey and the battery in the PC still had 50% life left at the end.
Next day I walked in from the hotel to the office. Set off in the dry, but by the time I was near the office a storm had brewed, It was dark, the wind blew and snow, hail, sleet and rain fell, making the last few minutes a bit miserable.
Finished up early and caught the train back, this time I made use of the Internet connection on the train. It was often slow and unpredictable, but was able to read my emails.
I have to admit the train is quite civilised, better than the 4 plus hour drive in the dark on a busy Friday night.