I have an paradoxical urge to let people know all these aspects of my life, even though I’m actually really shy and retiring. Doing it via my computer and the internet is obviously a displacing activity, everything takes place at a remove from myself. I send it out and from then on it’s out of my hands. Easy.

I’ve added Audioscrobbler to the list of information sources about me. Make up an image of me through my musical preferences.

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Well, I finally bit the bullet and paid out for a wireless router, the D-Link DI-624+.

I’ve had previous experience with these routers and I’ve found them to be easy to set up and use and this one has been no exception. Because this is the ‘+’, it uses the slower AirPlus G+ (54 Mbps) system as opposed to the Air Plus XtremeG (108 Mbps) which I bought last time. Basically my powerbook’s Airport card can’t take advantage of the XtremeG boost which I think is some kind of proprietary technology developed by D-Link. And it’s about half the price which is good.

I’ve not tested it throughout the flat yet, so here goes walkabout…

Cool, only lost one bar on the indicator now I’m in the bedroom. Not that I can get very far away from the router in my flat.

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First day back at work

It’s turning into a potential nightmare at work.

On Thursday I will be the only designer left in our group. Both the other designers will have left in the past week and there have not even been any adverts put in for replacements yet.

The Design Room manager has been away for a long weekend, and I would normally cover for her, at least to the extent that I would route incoming jobs through the appropriate people and generally keep an eye on things. Even at the best of times I don’t have time to do this properly, and today, my first day back after a week off, I’ve also had to manage with being the only designer account execs can turn to for long-term commitment on jobs.

And yesterday (Sunday) I had a call from one of the Account Managers asking me to prepare for a presentation he has to do on Tuesday, which includes designing a website that the last designer that left was meant to have done, but didn’t finish. In fact, he barely started it. This has been designated at taking precedence over any other work that I was due to do. This is what I’ll be working on tonight.

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Kitchen floor

The builders will finally be coming in to replace the kitchen floor, which has disintegrated following a flood from before I moved in. At the moment all that’s holding it together is the lino.

They say it will only take a week, so hopefully it won’t be too inconvenient. My living room is now full of white goods.

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