madclarinet (madclarinet) wrote,
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Once more unto the breach dear friends

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, Or close the wall up with our English dead! In peace there's nothing so becomes a man. As modest stillness and humility; But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger: Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood.

Shakespeare's Henry V (Act 3, Scene 1).

One of my more favourite Shakespeare speeches - thats how it feels for going back to work tomorrow (uh... today now). Most of the morning will be taken by the 'Development Review' (basically a performance review). I'm not worried about that, but I hate them. The afternoon will be taken up by PAT testing (electrical safety testing). So, thats Monday done.

The rest of the week - well, if I can get free of staff with stupid questions I need to create a 'faculty safety documentation system' within a month (at least to a 'workable' stage). The actual technical side of it is quite easy. A database and a few basic html forms, it has to be fully disability aware which is mainly annoying but thanks to Firefox and the 'Web Developers Toolbar' addin thats made easier.

So, whats wrong? Well, its the damn documentation - it'll need completely re-writing and re-working to make it 'work' in a web environment. So, its looks like they'll be a fair few late nights, early mornings and other such 'fun' stuff. I still wonder why I left finance for the IT dept - it seemed a good idea at the time but now.....

Oh, did I say, my manager wants me to help 'show' the system during the next faculty 'away day' which is when my deadline is. I really should listen to myself and stay 'below the radar' but no, I have to poke my head above it and get shot at.

'Once more unto the breach' - it's always been my favourite and usually got a laugh smile when I walk out to a badminton court muttering it - especially if I was obviously tired and battered. But of course - I always try to raise myself to a challenge, but I now wonder if its all worth it.

Memo - maybe I should not write stuff at stupid times of the night/morning, I apologise for the rambling.
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