madclarinet (madclarinet) wrote,


Strange day.

I expected it to be like this. Nothing major achieved but thats life. I had a meeting this morning and the lab was busy with seminars this afternoon - which means lots of students with forgotten passwords and other assorted stupid problems. In other words, 'don't bother to try to get anything done'.

Tomorrow and Friday is going to be fun. I'm playing conference techie for the rest of the week. Which basically means being nice to some people who are complete idiots. But there are nice people as well. This year I've been able to get some help - basically if my wrist goes then its very difficult to sort this stuff out with one hand. So I have one of the trainee technicians and have to show them how to play techie for a conference.

Funny thing is that I didn't know what to do when I first did one and made it up on the fly. Hopefully now I have some idea on what to tell this person. The hardest thing is to look interested and not to fall asleep. I haven't yet have anything major break down. Although one year someone had a bad disk and I spend part of the time sitting on the floor at the front of the hall desperatly trying to repair it (which I did recover baring the last couple of slides).

I'm not really looking forward to this, but it has to be done. Two early starts, late finishes and I expect I'll be grumpy in the evening. Its useful for the CV, but thats about it. Oh yeah, I also have no information on whats happening so I can't even go with a basic plan.

Looks like another of one of my famous 'make it up as you go along' times. Sometimes I wonder why I bother. Maybe I should just disappear and spend my time in a cave in the peak district.

No 'net, no people to bother me and all the peace and quiet I could use. Not to mention the views.

To quote Marvin from the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy Radio Series 'I climbed out of the dark hole because I started to enjoy it'. I won't climb out
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