Monday, June 26, 2006

Bother

Feeling slightly tired today as we decided yesterday that we would go out to watch the football, which involved a trip to a pub off Edgeware Road. The pub had imposed a one drink per half of the game minimum, so becuase we got there two hours before kick-off, my hope of limiting myself to two drinks went somewhat off course (I know I could have had soft drinks but I never do). It was made worse by them selling pints(!) of Pimms, but it was very weak and contained a good portion of fruit (thereby counting towards my 5 per day). Sensibly we did leave soon after the England game rather than staying out with the others to watch Portugal v Holland - particularly wise since the OH was writing a match report on that one.

To make my tiredness worse, I came to a nightmare at work. We are in the process of having a new website set up, which has been my project, but the development company have been dreadful. They are running two months behind schedule, the system has been full of bugs and I've not had a proper demonstration of how it works - I've just been left to learn how to use it myself, which I wouldn't mind if it actually worked properly. Anyway, we were working towards today as being a deadline to get the content ready, but at the end of Friday, there were still full systems that weren't working. So I come in this morning and they've only gone live with the site without asking our approval. There are loads of things that need to be corrected and confidential information showing on the public site. They have changed the IP back but I'm still seeing the new site and so presumably are other people. My boss obviously isn't best pleased and rang them to shout - they don't seem to understand why it is a problem & didn't think that we might want to give our approval first. They haven't responded to my long list of issues that need to be resolved yet either.

6 comments:

Lucy In The Sky said...

So is your OH a football writer? I ask because my ex was, we might have turned in the same circles.

SandDancer said...

No, although he would love to be - he used to be a music journalist but that was long before I knew him. He has just started working for a major website and has been asked to do some bits on the World Cup when the main writer can't do it and to give him something to do because the technology isn't ready to do the job he is meant to be doing.

Lucy In The Sky said...

Blimey I wonder... my ex writes for The Sun, The Guardian, The Mirror and various websites too. He was working at one last time we spoke. Maybe I should pm you via Handbag, it's entirely possible they might be at the same place.

SandDancer said...

Please do PM me - I've only ever had 4 PMs!

northern monkey said...

oh poor you work sounds dreadful..but counting alcohol beverages towards your 5 a day - I like your thinking...do you think those little lemon slices in vodka tonics count? but how many would equal a fruit portion?

SandDancer said...

I think the slices of lemon in the seven vodkas you had at the wedding would equate to one fruit portion. Which would mean you would need 35 vodkas to reach your 5 a day, so it perhaps isn't the best way to go about it.