Posts tagged with ‘smartdata’

  • On This Day In 2005

    4 May, 2012

    On this day in 2005, Dan received an unusual parcel. No, you're not reading the same post twice... this...

  • On This Day In 1999

    8 October, 2011

    It's 12 years to the day since Dan first downloaded a copy of The Matrix, whose massive 1.4GB bulk...

  • Idiocy Repeats Itself

    27 May, 2011

    Dan rushes down three flights of stairs to the meeting room where there's free food left over, slips on...

  • The Final Hours

    8 April, 2011

    It's Dan's final day working for SmartData: on Monday, he starts his new job at the Bodleian Library. As...

  • On This Day in 2002 (New Job!)

    4 March, 2011

    Dan looks back to 2002, when he began working for SmartData. Now, nine years on, he's planning to move...

  • Hectic (so let’s look at Paul, instead of writing a proper blog post)

    17 November, 2010

    Between SmartData work, Three Rings work, freelance work, strange new bits of voluntary work, and the rapidly-looming wedding between...

  • Right Feature, Wrong Project

    17 September, 2010

    Since I’ve been working from home, things with my “day job” at SmartData have ticked along pretty much the...

  • Working From Home

    10 August, 2010

    The phone rings. It’s clear to me by the sound it makes and by the image on it’s display...

  • Kiwi Evolution

    9 December, 2009

    A discussion at SmartData this morning: Dan: (eating a kiwi fruit) So why are kiwis hairy? Gareth: To give...

  • What Does This Bug Report Mean?

    2 January, 2009

    A bug report just came in from a client I’m responsible for at work. It reads: …Main menu –...

  • Swimming To Work

    12 August, 2008

    I turned up to work this morning, bright and early, and the first thing I noticed was that my...

  • Frustrating

    16 December, 2003

    [this post was lost during a server failure on Sunday 11th July 2004; it was recovered on 21st March...

  • Royal Welsh Show

    23 July, 2003

    I’m writing this from the (badly-protected: just had to go to a page with a particularly funky JavaScript to...

  • Dark Side Of The Moon

    21 July, 2003

    Spent last night in a dark room with Paul, Kit and Claire, listening to a DTS-encoded 5.1 surround sound...

  • Dreadful Deadlines

    19 June, 2003

    Just been working like a demon towards a 13:00 deadline this afternoon, delivering a piece of software to a...