An evening with Gavin Harrison

So, yesterday it was quite a day.The weather was crap unlike the previous days, but who cares?

Gavin Harrison was in London for a clinic in Wembley Drum Centre. I arrived there with my flatmate at around seven o’clock, just a bit before the doors opened. The tickets were courtesy of this fellow gentleman and colleague.

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Tactile Paving

“Tactile paving (also called truncated domes, detectable warnings, Tactile Ground Surface Indicators, detectable warning surfaces) is a system of textured ground surface indicators found on many footpaths, stairs and train station platforms to assist blind and vision impaired pedestrians.” – Wiki

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Transitional Period

When the child like view of the world went, nothing replaced it. Yes, I am alive.

You may have noticed -I, myself did- that I haven’t updated my blog for a fair time. This is due to many reasons, but the most important one, is that I am -to be fair was- in a transitional period.

This was a truly different, life changing phase that taught me a lot of things, opened my eyes, got me down from the clouds and caused me a lot of stress, anger, frustration but also made me stronger as it filled me with ambition and hope for the future.

So, at the end of the day-period and when I am looking back at it now, it was probably useful for me and also meant to be this way. After all, I am learning to fly and cannot keep my eyes from the circling skies.

I fought and I confronted with myself and other people around me that are more experienced for this purpose. But you know it happens sometimes, winners can lose and things can get strained. And I can picture myself as the loser who won. But whatever you change the dogs remain.

But let’s continue my journey with some small facts of my everyday life now and during my transitional period.

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Concurrency in Everyday Life – APPLIED

As a developer, everyday I face tasks that I need to schedule them to execute concurrently -in parallel- to maximise speed, efficiency and for many other reasons. Personal computers these days are characterised by the ability to multitask and provide pleasant experience and immediate response to the end user.

Often, when I have to do a task in real life, I don’t schedule properly and I end up on wasting energy, good mood and resources. So today, I tried to optimise the planning of my daily tasks and save time, mood and resources by planning them properly first. Continue reading Concurrency in Everyday Life – APPLIED

Amazon’s horrible HDNL delivery

I am a proud amazon.co.uk customer. However, sometimes I really cannot understand the fact that they rely on HDNL for delivering goods. It is a really a big business strategy mistake of them and I am really skeptical on making new orders because of this particular delivery company.

I cancel orders before these are dispatched if I see that I am that “lucky” and HDNL delivers my goods.

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Transport for London – Tips

Well, as I’ve been living in London for the last two months, I can share some little tips with you, on “how to make your life easier, when it comes down to transportation.”

I have to admit that trains and buses run smoothly here and are almost always in time, but of course you pay the pricethey are a little bit expensive.

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PAT

And then there was PAT.

PAT stands for Portable Appliance Testing

Yeah, as I’ve read, it’s pretty common here in Britain. I have to confess though, that it is a bit annoying. As I was living into University’s halls, I had to open the door to the PAT guys to test my appliance.

I will also cite this from the previous Wikipedia article, because I can.

“Misleading advice and advertising, often by companies who offer the testing, is contributing to low-risk businesses such as offices, shops and hotels paying unnecessarily for over-the-top maintenance regimes.

The law simply requires an employer to ensure that electrical equipment is maintained in order to prevent danger – it does not state that every item has to be tested or how often testing needs to be carried out.”

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