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Hey, Oppo. I got a new job! I was given 6 weeks notice of being made redundant on Monday last week, and after only a week and a half of looking, I was offered a job this morning. Its a pay-rise, I'll have underlings and my title will be consultant, rather than technician. Oh yes, I am moving up in the world. If it…

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So I got back to work today after my extended Christmas/New Years holiday, only to be informed that the loss of our major client (which you may remember from a previous oppo rant) has in fact sunk the company. Whats left of it is being sold to my manager, who is unable to maintain current staff numbers (4). Long story…

I'm alive! I have been struck down with the 'flu all week. I used to think that 'flu was just an angry cold, and as up until this season I always got a 'flu shot, never really knew any better. No more will I laugh at the powerful Influenza, for I have felt her wrath, and it is mighty.

I have returned from Italy, only slightly damaged (got in a high-speed argument with a snow-drift while skiing). I saw this in the ski field parking lot. A Lancia Delta Integrale HF. Thought you might like it.

Hi Oppo. My apologies for being out of the loop for the last week or so. Its been a haze of Christmas parties and then fug of being a Christmas orphan and having all friends and flatmates out of town. Spent Christmas with a box of beers, a 1/4oz and the Sopranos S1 box set. I have had far worse Christmases. In a few…

Situation: I work in IT, supporting a number of businesses. Our largest client has recently dropped us in favour of a huge company that undercut us in the (unfair) tender process. We have to support them until the contract expires in March. They also happen to be our neediest (read: most inept) clients.