March 29, 2004
Bugger; no Wi-Fi
So, here I am in the Hammersmith office of A Large Record Label.
No Wi-Fi means that I can't connect Roadwarrior (my notebook) to, well, to anything. This in turn means that I can't get to my email, nor to my company's timesheet system. So if you've emailed me, I'm not ignoring you.
I hope that I can sort something out - my in-box will be pretty impressive if I don't read it for two months!
It's a bit early to tell how it's going to go here. The work all seems easy enough, if a little unexciting. But then it usually looks easy until the unexpected starts to crop up.
The office very nice. There is constant background music, which I'm not used to, but then this is a record company.
The people seem nice enough, too. I'm in the 'legacy' team; two people I know, a few new faces. The '400 world is like that - you are constantly running into people you've woked with before.
Posted to On the road by Simon Brunning at March 29, 2004 01:46 PM
You made it, then. What sort of background music is it? I can see that you'd really enjoy a medley of the latest pop hits...
Maybe Dan can sort something out for you, to divert your mail to some webmail account? Which, as you can post here, I presume you could reach.
It's XFM. Not my cup of tea at all, I'm afraid. I'm a Radio 4 and Jazz FM man, myself. Still, I'm sure that I'll filter it all out soon enough.
Email-wise, I'm hoping to have a usable email address here tomorrow. I can point my brunningonline.net address to that easily enough. If Dan could point my work address at it too, that would be lovley. I'll make sure it's all working tomorrow, and be in touch.
Wi-Fi? Isn't good old fashioned ethernet good enough for you then?
As for Jazz FM, the least said about that the better.
Background music! In an office!
That's crazy talk!
I'd go mad if I had to listen to commercial radio all day, it's the mindless adverts you see.
Not to mention the cack music.
You wanna get yourself a pair of noise-cancelling headphones. Or something.
I'm not allowed to plug Roadwarrior into the network. Who knows what might happen if I were to do that - haven't you seen Independance Day?
Any road up, the music is better today.