Monday, 29 October 2012

Why do I want Windows 8 to fail?

I catch myself going through forums and postings and checking all the reactions to Windows 8.  I can feel myself tightening up when I see positive postings about Windows 8: I want it to fail for some reason....but why?

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Humble Bundle: for linux users the Vessel appears to be empty

Humble Bundle: for linux users the Vessel appears to be empty

I'm a great supporter of the Humble Indie Bundle which I think provides great value for money and  is currently one of the few ways to get some decent games which play under Linux.

I bought the 6th games bundle recently and my daughters were particularly excited about Vessel having watched the promo videos online.

At release date Vessel was not available for the linux platform but a notice on the humble site said that it would be released shortly.  That was now a month ago and still no Vessel.  There is an option on the site to allow you to mail them and they will mail back when the release is made but I feel this is a pretty long wait already.

Monday, 22 October 2012

I'm trying to be positive

My sister said to me the other day that I should be careful about posting negative sounding messages on here in the jobsearch chain: and she's probably right.  I doubt that many potential employers delve round these pages: but if even 1 is put off then that's 1 too many!

So,  OK,  I failed to get through a few interviews: so what am I up to that's not directly applying for jobs but is trying to keep my skills up?

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Problems upgrading Xubuntu to 12.10

Problems upgrading Xubuntu to 12.10

I have a laptop which has been running Xubuntu 12.04 for some time.  Yesterday I decided to see what Xubuntu 12.10 brought to the table so I upgraded....and my problems started.

The start of the process was encouraging: it pulled the files down much faster than previous ubuntu family upgrades I have done in the past: despite the fact that it was only a day or so after the 12.10 version was released.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Another interview coming...hopefully

I've been applying for around 6 - 10 positions a day and have had some interest since my last posting.

Had a call yesterday about a position at a shipping company: hopefully they will interview me next week.  The agent was supposed to be calling this morning but nothing as yet.  I do hope they haven't got cold feet.

I've had 2 rejections today on the basis that I'm too far from London and the journey in would be too stressful: bit of a choker given that I've been doing just that for the past 5 years.  The journey in has been my favourite part of the day for some time now: I can relax and read,  what's not to like?  There is a bit of a community going on the train down to London: it was nice to have a catch up every morning. 

Feels like people are inventing new reasons not to hire me all the time: bah humbug!