[17:15] All in all, it was an OK weekend. Saturday morning I took Stacey along
to her first ever parkrun. She'd already swum and cycled quite a bit
beforehand, so it was a good brick session for her. I got caught behind one or
two people during the run, so was two seconds slower than the previous week.
I'd like to think I would have done as well or a smidgen better if I'd had a
clearer run. After parkrun the day sort of wound down a bit and I ended up not
bothering with Tesco and simply ate what I had in the house and did washing and
things. On Sunday morning I went running with the triathlon club. It was a
nice route that took us out of the city and back in again via one or two paths I
hadn't seen before, which was nice. I managed to hang around for a little while
afterwards and socialise in the cafe near the start/finish before heading home
to shower and then go to Tesco before I lost the will to get off any sofa I sat
on. Then that was about it other than some computer fiddling and then some more
television catch-up. After Sunday morning's socialising, along with seeing
Sarah and co. on Friday evening after work to celebrate her new job I actually
did more social/interacting with people stuff than I have in ages. It was
probably good for me, especially as Rachel's away and I could very easily become
totally inward-turned until she gets back.
Even before I got to work this morning I was getting texts asking if I knew how
to fix something moderately serious that'd gone wrong. Sadly, I didn't, but I
flailed about a bit with everyone else once I was in work until Sam arrived and
didn't so much fix things as work around them, which apparently eventually fixed
things anyway. Whilest that was going on I still had my work to do (patching
and rebooting four servers), and then a trip over to a server room to replace a
stick of RAM. Dell had told me to replace a particular one, but the slot I was
given turned out not to actually have any RAM in it. In the end I figured it
out by trying to boot the server, at which point it complained about the right
(broken) stick of RAM, which I then duly replaced. After that I've mostly spent
the day catching up on all the work emails that'd piled up, as well as the
important ones from Rachel, given she can't text me from Tanzania at the moment,
and probably won't be able to from Uganda either.
[15:50] In an effort to try and not stay too late today, I'm actually leaving
half an hour early instead. I'm owed a bit of time off in lieu considering how
many times I've been in early or stayed late these last two weeks or so. I'm
going to go home, and make a very concerted effort to get out and run moderately
long, even if it's fairly slow. Then there'll be parkrun tomorrow and I'll see
about doing something active on Sunday. These last few weeks of less training
have been nice, but also felt a bit weird in terms of how my body/mind have
felt. Slower and lethargic would be one way to describe it. I think it's time
to make a concerted effort to Get Back To It.
Work-wise today has been fairly dull. A server reboot, the last little bits of
getting my workstation 'right', and a call opened with Dell for a recurring ECC
error which has been bugging us for months. That's about it, really. In other
news Rachel appears to have landed safely in Kenya with her group of people
she's taking, and I'm missing her.
Right, I think I'm going to go. Have a good weekend, and see you on Monday.
[18:40] After a few more false starts and dead ends it looks like I have
everything barring KAlarm set up on my new installation the same as on my old
one. This is intensely gratifying and makes me feel a whole lot more settled
mentally about it all. And the bug I submitted for KAlarm to Red Hat's bugzilla
even got a response from a developer saying that it might be included in a later
release of it. That would be excellent.
What isn't excellent is that Rachel left for Kenya and Uganda at lunch time
today. She arrived pretty late last night and we slept in a little bit this
morning before heading out for a very gentle 10K run. On the way back we ran
into (more "caught up with") Stacey and ran home with her. Which was nice. She
and Max have a new life plan and while it would mean them moving away, it sounds
like it's a good direction for them to be going in (both literally and
mentally). Anyway, once Rachel and I were home we got cleaned up and then
headed into town to have brunch at a Patisserie Valerie. Then all that remained
was for us to head to the train station and me seeing her off at the ticket
barriers. Her flight just took off, and I'm just about to head home.
Tomorrow's Friday, and I have to decide if I'm going to go for a run before or
after work (or at all). Anything to distract me from the fact Rachel won't be
back for 12 days or so.
[18:35] I planned to get out of bed this morning early enough to run a half
marathon distance before work. In the end I barely got up in time to get to
work on time. Now I've left it pretty much too late to do that kind of distance
after work before having dinner and Rachel arriving. It seems like I just don't
want to run all that much at the moment. I may go home and see if I can squeeze
in something reasonable before I settle in for the evening as Rachel isn't due
until after 21:00.
The major thing I've done today is get my workstation reinstalled with RHEL7.
This is a big jump for me as it means I'm not only now on 64-bit, but I can also
run a whole slew of applications which only work on newer versions of linux (and
64-bit). This includes the later versions of Chrome, and the management
application for the new Dell SAN we have. As a result of doing the complete
upgrade/reinstall I've got craploads of stuff to copy back to my workstation,
and everything looks just a little different due to fonts and versions of things
being newer. I'm sure I'll get used to it in time, but for the moment
everything just seems a little off. There's also functionality missing, which
is a bit of a surprise given I've upgraded. So I'm going to need to
find replacements for one or two things that were built in before.
But anyway, it's far too late now, and I should go home. I'm not in tomorrow
morning as Rachel's here until she heads off to Kenya for two weeks at lunch
time. We'll go for a nice run, I think, then have brunch, then I'll see her off
to the airport. Then an afternoon of getting my workstation completely right.
[18:45] I've spent far too long at work today. I think it was some kind of
reaction to not wanting to run this evening. Despite bringing my kit to run at
lunch time I didn't as I was waiting from a call from my dentist to tell me
which wisdom tooth was vertical in my jaw and which was horizontal. It turns
out it's the more easily accessible vertical one which is coming out, which is
good. I've booked an appointment to have it looked at and possibly even taken
out in early December (the options were tomorrow or then, and I didn't want to
spoil my last evening with Rachel before she heads off to east Africa again).
I'm really not looking forward to it, but that's how it has to be. Anyway,
before that telephone tag game I was in both the server rooms helping get test
servers connected to the new SAN and test volumes created. Everything seems to
be working properly there other than some odd fibre channel path issues which
the Dell engineer is apparently going to sort out. This afternoon I got started
on building two database servers, and then learning how to set up Ucarp and
master/master replication with MariaDB 10.1. Both things I've sort of seen
other people do before, but never done myself. And now I have... after a good
few false starts and mistakes. All of that's taken me to 18:45, and I'm
definitely not in any mood to go running now. I'll see how I feel tomorrow
morning, but chances are it'll be tomorrow lunch time, and only 10K, rather than
the longer distances I 'should' be doing in preparation for whichever race I end
up doing with Rachel at the end of November. Currently we're contemplating
selling our St. Neots Half Marathon places for something more exciting...
[17:00] The cold I started showing symptoms of on Friday is still in full effect
on Monday afternoon. I've had three nights of unpleasantly broken sleep,
ammeliorated only by Rachel being around to make everything a whole lot
nicer/better. My family arrived on Friday evening and we had a lovely time
having dinner, putting my nephew to bed (I read him a story), and generally
catching up. On Saturday morning me, my brother, and my father all ran the
local parkrun 'together'. I certainly got my fastest time this year, my brother
got a new PB I think, and my father did pretty brilliantly for being 75. That
effort (even for just a shade under twenty minutes) depleted my reserves for
dealing with my cold and I was fairly useless for the remainder of Saturday and
Sunday in terms of tolerance and energy for Stuff. In the end Saturday was
mostly then just about going to Tesco (by car!), and letting my nephew try some
of the park equipment down by the river. Luckily, Rachel arrived in the evening
of Saturday and was the light and soul of the house when I wasn't able to be.
She also brought an amazing dinner, which was scoffed by all. On Sunday morning
we mainly just prepared for having a main meal at lunch time and ate it. While
my parents took my nephew to another park my brother made the food (it was
delicious), and Rachel and I relaxed a little bit. Then it was all about
packing everything back up again and away my family went, leaving Rachel and I
to decompress, Rachel to go for a gentle run, and me to continue sniffing,
sneezing, and using up tissues at an incredible rate. We ended up heading to
bed at a moderately sensible time, both quite shattered from our respective and
then joint weekends of activity.
Rachel's working from (my) home again today, so I'm desperate to get out of here
as soon as I can. Given I've patched a lot of servers today over lunch time,
and I've got to be in early tomorrow morning to patch a whole load more
(including three big servers coming back from firmware updates as well as OS
ones) I think I deserve to get out of here just as soon as I can. I don't know
yet if it's going to be a good idea to go to circuits this evening. We'll have
to see how I feel when the time comes.
[16:45] Back at the coalface today and doing lots of things that've been pending
whilest I was on my course. Most this was a load of patching and rebooting at
lunchtime and catching up on all the things I'd been asked to do via email, but
couldn't as I wasn't at my desk and only had VPN access from the course.
I also appear to have suddenly developed my first cold of the year, just in time
for my family arriving this evening. I think it's probably because my body has
discovered that I'm not running as much at the moment, and that therefore I have
time to have a cold. A clearer indicator that I shouldn't stop
exercising I couldn't have planned.
I'm off home now to see my family, run parkrun with my brother and father
tomorrow morning, and then add Rachel into the mix on Saturday evening and
Sunday. It's going to be a full house.
[17:45] I really should have gone home hours ago. I should have done the exam
once, passed it, and just gone home. Instead I failed it the first time (by one
question), had to do it again, then got into a discussion about office moves,
then got into a big long thing about patching I'm going to be doing. Suffice it
to say, I'm just now getting around to packing up and getting ready to go home.
Home, where I won't be going for a run as I just can't be bothered, and I'm
feeling remarkably drained by half a day of learning without doing, and half a
day of taking and retaking an exam to get some qualification it really doesn't
matter if I didn't get.
I'm tired, annoyed, and I've come back to my desk to find lots of annoying other
things going on which I'm going to have to schedule carefully, and I'm sure
something of it is going to go horribly wrong and cause me loads more work. I'm
going to send an email to my parents and Rachel about food allergies and then go
home. Hopefully to eat something which won't give my cavity any more issues
(I'm trying to eat less sugar these days) and mean that I don't have to worry
about me not using my new electric toothbrush quite as well as I think I'm
supposed to be.
No Rachel this evening as she was here last night (which was really wonderful).
[17:15] Another day, another morning and half an afternoon of trying to absorb
more information about our new SAN (which I wish was being demonstrated with the
VMWare integration rather than just plain old Windows), and then the remainder
of the working day spent doing all the labs bundled up together. I think I like
this way of doing things as it means there's a concentrated period of time when
we're doing practical things. Final day of the course tomorrow, and then
there's an actual exam (50 questions, multiple choice) before we can leave. I'm
a smidgen concerned about that as I haven't done an exam in many years.
Rachel's new BlackBerry arrived at work yesterday, so I spent a good chunk of
last night trying to restore what I had available as backup from her initial and
first replacement to it. I think I've restored what I can, but there doesn't
seem to be a way to get her Whatsapp application working, even though support
isn't slated to be removed until the end of the calendar year. Frustrating.
We'll see if I've got everything else working when she arrives with her SIM (in
one of my old Nokias) this evening after giving a seminar. She might be a
smidgen frazzled, we'll see.
In between being on the course I've managed to get another server updated to a
slightly less archaic version of PHP, installed the OCI8 extension that works
with it, and generally done a few other small house-keeping tasks. All I really
need to do now is work out what we're having for dinner. I had planned on going
for a run when I got home this evening, before Rachel arrived, but I really
don't feel like it. So I'm going to get us something nice for dinner instead
and then put my feet up.
[16:45] I meant to leave work about an hour ago, but there were new toys
(software) to play with, which kept me here. I've been in the course all day,
but the whole afternoon was the labs/practicals for the day and we could leave
as soon as we finished... And I finished really quickly. Rachel's new phone
arrived this morning (she dropped her nearly new second hand one down the toilet
a few days ago) so I charged that while I worked today. It'll be ready for her
to use when she arrives tomorrow evening, I hope. We may need to do a restore
from the backup I hopefully took when we did this the last time, we'll have to
see. Then again, she still has her old, old phone, which I should be able to
use in extremis for an older version of everything.
Anyway, after killer circuits last night I'm off for a run this evening. Back
[16:40] Straight after work on Friday I headed home and then jumped on a train
to Croydon to see Rachel. We had a lovely, quiet, evening together. Saturday
morning saw us up in time for parkrun, where she marshalled and I ran. A new PB
for that course, which is far harder than my local one. Then after heading back
to shower, I met Rachel at a local greasy spoon for a large, unhealthy brunch
and then a tram ride together to watch her play hockey. Sadly, her team lost (I
may be a bad luck charm), but we still got to walk back to the tram together and
then back to the point at which she got another tram home and I picked up one of
her bikes and cycled to the train station. Back home I decided not to go to
Tesco and instead just slobbed out for the rest of the day, doing a little
cleaning and tidying and generally not doing all that much other than
contemplating doing a 10K race the next morning.
In the end it was raining when I woke up on Sunday, so I just stayed in bed and
bore in mind that I had nothing to prove and didn't need to run, even just for
training (let alone racing). Instead I had a quiet morning, went to Tesco, and
then read/watched television until Rachel arrived in the early evening. More
relaxation and food was had before a moderately early night for us both.
This morning Rachel decided to get a head start on the day, which meant an
earlier than normal rise. I stayed in bed, but didn't really do more than doze
until I had to get up. At work it was day one of the course for our new
Dell/Compellent SAN. Not terribly exciting/hands on, but it's only the first
day. I'm off shortly to have an early dinner before the second week of Monday
night strength and conditioning (circuits by another name). Entries for a
favourite half marathon open tomorrow, so I'm going to be a little late for my
training course as I need to enter that at 09:00 first.
Oh, and my new/first electric toothbrush arrived today. And Rachel's
replacement-replacement phone shipped today, so that should hopefully arrive
tomorrow or Wednesday, too.
[16:30] A 50/50 day today. The positives were Rachel (obviously), getting a VM
built using more and more Ansible to automate things (not to mention hopefully
fixing another bug), having a Dell engineer turn up (albeit late) and fix a
server with a motherboardectomy. I also managed to squeeze in a run. The
negatives were that I had to cut the run short as I didn't know when the
engineer was going to arrive until too late (he was late in the end, so I
needn't have done so), and that the rest of the day was a bit... empty of things
to do. I didn't mind too much as I've still been fairly productive.
I'm off home now, and then to London to see Rachel tonight and until after
brunch-following-parkrun tomorrow morning. Then she's seeing relatives, I'll
come home and have some quiet time until Sunday afternoonish, and then she'll
come and see me until Monday morning. Hurrah.
Next week I'm on a four day course for the new SAN we've just had installed.
It's being held in the building, so that won't be too much of a problem. See
[15:45] I've had a really productive day today. Mostly with regard to Ansible
stuff. It started off pretty annoyingly with a server which wouldn't bring its
out-of-band management card back to life (I'm going to have to deal with an
engineer and a motherboard replacement tomorrow morning), but then got
progressively more useful as a day as I got more and more stuff Ansibleised, and
built four new servers completely only using Ansible. It's the way ahead, it
really is. I also learned a lot of good new stuff today, too. There was some
confusion over something Oracle-related, but we got that fixed, as well as me
getting a server installed with a new PHP extension which had been bugging me
for about half a day.
Couple that with the pocket money I earned yesterday afternoon doing a
psychology experiment, and Rachel's helpful suggestion of going for a run after
work last night and I'm feeling a little bit more chipper than I was yesterday
afternoon. I'm off to the doctor now to talk about why I feel like I'm falling
apart a bit, but then after that I'll be going home to either run again, or just
relax before Rachel gets here for the evening. Maybe just a short run...
[17:35] So I went to the dentist yesterday. It all started out so well with the
dentist saying that the black spot on my tooth was just a bit of staining. Then
there were some routine X-rays as I hadn't been in a while and... suddenly
there's a cavity on the back of the same tooth I was worried about, that I never
could have dealt with as the impacted wisdom tooth next to it blocks any attempt
I could ever have made to brush that part. Only they can't go filling that
cavity until I've been to hospital for surgery to extract that deeply, deeply
impacted wisdom tooth. Then I have to go back and have a filling done after
that. It hasn't really sunk in at this point. I'm just numb (and not from any
injections). Aside from the money I've already paid for the dentist visit and
the referral, finally getting around to buying an electric toothbrush, and the
money I'll have to pay for the filling in the future, I don't know when the
operation's going to be, how unpleasant it's going to be, and how it's going to
affect my marathon training given I'll likely be out of action for at least a
week, if not more. Not great.
In work news, our new office is nearly ready for occupation. Still no idea when
we'll be moving, but you'll see something new on the camera when I do.
Work-wise I've been doing lots with PHP extensions today, as well as talking
with developers about VMs they want for load testing, and more stuff like that.
I really wanted to get up and go for a run this morning (as I can't tomorrow
morning owing to needing to be in work at 08:00 to physically powercycle a
server whose out-of-band management card has locked up), but I just couldn't. I
had aches and pains that worried me a lot (thankfully I'm heading to the doctor
again tomorrow afternoon) and frankly I was just really tired. I'm a bit
worried that I'm not getting as much running done as I'd like to in the lead up
to my half marathon at the tail end of November (which I don't have transport to
either, at the moment). I'll have to see what I can fit in tomorrow at some
point, maybe after the doctor appointment and before Rachel arrives for the
evening. Everything just feels a bit poo at the moment, like I'm falling apart.
[15:25] Rachel and I had an early dinner last night (a delicious pasta and Stuff
that she knocked up in about ten minutes) and then we went to do an hour or so's
strength & conditioning with a group of people we'd never met before. I'll
certainly be going back, even at a fiver a go, but Rachel can only when she's in
town, obviously. Anyway, once we got back from that there was just time for
dessert, a mint tea, and an episode of Top Gear before bed.
It must have tired me out more than I realised as I slept quite deeply and still
wasn't totally in the mood for getting up this morning after Rachel had headed
back to Cambridge. However, to work I made it where I've spent the day dealing
with the fallout of production servers not being backed up, network issues,
seating plan arguments for our new office space (hopefully by being a bit
decisive I might have made the best of a bad situation and achieved a desk
location I can live with), and the usual work woes. I also got out in what
looks like being the best of the day's weather to do a reasonably swift 8km
run. All that remains to challenge me today is a dentist appointment.
Apparently I hadn't been since 2013 (surely not?), but now I've seen something
on a tooth I'm not too happy about, so I've been able to snag a rapid
appointment which will either set my mind at ease, or hopefully mean less work
than if I'd just ignored it for longer than I think I might have. Either way
it's either going to be expensive, or very expensive. More on that tomorrow.
[17:00] All told it was a pretty good weekend, thanks for asking. Saturday was
the opportunity for a moderately-paced parkrun (which I still managed in a
pretty good time), then the usual weekend stuff before Rachel arrived. Sunday
morning was then all about the 10K race we'd entered. Cycling to it was fine,
and the weather was almost perfect. We both went out strongly, with me trailing
her pretty much the whole way around by a step or two. We were shadowed by
another woman who we were both concerned (it turns out afterwards) would pass us
in the closing stages. We became especially worried when it turned out Rachel
and she were first and second women on the course. In the final 500m or so I
completely misjudged where the finish straight was and pushed far, far too
early, leaving Rachel to time hers correctly and outstrip both the other woman
and I to beat me by a good five seconds (and claim first woman). She's awesome.
As we were getting ready to go after the prize-giving ceremony it began to rain,
and neither of us had waterproofs, but we decided to just cycle home anyway.
Luckily the rain didn't last too long. After that it was home, shower, food,
relaxation, and generally not doing too much at all. Rachel is working from
(my) home today, so I'm leaving as soon as I finish this so we can have the
evening together to eat, digest, and then go to an hour of strength and
Tomorrow is another day of work, but with a dentist appointment in the
afternoon. It turns out I haven't been since 2013, and I'm a little concerned
about a dark spot on one of my teeth, and an ache. I really hope it's nothing
serious. Anyway, time to go.
[17:10] A fantastic evening with Rachel was marred only slightly by probably the
free food I ate at work yesterday afternoon. Not a great way to spend the late
evening and night. I still slept through most of the night, but it wasn't as
comfortable as I would have liked. Rachel made it and this morning a whole lot
nicer, though. I cycled to work via the boat house to drop Keith's climbing
harness back off on his peg, even though I still haven't got around to taking
Rachel climbing yet. Hopefully some time soon that'll happen. After that it
was onwards to work to reboot two VMs that I built without ticking the hot-add
CPU and hot-add memory tickyboxes. That's now done, as well as doubling their
RAM, which they sorely needed. Then the remainder of the day has been all about
trying to clear some red lights off the monitoring system, little bits and bobs
here and there, meetings about setting up Red Hat Satellite, the application
firewall add-on we have for our load balancers, and going for a short run (6km)
at lunch time to keep from sitting in my chair all day. The stretching I did
beforehand might have helped keep the lower abdominal aches at bay a bit, so I
may have to ensure I continue doing them in the future.
I'm off home very shortly to have a nice relaxing evening, then tomorrow might
just be a parkrun, followed by Tesco shopping and probably then just chilling
out for the remainder of the day until Rachel arrives with "dinner sorted",
apparently. Sunday morning we cycle out of town for a 10K race, then probably
either home for a shower or then straight into town to have brunch with Max and
Stacey, depending on circumstances. I'd imagine the remainder of Sunday will
very likely involve the sofa, and books/television/snacking. Rachel's working
from (my) home on Monday, so I'll probably be dashing home as quickly as I can
then, as well as most likely not leaving for work all that early in the morning.
Have a good weekend, and see you on Monday.
[16:50] As I had to be in work for patching again this morning I didn't run
before work. I also didn't run at lunch time, which I think in retrospect was a
bad idea as it has meant I've sat at my desk for pretty much the whole day. I
doubt that is what contriubuted to the huge nose bleed I had whilest in the
middle of a support call, but I suppose it might have. In any event it feels
odd to not have run today, so I might tomorrow lunchtime instead (I'm in early
again tomorrow morning to up some RAM allocations on some VMs that weren't built
with the hot-add option enabled, so they'll need bouncing).
Anyway, other than some Ansible stuff that's about it for today, so I'm off
home via a strength and conditioning session with Max. After that, Rachel
[17:50] I set the alarm for 06:00 this morning in the hope I'd get up and out of
bed in time to do a reasonable run before work. Initially I'd planned on the
standard 05:20 get up and a run from the boat house by 06:05, but quickly
downgraded that when my lack of enthusiasm kicked in just before bed. As it was
getting up by 06:15 was pretty hard and I only just made it out of the house by
the time I'd planned on. I've got something very uncomfortable happening on
both side of my lower abdominal muscles now and I have to say it's worrying me
somewhat. Maybe something I did previously has exacerbated some kind of
congenital weakness around the inguinal area, but I have to say it doesn't feel
great a lot of the time when I'm running or otherwise coughing or exercising.
Anyway, I managed to get a reasonably good 13km or so in, which kept the mental
wolf from the door for another day. After that I headed to work and have had a
reasonable day of work. Not really much to report on that score, frankly. I'm
doing one last bit of patching and then heading home for the day. I may or may
not run tomorrow morning. Rachel's mentioned that this is, theoretically, the
point in the year when we have a bit of downtime from (marathon) training, so
perhaps I can afford to take it a bit more easily, even if I do have a race this
[17:30] Thankfully this morning's patching went without a hitch. A minor issue
in that one of the Dell servers wouldn't show me its serial console output, but
otherwise all was well. After that I was able to get on with a chunk of other
good work, patch a few more servers, do a significant amount of
knowledge-sharing, sidestep a frozen VM host issue by dint of not knowing
anything about it, and generally get on with a day of useful things. I even had
time to upgrade the PHP and MySQL on my Observium host for no real reason other
than higher version numbers are better. I'll be really tempting fate tomorrow
by doing some firmware upgrade on the same server, too. I'm not silly enough to
start them off before I go home for the evening. That would just be the wrong
side of crazy. Oh, and I had time to do a fairly quick 10K run over lunchtime,
too. I have no idea how I ever did twice that distance and another kilometer
even faster than I ran today, but apparently I did. We'll have to see how I do
this weekend in my first 10K race in getting on for a year, and the St. Neots
Half Marathon in a few months from now. Somehow I get the feeling my PB days
are behind me.
[17:20] Back again! And this time I'm back for a considerable amount of time
before I'm off on any training courses, vacation, or aything like that. This
means I can/have to get my teeth into a few big things which have been pending
for a while now. Notably the final bits of the Ansible stuff I've been doing
for the last few months, and perhaps even getting the Red Hat Satellite
infrastructure up and running. There's some other stuff, but I really can't be
bothered to list it all given it has gone 17:00 on my first day back at work
after a week away. I'm sure I'll get to mentioning them as and when they
But my week away was good. Mostly I didn't do much other than some faster than
recently runs, some moderately long cycles (where it turns out I'm not as good a
cyclist as many others), and some house cleaning and tidying. I also spent a
little time in Croydon while I had the time off, so that Rachel didn't have to
come here for once. Honestly though, it was all about downtime, relaxation, and
only reading my work email at most twice a day. I've also managed to run
parkrun for the last two Saturday mornings, in semi-reasonable times. And this
weekend just gone was my 50th one, which was a long time coming given I started
running it in 2013. I blame rowing.
I guess that's about it for today. I'm going to head home and take a load off
and be ready for an early start tomorrow to do a rather large amount of patching
and rebooting of servers (most of them virtual, thankfully, but on Oracle VM,
which I'm much less happy about touching).