Coding …

A late meeting last night (finished just after midnight), and an early start this morning (rostered on to Help Desk from 7:30am – bloody Global Financial Crisis), so feeling a little tired tonight. Help Desk wasn’t too bad, in fact I am quite enjoying my stints on the desk, it is good to get that direct customer contact, and amazingly I’m finding I can still occassionally actually help, despite many years of “management” really taking the gloss off the technical skills. I did then spent a good deal of the afternoon doing some data analysis with Excel, which also included writing a few Visual Basic macros to crunch through some of the raw data. I forget how much I enjoy doing this stuff – it’s amazing how getting some simple macro coding to work can be so satisfying. So, not too bad a day at work.

Arrived home tonight all ready to head out for a run only to find I was needed to be a taxi driver over to Highpoint. By the time I got back it was after 7pm, dark, cold and raining a bit, so no run tonight.

Bottle of red beckons ….


6 Responses to “Coding …”

  1. Louise Says:

    ah, you wimp! 7pm, cold and dark, is the *best* time to run – and if you hook up with my Street-O crowd, it always stops raining between 7 and 8pm. πŸ™‚

    the bottle of red comes when called at the BBQ afterwards.

  2. Aaron Hochwimmer Says:

    I get to play with VBA on occaision – agree its a good mental stimulation.

    Weather here isn’t dark but it is raining a bit. Running in the rain isn’t too bad its getting started thats the trouble.

  3. Em Says:

    Well done, if my management even thought about making me take customer calls again I’d call in sick permanently until they backed down, I HATED being on the phones, worst 18 months of my life, Bank customers can be very mean 😦

  4. jojo Says:

    yeppers-i love to crunch and play with excel- my bottle of red beckoned a while ago….lol

  5. Audrey Says:

    I’d love to know how to use excel! It looks so useful!! I’ve just finished a chardonnay, but the weather is hinting that a nice warm red is in order.

  6. morseyruns Says:

    I love excel too! But I also enjoy getting back to the coalface and doing the general duties stuff dealing with the public again- the old bread and butter stuff is sometimes a bit more interesting!

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