Blog entries from July, 2004

Business System Analysis

Wednesday, July 28th, 2004 at 9:13 pm

Today was my third and final day of the Thomsett Business Systems Analysis: Essential Techniques worshop with five other people from work.

I would say that it was more worth it than the Project Management: Essential Techniques workshop that I went on last November as it was about how to do the analysis part of a project, in particular the documenting of existing processes, rather that how to run the project as a whole which isn’t where we really fall down.

Of even more signifigance was the reaction of Nathan and Emily, two managers, to the concepts…

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A single line…

Saturday, July 24th, 2004 at 5:10 pm

Today I journeyed into the Apple Centre in Malvern in order to get a reprint invoice. Why? Because the salary packaging application for my laptop was rejected because the invoice I sent over didn’t explicitly say that I had paid for it…

The reprint I got today is different in two small ways; the text ‘REPRINTED’ in the top right corner and a note at the bottom of the item description saying ‘paid in full mastercard’. Four little words that will allow for me to save around $700…

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The things people take

Sunday, July 18th, 2004 at 10:36 pm

This afternoon I put a couple of early pentium desktops and a couple of empty cases out for the Hard Rubbish Collection and already half of them are gone…

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Annual Hard / Green Waste Collection 2004

Monday, July 12th, 2004 at 9:19 pm

At work today someone mentioned that they had a hard rubbish collection in their area and since I knew that they also lived in the City of Monash it explained why I had seen that a number of people had put stuff out.

This year I’m not going to go out scrounging and since my area is up next week it means I’ll have to do some sorting of my computers this week. Ideally there is nothing to dispose of but I know I’m never going to do anything with things like a non functional Pentium 90…

If I hadn’t given away those two SGI Personal Iris’s back in June they would be going out now…

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OSDC Paper Proposal

Friday, July 2nd, 2004 at 8:54 pm

Today I submitted my paper proposal for the Open Source Developers’ Conference that is being held in December this year. Everyone at work submitted on and mine is for a twenty minute talk about the development of the Monash Research Directory.

I’m not sure if I actually want it to be accepted…

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