Comfortably Numb Archive

Posts for April, 2018

Gaaaaaahbage!   21 April 2018

Following is an 'after-action' report of a sorts from a little bit of site and retrieval work; because it didn't go to plan, and that's when it goes hilariously. Our story starts at approximately 13:15H, when I receive a panicked phone-call from my head of department, who was out on site two hours away, requesting that I drop everything and head out to a (more local than he was) site.

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Posts for December, 2017

I'd forgotten...   21 December 2017

I'd forgotten just how much of a pain in the arse it is to juggle all the configs for mail servers and all that shit. So many things I'd set up, then expelled knowledge of from my brain, because I've not touched it in so long. So here I am trying to stand up a newer version of the server this is -- currently -- being served from, as a migration from the legacy

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Posts for May, 2017

WELL GODDAMN   11 May 2017

Holy shit, I've been bodging together this piece of crap blog-generator since November 2011; big chunks of it haven't been touched in half a decade, either. And now, just now, in May of 2017; it got multiple page indexes so I don't have every damn post ever written all displayed on the same page!

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Posts for April, 2017

A Thing Happened!    5 April 2017

Well, some stuff has happened since the last post, five months ago. To start with, I've taken my driver training and passed my LGV (Cat C1/C) test; I've also gotten my digital tachograph card sorted. Amusingly/irritatingly, the tachograph card was sorted in a matter of days, and while I don't have the physical card yet I have the number for it; however, my license itself hasn't yet been updated to take C1 and C out of the provisional category.

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Posts for November, 2016

A brief twitch, and a stirring...   17 November 2016

Brief "still alive" update; I know I don't do this "blog" thing very well, I don't have enough to really say to put it into a post, so it spends most of its time idle. Anyway! # The Tamber #

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Posts for September, 2016

Another Truck Update.    1 September 2016

As always, more details are in the HMVF thread, as that's where I'm detailing the blow-by-blow. ### Water pump Water-pump rebuild went fairly well, aside from breaking the shrunk-on hub that the V-belt pulley and fan bolted to; took the remains to the

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Posts for June, 2016

Complete and Utter MotherTrucker   15 June 2016
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Posts for March, 2016

Keep On Truckin'   24 March 2016

Update on the truck project. The big yella hulk runs, and drives; not very far, or for very long, because of having no radiator... but there's movement. Also, I passed my LGV hazard-perception. Whoo, go me! ## Truck

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Posts for February, 2016

Truck truck truck truck!   22 February 2016

Decided to continue my trend of buying motor vehicles with little to no inspection whatsoever, I thought I'd go one better. So I bought something I've been daydreaming about owning for years. It's big. It's very yellow. Significantly older than I am. Not road registered (yet). And it doesn't run (yet).

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Posts for December, 2015

LGV Theory Passed!    9 December 2015

Passed my LGV theory! 89%! Pretty happy about that. Less than happy about failing my hazard perception test by 4 points. Better luck next time on that, I hope.

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