Well I’ve been MIA for the past couple weeks now without a post, but I’m now here to rectify that with a new post called MIA. Well I’ve not exactly been MIA (Missing In Action) but more like TLB (Too Lazy to Blog).
Work has been steadily getting busier with more & more requests for AutoCAD to be deployed to our community of CAD users, this is not restricted to just the UK but also includes the Middle East too. Asia I presume have also seen an increase in software requests but I’ve not had a conversation with them for a couple of weeks.
We have also been undertaking our PDR (Personal Development Reviews) at work which is used to measure how well we have developed as individuals over the past twelve months as well as acting as a mechanism for bonus & pay reviews. I’ve had a new team leader for the past 6 months & hopefully he has now seen what value I bring to the business which in turn I hope will give me a relatively good score. 😀
We have also had my old team Christmas meal out on Friday just gone where we enjoyed a very good night out at Pie & Ale just off Lever Street in Manchester. We were due to eat out at Bem Brazil, we had paid our £5 deposit for a £25 set meal some 6 weeks earlier but on the day they rang us to tell us that the cost had just gone up to £40 each & was that OK, no was the reply, so they asked if £30 was OK, no the answer was again. OK we’ll do it for £25 they said, to which the reply was no don’t bother can we have our deposit back as we are not coming now! Their loss!!
This week coming is Autodesk University in Las Vegas where 8000 avid Autodesk users come together to see where & how Autodesk is going in the coming years.
I had some training for Revit at Leeds United Football Ground – Elland Road on Wednesday & was given a tour around the ground afterwards by an ex player called Brendan Ormsby – what a nice man he was too.
Family – all the 4 kids appear to be well albeit that we don’t see much of them as they are either busy with work or busy enjoying their lives.
Christmas is round the corner & we have almost finished our Christmas shopping with only a few bits left to get. It does make it easier now we don’t have to drag them around the shops. Christmas shopping is almost a pleasure.
We were treated to yet another fantastic sunset over Wigan on Saturday night, see the shot to the side.
Football – United are still having too may draws to make any real impact on the Premier league this year, but I’m sure David Moyes will find the right combination as he gets to know his team.
There were 2 big historic events this week at Old Trafford, Ryan Giggs reach 40 years old & still managed to play a full 90 minutes on the Wednesday before his birthday. Also it was 21 years since Eric Cantona had moved from Leeds United to Manchester United – wow how time flies by.