Thursday, December 13, 2018

Mutterings - Dec 13

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Podcast :: Music
  2. Literally :: Misuse
  3. Scratch :: Buffer ( the default emacs situation)
  4. Voltage :: High
  5. Intense :: Spark
  6. Chapped :: Lips
  7. Attention :: Seeking
  8. Morning :: Glory
  9. Exhaustion :: Collapse
  10. Mentor :: Software

Friday, December 07, 2018

Mutterings - Dec 7

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Notification :: Emailed
  2. Promise :: Keeper
  3. Tailor :: Spy (leaping a few in the le Carre sequence)
  4. Laughter :: Hysterical
  5. Sneeze :: Gesundheit!
  6. Forgotten :: (they fly forgotten..) Dream
  7. Job :: Employment
  8. Shift :: Night (or maybe Red - thinking of the Alan Garner novel set near here..)
  9. Criticism :: Just
  10. Holiday :: Long

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Mutterings - Nov 25

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Hack :: Space
  2. Unimpressed :: Sniffy
  3. Garden :: Shed
  4. Saliva :: Drool
  5. Ache :: Back
  6. Elect :: Gevernment
  7. Format :: A4
  8. Temper :: Iron
  9. Snail :: Horns
  10. Holidays :: Walks!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tiles

I wanted to have a photo of the new Codethink work offices before I retire at the end of this month to link with this posting back from 2009 of TNEI's offices in Newcastle. Here's the Dale St offices
Green and white used to be very much the fashion, I think I remember similar tiling being present in the Cussons offices in North Manchester where I worked on a project back in 1977?

Mutterings - Nov 17

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Notification :: Email
  2. Vote :: early, vote often!
  3. Simmer :: Rage
  4. Biology :: Textbook
  5. Constant :: Planck
  6. Nail :: Hammer (I wonder if my previous answer was the mental link of the compiler to 'nail'!?)
  7. Filter :: Coffee
  8. Curls :: Innocent
  9. Sensation :: Pop
  10. Strap :: -On (errrmm!)


Sunday, November 04, 2018

Mutterings - Nov 4

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Persistence :: Dogged
  2. Access :: all areas
  3. Pulp :: Fiction
  4. Sincere :: Greetings
  5. Dog :: Follow
  6. Restriction :: Choke
  7. Drilling :: Quake ( contentious fracking has recently started in the North west)
  8. Pony :: Red (Copland..)
  9. Monday morning :: Feeling
  10. Retirement :: Nearly there!!! - see the announcement here!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Non-disclosure agreements

As non-disclosure agreements are in the news I thought posting one might add a little information to the discussion. This is an extract from one I was pressured into signing in 2009.
4. The terms of this Agreement are confidential and shall not be disclosed by either party to any third party except:-
4.1 in the case of the Employee his immediate family, provided such person agrees to maintain confidentiality; or
4.2 in either case for the purposes of taking professional advice in relation to this Agreement provided the professional adviser is bound by a duty of confidence; or
4.3 in compliance with any legal obligation to disclose, for example to HM Revenue and Customs or the Compensation Recovery Unit.
5. The parties agree and undertake (in consideration of their mutual promises to that effect) that neither will make or publish any derogatory or disparaging statement or do anything in relation to the other, which is intended to or which might be expected to damage or lower their respective reputations.
You'll see that I shouldn't be posting this (clearly!) but as the other party broke the terms of this (para 5 above) in a private briefing to ex-colleagues the day after it was signed I'm not unduly bothered!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Mutterings - Oct 23

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Bitter :: Herbs (Passover)
  2. Sister :: Brother
  3. Health :: Service
  4. Weekly :: Timesheet (not going to be many more of these for me?!)
  5. Theory :: Relativity
  6. Innocent :: Pope
  7. Bar :: Barrister
  8. Conditional :: if () ...
  9. Basement :: Department store
  10. Rehab :: Drugs
catching up again...
  1. Peaceful :: Vista
  2. Halloween :: nearly birthday!
  3. Wave :: o/ (IRC..)
  4. Always :: Present
  5. Blow out :: Straw
  6. Rumors :: Nasty
  7. Family :: Commit
  8. Unwanted :: Approach
  9. Love :: Actually
  10. Cubicle :: Work (but never had one inflicted on me)