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Monday [Feb. 10th, 2003|07:45 pm]
Peter Sheil
Slightly late up ... well I'd been very late to bed so no surprise there :)

Made it into work then got three problems solved ... one was adding a calendar control which keeps disappearing from an application ... this was OK apart from a memory access error and leaving the Excel app. locked by myself *grrr* log out, log in, wait for slow login script to run etc. eventually got it to run correctly and the user said it was OK.

Second problem was another Excel spreadsheet ... the underlying app had changed but this user hadn't given us her one in time. Another guy had done the work needed over the weekend and all I had to do was test, zip it up and e-mail it to a grateful user - justed saved her two hours typing putting her data back into the spreadsheet(s).

Finally the third problem. I'd debugged this on Friday night 'till the office closed then left it for another guy to finish over the weekend. He had agreed with my initial thoughts and found that it had lost some name ranges. He had defined the ranges on the Excel spreadsheet, but I discvovered that the user had been doing some more work since he had sent me a copy ... so had to get his latest copy, add the ranges, delete some data so that it would work correctly then pass it back to the user.

Next I had to rush over to a hospital for a check-up at 10:15 ... got there a few minutes late ... rush rush.
They poked, prodded and measured most parts of my body :) The highlights are: -

Blood Pressure 160 / 120 initially ... went down to 150 / 95 which is a bit better
Weight 97 kg or 15st 4lb or 214lb
Eyes a bit iffy ... well yes I know that :)
Some loss of high end hearing in my left ear
Athlete's foot (good job I'm not running more or it would be worse)
I think I'll draw a veil over the rest of the examinations :)

Actions
Gentle exercise (does Morris dancing count as gentle???)
Get my own dr to do regular blood pressure checks for a while
Check my testes regularly (hmmm ... nice :) )
Lose 2-3 kilos weight

Sigh, so there it is, my body passed the MoT
[For non-Brits that is an annual technical test for motor cars over 3 years old]
but may need to be a bit reshaped.

I'm off for an early night.
Peace
peter
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