When I was at the checkout in tesco there were some flowers on the end of the belt and the checkout chick asked the lady in front if they were hers, she replied “no but he can by them for me” (looking at me). We exchanged some banter and went on our way. 🙂

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Well today i went into Watford to get a DVD for my mum for mothers day. Started off by getting there too early and the place was empty (forgot shops don’t open till 11) so had McD’s breakfast. Now I tried Virgin/HMV/WHsmith and they had all sold out. I then popped into Maplins to pick up a new multimeter so I could run some more checks on my battery and for a fiver was a bargain. Then off to look for DVD at Tesco Watford (sold out) Tesco Pinner (sold out) so I thought sod it and came home and ordered it from Amazon.

Done some tests on battery and the new multimeter showed there was a drain and i’ve narrowed it down to the ignition relay. Funny how the other mulitmeter didn’t show it even more so cause it’s a work one ha, but alas a cheapie £5 one did rolls eyes

Also the V measurement between the two varried slightly which was odd

With relay 0.22 A drain

Without relay 0.06 A drain which is about right

Battery V when left

12.48V Fluke

12.58V Maplin

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We seeing as i’ve been having problems with the battery on my fezza I decided to go and get a decent one.

I picked up a Varta Calcium Silver Top one that’s normally used in escort diesels. I got this because of the stronger starting power it provides. I’ve stuck it on and done a drop test and meter show no drain so fingers crossed. I’ll check it on wed and see if it starts ok.

Current reading 12.54V

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Well today I had my WSA (work station assement) by an outside comany and she told me I need a new chair a bigger mouse and a telephone headset. My line manager’s gonna be happy when he sees that as the chair alone cost £600 ha.

Oh and the new 21″ monitor that’s on order 🙂

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Well i thought i’d give coppermine a try as my new photo gallery. It requires ImageMagick so i had to download a whopping 46 meg file and install it. Next up was setting up a SQL database which is straight forward but i think this is a bit excessive for just a gallery. Installation was simple and done via a script. Once all done I must’ve used it for all of 5 minutes, I found the interface to be too fussy and too much chopping and changing was required. So after all that I reverted back to Gallery to where I feel at home and moved all the pics over from Dribble.

Conclusion: Stick with what you know

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