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A fantastic day really.. well kinda, though it’s been raining for most of it. Off for the interview, went fine – this agency would be more for the admin type roles… so we’ll see what turns up.

Must say though, I was impressed with their testing, for the data entry it simulated a call centre, and you had to listen to the audio and type the data in. Thought that was a better test than a lot of them I’ve come across.

The wouldn’t let me boulder in the Y as there were 60 kids there or something. Which was a little annoying (ok so it was 11am)

Got the key – well went over and joined up – to the Squash Club.. so I’ll be ringing the captain tomorrow and trying to get myself some games… I will be annihilated though seeing as most of these people play 3 or more times a week, whereas I only used to play once.

But the reason it’s a fantastic day – is that (and yes I’m a geek sometimes) is that if you put Patrick Davey into google – this page is the number one hit. No idea what the ranking is, and I very much doubt I’ll stay up there long, but still, it’s nice. And probably attributable to Stephen Downey a friend who put a link from his blog to mine… that one probably tipped the balance (I believe google ranks by the amount of sites that link to yours – amongst other things I guess). Though my brother Matthew did send me this article which talks about how blogs are hurtin’

So anyway, that was nice.

It is freezing here though, which isn’t quite so cool. And for the record – sardines in mustard as a sauce/filler for pasta is amongst the most evil concoctions I’ve ever thrown together.

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So today was a little more positive on the job front, had one interview about getting contract ‘pooter work. The interview was just with the agency so nothing concrete, but it was positive. Which was nice! Also have an interview / test with another agency tomorrow morning, so that’ll be good too – general typing and Word/Excel skills no doubt.

Contracting could be good though. Who knows? But nothing definite yet. Also made out my application for the Dunnes Stores of this country.. ;) just can’t bring myself (yet) to hand it in! Last time I did that work was the week and a half before Freshers Week 6 years ago.. and it wasn’t the best work then! :) Still, beggars can’t be choosers.

Well.. I suppose they can, but just a very limited choice.

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Just for the record! yes I do know you can get PHP off the net to do message boards for you… (I even installed one where you logged in, had avatars, could do threading and smilies ‘n spellchecking ‘n everything!) but figured twould be a good learnin’ experience! And also you don’t get any annoying ads too.

Besides… you have to remember that shit is good (excuse the language mum ;) – though I think the site is having troubles at the moment.

And as for not having work, well if the worst comes to the worst I can just stop eating and drinking… just like this guy did for 10 years (well 10 days anyway..)

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So spent most of the day (yes I’m slow) learning the little bit of PHP that I had to learn from scratch in order to make my Message Board.

So isn’t that deadly.. it works pretty well, though it’s still pretty easy to break it if you want to (please don’t)

Got one call from a temping agency… interview tomorrow BUT! it’s just a routine.. they do *not* have any work for me… still.. the careers paper comes out tomorrow so I’ll be looking and applying to lots in that.

Still, nice to have learned a bitta PHP, could be usefull! never know ;)

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Just found out from Maeve that Billy Connolly is touring New Zealand… so decided to get tickets. It was sold out. Badness.. Said – who cares anyway and booked tickets with Glynn to see him in Auckland, sure it’ll be expensive, but probably one of the last times I’ll have the opportunity to see him… just can’t wait (March)


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