Let’s explore Stratford

Today I woke up very late, as every other day. Around 11am I managed it to get up of my bed. Then we cleaned up our room a little bit and the host mother cleaned the floor with the vacuum cleaner. We also had to remove our bed sheets because the host mother wanted to clean them.

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The Weekend is here

The last four days passed by really fast, but what happened ?

On Thusday and Friday I worked in South London Repair (SLR). During this time I got to know my colleagues better. I also unscrewed a lot of televisions, notebooks, motherboards and build them back together. On Friday we went to a family in the south of London, because there home automation system stopped working and SLR is one of the last companies with certified knowledge about the „Fibaro“ home automation system. In this case the software on the home contoller was way to old and not responding correctly.  „The Weekend is here“ weiterlesen

A work summary

After two weeks here i want to summarise my work experience so far. Besides making the software crash in any way i can think of i am also looking for any logical error on the interface or the database. I have to document every test that leads to an error to narrow it down as much as possible, sometimes this is a little bit tricky if you get a spontaneous idea and have to recreate it afterwards. I am also allowed to state my opinion about the whole design of the software or ideas how to make a better software out of it. For ideas that are not easily explained by word we can us one of the walls because the whole wall is a chalkboard and try to visualise it for our colleagues. After seeing that they allow me to be involved so deeply into the project, I can fully understand why I had to sign an NDA on my first day.

The Ice-Man is here!

Today I woke up a bit late because I came home around 1am in the morning. We had a very good time together in a pub but unfortunately some of the guys had their flight today, so last night was their last evening in London. Maybe we will meet them again one day in Germany, we will see.

I started in the morning with my laundry (okay more or less morning, it was around 12am).

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Visiting Crumlin Road Gaol

Today we visited the historical Prison at Crumlin Road. We bought our tickets beforehand for 9£ each and realised if we had bought them there we would have paid 12£ each. Since it was pouring down the whole day we used a taxi to get there. The tour itself was funny and i think one of the big reasons for this was our tour guide. It takes a certain kind of humour to create funny story’s on a jail tour as you can imagine. The prison itself closed it doors in 1996. „Visiting Crumlin Road Gaol“ weiterlesen

Crumlin Road Gaol

Today we visited the Crumlin Road Gaol prison. The weather was quite bad, but that didn’t bother us. The tour lasted about one hour and was very interesting. Unfortunately there were about 45 people in the tour group which made it very difficult to listen. After we had watched everything we went home again, but Robert and Florian went for the city centre to buy some stuff for themselfes. After they came back  we spent the evening cooking and watching a good movie.

An Internship for more than just brewing coffee

The past two days were packed with things to do at Twin.

Setting up new user accounts including mail, phone and database access,
installing and configuring graphics cards and dual monitor work places,
blacklisting IPs which where spamming the firewall,
getting acquainted with the old and the new internet security system,
a few minor things like swapping the CMOS batteries or replacing damaged keyboards,
as well as some organisational stuff.
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