I spoke too soon

I have very little left to do at twin, so I read up on news or topics of interest, but unfortunately can’t get to improving my IT skills or learning new stuff as I get interrupted quite frequently by employees who need help with little things like unpacking compressed files or where to find the save button.

Other than that, I can at least get quick answers for the rest of the group, if they are directed at twin.

A weird job

Today was a weird day.

I didn’t expect to be doing much apart from first level support, but just after I arrived I got the task to set up five android smartphones with Google accounts and everything.
This turned out to be a very tedious job, as I had to link every Google account with a mobile phone number. So I had to: start the phone, skip the set up, create the account with the current phone number, restart the phone and then log in with the previously created account.

Otherwise it was an uneventful day.
Just a bit of first level support.

A Monday with something new to do

Today I could start setting up the new Windows 10 computers I had prepared during the last weeks.
Some last minute changes and settings had to be made (for example anti virus software had to be installed and database updates made).

But noone wanted them.
They would rather keep using very outdated Windows 7 computers than the (in fairness refurbished) new computers.
That opinion quickly faded though as the first employee saw how much faster the new computers booted and started software.

The rest of the week will mostly likely be the same as today with more or less support to the staff.

Finally a weekend well spend (Late entry)

I finally got around to buy almost all of the souvenirs for my friends, which involved a walk from Cutty Sark to Canary Wharf and back.

In the evening I met up with a few others of our group to have a few drinks, with aching feet and bones.
I had accumulated over 24 thousand steps that day which is more than twice my usual high.
Sunday then was a lazy day with just a small lunch with a friend and not much more.

A lot of nothing

This week has been very slow.
Apart from a support ticket every now and then, there wasn’t anything for me to do really, so I spent the time reading up on news and new technologies.

Today was a bit of an exception, as I could finally start finishing up the new windows 10 computers:
Installing the last few pieces of software, including updates and anti-virus software and lastly putting the computers into the domain.

However none of the employees wanted to test the new computers today, so that will come next week.

The last long weekend

Saturday I finally found fitting shoes.
With my old ones falling apart and few shops having my size, this felt like a much bigger accomplishment than it should.
Later that day I met up with a few others for a few drinks.

Sunday started a bit uncoordinated.
First we wanted to get a British breakfast, but quickly decided to try a burger restaurant instead.
After what was then lunch, we bought an american football and a basketball and headed to a small park in which we spent a few hours.

The problem with the shoe shops

This weekend I tried to get a fitting pair of shoes, again.
My current shoes are starting to fall apart although they are not that old, but all the clothing stores and shoe shops I’ve been to so far do not have my size in stock or available at all.
I have a similar problem in Germany, its just not this bad.

After I tried three different stores today, I came home, slightly frustrated.
In front of the house where I’m staying was a car with its hazard lights on, standing in the leftmost lane. As this is a common sight in Berlin I thought nothing of it, until I heard the man trying again and again to start the engine.
I walked over to him and (as it was a very small car) offered to push him out of the lane of the busy road. It is an A-road after all.
He agreed, but did not turn into the driveway, after asking why he told me he thought I meant the car workshop up the road.

So, after clearing that up I pushed him there (again, it was a very small car).
He thanked me and jokingly said: „Saved you the trip to gym, haven’t I?“.