You may have seen on Jeff Moss’s Blog that he has been asked to speak at the UK OUG BI & Reporting SIG meeting at the end of January – and, if you read the comments, that I have been asked to speak too. Officially, I have not said yes yet, but I would love to speak. I just need to come up with a topic. Mark Rittman suggested something on DW design and that sounds good to me. Mark also suggested a design debate, I think I’ll turn that one down it could be too divisive… I remember how that natural versus surrogate key thread ran on the Dizwell forum – even though there may not be a single universal truth it’s surprising how many people think there is (and it’s usually their view!)
The other week I had an electrical failure in my car – a wiring fault took out several circuits. Took the car in to be fixed last week, the garage phoned me a 4:00pm and told me it needed some parts for around £4.00 – that’s less than $10 but the labour charge to fit would £200 pounds; I really needed the car fixed – windows that don’t work are a real pain when you need to pay road tolls – then they told me that the parts would not arrive until the next day so could they kept the car overnight. I rang the garage next day to check progress and found that they got parts from another supplier and fixed it yesterday but forgot to tell me! I picked up the car and although most of the circuits were fixed, one still did not work. So I booked the car in for today and find that they are ‘doing a stock take’ and can not fit any parts today; did they tell me before I drove to the garage? NO… some companies are so joined up!
At last the weather has turned cold – no more grass cutting at weekends!