2018-05-29

Winding down

I am in this odd phase of a holiday all booked which is in only 9 days, 18 hours, 0 minutes, and 26 seconds away. Oh, do I have a countdown app on my phone? Maybe... I'm sort of putting off work I should do until after the holiday now.

Got a message from one of my cohorts today...


"Cagney's" is one of the restaurants on the ship. It seems I am not the only one "winding down".

I am packed as much as I can be, which is also unusual for me. OK yes, maybe the packing is getting a bit OCD here. Being weeks away I have labeled every cable and attached velcro cable ties to each, and put in labelled plastic boxes, and well, it is almost like I am bored or something!

If I was a normal employee, this would be a couple of weeks of very low productivity for my employer. The irony is that I will get work done whilst on holiday too.

I also have a list of things still to pack, and keep adding to it - latest being my hat, which will be needed assuming it is sunny. I even listed passport, just in case I am so tied up being careful to pack what is on the list and I forget some of the basics. Yes insulin and needles are on the list too!

Is there a word for "fear of forgetting something". I bet there is.

Even so, I expect to do the new FireBrick release before I go. The latest alpha has been tested a lot and very stable, and the last bits are just about ready. Lots of work on the true random number generator in the FB2900, and the entropy from other sources for key generation. It has taken a bit longer than expected but it is important to get it all right. The ACME stuff is very cool and easy to use now.

8 comments:

  1. Fibre patch cable. Really? What on earth would you use that for on a cruise ship.

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    1. It is for use with the 20 Line Cards, 2 RPs and 7 Fabric Cards held within the 44RU form factor Cisco ASR 9922 Series Aggregation Services Router he is rumored to have taken with him. He he!

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  2. Glad to see I am not the only one who has an Excel sheet called 'Master Packing List.xlsx' and has had for years.

    Although for one-night trips within the UK I now do them so frequently that I can pack with my eyes shut 10 minutes before I leave.

    Also pleased to see you took most of the Bank Holiday Weekend offline - or offline from public interaction anyway. Must have been a refreshing feel.

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    1. Excel? Pfft. I store my packing list in an Oracle 18c database with advanced business analysis capabilities.

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  3. Athazagoraphobia. Can also mean fear of being forgotten.

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  4. Athazagoraphobia is the closest I could find: fear of forgetting

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  5. "Only such clothes, effects and gifts as are appropriate for the cruise may be brought on board by each Guest" ... Let's hope that NCL consider enterprise networking kit appropriate for a cruise 😁

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    1. That's nothing. Rumor has it that he has taken a 44RU form factor Cisco ASR 9922 Series Aggregation Services Router with him too, just for fun. He he!

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