03 Nov

Another day in 2017

We had a good game of Symbaroum last night, Thursday. Bit of a headache but sat down at iMac and ploughed on. Had a Telco at 2:30 I was nervous about but it went well. PNM invited me to be a project manager in a proposal. I sub edited 6&7, revised some graphics. In the evening we are going to see the new version of “Murder on the Orient Express” at Tyneside Cinema.
I feel old.

02 Nov

Chapter 8, the construction

I worked last on Chapter 8 some months ago, since I needed to replicate the SPSS work from Chapter 4 to compare and contrast. Now I am back, building the framework now I have documented the DMF work in Chaper 5, the BMC in Chapter 6 and the actual operation in Chapter 7. I know this makes no real sense to anyone but me, but in many ways it’s a record for me. I am very weary of this all now.
In recent months I have also completed (with others) a deliverable of note for NOVELOG.eu and also (with others) submitted a second stage EU proposal called dLogistics that will be evaluated by March 2018. I so very very very want that to succeed. The team is good, the proposal is good, the work would be highly interesting, and it would resolve so many funding issues. But it’s a lottery, and this is the fourth or fifth time in as many years that we have got to the final stage on a 33%/50% chance, and not succeeded. I have to be realistic and look to pursue other avenues.
I just need to get the ruddy PhD out of the way.
In other news, Mike and Amy and Ollie Bear have moved into their new home in Chester, and Matt has gone to live in Cambridge with Alaa and others. Ann is considering taking up amateur dramatics and we bought a lovely lovely red chair that I seem to have got away with making mine!