And recently…

Well’ …
A week has flown by with no major drama.

After the lister blues, i find myself in much the same situation. Still no fix for my leaky Lister
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A battery bank that is on its last legs
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and a wind turbine with terminal squeeking

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But can’t grumble, these things will be fixed or replaced, where as a family member that is lost to us is irreplaceable. My deepest sympathy goes out to Mrs life at the end of the road and her family http://lifeattheendoftheroad.wordpress.com/

Onwards,
The cloud factory has been running smoothly these past seven or so days, much to my and my co union members efforts. Mr E’s deputy had taken upon himself to announce he was going to change the shift pattern, his idea was to go back to an eight hour shift covering on average a forty two hour week.
This little bombshell did not go down well with the shift workers, me included. The men stood firm and without union prompting, organised a letter writing frenzy that overwhelmed the board of directors to such an extent that the planed change was torpedoed and sank with all hands. Mind you, this one is not going away and no doubt will be salvaged to sail the turbulent waters again.
Meanwhile at the blunt end…
The last of my weekend of nights was spent on the automated storage system, no operator for Sunday as he had to use his last holiday. It was good for me as i was able to investigate some niggles with the software and some hardware issues. One of which is an operator induced problem that i have been banging on about to the bosses since little old me helped install the thing.

I know you lot may find this a bit of a bore but…
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See the base of that stack and how its curved, the operator is not supposed to accept that onto the system. The reason being, the whole system works on lengths and coordinates, if a stack like that goes in, the the length and coordinates are out of tolerance thus the system can stop, causing much gnashing of teeth, frayed tempers and loss of production.
But who am i to tell them….. Clowns

Other more countryfied news… A recent monitoring field study was completed by me and my good friend Jamie from RSNE… http://www.rsne.org.uk/
We found out through the use of our remote camera set at the the site we checked six months ago, we have a red squirrel back in the area…
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Good news… But tempered with a bit of bad. Its good because it shows the pro active controll of the vermin species Sciurus carolinensis
http://www.uksafari.com/greysquirrels.htm is actually having an effect on the conservation of our native red Sciurus vulgaris http://www.uksafari.com/redsquirrels.htm
It shows that the taking out of the more aggressive grey lets the milder red back in to its rightfull territory. The fact that a grey was spotted on camera
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has had me freezing my nads off in the pursuit of said tree rat.
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I hasten to say, with no luck as of yet.
The camera also caught….
A very bold mouse…
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A large badger…
Several smaller woodland birds…
A jay…
An extreme close up of a nuthatch…
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And some very surprised looking mammals…
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You can see a couple of the photos here, when she finaly uploads them that is
http://warkarearedsquirrels.wordpress.com/
In the mean time i will try to get them on here as soon as they come to me… Keep checking back for the updated post… Update…as you see, eventually got my mits on a couple of the spy camera shots…
So, all being well i will be back on here in a couple of days with more goings on from this tiny republic.

more scribbles later…TTFN…Posted from WordPress for Android

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