Yes, yes. I know it’s bad – but I’m totally running WordPress 3.6 Beta… in production. I couldn’t help it. The slick interface for the post formats made me want it now! Suitably impressed and really couldn’t wait the supposed 2ish weeks for it to get past Beta and into full release. And Twenty Thirteen? Slick theme folks. Loving it.
How do you pick a good plugin for WordPress? Another one of my day-job posts on the Mogul blog.
- Yeah, Like my black jeans
- Grey jeans
- They're black.
- No they're not.
- Yeah they are. Jeans are only two colours. Blue or black. Those are just faded black.
- So what about all the other colours? Green, red...?
- They're not jeans, they're denim pants.
Its lonely here in TGM.
Its like walking in to an old haunted looking house. There is a lot of dust, spider webs and stale air. I swear i can hear whispers of geeks long gone.
If only there was something of worth to steal, like a TV or a PC, no one would notice!. And I do need a new PC.
To stir thing up I’m gonna say the following and see if I get any bites.
I only have 8 weeks left….
Your turn TGM!
Pretty sure our little site just had the biggest quiet time EVER. There’s good reason for that. But I’m too tired to even TRY to explain it right now.
I’ve just spent four hours clearing out Malware. The mighty base64_encode malware bug. I seriously, seriously hate that stuff. On the plus side I’ve discovered BulletProof Security for WordPress. I’m hoping it stops it coming back. Fingers crossed.
In the meantime – stay tuned for more updates on the big silence, coming soon.
Turns out there’s this weird thing that happens when you go on courses with the NZCF.
When you do a course you get to spend time with new people in a really intense kind of environment – you’re thrust together and made to spend almost every waking hour together for 7 or 8 days. Â This is an incredibly rewarding experience – especially for staff. Â We get to watch young cadets walk into the course with a lot of the knowledge and skills required to take them to the next level. Â We then get to help them build upon those skills and walk out again at the end of the week as confident young leaders in our organisation. Â The Junior NCO course I’ve just staffed was my first experience staffing a Cadet course. Â I’ve always gotten a real kick out of watching Cadets grow and progress over the course of their 3-5 years in our unit, but nothing had really prepared me for the sheer concentration of that experience at a course level.
I had two particular wee gems in my syndicate during last week. One who just seemed like she was going to have to be spoon fed the whole way, and another who just faded completely into the background. Â The Cadet staff that I had assigned to me turned to me during leadership exercises and said “who is that guy? No really… I know he’s been there all week, but I have no idea who he actually is” (okay, so paraphrased slightly, but you get the drift). Â By the end of the week we’d changed number 1 into a complete drill pig (that’s a good thing), and number 2 ended up blitzing all his assessments and lead the falling out parade at the end of the course. Â Now THAT is a reward for me!
Being a first timer on course I really counted on the backup of my fellow officer and cadet staff. Â I certainly couldn’t have gotten through without their help. Â So cheers muchly to Jo, Dave, John, Tim and especially to Sophie who was unfortunate enough to be stuck as my assigned cadet staff for the week. Â Whenever I needed advice or assistance you were always there. Â For that I’ll always be grateful.
The only real problem I had was adjusting back to reality.Â Â I’ve heard it’s pretty common amongst NZCF personnel, but I’veÂ totallyÂ been suffering from post-course blues. Â Â I love my job… I really do. I’ve worked pretty hard to get to where I’m at, but in comparison to the kind of non-financial rewards I got out of doing the course, a 9-5 just doesn’t compare – not even slightly. Â Sadly, this has meant a completely unfocussed, super tired Bren who has been performing completely substandardly for the last four days. Â So this… this wee blog entry is my unwind. Â Getting it all out there, out of my head so that next week I can really get back to the business of being awesome. Â Thank god i’ve got a four day weekend in which to do that!!
On a completely unrelated note… Prometheus is dead. Â My laptop died last week while on course – just as I was typing up course reports. NUTS! Â Good news? Adrastea has arrived. Â Toshiba Core i7, 4GB RAM, 1GB GFX and 650GB HDD. Niiiiiiiice. Â Installed FSX tonight and cranked the gfx up as high as they go. Â And Adrastea? Does. Not. Slow. Down. At. All.
I think I’m in love.