Tag Archives: computer

Terrorist YouTube treat on campus (Rousse)

Following the previous year’s success, I invited my colleagues at Scottish Enterprise back on campus for a week. This time, however, they treated their visit as a jolly, crowding around my computer singing along to karaoke videos on YouTube. As … Continue reading

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Red fleece pyjama shame (Rousse)

When I saw BB come round the corner into reception with a bunch of computer industry experts I knew that I had to sharpen up my act. Lounging around campus reception in my red fleece pyjamas until mid-morning was an … Continue reading

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A widow’s assumed privileges (Rousse)

Everyone was tip-toeing around our colleague at work following her recent bereavement. While I was happy to as supportive as everyone else, it irritated me that she took it for granted that she could throw me off my computer whenever … Continue reading

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Escape and P (Rousse)

When I took down all the posters from my office walls  it was obvious that I would need to call Facilities and ask for the whole room to be repainted. There was even student graffiti to remove. Fortunately I would … Continue reading

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Charity shop Whimsies and a sand slide bring joy to the office (Rousse)

My new office space was appalling. I was shown to a tiny table with a computer at the end end of a long narrow room that accommodated around a dozen academics and research students. On the blue desk next to … Continue reading

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Stevie Wonder misses his flight (Rousse)

Stevie Wonder, his female friend, TPR, two other computer industry experts and I were chatting in the bar while Stevie and his companion were waiting for a flight. I checked my watch. It was 19:15. ‘What time is your flight?’ … Continue reading

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Stockton-on-Tees local knows nothing about trains (Rousse)

KA and I shared delivery of the lecture. Somehow I ended up with the ‘hard’ bit: explaining the difference between linear and complex computer programming. My instructions said to use railway tracks as an analogy, and make reference to a … Continue reading

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