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Pregnancy = Stress

So I just scored 26 out of 32 on a stress test over on the Beeb. Nausea? Check. Sleeplessness? Check. Easily lose track of things… All the frickin’ checks. Maybe all stressed people are just pregnant and don’t realise? Compared with times when I really have been under high stress, though, I’d take life as […]

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Bumping Along

A couple of weeks ago, I finally told my coworkers I’m pregnant. I’m not sure why it took so long, but I got really self-conscious about saying anything. Partly, I guess, I didn’t want to have the conversations which always seem to follow the announcement with a bunch of people I hardly know. Partly I […]

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Tinette

So last Wednesday I got to spend quite a lot of time in the hospital. At the point at which I got the call to say that Dan was in A&E, I had in fact only just got back from the exact same hospital, where I’d been having my 20-week scan. JTA and I watched […]

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The Worst Exam

Today I sat the worst exam I’ve ever taken. I don’t mean it was hard. It was actually pretty straightforward – an hour to do 60 multiple choice questions. In the end it took me half an hour, and a large chunk of that was double-checking my answers. Simple as it was once I entered […]

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On The Move

The first time I remember moving house, I was about 6 or 7 years old, and the whole process appeared to be magic. I guess that my parents didn’t feel like they needed my help, since from my point of view, I simply left our house in Orchard Drive to go to school and then […]

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Tiny

Exciting news! After our previous failed attempt, JTA and I have successfully made another proto-baby. This one’s called Tiny, and has made it past the 12 week mark. Even better, it’s got arms and legs and a heartbeat and moves around all by itself. Progress! My due date is New Year’s Eve, which is a […]

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What makes a good test?

I’m currently putting the finishing touches to a seminar on building simple automated tests for webpages with Selenium. As part of the session, I’ve got a section which talks about the elements of a good test. I’d actually finished writing it and was pretty pleased with the result when I suddenly realised that I’d pulled […]

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Adding email aliases to Alfresco folders via CMIS

This took me a ridiculously long time to figure out, largely because there isn’t any documentation. So, in case anyone else out there needs to know how to do it, here’s how you set an alias on a node in an Alfresco repository in Java (via OpenCMIS and the Alfresco OpenCMIS Extensions).   try { […]

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Disclosure

Disclaimer: This story doesn’t have a happy ending. Bearing in mind some of the people who might read this, I thought I’d say up front that my tribe and I are all coping OK, and are still feeling delighted for our more fortunate friends. I don’t want there to be awkwardness, but I couldn’t cope […]

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Gotcha of the day – Apache Basic Authentication on Windows

I’ve just lost almost an entire day to this, so in case anyone else ever runs up against the same problem, I thought I’d document it here. The issue Trying to setup Trac on Windows (I know, I know – not my choice!), I found I couldn’t log in to my Trac project using Apache’s […]