September 2018

Client work

I finished the work I have been doing for the helpline module and handed the work over to the client.

The client is happy with the work I did so all is good from that perspective.

Since that time I decided to have a couple of weeks off work whilst I wait for the next project from a different client.

I was suppose to be moving onto quite a large project but the new client has not got the go ahead for the large project yet so the new client has provided me with some smaller work whilst I wait.

Losing weight

As part of my couple of week holiday I fell a bit behind on my exercise and diet and managed to put on a couple of pounds.

These activities have now been resumed and I hope to shave some more weight off very soon.

Jodrell Bank Observatory

As part of my effort to get out and about more I decided to visit the Jodrell Bank Observatory located in Lower Withington, Cheshire, United Kingdom.

The observatory houses a number of radio telescopes with the main telescope being the Lovell Telescope which is the third largest steerable radio telescope in the world.

Mid August 2018

Client work

Carrying on with helpline module I have been doing lots of refactoring for the up and coming handover of the project.

Also I have been creating update actions for both case notes and case alerts.

A user can click on the edit pencil icon next to case note or alert, an edit form appears at the bottom of the alerts or notes and the screen scrolls to the edit form.

When the user has finished editing the alert or note the screen scrolls back to the alert or note.

I have done a major refactoring of the case merge section to now use a special case merge model which handles the validating and saving of the case merge action.

This has reduced the number of lines in the case merge controller significantly.

I have currently got another project with a different client in the pipeline so I will be starting that in the near future.

Losing weight

I have now lost a total of 2 stone since starting my weight loss program.

For those who do not know I have done this by exercising on my treadmill at least 4 days a week for 1 hour. I do not run on my treadmill but walk at a moderate pace.

As well as this I try to stick to around 100 – 120 carbs per day. I have some “off” days maybe once or twice per week but I generally stick with it.

I notice that by having a lower carb diet the diet naturally becomes lower in calories except that it is made up of foods that actually keep you fuller for longer. So the lower carb diet has been a win all round.