All entries for January 2007
January 04, 2007
One of the fun things about being a fairly theoretical researcher is that I get good toys to play with – running epidemiological models is best done on pretty up-to-date hardware. I’d been lead to believe that a new machine would be ready and waiting for me when I arrived.
Sadly, this was not to be. There had been some problem with the ordering, and it was delayed. I made do with my rather tired old laptop, and waited for the promised land (well, computer). Matt informed me from time to time that he’d been chasing things up, to no avail.
Yesterday, he said that it had finally arrived, and indeed, after the usual hassle with a new machine (particularly given it’s a Mac, which seems to complicate matters), it’s up and running. I’m even writing this blog entry on it!
I notice, however, that it has those little PAT stickers on it, showing it’s been minimally tested for electrical safety. These are required by law to be dated. The date? 15/12/2006.