Sunday, 8 November 2015

Odds Checker - 08/11

Ok, I was expecting this to a be a lot more mobile...
Its been static for a while, so I'm going to keep an eye on it and post the odd update

Saturday, 7 November 2015

i do sometimes wonder why i do what i do

I'm half a bottle of cassis deep so thus might just be mumbling in to my short glass but I do wonder why I bother some times

I've been retained as part of team undertaking a demerger of a business unit from a behemoth.
I was late to the party, so I had a viewpoint that wasn't poisoned by optimism.

So, I say, x is going to fail, y is going to fail, z is going to fail, get me a, b and c right now and I can maybe salavage Y and at least limit the damage x us going to cause, Z is a runaway train.
But the team, unhappy that I've just called the on their fuck ups assures the board im just being negative.
Everything crashes as I said it would

Now the spin is that the program is in trouble because some people aren't sufficiently dedicated....    

The team I don't mind do much, at the end of the day I'm there because someone didn't trust the to do the job, the money though....

Thursday, 5 November 2015

remember folks, isis isnt isis

Isis isn't a monolith
the Egyptians who placed that bomb on that flight would have claimed to be al queda a few years ago and plo before that.
bombing Syrian Isis will have no effect on the bombers

not that daisy cutting raqaa is a bad idea

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Political odds 11/10/15

The Tories are no more likely to be the largest party after the next GE, but Labour are less likely to be the largest

The spreads on some of these are simply enourmous though!
I suppose to a degree it simply doesnt matter, if only there was some way to arbitrage this?
I might book a few days and get my maths head on.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Russia invades afghanistan!

Not literally obviously, but you have to admit the parallels are there.

strategic bombing sets the stage, Russian special forces directly lead local ground forces supported by elite Russian infantry in reserve and Russian CAS to crack any time sensitive tough nuts.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

BBQ(ish) info - Lambs Breast

**This took place on an over head electric grill rather than an underneath charcoal grill**

Normally, lamb breast has to be cooked slowly, in a little bit of liquid, to melt the fat, and in my kitchen with a F*** ton of onions to gobble up all that yummy lamb fat.

Ever one to try something new and exciting (and cheap) I had a crack at grilling it today

As a piece of meat, its about £4 a kg, chicken breast is £5 a kg.
The night before, I put a big of Ginger paste in a flap, and heavily salted (pink Himalayan) and Peppered (Szechuan) each side.
30minutes in the grill, turning every 5 minutes, and it was done.

I assume pork belly would work the same way.
Next time I'm going to slice it in to pork rib size strips and marinate

Corbyn winning the media war

Owen Bennet is a HufflePuff
If Corbynites cant win the support of the Huffington Post who the hell is going to support them?

Saturday, 3 October 2015

If you really believe that Labour can win the next election.....

You can make a F*** ton of money....

40% return over 5 years seems like a pretty sound investment given the near certainty that, even if its not a Tory Majority, they will be the biggest party...

Friday, 2 October 2015

Things not to say in interview

If you export something to excel, print it, and then type it back in to the system, I should be allowed to skull fuck you.

Dont watch pitch black whilst interview prepping....

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Double Check Your Sums (or Spreadsheets)

TrT has had a good year and lost most of his fat lardassness

It has come at the cost of some muscle mass, so I've been back on my weights, being a good boy and doing full compound exercises, hitting every muscle that can be hit (essentially a deadlift in to clean and press with a behind the head tricep dippy thing, but no "explosive" movement)
I had an escalating weight level all mapped out, 2.5kg a week

It was really hard, which was rather sad.

And then I realised I was adding 2.5kg a week to each side
Under water knife fighters stop laughing and see how long you can add 5kg a week for, it took me a disturbing amount of time to cotton on (giving my job is playing with numbers)