I suppose there is a reason …


At work, we are now only able to access our pay advice via what is called a ‘Self-Service Portal’. This basically means a page on the works intranet site. The only really downside, is that you have to be at work (or on VPN) to get your payslip. Previously, it was possible to access the site from your personal computer/tablet by logging through the web-mail app.

So, how do you get your payslip home. You could print the thing, but work frowns upon unnecessary print so the only other way is to email to your personal email address. But wait …isn’t that a security risk? I know, I’ll pack it up in a zip file and password protect it. Oh no! Work doesn’t like that … it cannot virus check it! It refuses to send the mail!

So what do I do? Well, I open my personal webmail application (ZoHo mail. The one I’ve been playing around with) and attach the password protected zip file and mail it to my GMail account. No problems encountered, and my password protected payslip is safely delivered.

I think I know the reason that work wouldn’t send the password protected file. They would not want to be responsible for any problems with an email coming through their accounts. But hey didn’t stop me sending it through a personal email account, which I find a little odd!

… start with a question ….


Why do boxer shorts have buttons ? How the hell are you supposed to unbutton the damn things, through 4 inches of zip ? Any ideas !!

A mostly uneventful day today. Youngest, despite what I said, was not up early. However his ‘anger’ has continued almost hourly, all day. You could set your clock by it. Again, no obvious triggers, unless it is his ‘unfinished business’ from the night before. Who knows. He seems to have quietened down a lot this evening. Although he is still a bit edgy, and snappy at the slightest thing.

No phone call from the eldest. Again Mrs H is a bit saddened about that. I did not expect him to ring, and to be honest, it it was me, I don’t think I would be ringing home every other night either. I did not when I got married. We will see if he rings tomorrow.

I have just found out that my animated profile picture on MSN worked. J**** said it freaked her out a little. I have to agree there. It was not what I expected. I’ve juggled my PC desk a little, so now I can get my camera on top of the monitor, where it belongs. I should be able to get better pictures now.

That’s just about it I think. Sundays are quite mediocre.