How Malcolm can stand being an architect I do not know. Today I have been mostly trying to arrange the installation of some satellite dishes for our datacenter. Apparently, we need planning permission from the local authority…and this is what I’ve been trying to do today. How Malcolm can deal with planning and building regs alone is beyond me, especially in a Conservation Area. To top it all off, we’ve been told that actually the landlord wants to apply for planning himself now instead. *sigh*

Besides that, things are coming together. We’ve had (almost) the last delivery now – our PDUs are here ready for installation next week. We’re still waiting for some Foundry load balancers to arrive from the USA but once they’re here that’s it. This evening I’ve been getting ready to install our billing application, the snappily-titled “Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management” platform (everyone still calls it “Portal” – which is what it’s name was before Oracle bought them). I’m working my way from the back forwards, so with Oracle working on the backend, I can get get Portal working and have something to test it against. Once that’s up and running, it’s mainly a case of getting our own software to talk everything then.

Exciting times. Busy, but exciting.

One Response to “One of those days”

  1. Jon says:

    Tower Hamlets has conservation areas? Why would anyone want to preserve Tower Hamlets? 😉