Aled Treharne on February 17th, 2008

I’m dragged out of my warm, comfortable dream by the phone. I grab it and answer as chirpily as I can, blinking the sleep from my eyes. The lava lamp I leave on when I’m on shift is casting a gentle red glow over everything. It’s a red call – “Nan down“. An old lady’s […]

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Aled Treharne on February 14th, 2008

I’ve had a livejournal account for some time now and although I post all my articles to my blog, I have a WordPress plugin that automagically syncronises the two accounts. This is ideal. I’m also part of a community known as UKNOT. UKNOT has an RSS aggregator that grabs a bunch of blogs and presents them […]

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Aled Treharne on February 13th, 2008

Now that it’s all over the news, I can say a bit more. The search down near Bridgend was for a missing woman reported on the news. She was missing since Saturday and it was clear from the start that we were looking for a body – the police were already holding someone in connecting […]

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Aled Treharne on February 12th, 2008

I did not get a break. So yesterday as I started winding up and preparing to go home, the pager went off. An area standby for a rescue on Hay’s Bluff near Hay on Wye. So I headed up to base and caught the first response vehicle about to leave. Jumping on board, we headed […]

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Aled Treharne on February 12th, 2008

[Originally written but not posted yesterday] Wow. On Saturday I was prepared. Not wanting to get caught out again, I got all my kit ready, ironed my uniform and got everything ready for my ambulance shift which started back up at 08hrs. I started pottering around the house and everything was going to plan until […]

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Aled Treharne on February 9th, 2008

Tonight was supposed to be a night of working with the Ambulance service, but that plan went straight out the window when the pager went off at around 1700. Leaving work, I headed off to base where I jumped in the first response Landrover and headed off. We’d been requested by the Cave Rescue team […]

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Aled Treharne on February 7th, 2008

We’re testing a DSL ordering system at the moment by trying to order a new DSL circuit into our London Datacenter. This involves talking to BT Openreach, albeit via our third party. This is where it gets interesting. BT Openreach, the part of BT responsible for the exchanges and the physical copper that comes to […]

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Aled Treharne on February 3rd, 2008

It’s been a very, very strange day. It started badly at midnight as I was babysitting the replacement of a switch in our London datacenter and it was running over. I didn’t get to sleep until 0300. I did at least have the presence of mind to turn off the alarm clock before I finally […]

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