I have realised the similarities between some aspects of my work and designing a psychology experiment. In both there are a lot of 'what if' questions to ask ourselves. At work it revolves round rule-writing or programming - watching for loopholes, or odd boats that won't fit, or the way others will intepret it, or a myriad of other things. It's a part of work which can be really frustrating, but I enjoy. Similarly with psychological studies there are the Confounding Variables which will mess up the results.
On another subject, I got the latest 4 x-rays on disk so I have updated the x-rays page. They look fairly similar except for the fact that the bone-coloured areas are growing! Still I looked at them and though "Why the hell was I even thinking about driving?". This is one of them:
I have told my boss that the full days in the office aren't working; they were really an experiment so that's fine. They involve so much stimulation, and getting up and down to see people and discuss things, that for that evening and the whole of the next day I feel exhausted and emotional. It's just not worth it. So I've suggested 3 half-days a week (starting after the New Year); anyway it's not as though I'm not working while I'm here at home, in fact I'm probably doing more.
Today I am going in for a lunchtime meeting about some technical stuff so will be there for the afternoon. Then I need to set to some studying reading this weekend. Christmas is all done and bought and there is no more money left so I won't be going near any shops! Just counting down to Thursday when Mr H gets home :-)