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Day three & four

Day three starts at QA when we get told that tomorrow (day 4 ) is a “staff training day” and that we are on “study leave” WHOPEEE!!

Then we go up to the “workshop” (A room with a couple of tables, and some bits of old comptuer) and dissect some old computers. Trust me to get the dodgy one, which when I take the processor fan off, brings the processor off too, bending all the pins and making me look like a fool.

After this “excitement” we hvae lunch and then come back in the afternoon to learn how to install windows XP. A process I have learnt to do, blindfolded, with my hands tied behind my back, while riding a bicycle…. needless to say, It was well on the way to installing before the class had even started, and Off I went for a cup of tea!!!

Day three ended with me starting XP for the “first time” and too many cups of tea to remember!!!


Day four, nothing Apprenticeshippy has happened so far, but as I was not in town today, I was able to get in the car with Mum, Dad & Adam to travel to Cardiff…. and have written this, sat in Magor Services, looking at probably the best view from a service station in the UK – The rolling hills of Cymru.


That’s all for today, and my first week of Apprenticeship and Blogging…. See you on tuesday….


Adios! 🙂

Day Three

What happened on day three? Nothing of great interest!

This morning, I left the house at quarter past 8. Briskly walked down the the bus stop… eventually the bus came… I thought I was running late. That nice greek lady who’s son used to work at blockbusters got on… and we were talking as per the Greek/Jewish usual. We arrived at the station and I ran off down the slope worrying I was going to be late. The thing I find funny is that “nice Greek lady” walked casually and still made that same train, a few carriages back! Anywhos, I digress, I arrived at 9.15 and had time for a cheeky cup of free coffee before the morning started!


This morning we started by making powerpoints about the different types of motherboard. After spending most of the morning discussing Three or four types… I concluded that its only really ATX and Micro-ATX that are used…. what a waste.

We continued flicking through the almighty book, and did a work sheet looking at assembling the parts of a computer, buying them, and making sure they are all compatible… I made a lovely virtual computer… but it wasn’t worth the £416 it cost!


This afternoon, we carried on with our hardware based day, talking about different cables and more cables… and fire extinguishers again! WOW.


Tomorrow is set to be more fun with a practical on how to build a computer…. I might take a blindfold, and get one hand tied behind my back!!!!! 🙂


Thats all for now…. ciao 🙂