Richard Howells' Blog

It looks like Ventrian customers have wanted to do this for several years.  Here is a workaround.  It assumes javascript and jQuery are active on the page.

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The problem is frequently caused by mismatched security settings, and/or connecting to the wrong Sql instance. Here is a sample connection string…

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...for the chits I've signed in the hotel. :-( Gulp.

These youngsters are the young part of my team.

Yesterday evening I saw a Brit lady literally dragging her leg into the bar.  It was obviously hurting her a lot.  What happened?  “We were in Delhi for a couple of days…” (she’s managing a change program with Centrica). “… When I went to the airport there was a hole in the floor that had been covered by carpet.”  She stood in the hole, turning her ankle, and smacked her other knee as she fell.  Quote “Now I am here I am having a bloody big glass of wine no matter what it costs!”.

It looked a badly swollen ankle to me.  The bar staff were lovely.  They got her propped up with her foot raised and loads of ice packed round her ankle.

As Rory keeps saying – welcome to India!

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Independence Day, 15th August, is a massive thing in India.  It's a major public holiday.  In the office we celebrated the day before with people dressing in traditional Indian clothing - the girls were *much* more enthusiastic than the boys, just look at these fabulous colours.

There were competitions round the office.

These are examples of Rangoli; artwork created directly on the floor using materials such as coloured rice, flour, or flower petals.  Just look at the clarity and the detail in them.  These were done in about one to two hours, yes by a team, but as a team you have to work very accurately together to do this.  It's not usual to walk into the reception area and risk trampling artwork underfoot.  Rangoli is very traditional in India.  People I spoke to said they learned the skills at home where it is a part of the major Indian festivals.

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This group took over the reception area with flower petals

The peacock is a traditional symbol of freedom and often appears in Rangoli designs.

These designs were in the vestibule area between reception and the lift area.

Our group was represented in a number of teams, there was also a competition for posters expressing India's current progress and hopes for the future.  I don't have pictures of them.  Sadly I accused the boys of just taking the credit for the girls' efforts.  I was put right on that - it was a true team effort.

You have been dying to know since I posted about shopping.  A chilli chatka is a bit slimmer than a wotsit.  It does not turn into glue in your mouth and it carries a fair whack of chilli.  I think they are pretty nice.

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