Quick update to cover the last week: Work is going very badly still! Meetings on Monday and Friday nearly turned into all-out verbal fights. Meanwhile had a disagreement with the CEO (Why he's a CEO and not an MD I have no idea) about the company paying to go to conferences. Lots of reading about Python and Java... the Python stuff I'm starting to do practical stuff with now. Watched JP3 - which was pretty poor. Went to see some live music last night which was slow to get started but hugely fun when they did. Did some very tedious work for the LDP - but it had to be done. Huge amounts of catching up with everything else to do.