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Some people went to watch the end of festival fireworks from Calton Hill, which I can only imagine was fantastic. Some others went to the Meadows. Due to a lack of ability to move, I stayed in.

By which I mean that Jane and I went up to the top floor balcony[0]. One of the joys of having an exposed stair is that each flat has a wee balcony by which we can get to our actual front doors. From that far above the close, the view was fucking fantastic and we were close enough to hear the music from the bandstand without need of a radio.

This plan was slightly hampered by one thing: I have a phobia of exposed heights. I'm fine as long as there's no obvious indication that a stray gust of wind will send me plummeting from the exposed structure on which I stand to a painful gravity-assisted death. But on the other hand, I've been to the top of the Olympiaturm in Munich, and seen the views from both Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. At least I know I can deal with it long enough to get a majestic view of what was a spectacular display of pyrotechnics.

[0]: Fifth floor for Yanks, fourth floor for sane people.

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digitalraven
Sep. 3rd, 2006 10:13 pm (UTC)
Stop being envious and come over here, then ;)
figg
Sep. 4th, 2006 12:10 am (UTC)
Surely everyone indexes floors starting at zero?

A few lifts I have seen have { -1, 0, 1, 2, ... } on the panel
digitalraven
Sep. 4th, 2006 12:22 pm (UTC)
You've never seen (or heard reference to) a usenet floor-numbering thread? Leftpondians don't believe in zero. Rightpondians do.

All this bickering is much like discussing array bases with VB programmers. Some want to start at 0 because it makes sense, damnit! Some want to start at 1, because that throws away logic in favour of letting more drooling morons program (well, more than PHP let in). My suggestion of splitting the difference and starting at 0.5 was deemed unacceptable.
protocol_rain
Sep. 4th, 2006 04:38 pm (UTC)
At least it was BOOM and not 'Aieeee' (dopplers away) -squit-

Now then sir, I believe a while ago you mentioned something about jobhunting at your work. I am being a bit crap and I can't find anything to it on the brief periods I can get time on library machines. Do you know where I can find it?

-sound of job prospect dopplering away-
digitalraven
Sep. 4th, 2006 09:33 pm (UTC)
http://www.rbs-join-retail.co.uk/ is the place to start. Otherwise, head in to a branch and ask if they have a form (at the enquiry desk, not a cashier).
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