Quite a good day today, uneventful morning which is how I like it.
The first half of lunchtime I headed to Tesco with Sammy, good to catch up and we did a delivery of fags and booze to a friend in need (of fags and booze). Had a good laugh and was good to see her, we keep missing coffee due to us both being very busy.
The second half of lunch was a success…
Managed to get my head around factorisation of equations! (I think the naughty Krispy Kreme doughnut helped)
Had been struggling with that one, just wasn’t going in. I’m not sure if it’s the way the OU was explaining it or just my thick head.
Anyway, I was getting the bit about finding the Highest Common Factor in the terms, but wasn’t seeing how the variables come into play.
One example given to factorise was: 12x2y2 – 8xy3
The answer they provided was 4xy2(3x – 2y)
I could see the 4, as that’s the highest common factor of 12 and 8, but couldn’t see why it was xy2 with it, then it smacked me in the face! x times x gives you the x squared, y squared times y gives the y cubed…
Simple when you see what’s in plain sight in front of you! Oh well, this is GCSE stuff, how the hell am I going to manage calculus‽
The afternoon was a bit stressy, our carrier lost one of their core routers so we lost our main Internet link.
Easy enough to switch to the backup link but very running at a third of the bandwidth isn’t fun. Phone ringing quite a bit.
I only just finished my new plans for loss of connectivity yesterday, put to the test and passed so happy about that.
Had a great run after work which really chased the stress away, then got home and Michelle treated us to fish and chips, very tasty and a bit naughty.
Watched a bit of Eureka and now Michelle is baking cakes and I’m looking at a bit more algebra.