Monday - 12 - 06 - 06
(Return from Donington park, which had been the best rock show
and event I've ever been too. One hell of a weekend, to say the least.)
I started off by getting introduced to some people in Icera, and shown around in the building.
They're very modern and proffesional, like most IT companys. Fine
desks, and lots of them. There's no facilities for any physical exercises in the building,
but lots of computers. My employer gave me a task, to do some web
designing. So I downloaded a program called Nvu, where I can make web
page designs. We had already purchased a web page, so all I had to do
was to start on work.
I decided to put in some easy stuff to begin with. Like this Diary,
some pages with pictures & other random stuff. But I've enjoyed
myself today. I've been challenged, and got a view into how it is
working in office. The other days I might get some financial tasks in
the company, and continue my web designing. Stay tuned.
Tuesday - 13 - 06 - 06
Another day starts. We started off by getting earlier up than
yesterday. Got on work, and started working. I've worked on my web
designing, and added some more pictures & pages. My dad went to a
meeting around 11, and first returned at 13. But in the meanwhile I got
introduced to the chip & other various IT tools by Allan, who is
sitting at the desk in front of mine. He explained about some cells,
what he had worked with before, chips & how they work, and tools on
the computer, which makes work much better & faster. In the lunch
break we met Simon, who owns a Ferrari & has various wisdom about
music. He is also one of the bosses in Icera. This afternoon we're off
to play some golf & hopefully watch some world cup. Work in Icera
is getting more and more interesting...
Wednesday - 14 - 06 - 06
Today I started working with finance, with Natalie. I wrote
checks, payed employees & companys checks over the Internet, copied
papers and other office work. It was exciting to see how they worked
down there, and they sure do have tons(I mean loads) of papers to stack
I also worked on a computer, because the Nvu program wasn't working
properly. I had to build the computer up from top to bottom and add
processor, wires, hard disk, video card, and tons of other. Tomorrow
I'll start working on installing the programs and making it work
properly. Let's hope I do.
Thursday - 15 - 06 - 06
- Today we
started early as always. Im missing getting some sleep, but its Friday
tomorrow, so I'll be fine. I continued working on my computer, where I
had added the last parts yesterday, today was the day to get it
working, by installing windows. Unlucky for me there was an error
somewhere, and we sat some hours trying to work it out, install,
delete, install etc. After the lunch break I had some lessons with
Steve, whom plays bass and is very intelligent. He told me about
several things in a meeting room. Such as processors, how they work,
the three important things in a computer, programming, with perl, C
& tcl. Found out you need to be good at maths, so time to pull
myself together at school and get some good grades at the exams. We
also had some work on the laptop, where Steve showed me how to program
Perl on the computer. It all looked very weird and complicated. I'll
give you an example.
print "What is your name? " ;
is a program showing to like start up a computer. It'll ask what your
name is, you then type in the name & it says "Hello (yourname)".
It's written in perl, which is an computer language. I prefer C &
Html at the moment. As you see, it's rather hard. But I'll find out
- $name = <STDIN>;
chomp ($name) ;
print "Hello, $name!\n";
Friday - 16 - 06 - 06
Last day at Icera. Been incredible fun and I`ve learned alot!
Now that I know how its like here, its back to school and start
learning. I hope we'll get some Media studies in some future at school.
Could use that. We tried working out the computer agian today, but
without luck. Linux didn't work either, so I gave it back to our IT
boss, Mark. He's scottish and seems to know tons about how the (damned)
computers work. There isn't much more to do today, then write this
diary and wait for 10, where we shall leave. Agian, it's been an
amazing experience being here, and I hope the guys around didn't have
too many problems with me. Remember to check out their website.