Thursday, 22 May 2008

Shape Files and the NAO

Have been playing with ESRI shape files this evening. I can't easily view them at work due to the s/w I have available, so I bought them home to view. I downloaded Shape Viewer which is so easy to use even I worked it out. Sometimes you know it's a hassle to do something at work and a five minute job at home.

Someone mentioned the NAO today at work. My immediate thought was the National Audit Office but, no, it was more specialist than this - the National Almanac Office. Interesting stuff.

Alongside this I had a response from the publishing company today. Apparently they are audited occasionally and to prove that the individuals stated did really sign up, the auditors ring them to ask them their 'personal question' - ie, "what star sign are you?" If this is all it is why on earth don't they just ask for the month of birth? Believe it or not, I know people who don't know their astral sign (and why should they?). So I'm still on the campaigning trail!

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