an extremely early start this morning to perform a release of one of our apps. three of us were in the office by 07:30 having had to scrape our cars of ice. according to mine it was -5 degrees centigrade when i left the house.

the release seems to have gone smoothly other than a jdbc port issue which our administrators assured us had been sorted but we don't actually need that until later in the week. of course by that point i won't care as i'll be in new york!