Good to be back

Back in CSH here, waiting for my parents to show up so we can go get some food. I went to a presentation by the person who invented Spanning Tree over in the IT department before. Her presentation was on Security, Encryption, the PKI, etc… Nothing new, but it was a cool presentation.

Saw jerronimo and everyone other than Pat over at CIS, and I have run into lots of other friends today (but not all of them). If you want to get a hold of me and hang out, give me a call on my cell phone…


I finally have a beat to give an update… So, James is arriving today… He is visiting for the Moby concert, and his visit comes at a time where I could use a bit of relaxation.

Jerry has taken over leadership on the project I was working on for work. While on one hand I feel like I have failed, I now feel like my life has suddenly gotten happier… I didn’t hate work, I simply didn’t have enough time between sleep and class.


I got my Stevie Ray Vaughan CD’s today, and they are great… I also got my absentee ballot for the upcoming presidental election… I am really split on this one though… Not voting for Bush, but I don’t know if I want to vote for Gore…. Or do I want to vote for a 3rd party? Sigh…

Work is moving along, but I chased a evil bug for quite awhile today…. It’s kinda OK though, bugs happen, and finding them is kinda fun, even when they run you around for awhile…


I am really tired, and I am behind at work, but fortunately Jerry has been kind enough to offer to help me out now that he is caught up. It is always hard to balance work and school, and when both are as demanding as they currently are, all the help I can get is welcome….

I have that dumbass Astronomy class this afternoon.. We have spent weeks on spectra fundamentals, but we are just getting to relating it to astronomy. And the lab is silly too; Sorry, I thought that an Astronomy lab would focus on looking at stars, not mapping our local horizon…


Been a super-busy weekend… I am starting to look forward to the time after Halloween… As you readers are probably aware of, we have a big demo around Halloween at work, and all the scrambling I have been doing recently has been to prepare for that. I am probably going to avoid work a bit after that demo…. I wouldn’t quite say I am completely over-extended right now, but I look forward to a minimum of free-time.

Time for the house meeting!

Pillow Epiphanies are always the best.

I hate going to bed with bugs in my code. It has always bothered me so much. So I give up on debugging this off-by-one bug just before my last update, resolved myself to go to bed, brushed my teeth, turned out the lights, got in bed, and sat there for 5 minutes fuming that I had that bug.

Thankfully, a stroke of genius occured and I bolted out of bed, solved the problem, and now the function seems to work perfectly (at least with my test data). I love when that happens.

Good Night….

….or Morning…. I was in a pretty decent code groove tonight. When I surfaced from it it was 6am and I had reasonable functionality. There were distractions along the way, but they never managed to fully derail me.

I did start watching Strange Brew in the background, but it was sucking away too much of my attention so I had to stop it. :)

While I was working I had Mozilla building from source in the background. I have had trouble building it under FreeBSD in the past (mostly to my ignorance), but I had a successful build tonight that hauled ass. :)

Internal Server Error: Wizard Needs Food Badly

Woke up at 9am for our Friday Morning Meeting at work, and went to my stupid Astronomy class. :)

I am feeling a bit more comfortable with my timelines at work now that I know I don’t really have to deal with any CORBA stuff thanks to an intermediary layer…

I was supposed to go to Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome this weekend with my Dad and my Uncle, but my part in those plans was scrubbed because I am simply too busy… Talk about a load of blow….

tension, excitement, stress, and web page revisions

tension: Pending phone interview with a certain Silicon Valley company on Wednesday. I really hope it goes well..

excitement: I think it is occuring to me that I am almost done here… It’s about time.

stress: Classwork compounded with tight deadlines at work. They are not totally overboard, but I am keeping busy. I am hoping to get a bit ahead of schedule this weekend.

web page revisions: I added a schedule to my webpage, among other minor revisions. I was originally planning on adding graphics and stuph to it, but I think I like it as all plain text. What do you think?

making time in a low rent highrise….

Finishing up my deadline material for work, which is going well. It kinda sucks that the majority of my free time during the week happens during the second half. It makes for some really rushed time. :)

I got both my Skinny Puppy “Track 10” limited edition today (197/400) and my “Too Dark Park” tour poster. It is cool, but I am going to have to leave the poster unframed until I move…