Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic
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Last Day

Said goodbye to TiVo today. Sort of. My boss was out of the office, so was her boss. Everyone went home before I did, so I left the goodbye cards on their chairs. Left my badge somewhere amidst the clutter of boss' boss' desk.

Work was routine, except for some bugs which made it hard to tell whether some tests passed or not until a lot of fiddling had been done. Very time-consuming test suite, too. Wrote an exit letter, set it for delayed delivery for early Monday morning. If they have not nuked my email account by then it will go out, otherwise it won't. I don't really care.


The plan was to go to the Alviso marina park with my good camera and take some photos, then have dinner and piano bar at Vahl's nearby. Took the pix, but Vahl's was closed. There was a hand-written note on the door but I coudn't read it from the car.

Went to the Starbucks in McCarthy Ranch, thinking to write this there, but it was too noisy and crowded and they were playing some screechingly bad music. I packed up mid-latte and looked for a place to have dinner. Decided to try a Thai/Malaysian place called Red Kwali. Glacially slow help. The roti was not as good as I make at home. The mango curry fish was horrible. The fish part was some very thin fillet of something in way too much tempura batter soeaked in a sickly sweet mango sauce. The mang strips, cashws, tiny string beans and bell pepper slices were good, except for that sauce. Coconut ice cream did not need to be set on top of whipped cream.

Reasonable prices, if the food had been up to par.

Home, there was a new Tivo on the patio delivery rack. I'd ordered it when I knew I would be leaving - got the employee price for the box + lifetime subscription. Expensive still,  but it doubles the capacity of what I have now, and the subscription pays for itself in 2 years. I need to find out if I can simply take the cable card out of my current one and slap it into the new one.

Irony: I thought I had all the football pre-season games set to record, but missed the 9ers. Will grab it tomorrow.

Had a major talk with little sister about parental 2009 taxes. Will talk to the CPA Monday and straighten things out, I hope. May need to find a tax lawyer or an enrolled agent. This is a headache I did not need.

Plans for tomorrow:
Litterbox
Cardboard boxes --> dumpster
print up art show labels & final packing of photos.
Clocktower coffee break
Tags: food, photography, work
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