Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic


Last night I chopped my beard down to just a we bit more than stubble, and this afternoon I got a haircut. No more Scottish villager.

She also trimmed my eyebrows.

Work today started with a little WTF. 9 am team meeting so the guys in Belgium can conference call at the end of their day. Boss completely forgot to dial in. He realized it 20 minutes later.

The Big News is the sale of the company to Arris will be final on Wednesday.Click here for details.  Arris CEO will be doing a town hall meeting from Horsham, PA, which is one of four HQs for Motorola home, and is showing how much he cares about the CA groups by holding it at 11 am EDT. :-(

A lot of the team meeting was discussion of this, and boss' boss has done a 180 and is now certain we will be moving. Where and when is not clear.

They sent us 401k enrollment links, but I probably will ignore that, since 401k investments are restricted to funds which make megabucks for the fund managers and major losses for the employees. It may be time for me to look into a Roth IRA. I have a regular IRA which I am old enough to withdraw from, but I have to play about 37% tax on that. Boo. Hiss.

Pretty light day at work since we are almost ready to release the two products I am involved with.

Yesterday I boxed up and printed a USPS label to send a wonky in-dash GPS/entertainment unit for repair. It had been sitting on the floor of the computer room for months, originally the plan was to sell it on eBay, but when I started to compose the listing I remembered that it wasn't just that the Garmin map update locked up the unit, which most people would not care about because they plug in their own POIs, but it also would intermittently reboot and set itself back to factory defaults. It's a killer unit, better to have it repaired first. I miss the Garmin GPS part, but not the soft keys which are too small to read. Anyhow, I forgot today was Tax Day and drove to the PO to drop that off, but the traffic jam was so bad I just turned around and went to Great Clips. I'll mail the package tomorrow.

Knowing I was going to miss lunch, I had packed a bologna and swiss sandwich.

Had some chats with Automation Guy about Stuff™. It was also "knee-jerk reaction" day for the engineering manager, who replied to two bugs I filed last week with questions which were already answered in the bug reports.

Home, did some Facebooking, played with the cats, then headed for BASFA. It was a fun meeting, I almost met my pun quota. Got major laughs for my review of being in Brigadoon, and the auction brought in a good price for the tin of Scottish whiskey fudge I'd brought.

Plans for tomorrow:
TheatreWorks' musical version of The Importance of Being Ernest. Janice has season tickets with her neighbor, neighbor couldn't make it.

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