Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
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Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was your day?

Flocked my theater review because despite knowing four people in the show, three of whom were brilliant, it was 2 hours of my life I will never get back.

Work was busy, in order to write the step-by-steps for the test cases I needed to actually set up and run the tests, and these were pretty complicated ones. You know how sometimes your cable signal will go away, and you'll see a sign "technical difficulties"?  That's something our device does. It monitors a primary and backup signal (the backup is usually the same TV show from a different feed) and if both of those go down, or lose video, a secondary backup "slate" comes up. It's a little challenging to test that in the lab. Took all day to do two of those, and will take all of Monday to do the other two.

Lunchtime me, automation guy, and motor mouth went for Thai food.

Checked my personal email, a guy from NPR asked if he could quote my web page and link to it in one of their blogs. Apparently the man who blew up the whale in Oregon in 1970 died last weekend. The web page was written in 1995, when Quicktime, Windows Media and Real Networks were all common video plug-ins for browsers, and I had all three on there. So when I got home I fixed that, made it a YouTube embedded video and added a note about the exploder guy's demise, an also the name of the reporter, which you can't really make out from the ancient copy of an 8mm movie.

While I was at it, I looked up the newspaper I was working for when I first heard about the exploding whale, and discovered that the brother of the editor under which I worked was now editor, the guy I worked for had never moved back from Pendleton (and is still chairman of the company which owns both papers). That surprised me, because he was against the Vietnam war and very liberal back in 1973, but his latest editorial was in support of the Tea Party. He ignores their wacky ideas and pushes the fact that they are a true grassroots organization. IMHO crabgrass. Sad to see that living in Eastern Oregon has poisoned his mind.

At about 7:30 I headed to Sunnyvale theater and saw Zombie Prom, a horrible production of a musical which might have been a hoot if it wasn't so amateur. The less said about it the better.

Plans for tomorrow:
Drop off the signed letter at the apartment office confirming the inspection date and my buy-in to having them do the cleaning.
Hop on Caltrain and go to the Science Fest at AT&T Park
Home, do some more packing.
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