Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

Almost, but not quite

Looking at my "Good Stuff" folder on the PC I was reminded that I had Nero DVD burning software. But it was the 2012 version (which means developed in 2011) and did not support Blu-Ray. Went online and for a mere $30 upgraded to this year's model, which supports six types of Blu-Ray.

Did not have time to install it before going to work.

Work was somewhat busier when I found the hidden test cases. I had written the first 200 tests, and Boss was still tweaking the database, and used a bunch of mine to verify that tests could be marked "suspended" and switched from one tester to another, and one of the anothers is "TBD".

Some sad news, the corporation is closing its St Petersburg (Russia) office. This used to be Motorola's office, and we brought at least 10 people in here from there over the years. Two of them were hired on full time. So they know a lot of those people. The economy being what it isn't in Russia, this is a body blow to those employees.

Lunch was Togo's. Two things - none of the eye candy works there anymore. They have gone from a singularly attractive staff to a singularly mundane staff. Most of these folks are new to Togo's and some of the training is happening on the job. The usual customer eye candy was not there, but someone filled that role for maybe 15 minutes. Tall, blue eyes, black hair, slender, no rings. If she had not been wearing a cheap dress she would have been elegant. She brought a laptop in, a Lenovo, but opened it only long enough to discovere there is no wi-fi.

Straight home after work, wanted to install Nero 2014, which has the world's slowest installer, before the 7:30 google hangout where we were supposed to learn how a fellow amateur photog tweaked his stuff in Photoshop. He was about 5 minutes late, started out okay, but when it came time for him to share his screen, it all went wrong. He had dual monitors, and it was trying to share them both at the same time, which meant enormous flicker and while we could hear what he was saying, the video was unwatchable. He was also recording it, and he kept asking us if we could see him, because his recording preview was flickering. All of us chimed in that it wasn't working, but he apparently could not see the chat window, and kept saying "I'll just keep going". After 20 minutes I joined the herd stampeding in the opposite direction. Closed the browser and chalked it up to a worthwhile experiment gone horribly wrong.

So, back to Nero.

Took a while to compile all the videos and make a video slide show to add to the DVD, but now I'm set. Just too late to do anything more than import the files, and save the project. Unlike Corel, Nero lets you save as often as you want.
At about 4 am I woke up totally soaked in sweat. I shot up way too much insulin overnight, apparently. It's nasty because I have this syndrome where my blood sugar spikes as I am waking up. But like most people, it goes down while I sleep, because I'm not eating. I think most people also have a rise in Hgl as they wake up, which helps them wake up, but in my case its an order of magnitude higher. What I really need is a time-release insulin which only kicks in an hour before I wake. An insulin pump could do this, but it would be more dangerous than helpful.
Worldcon's programme is insane. Even if you don't count the gaming and other continuous events, at any one time there can be as many as 17 things going on at once, and at least 3 of those are things I want to go to.  I have given up planning any further than major events. Will play it by ear.

Plans for tomorrow:
Maybe finish this DVD project.

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