Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

Got Stuff Done

Another morning where the tablet hypnotized me into being just barely on time for work.

At work, was asked by Automation to take a peek at some SNMP tests they wanted to work on, and discovered a big pile of cases which I had to rewrite and test because a trio of showstoppers suddenly were fixed in the latest build. Most of them passed, two were suspended because the industry standard for those items was too vague to know whether our box was giving the right info in the right format.

So now Automation has some work to do.

Lunch at Pizza place, which was packed, odd for mid-week, but it meant there was plenty of hot pizza for a change, saving me from ordering a small one for myself and waiting 20 minutes.

Back to work, the user interface showed another of my features was active, so I started running those tests, but as it turns out the GUI has all the right bits, but not the core firmware. I sort of knew that.

Went online and bought a set of 4 batteries and a charger (includes a car charger) for the new camera. The D800 takes different batteries from the D300. :-(

Considered Hooters for Thursday night football, but rush hour in that direction is stop and slow for half an hour. 7 minutes other times. So I went home, and watched there. Had more Safeway chicken and naval oranges for dinner. Domino was a total nudge, she kept climbing up on the arm of the recliner, nosing in on my plate. And she didn't make it a couple of times, knocked over the garbage can and had the most puzzled look on her face. I kept feeding her small chunks. A couple of times she tried to take my finger as well. Every time I threw something on the floor for her, she would jump down, eat it, then jump back up again.  Annoying. But better than hiding in the corner of the bedroom under the rack of cloth-like objects.

I've been saving the orange peels, have been eating oranges for a few days to help with the cold, which I have figured out was that Enterovirus which the local press has been panicking about. It's one of those "serious in children, not so much in adults" things.

Anyhow, after dinner I started up a batch of candied orange peels, which are now cooling on a piece of waxed paper on a rack on the kitchen island. Dead easy recipe, but it takes a long time. Recipe said "simmer" but it really needed to boil. Once I figured that out it was done in 20 minutes (after an hour wasted on simmering). I have no idea why I decided to make those right now. Probably because I had the peels, which I usually don't. Oranges are too acidic for me to eat regularly.

The football game was pretty good, disappointing that the home team didn't put together that one last drive after coming back from the dead.

Plans for tomorrow:
Work, And it's donut morning
The ham radio convention opens not to far from work, I bought a pass a long time ago. I'm not sure if reg opens by lunchtime, though, and I think the exhibits close at 6.

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