Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic


A day to relax. Stayed home, sat on the porch and read for the first time in more than a week. Watched some football on Tivo first before it dawned on me I should be outside in the daylight.

Slept till 10. Late breakfast of grapes & HB egg. Late lunchlike snack of a baloney sandwich. Mint chip ice cream sandwich for dessert.

Caught the 5:15 3D show of Suicide Squad at the local cinema. Way too many 2D trailers, the show didn't actually start till half an hour later.

In brief, was not impressed. Will Smith did a fine job. Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn was way sexy, and there were enough gratuitous pert ass in short shorts shots to justify her presence. Viola Davis was completely unbelievable as the Mean Woman In Charge. I could have done without the Joker arc, which  Jared Leto was way too good playing. The movie gets off to a slow start - imagine the opening of the original Mission Impossible, except instead of highlighting two special guests, there were a dozen. We did not get nearly enough of Cara Delevingne's petite figure, but her penultimate costume won the film.

The easter egg was more like a late autumn egg, coming after the top credits but before the 10 minute cavalcade of names. I almost didn't recognize the cameo. Or whether it was a setup for a sequel or the opposite.

Let's not even talk about the plot, because it is highly excremental. 

Home, beef pot pie for dinner.

When it's cooler outside than inside I open all the doors and close the screens. I got up once to see Spook outside the front door, somehow the screen came open. As soon as she saw me coming toward her she ran back inside. A major relief. I put a latch on the carport screen because she learned how to open that, but I didn't think she could do it to the others.

Watched the Ravens-Panthers game mostly on 2xFF. Close game, I was especially watching for the point where they paused play to watch Baltmore homie Michael Phelps on the jumbotron compete for another medal. But NFL network instead crudely inserted a bunch of commercials, cutting off not only that event and any commentary of it, but also the next play or two. FAIL.

Got email this afternoon that Amazon is bringing me in Monday at 3:30-5 for an in-person interview. Two people the first hour, one person the next. Yay!

So I took some time to study HDMI pinouts, since the phone interviewer asked if I had done any testing in that area. I did know enough to mention cable quality & length & RS232 pinouts. Turns out HDMI is very close to RS232's data scheme, except instead of +/- and ground for just one data connection, it has a trio for RG and B, plus clock signals. Very straightforward.

Plans for tomorrow:
Take it easy. my back is still knifing me when I move just wrong. Boosted the bed to 100 and now down to 75 (from 45) which helped some.
Early coffee meeting w/Janice. I have DVDs for her
Late evening karaoke birthday party for a theater friend.

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