Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

Time Shifted for my convenience

Did not get to sleep till 4 am. Worst insomnia in ages. No apparent reason. Woke up at 7:15, Spot wanted to play fetch with a giant zip tie. Very uncomfortable to roll over on, so I threw it. And he brought it back. Instantly. He is very fast.

Took my time online and packing lunch but made it to work just after 9, the backup was much lighter than at 10 the other day. Pretty stupid to tell people to come after 10 when the event starts at 10. Come at 9 or earlier.

Once again no real work to do, watched the I/O live stream and it was mostly coding tweaks. The developers liked a few of the improvements, others such as predictive error correction not so much. The Google geeks seemed to think that we all want the phone to make decisions for us, but not me. Especially since your prediction model is not mine, or even close to it.

There were some interesting presenters, including a very attractive, articulate woman with a stump where her hand might have been. Looks like a birth defect, similar to some I saw my sister working with in her psych projects. To balance that was another young woman who gave what I'd describe as an airhead session, lots of perky enthusiasm and her graphics looked like my grade school fridge drawings. And I think I flunked grade school art. She tried oh so hard to sound like an ace coder, but somehow I doubt it.

And of course there was the usual sprinkling of engineers with thick accents and no public speaking talent. Luckily most of those showed slides of code snippets which did not need explanation.

Next room neighbor came over to borrow the test phone, but it had been locked by the automation test, and I had no clue what the password was. So I put a new build on and skipped the lock routines. He's using it to see if he wants to buy a 3D viewer which needs an Android phone source.

Breakfast and lunch were both crowded, lunch was meatloaf and cantaloupe. The woman with the baby was there with two of her friends, and almost drove me crazy. A friend was holding the baby, but mom kept rocking the empty stroller.

5:30, took the route by Hole 2 to avoid the bad traffic handling, and got to the nails place in record time. It gave me a chance to check out three new eateries next to Safeway. I went back to my cute young nails person, because the old woman who did my nails last time at the other place used old yellowing acrylic. Now I have mildly sparkling gunmetal on silver.
Dinner was curried chicken wings & mixed veggies. Finished the last of vanilla and chocolate lactose free ice cream.

Watched PTI and the news. The female anchor has been wearing black all week. Usually she is brightly dressed. Hmmm.

Been having problems with Alexa and Google Home recognizing the Sonos speakers.  But if I just tell it to play a certain station on the office speaker it seems to work.

No Safeway stop, I shopped recently.

Home,  took a nap. Up at 9:45

Spot has been picking fights with Spook all evening. Spook let me carry her to the food dish where I'd put down treats. Spot came running, but I body checked him.  And sprayed him.

Plans for tomorrow:
Charge the car at Google Pear Ave and maybe grab dinner
Pear Slices at The Pear theater

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