Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

More upgrade foo

He just doesn't get it. Asia Guy keeps sending updates with the same build number. And now the test suite erased all the results from the UI because it treats a different build as a new project.

So tomorrow we need to do a lot of needless spreadsheet work to figure out what we've already tested. Which I think is almost everything. NP was under the mistaken impression that the UI gave the right numbers.

Morning - got up on time, out early. Spot escaped, I had to carry him back from #6 porch.

AG called at about 9:30. I suggested he talk to the guy who hired him, whom he likes, about moving to a different manager, but hiring guy is on vacation.

Called BofA, it took an hour and 4 different reps to verify that the last time I called they dropped the ball. This time they claim I'll see my $2k in 2-3 days.

Email from new loan broker, a choice between a fixed 15 year or a 5/10 split. The numbers do not make sense - the total interest paid is less on the 5/10 than on fixed, even though the fixed rate is lower than the 10 part of the 5/10 split. Like my current loan, it starts low and goes up.

It looks like it will cost $2300 to get the refinance. The last broker wanted about $1k plus 1% of the loan amount.

The 5 part is a lower rate than my current 5 part, so I may lower the monthly if it gets done soon.

Three good looking contract offers came in, but one was a company I've already been working with, one was in Santa Monica, and the third is doing desktop support at a university. I suspect the pay rate for the last one is lower than what I'm getting now. We'll see.

Google officially notified us that we're moving next door to Hole 2 next Friday. The blurb contained the same BS about what a nice neighborhood it is and how there is a food truck for lunch across the street. As if that is a good thing.

Lunch was beef & broccoli, no time for dessert as I cleaned up the Kindle app to clear out the Hugo nominees.

Back to the Hole, between the UI issue and the 80° heat, I stopped working at about 3:30. 4:30 Asia Guy meeting I was there on time but the rest of the gang was late.  I had planned to sit in the corner and be quiet but Boss was not there and Asia Guy aimed most of his questions at me. I tried to deflect them to NP but without much success.

After the meeting NP and I worked out how to figure out which tests are left.

Then I went next door since my car was plugged in there, badged myself in and took a tour of our side of the building. I don't see how any of that space will work as a test lab. The conference rooms are all named for Beatles songs. Hole 2's rooms are named Blue Screen of Death & other computer crises. Leaving the building, the doors stuck. It took a while and hitting the disabled button to get out.

Home, traffic was horrible.

I had brought my personal laptop to work, charged it up but had no time to run updates so I did that before dinner. Reheated a chicken drumstick and the leftover steak and some veggies. Hgl was low so I had two servings of ice cream. And some Famous Amos cookies.

Watched PTI and Happy Hour. Now that I have no time Tivo is filling up.

Worldcon emailed the new schedule, my panel is still Sunday afternoon with four amazing musicians
Did not see the art show meet and greet so I emailed the programming director and she replied that she thought it was private, but she checked and it is public, so now I have something Friday night on my schedule.

The cats had spent a lot of the day at peace, but now they are at war. Grrr.

Plans for tomorrow:
Complain about the aircon again - copy the managers
Try to figure out which tests have not been run
There may be yet another build
I may take a long lunch by the lake
3:30 tour of the new digs with boss & NP
4:30 or 5 Asia Guy conference call
Manicure (no appointments available today)
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