Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
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Maiming Time

Not really in a killing mood. A project at work I have been slogging through for a couple of months now had that "aha!" moment happen to it, and I was able to finish it today in one swell foop. Well, almost finish - I still need to build a text file explaining a little bit about how all the images are organized, and find a server with enough space to park them. The project was to build a library of image files in several formats and multiple sizes which can be used to test overlays. You know those annoying little images which pop up in the corner of your TV screen when you really don't want to be distracted from the show? Those. Our box can slap almost any image onto almost any video before it leaves the cable company.

Going to the south bay photogs meetup in Campbell, it starts at 7, but I don't want to leave here till then, when the designed-by-deranged-homicidal-maniacs commuter lane on Montague Expressway is open to all. Making the curb lane a commuter lane is just one more in the series of CalTrans WTFs, along with freeway exits which merge into freeway entrances. I miss the cloverleafs of Southern State Parkway, they were fun to ride, safe, and great for banana hangs.

I caught Neil Gaiman's 5 minutes of fame on Colbert last night, he's quite charming. I'm not a fan of the genre, and there are five books in the queue already, but maybe I'll take a peek at the graveyard thing. Sometimes clever writing is reward enough.

Listened to Obama's press conference, and was much amused when some Type A Republican lap dog tried to make it sound like a crime that the Prez had not spoken immediately about the AIG screw-up. Obama's answer was "I like to know what I'm talking about before I speak". Meow. As if it took him three days to understand the issue. Nice side-step, Mr. President.

OTOH I had to turn off the congressional hearings because they were all political BS with no content. After the second GOP rep spoke I needed to call Ghostbusters to de-slime me.
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