On the other side of me is another 3-person arrangement, at least one of them works for Google. When they first arrived, the vehicle parked in the spot was a beater red pickup with a down-market canopy and four bald tires, with a Folsom license plate frame. This started rotating with a Datsun B-210 which looked like it had been built from spare parts, and was painted in brown primer. Lately there have been 2007-ish cars which were probably bought at a dealership, but right now there's a black sporty car very similar to the one with the skateboard, except the front seats have X-shaped slashes on them, as if someone had a contest to see who could bounce on the seat hard enough to bust through the upholstery.
Very sparse turnout at BASFA tonight. I almost didn't go, but then I remembered Carole was probably going to bring the tape I'd won at the Interfilk auction at Conflikt, so it would be a good thing to be there. But I had not planned on eating there. Instead of going straight to Sunnyvale from work, I drove to Palo Alto and the Mountain Mike's at Middlefield & Charleston, which advertises a dinner pizza buffet, all you can eat, Mondays and Thursdays 5-8 pm. But when I got there, the place was empty, and the only evidence of a pizza buffet was half of a small ham and pineapple pizza under the lamps. That was at 6:45. So I left, made a quick stop at home to get the mail, then off to SVale and BASFA. And Carole did indeed bring the tape.
Work was kind of light, I played around with the router's rate shaping but didn't get it to work. Installed some useful tools onto the server, read a lot of team reports from other team managers, poked around the documentation stash, and successfully drowned my cold in chicken noodle soup. Lunch was a pretty decent Asian chicken salad which I almost passed up because the label made it sound like it was something else, something less palatable.
Updated my web site with the new employer's logo. Added a bunch of elephant photos to my facebook howeird fan page.
Mom phoned at a little past 9. That's the first time she's been up that late in ages. I was still at BASFA, so I missed the call. Have to call her back tomorrow. Tried to skype her the other day, but I think I got Dad's computer, and he dropped the call.