WEEK 14 2010
Mon- Tue- Wed-
Picture of the Week
17 March 2002
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Saturday - working. My left shoulder is starting to ache. I
need to not sleep on the settee berth, because that pretty much forces
me the lay on my left side, and that aggravates the old ski injury.
Book #23 was Flinx
Transcendent, by Alan Dean Foster. The umpteenth book in the Flinx
series, in this book our mutant hero once again saves the entire universe.
I haven't read any of these in a decade or more, I think they come out yearly.
- still working. Staying on the boat. It's been pretty quiet, not too
much noise from the apartments.
Bungie, enjoying the waste heat from the fridge...
Thursday 8 April
Wednesday 7 April
Somebody asked, so, yes - I did feel the earthquake the other day. It
was long, a roller, and the blinds swung several inches in the office
where Dave and I were working. Nothing more, really. I think it felt a
lot like Northridge did from Lancaster - we were fortunate that it was
not in populous San Diego county.
- Working. Looking at pipe flow, and some more scripting, and some
spreadsheet analysis for another task.
Back at the boat I at first thought someone had left a hose running on
the dock as there was a continual sound of splashing. But it was fish
jumping, same as last week, but much more vigorously. The Pelicans were
there to feed on them as well. This was about 9 o'clock, well after
dark. By 10:00 the fuss had diminished to almost nothing.
I have to go back to Lancaster, tomorrow, to see if I can get out of
jury selection for a few weeks, while I try to finish all this other
- got sucked back into an older job, finishing up some data, writing
scripts to locate some features and defects that had no GPS coordinates
associated with them.
Sadly they are ripping out the windbreak of old Eucalyptus that ran
along the 101 Freeway between Oxnard and Camarillo. It's too bad, they
were a nice relief from the vista of mini-malls and car lots. Perhaps
they are going to widen the freeway from three lanes?
- working on some drawings and specs, down in Ventura.
I finished Book #22,
by Rick Cook. Much like the others, last of a series of five of these
wizardry/programming books. Enjoyable, if light. This one had quotes
from our Earth on the consulting business, and the chapters show the
application of the same scams in a medieval fantasy world.