WEEK 25 2013
Mon- Tue- Wed-
Picture of the Week
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Saturday - Spent the day wrestling with
various mapping issues. The drawings we were giver were partial, and
done in Autocad, but to put them on the mapper we need shape files.
Autocad is exporting them in some state plane, when we want WGS-84.
Eventually we got it, but it involved me drawing stuff at, literally,
midnight. I think I send the final files at 12:09am. Seriously, 12
phone calls and 35 texts and emails to get things working. Fortunately
I happened to have the mapper here in Lancaster and could test out the
shape files that we were generating.
I had intended to spend the
day cleaning up around the house, putting up a net for the peaches, and
so on. I did get some netting up, but it's hard to do with a big tree
and no helper!
The peaches are ripening early this year - we
will probably have a bunch to take to the beach with us next week.
Often they ripen over the week of the 4th and I don't get many fresh
from the tree.
- Getting ready to head down to Ventura tomorrow. I was going to go
down this evening, but things are running a bit behind in the field map
generation process, so we'll probably start on Sunday morning.
friends are going down to San Diego this weekend. I was invited, but
can't really turn down paying work. I've been training up someone to
use the Mobile Mapper CE, but he's probably not quite there yet. My
fault, as my teaching style is very Columbo-ish" "Oh yeah, just one
Thursday 20 June 2013
- Got a call from the boss, we've the go-ahead to do some field
investigation down in a remote portion of Thousand Oaks. So we are
thinking of doing it this weekend, so as to free up a few days early in
the week for office work, and then freeing up everyone for a Fourth of
July vacation. I'd done a bit of work on this early in the year,
January or February, but since the contract was late in arriving hadn't
done anything since.
Wednesday 19 June
- Worked on the front flower bed in the morning. Lots of grass and
jasmine invading the area. Trimmed all that back, and generally cleaned
things up. I still need to trim back the rosemary and put up the rose
trellis that blew down in the wind.
Speaking of wind: it was predicted to start gusting again, and it did,
later than predicted but howling away by mid- evening.
Other than four hours in the morning I worked on the app, most of the
day. In fact I didn't knock off until about 8:30, pretty tired. But I
got a lot done, and have some ideas on how to proceed with the rest.
- Again, demolition project stuff, then worked on the app all day - and
made progress. iOS is so rococo that you really need a
significant stretch of time to work on it.
- Spent some time in the morning going over stuff for the demolition
project. Just when you think things are done another little issue pops
up. Ah well, I guess it all pays...
Worked a bit on the tomato trellis stuff. Cut another joist, using the
first as a template, and it looked terrible. The blade that came with
the saw was so small and weak that it bent and made a truly lousy cut,
despite the saw having a guide. I actually trimmed the template a bit
too, since it was a bit thicker at the ends than the originals. They
don't have to match perfectly - and I refuse to stand on a ladder to
remove ten or twelve bolts to get an original down - but they need to
went over to Lowe's, and picked up some new blades (no tool U-shanks),
which will hopefully work a lot better; and some roll pins for my
friends mother's pool cover.
I was too late getting my tomato cages up in the east bed, so I just
have some mesh around the outside, and some stakes, and am tying stuff
Did a bit of work on the app, but not as much as I hoped.
Book #26 was Howl's Moving Castle, by Diane Wynne Jones. I saw the movie a while back, cute, so I thought I'd read the book. Again, cute.
- It's warmed up again, but not crazy hot or humid.
We went out to lunch at the Asia Buffet (aka Blue Koi) and had a nice
Fathers Day lunch. My friends wife S paid for both of us, and later he
daughter called me and wished me a Happy Father's Day. I'm kind of an
uncle, I guess, and it's nice to be remembered!
I just sort of cleaned around the house, something that never seems to