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WEEK 42 2007
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- keeping busy. Learning a bit about Manifold_8,
a GIS product. Sort of a cross between a data base and a CAD program...
It was beautiful weather, I would have preferred to go sailing,
or work on the brightwork before winter really arrives, but work has to
High winds are expected in the next few days, no sailing in 60mph winds :-(
Friday 19 October
- Noise pollution. It's a battle sometimes just to get some quiet time to work.
I thought I might work at the boat the other day. Bad idea. My live
aboard neighbor was playing his "death metal" music. The nearby
apartment was blaring out Steely Dan at about 150db (how come their
neighbors don't kill them?) and to top it all off, a party boat
(probably a converted fishing boat) was patrolling up and down the
water with a live band on the back, amplifier's cranked to the max.
And, oh yes, the boat yard across the way has a compressor that runs,
at odd intervals, day and night.
I need to get a pair of thick, padded, noise-cancellation, headphones.
18 October 2007
- I was playing around a bit with an old Ipaq. It has a GPS sleeve -
that doesn't work - and an old compact flash Wifi 802.11b adapter. I tried
using it at a local T-mobile site, without much luck, at lunch. It sort
of connected. Eh. It doesn't pick up the house 802.11g network at all. It also has a small external keyboard, but there
isn't a driver for it - the manufacturer's web site link doesn't do
Wednesday 17 October 2007
- there was a terrible pile-up on the I-5 the other day. People kept
calling me and asking how I would get home, so I finally turned on the
teevee and watched for a while. Pretty horrible stuff, reminiscent of
the fire in the Hwy 24 tunnel a few years back.
Tuesday 16 October 2007
- working on stuff.
Monday 15 October 2007
- Al Gore won the Nobel Prize for his global warming stance. Great. No
mention of his selling himself - giving, actually - green credits from
his own company. I think it's this hypocrisy about the whole thing that
bothers me most about Gore.
Sunday 14 October 2007
- I saw a article on the next launch system, Orion. It's still having
problems, over weight mostly, and so they are cutting out redundant
systems, which strikes me as compromising the safety of the system,
which is, in turn, it's reason for being. Sad. I heard a report that
the administrator of NASA says that he thinks the Chinese will beat the
USA back to the moon. Hopefully that's just a rumor.