August 29th, 2004

Torso

good times

Just got back from Fitzs new place. A good time was had be all, or so it seemed to me. There were plenty of Brats and beer, as a good Wisconsin dinner should have. I got there early enough to move a couple boxes and one cat before all the work was done. One of the guys took off of work to spend the whole day helping move him.

I got a package from my sister this morning. It held a Father's day card to me from Alex, Max and Guff(the dog?). There is a card to Emily, Mother's day? There is also a wrapped present to Aiyre. I guess she'll get it when I have my first home visit in October.

This morning I finally got the proof of insurance cards from Met for the Ford Taurus I sold last week. The evening when I got home I got the cancelation notice from Met for that very same insurance policy along with a refund check for $6.83 Time to hit the casinos.

I felt like I got side swiped at work today. A fix I put in yesterday broke the data reduction program, but no one mention it till like 2pm. I had a fix and tested it withing an hour, not that I really know what was wrong. The fix itself caused a fair amount of trouble too, mostly because the classified constants I was given don't line up with current system performance. 'They' are wasting system time by not giving me the correct constants because they are focused on fixing the system performance. I agree that it needs to be fixed, but in the mean time we can use the system for other tests, if we have corrected constants.

At the end of day meeting we argued over the 'fix' for quite a while and talked about removing it, etc. The fix itself works as per spec. The problem is the constants and people seemed to be ignoring that issue or diverting attention to the other, as yet unidentified, system problem.
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Torso

Doh

Well, I've got my 20 hours of overtime in for the week. The word of the week is Bifurcated. I'll use it in a sentence for those of you that don't want to know what it means, "Wow, this data is really bifurcated."

On CNN they had an interesting article on some tech school that was given $37,000 scholarships to women to try to get mor women involved in the computer game industry. Maybe Emily is willing to re-train. Also on CNN they had a bit about the protest marchs in NYC. I kind of wish I could have been there. It really made me feel good to see I wasn't alone it my shame of our 'government'.

I'm getting the 45,000 mile service done to the Prius on Tuesday and I really need to get some laundry done, so I'm taking the day off.

I heard an interesting review and interview the author of "The curious incident of the dog at night", or something similar. It was on NPR, I'm sure they have the correct title and authors name on their web site. If I can remember the book long enough to tell Emily maybe she'll buy it for me.

I'm considering seeing Hero while I'm out on Tueday. It looks good, but I don't know anyone that has seen it and can recommend it.
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Torso

Food Problems

I decided I would have some Ore-Ida Mini-Tator Tots, seasoned shredded potatoes for dinner tonight. I washed the cookie sheet and dumped some onto it. There amongst the mini tator tots was what I initially thought was a chicken finger. On closer inspection is was about the size of my middle finger, it was made up of layers of some material. It had two major layers, one light brown and one dark brown. It smell somewhat like peanut butter. I'm sure it would be more fragrent had it not been frozen. I'm not sure what it was, but it was not several tots stuck together. It was not chicken.

I've taken it and put it in a zip-lock bag along with the lot number/upc/proof of purchase. Tomorrow it goes out in the mail. The rest of the bag was put in the trash.
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