Monday November 6, 2006

Weekly Wrap-up 2006_44

October has given way to November. The weather has been variable. We had some rain as well as a lot of blue skies.

I moved cubicles at the Job and now have more natural light (and slightly less noise and commotion).

Overheard on CalTrain the day before Halloween:

"We're going to be Crayola crayons, all different colors, and our boss is going to be the box."

I telecommuted on Tuesday so I missed Halloween at the Company. Some of my co-workers took photos. We had two witches, a pirate, and a very scary makeup job.

At night, as usual, I turned off the porch light, darkened the front of the house, and spent the evening reading in the back bedroom. There aren't a lot of kids in the neighborhood — not enough to warrant buying candy and bothering the cats with the occasional doorbell.

Rich was out of town for the first half of the week so, naturally, our FreeBSD system took this opportunity to have myriad problems. (I think it watches for Rich to go away.) We had swap errors, I/O errors, DNS problems, email problems, and web services offline.

Thanks to everyone who sent notes or left voicemail in case we weren't aware of the problems. I was aware. I just wasn't able to solve any of them. :-(

This week I read A Wedding to Die For, by Leann Sweeney, Murder of a Real Bad Boy, by Denise Swanson, Mr Monk Goes to Hawaii, by Lee Goldberg, and Grave Sight, first in a new series by Charlaine Harris.

In between and around the rest, I've had almost enough naps and plenty of snuggles with the cats. There have been good meals and interesting conversations with Spouse and friends.

Onward and Upward.

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