Saturday March 29, 2008

Weekly Wrap-up 2008_13

The weather was cool and windy with some rain on Friday evening.


I've been finding and filling gaps in our installation on the new server — mostly missing Perl modules with a few Apache glitches for that extra bit of fun. Ugh.


Quote (from a co-worker)

As in so many other areas of life, a bug's age will advance with apparently unstoppable frequency...
Ain't it the truth.


We went to the BALUG (Bay Area Linux Users Group) meeting and dinner on Tuesday night. The food was surprisingly good for buffet-style Chinese for 100 people.The broccoli beef was pretty good (the broccoli was excellent). The noodles weren't too greasy. The sweet & sour pork was acceptable even to me (but no pineapple; odd.)

The speaker was Mark Shuttleworth — creator of Thawte, founder of Ubuntu Linux, and man-in-space. It was a great talk and I'm glad I decided to go.


They have croissant breakfast sandwiches at the cafeteria at the Company. They're quite tasty and I'm tempted to have one most days. Unfortunately, as I discovered on Wednesday, I do not like the ones with ham. :(


Wednesday night was our monthly "Beer and Scripting" dinner - an informal gathering of like-minded techie people who convene to talk and eat pizza. There were 6 of us this month.


Rich had his monthly "PeepCode and Pizza"" meeting on Thursday. And his company had a meeting with Pizza on Thursday afternoon. Rich got kinda pizza'd out this week. :-)


I've been hacking JavaScript this week. I improved the sidebar search in our Team TWiki. I've learned a bit more about how JS works and I have some nice reusable code. (I will have to work up a version of this search for home.)

I do feel a bit embarrassed by how long I spent on Friday trying to understand why my code wasn't working — why it didn't even appear to be running — before I realized that the test version of the function had the same name as the in-production version of the function and they were interfering with each other. Duh!


This week I read The Righteous Blade, second in the most excellent trilogy by Stan Nicholls. I also read Don't Look Down, a romantic suspense comedy by Bob Mayer and Jennifer Cruisie.


In between and around the rest, I've had nearly enough naps and oodles of snuggles with the cats. There have been good meals and interesting conversations with Spouse and friends. I've chatted with my sister, swapped letters with my Mom, and found topics to twitter.


Onward and Upward.

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