July 3rd, 2008



jebra has invited me to see the fireworks tonight in Royal Oak, and I am extending the invitation to any local folks who would like to join us! It should be fun, assuming it doesn't rain. (I don't trust this rain stuff, since it seems to come frequently. But hopefully it won't.)

Well actually non-local folks are also invited, but I (mostly) don't expect them to attend.

Here are the (admittedly vague) details I have:
July 3 - dusk - Royal Oak - near Red Run Park - S. of 13 Mile, W. of Campbell
Encouraged are the bringing of chairs/blankets and possibly even beverages

Let me know if you want to coordinate a meeting-up of some sort.
chaotic, spin

Work and Travel

Don't you hate it when you wake up in the middle of the night and realize that when you implemented the AttributeValueFilter, you forgot to take the DictionaryProperty into consideration as well? Yeah, me too.

I had one of those nights last night were I couldn't turn off my brain, and it kept puzzling over the things I'd been working on during the day. This isn't too strange, because when I'm trying to solve a puzzle during the day, I can't very well just decide to stop mulling it over just because it is six o'clock. The odd thing is that, during the day, I could barely concentrate, couldn't stay focused on my task, and kept looking at other things. So why would I suddenly be fretting over it at night?

Anyway today I implemented the property filter thing, and that's all green. I now plan to spend the day working on a resolver for reverse attributes, which should be interesting. (I don't know why I'm in the mood to drop work jargon into this post, but I am! Sorry.) Sadly our VNC is still vetoed due to a virus, but that's okay because a kitten ate my headphones anyway. Also I seem to have left the other ones in Newark. Oops. Time to go shopping.

I was talking to my cousin a couple days ago about a possible trip I was thinking of taking to Milwaukee in mid-August. "I can't decide now though," I said, "because that's way too far away."

"It's really not that far at all," she pointed out. "Just a little over a month."

"Yes, but before then I have to get home from New Jersey, go to Maine, go to New Hampshire, then to..." I twisted my face thoughtfully. "I think Chicago is next, then Florida, then Belgium. It's just too far away to think about."

"Oh. Well, when you put it that way, I see what you mean."

On the plus side, tomorrow I go on a mini-vacation before my colo that starts monday -- YAY!