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It was slow going today, not how I envisioned my day going. After I got back from service, there was lost yellow lab, very scared. I befriended him, but then he went off, so I got Crystal and went out to try to find him. After 2 blocks we gave up to find out he came back to a house across the street. I engaged them in play and got them both to come to the backyard. I fed him, he ate a full five or six bowls of dog food (yikes!) and a ton of water (poor guy). I then took a looooong drive out to the county shelter, they were super welcoming; the dog was microchipped so I'm hopeful the owner will come for him (he was well trained and got along with my pets). Guess maybe in a way I'm destined for this, a neighbor at a block party told me before the block of houses were built on this land used to be a small house with a large orchard, her name was Judy and she took in all sorts of stray animals. [I don't quite have an orchard, but do have apple, pear, apricot, plum and fig trees!]
Very nice day today.
Started off with tea with my neighbor in my backyard. We chatted about various things mostly about writing as she is very gifted and talented, and in process of finding her way to publish new works. She is also a great company and conversation. She admired all the work that was done on my yard, I'll keep plodding little at a time hopefully I'd whack all those blackberries by year end. There were a few ripe today, pretty good..
Did a little more work on my thesis stuff, think I figured out the problem but hesitant to fix.... been there before, need to use someones software and then find out its broken in some way, and it needs fixing. Just makes me nervous, as I want to be focusing on collecting the data not spending my time fixing bugs. We'll sort it out Monday. The good news is that I've been successful in contacting other researchers and gaining their support.
OK, it's not a clever title. But it's where I am. I got a new phone yesterday evening. The LG VX5300 is a "tri-mode" analog-capable phone, which is important in Oregon where there are still substantial analog-only areas. The phone has some really cool features; a camera with flash, speakerphone, funky voice dialing, and support for Verizon's low-speed "NationalAccess" network featuring only airtime charges for access. The phone is Bluetooth, with quite a few claimed profiles supported…
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OSCON is over. It was fun, but it's a relief to get past it and back to life also…
Way too sleepy to blog much tonight, but wanted to at least capture some basic OSCON notes for later…
I don't know where the day went. I went to OSCON today to help out at the PSAS display, I was somewhat nervous since there was mostly a display of hardware of whose language I'm not fluent in. It was a good learning experience and I'm pretty sure I convinced several people to come to next week's Introductory PSAS meeting. I chatted with Ian a bit, I think it would nice at some point for me to learn about hardware. My extent of doing hardware was at the first little startup I worked for in Silicon Valley which went public a little over a year and a half ago and now supplies map info to mapquest. I learned how to solder and desolder from a colleague (even though I was doing software), and managed enough to fix my old beat up VCR (swapped the switches). I do like figuring out what part of devices don't work, taking them apart (carefully, theres always a trick), ordering replacement parts and successfully fixing them (been able to do that with a number of things, quite proud of myself actually that I can repair stuff on my own). Its quite cute too that my youngest daughter likes to do the same; she's quick to jump at fixing things when they break and seems to have a natural ability and desire to "figure it out".
Wow. Got up at 5:30 today, for complicated personal reasons having to do with getting things done before OSCON. Got our PSU booth set up, then went to the morning keynotes…
The first couple of days of OSCON are mostly tutorials. I didn't have time to attend any of these this year; my friends who did gave them mixed reviews as usual. OSCON proper kicked off tonight as usual…
I'd recently talked to friends about what AMD might do to compete with Intel's graphics offerings. Never did we realize that ATI might just be willing to be bought. Wow…