Archive for January, 2010

iTunes Out of Memory Error

Friday, January 29th, 2010

iTunes Out of Memory Error

Originally uploaded by Xymon

I wonder if it would be any happier if this was happening on a Mac.

They can’t all be drinking games

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Every friday at work, we have some sort of fun, random, activity.  Usually they are really cool things, like the playdough food contest, or the scotch identification contest.  This week, it was some annoying test-conference parlor game of reverse engineering the ‘algorithm’ the presenter had come up with.  I’m not clear if the people I work with with just being polite, or if they really found some sort of value out of the experience.  I personally, found it a very annoying waste of time on an already over packed day.  I know how to reverse engineer, I don’t take jobs that would require that level of tedium for a reason.

And it didn’t help that, despite making it quite clear to my team, that I really didn’t give a shit about this stupid activity, one of the guys just keeps needling me to solve it for him.  Dude, there are 2 other guys on the team, ask them a fucking question, leave me the fuck alone.  Stop poking the bear that just bit you with a stick.

Wow.  Synchronicity.  Guy who poked me with a stick just came by to apologize.  He’s a bigger man than I.

A Henry in Wallingford

Friday, January 29th, 2010

A Henry in Wallingford

Originally uploaded by Xymon

I’m on a mission to capture all of these that I can find.
Ideally, I’d like to use the scooter to find them all, but the range just isn’t there for serious exploration. So far, I know of 2 others….

Glitter lamp in the dark

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Glitter lamp in the dark

Originally uploaded by Xymon

My first experiments with light painting gave me more ideas than usable images. I picked up a couple of new light sources while I was working on another project, so hopefully I can make another photo safari this weekend.

Chicken Stuff Day 2 detail on Flickr

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Chicken Stuff for sale

Chicken Stuff Day 2 detail on Flickr – Photo Sharing!.

I really regret not getting shots of the previous signs now.

Trying To Relax

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

I’m trying really hard to relax

Putting in all my effort

Giving it everything I’ve got

I worry about it all the time

Nothing stresses me out more

Than trying to relax.

Avatar (MR)

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Made it out to Cinerama to see the Avatar movie, finally.  Dunno why I assumed they would be showing it in 3D.

Visually stunning is an understatement.  Q~ and I both remarked at how vertigo inducing some of the scenes were, when a character would look over the edge of a great height.

Plot holes big enough to drive one of those warbeasts through, but still highly entertaining.

Waiting by the phone

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Waiting for a phone call

I almost don’t want to come

Thank goodness for the cellphone

At least I can be miserable

And out in public

Yeah, much better than

The old days

Sitting at home.


Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

The latest replacement Kindle DX died tonight.
Was reading along just fine, went to turn the page, and no response. Tried all the standard reset options, no response.

UPDATE:  I didn’t want to spend my saturday night on the phone with tech support, so I spent the night reading from the original pdf, on my mac.  This morning, I start the call-me-back process for kindle support, and grab the kindle to have ready to talk about, and notice that it’s got the screensaver on.  That’s different that the blank and unresponsive I saw last night, so I hang up before support answers, and start to see what’s what.

The device lost where I last was reading, of course, and flaked out twice on actions I’ve requested.  In one case, the screen saver came back on in the middle of navigating the main menu.  In the other case, it ignored a button press to open a book from said same menu.  Now, it seems OK.  We shall see.

Did You Know…?

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Remote manipulators are called Waldos because they were an idea first proposed by Ralph Waldo Emerson?

I should hope not, since it isn’t true =p

Still, if we all want to live in the woods, and can’t all be authors, they seem essential to a functional society.