Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday Night

Spent the weekend in Philly. On Saturday afternoon Victoria, Michelle, Nicole, and I worked on our own various projects at Bonte. Then we went out and saw Eric's new house and had a nice dinner. Today we played some Scrabble in Washington Square Park and I replaced her medicine cabinet (I broke the shelf a few months ago).

I'm not feeling very productive lately. After I got home tonight I wrote out a list of all the crap I need to get done before my trip to Portland this week. And then I proceeded to spend the next three hours watching episodes from season five of Grey's Anatomy on NetFlix streaming. It's frustrating.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Correlation versus Causation


I love xkcd. They're coming out with dead tree edition called "xkcd: volume 0", and I'm thinking about dropping the $18.00.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Confirmed: NOT brain-damaged

Had a nice quiet weekend here in the City. On Saturday Victoria and I saw 9 at the movies. We went down to MooShoes later that afternoon.

On Saturday night she practiced giving me the memory test she is learning to give veterans at her new internship with the VA hospital. There were parts that were surprisingly difficult, like being told a random sequence of eight numbers or letters and being asked to sort them in your head and recite them back in alphabetical/numerical order. It was quite a bit longer than the typical test you see on shows like ER, where they tell you to remember three words and then a couple of minutes later ask what they were.

Today I broke down and finally bought a television. And then I realized that I didn't have the right mounting hardware because my walls have aluminum studs. I'll have to pickup the parts I need and get it mounted this week.

It's 3am and I'm not sleeping again (I went to sleep at 11 and woke up at 2:30 and couldn't fall asleep). Probably not a good thing.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day in Philadelphia

Had a nice weekend. Spent Saturday afternoon at the beach with Lauren/Greg/Amelia and then hung out with them as well as Suzy/Isaac. On Sunday morning I tore apart Mom's dishwasher, saw Cyndi, and spent the afternoon with Jen/Jon/Jayden. Dinner on Sunday night with Victoria's Aunt and Grandmother.

This afternoon, in a coffeehouse in Philly, getting caught up on email while Victoria does internship applications. It's amazing how much email accumulates in my inbox over three days.

Still investigating support for multiple em28xx devices on the same USB bus. Looks like it might be harder than I originally expected. Also hoping to spend some cycles this week getting back to the PCTV 340e support, which was on hold while I did the em28xx VBI support.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

No Parking Zone

Should my friends or family want to come visit me, I've provided these convenient directions:
  1. Proceed West on 35th Street
  2. Blow through the red light at 5th Avenue, taking the bumper off of a cab
  3. Cause a towncar to swerve out of the way onto the sidewalk
  4. Pull up to the front of the building. Don't worry about the poles supporting the awning or the two concrete planters.