Ghouls and goblins out to play,
And witches come at end of day.
Ghostly patter of little feet,
And tiny cries of "Trick or Treat!"
Monday, October 31, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Our company has a number of large locations around the country. Due to the standardization of job titles by our Human Resources department, there are quite a few people with my job title or a job in my "job family" whom I've never met, and probably won't, given the first premise of this paragraph.
Yesterday, a fellow we'll call Brad Wood added me to his Google+ circles. This concerns me somewhat. I do not know Brad, and I'm pretty certain he doesn't know me. When I read his Google+ profile, I discovered that he is pretty much my mirror universe counterpart. He even has a goatee.
I think he went through our company directory and beplussed everyone in our job family. He has something like 350 people in his circles, but only about 100 returned the "favor."
Extruded by GDad at 10/21/2011 06:30:00 AM
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
After a couple of years of slow going, our new crop of officers in the Corporate Choir is injecting some energy into the group. One concern, though, is that introducing change to some of these long-time members is a task roughly as easy as pushing a garbage bag full of jelly up a hill.
It helps that all of the older women happen to like the young-middle-aged gay man. I'm their Liberace or whatever. Of course, the young-young gay man may come along and usurp me with his better hair and skinnier frame.
Extruded by GDad at 10/19/2011 08:25:00 PM
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
One of my assignments is to do an IT Roadmap for some of our in-house applications. This will supplement the Business Strategy Roadmap and the Marketing Roadmap.
But wait, there's more!
These are to be living documents, updated on a cadence of...
Extruded by GDad at 10/15/2011 08:17:00 PM
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Tonight, Son and I spent some time poring over old computer games I'd collected in the nineties and naughties. He was very interested in seeing if some of these old games could play on the laptops we have that are running 64-bit versions of Windows 7. As you might have guessed, some of these games would not run out of the box.
It seems that in the old days of dial-up and proprietary frameworks for a lot of development, there were assumptions about file locations, library versions, and supporting program installations that game developers made that were not portable or sustainable. It made me not miss the good old days at all.
Extruded by GDad at 10/11/2011 09:30:00 PM
Monday, October 10, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Many congratulations and best wishes to Baldo and Geekina McNerdy on their new son that they've adopted into the world. The party today introduced the boy to friends and family.
Similar to the RoBet appellation for Mandy and Mr. Mandy's daughter, I've settled on Xandael for Alexander Michael. Friends now know to work on the name combinations to make it harder to come up with these portmanteaus.
Extruded by GDad at 10/08/2011 09:30:00 PM
Friday, October 7, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
If you haven't watched Terra Nova, and you are planning to watch up through the third episode, read no further. Otherwise...
Hunky guard - daughter's potential love interest - is the Sixer mole. They said there was a mole, and there are only three non-main characters with any lines.
Guard will try to corrupt girl, but The Power of Love will make him turn back to the main colony.
The Sixers say that the commander knows about the carvings on the rock, because that's the only way he keeps in contact with his son. This leads us to believe the son is out in the jungle.
The smart daughter also mentioned that the reason they know they're in a different timeline is because the future world sent back a probe that was never found.
The Sixers also said something to the effect of "Control the past (now) and control the future (2149, presumably).
I contend that the commander destroyed the probe's ability to broadcast to the future in the 150+ days when he was alone in the past so as to make the future THINK there was a separate timeline, and that he's writing on the stones to communicate with his son in the future, so his son will be able to wield immense power of some kind.
Extruded by GDad at 10/06/2011 08:30:00 PM
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Baldo and Geekina have a dog named Daisy. Daisy is pretty smart for a dog, but she's one of those dogs who barks a lot at things that interest her. Recently, a hot air balloon company has enjoyed some success in Small Town, and Daisy believes that hot air balloons are there for her barking pleasure. This is all well and good, except that when Neighboring Town started building a water tower, Daisy confused the tower with a hot air balloon and would bark at it whenever Baldo would drive past it with her in the car.
Extruded by GDad at 10/05/2011 05:48:00 AM
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Neighbor Rusty found a pickup truck that he wanted to buy. It was only $700. I'm not sure if that was OBO or not. He asked if I could drive him "there" to pick it up.
I visited a county that I rarely enter. Rusty claimed a 40-minute drive. I forget that I drive the speed limit, and Rusty... does not.
Extruded by GDad at 10/04/2011 08:30:00 PM