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If I think about my finances or the state of the country or our stupid politicians I get depressed. Denial -- it's not just a river in Egypt anymore. See links in the notes.

My coffee cup has a hole in the top.

Went up to the Menlo Park office, early (for me), to interview an applicant for our embedded systems job, which left me with less time in the morning for music. I made up for it some during the hour-long power failure last night.

The gateway machine lasted only about half an hour; I strongly suspect that the extra power drain was coming from the UVerse modem, since my Linux router is only using about 17W. I'm going to move the DHCP server down to the fileserver, so at least the internal network can keep going if it happens again.

Go read sweetmusic_27: November 19th is International Survivors of Suicide Day.

1118 Fr
  * up 6:30; drugs, nose, teeth, dishes, laundry, exercise, light
  @ Paramilitary Policing of Occupy Wall Street: Excessive Use of Force
    amidst the New Military Urbanism (solarbird) 
  @ c.f. andpuff - Excuse me, I'm sorry about this but would you mind
    moving your protest somewhere else. 
  * leave by 8:15am for Menlo Park.  Preferably earlier
  * 9:15am Menlo Park.  Interviews.  Talk at 11, lunch afterward
    9:15 - 9:45 Steve
  : The problem with git plus ssh is that it's easy to lose track of which
    machine you're on and what state its repo is in.
  @ shardArtist (co-worker) Cate T.
  * benefits open enrollment - done.  Dropped back to the less expensive
    vision plan (1 pair/person/year), which saves $250
  * the 4 pkgs of 10 emergency blankets I ordered from Amazon arrived.  
  * buy:  pantsu
  : brief power glitch.  Computers are fine, of course.
  : much longer power glitch.  Gateway lasted less than half an hour, which
    kinda sucks.  WTF?  
  @ sweetmusic_27: November 19th is International Survivors of Suicide Day
  @ Nook Tablet Gives Kindle Fire a Run for Its Money [REVIEW]
  * bed ~11:30, IIRC.

Date: 2011-11-20 05:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] roaringmouse.livejournal.com
Guess where I was on Tuesday the 15th, I was across the street from your office in Menlo Park visiting Morgan Stanley. Just missed you by a couple of days.

Date: 2011-11-20 05:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mdlbear.livejournal.com
Next time you're down that way give me a call; we can get together for lunch or something of the sort.

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