At work, I beat my head against the wall until it (my head) got pretty mushy, but eventually got through the wall. At least that's how it felt, as I introduced a bug in a makefile and then struggled first to reproduce it on my own machine and then to fix it. Why is make so crappy? I mean, it was crappy 30 years ago, but why is it still basically the same today?
I escaped from work a little before 5, and went to Kennekuck to decompress. Of course, when I got there I couldn't find my DEET. I spent 5 minutes searching the car. In the process I found my missing pill bottle. But no DEET. Amazingly enough, I made it back alive, since I walked out to Lookout Point and back. And then I went over to Heron Park, where I got to watch a heron catch a fish and a mama swallow feeding her young. (I have pictures. But if I post any pictures, I want to continue working my way through the Minnesota trip, not post those.)
Yesterday, I mailed in my registration for the FCF convention. This morning, I told the boss I'd be taking that Friday off. And this evening I reserved my hotel room. So I have something to look forward to to get me through the next 3 weeks.