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July 6th, 2006 - Phil's Rambling Rants

July 6th, 2006

July 6th, 2006
09:27 pm

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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.

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