September 24th, 2007


Home Alone

mia_mcdavid is still in Dublin (she flies to Chicago tomorrow) and James is away on a two-night field trip. I think he packed way too much--a metric shitload of stuff, but he went cheerfully and it is not my problem anyway. He and Mia both get back here late Wednesday afternoon.

Of course, I don't have much time at home, at least while conscious. Work during the day, Irish class tonight, and colgaffneyis dance group tomorrow night.

Busy day at work

It always is, the first business day after one of these server replacements. Several minor glitches surfaced, but we could cope with all of them, and none of them made me feel stupid because I had forgotten something obvious. One was an actual Microsoft problem, but a quick look at Google found the answer. Another was mysterious at first, but turned out to be an issue with the PATH environment variable--which of two executable programs with the same name should be used? The classics never go out of style :-)>

There were a couple of totally unrelated problems that landed on my desk, simply because the people who would normally have dealt with them were out. One got a lot of management attention--manually fixing some data because the application did not have the appropriate code in place. That should not happen. However I coped with it and everything else, and when I walked out of the building at the end of the day I realized I was smiling.