Today's Work: I finished the debug code I was working on and found a few flaws in my unpacking routines - I should test more, but I spent the day getting the interface cable and discovering that it wasn't intended for the purpose they wanted to use it for anyway. It's a 19-pin connector that was somehow connected to a coaxial lead, then connected to another coaxial cable to a 10-pin lead at the far end. Coaxial only has two conductors, so it requires some special equipment to connect more than two pins to it, and this cable had none of that. When one of the hardware guys stripped the cable down, we found that 17 of the pins had wires connected to them, which just terminated halfway down the cable - only two pins were connected to the lead, which I assume were the pins carrying the video signal. I asked him to leave those connected and gave him pinouts so we can hopefully connect to the control signals and maybe actually interface with the device. Maybe not. We have to try to find out.
It was a surprisingly early day because I woke up at about 4:45 and my eyes hurt too much to go back to sleep, and then I forgot to defrost beef before I left. Oh well. I wouldn't mind if that continues to be a trend, aside from losing even more sleep than usual.