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October 6th, 2008

"Secure Power"

A coworker pointed out to me that a recent E-mail about a scheduled power outage said that power would be "secured" at a certain time, and we wondered whether that was the time at which power would be turned off, or the time at which it would be restored. He then found another part of the E-mail which gave that time as the shut-off time, and remarked that if secure power means that it's off, then we need insecure power. He finished by saying "Secure power is useless," and I quipped, "Insecure power only THINKS it's useless."

Right off the cuff. I love it.

"The Wii Condom: The Best Invention Ever"

Happy birthday to kismetn... sorry I missed it yesterday. Weekends screw with my journaling.

Today's Bridge: The kings were all gone before my turn to draw, but I didn't see many face cards after that. The only contract my side got to play was a 4S with S A-Q-J-x-x H A-10-x D Q-x-x C K-10 in my hand and S 9-7-x-x H Q-J-x-x D 10-x-x C A-J in Kelly's. The opening heart lead pulled Dan's king, but I didn't want to waste the club entry on a finesse when only four spades were out, so I cashed the ace and led the queen. Sadly, Dan had the missing K-10. Happily, he led the 10, giving me the chance to cash my hearts and sluff my third diamond, holding myself to one spade loser and two diamond losers. However, they bid four in each of the black suits, and each time, my trump holding was 10-4-3-2. They made both exactly.

Today's Work: Mainly getting some debug prints ready for testing later in the week. I can't understand why certain things are happening in the program, and if I can recreate the problems (I'm still assuming tester error until I see it for myself), I'll know what's going on, if not why.

Today's Shows: Terminator is working. I'm not really sure I can explain why, but I enjoy it. Probably the "Would you like a bedtime story?" moments. Not sure I bought the Wizard of Oz parallel from this one (you know what I mean if you watched it), but eh. Heroes... I really don't care anymore. I don't know who most of the characters are, the ones I DO know, I don't know anymore (maybe Matt Parkman hasn't changed... maybe), and if I wanted to care what was going on, I'm not sure I know what that is. Or which things happened in the timeline I'm supposed to care about and not one that's been abandoned. Even Hiro's not particularly amusing anymore. I get it... we're shuffling who the good guys and bad guys are almost at random. but when everybody and his brother (literally) is seeing the future and trying to change it, it all just gets jumbled. I watch this show (sort of... most of my attention is on Final Fantasy 8 or La Tale) because Prison Break is on at the same time. That's about it. I really need to write about my superhero just to tell a superhero story I can respect.

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Yes, I'm THAT Nidoking. Sometimes I write fanfiction... often I waste all my time playing video games and watching anime. But it's not a waste if I enjoy it, right? I can quote from a movie, video game, anime series, or British comedy apropos of just about any situation, and one of my main goals in life is to entertain people. (The other big one is amassing as much anime and manga as I can... see below for a progress report.) That's me in a nutshell. ("Help! I'm trapped in a nutshell! What a bloody great nutshell this is!")
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