December 16th, 2010

Moa: The King of Destruction

This is an idea I think we can all get behind.

The roads were covered in slush this morning, as expected, but there was almost no snow falling. I heard that the snow crews were going to be out all night... what were they doing? It makes sense that the roads might be a bit slick at 5 in the morning, but I didn't leave until almost 8. That's practically rush hour! At least they cleared the roads by the time I came home, unlike last year. The driving wasn't too bad, all things considered.

Sadly, the meeting went pretty much the same way - a rough start, as the guy who could get the key to the conference room slept through his alarm and only woke up when I called to find out where he was. We finally got set up and joined the conference, and the rest went pretty well. As usual, I was full of radical ideas that might not necessarily be good, but were different from what most of us were thinking. The way I see it, there are standardized ways of doing things, and then there are things that make so much sense when done in a nonstandard way that it doesn't make sense to force the standards on them. I once aced a Computer Architecture final with very little effort by specifying that the format of one instruction was the reverse of all the other instructions of its type. I like thinking outside the box.

Speaking of outside the box, I think I'm going to take some cake balls out of the box in our fridge and eat them.