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Apr. 29th, 2005

Today's Exercise: Rung 16.

Today's Bridge: Some interesting hands early on, like one where Raymond and I had nine clubs to the A-K-Q-J between us but ended up in diamonds, where I had five to the A-Q and he had one. He could have opened 3C and we'd have done pretty well there. There were lots of sets early on, until we finally managed to make a 2NT. We eventually followed that up with a 3C, where I brilliantly trumped the good king of diamonds (I had expected the ace to come out, but I think it was already gone... from my hand, yet), but it wouldn't have affected the outcome at all, as the only thing I could have sluffed was a heart, and it was the board that had short hearts anyway. Mike got into the lead late in the contract and led a diamond, which let me sluff the last heart from the board and ruff in my hand, rather than a spade which would have left me with that heart loser, but that was just an overtrick. Then CP bid 1NT three times, and it was passed out the first two. We set one of them three tricks and the second two, but he says he could have played better and been off one fewer trick each time. I don't dispute that. The third time, Mike had enough power to respond, and they ended up in a suit contract... 3D, I think, and I don't remember whether they made it or not. They probably did, but lunch had run long as it was and we had to end it. In another hand, Raymond and I were bidding up our hands in clubs and CP and Mike cut in with a 4S bid. I had K-Q-x of spades, but I'd counted 23 points between our hands, and I doubted they could make 4S, so I doubled. The 4C that Mike had overcalled probably wouldn't have made either, but 300 points for our side is always better than 100 or 300 for theirs.

Today's Work: I think we've got the new system working after running my install script. We still haven't done a complete dry run of my install script with the latest changes, but we'll leave that until after our sponsors have seen the system in action. They'll be on base next week for an IPR, which is a big boring meeting where everyone discusses ADCP's future and the money probably talks. Maybe they'll answer some of the questions that are holding up major aspects of the project. That never seems to happen, though.

Today's everything else: Pretty much just talking on AIM and watching some Red Dwarf. That about covers it. That's a lot of talking. But I wouldn't give it up for anything. I turned off R&C 3 for it, so you know I love it.

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