Today's Work: I think we're getting close to making the system work with the new radios. We confirmed that the hardware needs changing, and with a version of the new hardware already in place (which I was told had been removed... clearly, it wasn't), it looks like a software change that has already been requested might turn out to be exactly what we need. If it works, then most of the inspiration wasn't mine, but I did put in a bit of perspiration and a lot of exasperation. But Dan will be happy. If it doesn't work... we've got a few other ideas, mainly for the hardware.
Today's FF12: Having hit some roadblocks sidequest-wise, I continued with the main quest. Fields of draining MP SUCK. But I've got plenty of hard-hitters in my party, despite Penelo (my dedicated combat mage who can also now wield a dagger if necessary) being almost ten levels higher than anyone else. I figure, if I'm going to use magic, I want it to be as powerful as it can get. And I switched Vaan from his usual pole to a ninja sword when I found myself fighting a rare monster that absorbed wind and an elemental that was immune to it at the same time. The elemental was weak to Dark, the ninja sword's element, and he happened to have the license, so I figured why not? And it kicks ass, when I happen to be fighting a monster so equipped. I thought he got plenty of combos with the pole and the cat ears, but he was hacking away like there was no tomorrow. I just want to say that the Snowfield of Clear Vision is the least appropriately named place I've ever seen in a video game.
I shaved tonight. My poor razor is recovering and nursing its wounds, and my face is doing something similar. I didn't intend to shave all the way to the stubble, but it's hard to use the trimmer effectively, and when it got uneven, I figured my best bet was to chop it all off and start again. It'll be back to its food-snagging bulk in a week and a half or so.
I watched Bones tonight... I was thinking of turning it off, but then I saw Stephen Fry's name in the credits. He's made the leap across the pond to American dramas! And he did a great