Category: gandalf23@work

paid advertising failed :(

So the guy that tried to post a press release about his product in my comments claims he never meant to advertise on my site, even though he agreed to the Terms & Conditions by clicking on “submit” to submit a comment. He also claims his press release is not an advertisement. Whatever. Anyway, long [Continue]

slight change

Looks like my last day is next Wednesday, the end of our pay cycle. I will get paid for the whole cycle, and I will get paid for the vacation days that I have not used, which is all of them. So far I had just taken off a few days, and they were left [Continue]

i’m unemployed!

So round about 4:30pm today the Bear comes into my office and let’s me know that tomorrow, Thursday, or Friday will be my last day, that I am being laid off. The uncertainty is because he is not sure how much money they have and if he can afford to pay me more than for [Continue]

argh! work sucks sometimes

Arggh! Waiting on parts then have to drive said parts allll the way up to Fairview, Oklahoma. Then install said parts, which may take a while, then head back down. It’s a 6 hour trip each way, so since it’s noon already that put me back after midnight. Hell, I may end up having to [Continue]

640 by 480

This is why our flagship program is designed in 640×480 resolution, and not something less bulky and crappy: (Click for a larger version) See, we designed it so that if the stimulation supervisor is up out of his chair getting coffee at the pot in the front of the van, he can still see what [Continue]

poo

So on another blog there was a discussion about bathrooms and gross bathrooms, and well, I for some reason felt inclined to share. And since I am in such a good mood, I thought I’d share this little vignette with y’all. It is rather gross, so y’all may want to skip it. Just sayin’.

back

Back from Colorado. 10 hour drive. Woke up before 5am! Breakfast with client at 6am, left clients office about 2pm, drove back straight. Got in just now at 2am. Wheeeeeeeeeee! Holy shit, the Big Truck (Chevy 3500, 8 frikin’ liter engine!) handles for shit when a) pulling a trailer & b) there is a 40 [Continue]

in colorado this week

Should be back in time for the Indiana Jones movie on Friday. Was going with both Bears, then today mini-bear dropped out, not sure why. So it’s just me and The Bear. On the plus side, did hear that there was a free metal shaper available in Denver, but it looks like it’s waaaaay too [Continue]

when our clients have bad days…

This can happen: (click the picture for a larger version) We hear there was no loss of life. You can see that two blenders and five pump trucks were destroyed. I don’t see a computer/data van so maybe it was able to get out. Or was not there yet. On the plus side, they may [Continue]

goin’ to uvalde

Going to Uvalde tomorrow with my dad to pick up some Mesquite. To make rocking chairs out of. Should be enough for three chairs, maybe four. Mesquite is real tricky, it typically takes four times as much wood because you keep getting cracks and splits and crap. Down there and back is about six hours [Continue]

date expressions

OK, venting here. If you are going to write the date down, how do you do it? Month/Day/Year seems to be standard over here, and Day/Month/Year is pretty standard in Europe. To reduce confusion I will write Day/Spelled-out-Month/Four Digit Year since some of the stuff I write is seen by Europeans and Arabs, as well [Continue]

printers are fun!

Spent an insane amount of time trying to get the printer to work properly. It kept jamming. And of course, HP does not allow mere peons to download the service manual for their printers. Oh no! That way leads to anarchy! Most of the time was spent figuring out how to remove the hot thingy [Continue]

thumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthump @%@!

oh my God !!!! There is a Thing which is Malfunctioning in the Heating and Air Conditioning Machinery. It is thumping three times a second. And has not stopped doing this for…five hours. thumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthump thumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthump thumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthump thumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthump thumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthump thumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthump thumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthump thumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthump thumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthump thumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthump thumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthump thumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthump thumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthump thumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthump thumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthump thumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthump thumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthump thumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthump thumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthump thumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthump thumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthump thumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthump [Continue]

money

May have a small side job setting up PCs for Dexter. Not the serial killer on Showtime, but the guy from Hastings. Up to 10 PCs, for $750. Probably should’ve tried for more money, would’ve been awesome if I could’ve gotten $1700, but I figured if I was too high he’d just go elsewhere. I [Continue]

ugh

So the wireless router is on the fritz at the casa. Which mean not internet for me. Blech. But it might not _be_ the router, might be something else, and it’s proving to be a royal pain in the ass to troubleshoot, let alone fix. Even bought a replacement router, but apparently Netgear has decided [Continue]

work insanity

Have some weirdness going on. Our program, version 6.whatever anyway, is made up of four forms, each of which has 8 meters on it, which is a collection of labels and command buttons. It was designed for use in 600×400 screen resolution. It’s hard coded that way. So if we use the maximize and minimize [Continue]

wago catalog

Wago has the coolest and best designed catalog I have ever seen. Not only does it feel nice, the pages are slick and not sticky or newspapery, the pages are nice and thick, the pictures are all in color, the layout is not insanely crowded, there is ample whitespace, and it follows a logical progression. [Continue]

work sucks

can’t concentrate today. I’ve read the same lines of code over and over and over again. No idea what they say. Which is normalish, but this is relatively easy to follow code, not the usual spagetti code that’s been obsfucated like most of the code is. running into two issues. one so far only shows [Continue]