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The results
Everybody, including me, was wrong about the results of the meeting.

First, I am freaking exhausted. For some reason after going for my swim last night (and it happened the other times too) I ended up staying awake way too late. Maybe it is the ride home on the elevated train with low teens temperature. Although it was in the 20s last night I think.

Anyway, I went to sleep way too late last night and this morning I am dashing out of my apt at 7:05 hoping I will make it to the office in time to dial the conference bridge at 8am. Just as I step into the hallway my supervisor calls me and tells me that the conference was at 6AM our time and he just got off the phone with them. He happened to check his email when he got up a few minutes after 6am. They e-mailed us about changing the time of the conference call...at 4am our time.

My supervisor (who is my bud as well) decided to not call me but he jumped on the phone. After hearing complaints that he was late on the call and where was I and why didn't we bring this issue to their attention sooner (we have been trying to get the issue addressed since last April) they got down to business.

It seems that the two development groups realized that they had both changed their own part of the application and had assumed that the other had not changed. So they realized that was causing problems plus one admitted to the proof of one bug we found and the other admitted to ignoring part of the data and hoping no one would notice. Mission semi accomplished and all I had to do was send lots of e-mails and application trace/debug logs. My supervisor listened to the finger pointing and excuses.

Next course of action? Why I have to create more trace/debug logs of course. Anyway...

Here is something in memory of our recent holiday and perhaps in celebration of the inauguration as well.

a comment on the state of our country

Of course someone (a_barrese) on livejournal read about that in someone's (iocaste) livejournal and then I recorded it.


Current Mood: tired yawning
Current Music: sultry southern sounds

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gutbloom From: gutbloom Date: January 21st, 2005 03:23 am (UTC) (Link)


I'm glad I was wrong. That worked out perfectly. You should sleep in more often!
From: wrayb Date: January 21st, 2005 04:12 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Excellent

I don't need any of that sort of encouragement. I've slept through several major disasters, personal and regional (huricanes, floods, etc.)
From: rubberbondage Date: January 21st, 2005 03:38 am (UTC) (Link)
that is pretty fucked up, the phone message.

All well

I should not get to riled though, I am related to Robert E. Lee

But still

Oh, I work for one of those big ILEC phone companies, so I am so familiar with the 4 am e-mail change of meeting time crap
From: wrayb Date: January 21st, 2005 04:23 am (UTC) (Link)


I can understand that the Israeli team may have wanted it earlier but can't understand how they expected us to find out about it.

As for the MLK/RELee holiday, one person said that in Virginia they call it Robert E Lee/ General Stonewall Jackson / MLK day. After my initial shock I began to wonder why we don't have a national holiday in remembrance of the ending of the Civil War. Just think, the abolitionist can celebrate it their way, the states righters can rattle their sabres and maybe a few will pause in remembrance of the many who have died and suffered because of the follies of man.
bitzar From: bitzar Date: January 25th, 2005 07:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Hello there and thank you! The package arrived today. I have to say I was quite confused on opening my mailbox and seeing an package addressed to me. It rarely happens.

The cd has received one listening to already and it's great of course.

And now for some advice that you probably already know. "Experts" recommend not working out within a couple hours of sleeping. It never seems to matter much for me. here it is 2:00am and I just finished working out. I need to be up in 5 hours to head out to Jersey City.
From: wrayb Date: January 25th, 2005 07:23 am (UTC) (Link)

b'day cd

You're welcome. I bought it back when and I had intended to come to your b'day party but I had to work on that Saturday and flaked out. I was mailing out belated xmas gifts to my kids and decided to mail the cd instead of waiting to give it in person. It was sitting on the desk and starting to haunt me: "This is The CD of Flake Outs Past." I hope that wasn't somehow involved in the forces that caused badass to be cancelled yesterday. Never can be too careful around xmas and b'day spirits.

Years ago I did an exercise routine from 9-10pm and I would be asleep by 12. So far I have been getting back from swimming at about 11:30pm but exercise or not I too often stay up until 2 or 3am on work nights. And it is just me and the stupid internaught. Anyway, glad the tunes are enjoyed.

race you to the path train.

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