Still Alive

I’m still alive. I’ve been terribly busy.

The last two days have been spent recovering from serious hard drive corruption that’s been plaguing me in one form or another for six months. I think something deep down in the OS was hosed. I’m about 75% recovered from that, but it’ll probably take another two days at least. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it isn’t a hard disk problem like it was last time (although I did score a free laptop out of that deal).

Last weekend, I was in Mountain View, California, for the Camino Meet-Up. We got a lot accomplished and the plans for Camino 1.6 and 2.0 are pretty solid at this point. Beyond that, things are sort of up in the air, but much less so than they were before the meeting. Kudos to Mike Pinkerton (no relation to Allan Pinkerton of Pinkerton National Detective Agency fame, as far as he knows) for being able to stand up there and talk/lead discussion for 10 hours over two days about our future.

Work is keeping me extremely busy; I just got done with four days straight yesterday, had today off (sort of — more on that below), and have six straight starting at 0800 tomorrow morning, including two days of OT that I picked up a week ago. The good news is that I have a line next month. The bad news is that it’s mostly day trips and the only overnights are our super-short Fort Myers overnight. Grr.

My day off, today, was spent mostly fixing my computer, but also taking my FFDO computer screening, basically a several-hundred-question true-false personality profile. Seems like it might be a good idea if they gave that personality profile test to anyone who wanted to buy a handgun. It would probably have prevented Seung-Hui Cho from committing the Virginia Tech massacre. It took me about 25 minutes. I’m the sort of guy who tests fast in general, but the proctor told me when I started that the last guy he saw take it took two hours. I’m still trying to figure out if I know myself better than most people, or if that two-hour tester was a fluke. It’s not all that hard to answer 300-400 true/false questions about yourself, or it doesn’t seem to be, anyway.

Anyway, I just wanted to let my five or six readers know I was still alive. I’ll try to get back into the swing of things in the next few days.

posted by Chris on 23 June 2007 at 2333 in general


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