I woke up feeling better today, but after the way yesterday went, that wasn’t much of a stretch. Yet another
Oh my god, we can’t ship with this bug that’s been in the code for the past six months! bug was found in some software I wrote. Thing is, it isn’t my bug, but a performance problem in Mac OS X 10.3, so there’s not a whole lot I can do about it. Not the kind of thing you want to try and deal with when you’re feeling under the weather.
I dunno. At this point I’m pretty discouraged by the whole software thing, and if I had any other ideas of how to keep my mortgage paid, I’d be awfully tempted to just power down the computer for a few months and do some mindless work.
- St. Paul still in the running, hoping for a miracle
We need a miraculous funding plan. That’s all. Just one lousy little miracle would do the trick.[press-patch]
- Stadium seems to get a cautious welcome in downtown St. Paul, but many people are expressing doubts about the location, since parking will be tight, and while the Xcel Center brought new businesses, they’re almost all restaurants, and small retailers have been abandoning downtown St. Paul. [press-patch]
- Meanwhile, Hennepin County backs stadium in Warehouse District in Minneapolis, which looks like one of the better locations, though there’s been a fair amount of handwaving over parking issues. Games starting at 7pm will have the same parking troubles that St. Paul will, in that commuters will still be leaving as people begin to arrive for the games. [press-patch]
- Why build an ice palace? Because it’s really cool and because we can. Remember that you can check the webcam to see how it’s going or just get the live picture here. [press-patch]
- The Lunch is a list of local places where two geeks eat lunch, once a week, at a new place every week. It looks like a pretty handy list, and hopefully will stick around.
- Finally, a note to city folk: Cows produce more than milk. Seems rural counties that are seeing a large number of folks moving from the cities are also seeing a large number of complaints about the realities of farming, so Stearns County is putting out a brochure with a
scratch and sniff cowpieto educate city-dwellers about what they can expect if they move to the country. The brochure was developed for Ottawa County, Michigan. The company that developed the
very authentic odorhad to close the plant and evacuate because of the smell at one point in production. Talk to Mark Knudsen, the Ottawa County planning director if you’re a government organization interested in the brochures. Here’s the press release, and a PDF of the brochure. [strib]