July 2009

31. July, 2009 - server issues

Had a server hiccup back on Wednesday. Things seem to be up and running again, but the hard drive is dying, so if you don’t see this page, that’s why. Expect some changes, hopefully soon, as I relocate this to a new server.

I missed the entire 4-game stretch of the Saints hosting Sioux Falls. I think that’s a first, and while I was busy dealing with the dead server, the noise levels at the ball-park played a definite part, too. The constant barrage of noise was one of the reasons I quit going to the Metrodome. Back in 1993, the Saints seemed like a nice refuge. No longer. I’ve promised to take a friend to a game next weekend, but I’m not sure how many more games I’m going to attend. Sad. But maybe a bit ironic, too. I had just been interviewed for an article on tailgating for the program for the next home-stand.

And that’s about it for now, I think. Have a great weekend!

23. July, 2009 - back to the ballpark

Tonight begins a new Saints home stand. And the rest of the season will be busy. Thirty-nine days remaining in the regular season, and twenty-three of those have Saints home games. Gonna be a busy time the rest of the summer. And probably a loud one.

Not a whole lot more to say today, so I’m going to leave it at that.

15. July, 2009 - too loud!

Another week, come and gone. Only real news from this one is that I’m starting to get tired of the volume levels at the Saints games. They’ve apparently talked to Andy about the unrelenting torrent of sound, and he now has more quiet moments, but seems to be compensating by making things louder during the rest of the time. I’m not sure what to do about it other than complain, which I’ve been doing, and walk out when it gets too loud. Guess I could wear the big noise-cancelling earmuffs to the game, but that’s not going to be very comfortable on hot evenings. I think the best bet will be to hit ’em in the pocket-book, and making it obvious by walking out when things get too loud. I’ve ordered a sound level meter so I’ll actually have some hard data to cite next time I complain, too.

On the work front, things are sucking. I realized yesterday that I’ve spent the past two weeks on work that’s headed in the wrong direction. Normally I’d pass this information along to my managers before throwing the work away and reversing course, but since I haven’t received a response to any of the email I’ve sent in the past week or so (some of which asked specific questions I need a manager to answer), I’m not so sure it’s worth the effort. Meanwhile, I guess it’s time to apply Dave’s Philosophy on Life, Part 37: Some days you’re the dog. Some days you’re the hydrant, and get myself in there so I can try and dig out of this hole. Then again, maybe Part 23 is more applicable: When you find yourself in a deep hole, Stop Digging!

7. July, 2009 - back to work

My vacation was over yesterday, and all the “recharging” I did over the week off evaporated as I answered the emails sent from California yesterday morning. I think that might be the single biggest drawback of working two hours ahead of most of the team. Today I’m hoping to actually get back into the swing of things.

Not a whole lot to say today, nor a ton of links. Some days are like that.

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