Sunday, February 25, 2007

I've Got Some Work To Do

You Are 52% Nerdy

You may be a bit surprised with this score, but you're more of a closet nerd than an actual nerd.
Stop denying your inner nerd! You're truly dorkier than you think.


Saturday, February 24, 2007

Sixteen Tons And What Do You Get?

So yesterday completed over two weeks of time intensive tasks at work. Starting a couple of weekends back I pretty much have been at work every day for long hours. I did manage to take a half day this past Wednesday and a full day on Thursday to try and recuperate for the testing that lasted NINETEEN HOURS IN A ROW on Friday.

While not everything went as smooth as everyone would have liked my team and I executed superbly on a really complex set of tasks. We basically did a rehearsal for launch day where we set up our satellite as if it was sitting on top of the rocket. We step through setting up and verifying all the important systems required to keep the sucker safe and alive on its journey from Earth to orbit. Ultimately we need to get our duration down to under 10.5 hours, but this run, which took 15, was already 4 hours better than our first try. Put it this way if we hadn't had the problems we did I have no doubt we would have been done in nine hours or less. My team is that good. As it was the problems that occurred helped us better plan for crap that could happen on the real day.

It was long day and I wasn't all that excited while it was going on. There is lots of interaction between our launch and mission control teams and there can be a lot of dead time waiting for someone else to do there bit and move to the next step. At the end of the day though looking back on all that had gone right and gone wrong I was really excited about how our team worked together as a team to solve those problems and stay focused on the task at hand. We'll have a bunch more rehearsals, not soon thank dog, and I can only see us getting better and better. It's days like yesterday that keep me coming back to this damn job.

So now since I worked so many hours last week I have a choice. I can either go in to work next week and every hour I work will be overtime. Or I can take the 80 hours I've already worked in basically a week just stay the hell away.

I'm opting for the second choice. :)


Thursday, February 22, 2007

Just A Test

This is a test of the Performancing Broadcast System. This is only a test.

If this had been a real emergency your ass would be grass long before this system did its job.

The Cool(Hot) Wind In Your Face

It looks like our friend Christy has become a permanent member of the Fight Crew. She is fast! We saw her officially for the first time at the Baby Doll Brawl, but this last bout on Feb. 10 saw her make her official debut with one of the active teams. Turns out it's my team. Not that that stopped CJP and Pretty In Pink from cheering for her too. I wasn't able to snap a good picture of her from our vantage point AWAY FROM THE SIDE OF THE TRACK. The Dolls normal photographer, Roger Snider, did get a great one of her in the track infield. Judy Gloom had the picture posted on her flickr page. It was, however, marked as All Rights Reserved so I sent off a quick note to Ms. Gloom requesting permission to post the pic here. She said yes and here it is. Go Christy! Err, I mean, Go Lea Mout!

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Das Right Bitches, I'm The Debil

You are The Devil

Materiality. Material Force. Material temptation; sometimes obsession

The Devil is often a great card for business success; hard work and ambition.

Perhaps the most misunderstood of all the major arcana, the Devil is not really "Satan" at all, but Pan the half-goat nature god and/or Dionysius. These are gods of pleasure and abandon, of wild behavior and unbridled desires. This is a card about ambitions; it is also synonymous with temptation and addiction. On the flip side, however, the card can be a warning to someone who is too restrained, someone who never allows themselves to get passionate or messy or wild - or ambitious. This, too, is a form of enslavement. As a person, the Devil can stand for a man of money or erotic power, aggressive, controlling, or just persuasive. This is not to say a bad man, but certainly a powerful man who is hard to resist. The important thing is to remember that any chain is freely worn. In most cases, you are enslaved only because you allow it.

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Celebrity Look-alikes

This has been sitting in the draft folder for quite a while. At least 4 or 5 months. I never knew I could pass for Janet. Woohoo! Mr. Jackson if you're nasty.

Monday, February 12, 2007

CJP So Clazy

So the CJP left this message on my answering machine probably two years ago. I finally got around to recording it a couple weeks back since we bought a new phone and answering machine. It shall now be posted for all time.

It May Even Be Older Than Sherri

So Mrs. LK gave me this for my birthday last month. I finally got around to snapping a picture of it. I've had 10, 20 & 30 year old port and I'm really curious about the 40. So far the older the vintage the better it was. I'm hoping this trend continues. Not sure when I'm going to open it. I kind of want to save it for something special, but at the same time every day I wake up in the morning and bless Mrs. LK with my presence is a special day so we'll see.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Aw Yeah!

Low light, shaky hand, but it'll do for now.

22" of loving monitor goodness. Yay!
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