Friday, January 20, 2017

Thought roundup.

  1. I hate the fact that I sometimes have a magical, electronics-fixing aura that makes it really tough to get a bug to repeat when I've flown two time-zones away to come work on it.
  2. Our office kitchen needs an Autoclave OR I need to switch coffee mugs.  I love my Contigo, but the wealth of mechanical stuff going on in the lid leads to some... scary stuff building up in there.
  3. My corporate travel & expense card takes way too long to have transactions filter into our expense system.  I have all my receipts in hand NOW - by the time the CC statement comes in I'm afraid they will have been lost to the bowels of my desk.
  4. Solid-state hard drives are AMAZING.  Us software engineers at work were running low on space, so I talked our IT guy into 1TB SSDs as replacements for our 512GB spinning disks.  The speed increase is unbelievable for our use cases.
  5. For the first time in my life I got an exit-row seat on an airline flight.  130-seat aircraft, only 90 passengers, I was fairly far back in the boarding sequence and I still got an exit-row seat with an empty seat between me and the other passenger in the row.  Wow.  Remind me to fly on Wednesday lunchtime flights more often.