Hardcore hardware techie - that's me! Since starting at Mercurial, I've been working less on programming and more with setting up and configuring custom hardware. It seems kinda funny to me, after years of work on web sites and applications to be playing with the other end of the spectrum. For 2 weeks now, my desk has been covered in multitudes of coloured wires connecting bits and pieces of crazy electronics. There's nothing more 'tech-looking' than piles of circuit boards and micro-chips and gobs and gobs of cabling! Do I look pro? Yes! Do I feel it? Well let's just say it's been an odd "fish out of water" kind of experience, but today I had my first major success - I got the device talking to the Internet! Huge, monster success (seriously)!
Anyways, 'nuff of that, on to other topics. Has anyone else been out walking at night this past while? What's the deal with it being so dead? Every time I've gone for a walk in the last few weeks, there's been barely another soul out - even in cars. Is the early darkness driving the populace to sleep early? Or are folks merely staying indoors more, out of the rain and cold? Or is there actually a conspiracy between the Rand Corporation, in conjunction with the Saucer People, under the supervision of the Reverse Vampires* to force people to go to bed early in a fiendish plot to eliminate the meal of dinner?
Ramblings of a Tuesday morning... I'm feelin' fine!