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September 26th, 2003

Sep. 26th, 2003

1. What are your favorite ways to relax and unwind?
Depends. Sleep is good, watching a movie, playing videogames. Massages are great.

2. What do you do the moment you get home from work/school/errands?
Most consistently, let the dog outside to pee and then pet the pets.

3. What are your favorite aromatherapeutic smells?
Cedar, sandalwood. Barb found this incense that reminds me of the old cabin, and it's a warm comfy smell.

4. Do you feel more relaxed with a group of friends or hanging out by yourself?
Usually by myself. A small group of friends is fun, but usually more energizing than relaxing.

5. What is something that you feel is relaxing but most people don't?
Shooting films, photography.
I just had an odd phone call.

Law firm in Chicago. Patent law. They wanted to know if I had the capabilities of reverse-engineering a device to see whether it was violating patents.
It's interesting work, but it's really difficult to determine whether it is feasible for me to do with the equipment I have, because it depends on the design of the device. I let the rep know that, and told him it would take me probably four days to either read the device or let him know whether it was beyond my tools. I also gave him the name of a company I worked for that has more advanced tools for that kind of thing.

The legalities of this kind of work are kinda fun. And it's really a lot of analysis and investigative work, which can be fun as well. But I was curious as to why my name would come up. And then it strikes me that I have reverse-engineering and analysis in my skillset for the last two jobs on my resume.

Funky.
Followed up very quickly by a potential contract in Knoxville, then followed quickly by a tech interview for a contract in Pittsburgh. It's been busy today.
Ding-dang doodly, add another call to the tally for the day.
Q: What do you get when you put a turkey loaf in the oven theoretically for two hours and accidentally leave it in for three?

A: Pretty yummy turkey loaf.
And an e-mail. This has been quite a job-hunt-ful day.

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