Apparently the little cable fiasco yesterday was blown to epic
proportions, and now there is the edict that we cannot run a cable
outside where the cable might be a tripping hazard.
Of course, this means that we can't actually use the GPS receiver,
because the building shields the satellite signal.
There is currently no plan to provide us with a way to put a GPS
receiver outside "safely" so that we can actually continue development.
Apparently, that is not Randy's concern.
So today's plan is to straighten up our cubicles so that the bigwigs
coming through see everything as neat and tidy, because we all know that
development is always neat and tidy.
Sorry, a bit of sarcasm lodged in my throat for a second.
And oh, yes, there will be inspections.
On the good side, I don't have to work this weekend. Huzzah.
Um... We are giving a first fully integrated build to PV&V on
Wednesday. Unfortunately, we are not fully integrated. Nor are we fully
working. PV&V won't accept the build if it's not working. Doesn't
matter-- we're giving it to them anyway, because it's on the
Schedule(tm). Actually it's a week late. And oh yeah, we have to
do a product demo at 2:00 this afternoon.
In other news:
Still in Iowa.
Still a lot of work to do on the Big Broken Box(tm).
You know, none of that is gonna change for a while.
Thinking about the moving back home. I've pretty much decided that the
construction projects will cease down here, so I can bring all the
materials and the big tools back home. A few weeks isn't really a
horribly long time for me to go without welding or drilling or cutting
something, and I'll very likely be getting my fill of construction-y
stuff after I get home: aside from the house, there is set construction
for at least two of the films. And some relatively easy work in the SSF
Garage Studio (which needs a name now) rewiring and hopefully moving
some fluorescent work light fixtures. I say relatively easy-- the
electrical part is the easy part. The hard part is the crawling around
amongst the rafters to run the wire and all that.
And now it's raining.