Okay, so I’m not doing so well on the ‘post-a-day’ thing. But this is still better than my previous record of posting.
What’s been happening? It’s been hot, there’ve been good friends, good food, and such. Did I mention it’s been hot?
There are times like these days (okay, I’m a wuss, it’s only 95 degrees outside and only 50 percent humidity) when it’s really nice to work at a job where there’s a nearby data center to retreat to. Constant 68 degrees and 38% humidity is a very nice thing to be able to run into — especially after being outside, it dries off the sweat in 5 to 10 minutes.
The one I visit is loud enough just from the air conditioning that one needs both earplugs and those airport worker headphone muff things, but at that point the ambient machine noise becomes a nice dull roar, and it can actually be quite pleasant.
Until, of course, one starts shivering from the cold.
We got one of those USB keyboards to hook up with GarageBand; it was fun putzing with it, but I think we need to get one of the expando packs of more instruments — most of the included instruments are wacky new-agey synth instruments which just aren’t all that fun. (On the other hand, I think I could probably create a decent techno-lounge music CD with those instruments, if I put my mind to it and had any music ability whatsoever.)
More tomorrow. (Or at this point, later today.)