Okay, my long week keeps getting longer. I was ranting about it here, but I forgot to post before flipping over to my other blog, and so I lost it (I’m sure the world will keep on turning). Maybe, this time around, I’ll try to focus on something good. I started reading again. I really haven’t read much fiction for pleasure in the last year or longer. So I pulled a nice copy of The Name of the Rose (which I bought years ago) off the shelf and dug into it. So far it’s great. I’ve never read anything else by Eco, other than some short essays, so it’s a treat.
Finished up some web projects today (and learned a cool new trick), but mostly I’ve been working on purchase requests for lab hardware. So I’ve been trying to track down vendors who have the stuff I want at decent prices. We’re going to have a really nice lab, gear-wise, once this stuff comes in. I’m also going to set up a non-production server, so I can experiment with database backending. If it goes well, I’ll make it the dedicated database server. That will take some load off ubets and give me more room to play around without risk of bringing the entire office to a grinding hault.