Monday, March 05, 2007


As is so often the case, this post will be a series of random ramblings. Which is too bad; I’d recently decided that these long, rambling posts probably aren’t a good idea. Wouldn’t it be more bloggerly to do a bunch of short posts, one for each topic? I think it would. But I haven’t yet put that into practice.

I finally succumbed to the cold that I’d been fighting off for… oh, months now. Since December? November? A while, anyway. So I worked from home Tuesday—so as not to spread the germs—then took Wednesday and Thursday off sick, and worked from home on Friday again. Frankly, I would have liked to have worked from home today, too, because it’s going to take a long time to get over this one, but I’ve been out of the office for most of a week, and figured I should probably show my face.

The good news, though, now that I’m back at the office, is that I can go back to my Tim’s coffee. As mentioned, it’s Roll up the Rim season, and I’m itchin’ for some rollin’. But I’m thinking that I might have to move my coffee consumption up a notch. One of the prizes, this year, is a Toyota hybrid, and Andrea and I have been talking about getting a hybrid for a long time. But I’ve heard that the odds of winning one of the big prizes is much higher, if you get large coffee, instead of medium. I don’t know if that’s true; people might just be assuming that. On the other hand, I won a lot last year, and got nothing but coffee and doughnuts, so maybe there is something to it…

After talking so much about Service-Oriented Architecture, I may soon be getting to put some of my theories to the test. It looks like I’ll be getting into at least one project—maybe two, related, projects—which will be service-oriented. We’ll see how it pans out.

I’m hoping to post something to the serna Bible Blog again soon; it’s been neglected, while I’ve been sick. But today may be crammed full of meetings, so we’ll have to wait and see.

I’ve been playing around with Ubuntu a bit more. I’ve finally got multiple monitors working—sort of. It’s too bad that this was so difficult to figure out; for the most part, installing Ubuntu was a snap. Install it, and it works, just like Windows. But when something doesn’t work—or doesn’t 100% work—there is a learning curve to figure out how to get it to work. (Probably the same learning curve that I would have had when I was first learning Windows, but I’m starting pretty much at square 0 again.)