I seem to be stuck in a 1 week per diary entry. Well, I was supposed to be in LA from last Saturday to today, but the trip got canned. I was very happy to get to stay home.
JabberIM and WinJab are still progressing at "internet" speeds, much to the dismay of my normal sleep habits. Thanks goes out to 'eff' who helped me get file transfers working really slick in WinJab using the direct client- client method. We are still working on Firewall stuff. After much deliberation over the past week, we've finally hammered out a "temporary" vCard XML spec to use with Jabber. Phew, it was a major production to get everyone on the same page, and "sort-of" agree with the IETF Draft.
Work is absolutely insane. Besides my normal stuff (Vantek Software, and 3D-Workshop), I just found out we got 2 more measurement / automation contracts. One is small and easy, the other is not. I can see my summer free time being sucked away like a super-nova into a black-hole. <sigh> I finally decided to scrap Quicktime off of my computer today hoping I could get rid of the idiotic Quick-Time plugin that was being used to display PNG files in IE5. Well, its gone, and PNG's render fine inside of html pages, but by themselves, the situation is about as automatic as my 5- Speed transmission. Soon I think I might just nuke my HD and install W2K.. or maybe I'll just tough it out until SP1 :)
I work a Koinonia weekend this weekend with a good friend of mine. It should be really fun. Play lots of music, do some chapels, etc.. It'll be a nice get-away from the computer world for a few days.
My sister, who works at New Horizons, called today and told me one the horses she co-owns as sort of investment broke it's NECK yesterday. It's still alive, but they aren't sure whats going to happen. She is really bummin', as this was a money making deal for her. It's really shocking news, we both have been around the horse industry for a long time, and this is the first time I've heard of one breaking its neck. Bizzare.
My back still hurts, but seems to be getting better.. Hopefully it's recovery, and warmer temperatures will coincide so I can start climbing outdoors soon!