Work got a pop machine on Wednesday. So now instead of buying pop at the supermarket next door at 39 cents a can and giving it to us, they buy it from the vending company at 65 cents a can and sell it to us for 25 cents. You do the math :) The problem with the machine is that it is incredibly loud. It has two modes: "quiet" mode, where a fan sound is accompanied by a dull 60Hz "throbbing", and "jet airplane" mode where the above two sounds are combined with a whiny compressor and an even louder fan. I moved desks to get away from it. I can still hear it, but the sounds has dropped to an "ignorable" level.
In other work-related news, Real Networks and Macromedia are bastards. They both offer free as in beer plugins for download on their websites, but to distribute those with our software, they want vast sums of money. An NDA prevents me from disclosing the amounts requested, but it really reminds me of l0pht's demands for advance copies of BO2K. So I'd like to take this opportunity to plug the GPL Flash Library and pray for someone to reverse engineer Real's proprietary protocols.
I actually worked on Polegame on Sunday. At this rate I might still finish porting the game in less time than it took Rob to write it.
chakie: I have found that Tremclad rust paint will stick to pretty well anything. And if you paint the inside of plexiglass, it looks really cool, but not exactly non-glossy :)