Ow 2005 October 7 18:37Posted by diamond in : Cycling , add a comment
Just back from a cycle. Did the ‘usual’ 21.3km route @ 24.4kmph. Was doing really nicely at the half-way point, had averaged 25.8kmph till then. Then i turned around to go home, and i realised there was a very strong wind coming from that direction. Oh well. Re: title, about 15min from home, i started getting a stabbing pain straight through my right side, about level with my kidney. Catches me every time i inhale. Am in quite a reasonable amount of pain at the moment, have taken some solphadine to see if it eases. It’s like a stich, on steroids (which i’m not -P).Work , add a comment
Mikael just got a call from $very_large_company to say that our report has been read by the highest levels of management, and has met with strong approval of the quality of the work, and they look forward to working with us more in future. I got a (literal) pat on the back from mikael, and am sporadically grinning from ear to ear. -)Work , 1 comment so far
I had a dream last night. And in that dream, i had a dream, which i then woke up from, and wrote mikael my boss an email about. It came back to me today while in a meeting, and i did indeed write him an email about it. I’m including it here as it’s both a) a rather interesting idea (well, certainly in the world that the idc lives in -) and b) amusing (at least to me). Tiny amount of background: a ‘mote’ is a tiny tiny (25mm^2) computer, with wireless capability. I have two of them sitting on my desk.
For kids who never remember to make their beds in the morning, and use PCs a fair bit.
Take a duvet, attach a bunch of bend sensors, and a mote. Attach another mote to the PC in question. Write a graphic filter for the OS so that the desktop is moulded to the shape of the duvet. If the duvet is in a lump, the desktop will be in a lump. If the duvet is flat, the desktop will be normal. Etc.
See? Told you it was somewhat whacky.
Mikael has just walked up to me and given me some equipment to go implement this, at least in a prototyping sense. Sweet -)