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"Murphy was an optimist!"

State of me July 22, 2014 8:54 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
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My brain hurts.

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As the vacation ends July 20, 2014 9:07 pm

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As these last few hours of vacation come to a close, I have to take pause and assess the success and failures of the vacation. I succeeded in having an adventure with Evan and 23 other scouts as well as 12 other parents. I succeeded in not thinking about work. I succeeded in massive cleaning efforts. I failed to find Noah’s sash and merit badges for his Eagle Board of Review. I succeeded in fixing the motor on the telescope. Looking forward to seeing it track objects in the sky now. Succeeded in improving a client website but failed to complete it enough for deployment (which means billables). Succeeded in not thinking about my regular job. Failed to think about my regular job. Failed to win the lottery. Succeeded in relaxing a bunch!

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Nerd Cleaning July 20, 2014 8:32 pm

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When we bought our 55 inch flat screen I used the box it came it to horde all my power cables, wall warts, network cables, pci cards, memory, etc. I’ve just gone through the box and separated out the components.

I am quite sure that power cords breed while we are sleeping. I have never owned so many power cables. Has anyone ever caught the mating process on film? I get it has a male and female end but locomotion? And where do the babies come from? Has anyone ever seen a baby powercord?!

Also, does anyone need a rubber maid contain full of ide cables?
Hayes 28.8 baud modem? Bueller? Bueller? Bueller? (The US Robotics Sportster 1200 is mine!)

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I blinked July 20, 2014 7:46 pm

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Where did the day (and my vacation) go?

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I opened the front door July 20, 2014 7:44 pm

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Dear Neighbor, You left your steamroom on outside. Sincerely, Sweaty

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State of Me July 12, 2014 12:58 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
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I need to be programming.
I want to be cleaning the house.
I desire to lounge and watch television with my wife.
I am packing for 4 days of camping.
I will be shopping for additional gear.
I should be planning bunk assignments, creating a duty roster, making cheers and marching cadences, and figuring out rainy day games to occupy 24 nine year olds.

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Productivity lost July 11, 2014 8:12 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
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I woke up at 3:30 but couldn’t get my lazy ass out of bed. Woke again at 7:15.

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Stay away from the software industry July 10, 2014 3:28 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Technology, Touchy Subjects
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No sane person should ever voluntarily enter into the software industry. We have mental institutions that haven’t experience crazy on this level.

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Of Grasshoppers July 10, 2014 8:39 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Of Grasshoppers, Philosophy
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Student: I drive to work each day thinking of the numerous ways I failed my children.
Master: Yet you go to work every day.

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State of me July 9, 2014 6:13 pm

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Good day gone to bad in 30 seconds flat over something that didn’t fucking matter but it was a no win situation.

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Megabus status July 6, 2014 1:17 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Transportation, Travel
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Wife braved the lavatory. She has renamed me “liar.”

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Megabus status July 6, 2014 1:11 pm

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super secret bus driver exchange.

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Megabus status July 6, 2014 11:43 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Transportation, Travel
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I asked the child to read or look out the window…he went to sleep.

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Megabus status – the deep blue sea July 6, 2014 11:42 am

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Megabus status: My 9 year old traveling companion decided a trip to the water closet was in order. My only experience to allow me preconceptions is airplane lavatories with their tight confines, lack of sound proofing for the nearby passengers, and sucking whoosh of the blue cleansing of the stainless steel bowl. I sent the youth in first and am glad he returned. The Megabus lavatory compared to an airplane is rather spacious with white polished fiberglass surfaces not dissimilar to my home bath. This one in particular was remarkably clean. The big difference is that the Megabus toilet resembles a portapotty where the airplane has a stainless steel bowl with a flap that opens upon flushing to let you play bombardier and pretend you’ve just launched something on the unsuspecting persons 30000 feet below the bus instead has the same stainless steel but the opening is large enough to lose a child to the sloshing blue sea of yuck.

In other news, the driver read about my how pleased I was with the air conditioning and turned on the heater.

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Megabus status July 6, 2014 9:46 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Transportation, Travel
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I was settled in and comfortable so my wife had me move.

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