On Friday, I spent ten minutes searching the web for something before I realized that the one book I had in my office contained the information I wanted. What hath we wrought?
I spent last week in and around Jackson, Wyoming, nestled in the snowy Teton Mountain Range. I'm always fascinated by how my eyes adjust to amber goggles. When I put them on, everything looks amber, but I get used to it. Then I take them off, and everything looks blue for a while. It turns out that this also happens on a larger scale. When I returned from Wyoming, California looked extra green.
When I listen to music using headphones at work or in the library, I always worry that it's playing out loud and not just through my headphones.
I also worry that one day I'm going to drive away from the gas station with the pump nozzle still attached to my car. I have this image of blithely driving off, with the disemboweled guts of the entire station wrenched out and trailing behind my car.
I wish I had nice Latin terms for those fears. I guess there's a point to learning Latin after all, much like the value in being able to talk like Kermit the Frog.
I've been thinking I should know more about algorithms. Today I splurged and spent $200 at Bookpool. The same four books would have cost $250 at Amazon or Fatbrain. Yay, Bookpool!
Soon, I will own copies of:
Of course, I have no idea when I'll actually find time to read them.
Today I had an appointment with an ergonomicist. (I love working for a large and friendly company.) At one point, she asked me to bend my elbow to 90 degrees. I did, and she said, "Wow, you're good.". I guess it's a protracted effort for most people. I can probably leave this skill off my resume.
I sometimes forget to turn my phone's ringer back on after I've turned it off. I wish I could just tell the phone to make the ringer turn back on at certain time. It's already got an alarm clock.
I've been seeing interesting birds on my way to work. A few days ago, I saw an egret standing in a creek. Today, circling overhead, I saw what I'm told was an E-3 AWACS.
I really hate how thousands of people use the word "methodology" when they really mean "method", and not "the study of methods".