Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thursday: Except oops, it does work.

I called, and the guy on the phone said it was "weird" that my old sim worked fine in the new phone.  He suggested I go to the store and get a new one.  So I did, and the guy there told me that he couldn't make the system accept it for my phone, because it's incompatible with my plan.  Because I have the infinite plan from years ago.  I don't know exactly what I'm going to do, but I think it might be a good idea to bring my old phone with me on this trip.  Just to be safe.

Anyway, new phone:
New phone taken with old phone.
I went with the Moto X4.  The Pixel looked cool, but it sounds like they have quality issues with them, and they're expensive, and they don't have a headphone jack.  This phone is basically identical to my old one, with the following exceptions:

  1. It is more square.
  2. It is like a half centimeter longer.
  3. It doesn't have the dimple on the back that I used to spin the old phone around with.
  4. The camera sticks out as a little round bump.
  5. It is all new with a fresh battery and everything.
I think it's going to work out ok.  It was also $400, which is a far better price point than $1000.  Now to order accessories and have them shipped where I'll be.

Old phone taken with new phone.

  • A new way to evaluate the Faddeyeva function?  Cool!
    • No, seriously, this is cool.  This is the complex form of the Voight function, and I spent a long time trying to find a good differentiable form for that.  I still am not happy with what I ended with, so this gives a new starting point.
  • Random witches from the tumblr queue.
  • A random good dog from the tumblr queue.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday: It was a giant hassle, and it still doesn't work.

But I have a new phone, and after calling and complaining tomorrow, it will likely work just fine.  Ugh.

But look at this.  This is what was installed.  This is the purest cleanest phone I have ever owned.
I'll do "details" when it works.  that's the important thing right now.

Also, I probably solved a problem that's been bothering me at work for months.  It was most likely a typo.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tuesday: That database repair worked.

It took a long time, but it came out ok.

This is supposed to be a picture of cheese fries, with a statement about how much I like cheese fries.
But my phone decided that it was going to die, even though it claimed to have 40% battery still.  This makes me think that I should just get a new phone, and move on.  I'm thinking about just doing the cheap option, and getting the new Moto X, and give google another year or two to sort out their phones (the reviews I've seen haven't been super impressed).


Monday, November 13, 2017

Monday: I spend way too much time fixing databases.

This one is at work, and hopefully, will be ready for me to rsync a backup and start using tomorrow.

I also am concerned that my car A/C is broken.  I guess it'll have to wait until after Thanksgiving.  It seems a bit suspicious that this happened a week after taking my car in to get the oil changed, though.




Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sunday: Chicken sandwich and talk prep

It was the same chicken sandwich I got a few weeks ago.  The entire time I was there, however, some asshole had his phone out playing a football game.  He didn't even try to not be an annoying ass, and had the volume up as loud as possible.  People like that are terrible.
Ok, how do these belts stay up?  Carol maybe has it stuck in place with her hip-star, and maybe Medusa has a special rigid belt that holds that position.  But what's up with Jen?  That isn't going to stay there.

Jen.  Brilliant tactician and leader.

  • Monsters.
  • This is stupid, and tells me that I should just ignore everything that isn't explicitly Wonder Woman 2.
  • This is legitimately the best Reed Richards writing I've ever seen.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Saturday: Another productive day.

Mostly spent watching the RT charity stream.  I then decided that I wanted pancakes, because it was cold and rainy today.
After ordering, I had just enough time to beat up the Team Yellow people at the gym.
 They were already weak, so I just had to have Rhydon smash everyone.
Cloyster was my choice.

Kalbi and pancakes.  Delicious K&P.

Other people added stuff while I ate.
It was super rainy when I got home.
That prompted me to look at the weather for San Francisco, and that's when I remembered that other places have seasons.  I don't think I'll need my heavy coat, but it was still a surprise to see high temperatures in the low sixties.


  • Excellent.  The entire movie series basically depends on Gal Gadot now, so I'm glad to see her using her position to fix things.
  • I'm pretty sure I had a link about this years ago, when it showed up on Gawker (probably).  This is a good development, but like I saw on twitter, "suspended isn't fired."

Friday, November 10, 2017

Friday: Veteran's Day


I felt like Five Guys.

It was rainy today, too.