3 May 2000 jmm   » (Journeyer)

LUG meeting went well... finally went to Rock-ola (and not the Rat) for dinner afterwards... still need to give Pam a hard time for not showing up (she's the LUG President after all... oh, wait, I forgot that means she should never show up!) It was interesting to see 4-5 LUG'ers not be able to get a presentation working sigh. After awhile, you'd think they'd try getting these things working before the meetings. What a waste.

So the trace tool is acting up again. Chase is finally agreeing that it's likely a colder solder somewhere after the FPGA. The 2V offset and weak peak-to-peak of the signal going into the ECL converter sure seemed to agree, so if we rip the board apart I'm soldering the crap out of those joints. A6 will have all of 1 milli-ohm resistance to go through once I'm done (and yes, I'm aware that's less than BGA :)

I gotta get some more stuff done on the IS.

Met with a financial advisor... Nice guy, but I haven't figured out if he's motivated to help me or plug his buddy the CFP... hmmm

Poor Hornets... maybe next year.

Vanguard is mailing out the forms and fund breakdowns (prospecti... ewww)... at least Kevin was willing to do an overlap report for me... that'll be nice to have around on days like today when my stock quotes page is all blood red... ugh

I need to learn more hands-on Oracle.... that's for sure... I've read about every book possible, but it's just not going to matter until I can get in and deal with large setups hands-on... soon, I hope.

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