#789

9:40 pm, Saturday, April 28th, 2007

I’m making this post from the clinic. Hopefully I can do it quickly enough that I can still meet Jones to see Hot Fuzz at 9:50.

Today has been sooo crazy. We’ve run into way more issues with the digital X-ray system than anyone expected. The worst part of it all is that it turned out the new trigger for the X-ray is incompatible with the old foot pedal. Jake, an electrician friend, came over to wire up something to fix it. This is what I’ve been helping with. It’s very ghetto — a lot of Radio Shack bits wired together with cable I scavenged from unused CAT-5 and an old power adapter from a laptop. I’ve inhaled way too much solder smoke today. It seems to work though. The relays tested okay and it just needs to be plugged into the X-ray machine’s mainboard and somehow affixed to the outer casing (with either adhesive velcro pads or zip ties).

But the good news is I finally got the router working properly. Turns out I had some crossover cables where they shouldn’t have been and the cable modem/router wasn’t in bridge mode like it should’ve been. But now it’s all up and running and I have a web filter white list set up so people can’t browse porn and message boards on company time. Oh, and the server is all set up. 500 GB hard drives take forever to format.

Last night I made Jones help me crimp ends for twelve ethernet cables. The firm that wired the clinic was supposed to give us male ends in the cabinets and near the switch, but someone goofed and put in nothing but female ports. Then we watched The Soup and American Dad on the Moxi.

Is this 300 words yet? I don’t even know. Oh, duh, I can use Google Docs. 308. Cool beans. Of course, as I learned from Tim’s now-legendary off-by-six-words catastrophe, you shouldn’t settle for the minimum. Boy am I dreading Monday. Appointment at 8:30 AM, finals at 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Last week I was planning to use this Sunday to study. Looks like that won’t be happening. I still have most of the day on Monday though, I guess.

Alright, I’m outta here.

4 Responses to “#789”

  1. JediBear:

    Ah, yes. I was thinking you’d be close to finals now. Are you taking anything in the summer?

    I have a grand total of one final…exam.

    I have two projects I have to code and document by Monday and…Saturday respectively. And I haven’t even started on the second. Joy!

  2. JediBear:

    Ah, yes. I was thinking you’d be close to finals now, seeing as how Pullman’s on the same schedule as we down here are. Are you taking anything in the summer?

    I have a grand total of one final…exam.

    I have two projects I have to code and document by Monday and…Saturday respectively. And I haven’t even started on the second. Joy!

  3. hjo3:

    Re: summer classes: Yeah, but I haven’t registered yet. You?

    CS projects? Ugh, I don’t envy you this weekend… :P

  4. JediBear:

    Same. I had an inkling I might take something, but I’ve got a touch much on my plate just now.