Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Here's a novel idea

Today I was 20 min late for work because the first stop light southbound on lake shore was out. It was just flashing red. So, obviously, treating that intersection like a stop sign doesn't work very well.

My first thought was, "Why don't I see any Streets and Sanitation trucks fixing it?!" I've got no answer for that.

My second though was, "Why isn't a cop directing traffic?!" There was a cop sitting in his car 50 feet from the intersection. But then I took remorse and thought that maybe it'd be a little dangerous to do that. He'd probably get all the cars moving North/South and then not be able to stop them.

So here's a novel idea, put a manual override on the stop light box. Let the cop or whoever safely run the lights from the curb. If those lights are flashing red then they probably will still do greens and yellows too.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

My Dream

Poor Molly will probably get sick of hearing about this now that we have a house. She'll have to put up with it until we have the money to actually do it. Fortunately she sounds like she is on board:

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~bgoodsel/solar/blog.htm

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

So sad...

MS SQL comes through again with another error message:



Should I evacuate or something?

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Running Tally

We've been keeping a running tally at work of the names people have called me. They are...(and I'm not making these up...):

First Names:
Larry
Randy
Sheldon (I have no idea)
Bryan (of course)

Last Name:
Landis

Larry Landis sort of rolls off the tongue, don't you think? Sounds like a serial killer though.