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Thursday again.

VERY tired. Today was supposed to be a big release at work. Respected Partners were to provide us with a software fix. At 12:30AM, it was not there. I slept. I woke at 6AM (even though I had set the alarm for an hour later) and staggered around a bit, then got onto the work laptop with crunchy virtual private tunnel action, and checked out the email, and their site, and the files had appeared on their server sometime around 3:45am.
So I started to crossload them - and found that the lovely Comcast network decided to ratchet my upload speeds to something a bit below dial-up after 15 minutes of decent speed. So, I got into work at 7am.

Got stuff uploaded and in place, discovered that there were some Issues with what they'd sent, started looking at it, and learned that they had increased the size of this thing three times by adding a hundred new libraries... and we were already dangerously close to the maximum size for the flash that our product loads out of. Yeah. And there was a showstopper bug still in there.

So. At 3:30 I decided I should go home as I was already at 8 hours. Then I realized I might need to upload another release, and wanted to do it from my Linux box rather than deal with routing through the laptop and My Comcast. Took another 45 minutes to finish and get out of there. Got home at 4:30, and it's now 7:02 and I still haven't done anything I needed to do.

Reading divalea's journal, I was distracted by someone mentioning that they didn't get to see a friend before she died, and I followed. Turns out this was someone I had met in passing on the internet and perhaps in person at conventions - _redpanda_ - and that she died in 2005, on or around the day we found out that rubyloot's cancer had returned... and I followed some of the memorials he made, stuff I haven't been able to do yet myself. I also learned that SixApart has a special status for livejournals of people who have died - they are never deleted for inactivity. I wish I'd known to think about deletion. Yahoo deleted all the letters in rubyloot's mailbox. Six or more years of conversation and information that I greatly resent losing.

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jarodrussell
Apr. 27th, 2007 03:42 am (UTC)
You knew Kielle. You know everybody! :)
foomf
Apr. 27th, 2007 05:33 am (UTC)
It's the power of the internet.
snobahr
Apr. 27th, 2007 05:08 am (UTC)
_redpanda_ apparently was kitarra's very close friend - as in, high school (or longer). I remember Kitarra mentioning it in her journal, but didn't have any links or clue. I never met her.
foomf
Apr. 27th, 2007 05:46 am (UTC)
Yeah... there was a while there when everyone on Usenet sort of knew everyone else, and then it exploded. I'm pretty sure that I ran across her in the same fringes of fandoms wherein I ran across kitarra but it might have been just about anywhere, and fandom and conventions in the northwest US ... lots and lots of the same people.
gamerguy
Apr. 27th, 2007 05:26 pm (UTC)
I had no idea SixApart did that. What a nice gesture.
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