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No photos, with my camera out for the count, but Thursday was a bounteous day on the lapine front. ^_^ First one pair, then another pair not far along, a bit later on, and finally, yet another, in a different field - this time, one completely relaxed, whilst the other groomed and massaged. ^_^ (But still alert enough to get by, which is just as well - that morning, we saw a small fox trot through the parking lot, no less wary of the twoleggers)

Yay! The other programmer will, with any luck, be able to bring back one of his Minolta A200s on Monday - so I'll be in a position to try taking some photos of the local lapines. Some of them might even feature vaguely recognisable blurs. ^_^

A snippet of SL humor over here; be sure to read the "update" footnote, and Pathfinder's comment. =:D

Wow. So.. this week was quite the intense introduction to SPI, I2C, and allied TWIs, and the CPU's SSC, SPI, PDC, and AIC units. Not to mention investigating some misbheavior by taking one component from a pre-production unit, by removing four microscopic SMD components and wiring the device to a CPU eval board, then hooking up another eval board to that, and rounding it off by monitoring ten important lines on the logic analyzer/scope. Interrupt City, yay! And the DMA engine's actually rather nice to use, though we're having to drive one crucial chip in a slightly funky manner. So nifty, feeling the project actually coming together, everyone putting in their final contributions as we head towards the finish line. Some fiendishly talented people, to be sure, the aforementioned coworker especially. Ingenuity is inspirational. ^_^
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Mm, that's probably the key - most likely I've just been made wary where folks have launched the meat onto the grill too soon after the grand ignition. Though I think my favorite occasion involved some chicken sections that turned out to be somewhat on the greasy side - the charcoal got quite a lot of additional help on the fuel front that evening. =:D

It's always a difficult choice, knowing when to buy (let alone where), especially with the housing market in its current slump. I suppose it couldn't hurt to hang on - neonbunny was just talking about a place in Oakland that's fallen all the way to $224k. Still not exactly free with the cornflakes, but quite attractive, given where it is, and the place itself sounds like it'd be a good home.

I've no idea whether I'll ever wind up buying. It could be a worthwhile investment, but first I'd need to have a war-chest to finance it properly, which entails an employer that doesn't go foom in a matter of months. And then there's the little matter of where in the world, given how obnoxious many jurisdictions are with regard to people deciding for themselves where they'd like to live.. ah well. Things will be different when the World Lapine Alliance takes power. ^_^