December 11th, 2002

balaclava

Harry Potter

Saw Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets yesterday. It was fun, and think I enjoyed it as much as the first movie. Seeing it on the big screen was neat, especially with the snake and spider scenes. I was told that I should stay until the end of the credits, which I did. Many credits later, we were rewarded with a cute little scene.

I had Wendy's for lunch, Burger King for dinner, and now Burger King for breakfast this morning. I really do need to start eating better, which means spending some time cooking at home and bringing stuff in. It's hard, though, because I'm just so lazy. I should make up a big batch of some sort of barley salad like magid makes. And maybe some refried beans or something. Stuff that I can easily mush into a container and bring to work. I guess I'll do this after I get back from Indiana this weekend, since I don't really have time before.
rabbit

And in more military news

http://www.cnn.com/2002/US/12/11/missile.test/index.html

I worked on part of this project at Raytheon when I first moved here in 1998. I hated it and had to quit after six months. Raytheon was responsible for the radar for this thing. I think the radar has done well in all of the tests. Not that I actually did any work on it, since the project was really poorly managed. Hey, wait, that's kind of like my current project. Well, actually, most of the problems here are technical, but they really could have been a bit more on the ball as far as figuring out process and such, I think.

I atteneded some training in Ada and in some different software packages while employed at Raytheon. Thinking that I could do a better job than those trainers is what led me to thinking about teaching math, which is what led me to editing. I wonder what would have happened if I had gotten a computer job some place that wasn't alarge defense contractor. Well, I'd probably be struggling to find employment now.