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Shadowkiller - 2005-08-06 18:17:31


There is always an epic battle at the end of the books, right? Well cept for CoT. We'll find out how it turns out...soon.

I spent the last few days working on my project. Ya see, I complained to my boss a while ago that I didn't have any projects of my own, I was doing other peoples work. So he asked one of the guys to give me one of their projects and I would work on it. And so I began updating the software for our screens on our Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers(RTO). RTOs take the exhaust from a factory and burn it at really high temperatures, then release it as steam. I finished a while ago and the only thing left at that point would be to install it.

Now was that time. They sent me out to this plant to install my new software. The problem is that we are using a method of communication to the main processor that we havent really used before. I spent a day getting the bloody thing to start, another day to communicate, and yesterday I managed to get it working. Not only that, but I am in South Carolina and its hot as hell down here and I was outside.

Of course if you know anything about technology, you know that it doesn't function well in that kind of heat. So thats why its all in a little shack with an air conditioner. Now when I showed up on Wednesday, the electritians said the air conditioning would be hooked up by the end of the day. Okay, one day in the heat, I can live with that. End of the day, wasn't hooked up. Next morning, the electritians said it would be done in the morning. By noon, they were saying the evening. Two days in 100 degree heat. Next morning I went looking for the head electritian. I headed him off and asked when it would be done. He told me that morning. Noon was some serious progress, but not done yet and just as the day was closing out, the air conditioner started up and blew its first cold air right in my face. With the cool air came the completion of my program.

Let me tell you, I probably spent 3 hours on the phone with tech support. Called my boss twice for advice, and tried 60 or 70 different ways to get that darn thing communicating. Its done and so am I. Enjoy yerselves :).

Hey, I forgot to ask, is there anyone within half an hour of Anderson South Carolina? Maybe I could take ya out to dinner! :)

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Sha'mad Conde

Sha'mad Conde - 2005-08-08 03:20:22

All Clear:

I got my computer fixed, and virus free. I had to do a lot of "Spring Cleaning" to get there, but it is completed, thankfully.

Right now is the 60th anniversary of the Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A lot of people out there ask if these two bombings were necessary, and wonder if the United States was correct in making such a decision.

I watched a show on the History channel about it, and the people they interviewed that lived through that time all believed that it was necessary to end the war. (Admittedly, they didn't ask any Japanese people... go figure.) People that didn't live through that era seem to have a more mixed opinion on the matter. Younger generations are more likely to think that it wasn't necessary. This has really made me think, and wonder.

It has always been easier to criticize other peoples actions than to act, especially when you have the cushion of time to assist your perspective, and the comfort of not having the stress of being THERE to clutter your decision-making. I am not going to say whether I believe that dropping those bombs was the correct decision or not, frankly my opinion on the matter is completely irrelevant. It happened.

It seems to me to be better to mourn the fact that there was a war, that there were hundreds of thousands of victims, remember, and strive to avoid being forced to make the same decision, rather than debate pointlessly about whether the action was the right thing to do.