crashed when I got home monday, hectic day in the office tuesday, spent the evening washing clothes and packing to head to phoenix the next morning.
wednesday morning started with me getting a call at the airport at 7:25 from qwest—a billing snafu was about to get the internet connection to the LA office cut. I spent so much time on the phone getting that straightened out I ended up having to find an outlet in the terminal to plug it in. the whole day was a huge planning meeting with my boss and my three peers, and it's probably the most productive management meeting I've ever been involved in.
wednesday evening, I caught up with mitch, an old friend from college who happened to talk to
thursday I spent in deep meditation with my two IT guys... got some network plans laid out, got the guts of the interoffice-VPN working. also had a battle meeting with the manager of product development (at elie's, damn they make a good gyro)... PD is totally bought-into moving away from windows server-side, and as soon as we've generated enough momentum, we're going to drag marketing along with us, kicking and screaming if necessary. why does the webmaster report into marketing? dunno, got me on that one...
day #2 actually at my desk last week (that's friday) turned into a mess when someone who did us a favor let us know we'd worn out our welcome. I'm not complaining, it was supposed to be "for a month or so" (and the date on that other post is 6/27, if you're too lazy to click it), but there's been every kind of snag imaginable obviating the need for the favor, and without it we're over a barrel. we have until tuesday to get a hard schedule nailed down (from three telcos and the client's behemoth, slothful IT dept? riiiiight.), and then we'll either get an extension or told to pack it up. the easiest of three contingency plans we came up with yesterday would require an act of congress or whatever deity you want to invoke, and the other two are even worse.
today, I drug
I'll probably end up back down there tomorrow, for the KOD finals and big air challenge. I think this is the last event of the season, so there ought not be anyone absent like last time.