Saturday, May 21, 2011

"It's The End Of The World As We Know It"

And I Feel Fine...


Sorry about the recent light blogging, Ladies and Gentlemen, but after returning home late Wednesday night and getting the luggage put away we've since had a house full of visitors beginning Thursday afternoon.

Between chasing/being chased by a little 2-1/2 year old red head girl and cooking for/entertaining the Adults in the party, I'm losing my mind trying to catch up from being out of town for ten days.

The stupid IRS is driving me crazy sending me forms and asking me questions since I had the audacity to start another corporation, with them rewarding me with a demand for more money or to fill out another form I've already filled out and mailed about once a month.

The funny thing is that I haven't actually made any real money yet, but if it is up to the IRS apparently I won't be making any Cash in the near future either because apparently the IRS expects me to work full time telling them why I'm not making any money by owning a company.

I'm thinking that maybe I can start a company with a business plan involving spending 50 hours a week filling out state and federal government tax forms for fun and profit.

Wait...I think someone has already thought of that...

Isn't it called being a Tax Lawyer or a CPA?

In other news, I've decided to just check off all of the things I have on my "To-Do List" and throw it away because there is some wild eyed Idiot named Harold Camping and a bunch of his followers running around out there saying that  the world is supposed to end sometime later today.

Wait...I just checked and it is currently 4:55 PM in Tokyo and other than still trying to recover from the earthquake and Tsunami a couple of months ago things are still pretty much just peachy in Japan. 

Not a single appearance of "Godzilla" or "Mothra" or any of the other cataclysmic creatures found in the cheesy horror films coming out of the island nation.  Things like this fellow...





Of course this is my favorite Godzilla...shown in a 1980 vintage performance by the rock group "Blue Oyster Cult":




So any way, I've got to go now and screw around with some more things like expense reports and shuffle some other papers around my desk top, and I trust that everyone will have a LOVELY balance of the weekend in the mean time.

Regards Y'all...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

It's Alive--Part 3.1415

Success At Last....


About 11 AM this morning I had reason for celebration on the job site.

One single silly little conversion error in one of the levels I was measuring was basically filtering down through the program causing almost all of the problems I was experiencing since last Friday afternoon.

The simple inclusion of an extra algebraic calculation in one line of the ladder program and everything started working like it was supposed to work.

Now all I have to do is go in Wednesday, do a final QA/QC check, and conduct an hour training class for a half dozen operators and supervisors.

Then assuming that the above all goes as planned we're back across the Appalachians to the Turbo Pup compound on the banks of the Mighty Tennessee River by bedtime.

I'm ready to sort through the mail and sleep in my own bed for a change.

Regards Y'all...

Final Day On The Job Site?

I'll Know By Noon Today...


I'm back on the site this morning at 7 AM hoping my programmer's latest efforts solve a couple of bugs we're having in the Alarm logic on the PLC panel.

Since most everything else is working as expected, we'll make a few tweaks and then run it through a couple of cycles and hopefully get out of town this afternoon.

We Me luck...Y'all...

Monday, May 16, 2011

Back To Work

Time To Finish This Thing Up...


I've been livin' and eatin' and sleepin' industrial instrumentation communication standards this weekend.

I know everyone will be jealous and want to kiss the fingers on my mouse hand and have their picture taken with me...

But I'm too busy to socialize right now, so you will have to excuse me from my blogging duties while I attend to more "pressing" matters.

Regards Y'all...

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sunday Music

Oldies But Goodies...

I'm just goofing around this morning reading some things and listening to some weird stuff I've found.

First there's a band called "The Marmalade":




And now "The Hollies":




Finally Michael Murphy's "Wildfire"...


THEN




AND NOW




Me and the Turbo Pup are gonna take a nap now.

Regards Y'all...