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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Late Again

I'm not quite sure how I ended up running so late again this morning, but I'm doing as bas as, if not worse than, yesterday. Sigh. I really, really wish I didn't have to go to the EDJ.

I've been pruning a few people off my My Space friends list. They were disguised spammers and after the millionth message about ringtones showing up in my bulletins, I'd had enough. There's one guy today who sent a porn bulletin. That happens again, he's off of there too. Generally, I add anyone whose page doesn't look like spam, but with the exception of one page that didn't have much in the way of content, their pages looked normal.

I almost shared this story here on Saturday, but deleted it from my post. On Friday at work, I was sitting on another floor when the phone rang on the other side of the cube wall. I was up in 747 engineering and it seems that one of our freighter planes had an issue coming out of an airport in Asia. The auto pilot engaged on its own and the pilot had to take control away from it. They landed in Anchorage without issue.

Yesterday, I was up in that department working again and that same engineer was on the phone again--this time with the pilot who was going up in the plane to take it for a test run. It seems that the plane had the same thing happen again, even after the mechanics installed new parts.

I found it really interesting what they were doing to figure out what the problem was and what the engineer was telling the pilot to watch for and what he should do if X, Y or Z happened. I think that was probably the most interesting conversation I've heard at work in a long, long time. Hey, you have to take your entertainment where you can find it--especially at the EDJ. Anyway, I have to work up there again today for a while, so hopefully, I'll be able to hear how the test flight went.

Gotta run.