More dreams. Didn't capture them when I woke up, so they're lost.
Am feeling hungover without having had the alcohol the night before. Suspect dehydration. Fucking Arizona.
Have lost binder with lab book in. ^^%$$#$#@^^*^&^%%$%$$#$#!!!!!
This is a Bad Thing.
Binder with lab book in was in lost and found. Used my one "get out of jail free" pass with instructor and turned in lab today.
Shared some of the progress Little Fayoumis has made. From before, when he and his Mommy lived with Grandma, he came to the Temple ducking, flinching, and covering his ears whenever he was disciplined. He still occasionally does that, but he has no reason to, anymore. We want him to be self-disciplined, and well-behaved, even when he doesn't want to be, but not cowed and frightened.
(This fall, when we all went to the Open House, he demonstrated to me that he was better-behaved than his fellow kindergarteners, relatively if not absolutely, and had more strong parental influence over what was acceptable behavior and what was not. )
Marx was enlightened to know that the ducking, flinching, and covering ears is a holdover from it previously being worse, and not something in itself that we should be worried about. It's generally limited to flinching if someone's voice gets harsher than normal (that is to say, if anyone starts sounding like Grandma in a bad mood), or putting hands near ears as if to cover them if someone's saying something and he doesn't want to listen (doesn't happen often either).
Expounded more on greenhouse/cryochamber. Growing up is rough on everyone.
So Echo calls, and I chat with him. He asks how everything's going around here. I mention the brush with pseudo-chickenpox, and how good SQL is better than bad sex. Or even mediocre sex.
We get into talking about computers, some. He had an interesting run-in with his college. Seems he's got Mandrake 9.something on his blueberry iBook, and he was merrily poking about inside their network. Seems also that someone was monitoring the network, saw him come online, and then marched up to him in the library and yanked the cable out of the floor, and marched him into the Dean's office. He was told that he would be best continuing his education ... elsewhere.
He'd called to check up on the general state of the Temple.
There's a business park near Metro looking for a few good computer people with experience with vi. Cool. He wanted to know if anyone was still running Linux here. Neo is. I really need to get him onto the network... Hm.
It would be fun if I had Neo running the network... Hm, I wonder if there are any windows emulators good enough to let him run the modem without the modem knowing it wasn't on a Windows machine? That could be interesting.
But we talked kids and computers for almost ten minutes(!) and then his daughter was being screechy so he had to go.