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stupid mistake of the day: looping through the instances of one substring in another with lastIndexOf and forgetting to -1 at some point so I didn’t keep matching on the same (last) one 🙂

I eventually got that fixed, though, and sent in a patch

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today’s “phase of the day” from a work email – “investigating the subtle yet delicious differences in database method/objects”

I should post once in awhile, I guess – maybe one day a significant amount. Dare to dream!

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as much as it can be annoying that we have to park our cars at the top of the driveway when weather like this happens, it *does* make for a very excellent sledding experience, especially all icy like this. Poor Jess couldn’t stop in time on one of her first runs and ended up under a tree in the backyard 🙂 heh. Lots of fun 🙂

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so I had a dentist visit today, and it was relatively “fun” because the guy’s very much a geek – Chemistry/Math major from Brown that did chemistry R&D for a long time, toxicology for awhile, agriculture chemistry (something about bacteria levels in corn, I couldn’t quite follow) for awhile, and is now a dentist (well, “now” meaning for the last 11 years). He’s got lots of geeky things around his office, a fiber-optic camera with a tv so you end up seeing everything. – He’s got “normal” X-rays now but is getting a digital X-ray machine soon to play around with – tracks everything with various bits of software (Windows-based, but it’s third-party and sector-specific so I didn’t give him a hard time about it).

He’s got a Dr. Hibbert thing going on – laughs a lot (and a lot like Hibbert’s laugh, too). Very entertaining and personable.

Best of all, he (unlike my last dentist) has the ultrasonic cleaning stuff, so the cleaning part went very fast – ultrasonic pass to turn the tartar to (his description) “mashed potatoes” then rinsing and touch-up was about it.

His office is like 2 miles down the road on Weston Parkway, so not a big hassle to get there and back during lunch-time.

Ok, so it’s a slow news week if I’m posting about a dentist appt, but there ya go 🙂

mmmm Crazy Fire day at work

which reminds me – the manager of the Crazy Fire (well, she’s really going to be the manager of the new one) informed me of a couple different things:

– the new one *didn’t* open yesterday as the Cary manager had told me on Friday it would (although he admittedly didn’t seem 100% sure about that), although she said it *should* open at 5pm today if things go well 🙂
– the prices at the new one would be the same as the Cary one (as far as she knows)

Hopefully Jess and I can swing by soon – maybe even tonight 🙂