17 May doesn't sound like a very important day, but for me it marks three changes in my
life. From today's calendar entry:
May 17 Greg starts working at Karstadt, 1976
May 17 Greg starts working at Tandem, 1982
May 17 Greg last flew in an aeroplane, 2006
Those three anniversaries roughly sum up my working life. Yes, I started earlier, and
finished a little later, but Karstadt and
Tandem were my main employers,
between them accounting for about half my working life. All the funnier that in Germany,
where people always start a new job at the beginning of the month, I should have
started two consecutive jobs on 17 May.
This ports build has seriously held up other work I've had waiting. Today started on the
backlog: merging changes in head back into the stable branch. In the Good
Old Days with CVS, it was all manual,
but now we're using subversion,
and there's a merge command. Spent some time learning how to use that.
My weekly house photos have become enormous.
More and more, I'm going over to missing out many photos most weeks. So it was today, with
the result that I had everything processed by lunch time. Somehow I didn't do much else all
day long. Not as if a bit (or a lot) of garden work wouldn't be a good idea.
This page contains (roughly) yesterday's and today's entries. I have
a horror of reverse chronological documents, so
all my diary entries are chronological. I try to leave the pages here for two days;
you'll find them all in the archive, so if I fall
behind a day or two, you may find more here. Note that I often update a diary entry a
day or two after I write it.
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