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Saturday, June 23rd, 2007
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To further my bad luck, my hotel reservation failed, placing me in a room that smells like smoke ("a non-smoking room") and has a broken air conditioner. I can't get another room until Sunday, because the Scottish Highland Games are in town. I didn't really process that last part until I returned early Friday evening. By the side of the hotel, a group of kilted people were playing bagpipe music!

My replacement hard disk arrived from Dell. It was missing the OS image, but installing Ubuntu is a pretty fast process. It's survived one day of use, but I should probably run the long SMART self-test on it overnight. Just to be sure.

I'm eating a lot at this mexican place, Colima's. It's really good, and fast, and reasonably priced. I'm also eating a lot at this non-mexican place, Chipotle. I'M MAKING UP FOR THE LAST TWO CHIPOTLE-FREE YEARS, OKAY?!

It's looking like I'm going to stay in Carlsbad for one extra week. This thing is getting finished. A good indication is that much of the stuff I'm adding to my TODO list is user interface nitpicking (invoking Professor Golub!) and other "wishlist" items.

I never knew anything about the x87 floating-point instructions or registers until last night.
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[User Picture]From: stargazer
2007-06-24 01:40 am (UTC)
Try not to be too hard on the hotel about the smoking thing. No matter what the rules are, guests smoke in non-smoking rooms, and when they do there's not much housekeeping can do to get rid of the smell.

The moral of this story is the same as most other stories: people are assholes.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2007-06-24 01:47 am (UTC)
The smoky room bothered me a lot more on the first night. My eyes were on the edge of watering for hours. Last night, not so much; perhaps because my clothes have absorbed enough for my mind to filter it out.

The air conditioner bugs me more. They could fix that.
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[User Picture]From: wikle
2007-06-24 10:04 pm (UTC)
If the smoke smell is really bad its probably not a one time thing that happened once. Rather it was probably a situation where the hotel realized that it had a lot more people wanting non-smoking then smoking so they converted some rooms without bothering to do the necessary tearing-up of the carpet and repainting the walls.

In other words, keep the hate strong! They probably almost certainly deserver it ;-).
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