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.