Well… another week in the books. It was an interesting week here in DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth). We got cold temperatures that have not been felt here for about 30 years – 1989, I believe. On top of that we got enough snow to make a mess of the Metroplex. It doesn’t take much, either, so the roughly 6 inches we got was enough to make life even more difficult.
Yes, there were power problems here. Yes, life was difficult for a bit. No, I’m not interested in discussing it other than to say that Texas, in general, was/is not prepared to deal with that level of cold. It does not happen very often, and human complacency (in many areas from individuals to organizations) played a big part in allowing things to be worse than necessary for many. But we are now in recovery mode, and hopefully lessons were learned. The politicization and weaponization of this event just make me shake my head. Obviously, mistakes on a few different levels were made, or there would have been no power outages and people being caught in bad situations.
So, now it’s Friday night. The nearby world is starting to slowly thaw. Life will likely be back to some semblance of “normal” by the end of the weekend.
I like the weekend. I wish the weekend were all week long 😛
Bah! It was a long week. Work kinda blew up in my face this afternoon, too. I was not too surprised, but the heat from the customer is going to be turned up to 11, me thinks. The irritating thing is that this could have been handled much better. In fact, my situation at work could be handled much better. It has really tied my hands in many ways. I know I have done all I can do for the customer, but it still rankles me because I could not help with getting the problem solved. I have mostly been a liaison between the factory/engineering and the customer. The most I have been able to do is some limited testing and walking the customer through a couple of tests and firmware updates. Unfortunately, none of this has helped solved the issue. This latest attempt at a fix didn’t work, and the customer has grown… impatient.
But on Sunday, I going to have a Game Night. That’s a good thing. I also was able to get this post in. That’s a good thing, too.
Type to you later.
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