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Pam Klabbers | USLHC | USA

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Snow!

Or if you are from the Madison, Wisconsin area, “The White Stuff”, of which there was plenty there. But this morning, in Versonnex, France, we woke up to a soggy couple of inches. While it is soggy down here, it means the mountains could have high quality white stuff – which they do – several Swiss resorts open this weekend.  Time to wax the skis…

I spent the weekend getting away from it all up in Zurich. It was a fun trip, even though there was rain, and a very cold Monday. This is not a cheap city, and with the recent fluctuations in the exchange rates, so I am glad we had advance purchase tickets. The highlight of the trip was a solo acoustic concert by John Hiatt on our last night there. For those of you not familiar with him, you might remember a song done by Bonnie Raitt:  “Thing Called Love”, he wrote that and performed it on his break though album “Bring the Family”, but she got the hit.  His music probably is not to everyones’ taste, but I have enjoyed it since my uncle introduced me to “Slow Turning” in 1989.

As for work, we have really had a struggle lately with our infrastructure.  It has been frustrating, we plan some tests, and are thwarted.  This is supposed to be all over by friday.  So, in the meantime, I am looking at ways to test the 108 cables I installed recently.  It requires me to think a little differently than I have done, with each of  our crates receiving information from 5 other crates.  I’ve set them up to send “fake” data from one to crate the other to test the cards themselves, but all 18 share information (you should see the rat’s nest of cables).  Some of the tools are already in place – I want to make things more random to test lots of bits.   I’m making progress, even though nothing has been written yet,  sometimes its just a though exercise worked out while walking to lunch.

A la prochain…

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