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Robert’s Work

Hello, all.  This week my code finally went into production at CMS, and
it seems to work.  Hooray!  My little piece of the puzzle is some
monitoring code which tells the shifter whose job it is to guard the
pixel subdetector if a certain specific piece of the experiment is
malfunctioning in real time.  My boss, Dr. Karl Ecklund, wants me to
eventually add functionality to monitor other things, but for now, life
is good!

In other news, I've done some exploration of the surrounding area.
Lausanne and Montreux were very pretty, and I got to go hiking at a ski
resort called Les Diaberets, which was cool until it started raining, at
which point it became quite cold!  I also spent a weekend in Lyon, but
it was hot and not very interesting.

CERN in general is surrounded by beautiful scenery and filled with mad
scientists, but the infrastructure leaves something to be desired.  The
buildings look suspiciously like no architects were disturbed in their
construction, and the power grid needs some work!  Other than that
things seem cool.

More later,

Robert
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