28-Aug-2000 (Mon)

This is hilarious: Trickery Irks Building Inspectors.

So here are a couple of silly ideas:

  • Do you know how to make Quake levels? I think it would be really cool to have a Quake walk-through of the DNA building. We could update it as construction progresses...

  • We're going to have some booths/couches upstairs, and, well, cringe if you must, but I think it would be really cool if one of those couches was actually a Cray-1 or Cray-XMP (the first supercomputers to come with built-in couches.) Anyone know where I can get the cabinet to one of these? I don't need the actual computer, just the cabinet...

Today the electricians finally unhooked the pizza place next door from our electrical service (the second floor of their building had been running off a pair of breakers in our building for years, for some mysterious reason.) They're still working on transferring the service from the old hardware to the new hardware, and seem to be spending a lot of time asking the city inspectors when they are going to come out and actually look at the work so that they can finally close up the gaping hole in the sidewalk...

You might be wondering, are our plans done and being sent to contractors for bidding today, as claimed earlier? No, they are not. There's been another random delay (``the structural engineer decided to take a few days off'') and so theoretically they will be going out tomorrow.

And now I'm off to Burning Man, because that's just how hip and fashionable I am. Back in a week...