While the flood last week wasn’t nearly as bad as the one in October, we decided to do what we should have done that time: The carpets in our testing lab were ripped out, and the floor painted a lovely shade of gray. So the lab looks a whole lot better, and there isn’t the worry about mold and such. The downside, all the computers, test equipment, phone lines, Ethernet lines, and the myriad of other cables that connected gear to gear and gear to stuff, all still need to be run and plugged back in. The bottom picture is our temporary storage (as in, the listening room). Despite the mess, that was only half the amount of stuff in the lab. Spring cleaning indeed.
Oh, the other day I promised a world exclusive. I’m kinda pissed, as it is sitting just a few feet away, but it doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen. Sorry. It’s a debug unit that needs a secret handshake to get working, otherwise I’d just plug it in and tell you how it looks. Along similar lines, I also tried to go buy an HD DVD player, and they don’t exist. Or should I say, Best Buy said they won’t have any to even be able to order till mid-May, and Fry’s was “sold out.” I should have asked how many they had to sell out (My guess: 1). Limited release indeed. So much for watching Serenity in HD this weekend.