Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Probable Cause

First off, I would like to know what probable cause the Harris County Sheriff deputy pulled me over.  The "reason" he gave was complete BS.  He said that while I was turning right (in a turn only lane, by the way), I did not use my turn signal.

Let's start off by saying that I, in 99.9% of cases, use my turn signal and I am positive that I did this time as well.  Next let's talk about the fact that I saw him as I made the turn, and he was on my left, on the road I was turning on to.  There is NO way he could see whether or not I had actually used my signal.

Now then, I understand that what he was PROBABLY doing was pulling me over to make sure that there wasn't anything shady going on.  But, really?  What could I possibly be doing at 5:15 AM EXCEPT going to work?  If I was out at 2 or 3 AM, and not driving a brand new TOYOTA station wagon, then MAYBE I would understand.

To top it all off, he didn't even give me a ticket, OR a written, or even a verbal warning (not that I am complaining about that really).  He handed my license and insurance back to me and told me to have a nice day.  The only thing that he REALLY accomplished was pissing me off and making me late for work.  Thanks HCSO, for protecting the medical center from a new-Toyota-driving-web-developer-heading-to-work-at-5:15-in-the-morning.  

Carry on.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

This is why I am a web developer

So I am a part of the IT department here at UTSPH, as opposed to a public-relations-type department like most other places do it.  It works for us, but it also affords me some mildly funny conversations:

I just saw my boss in the hallway and he mentioned that they (the rest of the IT folks) are going to be very busy today and tomorrow.  When I asked "how so" he said "they have over 40 desktop moves to make this week."  My response: "This is why I am a web developer"

Ok, I said "mildly funny"...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I'm Drowning

Funny conversation with my pal Greg:

(1:37:41 PM) Aaron Wagner: has the background on apple.com always been textured?
(2:12:37 PM) Greg Laurent: NO
(2:12:49 PM) Greg Laurent: wtf
(2:13:15 PM) Aaron Wagner: i thought it was my monitor, but I looked at it on my macbook and it was the same way

Monday, November 8, 2010

Back to NH

So I am officially booked on a plane to New Hampshire for another round of training. I have come to really enjoy the North East, but something tells me that this time it's going to be very different.  This is due to the fact that I will be flying out on December 13th.  That's right; heading up to New England in the dead of winter.  Luckily, here is the rental car that I have booked:
Aside from staying warm and not trashing the rental, anyone got any ideas on what I should do while in the Nashua/Boston area?  Don't say Cheers, because I did that already.