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SIGGRAPH season continues [Jan. 19th, 2003|10:03 pm]
Callicrates
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I've attempted to post this once already. Perhaps it got eaten. This may get better results.

SIGGRAPH rush continues. The deadline proper is Wednesday: in order to be accepted for review, my paper has to arrive in Colorado Springs by 5PM. That means that I can either send it out Tuesday via FedEx overnight, or I can go with the Wednesday morning 6AM courier that the department arranges for all the last-minute folks. I would much prefer to get the regular Tuesday drop, because that means I can go home and enjoy a quiet evening while everyone else scrambles around madly. It also means I'll be done with the video equipment and the Tektronix printer long before the rush.

I am in the reasonably happy position of not needing to write any more code at all. I'm sitting in the video suite as I type this, setting up the scan converter to record the raw footage for my video, and once I put the tape in it's largely a matter of sitting at my PC for fifteen minutes and running various pre-recorded paths. After that I need to finish the script for the video, write the rest of the Powerpoint slides, and then spend a day wrestling with Adobe Premiere to turn it all into finished footage that I can burn onto CD. After that... an hour or three of work to put together a couple other bits and pieces, and then I'm finished.

This seems like it won't be much trouble to finish on time. I sure hope so. It would be a nice change from all the other deadlines I've had in the last few years.
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[User Picture]From: willowisp
2003-01-19 08:04 pm (UTC)
> I would much prefer to get the regular Tuesday drop

Seconded.

> because that means I can go home and enjoy a quiet evening while everyone else scrambles around madly.

Perhaps we can have a fire and cocoa, if the weather keeps up the way it is. Or we could celebrate by going to Ben and Jerry's. I'm reserving the Martinelli's for my birthday, though.

> It would be a nice change from all the other deadlines I've had in the last few years.

Oh yes, my precious. We remembers.
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[User Picture]From: turnberryknkn
2003-01-20 10:38 pm (UTC)
Here's hoping it all goes as smoothly as it can.

(Must write someday about amusing FedEx/Grant stories. My mentor used to know exactly what time Fed Ex would last accept items at Detroit Metropolitan Airport for departure that day --and exactly how long it would take to drive there... :-) )
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