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My eyes are bleeding

I just finished translating the tentative Convergence programming grid into Excel and color-coding it by the number of panelists signed up for each panel, and I had to close it up after about an hour or so because my eyes were starting to hurt. (Good thing I was done with it.) This is with pastel cell shading; I can only imagine what my poor optic nerves would be like if I'd used brighter colors. Anyway, this is the lead-in to an entirely predictable final appeal for panelists; thaadd did manage to convince me that spamming the staff lists of AD and Convergence with a GoonFleet-styled "X UP FOR PANELS YOU F*****S" would be met with incomprehension at best, so you get this instead. Here's a preliminary version of the grid with appropriate color coding: red indicates no panelists, yellow 1, blue 2, green means the panel is staffed up and ready to roll. So look it over, find something you'd like to talk about that's coded red, yellow, or blue, and e-mail me.

No work on the programming this morning since my co-head is beset with connectivity issues at home and a cellphone that holds a charge about as well as you'd expect a $15 phone from Target to hold one. Went to the Detour meeting, disappointed a number of people by not bringing things they hadn't reminded me to bring, and left about 3:30. As luck would have it, I heard from thaadd right after I dropped off jamestrainor so I grabbed a McMeal and headed up to Roseville, where we hacked on panels and related issues until about 6 when she ran out of steam; not too surprising since she's been working on this stuff since 10 AM.

I guess I'll grab some more water, take a break from the computer for a little bit, and then play a little EVE before hitting the rack.


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May. 13th, 2007 04:22 am (UTC)
When I tried to open the preliminary version of the grid, I got a Yahoo error message "Sorry, the page you requested was not found."...

May. 13th, 2007 07:58 am (UTC)
I can't see any obvious reason why it's no opening.
I'll e-mail it to you (later) in the morning.
May. 13th, 2007 01:21 pm (UTC)
May. 13th, 2007 04:42 pm (UTC)
Good catch. Thanks.
May. 13th, 2007 06:55 am (UTC)
errrm, Wombat, be sure to call me and get an answer before heading over to work on things tomorrow. I ended up on a mining op, and then suddenly it was 1:30am...

(just heading to bed now)
May. 13th, 2007 07:59 am (UTC)
Killing rats and melting down their loot, ditto...I'll call you when I'm functional in the morning, ~10 AM most likely.
May. 13th, 2007 04:16 pm (UTC)
I haven't signed up for any panels yet, and I definitely want to! So don't finalize the grid without me, baby!
May. 13th, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
You have today and tomorrow.
E-mail me or Thaadd ASAP or we'll take a chainsaw to the grid.
We may do that anyway, but this way you'll have a better chance of saving stuff you like.
May. 13th, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
Windy, we're working now on the grid. We emailed out to concom, I stood up the last meeting, dunno what people have been waiting for.

The only thing waiting to the last minute does, is give programming dept a headache. This last week i've gotten about 40-50 emails A DAY to deal with. This, for a grid that has been largely intact for a month.

I will shortly post the 'To Be Axed or else' message. I suggest if you want to get on panels, you email us within the next few hours, or call either me or kevin's numbers from the concom list.

(I've killed two panels already this morning)
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