I tried to get Mena to take me to the Les Blogs conference in Paris she went to this week, but we couldn't find a hotel that would let me stay there. They all kept saying "no pets". Hmpf. I'm not a pet. I'm a mascot. We're an entirely different category. But instead I stuck around the office, helping people out. The biggest thing I did this week was road-test our new hoodies. As the description says, I found them delicious -- nicely chewy, with a piquant hint of woodsy flavor. I promise not to eat them all up before you can order them. Well, maybe one or two more ... Okay, okay, I have a problem, all right? I don't make fun of your addictions.
I wonder if there's a local chapter of Clothing Eaters Anonymous I could get to around here.
Anyway, I spent the beginning of the week helping lisa and matthew fix the outgoing email problem, and the rest of the week helping the guys over at Movable Type work on their latest software release. Everyone's starting to see how useful it is to have a goat around the office. I'm cute! I'm talented! I'm modest, too!
I'm still bummed that crucially wouldn't let me ride the Segway to help deliver the emergency 5 terabyte hard drive infusion. But he made up for it by making a cool toy; he took an Ambient Orb and wrote a script to pull together the "current mood" of every new public post to LJ.
With a little bit of figuring out what value to put on which mood -- I mean, it's hard to rate some of our moods as positive or negative -- he and daveman692 made the orb glow red or green depending on whether LJ is sad or happy. For instance, yesterday morning, LJ was in a bad mood, but cheered up a little as the day went by. The bad news is that sometime overnight -- I wasn't paying attention; I was upstairs in my goathouse -- someone stole the orb! But they rigged up a replacement, and LJ is happy today. I guess because it's Friday.
So happy weekend, and I'll try to remember to write in my journal more next week. I'm still waiting for them to rig me up a nice keyboard that's ergonomic for my hooves.