Good news. I meet with our VP Programming, Greg Drebin, tomorrow to discuss the contract. My deal ends April 1 and I'm still waiting for an offer. Cross your fingers for me!
No Call for Help today. The entire CFH staff has been closeted in training sessions for our new TV software. Most TV stations use software for script writing that automatically puts the scripts in teleprompters, creates that text at the bottom of the screen (called chyrons or cgs), creates a timed two page summary of the show (called a rundown) and so on. Basys is the most commonly used software, but we've been suffering with something called NewStar for three years. Like most specialized software it's nowhere near as usable and logical as mainstream software. And it's just plain buggy. The entire channel is switching to iNews, a program based on Basys. It's one of the much needed upgrades being installed for the April 2 launch of TechLive (more about that later). Meanwhile I will be on the Call for Help set as soon as Becky and Jim get off it. They're doing the live earthquake coverage. I have to tape a Netcam video for affiliates with Robin. I'll keep the spycam on if the director lets me! And, of course, there will be a full Screen Savers tonight with more of the Ultimate Gaming Machine!
Lunch. Hah. I'm on a diet so it's a cup of instant soup (McDougall Tortilla) and a bag of pretzels. Blah!
Hey this meeting is ending!!! Yay! Lunch.
Man I wish I could email postings from my blackberry.
Cool! Next week Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original apple macintosh team members (he did a lot of the OS code) will be in to show Eazel - his new GUI for Linux. He's bringing the original Macintosh wire wrap! Andy is one of the great geeks. A must see.
OK. I've been having a little trouble getting the archive working. I think I've got it now. No error messages on posting anyway, but the Archives link below still doesn't work. It will. (Incidentally, I'm writing this while trapped in the Screen Savers production meeting. Aha the real purpose of blogging - to pass time in boring meetings!)
OK I think this should do it. Sorry for all these dummy posts. I have to put something in here to test the layout.
Oops. A little error. I left in some of the icky table code. Actually all it appears I really need to keep is the stuff in between Blogger directives.
OK. I've made fairly substantial changes to the template to make the page fit better with the overall Leoville look. I'll have to test it in a variety of browsers - I'm not sure it's going to work just right. Man it's amazing how productive you can be when you don't sleep all night. Anxiety over my contract negotiations woke me at 1:20a and I don't think I got back to sleep until 4 or 5. I feel like something the dog dragged in.