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We didn’t have time to do everything yesterday, so we went again today. We were all very tired from yesterday, so we didn’t have as good a time. Still, Bean handled a shoulder-fired antitank grenade and I bonded with a cow (and was seriously tempted to trade the cow for the child). 

I got a cuddle from a giant weed leaf. Katy posted the picture on her instagram. It was liked by LA-based real estate law firm. Yay, Internet. 

My dad would be in canned food heaven right now. We went grocery shopping in France, and it’s always astonishing to see how different the choices are. In this picture, you’ll notice tins of:

  • Canard mitonné
  • Blanquette de veau
  • Lapin rôti à la moutarde
  • Tartiflette
  • Choucroute garnie
  • Cassoulet
  • Poulet basquaise
  • Boeuf bourguignon

Now, of course, it will never compare to the British pie-in-a-tin experience we gave him once, but I did make note of a few things to send back to him when my mom comes.

I’ve made my 1st Android app! It allows me to log in to my favourite online fiction website and download stories to my phone as ebooks. It’s crude and rough around the edges, but I’ve gone from nothing to working in a couple of days. Now I just need to polish it up and add some bells and whistles. 

I should present this one at our next code review. 

What does an analytic mind do when faced with a problem? The institute paid to have all windows cleaned. The windows are still dirty. Turns out it’s some sort of hard scale-like deposit, that has proven resistant to soap, whiteboard cleaner, vinegar (*) and oil (**). 

* balsamic
** olive, extra-virgin

Leman Lego User Group

The CTO of Nestlé came for a visit. Our carefully choreographed and rehearsed presentations went out the window after the 2nd slide, when he asked to see the raw data for a very specific, and possibly high impact, project we worked on. All in all, it was a very interesting and informative visit.