I've been wrangling with a stupid architecture that I, unfortunately, must partly blame myself for. I was creating it with a more experienced member of the team. When he said it was OK, I figured that he must know what he's talking about.
So the system we have is going to end up with two separate components polling each other rather than passing messages. I'm writing down work to be done for the next release (about midway through next year).
Don Adams (the voice of Inspector Gadget and the actor who played Maxwell Smart in Get Smart) died yesterday. That led to an interesting bit. I almost never drive into work from the front. Today happened to be one of those rare occasions and I noticed that flags were at half staff. My brain started working on which major figure must have died. Don Adams came immediately to mind, but seemed highly unlikely.
After talking to a couple of people and poking the news sites, I came to the conclusion that it must be a continuing thing for Katrina. Seems a bit odd, but anyway...
I understand reebamaister's birthday wasn't very long ago. Many happy returns!