June 6th, 2009

Sepia, RB Office

Wrong Turn in OC

This morning, I took Derrick to the Car Show at Saddleback Church. We had a good time, but clearly his taste in cars and mine are not common: he liked the hot rods and the cars with the sporty ticky-tack; whereas I preferred the nicely restored older cars such as the 1934 Packard or the 1924 (IIRC) Ford Model T roadseter.

But when we went to leave, I took a left where I should have taken a right and started heading east instead of west to I-5. Before I had a chance to turn around, or even pull off for directions, the road had looped north and then west into Orange. Once there, I fond a shopping center where I could pull off and check the map, only to find we were just a few blocks for CA-55 which I could have taken south to I-5 -- except I got into the HOV lane which didn't exit to it. I ended up on I-405 instead, but sill got home almost in time.

robot_grrl did inform me that are Chicago Realtor had called before I got home but would be calling back (a call I'm still waiting for). Hopefully he calls soon since we need to head to Poway before 1:00 to get gas on the way to the ComStation Z meeting.
Sepia, RB Office

I *MAY* Have Found the Problem

As I mentioned here, dave_ifversen and I have been fighting with getting the DucKon badges printed. Basically the problem we are having, and had last year, is that only a small corner of the badge prints.

This afternoon, after we got home from the ComStation Z meeting, I took a look at the code to see if I could find out where and how we are setting up the page size and layout for the Java print stuff, and found that in the code for generating this year's badges -- and I presume in the code that I adapted it from that we used for last year's badges -- two lines that are commented out. The two lines in question set the size and "imageable area" for the printout. Left in tact, they were probably left to run with a default value.

Now I'm left with one question: Why *did* this work last year from my computer at home, but not from the at con computer or anything connected to a badge printer this year?