false hope

in lieu of actual updates to this site, i’ve chosen to take the existing framework and just tweak it a bit. After seeing the changes going on at the clog, i got jealous. I’ve added some new header images, getting rid of some older ones. I changed the columns around but most importantly, i’ve removed stale records from the database and done some backend tweaks to increase performance. Today hopefully the silverados will have me go setup their broadcast equipment for the game tomorrow… then this evening carey want’s to completely Easter the Mission Explorers DVD. that’s going to take a while. Saturday is angelfood. I didn’t make it last week with tummy problems but apparently marshall was pretty short staffed and wasn’t shy about letting people know how he felt. After that debbie needs help with a project, and that evening is the actual game. I haven’t tested the genter now that i think about it. i better get that done. i dont’ think i have a spare SP card incase there is a problem.


I’m sure you’ve heard me complain abot the new civic center before. I’m out here setting up the broadcast equiptment for the game tommrow, as far as the old stuff, they stil don’t have dock plates, and they haven’t moved the strobes. Now they have the basketball court in Exhibit Hall B and you’ll never guess what they did this time. Whats funny though is the tech guys who work here, Fred and Bud both didn’t seam suprised when we found these a while ago. i think the comment was “that’s mcallen for you”

The floor is equipted with lots of floor pockets with AC and communications jacks, and they are staggered throughout the building. but… when they laid the court down for the basketball games, the floor pockets were placed to where they woudln’t be covered up.. which is great.. but they can’t be opened. so like today when we discovered that the pigtails were tied off to short to reach the pressbox area, we also discovered the floor pockets coudnl’t be opend to expand the outlets. and Bud had to run telco not from the floor pocket right infront of the press area but from the pocket all the way in the rear of the exhbit hall through a traffic barrier and along the side of the court.

“that’s Mcallen for you”

— later that evening —

So the visiting team showed up they are warming up and asked, Where are the basketballs? Of course no one here had any idea, and so now someone is probably getting all the basketballs over at the local walmart so they can pratice.

— and later still–

this is too funny.. i guess the team got tired of waiting for the wal-mart run so they are running plays with pretend balls.  almost feel sorry for them.