Inducted into the Order of the Engineer. This is something I’ve wanted to do since I finished my bachelor’s degree (I missed the deadline at the time). It’s also something I feel very strongly about. While I may not be designing bridges I still feel that as an engineer I should be using my skills to help people as much as possible.
After the ceremony my parents took Emily and me out to lunch at Joe Mama’s in Oakland. Haven’t been there in years, but it hadn’t changed at all either.
Went to see Lewis Black at Heinz Hall. He’s as angry as ever. His bit about asking an inanimate object where to get sushi had me rolling on the floor (or would have if the seats weren’t so tightly packed in there).
Up early, hopped on a 61 to make a quick detour at Pitt.
Tried once again to get information about the Order of the Engineer ceremony. Was given a name but the person in question was conveniently not in the office at the time. Sent an email, no response yet.
Made little progress with the audio driver. I’m getting the feeling that I am too reluctant to ignore documentation when it doesn’t match reality. Tomorrow my plan is to print out said documentation then proceed to burn it and ignore it.