Last week was one of those weeks that never seemed to end, and the days all blended together. Part of it was the workload, but another was knowing that I needed to get up early on Saturday morning to start driving to Chicago. I know when I have thoughts like “I can catch up on some sleep a week from Saturday” that things are getting tough.
Nevertheless, the trip to Chicago was for fun, not work, though I am spending the day at an IBM office doing calls today. We stopped in Cleveland on Saturday to see the special Springsteen exhibit, and it was well worth it. I didn’t know, for example, that all of the Born to Run album was composed on the piano. It was also very cool to see the original notebooks where Bruce wrote, and re-wrote, many of his most famous songs.
My daughter goes to college in Chicago, so that’s really the point of this springtime visit. Of course, Chicago is a great city with a lot to see and do, so we’re having some fun while here. Yesterday we saw Jersey Boys about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, though I caution you on the adult language and “situations.” Tomorrow night, Springsteen is playing at the United Center and we’ll see him as well. This was planned long ago.
I posed myself a question last week that I haven’t really haven’t had time to answer: “What really great open source desktop application, large or small, am I not using on my computer that I should be?” It should be something that I want to use everyday, preferably more than once. What’s new and cool that you use and now find indispensable?