Oct. 7th, 2011

sylleptic: Ada Lovelace from the 2dgoggles webcomic, posed with her pipe and a giant cog behind her (comics; 2dgoggles; Ada fights crime!)
Today is Ada Lovelace Day, dedicated to the celebration of women in science and technology. I think Ada Lovelace was awesome -- her crime-fighting pocket-universe self is the lady in my icon, and our world's version was pretty cool, too. That's basically all I have to say today (I'm off to fight with Computing Services about software installation now), but I wanted to honor the holiday.

ETA: I have working software! I went off to Computing Services and ended up talking to the guy who'd been repeatedly emailing me the same directions in response to my emails saying that those directions did not work. He tried the same things I'd been trying, got the same results, and ended up handing me off to his supervisor, a middle-aged woman who said "How comfortable are you with the command line? Okay, here's what you need to do," and made it work in about five minutes. Yay! I feel this story is strikingly appropriate to this entry.

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