Red Echo

August 22, 2007

Workshop last night went reasonably well. Ran really long: we started at 7 PM and worked til two. This is a complex project with a lot of little operations. If I do this project again I will either find some way to get custom plastic boxes molded, so we can skip all the tedious drilling and gluing, or break the workshop up across two sessions.

Two people had to drop out of the workshop, and two had to leave before the bitter end, but we ended up finishing eight waterpacks. A few people tried soldering for the first time, which was fun to help out with, and once again I learned some things about the design and assembly process by watching a whole bunch of people step through it.

I have so much to do today that I can barely think about it. I am writing this post mostly so I can have a few minutes of calm while I sip some coffee before I start tearing away at my to-do list. I have to set the dev team up to continue running while I am gone, retrieve a bunch of Burning Man gear from the Rocket Factory, finish packing my bins and place them to be picked up by the trucks tomorrow, then pack up a suitcase and fly to Austin… during which flight I will start actually preparing for tomorrow’s management retreat.



  1. Wow, the work retreat/Burning Man dichotomy is totally going to mess with your headspace. What a fantastic situation.

    Go, man, go!

    Comment by j like juliet e like echo november november alpha — August 22, 2007 @ 8:14 am

  2. If you need help packing, you know who to call. Last night, I spent 4 hours helping various BM camps paint things. I still have some blue paint on my belly from getting into a bit of a paint war while painting a school bus clue!

    Comment by Kristen — August 22, 2007 @ 9:45 am