The whole funeral thing has thrown me off stride a bit at work, and I discovered that I’d left a few things undone that needed to be done before I’m planning on being into the office tomorrow. So I headed into the office for an hour or so this afternoon.

Of course, it’s never quite that easy. I brought Gabe with me to the office, and he’s busy asking me about everything on my desk, and I’d made it 5 minutes down the road before I realized that my laptop was still sitting at home. Then, when I got to the office, I realized that I’d lost my office keys somewhere (they’re probably under the bed in my parents’ guest room), so I had to get the security guard to let me in. Amazingly enough, I was able to get and and get work done.

The fun thing about big office buildings is that they never run the air conditioning on the weekends. As I mentioned once or twice before, I share an office with a rackload of Cisco gear, including a Catalyst 6500, a 7505, a 7200, and a bunch of smaller stuff. I’d realized that it gets hot in here before, but never quite how hot–it was at least 95° in here when I walked in. It was sweltering. Ten minutes after walking in, I asked the 7200 what temperature it was reading, and it claimed that it was 96° F at the inlet. Since it’s in an open rack, that’s probably not that far from the truth.