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Darkness in Winter - Day Threec

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Today started early. I set my alarm for seven but I was awake by six. That turned out to be useful because I wound up in a conversation with someone about PLEX prices and the economy. I walked away with a stack of things to discuss and think about PLEX prices. It was a good start to the day and I met Sion and Corbexx at breakfast. We had planned to go down there about 0730 but we all arrived right around 0700.

As we went outside I realized that I lost my hat. I don't know what I did with it but the poor thing is gone. Quite sad.

This trip has been harder to adjust to then before. With the darkness it feels like one and two in the morning. But, it was a balmy pitch black with no sun or stars to get us started with the day. We made our way to the CCP offices across black ice and frozen sidewalks. It was not as cold as the previous day without the rain and winds. We made good time and finished off breakfast with CCP as they celebrated bacon and eggs as a hot breakfast.

Meetings started at nine. What we learned last session is that the first session should be CCP Seagull giving us an overview. This was good and useful for several reasons. We got to discuss Eve's current future, its main future, and its broad overarching future. I got to ask important questions and satisfy myself that they are focused even as they work towards a more flexible and faster system. We also spent time addressing the problems with the new release cycle that has left the CSM feeling cut out of the loop and developing new, better practices which will better link the CSM into CCPs development.

With that out of the way, the day was a cascade of meetings and I talked a lot. At one point it was snowing. Our hot and stuffy room was hot and stuffy and cold and breezy at times as we opened windows and doors to manage the air quality. The snow stopped when the sun came up and it was a lovely, bright day that looked like sunrise had just finished. I got some photos of the mountain across the street.

Lunch was soup, cold sandwiches, and salad. I had more of the amazing brand of cranberry juice they have over here. You have to eat light because it was another five hours of meetings and we finished up a bit after six. It was dark again.

CCP Logibro is typing up the minutes. We're trying to get reviews done on scene. The side effect is that they will not be a transcription type minute which is what my ideal is. I know that not everyone is sold on having 200+ pages of minutes but I am and that is what I want to give to people. As much of a line by line who argued what presentation. It is not that the minutes are not complete. It is that I am a detail oriented person for these things.

Tuesday CCP has dinner so most stayed for dinner. I needed air, walking, and some time to myself. Heavy socialization is exhausting and I had been running full speed and chatter all day. I was going to find one restaurant but I couldn't figure which door was the front door and just kind of gave up and went wandering to another place that I vaguely remembered. It turns out that one moved and after an hour and a half of walking around I plodded dejectedly back to the hotel to be collected by Sion and convinced to stop dragging about and go to get dinner at the bar place where we meet up most evenings.

We had a lot of really, really good chats. I'm going to write up a bad idea next, before I go to sleep. I bailed at 2300. I'd like to be up by 0700 again.

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