I got quite a bunch of stuff in the mail today.

First was the copy of “Engineering and Operations in the Bell System” that I’d purchased off eBay a couple of weeks ago. I’ve owned the 1977 first edition for a few years now, and finally acquired the second (and last, as it was just before divesture) edition. I was a “phone geek” long before I got into computers, and this book is as close to a “bible” of telecom knowledge as you’ll get (although almost 20 years out of date now on some things).

Second was the pair of Grado SR60 headphones that a consulting client bought as a “Thank You” gift. They’re very comfortable, and I already like them more than my previous Sennheiser HD457s.

Last was MAKE Magazine issue 06 – ROBOTS!