THE WELCH COMPANY
440 Davis Court #1602
San Francisco, CA 94111-2496
415 781 5700
S U M M A R Y
DIARY: June 7, 1993 10:02 AM Monday;
Called Wayne Wetzel re using SDS.
2...Admin Support of SDS
3...Writing Everything Down
4...Autoexec.bat & Smartdrv.exe
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0201 - Dep Natrl Rscrs & Consvn 406 444 6699 fax 0533
020101 - Mr. Wayne Wetzel
020102 - Director's Office
Broadwater Plant Management
Writing "everything" down
Write Everything Down Overkill Not Enough Time Don't Know to Only Nec
Write Everything Down Not Necessary Write What is Important to Object
1111 - ..
1112 - Summary/Objective
111301 - He has not been using Contacts to get the last record in order to make
111302 - a new one. Wayne finds the default Diary summary is generally ade-
111303 - quate for this. He has been trying to remember to post the contact to
111304 - each SDS record where appropriate, but so far has not used the Contact
111305 - report system to get records to make follow up records.
111307 - He is mainly using the SDS Schedule to integrate all of his business
111308 - and personal activity.
111310 - He is not doing a lot of analysis of events in the Diary.
111313 - ..
111314 - Admin Support of SDS
111316 - We discussed briefly the possibility of Wayne getting people to help
111317 - him enter the record, especially the document log of received docu-
111318 - ments. He said DNRC recently purchased a scanner, but feels the pros-
111319 - pects are not good at this time for him to get more admin assistance.
111320 - We considered using Broadwater funding. Wayne said they removed the
111321 - secretarial slot that was provided last year, and so politically, even
111322 - if funding was available, this is not a good time for him to assume
111323 - more staff.
111325 - [See idea of Communication Manager on 950601, ref SDS 5 line 111.]
111328 - ..
111329 - Writing Everything Down
111331 - Wayne said that as result of being out of the office during the
111332 - Broadwater arbitration, Mike has gotten away from using SDS to keep
111333 - track of activity on the plant, and has been concerned about my
111334 - finding this out for fear I will be disappointed.
111336 - I explained that of course I am disappointed but will not say anything
111337 - that might cause Mike discomfort. I know SDS is a complex tool that
111338 - takes effort to stay with. Mike has had to study for the PE exam, and
111339 - so may have felt there wasn't enough time to do SDS.
111341 - Suggested that Wayne remind Mike in an appropriate manner that it is
111342 - not necessary to beat your brains out trying to write everything down,
111343 - or to go back and enter everything when circumstances take you away
111344 - from the computer for a period, as occurred with Mike. Just entering
111345 - information and "to do" items when practical, makes SDS a very handy
111346 - source of helpful information.
1116 - 1313 called for Mike
1117 - ..
111701 - Left message for Debbie for Mike. I want to ask if he got the
111702 - solution I submitted the other day at, ref SDS 4 line 56, and if it
111703 - worked, per my submission at ref DIP 1 line 34.
Develop & Maintain Hardware System
180801 - He has still encountered periodic crashes of SDS. He thinks now
180802 - these may be related to a screen saver routine in Windows. He has
180803 - noticed a few times when he returns to his office and tries SDS after
180804 - the screen save program has executed while he was away, that he gets
180805 - a crash.
180807 - It seems to me this may be related to memory management and a possible
180808 - conflict with TSR's, rather than a problem with SDS or the
180809 - smartdrv.exe, which we focused on last time, ref SDS 2 line 84. I
180810 - configured the screen saver on CPU #3, under Windows, using the
180811 - Control icon, and then "Desktop." After installing it, tried loading
180812 - a bunch of files, but could not get it to crash. Did get screen saver
180813 - to function.
180817 - ..
180818 - Autoexec.bat & Smartdrv.exe
180820 - Wayne said he asked if anyone disconnected smartdrv.exe in his
180821 - autoexec.bat, and none of the DNRC people could recall doing it.
180822 - Someone suggested the installation program for the ethernet card may
180823 - have done it.
180825 - I suggested he connect it with the /c param we discussed last time on
180826 - 930518. ref SDS 2 YG6F
180828 - Wayne will try this and let me know how it works.
180832 - ..
180833 - Purchased Scanner
180835 - Wayne said he finally got DNRC to purchase a scanner. It is
180836 - upstairs, so it is not real clear how helpful it might be to Wayne.
DNRC Broadwater, Voith
1905 - ..
190501 - They have received findings of facts and conclusions of law.
190502 - DNRC feels the findings are inadequate because the arbitrators held
190503 - that the speed increaser failed after substantial completion, in Sep
190504 - 89, but they did not rule on the cause of the failure. DNRC believes
190505 - the speed increaser failed when it exceeded contract specifications
190506 - for noise levels, and that this condition existed (i.e. it was
190507 - excessively noisy) in July, 89, rather than after after substantial
190508 - completion which occurred in October, 1989. Thus, 2 - 3 months of
190509 - presumed dam- ages were not recovered by DNRC, plus collateral damages
190510 - as a result of Voith's failure to ever accomplish substantial
190511 - completion, as a result of the panel's unwillingness to confront the
190512 - cause of speed increaser failure.
190514 - DNRC feels the arbitrator's incorrect award may reflect an effort by
190515 - the panel to encourage DNRC to recover for lost revenue while the SI
190516 - is being repaired, maybe another $800K, from their insurance carrier.
190517 - DNRC feels that this may not be possible since their carrier has
190518 - already expressed the opinion that the problem with the SI occurred
190519 - before substantial completion.
190520 - ..
190521 - Wayne said they are considering appealing the decision.
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