Alas, No : Someone needs to do a Kickstarter for a *Quantum Leap* movie.

How’s this? After having not been heard from for twenty years, Sam Beckett suddenly leaps into the body of the assistant to the now-retired Al Calavicci. Sam has returned from a long leap into the future, which should be impossible according to Sam’s theories.

Sam and Al now have to track down a bunch of the people from previous leaps in order to prevent the terrible things Sam has seen during his leap forward in time.

The real question: How the hell to retcon the ridiculous Evil Leaper stuff from the final season?

By Pete Brown

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  1. This certainly is easier than sifting through the ninety-nine cent CD-ROM bin at Microcenter.
  2. Link Dump - 2015-01-13
  3. Phrases that should be banned
  4. No, populism is not actually a political position.
  5. A novel twist in gameplay
  6. An entrepreneur in every pot
  7. Link Dump - 2015-01-10
  8. Yes, tell me again about the terrible discrimination against religion.
  9. Title II for ISPs looks slightly more likely.
  10. From the vaults: Jets To Brazil - *Orange Rhyming Dictionary*
  11. I can't believe Apple released Yosemite with that bug that kills puppies.
  12. Serial and the problem of knowledge
  13. Maybe next week I'll dig up a CD player and tape deck.
  14. First-world problems in the twenty-first century
  15. So long, 2014.
  16. Net Promoter Score, or, "The problem with trying to quantity people"
  17. Personal trauma and systemic oppression
  18. "Irritating people making bad decisions"
  19. NYPD v. de Blasio, and NYC politics
  20. Comics: *Lazarus*, Volume 1
  21. Flash photography
  22. I know we are supposed to be terribly outraged about any threat to freedom of expression, but…
  23. My new favorite comic: Rachel Rising
  24. Anti-GMO rhetoric
  25. Ms. Marvel, Volume 1
  26. Uber needs poor people.
  27. The problem with Radiolab
  28. NERD+SPOILER ALERT: The Flash mid-season finale
  29. I will loan you my copy of The Economic & Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844
  30. The Star Wars teaser
  31. Link Dump - 2014-11-27
  32. Ferguson and *Nixonland*
  33. *Countdown City* by Ben H. Winters
  34. It's morning in America.
  35. My *Serial* think-piece
  36. Cod vacations
  37. Link Dump - 2014-11-22
  38. Railing
  39. Found a sunny spot
  40. 1970s Legos
  41. DANZIG!
  42. Link Dump - 2014-11-21
  43. Just keep screaming "BENGHAZI!" even louder.
  44. It's not really a "dog whistle" if everyone can hear it.
  45. Paul Smith & Peter Brews - *Frozen By Sight*
  46. Link Dump - 2014-11-20
  47. Clearly, I am just a statist stooge lacking any perspective or self-awareness.
  48. Link Dump - 2014-11-19
  49. A very helpful related search
  50. "Jack Deth is back, and he's never even been here before!"
  51. Anyone need a 16MB memory card?
  52. Link Dump - 2014-11-18
  53. "…and the rest of the team should be focused on project work."
  54. Comics I'm reading: *Wytches*
  55. It was a bad idea to even suggest the loan program should be profitable in the first place.
  56. Link Dump - 2014-11-17
  57. Because who needs public infrastructure?
  58. Dilbert is not funny.
  59. Pink Floyd
  60. Link dump - 2014-11-16
  61. Mobile friendly
  62. Dave Winer's Radio3
  63. Resistance to change
  64. That pope
  65. Twitter's strategy statement, or Why we can't have nice things
  66. Happy birthday, Hedy Lamarr
  67. Your data-mining sucks.
  68. Started reading *Locke & Key*
  69. The biggest threat to the coming Democratic majority is the Democrats.
  70. I think I am going to need some new running shoes soon.
  71. *A Nightmare On Elm Street* turns 30
  72. *Foundation* trilogy maybe coming to TV?
  73. "I believe the FCC should reclassify consumer broadband service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act."
  74. For the eleventy-billionth time, pointing out racism != "playing the race card."
  75. Nobody likes paying taxes, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't have them.
  76. Just give me a goddamned RSS feed already
  77. Marvel Unlimited is not so great.
  78. My in-depth analysis of the 2014 mid-term elections
  79. Massachusetts Republicans
  80. Birthright #1
  81. *Phase IV* is on Netflix!
  82. Kids these days
  83. *Aliens* documentary
  84. Don't run, Elizabeth! Don't run!
  85. New album from I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness!
  86. I suppose it is proof of *something*, anyway…
  87. Jack Bruce
  88. You seem to have missed something.
  89. Why monitor something you're not going to do anything about?
  90. Meg & Mog
  91. Gandhi never said that, and even if he had, it doesn't make any sense.
  92. Airmail 2.0 seems like it might be cool.
  93. Plato, Popper, & word processing
  94. Technological change vs. cultural change
  95. Mark Lanegan Band - *Phantom Radio*
  96. Sleater-Kinney
  97. BE AFRAID!
  98. Medium's on it, bro!
  99. Why have no white leaders come forward to speak out against this culture of violence?
  100. Predicting the future without knowing the past
  101. "Free v. Not free" is overly simplistic.
  102. Little pink houses, for you and me.
  103. Surprise! Tort reform doesn't work.
  104. A useful roadmap
  105. Not much longer now…
  106. Good intro to David Fincher's visual style
  107. "Text is the most powerful, useful, effective communication technology ever, period."
  108. "Don't feed the trolls is a cop-out.
  109. Childhood traumas: The can lid
  110. Deliberately missing the point
  111. Jose Saramago on writing via keyboard
  112. Freshman year of college is calling.
  113. Jargon needed: The opposite of "solutioning"
  114. Started reading Jane Smiley's *Some Luck*
  115. Trail map - Highland Park, Temple Woods, & Poet's Seat in Greenfield, MA
  116. What's the worst that could happen?
  117. Field Report - *Marigolden*
  118. Both sides do it.
  119. You may have built part of it, just not the whole thing.
  120. With friends like these…
  121. Neil Killick on slicing heuristics
  122. Oh, like that could ever happen.
  123. It's a luxury not to have to worry about racism.
  124. Hell #9438
  125. I think it's time for Batman to take a break.
  126. Caribou - *Can't Do Without You*
  127. The right-wing carbon-copy machine
  128. War forever
  129. Finished Jeff VanderMeer's *Authority*
  131. Agent Cooper and the Kingdom Of the Crystal Skull
  132. Disconnecting pay from performance
  133. Hosting my own stuff
  134. All Ebola, all the time
  135. The kids these days
  136. Laboratories of democracy!
  137. Ridley Scott's new movie sounds terrible.
  138. *Gotham* is a pretty disappointing show so far.
  139. Again with Heidegger and the Nazis
  140. Experimenting with posting from Drafts
  141. The new phone is here.
  142. Crap Architecture
  143. iPhone Parking Lot
  144. Starting Proust
  145. *The Conspiracy* (2012)
  146. Immigration reform & deficit hawkery
  147. Facebook: Evil, dumb, or both?
  148. The Apple tech press is weird.
  149. VHS v. Betamax
  150. The answer is always "n + 1".
  151. Conservative intellectuals
  152. Zappos is creepy.
  153. Your phone is not the problem.
  154. Deconstruction
  155. Inspirational
  156. Process improvement
  157. Thanks, but finding interesting stuff to read is *my* job…
  158. Sorry, but writing down all your passwords on a piece of paper is a terrible idea.
  159. People like the idea of privacy and security.
  160. Complicated things are complicated.
  161. The Prometheus sequel might not suck.
  162. That technology thing you like
  163. Priorities, people
  164. WAR!
  165. Heidegger's *Schwarzen Hefte*, or "Leaving Godwin's Law in the rear-view mirror"
  166. Because why spend money on keeping things from exploding and falling apart?
  167. Nice public broadcasting you've got there
  168. Vladimir's Big Adventure
  169. 42
  170. Remember, the government can't do anything right.
  171. Sure, there are ways that *Batman Vs Superman* might not suck.
  172. CVS is getting out of the cigarette business.
  173. Trying out Beats Music
  174. Fine, we'll offer a tablet if we have to, but we're not happy about it.
  175. The synthetic unity of experience
  176. No, we shouldn't go back to Project Management 101.
  177. You should go read *The Unwritten*.
  178. The Pope's Blood Is Missing!
  179. State of the Union predictions
  180. Childhood traumas: "The Shadow Man"
  181. Yay! You hit your KPI. Too bad no one cares.
  182. I want to like *Helix*, but…
  183. I'm sure ACORN is somehow to blame for this.
  184. Yes, your explanation is simpler if you toss out the complicated parts.
  185. Mike Huckabee, expert on women
  186. Thinking before you write
  187. *Wildewoman* - Lucius
  188. Bringing the Catholic Church into a year that has four digits
  189. "Do what you love" and unexamined privilege
  190. Perhaps your secret sauce is a bit too secret.
  191. Hate the show, not the venue.
  192. In which I end my brief career as an employee engagement consultant
  193. FUD As a Service
  194. Yes, clearly your belief system is threatened by all 2% of us.
  195. Crippling injuries build character.
  196. *Wolf Hall* - Hilary Mantel
  197. Saving bookstores
  198. I'm not sure there is a good answer to the technical problems of social media.
  199. In which I kick off my new career as an "employee engagement" consultant
  200. Internet activism
  201. *Grasshopper On the Road* by Arnold Lobel
  202. Syfy's *Helix* seems like a mixed bag.
  203. The things one thinks about in the wee hours
  204. GMOs and the Monsanto boogeyman
  205. Your tax dollars at work
  206. let.ter - Taking minimalism a bit far
  207. Holacracy
  208. Yes, people really do still blog.
  209. Healthcare is expensive because people are trying to make money off of it.
  210. Duck Dynasty
  211. No one cares about your private cloud.
  212. Organizational "culture" discussions are mostly empty
  213. bell hooks on Sheryl Sandberg's *Lean In*
  214. So there's a new Death Angel album...
  215. No, Lacan is a just a bad writer.
  216. Money is speech
  217. Clearly
  218. Parking
  219. Nightbreed, The Cabal Cut
  220. It's like when we were all going to boycott Facebook.
  221. It depends on what you mean by "free will."
  222. Unhelpful advice
  223. ZOMG! Fingerprints!!!
  224. People don't scale
  225. No–stronger encryption is not the answer
  226. Movies that scared me
  227. Epistemology
  228. Bespoke
  229. Califone, *Stitches*
  230. Yes, deals with Mr. Morden are likely to end badly.
  231. We want INFORMATION!
  232. Passive-aggressive politeness
  233. Agile is not always the answer to everything.
  234. *My Amityville Horror* is not a great documentary, but it's worth watching.
  235. Google cars
  236. Grant Hart, *The Argument*
  237. Really, DC? REALLY?
  238. Washed Out, *Paracosm*
  239. Suspension of disbelief
  240. This is why bookstores are a niche business.
  241. True Widow, *Circumambulation*
  242. Personal experience v. policy
  243. Concern-trolling Gmail and "the cloud"
  244. Phosphorescent, *Muchacho*
  245. The Washington Post and AWS
  246. St. Patrick’s Day
  247. "You are wrong, and here are the reasons why."
  248. I find it unlikely that VMWare is going to suddenly embrace commodity cloud.
  249. Sometimes a methodology can be taken too far.
  250. "Let's just stick with what we've got..."
  251. What is good about *The Walking Dead* will also be its undoing.
  252. I'm not even sure your enterprise private cloud *could* succeed.
  253. If you haven't already, go watch *Dredd*
  254. The new How To Destroy Angels album
  255. A bit more regarding meetings, and how they suck
  256. Meetings
  257. And next, our plan for when we fail to plan
  258. Finally looked at the NYT's Snow Fall thing
  259. Time-tracking
  260. Prophecy
  261. More guns
  262. Guns
  263. Bold Leadership
  264. Hanlon's Razor
  265. That legacy stuff
  266. It's not about what box someone wants to put it in
  267. Tuhin Kumar on content in a digital era
  268. Money, politics, and Machiavelli
  269. I am skeptical that your tax plan will work any better.
  270. No, that's NOT the definition of insanity.
  271. The Walking Dead, now with more zombies
  272. The original Prometheus script seems interesting
  273. Commonplace is kind of nifty
  274. That Kant was a smart guy.
  275. Petraeus
  276. The World War Z trailer
  277. You should have bicycles
  278. The technorati fallacy
  279. One of my favorite types of requests
  280. The Lucasfilm thing
  281. The hermeneutics of automated configuration management
  282. I kind of agree with Descartes that philosophy should be done later in life
  283. It's not political discussion if you're just yelling at me.
  284. Complicated things are complicated (October 2012)
  285. The forest, the trees, and the DVDs
  286. Undecided voters
  287. David Quammen's new book seems good, but not sure I'll read it
  288. Found a new philosophy podcast
  289. Yes, pitty the poor billionaires and their thankless lives of toil.
  290. The ongoing adventures of Walter Bishop
  291. One can do a lot worse than "good enough."
  292. Is that a missile in your yard, or are you just trying to deter something?
  293. That's fine, but Aristotle still makes for tedious reading.
  294. Nevermind came out 20 years ago today
  295. Messing around with OpenPhoto
  296. Safety nets
  297. So, the Romney thing
  298. Your data-mining sucks
  299. Started watching Homeland
  300. The Clint Eastwood thing
  301. Enjoy the current plethora of music streaming choices while you can
  302. I invoke Sturgeon's Law
  303. Why would the FTC have anything to say about Twitter?
  304. The Lance Armstrong thing
  305. Actually, I expect Todd Akin to announce his candidacy for President any day now
  306. A lot of Can
  307. Finished the first series of *Downton Abbey*
  308. So Paul Ryan is Romney's VP pick
  309. Writing apps
  310. Distorted markets
  311., or, why it's still tough to compete with free
  312. Unfortunately, gun ownership and car ownership are not the same thing
  313. A bit more on the HBO thing
  314. OS upgrades
  315. Or I could just go listen to the album
  316. Monster Movie Week!
  317. As goes Sparrow...
  318. Why is Twitter more interesting to me than Facebook?
  319. Fantastical + Entourage + Exchange = WEIRDNESS
  320. Network neutrality, obviously a communist plot
  321. Nope, advertising just sucks
  322. Reading
  323. Interesting, but seems like asking for trouble
  324. Who needs it!
  325. Advantage, Mutt
  326. Do you want the answer, or not?
  327. ACA coverage and systems failure
  328. To-do lists
  329. So long, Weather Underground
  330. Checked baggage
  331. The challenge of spending any amount of time in Boston
  332. From the $2 bins at the record store
  333. I haven't seen *Prometheus*, but....
  334. The HBO thing
  335. It shouldn't matter which device I'm using
  336. Not exactly random, but good listening
  337. The Dark Knight... meh
  338. Because Kubrick is a good director, and Ridley Scott is not
  339. Country Roads, Take Me Home
  340. Memorial Day
  341. The revolution will not be Harvardized
  342. Chrome + Google Reader + space bar = ANNOYING
  343. Oddball behind-the-scenes photos
  344. The Times-Picayune, and chasing the wrong problem
  345. Experimenting with Pelican
  346. Readlists
  347. The classroom as an open, iterative project
  348. Yes, the Michael Wolff article
  349. Jevon's Paradox and the Cloud
  350. War Hazard Eliminated!
  351. Unintended Consequences
  352. Limbaugh blah blah blah
  353. You’re playing their game
  354. I highly doubt that AppleTV will magically kill the cable companies
  355. Breitbart
  356. I’m not sure I follow *you*, Mr. Romney…
  357. Maybe they think I’m going to buy another one?
  358. A bit more on The Shining
  359. Obviously, The Shining is *really* about the capitalist oppression of the working class
  360. 47 days of music seems like not that much…
  361. Regrettably, a post on campaign finance reform
  362. Why stop with in-app purchases?
  363. Opera would have saved the Lindbergh baby
  364. Actually, I would prefer not to deal with a human
  365. Ip Man
  366. Yes, but I’m still one one who has to decline the meeting invite
  367. Bogeyman
  368. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: *The Blob (1988)*
  369. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: *Isolation*
  370. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: The Crack In the World
  371. BASIC
  372. In which I am paid back for 10+ years of scoffing
  373. The Comcast/Netflix thing
  374. My power is beyond your understanding!
  375. Out-stupiding the TSA
  376. I see what you did there
  377. The problem with *Stargate:Universe*
  378. That "15 albums" thing
  379. Pedestrian v. motorist v. bicycle
  380. Sorry guys, it's still just a hobby
  381. Sunny side up, hold the overflowing manure pits
  382. That's an interesting definition you have there
  383. James Cameron v. the philistines
  384. Sometimes zombies and politics do mix.
  385. Damn hell ass boobies (2006)
  386. Whither censure?
  387. Stealing TV, Part II
  388. OCTOBER?!
  389. Chasing boogeymen
  390. Nice vetting job, folks
  391. In a move that gives bootlicks and sycophants everywhere a bad name...
  392. As goes South Dakota... well, hopefully not
  393. A discovery that should surprise exactly no one
  394. And no, I don’t care what anyone was wearing
  395. The worst idea I’ve ever heard
  396. Once again, ladies and gentleman, the professionals at work
  397. Supporting the freedom-haters
  398. Why I’m glad I’m not a miner
  399. Say it some more, because that will make it true
  400. Music update - February 2006
  401. The Corporation
  402. Watching TV without having TV
  403. Google strikes again (2006)
  404. Belle & Sebastian – The Life Pursuit
  405. Touchy subject
  406. Take my ports. Please.
  407. NUTS!
  408. One year older than I was at this time last year
  409. Gaim 2.0 beta is surprisingly unannoying
  410. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory
  411. Lewis Black
  412. Uhhhhhhh...
  413. The Yes Men
  414. And again, my apologies
  415. I did it for you, Damien
  417. The site may be slow today
  418. Electronic mediocrity
  419. Maybe they are better off...
  420. Angry Dick strikes again
  421. Capote
  422. The gang that couldn’t shoot straight
  423. Why I don’t believe in a lot of stuff
  424. Wherein Pete despairs
  425. A long overdue return to an old favorite
  426. The Plame Name Blame Game Revisited (with pictures)
  427. Meanwhile, in TV Land...
  428. Hide your puppies
  429. I like VoIP
  430. From the “Oh, ya THINK?!” Dept:
  431. More good stuff (hopefully) from the Beeb
  432. The Monkey and the Sock Puppet, Part VI
  433. So, Mr. Attorney General—what questions will you answer?
  434. The hearings are on.
  435. Apples and oranges
  436. And in somewhat less serious news...
  437. Tune in tomorrow. For nothing.
  438. War in name only
  439. What? Something good from Cincinnati?
  440. Lookee here—I got me a domain!
  441. I will gladly pay you on Tuesday for a scandal today
  442. I suppose that’s one way of putting it
  443. Hooray for books I’ve never read
  444. The State of the Union (in Happy Happy Gumdrop Land)
  446. Flirting with the dark side
  447. Countdown to a big waste of time
  448. What if you had a demonstration and no one cared?
  449. When the hair was big and the booze flowed like water
  450. Weekend music update
  451. The New York Times finally throws down
  452. Today’s project
  453. What not to be looking for on a slow Friday afternoon
  454. The broken record continues to spin
  455. Long time, no music
  456. Yes, I’ve gotten sucked into Battlestar Galactica
  457. At least someone is putting up a fight
  458. More legal contortions
  459. More on Iran
  460. It’s not playing politics when we do it.
  461. Only 20 more hours to go
  462. Original intent
  463. And Iran, Iran so far away, Iran all night and day
  464. You say Alito, I say whatever
  465. Tick, tick, tick, tick
  466. I don’t want to live with the bears
  467. Quick TV update
  468. Still nowhere on the wiretapping
  469. Alas Kermit, we hardly knew ye
  470. Reading too much into The West Wing
  471. A question, sir...
  472. Blogging about blogging
  473. A few changes
  474. HOWTO: The Straw Man
  475. Year-end music round-up
  476. Again with the wire-tapping
  477. The Great Wire-Tapping Caper That Almost Was
  478. King Kong is a giant piece of shit
  479. I’m genuinely shocked
  480. If only we were this interested in our own elections
  481. Angry Dick
  482. The Fellowship of the Wardrobe
  483. Sorry for the delay
  484. The time grows near
  485. Site news - October 2005
  486. Quote of the Day
  487. Serenity
  488. Stop! You’re killin’ me
  489. I want something like War of the Worlds, but on TV
  490. Forensic Show #23
  491. It’s TV time again
  492. Nothing to see here
  493. Going from bad to worse to...
  494. The Return of the Puzzled Chimp
  495. Google Talk
  496. The Crummy Governor vs. the Worst Newspaper on Earth
  497. Liquid Television strikes back from beyond the grave
  498. Voting != Democracy
  499. He’s not lying
  500. Trying to maintain my sense of perspective
  501. The perfect album?
  502. Movies, movies, movies
  503. Yes, Becky, there really is a new post
  504. A bit of background
  505. Leaving, on a jet plane
  506. He also likes puppies and helps crippled children
  507. Consequences of spending two straight days in the rack room
  508. No one ever said beggars can’t be complainers
  509. Again with this story
  510. Music update - July 2005
  512. Whither Rove?
  513. How quaint.
  514. Intellects vast and cool...
  515. and... They’re off!
  516. “I have a secret plan to win the war...”
  517. I’m back
  518. You say quagmire, I say... well... quagmire.
  519. Thank you, FARK
  520. ZOMBIES!
  521. On second thought...
  522. Worst... Interviewer... EVER.
  523. Not with a bang, but a whimper
  524. So it actually didn’t suck
  525. More on the filibuster debate
  526. YES!!
  527. Going nuclear/constitutional
  528. Worth a listen?
  529. Music update - May 2005)
  530. Well, at least it’s not wooden...
  531. Who would have guessed I’d make two posts about the National Weather Service in as many weeks?
  532. Because the government doesn’t have anything better to do...
  533. More on taxes
  534. Happy April 15th
  535. Normally, I welcome change, but...
  536. Long live the Death Tax
  537. Damn hell ass boobies (2005)
  538. Woohoo! It’s Windows Update day!
  539. Wherein Pete refuses to throw his lot in with the fanboys
  540. METAL!!!
  541. The Republicans step up their war on the judiciary
  542. This is the coolest thing EVER
  543. Your tax dollars at work - April 2004
  544. April Fools Day
  545. Groundhog Day, Part II
  546. The devil movies always get me.
  547. IM Annoyances
  548. Wherein Pete attempts to give Congressional Republicans the benefit of the doubt.
  549. What the hell?
  550. I suggest we start a pool...
  551. Drill, drill, drill!
  552. This is getting out of hand.
  553. I, for one, say “Woohoo!”
  554. the gates... THE GATES!!
  555. More “indecency”
  556. And again...
  557. Where have I heard this before?
  558. Anybody want gmail?
  559. Dirty, dirty titties
  560. It’s true because I say it’s true.
  561. Odds bodkins! It has failed again!
  562. One man’s Conservative...
  563. Google strikes again! (2005)
  564. wah-nah NAAHHH nah-nah
  565. More on the latest $80 billion circling the drain
  566. You just can’t write stuff this good.
  567. Argh, I say.
  568. A rose is a rose.
  569. I’d say good riddance, if only I didn’t fear something even worse
  570. Sorry...
  571. “Horse?” asked the Cart, “I don’t need no stinkin’ horse.”
  572. Amusement
  573. The bottom-end of 2004
  574. How Bush Won
  575. New Music
  576. Foolishness
  577. Good news, I think...
  578. The first of many, I’m sure...
  579. Numbers, numbers, numbers
  580. Remember that thing I said yesterday?
  581. We have answered your question, now please go away.
  582. Alright, we’ve fixed that problem. What’s next?
  583. Site news - November 2004
  584. A brief tale of political shenanigans
  585. More good web radio
  586. Another post-election site
  587. If we say it enough, that makes it true, right?
  588. Sorry, everybody
  589. What the hell *is* an activist judge, anyway?
  590. Apologies
  591. Nonsense
  592. Some new music
  593. Your argument is very convincing… if only it were not a tangled web of lies.
  594. The music is back online
  595. What is wrong with our culture, summed up in a single amusing anecdote
  596. Odds and Ends
  597. SCIENCE!
  598. Making a bad situation worse
  599. Derrida, Part II
  600. From the “It Couldn’t Happen To a Better Bunch of People” Dept.:
  601. The Faith-Based Presidency
  602. I am rather disgusted at the moment
  603. Two weeks, man… two weeks…
  604. It’s been fun, Linux, but I just don’t think this is going to work out.