I sure didn’t do a whole lot at work, just tons of CFML / SQL debugging. I have realized that I really, really dislike going through other people’s shoddy POS work and trying to fix it. It just highlights other people’s incompetence, and of course, my own greatness in everything I do. Still, quite annoying.
Okay, so I spent a ton of time with Tore last night. Man, that was great. That guy is just so damned cool. We even talked about four square … you know, from elementary school. We also spent too much goddamn time on finding these three words: Amicability, Ambivilence, and Animosity. Sure, that’s lame as shit, but but my vocab is quite a bit bigger now. [tells you something about where it was before ;-)] So yea, had a really good time with Tore last night.
Got a call from Jan @ Gateway yesterday. She tells me that there is no longer going to be a night training class; for the first three weeks, there is only one class from 7am until 4pm. So, I had to tell Jef about it and say “not gonna be here for 3 weeks” … that was kind of rough to do because, in genereal, I really like my job. The worst part about it is that I lose the 8% shift differential :: it’s $12.50/hr for all of training, none of that nifty continuing-pay-of-$13.50/hr. I haven’t accepted this whole thing yet. My complete arrogance almost made me want to tell Jan to fuck off, but I didn’t say that — I think I’ll think about it some more this morning and then let her know that I’ll still do it [just about no matter what]. that’s the breaks, eh?
Okay, so I was supposed to meet up with a friend last night and do something, but that fell through. So, I decided I’d call up another friend, but he’d been drinking and didn’t want to drive anywhere … with that, I decided to go see Planet of the Apes anyways — all by my lonesome. Now, you have to realize that it’s not every day that a person goes and sees a movie alone; in fact, this was the first time for me. And I have to tell you, it was really quite nice. I didn’t have anyone else’s schedule to abide by, no annoying quips by people invited along, you know, blah blah. Anywho, the movie was actually quite good. The end of it is quite surprising, very twisty. The makeup was simple incredible, and the acting was, barring that ghetto female monkey, pretty good too. I give it … / 4 …
And today is sunday … I have done absolutely nothing besides drink beer and eat pizza. And not just any pizza; this was amazing pizza, for a couple reasons: First off, it’s loaded with meat. Secondly, it’s Dominoes deep dish, which is hella good. Thirdly, it took 12, yes twelve minutes from order time to show up at my door. I almost didn’t believe it. But hey, here it is … so beer and pizza, and a boring as hell sunday. I took a walk, but that didn’t help much. I kinda feel like writing php or something, but I am already disgruntled with the new layout … What’s odd is that I only get the drive to write code when I go over to Tore’s house. Don’t know why … it’s almost impossible for me to do it at home or at work … man, don’t know why.
On the docket for this week: get officesuppliestogo.com up and running on our servers; this involves a lot of CFML and SQL bug tracking, as we’re porting it from another provider [who sucks] … also need to tell everyone at work that I start at Gateway on the 13th and that I’ll be cutting my hours. I’ll also try to not piss off the female population of the world — something I’ve found out that i’m wicked good at. With that, I say comment away and good night.
I am really glad that it’s saturday. Why? Because it means that this shitty week is done. Lots of generally traumatizing things happening, and not just at work. Although work *has* sucked a lot this week, what with redoing the network, scratching two weeks of work, reprogramming this particularly frustrating POS Cold Fusion based site … i digress.
I am really interested in getting a camera. Think about it — so many interesting things happen all the time, and sometime I’m even there. What a waste to not be able to snag a photo of it. I was looking at some nice cameras, like the Canon S110 and the Kodak DC4800. Both are really pricey, but they have optical zoom [not just digital!] which is super nice, but bumps the price up a lot. Still debating about digital vs. 35mm, though. Sure the price difference is there, but so is the recurring cost … film & development vs. batteries. And with a digicam, I don’t get actual prints, which is pretty shitty. If only development didn’t cost so damn much, and if 35mm cameras had USB ports on them heh …
Thinkin I’ll go see Planet of the Apes tonight — looks to be an okay movie. I’ll see if I can snag free tickets again :: that kicks ass!
As posted earlier, the contract with LogicBlast died, and all the work I’ve been doing for the past while means nothing. That is quite depressing — I guess I’ll move on to restructuring our network. I did, however, get this nice complimentary e-mail from the LogicBlast folk — it makes me warm and fuzzy inside:
I also want to specifically thank Randal and Scott for their efforts on the migration. Randal has certainly impressed our group
Went over to Tore’s place after work and we rented tres movies — SLC Punk, Basic Instinct and Vampire Hunter D. SLC Punk, with Matthew Lillard, was a *good* movie. I am glad I watched it. Basic Instinct had Sharon Stone. Naked. A lot. It was good also. And Vampire Hunter D was, as always, exceptional — it was the first peice of anime that I ever saw, and I will no doubt cherish it for the rest of my life. Oh, and before the movies we went on a food run and saw a ton of Cheyenne Mountain HS girls. Jesus Christ, I think if I stay in the springs, I’m moving over there.
Other than that, it’s 3am and I’m pretty tired. Just plain wore out — this wore-out-from-working-too-hard thing has got to stop; it’s killin’ me [grin].
went out and saw final fantasy with james and tony … it was a pretty good movie. The computer generated graphics were simply astonishing; at some points it looked very, very real. Tony and I got out tickets for free because the credit card authorization network was down; we flashed student IDs and big grins and she gave us free tickets. That was awesome … after the movie we all went over to the underground and played a few games of pool. That was pretty fun too — i enjoyed myself and am glad i went.
I got home and was getting ready to go to sleep when laura IMs me to tell me that keith [person at her ‘party’] bitched her out about me, and consequently i’m a complete fuck up, a depressed asshole and an all around loser. huh. didn’t think about it at all last night [too tired for once!], but have thought about it this morning. It has given me pause — for about 3 minutes. at this point, I can only say that I have finally alienated laura completely. score! i am surprised it has taken this long … [shucks off all the dead weight]
Ahh, another beautiful day ahead of me — on the list we have the migration of our e-mail program [mailsite] to our other e-mail program [IMail] … oh, and implementation of some SSL websites, and one database transfer. and no doubt a couple other small things. woo!
: Our contract with LogicBlast
just fizzled … two weeks of busting my ass, and all for a copy of Cold Fusion 4.5, a couple licenses and source code to a proprietary online shopping cart. Damn 😉
update: Seeing Final Fantasy @ 9:55 at the carefree and powers cinemark — call me for more details!
Okay, so I’ve noticed a major lack of happenings. Like there is not much going on … I don’t know why this is, so I thought I’d generate a list of why people do not do things together:
— things are happening, people just exclude me [possible]
— everyone has died … [not real likely]
— everyone is working too much … [possible, semi-likely]
— nobody cares enough to get together [very possible]
So, out of that list, it looks like either I have degenerated into a contact-less pile of goo, or nobody is doing anything simply because nobody wants to call anybody else or get together or anything. Unfortunately, I’m gonna have to go with #1. [sigh].
Things at work have been really rough — 10 hour days of moving over websites, fixing code, debugging e-mail, re-designing and implementing the network. It’s been busy, but really fun. Updated my journal today for the first time in about 3 weeks … didn’t realize I had so much to say. Just under 2 pages of 10 pt arial — wow!
Quote of the day:
rand0m: serious, them bitches need to be cool ;-]
so yesterday and today were very non-eventful. it has been great. woke up yesterday from laura’s party to the sound of her dad getting ready for the day … i’ll tell you, 6:30 am is *early*. ditched out around 10:30, came home, had a relaxing day of doing nothing. woke up this morning about 9, did the same all day, quite nice. haven’t done any coding, haven’t really done anything. it’s been great.
talked to my sister, marla, on the phone today. she is in new york. we talked about how our flights into utah are 20 minutes apart; pretty nifty, i’d say. she met up with my parents when they were there. she said she was very uncomfortable and that my mom came off as very scrutinizing and demeaning. when marla asked how I was doing, my mother promptly replied ‘not too well; he’s throwing his life away just like you.’ to which my sister not only took great offense but also felt was rather out of line. now, i take that part with a pinch of salt, but it is not uncharacteristic of my mom. consequently, the trip to utah is quite uncertain — the thought of cashing the plane ticket in is quite appealing. so it the thought of moving out. soon. combine that with a bunch of other horseshit going on, and all I can say is — i wish i led a happy life.
watched Antitrust tonight … man, what a good movie. I seriously recommend it to everyone — yup, all 2 of those people who read this thing. Don’t know why, but I took a severe disliking to my website today. can’t follow why. On another note, janelle is back in town and had a trip that consisted of good days and bad nights. i’d post it, but i won’t**. go see antitrust.
**explanation: this is not out of arrogance, nor is it out of animosity, nor is it out of general apathy, nor is it anything else but the desire to not wrinkle feathers — re-read my post and decided to make that clear. don’t ask me why; i’m tired.
went to laura’s birthday part on friday night … had a good time getting trashed. The dude from boulder wanted to plank emily … heh … laura is only a bitch around other people … and only to me … and last but not least, i am afraid of skate city. a good time was had by all.
I finally got the odbc / php thing to work with tony’s guidance to a microsoft knowledge base article … it works flawlessly — thanks! Only problem now is that my ftp program, which used to logon as a service under user ‘ftp_server’ refuses to do so now. for no reason. quite irritating. also, i worked a little bit on the php port. i feel like I’m losing steam there.
I think janelle is back in town; she has been idle on aim all day. don’t know though, because she could have logged in from somewhere and just left it.
sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you are.
On the way home tonight I was flicking through the radio stations and I came across ‘Sandstorm’ … don’t know who it was by, but it was a really good song. The part where it slows down and gets kind of low, then builds back up is really neat; I was groovin the whole time =) On to work … that’s what has been up. Just over 14 hours today; tons and tons of stuff to do with deadlines looming. I have to move approximately 140 websites onto our now semi-distributed network, create the dns entries, update with network solutions, transfer the databases and make sure that everything works. Not real difficult, just takes forever to do. And one final thing … anybody know anything about ASP / PHP and their ability to use ODBC databases that are on remote shares? I keep getting “unable to open file ‘(unknown)’ — error 8000450” … I had to give up at 11:30, still no juice.
Are we going to go see Final Fantasy tonight? I heard some rumors about it from the big tall guy, but am unsure of if they have any real worth … also, man, I was *super* drunk last night. Hahahahhaa. Also, I need to mow the goddamn lawn still. Just thinking about that makes me go “ungh”. Also, this post signifies that the PHP based version of this website actually does work; it even allows me to use ‘ and ” and ? and &. It’s pretty nice =) props to my mad programming skills.