Monthly Archives: August 2002
*sigh* & tired
Everyone is gone. Scooted off to school they have, be it Santa Fe, New York, Boulder, California, Iowa, wherever — they are gone. I already miss Tore. *sniffle* I guess it’s time to curl up into a little ball and cry my misery away, or go out and gather a new pool of friends. Woowee, this is going to be a long stretch until Christmas. I cleaned the house today. Well, not the whole house. I did the dishes, cleaned whole kitchen, scrubbed both bathrooms from floor to ceiling and even picked up my own room. I did not know that our bathtub was white. After laboring at it for ~ 40 minutes with the most potent chemicals I could find, the previously splotchy-gray-and-nasty bathtub is now a nice white. It’s good. Next weekend’s cleaning should be a *lot* easier to do. Tore and I got into a little scrap the other day over Ayn Rand. He says she’s crazy and just plain wrong. He has never read any of her work. He advised me to drop my capitalist tendencies and read “The Dispossesed” by Ursula LeGuin. I went out and bought it, and am about 300 pages in. Full review when I’m done. Conversely, I went and bought a copy of Rand’s “The Fountainhead”, bundled it with my copy of “Atlas Shrugged” and sent it off with him to Santa Fe. I’m sure he’ll loathe it, but I think he’ll actually read it. I hope. 🙂 The webcam is on, and it’s spotting my Lava Lamp (thanks James!), so get stoned and take a look 😀
It was a pretty rough day today. Work was blah. Jack wanted to get all up in my shit about backups, IP addressing, blah blah blah, but I shut him down. I don’t like doing that, because then it feels like I’m asserting some sort of power in the company — and I actually have none. Makes it a little tense. Did a wireless survey for the [L=http://www.everlan.net]EverLAN[/L] guys. Looks like we’ll be stuffing a wireless T-1 into their next event on November 2nd. That’s pretty cool, cuz I’m sure I’ll get all kinds of neat shwag, as well as some nifty advertising. w3rd. Been in a rather blah mood today. It’s because I suck, and I’m a sappy, will-less, anst-ridden floormat. My advice: never, ever, ever even think about going through your old e-mail. It’s rending in so many ways. :-/ Todays Poonage link: [L=http://www.wchou.com/brazil/index.htm]Brazillian Soccer Team[/L] — definitely not work safe. Some IRC folks asked me to link to [L=http://www.kittenhate.com]KittenHate.com[/L] … so there it is 😉 And here I sit wondering “what the fuck did I do wrong?” and also thinking “where the hell is my mouse?” *sigh*
What a day
I had a pretty long day today. Did a couple direct connect installs, did a shitload of IP massaging, and generally dinked around a lot. Caught up with Jack — I hope he gets his CISSP. We’ve decided that we’re going to tromp on each other and get some other certs soon. Funny Link of the Day: [L=http://www.origamiboulder.com]Amazing Origami![/L]. [u]Joke:[/u] [b]Q[/b]: What is a Tortoise? [b]A[/b]: When you eat out someone who doesn’t have pubic hair – i.e. you got there before the hair (hare) did. [Thanks Evermore from AT for that one]
Man, talk about a long weekend. It started like Thursday night and just kept going … no sleep that night, little sleep the next, party, blah blah blah. Makes for a very tired me — I’m glad I’m getting some sleep tonight. So yea, Tony threw a get together. Well, he really didn’t do anything besides make a single comment here and then hide in his room the whole night, but who’s keeping track? Anyway, during the night we figured out the greatest new invention for overweight people: the Fatapult. Picture a recliner with one of those springs under the seat — when you hit the recliner lever, BOING! your fat ass goes rocketing off the chair and, depending on your level of obesity, across the room, into your favorite pants, or about 20 inches onto your feet. We should have a prototype soon. 😉 So Tore and I are huge dorks. The other night we played 256 rounds of Soul Calibur *straight*. I don’t know how long it took, but I do know that I owned him pretty badly. Heh. Suckah. It’s looking to be a pretty crazy week at work. I’ve got 2 on-floor installations to do, one dedicated connection to hook up, a wireless site to survey and more. It’ll be busy, which is fun. Oh, and FYI — do not try to do TCP/IP traffic shaping / bandwidth limiting with Windows 2000. No matter what they say about Quality of Service, it doesn’t work.
I hate NextCard. They are a terrible credit card company. Why? One word: Interest. With obscene interest rates above the 20% mark, this card sucks ass. I was going through my finances, which is oh-so-very-fun *cough*, and I didn’t know I was getting screwed until I looked at my statement and almost coughed up my left lung. I rolled over the balance to my luverly Discover Card and cancelled my account. If you have a NextCard, I suggest doing the same. Here’s a picture I found hilarious, YMMV. [L=http://rand0m.org/image.php?name=nycan&type=jpg]Pic Link[/L]. Other than that, very little is going on. Matt came over. I missed a marketing meeting. heh. Been working on weberstreet.net intermitently to try and make it run like it should. We have no food in the house, either. *irritable* Other than that, very, very little is going on.
Thoughts and Observations
Okay, so we throw this party and I’ve stumbled upon a couple things. The first one is that girls will wait until you are nice and fucked up to bring up anything important. Burnz totally agrees with me on this one. It’s like they’re trying to get you at your weakest, and dammit, it works. Girls. Sheesh. The other thing is that parties are expensive. Holy cow, it’s incredible how quick it is to go through a bucket of cash when preparing for a party. I mean, $80 is chump change when there’s a $50 keg and loads of hard liquor, plus food. Very fun, but hard on the pocketbook. Thank god for a Liquor Fund. And one more thing … Soul Calibur is perhaps the best game ever made. Sure, it’s only for the Playstation for now, but man, this game is freaking addictive. I can’t wait for Soul Calibur 2 — will probably be the impetus behind the purchase of a PS2 or X-Box. w3rd. There’ll be a quick review of the party, as well as some updates for the site at weberstreet.net shortly — stay tuned!
Friday Night Party, Right?
[b]Party Time[/b] Party is gonna happen — rock! Starting right around 9pm at the weberst house. Any and all are welcome – hell, bring a friend 😀 … check [L=http://www.weberstreet.net]http://www.weberstreet.net[/L] for the info. I slept a lot yesterday. I’m talking 16+ hours. I feel pretty energized today, but not like I’m doing superb or anything. Kinda odd. Anyway, yea, got a raise the other day and went and had lunch with Samantha Garrett. Yumm. She’s incredible … I’m looking forward to the party tonight — anybody have any keg suggestions? (/me secretly hopes tons of people show up. please please please) I can’t believe summer is ending soon. Makes me think that time is going by waaay to fast for it’s own good.
Partay!! & Happenings
[b]It’s Party Time [i]!![/i][/b] Summer is drawing to a close, so we’re having a huge blowout before it dies. 9pm Friday @ the weber house — for more info, see the event site at [L=http://www.weberstreet.net]http://www.weberstreet.net[/L]. So I go out with Craigalito last night, and we’re bummin, and we see a ton of hot chicks that I know from highschool. Wowsah, that was nice. Anyway, invited them all over for the party, blah blah blah, it was cool. Saw Hotty Michelle and the ice bucket while I was there, too, and that was okay. Saw Tore, too. It was a good time hanging out with the friends. Finally got a Qwest guy out to look at our line. He came out, tested some shit and everything came back clean. He swapped out NIUs/smartjacks at the house and at the CO, so hopefully, God willing, our line is fixed. I hope. Please. *sniffle* … that’s it for 24 hours … oh, that, and making weberstreet.net from scratch. Did that too. heh. [b]Update![/b] — 08/07 @ 4:47p — I got a raise! An Extra $100 a month, WOOO! What a good day 🙂
Crazy ass weekend and Layout
I had the craziest fucking weekend ever. I really can’t get into it, but man, it was nuts. Lots of good, good times. And most of it was not under the influence of booze-ohol! hahahahahaha, man, what a crazy time. Housematt is coming home manana, I get to pick him up and check out all of his fat [L=http://www.defcon.org]Def Con[/L] shwag. I’m sure he’ll be super hopped up, so I’m going to drink like 4 gallons of a caffiene-baring substance so I can keep up. He always meets the coolest people and does the most interesting things — it’s great having that around. And I changed the site layout. Under the careful guidance of an oh-so-fastidious mac user who has a whacked out screen size and bad eyes, this site has been transformed into … itself. With red. I ditched the sidebar because it sucks. Don’t worry, everything is still here — links are on the top right. Hopefully this little change will get my ninny ass to update more often. And you know what that means? You’ll continue to get more Nothing For Nothing! Isn’t that fantastic? I sure think so. And one more thing! There is a [b]Potential Party[/b] in the works because summer is almost out, and dammit, summer can’t end without a huge blowout. More details to come. w0o!