Archive for January, 2005


January 31st, 2005 No comments

Ok, I’m going to spam my friends list. if you look back in my posts you’ll see I NEVER do this, so don’t whine at me plz =D. I almost never even post memes or polls. and I even use LJ-cuts for pics. go me.

Clicky that. Even if you don’t want it, just do it anyways. it takes like 5 minutes. sign up for the free camera offer thingy. it costs $1. after 10 or so days, just cancel and you won;t get charged a thing past the one dollar, and you get to keep the free shitty digicam (that is worth maybe one dollar). Use it to take pics in the rain or something. I want a mac to play with and I was bored at work today.

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January 31st, 2005 No comments

more on that job I mentioned…

‘m interviewing today with Dan0’s boss. Over beer. At the local microbrew watering hole. how the hell cool is that? I’d be working some peon level network monitoring position. Which is totally cool with me. From what I gather, it’s not trained-monkey work. So I’m really more of a “skilled peon”. It pays more than I make now, is closer to home, will be less stressful (by default), and there’s room for advancement (more so than the 2-man operation I’m at now). I hope it all goes well. especially after last week’s visit to Sonoscan HQ, I really do not want to work here anymore. and if the nature of my interview foreshadows the general coolness of this workplace, I will be very happy.

It has occured to me that computers/networking is where I’m going to end up. This comes with a tinge of dismay since I spent 4 years getting a degree in physics. It’s not that I just want to make the bigger paycheck… I actually enjoy networking stuff. I spend all day playing with my box. ok… that sounds wrong. but still.. I’m SSH’d into my server all day just to mess with this or that. I like that sort of thing. I’d really like to get into network security. we’ll see how that all goes. I’m fine with being a peon for now. “work work”.

In other news, I spent the entire weekend playing WoW (again). I’m getting sucked into it O__O. Evil vortex of pixelated pacification. MUST LEVEL UP!!1 RAWR!!

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January 28th, 2005 2 comments

Hey all. Still alive and kicking here in Chicago. Today is my last day, and I’ll be hapy toget back. It sees that last time I was out here I had a better time. I think I must have forgotten how much it sucks to sit around alone in a hotel room all night. I went out with some of the guys from the local chapter of NASIOC last night and that was cool. great crowd. But monday through wednesday night sucked. I was looking forward to this trip because I dig having someone else aapy for my room, car, and food all week. but seriously, I hate being couped up by myself with nowhere to go and no intaw3b to keep me entertained. I hate TV. I finished my book. anyways.. whine whine.

I miss driving my car (even my crappy CRX is better than my rental minivan). I miss eating at home instead of shoddy restaurants with shitty service that my company takes me out to. I miss being in my room at the end of the day. I miss reesey… but that’s no different than normal =P.

anyways… enough IggWhining. I need to get back to work for another couple hours. Then flight. My saving grace is that I have an interview on Monday… hopefully no more Sonoscan soon. more on that later.

I apoligize for the scatterbrained flavor of this entry. I’ve had to do it across 3 sittings using lynx as my browser (text only, for non-geeks). I’ve had enough of this place. get me the fsck out of here.

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On the subject of n00bs…

January 23rd, 2005 4 comments

Some random girl invited me to do some quests with her in WoW. Whatev.. makes things go by faster. The degree to which she butchered the english language… nay, the written word… was astonishing. This was an example of the chatter I would receive from her:

“can u come back too the villag but us the blue thing don’t watch”

O_o WTF? seriously! what does that even mean?! She even misspelled “any”. She spelled it “aney”. Crazy. You should have seen how she spelled “medallion”. At that point I think I actually saw the words on the screen tremble, trying their hardest not to cry.

ATTN: whateveryournamewas – Mashing the keyboard with your hooves will not create intelligible phrases. Please abandon your computer and play with spelling blocks for a while.

*EDIT* after some thought over what the hell she was talking about, I think I figured it out. She was trying to say “Can you come back to the village, but use the blue thing (referring to the hearthstone), don’t walk”. That’s the only thing she could have possibly been trying to say.

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January 23rd, 2005 No comments

damn. that be some snow. up to the knees on most of the people I see “walking” about. I did end up going karting yesterday, and I managed to survive the drive there and back. It really wasn’t that bad. I don’t mind driving in “severe” weather… It’s everyone else I worry about. Racing is the closest thing I have to a hobby, and I haven’t done it in a while. Felt good to race again. lap times got consistantly better as I got used to the course. looking forward to going back there again sometime soon.

In other news, my flight to chicago got cancelled. So I have to leave tomorrow around 5:30-ish. Looking forward to seeing some of the chicago area nabisco peeps. None of whom read this, methinks… but still.

also, mint tea is the shit.

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January 22nd, 2005 No comments

I’m going karting later. haven’t raced in so damn long. It’s about time I practiced a hobby of mine.

in other news, we’re supposed to get an infinite amount of snow tonight. that’s right, it will not stop snowing here again. ever. this is it. at least, that’s what every weather report is making it out to be. 20-30 inches with wind/blizzard conditions isn’t THAT much. they’re even talking about shutting down the highways. wusses.

So yeah, I’m going karting tonight.

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January 21st, 2005 5 comments

So, I have my own office now. Sort of.

I work with Bob. Bob is my boss. She is also my only coworker. We used to have 3 rooms to our part of this facility. An office, a lobby, and a small lab. All the rooms are roughly the same size. We had one microscope. We’re getting another one in a week or so. So I’ve moved all my foo into the lab, and she’ll be getting a microscope in her room (what used to be the office). So.. I have my own room, my own microscope, and a whole lot more privacy than I used to.

IN FACT,… I’m not wearing any pants right now. just for the purpose of being able to post on the internet, saying I have no pants on. Can you do that at your job? I think not.

in other news… I’m going to Chicago next week for training. which means vacation. Company pays for car, food, hotel, and flight. And I just have to sit around for a couple hours at work, watching powerpoint presentations. The NASIOC people in the area are already brewing some “extracurricular activities” for me. last time I went out there was a lot of fun. looking forward to it. so… by the weekend after this one, that’ll be 3 weekends in a row that I’ll be sitting in an airplane for some reason or another. perhaps I should get a frequent flyer card =/.

now… if I could just find my pants….

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January 19th, 2005 1 comment

It seems fate has caught up with me. My stars were not aligned right. or some shit. It seems that I DID become ill this past weekend. Not enough to keep me out of work per se, but enough to keep me from enjoying my little undue vacation as much as I would have liked to. That being said, I had a wonderful time down there. certainly the most impulsive thing I’ve done in a while =P.

anyways, back to work. “Werk werk”. I still have a slight fever and this place makes my eyes burn a bit. but whatever. might be geting a new job really soon. more on that later. I have some catching up to do.

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January 17th, 2005 No comments

If you had asked me in the early afternoon on saturday what my weekend looked like, I would have said something like “playing warcraft and chatting around.”

It seems, however, that I’m much more “In Florida” thanI thought I would be. I have to say that Delta Song is one of the best airlines out there. I booked the tickets saturday at around 6 for a 3:00p flight on sunday. round trip tickets were 160 bucks O__O. WTF?

I’m taking monday and tuesday off because “I’m Ill”… =P. the rest of yousuckers get to work. Har.

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January 14th, 2005 1 comment

it was 62 degrees this morning when I left my apartment. It’s going to be around 20 when I get back home.

Doesn’t seem right somehow.

*EDIT* – I’d like to add that I should be ice racing by now. All this crappy warm weather is not helping the cause :furious:.

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