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I've moved [01 Sep 2005|03:40pm]
more whatever at tiaz
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[01 Sep 2005|08:39am]
So very old.


Also I've gone all googly-eyed for stirling engines again. Maybe when Mike finishes setting up his mill I can trick him into helping me make one or five.
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[31 Aug 2005|11:19pm]
roll 3 and I'm doneCollapse )
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[28 Aug 2005|05:26pm]
the road grows longer, as does our hairCollapse )
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[28 Aug 2005|12:28am]
I'm posting this before the convert job is finished, but really it should be done by 1am. And in the meantime you can watch them come up!
Quite a lot of photographsCollapse )
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I am a monstrous tease [27 Aug 2005|03:03am]

I am not at liberty to discuss whether or not there is more at this time
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[25 Aug 2005|05:40pm]
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[25 Aug 2005|03:48pm]
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[19 Aug 2005|07:04pm]
Reviewing my past commenting escapades, I have come to the inescapable conclusion that I am a comedic genius.
No, I can't show you any examples. You might not agree with me.

I'm back from backpacking on Mount Adams. I need better boots (ones with real padding in), but once I do, I want there to be more challenging terrain, like stuff that involves climbing some maybe. I have this kind of pseudo-beard thing that I haven't bothered shaving yet but probably will this weekend, which coincidentally is when I will drop off the film (I expect to get it back Monday). Then sometime between Monday and next weekend I will scan them in and see if I managed to get a usable picture out of those three rolls.
Which reminds me of another thing - I have to pick up a new lens and lenscap. And ideally some way of affixing said lenscap to lens. Also, a dummy filter to protect the lens from all the horrible things I bring it near.

Also, here Ella mentions something I said in Aug 2002 (I think), but my logs only go to Nov 2002, and I am desperate to find out what it was, but don't think I'll ever be able to.
Grr. My logs would be permanent if I didn't end up changing AIM clients all the time.

and now, some things I was in no way involved in the production of to excuse my boring crap post:



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AAAAAAGGGHHHHH [05 Aug 2005|01:11pm]
AAH.Collapse )
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[04 Aug 2005|01:53pm]
I learned an important lesson about management today: It's harder for them to care about work you do that they can't see.
For example, today I made a simple script to automatically formulate a "someone called, here is their message" email; my boss was very enthused (since the receptionist has apparently dropped messages before and having it automatically sent out right then would prevent this).
As another example, a month or two ago I came in for a few hours of overtime on the weekend to do things to the mailserver and make it better. Noone noticed or really cared, except me, and had I done it when people were around to notice they just would've noticed that the mailserver was down.
I see more small-time noticable projects imminent prior to my performance review :)

and now, a quiz: everyone's doing itCollapse )
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[29 Jul 2005|04:41pm]
Today is system administrator appreciation day!
So go appreciate your local administrator, or something. From phones to TVs to computers to planes to trains, they keep the important bits running and the malicious bits down. They're like a The Man that knows what he's doing and doesn't arbitrarily keep everyone down, or at least they should be.
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next in the pith series! [28 Jul 2005|11:02pm]
1600px, you're welcomeCollapse )
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[26 Jul 2005|10:50pm]
The Island is the worst movie ever. Ever. I think I developed a nosebleed during the movie and now I have a headache.
You think that the film equivalent of a guy wearing a helmet coming onscreen and going HURRRR will stop after the first five minutes or not really occur all that often in the rest, but it just ... it keeps coming. Before long the movie blurs into this unearthly hellish choir leaching you of your will to live - I can only pray it does for some horrifically evil purpose of Michael Bay's because if there is no purpose it means he made this movie because he thought it might be good.
The Island is the kind of movie that inspires other countries to tighten their gun control, which in turn allows them to choke down even shittier movies from Hollywood.
Agh.

Also, I never would have expected this of the Women's Books & Resources.
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IT'S 2005, WHERE THE HELL ARE MY 30-HOUR DAYS [21 Jul 2005|10:41pm]
this!
Initially I thought this recording was flawless, but now I keep hearing mistakes. sigh.
I can't stop listening to it, regardless. I may try to learn it, later.


What's that? I should get all the crap I already know up to speed instead? Hmm.
Hmmmm.
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[15 Jul 2005|09:53pm]


Also, who's up for going for a bike ride (<10m) tomorrow evening? The right back would ideally be post-sunset so you oughtta have lights. (I have a spare rear light if you don't, but really you should have both)
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spiders are cool [04 Jul 2005|01:44am]
yesterday, while shaving, I noticed a spider crawling along the countertop. Since I was kind of in the middle of something, I couldn't take it outside; I set the shaving can (not flat-bottomed) on top of it intending to recover it later.
Then I forgot about it.

Today, when I went to shave, it had curled up into a ball in the classic "dead spider" position; I assumed it was dead.
... halfway through shaving, I noticed it crawling around again. I figured I'd probably forget it again if I re-trapped it, and hey, what's one spider, so I hit it a few times with a container of some kind (something flat-bottomed). Eventually it curled up and went motionless again, so I decided this time I had it for sure, and finished shaving.
... This time I caught it getting back up. It was really cool - it slowly unfolded and then very slowly started moving until it decided I wasn't paying attention and then resumed normal activity.

So anyway, I figure that little guy has earned his right to life. I don't want to wake anyone up, so if he's still in the bathroom tomorrow I'll take him outside then.
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wheee [02 Jul 2005|01:27pm]
I made a drawing:


for an mspaint thread on a message board. It's not (quite) mspaint, but I am inordinately proud of it because the person on the left isn't quite a stick figure.
there's a few things I'd like to correct, like more shape noise on the ground, but whatever.
I have also registered opcit.net, it points to exactly the same stuff operationcitadel.net does, DNS should take off later today.

I've been messing with postfix + postgres to give postfix virtual domains (so I don't have to give everyone I want to receive mail for a shell, and so x@onedomain isn't necessarily also valid as y@domaintwo). It IS checking postgres for the domain, but for some reason it still requires a valid shell, and I don't know why. I may switch to LDAP since it's easier to use that for other auth stuff which would be cool, but I'm not exactly sure how to make that do virtual domains, and I can't think of anything else I need to auth for right now.
.. I'm sure I'd find things if I set it up.

I'm also finding myself sorely tempted to bike places that aren't work rather than drive, particularly at night, but I'm missing a front reflector and a back light. I'd rather get a bike-mountable front light, too...
Currently, my 'front light' is a headlamp. Its mount interferes with the helmet, and I'd rather have the helmet than the light, so I have to affix it to my bicycle or myself by other means. There's no good mount on the bicycle, and there's no good mount on me unless I'm wearing a flak jacket (in which case there's a mediocre mount that I have to readjust every 500 feet).
so I guess I have to visit the bike store again :(
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2am is the right time [04 Jun 2005|01:58am]
for BIKING
it's cooler out, the sun doesn't beat me into submission in the flak jacket, I don't have to worry about cars, it's just better.

In other news I now have a color CCD:

I have big plans for this camera. Big, short-lived plans.

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HONK HONK [20 May 2005|10:51pm]
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