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Post-Holiday Aggravation

Posted on 2006.11.28 at 21:00
Current Location: 63114
Current Music: Def Leppard: Pyromania
Every day this week that I've been back to work (I know that sounds funny it being only Tuesday, but trust me on this one) the only thing I've wanted to do is catch up on my friends list (which I all but ignored over the holiday), play with my server now that it's back online, and listen to some tunes. To date, almost none of that has happened. In a frustrating reversal of expectations, I've been forced to do work at work! It's really just not fair. I have been up to my eyeballs all day, every day, mired in the day-to-day operations of my facility. So far, things at work have gone very smoothly. The tireless efforts and dedication of my staff is what makes this possible. I have 80GB of mp3's on an external harddrive which is my Mac's sole iTunes library. I have 8GB at work. I spend most of my time at work, so why shouldn't I keep my harddrive at work? Volume, and quality of output devices mostly. It really is unfair. I have shitty speakers at work, and even if I didn't, I can't turn them up too loudly - my office shares a wall with a hallway. Back in Texas, during my 3-hour daily commute (oh, especially in the Sebring) I could listen to quality music at volume. This too has been snatched away from me in my desire to live close to work. I'm lucky to get two full tracks in. Of course my fondest recent memories are listening to Elmer Bernstein's STRIPES in photogoot's Avalon (Touring) throughout D.C. Taxation Without Representation! What a rush.

As soon as I get caught up at work, I plan on catching up with all of you. After work this week has been just as hectic. Because this past 4-day holiday was the most relaxing four days I've had in a year, I didn't even bother to work out. So, I've been catching up on that. Plus, the wife crawled all over my ass about not having holiday pictures printed yet. Remember my post about the Lexmark site being down during the XP-box rebuild? Yeah, the drivers page is still AWOL. Fuckers. I stretched the USB cable over to my Mac (I'd loaded the client when I was trying to get that gay USB print-server running) and this was the first time I'd used the scanning function of the MFP with teh max0r. It was noticeably slower than with the uber-box, but all this was made up for when I attempted to print ALL my pics with a single command from iPhoto. What an immeasurable joy! I created a separate folder and dumped all my photos into it - un-resized you understand, told iPhoto, make these all 3x5, fine-print photo on plain paper, six copies of each. It came back with: "38 pages. Proceed? How cool is that?

I also run my own online photo gallery, and have been saving photos for just about a year in which to update the gallery. That's going to take a lot of time. I haven't decided if I'm going to bulk-upload the files and add them from a 'local' filesystem, or weed through them first to categorize them and upload them via the web interface. I need to create new categories, as nothing from STL exists yet on it, except a one-year old photo of my team. I drank a glass of iced glühwein today. It was fantastic. My wife had hers heated.

She's got a full GB of RAM in her now:

Comments:


CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2006-11-29 17:12 (UTC) (Link)
Floppy drives are so retro!!!!
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-11-29 17:42 (UTC) (Link)
I don't get it.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2006-11-29 19:11 (UTC) (Link)
Modern computing machines no longer contain floppy drives.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-11-29 19:38 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I get it now. I got it then too, actually - but I couldn't find any references to a floppy drive anywhere in my text. I finally saw one in the pic above the CDROM. Notice the CDROM's not black? Riiiiiiiiiight. I had to add that in later!
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2006-11-29 20:20 (UTC) (Link)
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Me
photogoot at 2006-11-30 03:45 (UTC) (Link)
In deed it is.
snapper521 at 2006-11-29 20:33 (UTC) (Link)
Yo -

Sorry you don't have time right now. :-P BUT I have absolute confidence that it will come back to normal sooner then later. And that you'll be able to handle everything properly WITHOUT loosing your head to the stress of work... :-P

Have fun with all that photo shit... haha.

Later
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-11-30 03:58 (UTC) (Link)
Silver Halide is a girl's best friend...
Me
photogoot at 2006-12-04 03:44 (UTC) (Link)
Have I mentioned that you look marvelous behind that G5?
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-12-04 03:55 (UTC) (Link)
Why thank you! It was all in the photographer's hands, trust me on this one. I sure hope I get a chance to be photographed with my new Canon S-Series in an action shot while you're here. We're going to have to hit the Arch!
Me
photogoot at 2006-12-04 03:46 (UTC) (Link)
Silver halide is so last century; it’s all about bit depth these days.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-12-04 03:57 (UTC) (Link)
And stealing your buddy's avatar...
Me
photogoot at 2006-12-04 04:01 (UTC) (Link)
Grasshopper, one can not steal what is freely offered by another .
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-12-04 04:16 (UTC) (Link)
After today, I'll never use this one when you're using that one. Yours looks too good...
Me
photogoot at 2006-12-04 04:18 (UTC) (Link)
It's the smirk. I am a smirky bastard!
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-12-04 04:26 (UTC) (Link)
You smirky bastard! It is the smirk!!!
Me
photogoot at 2006-11-30 03:51 (UTC) (Link)
iced glühwein? I know you've had a bit of a winter warm spell out there but settle down. That stuff is just meant to be consumed hot. Lady L has it right! :-)
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