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Posted on 2007.03.08 at 16:50
Current Location: 63134
Current Music: Man of La Mancha 1965 Original Cast Recording
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Saved the day late last night when the Project Manager working overnight with the vendor to migrate a system from Solaris 2.5.1 to Windows Server 2003 noticed the hardware changed from differential SCSI to Single Ended and they didn't have the right terminator. I was able to come up with a 50-pin terminator which, upon delivery the Project Manager announced, "I will never again make fun of you for being a unix geek." What can I say, I'm a hardware pack rat.




drax0r thought that Teen Wolf was Back to the Future II.




We've recently switched teleconferencing vendors and I'm sitting in the boardroom eating the last meeting's left over muffins with galinda822 while we're "troubleshooting" video quality by dancing like monkey's in front of the high-definition camera. This is mostly boring, but it does give me time to post, and anything which needs to be done is more fun doing with galinda822.




I accidentally added a misspelled word to my personal dictionary in Firefox. After I discovered how to back this out, I noticed several other words I had accidentally added as well. Further investigation reveals that in the Firefox spell check menu, 'Add to dictionary' is directly under the suggested words. This is not a problem unless the word is so close that there is only one suggestion, making it quite easy to accidentally add the word instead of correct it. I now have a file in my home directory with these instructions in case this happens again, and I'm sure it will.




Recently had a conversation with crowy concerning the movie Madagascar. My wife always felt that the 'psychotic penguins' were the embodiment of myself, drax0r, and our two other co-workers, Bill & Mississippi. I was asked, "Which one does your wifethink you are, Eric?"

Predominately, Bill transcends the role of "Skipper", though he and Mississippi both could vie for the "Rico" role, and while Mississippi, drax0r and I all have our "Kowalski" moments, that role in her mind is Mississippi through-and-through. That leaves drax0r as "Rico," and myself as "Private." Its not flattering, but we accomplish much together as a team.





I noticed that the new 2008 Altima Coupe seems to based upon the current Infinity G35.




They opened the new Chiptole close to my house today. Mr. Cluck got a free burrito. I envy his burrito. 50 hours so far this week. I require sleep.




Comments:


drax0r
drax0r at 2007-03-09 01:26 (UTC) (Link)
migrate a system from Solaris 2.5.1 to Windows Server 2003

What a sad, sad day.


drax0r thought that Teen Wolf was Back to the Future II.

WtF?


dancing like monkey's in front of the high-definition camera.

Please tell me you captured video of this.


I noticed that the new 2008 Altima Coupe seems to based upon the current Infinity G35.

I was going to mention this on your original post about it but I didn't get back to it.


They opened the new Chiptole close to my house today.

Mmm.. Chipotle
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-03-09 01:58 (UTC) (Link)
What a sad, sad day.
I fought it tooth and nail. There really wasn't anything wrong with the system and it works flawlessly. However, this is the second instance we have of an unsupported version of an application running on an unsupported operating system running on unsupported hardware. And that my friend is the crux.

WtF?
It was honestly, NOT Back to the Future II. I'm not making this up. Check http://imdb.com/title/tt0090142/

Please tell me you captured video of this.
It was transmitted real-time across the country, but not recorded.


I was going to mention this on your original post...

Such a busy man!

Mmm.. Chipotle
12.3 Miles. Check.
drax0r
drax0r at 2007-03-09 02:42 (UTC) (Link)
I acknowledge the existance of the film. I still have no idea wtf you're talking about with regards to me.


galinda822 at 2007-03-09 02:09 (UTC) (Link)
Saved the day late last night
You so rock!!!!

...dancing like monkey's
I like dancing with you anywhere.
It was good exercise...especially after the muffins!

Chipolte
I can't believe we missed it! Such a sad, sad day! :(

I hope we both get some sweet, blissful sleep tonight!

Only one more day to go and the weekend looks clear (since I'll have the oncall).
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-03-09 02:34 (UTC) (Link)
You so rock!!!!
Thank you. I'm an eccentric with an eclectic collection of scsi gear.

I like dancing with you anywhere.
There's always room for a little soft shoe.

I can't believe we missed it!
It just wasn't our time. Besides, I'm far less concerned with the 'Free' and much more excited at the location. OUR TIME IS NEAR!

I'm looking forward to some rest this weekend. I hope you get some too.
snapper521 at 2007-03-09 03:58 (UTC) (Link)

Post: Torn apart.

Howdy,

I love it when you break your posts up into sections. It makes my job, reading it, so much easier.

Pack rat: My dad is a pack-rat and my mom isn't so much. So... my dad is constantly getting angry or annoyed or irritated, whatever you wish to call it... with her because she gets rid of somthing he just COULDN'T live without!!

Almost always, the things that are gotten rid of are things that the mice got into, things he hasnt used in 30 years, or things that she knows needs to be moved out and although he agrees, has never gotten up the courage to actually get rid of it.

However, I am glad to hear you were able to help out like you were.

Draxor: *giggle* Never heard of that movie, but I have watched BTTF I, II & III like... a trillion billion times... per movie.

Board room: I have no idea what that means... but I'm assuming that since you say it's boring, that it isnt that hard to do or handle or whatever the proper term is.

Have fun acting like a monkey! :-)


Firefox: I dont know anything about this "fire fox" thing you speak of. But... until now, I thought it was a type of web explorer or somthing... right? I didnt realize it also had a spell check in it.

Madagascar: I only saw the movie once, so I dont recall the movie very well. Sorry.

Your "dream car": If thats what trips your trigger... more power to ya. I dont know enough about cars period... let alone intelligently converse with you about a specific car, or its similarities with yet another car.

Burrito: In good time Eric. In good time. When you've put these hecktic, rather stressful weeks behind you and settled back into your "I go to work. I come home tired, but ready to be out of the office. I love my wife and my kids. I sleep, and I start it all over again" routine you can honestly say that you have earned that burrito, and it will taste all the better for your self control and all the over time you've put in. Maybe even get yourself another one!

Anyway - I'll catch you laters

ehowton
ehowton at 2007-03-10 03:51 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Post: Torn apart.

Howdy,
Ma'am.

Pack rat:
My wife and I are both Pack Rat's. That's tough. Only thing is, she hates my junk and I hate hers. Our own junk is just fine.

I am glad to hear you were able to help out like you were.
Its what I do.

Never heard of that movie.
It was a movie Michael J. Fox did betwix BTTF I and II.

Board room:
The Boardroom is the largest and most prestigious conference room we have at work. It's where the CEO and Board Members gather.

Firefox:
Firefox is the most advanced browser on the planet. It makes the latest iteration of IE look like Playskol My First Browser. Go to http://getfirefox.com to get onboard.

Madagascar:
Later, they released a Christmas Short of only the Penguins.

... more power to ya.
Yes. Its all about power. Thank you.

Burrito:
If you've never had a Chipotle burrito, you don't know what you're talking about. We won't mention it again until you've tried one. They're 100% organic and the best burrito on the planet.

Anyway - I'll catch you laters.
Have a good weekend ma'am.
snapper521 at 2007-03-10 05:19 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Post: Torn apart.

Pack rat:
*laugh* Isn't that just the way it always is? :-D I think all of my siblings have inhearited my dads "pack-rat-ish-ness".

Helping: I realize. :-) But its still good to know/hear that you were able to do what you are trained to without TO MUCH hassle and a-half.


Movie: Oh. Kool... I think.

Board room:
Umm... ok??

Firefox:
Meh... isnt that like... giving yourself another Icon on your desktop so you can use both IE and FF?

Madagascar:
Oh. Maybe that is why I dont remember them??

"Yes. Its all about power. Thank you." Agreed. I love power. I'm a control freak. Ask anyone.

Burrito:
Organic shmanic. Those may be, but the whole organic thing is kind of driving me nuts right now. :-P Expecially cuz oranic milk costs like twice as much and there really isnt that much differance between normal and organic.


Good weekend: Of course. :-) Same to you.

Side note: Why do you always call me Ma'am? I'm like... almost young enough to be your daughter and you call me ma'am... :-P I unno just not used to the official titles that go along with the label: "adulthood"
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-03-12 20:52 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Post: Torn apart.

Firefox is the most advanced browser on the planet.

*cough*BULLSHIT*cough*
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-03-12 21:04 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Post: Torn apart.

too bad you don't know about Firefox. You could really use the spellcheck feature.
snapper521 at 2007-03-13 05:14 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Post: Torn apart.

Shut up Tomas.

What the flip does it matter to you whether I can spell or not? You just put me into section 13 and forget about me... then slam me when I am not even talking to you.

*throws a snow ball at you*
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-03-12 21:21 (UTC) (Link)
migrate a system from Solaris 2.5.1 to Windows Server 2003
ditto drax0r’s comments.

they didn't have the right terminator
Price and terminators were the reasons I never got into SCSI.

drax0r thought that Teen Wolf was Back to the Future II.
Maybe you should tag this entry under glaciphobia

dancing like monkey's…
why wasn't the live streaming video recorded?


monkey's
monkeys

I accidentally added a misspelled word to my personal dictionary
You did that as well to this entry.


Recently had a conversation with crowy
Lucky bastard. crowy's hawt!

I envy his burrito. 50 hours so far this week. I require sleep.
Quit your whining, recruit!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-03-13 04:29 (UTC) (Link)
ditto drax0r’s comments.
What do you know about Solaris?

Price and terminators were the reasons I never got into SCSI.
Speed, dependability, speed, number of devices, and speed is why I did.

Maybe you should tag this entry under glaciphobia…
What's the connection?

why wasn't the live streaming video recorded?
The purpose of the video-conferencing doesn't require it.

monkeys
You're an ape.

You did that as well to this entry.
Your grace is only out shined by your charm.

Lucky bastard. crowy's hawt!
No, she's not interested.

Quit your whining, recruit!
What do you know about being a military recruit?
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-03-13 04:38 (UTC) (Link)
What do you know about Solaris?
I know that even without knowing about it, it's better then Windoze Server 2003.

Speed, dependability, speed, number of devices, and speed is why I did.
As did Mac. And people still wonder why they have a superior box for video rendering.

What's the connection?
I think you're making up more shit about Tony and as such, the posts should be grouped together.

The purpose of the video-conferencing doesn't require it.
The purpose of having dirt on and making fun of you requires it.

You're an ape.
"You sir, are no gentleman"

Your grace is only out shined by your charm.
A man, a legend, a way of life. Learn it, love it, live it.

No, she's not interested.
I didn't ask, and I haven't turned on the charm yet.

What do you know about being a military recruit?
I know that recruits aren't accorded the privilege of whining.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-03-13 04:47 (UTC) (Link)
I know that even without knowing about it, it's better then Windoze Server 2003.
Then you know my arguments to his statement was solid, yet you refused to acknowledge it? You know far less than you're letting on.

As did Mac. And people still wonder why they have a superior box for video rendering.
This doesn't address the issue you brought up. You went IDE because it was less expensive. How'd that work out for you? I didn't even own an IDE device until 2004.

I think you're making up more shit about Tony and as such, the posts should be grouped together.
There you go thinking again. It would be a smaller grouping if I put everything together about Tony that I said which were true.

The purpose of having dirt on and making fun of you requires it.
I don't think my client would agree with your assessment. Stay out of sales.

"You sir, are no gentleman"
However do you expect to gauge someone on this, exactly, you rude prick?

A man, a legend, a way of life. Learn it, love it, live it.
When I grow up, I want to be just like you.

I didn't ask, and I haven't turned on the charm yet.
No, she's not interested.

I know that recruits aren't accorded the privilege of whining.
To some, deduction is adequate.
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