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Posted on 2007.05.17 at 00:15
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End

With the IBM laptop tucked neatly away in its bag adjacent the AirCard where it belongs, I finally put my interim office together! I'm running the Mac & the XP box off a 'flip' KVM and have my Solaris server up and running (give DNS a couple of days to propagate). As everything I own is in storage, and having used two dissimilarly sized filing cabinets and a closet door as my last 'desk' (with the rack-mount Solaris box between the shorter filing cabinet and the closet door) at my last office, I finally bit the bullet and purchased a 6' table from Sam's. This is something I will be able to use over and over. All-in-all, very adequate. drax0r set his desk up the day before, ensuring the cable modem was to his standards (3.7mbps down) and rebroadcasting wireless throughout the house. We're back-to-back in the dining room 'office.' It's nice to have iTunes back.



drax0r discovered the Anna, TX forums - so we've both been active on there. Kinda getting to know your neighbors in a creepy online sort of way. they even have separate forums for each subdivision in town - lots of chatter on there. Anna also appears to be the single seller of liquor in the county. Nice! Though via the forums, we've discovered them to be the bane of the residents, after visiting a few of them, I've noticed that the exclusivity of them in the county, plus the sheer number of them in this small town, makes for very competitive pricing. I bought a new bottle of Scotch at a fantastic price, and will be updating my Scotch Review with it shortly, as well as two others I have yet to add, the Glenfiddich 15, and the bottle of Glenmorangie 12 drax0r presented to me upon my arrival.

crowy prepared a fantastic dinner of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and green beans for dinner this evening. I tired to make a gravy out of the drippings, but it turned out to be more oil than broth and didn't turn out. Despite lack of gravy on the meal, everything was eaten. Last night was her famous spaghetti, spoiled by the addition of too much crushed red pepper. Oddly enough, it was all eaten as well! The kitchen is spacious enough for multiple cooks; a wonderful change from my last place of residence. Soon, the grill will come...

I hope you all are doing well and having a fantastic evening!


drax0r at 2007-05-17 16:02 (UTC) (Link)
I'm excited about the grill being here.

ehowton at 2007-05-17 16:24 (UTC) (Link)
There will be grillage! 23-days and counting...
ehowton at 2007-05-17 16:26 (UTC) (Link)
Maybe I'll grill me up some baby clown.
photogoot at 2007-05-17 20:18 (UTC) (Link)
I am pleased to see drax0r's screen is no longer filled with cigarette butts. ;-)
ehowton at 2007-05-17 20:22 (UTC) (Link)
Give it time. Scratch that - he's a married man now. He's all respectable 'n shit. Besides, with my wife in the house you know that will not stand.
ehowton at 2007-05-18 00:12 (UTC) (Link)

The Wild Damn Texan Office


snapper521 at 2007-05-21 18:18 (UTC) (Link)

Re: The Wild Damn Texan Office

Messy Desk! Now your looking more realistic!! :-D

Have fun y'all!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-08-01 20:31 (UTC) (Link)

Re: The Wild Damn Texan Office

What is that thing under drax0r's LCD?
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-05-18 05:10 (UTC) (Link)
I thought I had already commented on this. Guess I just looked at it, thought about what I wanted to say and move on.

I like draxor's case better then I do yours. And he has a Mac Pro. That rat bastard! I want one. Fucking A, man!

How the hell do you find forums for your local? I mean what the bloddy hell? You're fucking freaky, dude! And so are your neighbors.
ehowton at 2007-05-18 05:25 (UTC) (Link)
They're both Antec cases. My personal case is very similar to your own, but the one you see on my desk was purchased as a sleeper. They were purchased with WDT monies. Don't let the plain-jane box fool you. Even three years old, she's running circles around any other desktop I've had.

Yes, drax0r has a Mac Pro and a Mac Book. That's how I got into Macintosh. He gave me his mini. Sure the Mac Pro is faster and supports OpenGL, but I can tuck my little mini under the monitor ;)

drax0r found the local forums by being proactive. Cool huh? You should try it sometimes. I'm having a blast on there already.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-08-01 19:52 (UTC) (Link)
now, a little over two months after this comment, do you still feel as positive about the forums and local community?
snapper521 at 2007-05-21 18:21 (UTC) (Link)

Local forums

I have forums for my local area dear Tomas. I just choose not to tap into them. Like you, I find it weird. However I thought I should point out that they aren't the only ones who COULD be in a local forum.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-05-21 18:41 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Local forums

but you're already fucking freaky, so you're in the same boat as Howton.
Re: Local forums - (Anonymous) Expand
snapper521 at 2007-05-20 23:38 (UTC) (Link)

New house?

Crowy is Draxor's wife??

Glad to hear your truly getting settled in. What does your wife think about sharing a house with dear drax?
ehowton at 2007-05-21 00:54 (UTC) (Link)

Re: New house?

jesskd26 = drax0r's wife.
crowy = jesskd26's best friend.

Soon, this house will be filled with 5 adults, 4 children, and 5 cats. I'm sure my wife will do just fine. We begin building our new home as soon as the one in Saint Louis sells. It was shown once today, and someone who'd seen it previously stopped by on their own to take some more pictures. That sounds encouraging.
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