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No Pants

Posted on 2007.05.31 at 22:25
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Since the bebe came a week early, crowy and I have been spending our evenings together alone in the house. This has been uncomfortable for me for one reason only: Pants. Today, I'd had enough and broached the subject with her in my usual manner. "No pants!" I exclaimed. She reluctantly agreed, and I spent the rest of the day without them. It was quite a comfortable evening.


I blew away linux on my laptop, and reinstalled XP. I did this for a variety of reasons, and each and every one of them pissed me off. Where to begin? Because there's no Lotus Notes client for linux, I was using the crippled web access. That could at least get me through the day. But I was notified earlier this week that I'm required to run two discreet Lotus Notes sessions - my employers, and my clients. The client's web access is not turned on. I have a VPN client for linux, OSX, XP, and Solaris - and have been able to get them all to connect. However, my Sprint Air Card linux hack (which causes the Air Card to run at approximately half-speed (still good broadband, but...) won't allow the VPN to tunnel through it. This laptop is my freedom from the office, and it absolutely had to work. How come I can't just get a nice Macbook Pro?

Lastly, I'm running two SameTime connections. "No problem," you think, "Use meanwhile." Yes, you'd think. Now, I don't blame somebritinmass entirely, but he refused to troubleshoot my client-side session because I was running on a non-standard operating system and non-standard client! Of course drax0r and I had already done the troubleshooting, and we determined it was on the server side. Only AFTER I installed XP and the 'official' SameTime client did somebritinmass delete and recreate my SameTime account which of course, fixed the problem.

Oh, what burdens. I kept trying to bring up all my windows ala Expose-style with my Beryl Window Manager hotkeys to no avail. XP is so very limiting. At the same time, at least I can now work productively, remotely.


Performed a wget -r on my livejournal site after some alarming news I discovered on swashbucker332's site. It appears most of it has blown over, but lj was breaching their own Terms of Service by actively deleting accounts they felt violated them. A recursive wget ended up being 54MB. I may cron this to run regularly once my new box is colo'd. I pick up the new box tomorrow. I'm quite sure you will all hear the exciting details of my minimalistic Solaris 10 install.




Comments:


ex_crowy at 2007-06-01 03:31 (UTC) (Link)
I have never seen a man happier than Eric is without pants.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-06-01 03:36 (UTC) (Link)
No pants!
Me
photogoot at 2007-06-01 03:54 (UTC) (Link)
Mother won't approve. May she have mercy on you sir. I await her anonymous appearance with baited breath. Good luck with all that... :-)
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-06-01 04:03 (UTC) (Link)
No pants!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-06-01 14:02 (UTC) (Link)
Hot damn! We smile over the same thing today, Sir!

It is a small world.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-06-01 15:42 (UTC) (Link)
No pants!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-06-01 14:01 (UTC) (Link)
I wonder what your wife thinks of no pants, minus her plus crowy.

You know what the irony is? I'm attempting to move away from XP whereas you're being forced to move to it. It will ticklke my heart with mirth if in the next few weeks I am treated to a story that reads something along the lines of "I was forced to convert to Vista today and my company made everyone sign an agreement that they wouldn't use any other operating system."

P.S. I didn't konw somebritinmass worked for the same company as you, much less was in IT. How wonderful!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-06-01 15:54 (UTC) (Link)
I wonder what your wife thinks of no pants, minus her plus crowy.
She likely disapproves, as much as I would were our situation reversed. I wonder why you wouldn't think so as well since we're both doing so much wondering.

"I was forced to convert to Vista today..."
I'll convert to Vista once they have hardware available to run Vista. To date, that is not the case.

P.S. I didn't know somebritinmass worked for the same company as you...
He doesn't. He works for my client.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-06-01 16:08 (UTC) (Link)
hmmmm. Innnnnterrrrrrrrrrressssssssssssting.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-06-01 16:39 (UTC) (Link)
Well said, sir! I especially appreciate how you managed to concisely convey (as I did above) the exact points you were referencing. Sometimes I feel your comments are haphazard, and retarded, so its nice to see such a succinct and poignant thought being brought across, oh, and I agree wholeheartedly! Were the two of us to expound upon this epiphany you've shared, who knows how far we could run with it! Thanks for your thoughts.

I want to shoot you in the face!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-06-01 16:41 (UTC) (Link)
I wonder as I wander.
galinda822 at 2007-06-01 14:52 (UTC) (Link)
You're pushing your luck mister!!!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-06-01 15:41 (UTC) (Link)
No pants!
ex_crowy at 2007-06-01 20:57 (UTC) (Link)
I feel I must say the following:

I was in pants the entire night. I did not even pay attention to the fact that Eric was without his and was only reminded of the fact when I heard him exclaim gleefully, "NO PANTS!" at random intervals.

ehowton
ehowton at 2007-06-01 21:08 (UTC) (Link)
I feel I must say the following:

crowy was in pants the entire night. I did not even pay attention to the fact that she had hers on and was only reminded of the fact when I would gleefully exclaim, "NO PANTS!" at random intervals.
ex_crowy at 2007-06-01 22:18 (UTC) (Link)
:)
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