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Posted on 2007.07.13 at 16:28
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11-hour work day today that's been scheduled for a month. Moving three Sun V890's across town. Problem is, I slept something like 10-hours Thursday night, and couldn't fall asleep last night at all! I think I finally dozed off just prior to two, getting only a couple hours in before my insanely early 0530 wake time (this from someone who's been rolling in around 1100 all week). I required an infusion of coffee this morning - half a pot's worth already in two full Paciugo mugs. Now I'm spazzing like bobcats on booze (as drax0r is wont to quote). I apologize for the interruption, but didn't feel this banal information required its own post. You may go back to your regularly scheduled programming. That is all.


Azrael, the Angel of Death who transcends Islam, Jewish and Christian faiths pads around the mess hall, denying access to the others. Her goal singular in its nature. Keenly evil, she ferociously attacks anyone who dares attempt her self-proclaimed domain.

Niobe Lock, Captain of the hovercraft Logos had previously departed...four days she was gone. Wandering the wilderness like Moses. When she came back, she was injured, and because of it, different. Changed. Spending her days in the confines of her abode, licking her wounds. Once, nearly strong enough to fight again, she ventured out - but was attacked by Azreal who reopened more than just her physical wounds. Niobe has become sallow, and withdrawn.

Online reports have confirmed that a pit bull of unknown origins has been captured, and released again. Trinity, first officer of the Nebuchadnezzar, has gone missing, last seen in the company of the feral Killer - who was mauled to death several days ago. I grieve the loss if this is the case, but Niobe has proven hearty after a four-day absence, so I'm not ready to close the blast doors on her just yet. Still, lacking a fourth paw, she clearly has the disadvantage.




Tweaked the migrated box (and by tweaked, I mean fixed broke stuff others found), patched my Ultra 30, installed XFCE on it. On the home front, I broke down and installed ubuntu-server on an old 1.6GHz 768MB RAM x86 box I had laying around. Its fascinating how little I know of linux. How do you mirror drives, for example? In Solaris I can do it in my sleep. Another wondrous operating system I'll have to learn how to admin. But the "Stack-O-Computers" is really getting out of hand. I'm surprised my wife hasn't said anything...yet:



I built it because my new Solaris 10 box is not ready yet, and I've had projects I've wanted to play with. I'm currently working on tying together all my various pages using the Content Management System drupal, replete with SMF forum. I want to integrate my livejournal & Gallery as well. time consuming to be sure, but ultimately a learning experience. Unfortunately, I don't know CSS, so after frustratingly being unable to effectively modify my code, I've sent it on to resident CSS expert danzigfried for his purview. For those of you who may have noticed, this is why http://darkvoyager.com and some of the images linked to it are offline. I apologize for the inconvenience.




A long-lost Air Force buddy found my blog on Google and contacted me - I've restarted the thread on which he was first, albeit unknowingly introduced. I eagerly await photogoot's reply. What would REALLY rock is if this guy joined us on lj...

drax0r and I were up late last night working on database restores - this afforded us time off work yesterday during the day, and of course, some time this morning. All went swimmingly. Chipotle for lunch - it was fantastic. Also, we accepted an offer on our house in STL. Not only was it an unexpectedly generous offer, they've already secured funds and if all goes smoothly we'll be closing on the 9th. Now that's how its supposed to work!

Comments:


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-07-13 21:40 (UTC) (Link)
I thought you knew CSS.

I didn't know danzigfried was a web developer.

I would have been happy to work on your little CSS project.

Congrats on the offer on the house. I can't wait to finally arrive in Texas. Now, if I could only stash the bankroll to do so :(
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-07-13 22:30 (UTC) (Link)
I thought you knew CSS.
I know HTML.

I didn't know danzigfried was a web developer.
He is many things. He is the alpha and the omega. He is the beginning and the end. What he doesn't know is unix. Everything else is fair game.

I would have been happy to work on your little CSS project.
Thank you. If danzigfried doesn't get off his dead ass, you may get your chance.

Congrats on the offer on the house.
Thanks again. Step one is complete.

I can't wait to finally arrive in Texas.
Likely, that should occur after steps two through six.

Now, if I could only stash the bankroll to do so :(
Learn to use Paypal, and you'll be that much closer.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-07-13 23:11 (UTC) (Link)
He is the alpha and the omega. He is the beginning and the end.
Clichéd and redundant. He is arrogant and abrasive.

What he doesn't know is unix.
Poor thing. No one can be complete if they don't know Unix.

If danzigfried doesn't get off his dead ass, you may get your chance.
I wonder if I should reply with a simple "Thank You" of if I should take this opportunity to point out I too have a history of sitting on my dead ass. However, once I get motivated to work on a project (I've got some web work I need to get on top of, so I'm thinking about setting up Apache this weekend so I can virtual host) I do come through. I can accomplish in 30 minutes what most people take two months to accomplish...after I've procrastinated for two months.

Likely, that should occur after steps two through six.
Please enumerate.

Learn to use Paypal, and you'll be that much closer.
Ass.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-07-14 03:31 (UTC) (Link)
He is arrogant and abrasive.
To those he loves, and who love him, he is kind and gentle and fun. I'm sorry he rubs you the wrong way.

No one can be complete if they don't know Unix.
Most people don't. You don't, for example. Not everyone is a geek.

I can accomplish in 30 minutes what most people take two months to accomplish...after I've procrastinated for two months.
No wonder you can't keep a job! That's not a skill set most employers are looking for - "Brilliant, but lazy."

Please enumerate.

  1. Accept offer on house.

  2. Sell house.

  3. Make offer on new house.

  4. Secure loan.

  5. Buy new house.

  6. Move into new house.


These things time time, unfortunately. I've never bought or sold a house in under two months.

Ass.
You did it dude, not me.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-07-16 06:00 (UTC) (Link)
To those he loves, and who love him, he is kind and gentle and fun. I'm sorry he rubs you the wrong way.
You wouldn't know good satire if it hit you sideways across the head.

Most people don't. You don't, for example. Not everyone is a geek.
I know Linux and I'm getting a Mac. That's close enough.

No wonder you can't keep a job!
People hate me.

That's not a skill set most employers are looking for - "Brilliant, but lazy."
You're right. They're looking for stupid and lazy so they can be prodded along like cattle.

Enumeration
Thank you.

You did it dude, not me.
Who did a dumber thing, you or me?
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-07-16 14:11 (UTC) (Link)
You're right. They're looking for stupid and lazy so they can be prodded along like cattle.
Exactly! Those people get what we call, "Paid." Each couple of weeks, they deposit "Cash" into their account. Make fun of them all you want. They have something you don't: "Money."

Its hysterical, I know. You go ahead and show them you refuse to be prodded. You'll show them!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-07-16 14:13 (UTC) (Link)
So let me get this straight: You, the guy who has mentored me into being my own person and not getting strung along is now telling me to go with the flow and join the rat race following the piper? I think not!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-07-16 15:39 (UTC) (Link)
The battles you fight, choose carefully.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-07-16 15:50 (UTC) (Link)
Keep fighting those windmills!
Me
photogoot at 2007-07-14 03:11 (UTC) (Link)
I am glad the house is selling and you will be moving into the new place soon. Considering the beautiful open floor plan of your future home I am looking forward to seeing the way you set up the "Anna Data Center". My money is on Lady L to enforce some standards of taste in enforcing a small visible foot print rule for the massive collection of hardware you operate. I am sure the ultimate solution will be cunning in design and beautiful in its simplicity. I shall enjoy watching it evolve.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-07-14 03:25 (UTC) (Link)
You're too kind. Its called, "Money" and she's already found me a beautiful, yet expensive desk:


My walls, however, will be the Ralph Lauren British Racing Green & Thunder Bay.

It'll be a nice, quiet place when you come down to visit, nestled into the beautiful countryside of Pecan Grove.
Me
photogoot at 2007-07-14 03:39 (UTC) (Link)
I want you to take me on that desk!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-07-14 05:09 (UTC) (Link)
I know you do, buddy.
Codekitten
codekitten at 2007-07-14 23:58 (UTC) (Link)
congrats on the house!

you don't have to be there to sell the house, right? my grandmother wants to move up to MD but feels like she has to stay in FL to close the sale. you can just toss your keys to a realtor, right?
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-07-15 03:15 (UTC) (Link)
Well...that's what I did - but I don't know if we'll be able to close remotely. I'll let you know how things turn out. We're prepared to drive back up there just in case.

And thanks!
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ehowton at 2012-10-16 14:17 (UTC) (Link)

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