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Posted on 2009.04.14 at 14:15
Current Location: 75070
Current Music: Zimmer - Batman Begins
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  • I have a new BFF at work, though he doesn't know it. No drax0r, you haven't been replaced. He would make a poor eating partner, and he doesn't talk much. In fact, he doesn't say much at all. Probably why I like him.

  • I rickrolled myself. I was rooting around my server looking for wallpaper to burn on CD for my new BFF and pulled up my own spoof. At work. Its been many years since I've had such an instantaneous spike in adrenaline.

  • I was hot yesterday, so I went to the barber shop to have my head scalped with a 1-guard. "Sports Clips" where I had to talk to some girl about how she not only knows nothing about computers, she also can't even navigate MySpace. Remind me next time to tell people that I sweep streets for a living. Either that, or let's open an "IT Clips" where we don't have to sit around and be asked about sports.
    My newly shorn head was the buzz of conversation at work today (pathetic, I know) where, in that special way I seem to have with people, that being, completely believable by affably and almost unwittingly giving things away, drax0r came up in conversation (as he used to shave his head and face more severely than myself) and now one of the DBA's *really believes* that he walks around his house in sackcloth, like Uncle Fester.

    I bought a Rastafarian knit cap at a head shop this weekend and wore it to work Monday. Other than the strange looks this white boy got, my hair was so long they kinda looked like dreads spilling out of that cap. I'm not going say that wasn't another reason I got my hair cut.

  • Sometimes I'm so brilliant I amaze myself. But I usually temper that with the fact that if I were as brilliant as I thought I was, why does it take me so long to realize these brilliant solutions? Just like you, I put my pants on one leg at a time. When I wear them. Anyway - its no secret that I despise running XP, and only do so in a virtual machine. Hardware limitations prevent me from running multiple VM's on my laptop efficiently, so I usually just don't run the one with XP. Problem is, while I'm afforded quite a bit of autonomy at work, occasionally I get called on not being 'online' that is to say, accessible via the corporate SameTime instant messenger client (imagine that, an unavailable sysadmin) or timely in my responses to Lotus Notes email (I've said for years Lotus Notes, IE & Photoshop is the only reason I still run Windows). So today, an amazing solution came to me - put my vmware XP instance on the corporate SAN! VNC costs my laptop almost nothing, and I can keep it up and running 24x7. They're happy, I'm happy. Freaking brilliant!


Cat Who Likes OpenBSD
bsdcat at 2009-04-14 19:51 (UTC) (Link)

  1. Rick-rolling is a technical term, and you are misusing it. For instance, rick-rolling rarely (if ever) leads to spikes in adrenaline, job security fears, or sweaty palms. It is also not accurate to say that you goatse'd yourself, although that conveys more of the meaning. In college we used to call it "taking a voyage into the unknown" - e.g.: "bsdcat, look at this and voyage into the unknown!" bsdcat cringes

  2. I could totally go for IT Clips. PC monitors you can see from your chair with a spill-and-hair-resistant keyboard on your lap, WIRED and PC World magazines, stylists who know what a mouse is...

  3. Why not try dreads? They're awesome. :-)

That is all.
ehowton at 2009-04-14 20:58 (UTC) (Link)

  1. Especially that one on the bottom right...with the two fingers.

  2. Or a stylist who didn't talk.

  3. 'Nuff people say, you know they can't believe, Jamaica, we have a bobsled team.

    thesweetestnote at 2009-04-14 20:45 (UTC) (Link)
    Rasta Mon!
    ehowton at 2009-04-14 20:56 (UTC) (Link)
    'Nuff people say, you know they can't believe, Jamaica, we have a bobsled team.
    dawaioser at 2009-04-14 22:46 (UTC) (Link)
    Barbershops = usually zero ridiculous discussion. ';)
    ehowton at 2009-04-14 22:55 (UTC) (Link)
    In Korea going to the barbershop meant something completely different.
    codekitten at 2009-04-25 18:06 (UTC) (Link)
    you should link back to that post in every entry...it just makes my day!!!
    ehowton at 2009-04-25 18:21 (UTC) (Link)
    I was mortified! If that reaction could happen to me - just imagine the fear instilled in others!!
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