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Tony's Not Dead - But His Sever Is

Posted on 2006.07.13 at 10:40
Current Location: 63134
Current Music: Midori

Might I suggest that I be added to your colo's authorized call list? When I was hosting dentin's server we almost always had a backup plan. That is, a call to the wife for either a reboot, or verification that SDSL was down. Outside of the 80+ people playing the mud (which would by far be the 'first' to know) and possibly Jack, I seem to always be the most immediately affected by outtages.

Your being out for gallbladder surgery notwithstanding - might I suggest the above to you? Does it cost extra to have the server on a serial concentrator, and did you ever get the serial port time-out fixed?

Thank you for your time,


There are those that believe I should now wear a goatee instead of a full beard, due to the strange look of having the beard protrude past the natural (or unnatural, as the case may be) shape of my head. What do you think?

And here, a retouched photo of what I'd look like with the goatee:


galinda822 at 2006-07-13 20:33 (UTC) (Link)
Not bad! It'll take some getting used to though.
Goatee vs. Beard.....I vote for whichever you prefer!
It won't make a bit of difference to me!
ehowton at 2006-07-13 20:41 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. That doesn't help me make my decision.
leonardii at 2006-07-13 20:36 (UTC) (Link)


The short haircut looks good! Yeah, a goatee is in order now.

Awesome idea for the before/after photo.

WHAT was the inspiration to get a haircut? For as long as I've known you... I didn't see this coming. :)
ehowton at 2006-07-13 20:43 (UTC) (Link)

Re: appearance

1 - for goatee. Thank you sir.

Well, for one thing, it's humid here. Damn humid. I feel free now - the humidity doesn't seem as bad with a shorn nugget. Whenever I have to cut my long hair, I always seem to go back to the mil-spec flattop. It just works.
(Anonymous) at 2006-07-13 21:14 (UTC) (Link)
i personally dont like beards, but goatees are ok, i sort of like those. like the haircut
ehowton at 2006-07-13 21:42 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! 3 - for/0 - against.
(Anonymous) at 2006-07-13 22:34 (UTC) (Link)
JW vote. Goatee time I think.
ehowton at 2006-07-13 23:22 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for your support. 4 - for/0 - against.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2006-07-13 23:23 (UTC) (Link)
I vote for the goatee. It will make it easier to make fun of you.

Like it could be any easier.
ehowton at 2006-07-13 23:29 (UTC) (Link)
Thank...you?. 5 - for/0 - against...I think.
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bigdog_etc at 2006-07-14 00:54 (UTC) (Link)
See! I told you a goatee was a good idea. I vote goatee. P.S. You have too much free time at work if you have time to retouch a photo.
ehowton at 2006-07-14 01:11 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks Cluck. I got a call to start an SRT on my way home AND I'M STILL ON IT!

So...I decided to take your advice and Photoshop my face.

Thanks for the vote. 6 - for/0 - against.
galinda822 at 2006-07-14 01:20 (UTC) (Link)
We all know who gets the final say now don't we?!
ehowton at 2006-07-14 01:22 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, and she's voted, "No." We'll see.
(Anonymous) at 2006-07-14 01:24 (UTC) (Link)

New Do.....

Wow! What a difference a hair cut makes! It looks great! I think the beard looked okay with the longer hair (although you reminded me a bit of "Al Borland" from HOME IMPROVEMENT! :-).
Anyway...the haircut looks good, a bit "breezy" if I may say so. I would go with the goatee. It looks clean cut (although I know that's probably NOT what YOU were going for!) Very professional looking -

Go GOATEE, all the way!!!!!


ehowton at 2006-07-14 01:39 (UTC) (Link)

Re: New Do.....

Thank you unknown poster who's posted here before and I still haven't been able to make heads or tails of the nslookup of your IP ;)

7 - for/0 - against.
Re: New Do..... - (Anonymous) Expand
ehowton at 2006-07-14 03:02 (UTC) (Link)
My wife thinks I look like an 'egghead' with the goatee.
Complete and Utter Nonsense
jesskd26 at 2006-07-14 03:43 (UTC) (Link)
Make it another vote for the goatee. It just looks better with the short hair cut.
ehowton at 2006-07-14 03:49 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. 8 - for/0 - against.
photogoot at 2006-07-14 03:58 (UTC) (Link)

You Sexy Bastard!

My first reaction to the images was immediate and strong, goatee without question. The beard, if left as is, would have to be trimmed quite close as to match the new do on top. If you had the Brawny Paper Towel guy kind of beard it might work. However you, as I, have a somewhat low density of facial follicles and a close trimmed beard can look a bit weak. The Goatee is the way to go; the rendering confirms it for me.

So the boy was looking at your picture over my shoulder, he pointed and said “Daddy!” No boy that is Eric, Daddies friend who he spoke with on the phone tonight. “Oh, he looks like you daddy.” Yes I said, “that is unfortunate for one of us.” I then asked the man child which picture he liked best, "that one" he said without hesitation pointing to the lower image.

Love to the family, I look forward to seeing you next week!

P.S. Now that you've made over the drapes, there had better not be a post with rendering polling us all on a makeover for the carpet!
ehowton at 2006-07-14 05:52 (UTC) (Link)

Re: You Sexy Bastard!

Thank you for your input. That puts the tally at 9/0 for goatee. That Photoshop's good stuff, perhaps I should modify more than my face...

Tell my son that it was dark that evening...and we'd all been drinking. Tell him Daddy will be there soon. “that is unfortunate for one of us.” You're killing me, Smalls!

D.C. You & me. I'll bring my beret.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-07-14 08:15 (UTC) (Link)
I'm likin' a goatee as thick as the beard is now, but the "beard" or cheeks cut very cloesly.

But since my vote doesn't count anyway, and your wife already said she doesn't want a damned goatee, I hope it gives you nothing but trouble.

P.S. You should have never cut your hair in the first place. Now you look like Charles Manson.
ehowton at 2006-07-14 14:40 (UTC) (Link)
photogoot said:

However you, as I, have a somewhat low density of facial follicles and a close trimmed beard can look a bit weak.

prog_guy69 at 2006-07-15 13:12 (UTC) (Link)
I seem to agree with the gang, I like the goatee better, especially with the new 'do. I've tried the goatee thing before and it doesn't work for me. And I can't grow a full beard to save my life. I tend to go with the shave ... stubble for a week ... then shave again way of doing things.

Based on the above photos ... go with the goatee.

ehowton at 2006-07-15 21:57 (UTC) (Link)
10-for! Thanks dude. Also...galinda822, my wife and I pulled out all my CD's and arranged them. Guess what I found? Those two Blonde songs I was missing!
angel_174ever at 2006-07-17 20:13 (UTC) (Link)


I definately think the goatee looks better with the short hair. Looks nice!!!
ehowton at 2006-07-17 20:45 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Goatee!

Why thank you!
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