Archive for August, 2005

Why do people hate us?

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

Apparently, there is a large portion of folks that seem to hate us. take these guys, for instance. now, i have no problem with someone hating us, but i would hope there was a legit reason to hate us. instead, i see things like “i wish google had bought them out” or, my current favorite, “Yahoo kills everyone” which annoy me to high hell. actually, i think i kinda like the thought stream that goes: “i don’t want to be tied to a community, so i hope google comes out with something better so i can sign up for that using my gmail account” . . . huh?

just a little heads up, there is evil everywhere. And us? we’re not all the bad boy bullies that you think we are. things are changing folks, and maybe we should all take a step back and look at what’s really happening.

because i could not pound the pavement

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

it kindly pounded me
the road held only ourselves
and weather of ninety degree

things that you know now . . .

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

Drove about five hundred miles this weekend. sunnyvale -> sacramento -> san francisco -> sacramento -> sunnyvale -> oakland -> san francisco. tired.

in between all the driving, i had a chance to meet up with one jesse holland who i haven’t seen in six years or so since she was a sophomore in high school. i think this is the first time i’ve seen her without braces.

also had a chance to catch up with toby and chris. always good to spend time with the players. we started at the raven and ended up at blue cue where we got drunk and made asses of ourselves. well, i guess i made an ass of myself as i tried to hit on a girl on our way out and ended up falling down some stairs. that was sweet.

extra, extra

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

Tony‘s looking for a news engineer. If you’re interested, feel free to send me your resume.


Friday, August 19th, 2005

so, being home in sac on what’s supposed to be a normal day is, well, cool. this is probably the first time in eight years that i’ve been home without a mile long appointment list. the first time that things have been normal.

so, this morning, i’m driving to the courthouse with the windows down and the sunroof open, listening to shawn and jeff heading down j st. there are a couple of noteworthy things here. first, shawn and jeff are quality. that morning show makes me want to listen to FM again i’m wondering if they’re on satellite. second, j st. is a major step up from 101 south. third, there’s something about the sacramento air that’s just energizing. i mean i only got four hours of sleep last night, but the air here just wakes me up.

anyway, enough with the sentimental bullshit. perhaps it’s the push-ups.

Y!360 hates WordPress

Thursday, August 18th, 2005

I’ve been trying to get Y!360 to pull my rss feed here, but it doesn’t seem to like it. oddly, has no problems. chances are i should report this. chances are, i won’t.

Update: just the first URL box in the feeds section hates wordpress. the last one seems to like it.

FreeBSD Hates me

Wednesday, August 17th, 2005

FreeBSD hates me. for some reason, it keeps rebooting whenever i do anything intense that requires swapping. i’ve been dealing with this for a while now until yesterday when my box rebooted itself and then rebooted itself again and again and again. at that point it was 11:30 at night or so and i just let it run. i mean, who knows, at that point i was willing to let the damn thing fsck itself out of it.

unfortunately, no such luck. it ended up rebooting 34 times before all the dumped cores took up all the space on the filesystem and then we really halted. one of those cores was 14GB. holy cow.

sorry, i don’t mean to rant incoherently, but it’s 2:30 am and i’ve just made up for all the lost time due to this damn box.

oh, and for you ccit haters, believe me, you got it good. sheesh.

Hello, World!

Tuesday, August 16th, 2005

shazaam! finally figured out this wordpress stuff . . . well . . . maybe. i’m sure there are more things to touch and eventually, i’ll get to importing the three years worth of crap that i did by hand, but it’s a start.

Tuesday, August 16th, 2005

you should stop looking here.

instead, try here

Friday, August 12th, 2005

so, vegas was a success! well, not monetarily, but whatever. there’s a good summary at debra’s. from my point of view, there was plenty of gambling and an acceptable amount of drinking. nothing like the old days when we’d almost get kicked out of a joint . . . actually, i’d say the drinking was pretty tame. also, aside from the pleasant surprise at little buddha, the food was ok. bouchon was a huge dissappointment for me. the service was horrible and the steak i ordered medium rare came well done. not that i’m a stickler for these things at normal restaurants, but when you have the thomas keller name attached to a restaurant, you expect something special. and, unfortuantley, our attempt to eat at the nine was all in vain.

food aside, it was great seeing dave and lydia again. it’s been far too long compared to what i’m use to. we’ll see what i can do about a late october visit to nyc.