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|Saturday, May 31st, 2008|
I'm seriously wondering when we'll see Greasemonkey for Firefox 3. I'm sorely missing tabbed chat with my KoL.
|Sunday, May 25th, 2008|
Ye gads, work was SO boring today. However, things improved when a coworker observed that one of the new Mountain Dew flavors was exactly the same color as glass cleaner. Inspired by this, I went and thoroughly washed an empty glass cleaner spray bottle, then refilled it with said beverage. Then drank out of it when people were looking >:D It made for hilarity.
Then went on a
domesticated goose chase. Now we've got two adult geese, and four that're about two months old. I'll see about getting pics up at some point.
On a slow day last week, I developed a mystery roll of film I've had for a couple years. I'm rather glad I can run the photo machines myself, as it was a roll taken entirely of me by my ex. Including me mooning the camera. And a couple of underwear-only ones. Yeah, I'd prefer my coworkers not seeing those :P Considering auctioning them off to the peoples of /normal chat on KoL. Sort of considering, at least. Not seriously. Current Mood: silly
|Wednesday, May 21st, 2008|
Yeah, so the Mini's connected and running on its own internal modem. Currently busy downloading Firefox 3 RC1 and KoL Mafia. Gots more things to be getting, but that can always wait a bit. So, it seems a bit odd that I'm in bed, surrounded by three computers all of a sudden.
As slow as it is with OSX, as blurry as the CRT is getting as the years pass, I think I'll retire the 2nd-gen iMac to function as a jukebox and archive file repository. That'll leave my with a functioning XP machine, and this Mini, which will probably be my primary machine. Current Mood: accomplished
|Tuesday, May 20th, 2008|
Y'know, everywhere else in the house, it's a rare event to get a modem speed as high as 28.8k. Here I'm getting between 40-50k. I blame my parents' poor wiring job. Speaking of which, next time it's been dark and rainy long enough to be cool up there, I need to crawl in the attic and redo a fair bit of wiring on one circuit. Half of it's not working, and there's WAY too many wires going into the two junction boxes to be able to put covers on them. This sort of crowding is likely the reason there's a bad connection somewhere.
Er, ahem. Went off on a tangent. Anyways, about to set up my Mini and see if it'll connect in here. From everywhere else in the houuse, the pops and static on the line confuse the holy hell out of the modem and it can't even get through the handshake. Here's to hoping it works... Current Mood: tired
|Monday, May 19th, 2008|
Well, finally got around to running a line to my room. I'm there now :D Unfortunately, can't use my Mini since the pops and static on the phone lines confuse the holy hell out of its modem. I bought an external USB modem, but apparently it was built to hate Apple hardware. Universal serial bus hardware my ass. Anyways, planning on ordering one, probably from Apple. I realize the monitor element in this 2nd-gen iMac gets fuzzier as the years go by, and it's a bit tough to read things. Planning on setting up that PC a bit later this evening.
|Sunday, May 18th, 2008|
Well, second day, and my face is still cold. I seem to be getting more sparkling gazes, though. That may, however, have to do with me largely having my hair down since my face isn't so insulated as to leave me burning up without a hair tie :P
|Thursday, May 8th, 2008|
...I've gotten a tirade about me not doing things (that I did) and things I should have been doing via a list (one would think that being told verbally that other things were a priority). I realize my mom is seriously stressing, but, yeah. I deserve an apology at least. I asked for one before she passed out. And I'm doing jack shit until I get it.
I may live here, and give at the very least as must respect as I get, but there're still limits. I'm willing to take the legal risks of getting my own damn self to and from work while living in a tent. At least it'd be better than being driven around by my mom in my car when she's rarely capable of safely/efficiently operating a vehicle. And her trying to getting something other than a truck or SUV up that road, well, I expect when I get my license back I'll need to replace the oil pan and various other bits of undercarriage on that car. It's like she forgot how to drive something that's not ten feet tall with a 48" ground clearance. It's as if she AIMS for the holes in the road. And nearly clips mailboxes and guardrails on a regular basis. And as for the private road here, seems to aim for having the delicate undercarriage directly over the highest points, resulting in horrific-feeling scraping and slamming.
So, yeah, I'd like to get my driving privileges back if nothing else than for having someone behind the wheel who knows WTF they're doing.
I could rant more, but it'd take quite some time... Current Mood: pissed off
|Saturday, April 19th, 2008|
So, what does one do while working retail and getting so many indecent proposals from the opposite gender?
(I'm starting to wonder when I'll be getting said proposals from the same gender, considering how often it's happened a few times in the past...)
...Yeah, aside from said proposals and hilarity from Captain Drug Dealer (as he is now dubbed), things were pretty boring. Current Mood: silly
|Thursday, April 17th, 2008|
|Note to all:
Please to be not be embedding video content in a post that isn't behind a lj-cut with a prominent warning. Some peoples are limited to internets with a 28.8kbps connection speed (on a good day, in nice weather) due to the poor quality of local wiring. such people may spend several minutes waiting for the Flash video player to download so their friends page will even show text, and unless they close the tab with their friends page, spend 2-3 hours per five minutes of video having their bandwidth completely monopolized by said video.
I've long since had YouTube's entire domain wiped by AdBlock Plus, but other sites allow embedded video as well, and I really can't keep up with blocking every single one of them.
|Monday, April 14th, 2008|
So, thinking of priorities when I get paid.
New soldering tools. My TV now has no sound. I also need to fix my Dreamcast. The PS2 could also use a rebuild about now.
External phone modem. I'm getting a monitor brought here this evening, so I can use my Mini. Unfortunately, the pops and static on these hella-crappy phone lines confuse the holy hell out of its internal modem.
Clothing. I've not bought clothing in I dunno how many years now. Seriously in need of fresh stuff, and tired of repairing my clothes constantly.
Perhaps a celebratory bottle of bubbly and some nice chocolates.
|Tuesday, April 8th, 2008|
Well, I'm employed as of tomorrow :D
JOY Current Mood: jubilant
|Monday, April 7th, 2008|
Well, background check is as expected. I'll be in tomorrow at 10:00 to fill out final paperwork and such. YAY!
Now I'm 30 and soon-to-be employed, perhaps I'll finally be able to get that vasectomy... Could be something to put off, though, as it's possible that when I can get benefits it'd be covered. Current Mood: Too much outdoor work today...
|Thursday, April 3rd, 2008|
Well, tha manager at the Rite-Aid seems pretty keen. I'm now saying >99% chance. They should get my background check back Monday, then they'll be wanting me to pee in a cup. The manager was even pretty straight up that he's got no problems with stretching the dress code as long as HIS boss doesn't say anything. So, yeah. Seems like it'd be a nice crew to work for, in any case.
It'll be really nice to have moneys again. I've had precisely zero gaming budget for something like four years now. Also, this gives good prospects for having fundage to go to KolCon V
in September. Seriously looking forward to it, and I swear I'm dragging starfireming
along even if kidnapping is required. Current Mood: cheerful
|Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008|
Well, going for interview tomorrow at Rite-Aid at 6PM. I'd say prospects are 99%. Current Mood: hopeful
|Tuesday, March 18th, 2008|
Took the kids to get disbudded this morning. Their tongues are still hanging out from being drugged. It's cuuuute.
|Monday, March 17th, 2008|
Good sign when you're looking for employment that is scarce: You're asked to come in for a drug test. Current Mood: awake
|Friday, March 14th, 2008|
|Sunday, March 9th, 2008|
|Thursday, March 6th, 2008|
|Thursday, February 28th, 2008|
Well, I'm at starfireming
's place now. Off to DC tomorrow. Hoping for a much fun weekend. Current Mood: good