Wednesday, 18 February 2004, 12:41:01 EST Perm Link
Have you heard about the recent leak of the Microsoft Windows 2000 source code? No, I did not download it - nor would I. I don't want to have anything to do with it. I did, however, wonder what the comments would be like. Well, I received my answer. They are pretty funny.
Tuesday, 17 February 2004, 1:35:37 EST Perm Link
Yesterday was a horrible day. I had trouble getting to sleep Sunday night so Monday morning it was a real pain to drag my lazy self out of bed and get ready for work. Nothing unusual about that, it was just the beginning though.
When I made it to campus it was unusually busy and as a result I had to park way out in the middle of no where and hike to the library, where my "office" (I don't want to describe it right now, just know that I don't have an office) is, in the cold - I loathe winter. Once I got in I found out that we had to attend a speech being given by a prospective CIO for CCSU at 3:00PM. My lunch is scheduled for 3:00PM so I got to take an early lunch. No problem right? I wish. Since I absolutely had to be in the auditorium by 3:00PM I got to rush over to a fast food place, pick up some food, rush back to campus, and then shovel the food into my mouth as fast as possible. I sat down in the auditorium probably a minute and a half before they started the speech.
Yay, half the suck day is over.
If you have been reading recently you will know that I am trying to get my cell phone number ported from Sprint PCS[uck] over to Virgin Mobile. I called VM Saturday and they told me it should be active Monday by 6:00PM. Guess what? I still have no cell phone service. The whores are now saying that I should have service five days from last Saturday, that would be this Wednesday, and that there really no one else to call because "the people that can do the porting have the information and are working on it." Porting numbers is bullshit.
I also got my electric bill today; it is always fun to get bills on a shitty day. The bill is for $343.67. What...the...fuck? Evidently, they never sent me a bill last month. When I don't receive a bill I assume either a) I don't have a bill or b) I have already paid it. I know I didn't receive it because the assholes that are Georgia Power stop sending you paper bills in the mail when you sign up to pay your bills through their online service. Instead they just send you an email every month letting you know your statement is online; that is the theory any way. So, since they didn't send me an email last month I have a bill that covers $96.00 for February, $97.67 for January, and a "deposit" of $150.00 that doesn't have to be paid unless I don't pay the two month's bills by the twenty-sixth.
I suppose the two saving graces for today was some helpful information I received about credit history and how to manage it (ask and I will post) and the fact that I am now certified to work on all Dell machines from laptops to servers. [sarcasm]Yay[/sarcasm]!
I am going to bed before something else can go wrong.
Sunday, 15 February 2004, 20:17:46 EST Perm Link
Yesterday I picked up a copy of DJ Dara's Breakbeat Science - Exercise.01. This album is really good if you like stuff such as Teebee or Loxy & Ink. No, they are not featured on the album but the album is full of dark mind crunching acid synth and soul beating bass. Towards the end it gets melodic and leaves you on a very groovy beat. I highly recommend this album to anyone who like to trip the broken beats.
Today I went out to help my grandfather with some more chores around the house, as well as set up FireFox on his machine since Konqueror is a pain. He needed to cut yet more firewood except this time a chainsaw was involved. Today was the first time I have ever had the chance to use a chainsaw and all I can say is I want to cut more stuff. That thing is awesome.
Saturday, 14 February 2004, 23:07:44 EST Perm Link
The one thing, in my opinion, that Windows has over Linux is software installation. On Windows you have two or three standard installers that you basically just click "Next" several times and your new software is installed. While this can be a bad thing, a standard user should not be able to modify system files, it is also the key thing that makes Windows easier for 99% of the computer users out there. Well, the tide is starting to shift. A day or two ago I read a statement that said something to the effect of "Linux will get a standard installer with-in the year." I was a bit leary of that statement but I also know how possible it is.
Lo and behold Bitrock. Bitrock is a GTK2 based installer that aims to create a standard, easy to use, installer for software on Linux machines AND Windows machines. The Windows support is not there yet but this product looks very promising. True, there is alredy the Loki Installer but it is not as intuitive as, say, an InstallShield installer.
Saturday, 14 February 2004, 20:38:29 EST Perm Link
Well, I added two new sections today: "links" and "about me". If you don't see the buttons at the top you should probably think about adjusting the cache settings on your web browser. The "about me" section is really just one long ramble with a picture of me on it. The "links" section is a short list of friends sites and a description of them.
I also added in the option to save your info on the comments page. Now you won't have to type it in every single time you want to say something. All you will have to do is type in your comment and hit submit.
Ice cream. I must have ice cream. Publix here I come.