Dec 12 2007

Blog title change

It occurred to me that the title of my blog was a bit redundant. I mean, this is a blog, right? That’s obvious, so to have it also named “BuzzKill Blog” was silly. So I’ve slightly altered the title for better reading.

This entry waves you by, saying, “move along, there’s nothing to see here!”


Oct 4 2007

The Simpsons Suck in Spanish

“What? You mean you’re not going to post another video today? Are you crazy? I live for that shit!”

Sleep is just something my body knows it should do, but doesn’t really want to go about, well, yanno … actually doing … enough. I’m finding myself completely awake much later than, say, 2 weeks ago. Last night I got around 4.5 hours of sleep. What’s especially odd to me is that I’m not even tired — which is and isn’t a lie, sorta. I mean I feel like I’m not getting enough sleep, but I don’t feel tired. Does that make any sense? The night before I got about 5.5 hours of sleep.

It isn’t because I’m doing anything that would keep me up that late. I’ll stop playing Lord of the Rings Online as early as 11:00 pm and still not be able to get to sleep 2 hours later. Drinking a couple of beers will make me a little drowsy, but when I get into bed, I can’t fall asleep. There’s nothing like wanting to go to sleep, feeling like you’re going to go to sleep, but not actually falling asleep. Huh? What? Exactly.

We’ll see what happens this weekend. I don’t have anything planned (except to get rid of my cat) and Rece will be at his mother’s for the weekend, so it may be possible to get caught up on some missing rest. So my theory goes, at least.

Yep, I’m getting rid of my cat. I won’t say how, but the cat will be gone. Okay, I will say that it involves a shelter, but that’s it. My apartment smells of cat pee and I’m not happy about it at all. Didn’t she read my earlier post about restroom behavior? Stupid cat.

Work has been very busy lately, thanks to an anti-virus software roll-out project for one of our clients. They have over 120 computers that need their anti-virus software upgraded. All but about 30 of them are at remote locations, on stand-alone workstations, with staff that barely know how to right-click, let alone attempt to install software on their own — well, except for Smiley Central … they always seem to manage getting THAT piece of crap installed. Oh, lordy, lordy!

The entire process is very repetitive. We convinced the company headquarters that this was the perfect opportunity to make sure all of their computers were up to date and operating properly. So on top of the anti-virus software upgrade we’re doing updates, patches, and general system maintenance/tune-up things. The entire process is very repetitive. One of the only complaints I have is that it gets boring rather quickly to do the same process over and over again. It’s like the bottle in your shower says, “Lather. Rinse. Repeat.” except that bottles don’t talk. But some computers do (“Shall we play a game?”). The entire process is very repetitive.

So, yeah, sleep. My apartment is a complete mess right now. To see just how messy it’s become, click the webcam link to the right. Don’t forget that the username is Webcam1 and there is no password.

The web host I use to host my website, this blog, and Quinn’s blog just increased my online storage from around 175 GB to 478 GB for free. I’m trying to figure out what to do with all that space, since at this point Quinn and I have only managed to use around 0.1% of it. Online backup? Maybe. I’ll have to figure out how I can secure what I put up there before that becomes a feasible option.

Right now I’m at the office working on a client’s computer that’s hundreds of miles away. Their office is out in the boondocks, so the only Internet service they can get that’s better than dial-up is satellite. It’s pretty neat, but the latency is a bitch! I’ll click on something and it’ll take a second or two before I see that it did it (or didn’t). What typically takes around 2-3 hours to complete is looking like it’ll take 3-5 hours. The entire process is very repetitive. Hey, it’s all billed by the hour, so who am I to complain? I know my boss won’t!

The good news is that I’ll have plenty of work to do for the next couple of months. The bad news is that it’ll be a lot of the same stuff over and over again. I’m definitely going to have to get the other techs working on this project so I can change things up a bit.

Can one really be poor when they’re rich? Fuck if I know. I’m glad you asked, though.

This entry thinks that the entire process is very repetitive.


Sep 7 2007

Fixed it!

Well I figured out how to fix the problem with being unable to embed flash videos on my blog posts: I just needed to encapsulate the code for the Flickr badge doo-hickey to the right within its own DIV tags. I’m glad it was something simple, because I really like that doo-hickey (besides I spent about an hour and a half hacking the code before I figured out how to make it look the way I wanted).

I was going to post the video I linked to in my last post, but it’s been taken down for violating copyrights. Oh well.

In other news … uh … I have nothing to say, really. Life is good!

This entry likes to play patty-cake with poodles.


Jul 26 2007

Windows Live Writer test

This is a post made using Windows Live Writer. I learned about it from:

Scribes – The Best Free Blog Editor: Windows Live Writer

So here it is.

I can also use it to insert a bird’s eye view of my apartment. How cool!

Exciting, eh?

This entry hopes it works correctly.


Jul 22 2007

Return of the Videos

Take a look up top, at the tabbed links … yep, that’s a new link to all the videos I’ve put up on YouTube over time. I figure that I’ll start taking advantage of some of the benefits this website software provides. I plan to eventually add real content to the About link as well some day.

This entry likes to play the fool sometimes.


Jun 21 2007

False start!

I did something wrong while trying to set up both mine and Quinn’s blogs on our new website. The result was the loss of the entire database … so I’ve lost 3 days worth of posts. Oh well. I’ve reconfigured the way the blogs are run and we shouldn’t have any problems going forward.

This entry thinks tinkering with web stuff is fun!