jsbowden: (Eclipse)
( Dec. 16th, 2010 07:25 am)
Terror Alert Level

It's the best show of just how silly the DHS terror alert color chart is I've seen.


While I have a Dreamwidth account (username same as here), I really only use it to back up this journal (the ability to import my entire LJ, comments and all? Awesome) and to allow me to comment on folks who live over there. I have no intention of moving as of right now. While I have accounts on both FB and Twitter, I don't have them linked to here (I used to crosspost my LJ entries, but it seemed sorta redundant). I have considered, just for fun, having LJ echo Twitter, FB echo LJ, and Twitter echo FB (maybe even throw Google Buzz into that loop) and watch the chaos, but then, I use these accounts and sabotaging myself seems rather silly.

Rule of Thumb No. 1 still holds: Pay attention.

It's not that hard to not screw up.


While I have a Dreamwidth account (username same as here), I really only use it to back up this journal (the ability to import my entire LJ, comments and all? Awesome) and to allow me to comment on folks who live over there. I have no intention of moving as of right now. While I have accounts on both FB and Twitter, I don't have them linked to here (I used to crosspost my LJ entries, but it seemed sorta redundant). I have considered, just for fun, having LJ echo Twitter, FB echo LJ, and Twitter echo FB (maybe even throw Google Buzz into that loop) and watch the chaos, but then, I use these accounts and sabotaging myself seems rather silly.

Rule of Thumb No. 1 still holds: Pay attention.

It's not that hard to not screw up.


While I have a Dreamwidth account (username same as here), I really only use it to back up this journal (the ability to import my entire LJ, comments and all? Awesome) and to allow me to comment on folks who live over there. I have no intention of moving as of right now. While I have accounts on both FB and Twitter, I don't have them linked to here (I used to crosspost my LJ entries, but it seemed sorta redundant). I have considered, just for fun, having LJ echo Twitter, FB echo LJ, and Twitter echo FB (maybe even throw Google Buzz into that loop) and watch the chaos, but then, I use these accounts and sabotaging myself seems rather silly.

Rule of Thumb No. 1 still holds: Pay attention.

It's not that hard to not screw up.
Moving a Dell monitor from its default base to a dock integrated monitor stand is a thirty second operation, if you're moving slowly. It involves pushing a button to unlock it, removing the monitor from the base, putting it on the dock stand and making sure the button popped (indicating it locked in place properly).

Moving an HP monitor from the stand it shipped with to an integrated dock/monitor stand? It seems I'll need tools to remove the monitor, attach it to the arm on the dock stand and then attach the arm to the base. This involves using multiple sized allen wrenches and hex screws/nuts.

Why? Why does HP insist on making its hardware difficult, non standard, and just generally annoying to deal with? Compaq lives on in HP's gutters, it seems.
Moving a Dell monitor from its default base to a dock integrated monitor stand is a thirty second operation, if you're moving slowly. It involves pushing a button to unlock it, removing the monitor from the base, putting it on the dock stand and making sure the button popped (indicating it locked in place properly).

Moving an HP monitor from the stand it shipped with to an integrated dock/monitor stand? It seems I'll need tools to remove the monitor, attach it to the arm on the dock stand and then attach the arm to the base. This involves using multiple sized allen wrenches and hex screws/nuts.

Why? Why does HP insist on making its hardware difficult, non standard, and just generally annoying to deal with? Compaq lives on in HP's gutters, it seems.
Moving a Dell monitor from its default base to a dock integrated monitor stand is a thirty second operation, if you're moving slowly. It involves pushing a button to unlock it, removing the monitor from the base, putting it on the dock stand and making sure the button popped (indicating it locked in place properly).

Moving an HP monitor from the stand it shipped with to an integrated dock/monitor stand? It seems I'll need tools to remove the monitor, attach it to the arm on the dock stand and then attach the arm to the base. This involves using multiple sized allen wrenches and hex screws/nuts.

Why? Why does HP insist on making its hardware difficult, non standard, and just generally annoying to deal with? Compaq lives on in HP's gutters, it seems.
jsbowden: (Wheelie)
( Jun. 10th, 2010 08:30 am)
The Rules of the Game Are:
Bold the women by whom you own books
Italicize those by whom you’ve read something of (short stories count).
*Star those you don’t recognize
Unmarked are those whose work you have not read

I've got nothing else to do right now, so why not... )

And there you have it. There are some names I sort of recognize from browsing the shelves at B&N and Borders, but not so much I could have pulled them from memory, so I didn't count them.
Tags:
jsbowden: (Wheelie)
( Jun. 10th, 2010 08:30 am)
The Rules of the Game Are:
Bold the women by whom you own books
Italicize those by whom you’ve read something of (short stories count).
*Star those you don’t recognize
Unmarked are those whose work you have not read

I've got nothing else to do right now, so why not... )

And there you have it. There are some names I sort of recognize from browsing the shelves at B&N and Borders, but not so much I could have pulled them from memory, so I didn't count them.
Tags:
jsbowden: (Wheelie)
( Jun. 10th, 2010 08:30 am)
The Rules of the Game Are:
Bold the women by whom you own books
Italicize those by whom you’ve read something of (short stories count).
*Star those you don’t recognize
Unmarked are those whose work you have not read

I've got nothing else to do right now, so why not... )

And there you have it. There are some names I sort of recognize from browsing the shelves at B&N and Borders, but not so much I could have pulled them from memory, so I didn't count them.
Tags:
jsbowden: (BMW Convertible)
( Apr. 21st, 2010 11:59 am)
You know, for all that I sometimes have days that suck, it occurs to me that I really do LIKE what I do. Yeah, systems administration definitely has days where you just want to nuke the world and cleanse the stupidity, but for the most part I get to do cool stuff. I get paid to play with computers and networks. Over the course of my career I've worked in academia, industry, telecom, and govt. I've worked with everything from a the lowly dumb term to systems that had dedicated buildings. I've built standalone systems, corporate networks, and everything in between. And you know what? It's mostly been a hell of a lot of fun.

I'll be in L.A. for a few days in the middle of May for work, and likely most of June will be spent Somewhere Else. It's going to suck in a lot of ways (14 - 20 hour days, 6 days a week), but the stuff I'll be playing with is cool. If I don't spend the Seventh Day dead, I'll even be in a nice place and I'll put up pics when I get back.
jsbowden: (BMW Convertible)
( Apr. 21st, 2010 11:59 am)
You know, for all that I sometimes have days that suck, it occurs to me that I really do LIKE what I do. Yeah, systems administration definitely has days where you just want to nuke the world and cleanse the stupidity, but for the most part I get to do cool stuff. I get paid to play with computers and networks. Over the course of my career I've worked in academia, industry, telecom, and govt. I've worked with everything from a the lowly dumb term to systems that had dedicated buildings. I've built standalone systems, corporate networks, and everything in between. And you know what? It's mostly been a hell of a lot of fun.

I'll be in L.A. for a few days in the middle of May for work, and likely most of June will be spent Somewhere Else. It's going to suck in a lot of ways (14 - 20 hour days, 6 days a week), but the stuff I'll be playing with is cool. If I don't spend the Seventh Day dead, I'll even be in a nice place and I'll put up pics when I get back.
jsbowden: (BMW Convertible)
( Apr. 21st, 2010 11:59 am)
You know, for all that I sometimes have days that suck, it occurs to me that I really do LIKE what I do. Yeah, systems administration definitely has days where you just want to nuke the world and cleanse the stupidity, but for the most part I get to do cool stuff. I get paid to play with computers and networks. Over the course of my career I've worked in academia, industry, telecom, and govt. I've worked with everything from a the lowly dumb term to systems that had dedicated buildings. I've built standalone systems, corporate networks, and everything in between. And you know what? It's mostly been a hell of a lot of fun.

I'll be in L.A. for a few days in the middle of May for work, and likely most of June will be spent Somewhere Else. It's going to suck in a lot of ways (14 - 20 hour days, 6 days a week), but the stuff I'll be playing with is cool. If I don't spend the Seventh Day dead, I'll even be in a nice place and I'll put up pics when I get back.
jsbowden: (Eclipse)
( Apr. 8th, 2010 08:51 am)
What the hell is wrong with you? I don't need an exhaustive list, I just need to know WHY installing Sametime causes my machine to use THREE HUNDRED MEGABYTES of additional memory. That's before I even start it. It's a fucking IM client. Please explain to me why I shouldn't firebomb whatever part of your organization is responsible for this travesty with extreme prejudice. Soon. This Enya track won't last for much longer, and them I'm going to start getting really pissed.
jsbowden: (Eclipse)
( Apr. 8th, 2010 08:51 am)
What the hell is wrong with you? I don't need an exhaustive list, I just need to know WHY installing Sametime causes my machine to use THREE HUNDRED MEGABYTES of additional memory. That's before I even start it. It's a fucking IM client. Please explain to me why I shouldn't firebomb whatever part of your organization is responsible for this travesty with extreme prejudice. Soon. This Enya track won't last for much longer, and them I'm going to start getting really pissed.
jsbowden: (Eclipse)
( Apr. 8th, 2010 08:51 am)
What the hell is wrong with you? I don't need an exhaustive list, I just need to know WHY installing Sametime causes my machine to use THREE HUNDRED MEGABYTES of additional memory. That's before I even start it. It's a fucking IM client. Please explain to me why I shouldn't firebomb whatever part of your organization is responsible for this travesty with extreme prejudice. Soon. This Enya track won't last for much longer, and them I'm going to start getting really pissed.
jsbowden: (BMW Convertible)
( Apr. 3rd, 2010 08:53 pm)
So, you probably already know this, but just in case, I've been off in Disney World for the last week, and have only been sort of checking LJ on my phone for the last week. If the world ended while I was away, please leave a message informing of it here.
jsbowden: (BMW Convertible)
( Apr. 3rd, 2010 08:53 pm)
So, you probably already know this, but just in case, I've been off in Disney World for the last week, and have only been sort of checking LJ on my phone for the last week. If the world ended while I was away, please leave a message informing of it here.
jsbowden: (BMW Convertible)
( Apr. 3rd, 2010 08:53 pm)
So, you probably already know this, but just in case, I've been off in Disney World for the last week, and have only been sort of checking LJ on my phone for the last week. If the world ended while I was away, please leave a message informing of it here.
jsbowden: (BMW Convertible)
( Mar. 26th, 2010 10:25 am)
I'm so glad I'm getting on a plane to Florida in about 43 hours. I drove home with the top down yesterday and it was awesome. In fact, I've driven home with the top down every day so far this week save for one. Today? It's supposed to be snowing by this afternoon. No accumulation, mind you, but none the less, the white stuff will be falling from the sky. No top down today.

A coworker and I were talking about software switches vs. hard switches. Another coworker walking by asks what a hard switch is. Said questioner knew the difference, but was being a smart ass, so I returned in kind. My response? Switching from coffee to tea.
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