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This is a picture of bacon wrapped around some shrimp and cream cheese. Nick ate all four of them as I remember. Well, its the day after Valentine's Day. I'm sitting here in front of Tyler, drinking coffee at midnight, and I gotta say: its good to be the king. LQ keeps chuggin' along, we're all gearing up for a west coast romp to LinuxWorld where I'll get to hang about with Jeremy again for the first time in ages. More later I guess, maybe sooner than 4 months this time... who knows.
November 13th, 2002
figured I should throw in an update before we hit the new year. As always I've been up to doing strange things with old hardware. The music archive is coming along, Joshy's webmail project keeps me entertained, I've got the Ultra 5 switched to OpenBSD, the Clock is running well, geeklife keeps beeping along. Work keeps being work. With my peon status I haven't got the Admin/root rights to anything and its hard not to unleash evil kung-fu when something breaks.
I made a realization the other day while staring at my gloriously ugly webpage: I don't like HTML. I never have, I've never been good with it, and I don't really have the urge to get any better. Every time I've felt like sticking something online, I never get around to it because I realize it will involve HTML, mucking about with CSS, images and borders and blah blah blah blah crap.
Then I realized that there was one page I got a kick out of updating, machines.html, and now I know why: its simple, braindead simple. So, I'm starting from the bottom. No more poorly organized attempts at pretty shit.
June 9, 2002
Okay, I got out of the house a lot this weekend. This four day work week is strange for me. I haven't gotten much site maintenance done lately. Pretty soon its time for a little re-structuring, toss some of the redundant sections, set up an archiving section because this page is getting a little long. The home connection is solid, the sites are up, the ghetto-colo is working well, and I finally finished the Blacksburg series.
May 28, 2002
I got out of the house that weekend. It was about a month ago so I have no recollection of what I did, but I definately got out of the house.$moved, my Birthday passed by, my hours at work went wonko kazoo, and Saneesh, Nick, Ferrous and I want up to see Leisure in Richmond. Now tha$home again, I hope to have more up soon. Oh, and oddly enough I actually got around to the mailform... about three weeks ago.
April 24, 2002
I realized shortly after I had caught up on my sleep, that I had re-built the entire page using the windows background color. This shit just wasn't going to fly. That, and I finally figured out transparent Gifs. I've been a bit bored as of late. The critical downshot to running Clockwatching on Slackware and an old Pentium Pro is that everything tends not to break. Yeah, I gotta get out of the house this weekend.
April 21, 2002
I feel just a little braindead after the past 8 hours of fiddling with the Gimp, breaking my site twice over, and compiling apache on a Sparc.
I was quite surprised to find that KDE came with a nice little HTML editor, Kwrite. With that, Pico, the online Gimp manual, 2 pots of coffee, Dominos, a pile of old movies, and Joshy's music archive, I think I've made a start at getting a better site together.
This weekend has been full of a lot of geek shit: getting libcss to work [poorly], so I could watch DVDs under Linux, hacking away at getting the 2.5.7 and 2.5.8 kernels to compile [Error 1], playing D&D with the geeks, and finally everything I've been up to today. I think I'm going to go work on a mail form next. Next weekend I need to get out of the house.
A long night of The Gimp, coffee and HTML has see a rebuild of the Clockwatcher's pages... and the reminder that I need to get more pictures of them up as we now number something around 30. I also rebuilt my index, sacked a few of the other pages that didn't fit, and finally put up the old Auburn shots that had been public for a while. I actually got the journal thingy running a while ago on Greymatter, but never had the inclination to add an entry,m so I'll just see if I can get something going by hand-hacking the index page every once in a while.
I fought with Wireless Drivers on Tenacious for the past few days and totally neglected to get that Listserver running for Grant like I said I would. Similar to last week, Nick came by and we had another flurry of pages thrown together in the midst of pizza and coffee. This time I fixed the Old Auburn pictures section, and added a ton of material. I'll make the link from the picture index page live after I get some content in the table above each shot. Next I think I'm going to try and get the clockwatcher's section up to date with all of the current accounts... yeah, and learn how to build that journal thingy.
Nick and I went on a bit of an HTML frenzy this evening. I finally put together the Boston collection, including the unfortunate thing that happened to Hartman.
We also did a little work on Porch Sitting, and fiddled about with Photoshop. Oh yeah, and Nick, Matt and I devoured a couple pizzas. I also fixed a number of issues with
the Picture Index [7-02, gone, now here], and added a few banners and
Next up should be a few more fixes to the pictures on the Clockwatcher's section, a serious addition to the Auburn archive as soon as we figure out why the scanner makes everything blue, and maybe I'll get that journal started again.
I figured it was about time the site got a makeover. Well, okay, really just a few extra arms and legs. Consider this a start as my workhorse machine, Jack, is a little to broken right now for me to start fiddling with pictures. I'll get more done in the days ahead I hope.
2001 is in the can, and hopefully someone will put a potted plant over it. The year started out hard, as anyone that has tracked down my defunct web journal well knows, but took an upturn as I relaxed, drank the coffee, fiddled with the Clock, and basically learned how to loaf.
Shortly I should have up a few more photo series; including the Boston trip with Hartman, Nick, and Mr. Cream and Sugar, some goofing about at the Library, a few more Clockshots as we now have 26 users, and the events surrounding how I accidently ended up with Hartman's soul.
Also I hope to add a few dozen links as my daily slack habits have changed quite a lot. Also, I have to get around to sticking up more banners in the off chance that someone off the Clock may actually use one some day.
There has also been some murmuring about the dial that I may actually start the journal back up again, hosted locally, with a different section for geek things and normal things, although this may be just more good intentions.