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Saturday, July 13th 2002 1:30pm

Well, I took a screenshot of a typical speed test on my new DSL connection through ATG. Give it a look here! I think I can live with that... :p Now, if only their usenet news service didn't suck so bad. I think I may have to break down and get hooked up with Giganews and maybe close my Netflix account to offset the costs.

I need to spend some time getting email set up because I'm not completely sure that I want to use ATG. Since they don't mind me running servers/services, it should be cleaner to run a server here least it will get rid of running fetchmail from a cron job (which I consider a pretty bad thing). My cox email has yet to go down though, so that's pretty good....

We've got a good majority of our boxes unpacked, but the place is still a complete mess. I'm sure it will be a few weeks before everthing is in "order". I still haven't hooked up my flash card reader, but when I do you can expect some pics of the new place.

I don't even want to think about starting working again on Wednesday...

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Thursday, July 11th 2002 9:01pm

Ok peoples, the server is back online in its new home in OREGON! Expect some periodic outages tonight and possibly the next few days while I get all the kinks worked out. Only the server is up right now, the rest of the LAN should be up tonite. I've got the DNS mappings reset (via dyndns) to my static IP, and the associated webhops (which are a little pointless now that I'm static again, but oh well). Message me later on Trillian when my winshit box is running...

So far, I think I'm pretty satisfied with this killer DSL service. The tech took less than 5 minutes to install me beginning to end (that includes climbing two flights of stairs) and I didn't even have to have a machine set up. NICE. Thanks ATG!

I'll have more later after I've done some more unpacking!

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Wednesday, June 26th 2002 7:43am

Yes, it's been a while since I posted anything. Things have been pretty mad around here lately, although admittedly the last couple of days were a bit more relaxed than others. Planning for the big move has kept us very busy.

Our garage sale last weekend was a major success. We managed to unload a bunch of crap that we didn't want to take with us...and we made a good amount of money doing it! It was a lot of work, but it was kinda fun and ultimately necessary. Now, if we can just sell that Tempo...

I think the ilab will be unavailable for at least 7 days, maybe up to 2 weeks during the move. :( I'm going to do what I can to get it set up quickly, but there is going to be some downtime. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that AT&T cable is worth a damn. Time will tell...

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Saturday, June 15th 2002 3:29pm

I can use all the words I want, but you won't understand just how screwy the sky has looked all day. It's red and brown all over. The west Texas wind blows sand and dust all over, the clouds pick it up and create a very strange atmosphere. On days like these, you tend to get more boogers than other days. You don't want to be outside for's very reminiscent of a post-apocalyptic Mad Max meets Hardware. If only my gas mask fit and didn't have a speaker in the mouthpiece I'd be ok.

I can't wait to leave this dirtbox called Lubbock.

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Thursday, June 13th 2002 11:34pm

I personally challenge anybody to find a more gory and horrifying boxing movie than Tokyo Fist. I got it from Netflix today and watched it right away. It's a really good film, although the DVD production was a bit lacking (like too many typos in the subtitles, and boring DVD extras)...I would definitely call this one a recommended watch, especially if you liked Iron Man

I'm selling a few things on eBay that I need to get rid of before the big move. You can view my items here. Ok sure, nothing too exciting, but still, it's better than throwing it away. Another man's trash...

I also threw up a quickie page for my regular-expression file renamer in Perl. Check out eren under the computers section. It's fairly complicated to use, but I find it real handy for renaming mp3s.

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Sunday, June 9th 2002 12:01pm

Well, I have spent a good portion of this morning trying to troubleshoot the damn freezing problems I've been having with my new video card. I'm now convinced it's a driver problem...either with the ATI driver or the damn Ali Magik chipset AGP driver, or a conflict between the two.

I can enable transparency in Trillian now without it crashing, but only in certain video modes. Anything less than 1024x768 16-bit color works just fine...anything higher than that crashes. I think it's mainly dependent on color depth, because even 800x600 in 32 bit color will cause the freeze. To o bad for me, though, because I like running in 1152x864 with 32 bit color. Crap.

I guess I just have to wait for the bastards to put out a driver that actually works with my motherboard. I'm really starting to dislike ATI...if these problems don't get fixed soon I may never buy another one of their cards. Maybe I need to make some phone calls. :(

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Thursday, June 6th 2002 9:54pm

Ok, so I haven't updated the log every damn day like I promised. Piss off, it's free, and I've been busy working on moving and feeding my addiction to GTA3...

So I'm sitting here wondering just how in the hell I'm just now getting turned on to Buddyhead. These guys are great. I seem to get stuck in the rut of reading the same [limited] set of sites every day...but it seems I've found something new that's worth a shit. Please read Buddyhead. It's fun funny fun! I'm sure it's going on the links page.