Thu Apr 11 2002 01:20:00 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)
I haven't written anything in a while, so I guess it's time. There's not a whole lot going on right now...blah. To summarize the things that people keep asking me, though: Yes, I'm still looking for a job in Portland or Seattle. No, I don't really have any leads yet. Yes, it's getting annoying and depressing. I am, however, enjoying my subscription to Netflix that Stacy got me for my birthday a while back. Finally, I have a chance to scope some of thost great flicks I've missed (like this one), or the excellent gems from the past (like this one, or this awesome one). On a still-yet-even-more-depressing note, I'm going to throw this banner in here (um, this could be the first ever banner on the ilab, wheeee) because I think the situation is completely fucked and I hate to see internet radio shrivel up and die...so click this already:
Thu Mar 28 2002 19:37:00 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time)
Alright, I've got my power supply swapped out with some $40 piece-of-crap from Comp USA. Not at all ideal, but it will do the trick for the time being (and get me through the LAN party this weekend. I promise myself that eventaully I'll force myself to break down and buy on of these and perhaps several other of their products. I swear, the high pitched white really annoys after a while... Oh yeah, and I guess that means that my pics and other shared assortments are now available. Werd.
Wed Mar 27 2002 23:30:00 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time)
Well that's just wonderful... I'm posting this from the console of my server because the power supply fan on my main box stopped working. Who knows how long it's been like that. I noticed a faint "hot" smell when I entered the ilab today after work, but I didn't really think anything of it. To make things worse, one of my hard drives made an evil noise earlier...I'm betting that it's related...and I hope the damage isn't permanent. When I finally realized that the PS fan had gone out, I shut down the machine and opened it up to let it cool off. The power supply, most of the chassis, and both hard drives were so hot that you couldn't tolerate touching them for more than a few seconds. Just fucking great. I'm utterly surprised that the stupid box kept working! So I guess I get to look forward to rushing out tomorrow and buying a new PS at a bloated price from a local vendor while I get this piece of crap RMAd. Wonderful. All this just two days before the first LAN Party in many months... If you're trying to get to the pictures or anything else that I have hosted from my windows box, it won't be available, and now you know why.
Sun Mar 24 2002 09:40:00 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time)
Well, I haven't posted anything in ages, so I figured I'd give a quick little status update... I saw Meg Lee Chin live at Klusoz here in Lubbock last Thursday!! What an absolutely amazing show! Pictures are available in the photos section. The show rocked. She, and the band, were amazing! I've now seen Seibold 3 times live in the last 8 months or so...heh. He's a pretty cool guy in person, don't let that Her DJ was awesome...I was completely impressed with how he turned the tables into a genuine instrument that added so much to the live performance. Other than that, not a whole lot is going on. I still need to find work in Portland or Seattle. Please hire me. Thanks.
Fri Mar 08 2002 00:02:00 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time)
Shout outs and big happy B-day to my man Nappybread. You're really not that old man... :)
Wed Feb 27 2002 19:58:00 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time)
Aw yeah, nothin can bring me down!
I ate a quick lunch today and dropped on over to the used record store to browse around and buy a few things. Mostly fills of stuff that I forgot to buy when it was new, etc...
I made the ultimate score tho! I picked up Sonic Youth's "100%" single and opened it up in the store to check out the quality. Not too bad, but what is this...some scribbling on the inside cover. Wouldn't that be cool if it was signed? Nah, it's just some kids scribbling...look, there's some little doodle and I can't make out any letters in this other mess...
Then I look at it again later after I buy it...Hey wait, that's a 'K', and that's a 'G', and that almost looks like a 'Thu' with an 'M' stuck in later...I convinced myself that it's real.
Anyway, it might not be genuine...but I have a sneaking suspicion that it is. I think I'm going to post links to the SY usenet group and see what the experts have to say about this gem!
Mon Feb 04 2002 20:14:00 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time)
Well, for the time being at least, the ilab web server is back on port 80. I guess that means, at least temporarily, that http://ilab.homeip.net will work. Same goes for my other virtual hosts (like this one, or this one, or even this little one). Props to Cox to not filtering these ports, if it was intentional! When are they going to realize that small personal web sites don't congest their network and simply facilitate easy communication to friends and family...which is what the service is supposed to do in the first place? Let us [continue to] run our measly little sites dammit! :)