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Archive for October, 2003

Happy Halloween

October 31, 2003 By: bio Category: General

We are having a costume contest today at work… I came as apathy.

I don’t think they get it (no prize for me this year).

Last year, I came to work dressed as Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz. Wear a dress to work once and they’ll never forget it (or let you forget it either).

In my own personal medical news: I finally got my call about the injection yesterday. The appointment is set up for mid November. They’re doing a “selective nerve block” by injecting my spine with corticosteroids. It’s supposed to make things feel better over the short term, at least until my surgery.

I still think it would be easier to buy a shotgun at Wall*Mart, but the wife isn’t going along with that.

Every week (more or less), I post the keywords that people put into search engines when they find my website. Recently though, I’ve discovered that by posting those keywords, it brings more people to the site (because they’re looking for the same damn things). While this may anger those who are looking for pictures of interracial sex and bestiality, it amuses the shit outa me.

So, without further adieu…. this weeks keywords are:

“black”, “porn”, “white”, “best”, “dog” , “&”, “wwbd”, “and”, “woman”, “on”, “free”, “porn,black”, “big”, “buttock”, “find”

Combine those words in any way you deem fit… it’s teh funneh!

The wheels on the bus go round and round…

October 30, 2003 By: bio Category: General

You may have noticed that access to the server has been kinda catch-as-catch-can today.

I’ve been trying to install the new router that Jester gave me, but there’s a problem: it won’t accept the current password for the DSL connection (because the current password contains extended characters that aren’t allowed on the version of the cbos running on the new router).

So… I’ve been calling my ISP and requesting a password change.

Oh.. they changed it…. but the change only effects my email and not the damn router.

So I keep calling them, they keep telling me it’s been changed, I make the change and reboot the old router (to test it), it doesn’t work, I set it back, then call them again.

Repeat until dead.

Hopefully they’ll figure out what they’re doing wrong prior to 6pm tonight (when they close), or I’ll have to wait till I have another sick day to work on it again (can’t test it from work, because if it doesn’t work, the router will be down till I get home).


The medication’s wearing off…

October 30, 2003 By: bio Category: General

I woke up this morning and it felt like I had a pile of cinder blocks stacked on my chest.

Stupid back spasms.

So… I’m at home today, waiting for my medication to kick in. It reminds me of a song by the Eels from the Electro-Shock Blues album.

“The medication’s wearing off
Gonna hurt not a little, a lot
Keep on tickin’ you’re not lickin’ me”

We’re still waiting for my appointment to get cortisone injected into my spinal column. My wife has gone a little militant over it, calling the doctor’s office every day and leaving a voicemail. It’s been over 3 weeks and we still don’t know when the appointment is.


In other news, I’ve had to tell several of the people I host that I can’t do it any more. A lot of bandwidth was going through my router and I’m renegotiating my contract with the ISP. Hopefully the reduction in bandwidth will keep my costs the same.

That’s it for now. Time for more coffee and a morphine.

Moveable Type makes my butt angry!!!

October 28, 2003 By: bio Category: General

Actually… I love Movable Type, it’s just not doing what I want it to at the moment.

A few weeks back, I did a total upgrade to the server. Doing things like that have a tendancy of breaking other things. Thus, the great fun of tracking down problems and correcting them begins.

Unfortunately… the website gives me a problem I can’t seem to track down.

Normally, when someone posts a comment, I get an email (I don’t read my website every day… I know what it says already). When I get this email, I come back and post some sarcasticly wity replay (or attempt to). Since the upgrade, it no longer tells me… and I’ve not checked it for a bit (so I’m behind… my bad!).

I’ve spent the last hour or so trying to figure this one out. I’m sure it’s some stupid config file, but which one?

The flip side to this is, I host a few domains on this server (current number: 40) and several use Movable Type themselves.

I’m hoping to get it fixed before the bitch-fest begins!

Edit @ 10:34 AM
I found the problem and corrected it. Everyone who I host that uses MT should be good to go (if they have that option selected).

And the beat goes on…

October 27, 2003 By: bio Category: General

It’s monday again.


The upgrade that we ran on the server a few weeks ago seemed to have broken the “auto notify” function that let me know when someone posted a comment, so I’ve been trying to play catch-up on a few.

One of the comments said my website was “racial”.

I can only reply to that with a question: Have you actually read anything here, or did you look at the domain name and make a decision based on that?

If you read the website, you’d know that I’m extremely intollerent of racism in any context. I was an officer of the Student Awareness Leage durring my college years and find the idea of racism incredibly stupid. Why the hell would you treat someone differently because of race, religion, or creed?

I hate everyone equally.

Now I’m grumpy.