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It’s build day!

September 28, 2004 By: bio Category: General

All the parts for the new server are here!

Tonight, after I finish the mandatory overtime that is required of us, I’ll be hauling thus said parts back to Casa de Bio and slapping it together. One of the first things I have to do though, is come up with a name for the server.

Currently, I’m leaning toward “Woody”, because that’s what I get when I think about this powerhouse.

Other names I’ve considered: Bling, StupidMoney, 8.9 (the APR on the credit card I put it on), and MondoMega.

Leave a comment if you have a better idea 🙂

I’ll take pics durring the build and post something about it later.

Brain…. shrinking…. ack!

September 27, 2004 By: bio Category: General

I’m in training for the entirety of this week, so I probably won’t be posting much here on the forum

Yay, me!

Last weekend was fantastic!

Travis, one of my co-workers, invited the family over to his place on Saturday for a day of paintball fever. He has something like 20 extra paintball guns, masks, camouflage, etc. (he’s a paintball fanatic). Of course, my youngest got shot in the groin, so all hope of grandchildren from him is gone, but we had a good time anyway.

Sunday was dedicated to riding our motorcycles. 79 degrees, light breeze, clear blue skies. It was amazing!

Oh… and for those who want to know: The parts for the new server are starting to come in. I got the RAID controller, hard drives, motherboard, and case today. The rest should be here tomorrow. I am more than jacked! I’ll post the complete specs of the new and improved server tomorrow.

I went, I saw, I shoulda waited for the video

September 22, 2004 By: bio Category: General

I took my sons out last night for a movie. Of course, that doesn’t mean just take them to the movie and then go home.

We chose the theater at Northtown Mall because it has arena seating (the chairs are large and comfy, recline slightly, and are placed on a fairly steep incline as to give you an optimal view past the man with the huge head who always sits in front of you).

We got there early to buy the tickets and hit the food court for dinner. Mmmmm… mall food! Nothing quite rounds out the whole mall experience like having some soulless teen who would rather be doing anything else prepare your food. We ate at Edo, a japanese franchise, mainly because you watch them prepare what you’re about to ingest.

I had spicy chicken on rice, the kids stuck to rice bowls.

Then we wandered around for a bit, looking at various things but buying nothing. It was more a way to kill time before the movie started. Around 7pm we finally went into the theater.

Apparently in this city, the largest between Seattle and Chicago, only 10 other people chose to spend their hard earned money to watch the movie, so seating was easy (we got mid center, exactly where I wanted to be). They showed a bunch of crap on the screen while we waited for the film to start, mainly commercials for insurance agents and new shows on the cartoon network (I hate that! I PAID to get in… don’t show me commercials!).

Then the movie started up <insert logo for dramatic effect>

fear the logo, for it is powerful!

Um… I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet, but it wasn’t great. I’m not saying it was bad, it wasn’t, but it didn’t fall into the “worth paying admission for 3 people + popcorn + soda + everything else” category. Imagine every cheesy 40’s and 50’s sci-fi movie combined with Casablanca and you’ve got the general idea.

Then again, my back was being a royal bizzach from sitting in the seat, so that probably had a lot to do with my take on it.


September 21, 2004 By: bio Category: General

ooooooh... sexy monochromatic box!

’nuff said!

Zoom, zoom, zoom!

September 19, 2004 By: bio Category: General

Being that it’s sunday and we had nothing better to do (read: it wasn’t raining for the first time in two weeks), my wife and I took our bikes out for a ride. Of course, when I say “bike”… I mean the kind that shake pavement, terrify old ladies, and give you massive wood when you take the controls (well.. that doesn’t happen to my wife, of course… that would be just plain icky!)

My lovely wife had purchased a couple of nifty little gizmos for me on friday…. a set of Küryakyn grips and a cruise control setup. I spent part of saturday putting them on and was dying to try them out.

We rode out to Airway Heights (aka: wind capitol of the Inland Northwest) and saw the motorcycle safety course going on. Since we’re both graduates and I happen to host their website (who’s website don’t I host?), we decided to pull over and make those in training nervous by watching them <insert devious laughter here>.

After we got bored of watching them do figure 8’s (well.. we get bored easily), we took off again and cruised around the lovely two mule, olive pit of a town that is Spokane (it may not be at the edge of the world… but you can see it from here!). We ended up at NAPA (an auto parts store for those who don’t know) because I needed to buy some chrome polish for my wife. She has the annoying habit of touching her pipes with her boot when she goes to put the kickstand down… melting a little bit of her rubber heel onto the hot pipe.

I found a bottle of some extremely spiffy stuff (took the black scuff marks right off) and went back into the parking lot for a quick smoky treat before we headed out again.

Why is it that when you ride that people feel they MUST talk to you?

We were approached twice in the parking lot… one guy claimed to have an El Diablo (and I’m the king of France). I asked him how much he paid for it and his numbers were right for 2 years ago ($75,000). But… since the guy drives a mobile car wash truck, I seriously doubt his story… even more so because he called it a “Diablo” and not an “El Diablo” (after paying that much cash for a bike, you would probably pronounce the name right).

Shortly after Mr. “Diablo” left, some other guy came up and tried talking to us. I decided it was time to go at that point. I’d had my daily dose of the unwashed masses and the only thing I wanted to do was go home before the rain came back (the clouds were pretty nasty looking and coming in fast). We got home just as the skies opened up again.

Of course, I checked the forecast when we got home… next week, while brisk, is gonna be lovely riding weather! I have a lot of catching up to do (I wasn’t able to ride for most of the year), so this is music to my ears!