Archive for February, 2013


Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

I come in the door,

I want to tell you I’m home

But you’re gone, forever gone


I come in the door,

I cry on the floor

Because you are gone, forever gone


For 17 years, you’ve always been there

Now you’re gone, forever gone


I called you my friend,

But failed you in the end

And you’re gone, forever gone.


Dell Quality Control Fail

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

We got almost everyone a new laptop at work, part of the move to cubes, so we’ll have more room in our tiny new spaces.

I’m trying to set mine up, but having issues with passwords not being recognized.  It finally occurs to me, I’ve seen this problem before, open up notepad, and sure enough,  one of the keys I needed for my current password, was only working about 50% of the time.

A sad fall from grace for Dell; I remember when they were rock solid machines with top notch support.  Both of the machines I bought back then still work.

Scheduling the end

Monday, February 25th, 2013

I have made an appointment with my vet.  The latest round of pills just doesn’t seem to be doing much for him, and he seems very miserable.

sad day.

Mirror, Mirror (Movie Review)

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Watched on Netflix last night, and was pleasantly surprised.  A very nice upside-down version of the traditional Snow White tale, with Snow taking on a far more active role.   I thought the bollywood-esque musical dance, during the end-credits, was really cute.  Certainly very visually impressive, at least when network bandwidth was enough to get the full HD experience.  Armie Hammer makes a good cute-but-clueless prince.  Julia Roberts was a very good evil queen, and it was very nice to see Nathan Lane on screen again.  Worth watching.

Difficult Day Ahead

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

The cat is still unwell.  Today, we see a specialist, to see if he is still strong enough to survive having a feeding tube implanted surgically.  Of course they still haven’t given me any clear indication that they even know why he got sick in the first place, or if he will ever get better from that, so I’m not clear if the feeding tube is that great of an idea or not, especially for a cat as old as he is (17+ years).

Now I’m starting to feel sick too.  Is it stress, zoonotic cross-contamination from my cat, or completely coincidental illness? blargh.

Famously Rant-y

Friday, February 15th, 2013

I love that 99% of the times I get quoted on the internet, it is relation to some grar-campaign.  At least this guy didn’t selectively quote, to make it seem like I meant something I didn’t.

Remo and History

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

I wonder how many kids, after seeing Remo Williams on cable, misinterpret what they see, and think the Statue of Liberty was built in the mid-80’s.  The cynic in me suspects more than a few.

I remember the one tourist-y trip I made to NYC, it was before the renovation, and we couldn’t go up at all.

Suzanne Vega @ Beneroya Hall

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Suzanne Vega’s voice hasn’t changed a bit over the past ~30 years, a very impressive and good thing.

The guy who sat next to me at the concert hadn’t taken a bath in an equally long time.  While also impressive, it was not a good thing.  My eyes were literally watering, and I couldn’t stand the stench enough to stay for the second half, which is kind of a bummer, since she was going to be doing Luka, Tom’s Diner, and Queen & Solider.

Oh well.

Ip conflict

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

IP address conflicts can be annoying to figure out they are even occurring.  If all I had to go on was the way connections drop at random, and sometimes fail to initiate all together, I’d assume network hardware issues, but sometimes when I try to telnet to my redhat machine, it responds, “Welcome to Microsoft Telnet Server”, so I feel fairly certain there is a windows box out there somewhere responding to my target’s ip address.  Fairly certain.  I suppose one of my cow-orkers could have deliberately mucked about with the telnet banner, but it seems less likely.  Given that I’ve had to deal with the fallout from someone naming, and registering in DNS, a box named “localhost”, Occam’s razor tells me who not to trust =p.