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Random Thoughts

  • I wish I knew how to draw. I used to draw a bit but was never any good.
  • I should start taking more pictures soon. perhaps saturday
  • I realized on my way to work today that Lynrd Skynrd is a silly band (took me long enough).
  • Why do people still doubt evolution?
  • "Girl From Ipanema" is such a smooth song.
  • When does spring start?


  • interesting setup

    (warning: geek speak ahead...)
    There's a weird system here that enables me to update this picture webcam every 30 seconds and involves three computers and lots of noise. A Logitech Quickcam Express connects to an old iMac imac called aquaboogie. The picture then gets sent via NFS to this huge server a few feet away big crap whose fans lull me to sleep at night. The picture is stored on a RAID array of one drive (therefore, it's neither redundant nor an array). Finally, the webserver in my closet (too far away to get a picture), which also has an NFS link to the huge not-redundant RAID, grabs the photo and serves it up. It's a convoluted configuration, but it justifies having an otherwise useless 3rd computer running at all times.
    Now, when I want to add that little picture of the cat, it's a whole different story involving laser digitization of a tiny cat that I keep frozen under my bed, but I won't get into that this time.

    There, I've gotten that computer mumbo jumbo out of my system....back to the usual rambling.


    This Just In

    Extra! Extra!

    "you dont understand kids our age"

    That just about makes my day.

    (By the way, I'll be 20 in 4 days -- so over the hill that I've lost touch with youth, apparently.)

    Update:
    BrokenSoapBox (9:28:23 PM): you're telling me to be a stronger person, but unfortunately, you too are also spineless, yet act like your some sort of demi-god, like you're better than everyone...i can not take your advice seriously because i dont believe that i cant take "courage tips" from someone who lacks it
    BrokenSoapBox (9:28:44 PM): and that's all i have to say. goodnight
    “BrokenSoapBox” signed off at 9:28:48 PM.
    That's classic. To paraphrase the above quote -- "You're spineless, but I'm too chicken to stick around and explain how." Thanks for the tip, babe. But I really do hope you grow a spine, even if you never talk to me again. Good luck.



    Too Freaky to ignore

    This story is just silly:

    They may be the ones facing danger on the battlefield, but US soldiers in Iraq are being asked to pray for President George W Bush.

    Thousands of marines have been given a pamphlet called "A Christian's Duty," a mini prayer book which includes a tear-out section to be mailed to the White House pledging the soldier who sends it in has been praying for Bush.

    "I have committed to pray for you, your family, your staff and our troops during this time of uncertainty and tumult. May God's peace be your guide," says the pledge, according to a journalist embedded with coalition forces.

    The pamphlet, produced by a group called In Touch Ministries, offers a daily prayer to be made for the US president, a born-again Christian who likes to invoke his God in speeches.

    Sunday's is "Pray that the President and his advisers will seek God and his wisdom daily and not rely on their own understanding".

    Monday's reads "Pray that the President and his advisers will be strong and courageous to do what is right regardless of critics".

    Next week they'll be serving the special Koolaid to the troops....