I took today off from work. What the heck, I had my 40 hours by yesterday so
why not. Today I read the book Broken Spears for school, washed the
stinky dog, fixed a bug (and submitted a fix) for the bloxsom blogger,
and had lunch with Gelnaw. The book was a pretty easy read, and a little
interesting, beats the textbook I had for latin american history last
year... The coding was a fun diversion.
The dog was really filthy; Thor sat in the window of the sliding
glass door watching and laughing at poor Dali, that bastard.
Josh just called. I'm going to go out to dinner with him and Lee, and then
we'll go riding tonight since it's a full moon. Sandy's off to some play
with Margaret for her humanities class.
ob - Here's a Tennessee joke:
Q. Why is Orange the color of choice for Vol fans?
A. So they can go to a football game on Saturday, go hunting on Sunday,
and go to work picking up trash by the side of the road on Monday.
Q. What has 100,000 fans and 40,000 teeth?
A. Neeland Stadium.
Posted at: 23:13 on 20/09/2002
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It's Thursday night..
I've been meaning to setup a blog for sometime now, but have always come
up with some lame excuse or another to put it off. Jack has inspired me to go ahead, get off my ass, and setup blosxom.
It's been a long week; stupid linux NFS problems on terra kept me at work
until close to 11pm on Tuesday. I need to get more disks and ram for
the E450 and move our NFS services away from linux... (* sigh *) I
really wonder how people can think Linux makes a "mission critical" server
operating system when things like NFS are just broken.
I really need to get in the habit of leaving work in a timely fashion..
Oh well, at least I really love the place.
Today Francisco took David, Wes, and I out to the radio observatory. We
tried to bring up the WAN
link between Rosemary Hill and the radio observatory. Unfortunately
while I was at the top of the 300' tall tower in Chiefland, one of the power
transformers blew up on me. We did get the link between the fire tower and
radio up, but the link between RHO and the fire tower is down until someone
installs a new transformer. Matt Grover was kind enough to loan us a
transformer, and I went ahead and ordered two replacements (one and a spare).
I worked with John (Oliver) a little this evening on the plan to shoot
802.11b over to the 30" dome @ RHO from the 18" dome. I think we can
do it for about $500. I fired off the ideas to Matt to see what he thought
about it, but the 802.11b stuff sure has gotten cheaper.
Well, I'm taking tomorrow off from work. I may head up to North Georgia
to go camping, which should be nice since there's a full moon Saturday
night. Of course, it may rain, so maybe I'll stay at home another week.
Posted at: 03:11 on 20/09/2002
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