Thursday, October 31, 2002
Tuesday, October 29, 2002
Monday, October 28, 2002
Well-endowed both in mind and in body, you don't hesitate to use both to your advantage! Your confidence and sense of humour make you a pleasure to be around. You're crafty, clever and cute - a formula that would bring any man to his knees! But while your wit and charisma are definite assets, others may not be able to keep up with your resourceful intelligence. Take care not to overwhelm people with your treasures.
Which Love Hina Girl Are You?
Saturday, October 26, 2002
I think tonight might consist of beers and pool in the Ho they call Boken. I'm sort of numb and mindless today; didn't manage to look at any of the stuff I wanted to catch up on for work, futzed with my cd burner for a while, read a few cool articles and ate some yummy tortellini once I was able to open my mouth. I think a numb mindless night might do me good.
Tomorrow, I plan on actually doing some work, digging out my fabulous Halloween costume from last year for Part Deux of MMW on Halloween (would have been my third go at that show if I didn't have to go to Kansas City two years ago ----Jesus....has it been two years already?) I also plan on thinking of things that I can actually do to enjoy myself while in Connecticut this week. That state sucks an egg. At least its next to New York. gg...should get ready or something.
Thursday, October 24, 2002
Well, I successfully managed the installation of the Kalido 7 Data Warehousing Server today, and I have to say that I am pretty damn impressed with myself, considering the organizational obstacles at my client. My reward was not to go home early though, rather it was to prepare for more tests with the UK folks tomorrow and start drafting a Service Level Agreement for the new system. Jeez...has my life become this boring? :)
Anyway...as you probably know, they caught the sniper during the night. My suspicion of more than one dude was pretty right on too. The story behind this one is going to be pretty interesting though; it's got all of the elements of an interesting modern domestic terrorism case: ex-military, gulf war, an American converted to Islam (although keeping a Christian first name after changing the last to Mohammed), a last minute ditch attempt to have $10 million wired to a stolen credit card account....the list goes on. Hopefully its over. There is the question of the guy who they registered the car with in Camden, New Jersey that is still at large. Isn't it great that my great state always manages to make its way into almost every case out there?
Anyway...jamming to tunes and working on the puter right now. Planning on doing the Jersey thing this weekend if anyone cares to engage. Sbojeck Equipped!
Tuesday, October 22, 2002
I was back in the firestorm this week, and today I was at work by 6:30 to work with the dudes from the UK and Rotterdam over the phone. Luckily, we finished our Production install by noon and I was out of work by 4. Yuck. I came home, napped and treated myself to some newcastles and a cheeseburger while watching the latest DC sniper fare. I think its time for more sleep.
Friday, October 18, 2002
Wednesday, October 16, 2002
Tuesday, October 15, 2002
This week has already been crazy. Monday morning, I was up at 5am to get Jen on the train to DC. I was at my desk in Connecticut by 7:30 and in meetings shortly thereafter. I did manage to get myself into a much more comfortable hotel this week, which is a major plus. This morning was non-stop meetings until lunch, and now things are slowing down enough to allow me to write several long-winded, CYA emails regarding this whole Kalido-Data Warehousing thing. Right now, I am relaxing and reading Why The Future Doesn't Need Us by Bill Joy. I saw his recent interview on cable last night and found his stance on the dangers posed by the rapid evolution of technologies very similar to mine. His essays, as well as, those by Kurzweil raise some excellent, although dark, questions. Every day, it's becoming more and more clear to me that I am a scientist at heart; I think I should be so by trade as well.
In any event, some random sent me a strange email today with a broken link to a story on a website called Lowbrow Lowdown regarding Z's company, Beach n' Billboard. The even weirder thing is that the story is like two years old. Anyway...if you're interested, you can read it here.
Wednesday, October 09, 2002
Jen is having her big concert for work tonight with Don Henley, James Taylor and John Mellencamp. If I were down there, I could be going. Instead, I'm stuck in god-damn, backwoods Connecticut with a bad stomach and a cheezy hotel room. God Bless America.
Sunday, October 06, 2002
Saturday, October 05, 2002
Thursday, October 03, 2002
In other news...I cannot wait to get the heck out of Connecticut and roll home tomorrow. It's looking like tomorrow night is going to be all about Karl Denson at Irving, and Saturday will be dinner and drinks with Malibu (hopefully I don't get roped into painting her new crib). If I can get off of my arse during the afternoon, maybe I'll even get around to looking at a new pair of specs...which I desperately need.
Ok...getting ti-red, and Push Nevada is on. Unfortunatley, this hotel doesn't get PBS, so the new Frontline will have to wait until I get home. Gotta run.