Got though the major moving hump on Sunday and taking a break for a couple of days before I snag the remaining boxes of books. Advantage of living by the beach: hearing the ocean at night. Disadvantage of living by the beach: everything is damp and does not get dry.
Nicholas Corwin relates a story that I in no way had anything to do with. Really.
Just dropped a pile of stuff on eBay over the weekend. Several Apple “Think Different” posters and a big pile of Hellblazer and Swamp Thing comics.
Google picks me up in the oddest places…
- In the ReadMe file for the Ricochet spam reporting agent. Funny thing here is that it’s a way old friends.net address from when Xplain still had the domain. Now friends.net is an dating service.
- A Japanese site with an email address that’s over ten years old.
- A forwarded article about a faked treasure find.
- My 72nd place finish in the 1998 Lee Atwater Invitational Dead Pool.
Looks like DNS is working now…
Perfect time to pick up the No-Fi server farm and move it from the truculant DSL line at the house to a nice comfy industrial building with a T1. I’d rather just stay at home, but the fscking DSL line is down and if I’m going to be sick, I’m going to be sick somewhere where there’s bandwidth.
I was tipped off to JohnCompanies awhile back by OxDECAFBAD and pulled the trigger on one of their Linux servers. Been steadily working on it and feeling that deep internal satisfaction you get from learning a new system (even if it just a plain ole Red Hat box).
The object is to merge together all the random servers and domains I’ve got scattered around out there and bring them all together – plus free up the poor battered home DSL line that’s been serving up the no-fi.com and chrisbarrus.com domains.
Still doing this with one hand on the O’Reilly books…
Went to my usual spotting place on Lone Pine Canyon Rd. where the San Andreas Fault passes through Cajon Pass. Counted 80 meteors in the 40 or so minutes onsite (2:30 am – 3:10 am PST) and “hints” of a lot more that the light from the full moon washed out. Pretty good shower, but not particularly memorable.
My name (well at least a homonym) is now used in a story in The Onion
Woman Mad Boyfriend Not Jealous She Danced With Other Guy
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – Deborah Raskin, 20, became angry Saturday when boyfriend Kris Barros failed to become jealous over her dancing with another guy. “She was being all quiet and staring at the wall, and she wouldn’t tell me what it was all about,” Barros said shortly after leaving the party. “Finally, I realized, shit, I was supposed to get all mad and make some big scene because she danced with that one dude before.” Barros promised Raskin that he would make more of an effort to be jealous in the future.
A couple of Terrastock t-shirts. An old t-shirt from The Church’s Gold Afternoon Fix 1990 tour. A pile of PowerBook G3 (original 3400 style) parts, and a PowerBook 1400cs with a broken screen. Bid early. Bid often.