Monday, April 14th, 2003: Eat Matt Day #9


Meanwhile, back on earth... To current comic Sometimes, It's Just Easier

regolith
Done!
2003-04-13 23:13:04
by: regolith
Well, I got to the end of Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker. It was nice... Hope for the children and all that. Since Matt seems to be back in town, I guess He'll be filling you in on his harrowing adventures in Phoenixland, AZ soon.

--regolith

regolith
Jobbitty-job-job
2003-04-15 09:26:07
by: regolith
...I guess not.

During a really long meeting yesterday, I learned that the company signed the lease to move nearby that apartment I liked, so I'm pretty happy. Should probably start the process to getting my own lease for the apartment I like before it's taken :\

--regolith

apon
Very Busy
2003-04-15 12:04:10
by: apon

...Don't be so impatient.

A little over a week out of town, and a month and a half of crunch time before that has left me with a bunch of stuff to take care of. I'll try to get a trip summary up to go with Friday's comic (which should be doable, since I have Friday off).

-apon

regolith
Oh, you'll be doing friday's comic?
2003-04-15 14:36:08
by: regolith
Excellent, excellent...

--regolith

apon
A script...
2003-04-15 16:35:42
by: apon

Just like I promised.

-apon

apon
Stupid Anti-Plagiarism Bots
2003-04-16 17:07:54
by: apon

When I said I needed to update the robots.txt file, what I really meant was that Justin needed to update the robots.txt file. Sorry if that wasn't clear.

Maybe if I had a freaking ftp login on the new server I could do things for myself. -_-

-apon

regolith
Well...
2003-04-16 17:43:00
by: regolith
If I could remember my ftp password, MAYBE I WOULD!
j/k, I'll add it to my todo list along with the email address cloaking technology thing I wanna do. (though more spam has gone to my old daking@cc address than regolith@drf...)

I also want to switch template engines to Smarty, because it's a wiggly-good gravy statue of templatey good good. That's why.

--regolith

regolith
Well?
2003-04-16 22:41:14
by: regolith
Okay, I blocked the icky grub client and the beautiful but stupid turnitinbot... Or at least, I added them to the robots.txt file...

--regolith

apon
insight
2003-04-17 01:48:05
by: apon

So it's nearly two in the morning, but my stupid brain is convinced it's really more like 11pm. I'm tired anyway, but I just can't fall asleep. It's not like it's even too quiet or anything -- there's a fan running in the bedroom that provides a comforting drone. If I'm out here, there's 6 computers on (5 at 100% cpu), and a bigger fan going (I've been too lazy to try to get the 7th, Toji, back up and running stably). I mean, it wouldn't be quiet quiet anyway, as Aselin's voice really hasn't left my head since Friday; mostly I just mean that my ears aren't ringing and driving me to the point of distraction.

Insomnia is a pain in the ass less because you can't sleep, but more because you can't accomplish a damn thing while you're awake. I've tried reading (everything from Gibson to manga, to some fiction on the web), and the only thing that could hold my attention was catching up on Thomas' journal. I tried messing around with myHTPC some more, but after getting Media Player Classic 6.4.3.0 from Justin and configuring it to my liking (stupid 6.4.4.2 ignores the /fullscreen parameter) I pretty much hit a point of diminishing returns that made doing anything else a waste of time. I've tried writing, but you're reading the most productive results of that. Maybe this seems less awful to an external observer, but to me it just seems like incoherent stream of consciousness. I'm too neurotic about my writing to send something of this level to A [in case there's any confusion, not the same person as Aselin, who is a singer -ed], despite the fact that I really ought to send her something soon. Insane work hours, being out of town, and general absent-mindedness have caused me to be silent for much too long. Given that I didn't even have the presence of mind to drop a quick note saying that I was busy and would write when I could, I'm not even sure she's going to bother talking to me any more. At the very least I wish I could come up with something decent for Friday's script tonight, but that also seems unlikely.

I nearly ended up buying an HDTV tonight (the Samsung TXM-3096WHF), but Best Buy didn't have any new ones to sell, and they said they couldn't sell me the floor model until a certain amount of time had passed (or something like that). It's probably for the best, as I really can get by with the 27" standard def set I have for the foreseeable future without really bothering myself. I was mostly just happy to find out that our contract had been renewed for another year, and wanted to do something to reward myself for the crazy amount of work I put in over the last month and a half (as if Hikari, the HTPC I recently built, didn't already qualify as that). Anyway, after being around Patrick's lovely TV again, I'm pretty much convinced that what I really want is a DLP-based HDTV (I really like the 43" version of this Samsung 50" DLP). It looks almost as nice as plasma, with the added benefit of no burn-in worries. Unfortunately, while the price is a good bit less than plasma, it's still way up there. This is really the sort of thing I should only be considering after I own a house, not before.

Anyway, I think if this goes on for too much longer people will start wondering if Tycho has stopped by as a guest ranter. We should have a lovely new comic scripted by yours truly ready to go on Friday, and I'll work on whipping up one of my traditional Phoenix trip reports. I also have plans to get back to work on that 'other' project we've been mentioning now and again; I have decent hopes that we can put together something interesting.

Oh yeah, just thought I'd plug Emi's art commission eBay auction. I'd bid on it myself, but I can't come up with anything that I'd like to have her draw.

-apon

apon
Stupid Soft Thick Wormlike Larvae of Insects
2003-04-17 14:37:26
by: apon

Look what popped up in today's logs:

  Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; grub-client-1.2.1; Crawl your own stuff with http://grub.org)   1 
*sigh*

-apon

regolith
Arrr
2003-04-17 15:35:33
by: regolith
The scalliwags say it may take a week for them to notice we've changed our robots.txt file, so just endure!

Also, Aslan would like anything you wrote for him, I'm sure. He's kind of like a benevolent God in that respect... :p [He's misunderstanding the thing the other ed said not to misunderstand -ed]

--regolith

apon
I thought my incoherence was more clear
2003-04-18 00:24:42
by: apon

The mysterious ed has attempted to clarify things, so feel free to ignore the misunderstanding that is the second sentence of Justin's last rant.

-apon

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