2 Jun 2001 Phoon   » (Journeyer)


archmagi anonymous

Whoopee. I'm addicted to Archmage again.

I don't know how it started... someone posted a link.. I remembered playing the first time, and how good it felt... and before I knew what was going on, I had created a character and had already started beating the snot out of someone.

Then Armageddon hit.

I'll see y'all in 48 hours.

hacking and/or cracking
I saw an ad for "Swordfish" today. Finally a movie got the terminology right.

"The best crackers in the world can do this in sixty minutes"... halleleujah.

Now, getting back to hacking... what hacking? Absolutely nothing's going on.

job hunts
Possible places I could work:
  • Gateway Country. Fairly convenient location... haven't been inside, though.
  • Computer Renaissance. Same, and same.
  • One of the myriad computer stores my dad is convinced exist in this area. Trust me. I've looked. There are very few computer stores around here, and those are mom-and-pop stores, or a guy running a business from his garage.
  • Some random grocery/hardware store. Tolerable, but not my first choice.

I hope I'm forgetting about some. I'd really like a job working with computers.

I miss my PS/2 clickety-clack keyboard. It's hooked up to my firewall right now, so it's not really gone, just not accessible.

I wonder if PS/2 keyboards are hotswappable.

small metal discs
I actually sat down and counted out all the change I've been collecting. It came out to about $47, with $17 of that in pennies.

There was a study a number of years ago that claimed the average family has $20 in pennies. It's surprising, though, how small $20 is, and how heavy. Copper is more dense than one tends to realize.

I'm also disappointed in the "golden dollar" the US Gummint has been pushing recently. First, IMNSHO, it should have a president, or a Founding Father, on the face. Second, it's too small and hard to distinguish from a quarter. Third, the golden plating wears off fast.

school and related activities
Supposedly, the Polk County LUG is talking with Polk Community College, trying to arrange a Linux course. I hope it goes through. I hope I can test out of it, since I probably have more Linux experience than any professor they could arrange to teach it, unless they can bring in a LUG member to teach. I've already insulted one of the "computer science" professors by showing him how little he knows. (Read my first few posts to hear me rant.)

Spanish is going fairly well. Aprendí mucho en esa clase. Me gusta español.

I'm still working on the webpage for the International Circle. I have one question, though... in a "club roster" page, what's a reasonable size for a portrait? I have them set at 144x192, but that seems kinda large. However, 72x96 looked too small.

I've nearly forgotten that I have piano class. Once a week is already too long, and skipping a week makes it even stranger. (No, I didn't cut class. The professor had a prior engagement, so she couldn't be there.)

fud, fud, and more fud
"Open source is not available to commercial companies. The way the license is written, if you use any open-source software, you have to make the rest of your software open source." -- Steve Ballmer

I think we've reached a milestone here. Microsoft has failed to stop us with mere "twisting" of the truth, and must now resort to outright lies. We have them running scared.

edited when I realized I had used a feminine demonstrative adjective with a masculine noun.

edited again when I realized I had the movie quote wrong.

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