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After 2 years of stagnation, I'm yet another person testing out the XMLRPC stuff here.

Went to the park. Saw Stacy Earle, folk singer chick with band.

Went over to Beto's, the best mexican food in Reno, ate.

Rode my bike and saw The Uninvited.

Good Day.

dyork: I've never seen Beethoven's 9th symphony live, but from the recordings I've heard, I'm sure it's spectatcular. Another large orchestral/choral piece that people should see is Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. That is awe inspiring music.

Last night we had a talk about firewalling and IP Chains. The talk was ok, but the real fun was after the meeting when we headed over to the Silver Peak brewery, sat at the bar talked the future of technology, politics, and the pervasive evil in the nature of man. You know regular stuff.

On attempting to ride my bike home later that night, I continually got my shoelaces tangled in the front gear. It's weird. I ride my bike everyday, and the only time my shoelaces get stuck is when I'm drunk.

pcburns: Yeah, a CORBA based shell would be pretty cool.
squiggy: Friends in the Bay Area means that you'll have a place to crash when you're in the Bay Area. Of course that depends on how much you like the Bay Area.

Sometimes writing software is a pain. I'm writing some software that keeps a couple machines in sync with each other. It sounds simple... but then you add users and they screw it all up. It will be cool though when it's finished.

Bah. Two months of no diary. Probably like everyone else that doesn't remember to post here.

Quick rundown
Massive amounts of moving. Our company bought a building. We had to get a T1 installed for our office connectivity and had to move all of our major equipment in our old office into collocation space. That was what I did all July.

More recent past
New furniture! In our office that is. I have a chair that actually isn't painful for me to sit in. I can lean back really far and stretch and I don't fall out of the chair. It's great.

New desks too. I have lots of space to spread papers and stack trade magazines. Hurrah for new desks!

Home Front
Cleaning the apartment. It's amazing how much space you can get when your roomate moves out, and you're not afraid to throw things away.

Going to be at Linux World Conference and Expo. This time I have a place to stay for free that isn't 30 miles from SJ. Will probably be visiting Zach up at Linuxcare since I'll be in the area.

Thanks to everyone's PGP suggestions. I finally got Crypt::PGP5 to work. It wasn't extremely pleasant, but it came together quickly. I think I'll play with GPG/RSA/perl stuff when I get some more time (sounds like the story of my life.)

More stuff:

  • Red Dwarf - a few more episodes to the collection
  • True Stories - great movie with David Byrne
  • Box o' Monty Python episodes
  • Monty Python's Life of Brian - I don't know why I didn't get this before
  • Sasha & John Digweed: Expeditions - ambient dj'esque music
  • Luka Bloom: Riverside - saw him last year at the Guiness Fleadh. Very cool irishy folky poppy. (description vortex)
  • The Bobs: Sing the Songs of... - more vocalism

Young Dubliners
I forgot to put this in before, but we caught the Young Dubliners, a fun Irish/Rock/Folk band from LA. They're friends of a friend, and quite cool. If they come near you, you should see them. They're touring with Jethro Tull this fall too.

Python learning is going ok. I like the OO bit of it. Still getting used to not putting semicolons on the end of the line. Also wondering why a regex won't match a single "N".

I've always known crypto regulations suck. There are no good interfaces from PGP to Perl, and I blame crypto regs. Sure there is GPG now, but I need compatibility with RSA keys.

Had a tremendously fun BBQ last Saturday. Jay tried sailboating, but stangely enough for Reno there was no wind.

Wow. Advogato finally seems to have forgotten my cookie. And I almost forgot my password.

Things going on
I'm learning python. That darn Linux Journal supplement has effected my brain. Yes advertising does work. Also got two fun koosh guns for work. Also due to advertising on Slashdot and Freshmeat.

Mass Media

  • The Persuasions -- Frankly Acappella (Frank Zappa tunes done acappella)
  • Komeda -- The Genius of (good band from one of those nordic countries)
  • The Onion's new book. Funny stuff.
Also got concert tickets for Moxy Früvous this month in San Francisco. Yes once again it's time to make the trek from the mountains to the ocean to help out a car load of lemmings.

Note to pfj, your welcome. I've used many of the projects that you've worked on and you deserve (in my mind) a Journeyer certification.

Been getting more stuff together for the US Army Best Ranger Competition website.

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