5 Jul 2001
(updated 7 Jul 2001 at 07:03 UTC) »
Well, overall a slow day. I did some online job
searching and applied to a couple here in town. Sometimes
it drives me nuts that Eugene is such a little techie
backwater, when it's got so much potential to make it
big. Sometimes, I think the town's still stuck in the rut
of being the small logging town that it was 40 years ago,
and they can't just get out of it. They have a highly
educated population, but they can't figure it out, and all
the intellectual elite either work for the uni or are too
worried about chasing their pet cause-du-jour that they
can't see any of this. Or... I'm so globally-brained I
can't see the details and why it wouldn't work.
I did some more on the chezgeek
index page, tweaking it to the standards of the gaming
geeks. It's an internet cliche, but it's still "under
I had to ditch my mountain bike a few days ago off of
trail and into some bushes (OK, I hit a bump wrong and I
tipped over slowly), and now I've got more poison oak
on my upper arms. It's funny to me, though. I've never
gotten poison oak before, but this year I'm running into it
all over the place.
Paul got my truck-truck fixed by trading services
(possibly some web stuff and setting up a samba server) for
repairs. I just got it back yesterday, but it seems like
they fixed it up well.
As for the gaming geeks themselves, they are up in
Cascades fishing and "camping". They wanted me to go, but I
don't like to go into the woods with more than 20 people at
a time unless they are armed and looking for Charlie, if you
know what I mean.
Later today, my goals are to set up a couple virtual
hosts and start installing a shopping cart for Adam, the
interiors guru, and his company, of which I am the go-to guy
for his web development.