A Gaggle of Gifts

Note – May 2006 – This is the third blog entry I have found in my editing of my blog that has been edited by my ex-girlfriend trying to remove the header of the message.  This post used to be a lovely reminder of the high point of my relationship with her, which despite the horrible endings and how vindictive and mean she became after the relationship ended, I still would like to remember the good times.  Plus this post was written on a day when I was very sick and about to lose my job and yet it was a message of a day that was actually kind of nice.

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Breakdown

Well I was looking at JM’s Blog and I determined that I really should update my blog more often. I was also thinking about something that had happened to me this week and thought that perhaps if I had been writing down my thoughts, they might not have boiled to the point they did this week.

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Stress

Over a 2 months…. That’s a very long time since my last blog entry. Both the blog server and the client I use to write my blogs have been updated in this time, and not a single message from me. This should be the first indication on how stressful my life has become as of late. It is difficult to understand how things can both be better then ever and worse then ever at the same time, but I will try to explain.

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Gaming and listening to music

Note – May 2006 – As I am editing all of my blog entries I started to notice everything that she had wrecked, she destroyed anything in the Love category, which she obviously wasn’t even looking at, because this article, which she tried to destroy had absolutely nothing to do with her, it was talking about games, music, and movies, none of which had anything to do with her.  She just likes destroying things that aren’t hers.

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Billboards, Vegetables, and The Final Fantasy Equivalent of Charlie’s Angels

Well I’m slowly recovering from the flu. Last night after being caught in traffic for an excessive amount of time on I-20, I stopped at the Parks mall before heading home for the night. While there I paid up and picked up my previously reserved copy of Final Fantasy X-2 for PS2. I then went downstairs and found my way to a cart that I had seen previously that sells personalized Veggitales CDs and picked one up in which the Veggitales will sing to my nephew Zach, figuring that will be a good christmas present for him. The lady at the card was nice enough to let me listen to it before purchasing it, and I chuckled as I heard “If Zach likes to talk with Tomatoes, if a Squash can make you smile, if Zach likes to waltz with potatoes, up and down the produce aisle…”. It was very funny and I’m sure my nephew will love it.

I then got a cheesesteak sandwhich before driving home to try my long anticipated video game. I had seen japanese videos of the opening scene but the english version was slightly different. It was indeed a pop concert, but what struck me was how very Charlie’s Angels the opening sequence was. When each of the 3 female lead characters were introduced we are taken to a screen showing just that character on a colorful background with their name, then when all 3 characters were together they strike attack poses and all 3 of them go over the colored background with Y R P on the bottom. The only thing missing was the Charlie’s Angels theme song, although the music at that point in the game was of a similar style. Fortunately from that point on the only symbalance to CA was the fact that the 3 main characters are female and they kick some butt.

I must say however if Brother and Yuna end up together by the end of the game I’m going to be pretty ticked! Brother has a very obvious crush on Yuna which he shows by excessive concern for her safety and a crazy desire to see her dance.

When my characters returned to Besaid (where the quest of FFX started) I was surprised to find out that Wakka and Lulu (2 main characters from FFX) had gotten together and that Lulu was pregnant, I wasn’t expecting that at all.

At the end of my 5 hours of gameplay last night the mini game of FFX-2 was introduced. It is not a card game like FF 7-9, nor is it a sporting event like FFX, instead it is a pretty complex number game that looks like it will be an interesting distraction throughout the game.

Anyway enough on the game for now, I’ll write more when I know more of the story.

On to today, when I got to work this morning there was a CD waiting for me from Lamar Advertising containing the locations and specs (including height) of every billboard they own, something we have been waiting for, for a while now as it will help us plot which billboards we will use as repeater locations. I was able to find out that me and my partner have absolutely no ability to estimate how high things are. A billboard we estimated as 75 feet high was really 105 feet high, and one that we thought was 50 was 72, while one we thought was 60 was only 45, so our ability to estimate heights is incredibly inaccurate. I’ve spent the last several hours replotting some billboards we had previously estimated to see what the fresnal zones will cross at. Tedius work because when I run the LOS analysis I have to get it started and then sit and wait for an excessive amount of time for the computer to render a color coded map of what areas will have LOS and what areas will not. This is why I decided to write a BLOG entry while it was doing these renderings. Hopefully by the time I post this, the rendered map will be ready for viewing, if it isn’t, perhaps it is a good time to take a lunch break (it is 2:46 p.m. after all and I haven’t eaten a thing all day).

So that’s all for now, I shall post more, when there is more to post.

Back online and battling the flu

Well it has been well over a month since I last posted a log entry and that is because when i moved the SubspaceLink over to its new home I didn’t copy over an important part of the Movable Type blog system, the database, and being lazy as I was I kept procrastinating when it came to doing it from that point on.

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Following Fedex….

FedEx Express | Tracking | Results Detail

Just been tracking a package I’ve been sending that’s all Should arrive at its destination on Wednesday, hope so.

Well I’ve been home sick with the flu all day and I probably should be getting some more rest so I’m going to go to bed now.

Conference, Visits, and Cuba

It has been a very long week.

I was running the A/V system for the annual district conference of the Southwestern District of the C&MA, long days but a lot of fun overall.

Then Friday I took a quick trip out to TN to meet with D, a most enjoyable if sadly short encounter, flew there Friday afternoon, met her in the evening, and flew home Saturday morning.

Went to the movie theater last night and saw The Fighting Temptations, was pretty good but I felt a bit out of place as I was the only white guy in the theater, although there were several white guys in the film. The movie itself was good and the music was fun, although I don’t generally listen to Gospel style music, it’s fun every once in a while and it was fun to see a movie with a decent story and a family friendly environment. So give it a try.

This morning I felt quite sick with the flu so I didn’t go to church, more for being worried that I would infect the congregation then for my own purposes, so I spent most of today playing Warcraft III and then editing some ACTD transcripts for the Artemis.

That’s about all for tonight I guess, ttyl

Tired and writing

It’s been a very long day, yet i’m still up, I couldn’t sleep so I wrote another chapter of my fanfic, up to 13 chapters now (14 if you include the prologue) and is very close to being done, course I really thought I’d be done at chapter 10, but I just kinda kept going, I think there will only be one more chapter but I’m not sure, I may extend it.Today was an overall nice day, I got a fun task to do next week, I got some work done, I watched the season pramier of Enterprise and best of all, I got permission from my mom to visit D next weekend. Well not much to say about today, I’ll write a review of The Xindi soon and get it up at the SubspaceLink, ttfn!

Internet Fads

Anybody remember these? The Computer industry is just about the only industry in the universe where you can reminess about the “good ole days” of 1996. Seriously though, although the page is about the slowing fad of Flash Mobs, it gives a quick review of the past fads of the internet like the Dancing Baby, HampsterDance, and All Your Base Are Belong to Us.
Anyway, I actually saw that several days ago but i figured I should put a reference to it in my blog, so feel free to click the icons above to see a little peice of Internet History.
I was up working on upgrading and reinstalling a server all night last night, but finally got it just about ready to send to San Jose, as such I got to work very late today and when I got there I was feeling “blah”, I just didn’t want to do anything. What’s more, Harold was wanting to discuss how he thinks all churches are corrupt because they pay their pastors, no matter how much I tried to point out to him that being a pastor is a full time job and should be supported so that he could devote his time to serving the community instead of working a 2nd job just to survive, he disagrees, he seems to think that the tithes given at church should go towards supporting the community and somehow the financial needs of the church (like mortgage payments on the building and upkeeping and staff members and many other things that a church needs to function). Anyway I spent my time working on a few menial tasks like the ARIN IP requisition forms for our ISP we are starting up, and working on our classified advertisements for our employment ads).
Tonight I went over to the house of a member of my church’s youth group to work with him on the christmas play I wrote, we are weeding out the flaws in the script and getting ready to get started, was over there for a while and got a lot prepared, I think the Christmas Play is going to be awesome, when I’ve got more I might post the script online for anyone who cares to read it. Anyway, that’s all for now, talk to ya’ll later.