Archive for May, 2007

Rate my life..

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007
This Is My Life, Rated
Life: 4.6
Mind: 5.1
Body: 4.7
Spirit: 5.8
Friends/Family: 4.3
Love: 4.6
Finance: 3.8
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The evil of banks.

Monday, May 14th, 2007

My prior landlord chose to sit on a check for four months, and my somewhat less than organized accounting system let it fall off my radar. When deposited, it drew my account negative, and as a result, I got charged two overdraft fees.

These fees.. $34 each.. were for moving bits around in a register.

I’m sorry, but I feel like I’m being taken advantage of here. $34? I could understand $10, but $34? What if I were paid minimum wage? That’d be like five hours of work.. for something that a computer did automatically.

Face it – capitolism is a tool for the evil side of the fence, not the good one.


Sunday, May 13th, 2007

I posted the pictures from my trip to NZ – they’re at if anyone wants to see them.

I’m currently listening to SkyCriesX’s ‘My Broken Dreams’ for about the tenth time this week, and musing about how I need a subwoofer that will fit through my office door (yes, it’s too narrow for my 1801s) – there’s something about the shape of this room that simultaneously eats all bass and makes anything I listen to audiable throughout the entire house (and for all I know, the entire neighborhood)

Sheer Thorogood?

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

Kayti wrote this parody for me because when I’m working really hard I say that I’m working my paws to the bone. Obviously it goes to the tune of “Bad to the Bone”:

Artist: Ecccentrick Kayteee
Song: Paws to the Bone

On the day I was born
Saw gadgets all strewn around
And I gazed in wide wonder
At the joy I had found
That’s when I spoke up
Said, “Everyone leave me alone
“Because starting today
“I work paws to the bone.”

Paws to the bone
Paws to the bone
P-P-P-P-Paws to the bone
Paws to the bone

Replaced a thousand parts
Before I met you
Replace a thousand more, baby
Before I am through
I wanna write more scripts and apps, babe
Reems and reems of code
I’m here to tell ya, honey
I work paws to the bone

Paws to the bone
Paws to the bone

I make restoring go fast
I’ll make some COBOL seem fun
I’ll fix a database crash
And make a Windows box run
Built a mighty sound system
Which to raves I loan
I’m here to tell ya, honey
I work paws to the bone

Paws to the bone

And when I drive the streets
Past stalls my Tango slides
Every car that I meet
They all stay ‘lectrified
I wanna tell ya, pretty baby
Well, ya see, I made my own
I’m here to tell ya, honey
I work paws to the bone

Paws to the bone
Paws to the bone


Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

Well, I survived my trip to New Zealand, and yet another busy day at my main client. I’ve been enjoying listening to the pile of CDs that I brought back from NZ – I’m going to have to stop by the Trance Cart at the spectrum again and buy some more CDs, though. I just can’t get enough.. 😉

I’m trying to get up the energy to make some major architectural changes to one of the peices of software I’m maintaining. I need to have them done by Wednesday if I’m going to do them, and they’d make significant performance improvements if done – but, they would mean basically ripping out a whole bunch of code and moving it to another module, plus adding even more thread management stuff than I already have. I don’t know what I’ll end up deciding to do..

I’m about to leave for home.. things have pretty much wound down around here..

The NZ trip was extremely exhausting.. I felt like I was always ‘on’ every minute I was awake for the entire trip – we got tons done though, and I’m now all set to write the backend. If I can ever find time between all my other jobs.

I sent copies of my bank statements as captured from wamu’s web site to my lawyer.. hopefully I’m getting close to having all the neccesary paperwork in for that process to complete..