Monthly Archives December 2003

Having survived

Merry Baunchmas!* Made it through another Christmas. This was a good year for the buying of presents; I was pretty happy with what I got for all of the adults I buy for. (The kids are old enough, and “cool” is fleeting enough, that they get gift cards.) It was a lot of fun buying […]

hey where’d everyone go

Apparently most of my group takes the days before Christmas off. Who knew? Boy, it’s empty in here today.

Learning by doing and doing and doing

Substitute drew my attention to this article about obtaining quality via quantity. Interesting implications if it scales, which I suspect it does.

Uncomfortably familiar

From Erik Kuhnke, via the nanog mailing list, I give you The Gallery of Shameful Cabling. This is one of my favorites, if only because of the modems that are trying to escape their fate, although I must admit that this one is just plain odd.


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’tis the season

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas: 10-15 cm of snow overnight A fully-decorated Christmas tree right behind me A jar full of gingerbread cookies in the kitchen The results of the latter can be found in this post of ‘s. Some of the decorating got a bit odd. In this picture you can […]

100-things meme

I wasn’t going to do this one, but then Candice did it based on Stimps‘s, and that makes it interesting. Here’s the deal: 1. Copy this whole list into your journal. 2. Bold the things that you have in common with me. 3. Whatever you don’t bold, replace with things about you. 01. I only […]

CEO breakfast, moving Win2k

I and 19 other employees, chosen apparently randomly, have a breakfast meeting with Mitel’s CEO tomorrow morning. This will be incredibly odd. Today was spent fighting with Win2k, and then fighting more with Win2k, followed by fighting with vmware, in which Win2k is running, followed by fighting with Win2k. One of the problems of being […]