Will it finally be snow?

Friday Five baby!

What do you have your browser start page set to?
Blank page… I hate having to wait to load up a page when I start IE or having the same homepage come up every single damn time… 🙂

What are your favorite news sites?
Yahoo! news

Favorite search engine?
Google of course…

When did you first get online?
Wow! Back in the fall of 1993. It was my first year at Rutgers and we all went to Hill Center (may it rest in peace :sigh:) to set up our UNIX e-mail accounts and saw the internet in it’s very infancy… Internet Explorer wasn’t even around (Yahoo! either) and neither was Netscape… Just some cheesy app called Mosaic (which Netscape eventually was born from) and we surfed all of the pages that we could… Then we found the coffeehouses (back then that’s what chat rooms were called) and got hooked ever since… 😉 It was also very rare (you had to be pretty privileged) to have a “home page”. I remember fighting tooth and nail for a web account back then.

How do you plan to spend your weekend?
Chillin’ and relaxin’ in Philly. Most likely Dave & Busters, clubbing, the Philly zoo and the Japanese tea house gardens. 🙂

Welp, as of 14:30 (2:30pm for ya nonmilitary types) my ass is heading down to Philly to have a nice long relaxing weekend.

This week has been really crazy work-wise. First off, some ass wipe tried to use our mail server here at work as a spam relay but it didn’t work, so he kept on doing it just to try and take down the server which he almost succeeded in doing. I caught it just as I saw the NDRs flying in towards around 15,000. After that was dealt with, we had to get the CEO’s new monster laptop and Palm up and running and tested with international dial up access. Ummmm, how in the world do you test overseas dial-ups?!?! Hopefully the stuff I did worked fine or else I’ll be hearing from him. Our customer service area got their 10 new machines, so I had to set them all up as well. I didn’t really mind doing that though because there’s alot of hotties back there so at least there was eye candy while I was being a computer geek.

Completely off topic here but guys, have ya ever noticed that yourself doing this? If a hottie walks by, do you start sucking in your gut and pushing out your chest to get that manly (or womanly depending on who you are) athletic posture?? Yeah that’s right baby, check out this chest and my flat abs… Then after they walk away you just let it all droop back down?? Well, this of course goes for us who do not have abs of steel (I hate you six-pack bastards, every one of ya!). I actually found myself doing it subconsciously yesterday! Can ya freaggin’ believe that?!?! Oh christ, my ass needs to get to a gym. Ok, back to the geek talk.

Yesterday, I had to rewire a whole mess of fucked up LAN drops and our backup server stopped backing up… Then one of the customer service Dells kinda shit on itself so that is being re-built now… And to top it all off, I am working on this really tiny little piece of crap Toshiba laptop (holy shit I can put linux on it!! Ok, ok, ok so I am a geek… Shaddup!) getting it all patched up with the newest virus software. The only problem is that the damn keyboard is so small that I look like such an idiot typing into it. You give this thing to a 3 year old, not me!!

A typical week in Dave’s work life… :-/

No biggie at least it all pays the bills so I can’t complain too much right?

Ooh, what’s this?? snow!!!!! Woo god-damn hoo I say! I’ve been waiting for a good amount of the white stuff to fall in my area. Hopefully this is the real thing and not some cheesy .5 inches. Oh well, I suppose I will find out more when I return on sunday. Can’t wait to do donuts… 🙂 Yippee!!! All’s I need is a good three feet and my driveway will be littered with my homage to Calvin and Hobbes.

I’m gonna make you an offer you can’t refuse

Gotta love eBay. I dunno if it’s the state of the economy now or people just don’t wanna buy anymore but I didn’t make as much as I hoped to. Hell, the sound card didn’t even sell.. Just this past summer, I would easily sell a nic card for 25 and a nice 20 for modems… Now my modems sold for 8 and change and the nic for ridiculously low prices (12 and 15?!?!). The freagin’ sound card never sold either! :-/ C’est la vie I suppose.

Right now I am debating wether or not I should sell the dell laptop docking station I have lying around… Of course I do not own a dell laptop, but I just happen to own a docking station. See, I am a computer pack rat… Anything and everything computer related I pack away because you will never know when you need a super-duper slim notebook that’s no larger than you average 8×10 photo or a motherboard or two.

This weekend was very very relaxing. Most of saturday I spent @ work making sure everyone has the latest anti virus software on their machines or pushing out the new version if they did not. Granted it took roughly 6 hours, everyone at my job has the same exact version of the anti virus software we use (Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition). It’s actually pretty awesome. The whole program is controlled by a main server so it’s only one daily update that gets pushed out to everyone. Plus if there’s an infection found on the network, it cleans it up all nicey nice and notifies me via mail or annoying message box on my screen. If I really wanna be an asshole I can also start a virus sweep and scan everyone’s machine and bring them down to a crawl…

Didn’t do much stuff today but show my brother some more guitar stuff. He can now play the basic chords (e, g, a b, c, and the majors and minors) fairly well. I’m not even gonna show him the barred chords till his hands and fingers become more flexible. Of course being the eager 13 year old, he’s already trying to play Blink 182 stuff… Ahhh I used to be the same exact way when I got my first guitar… 🙂 Diving straight into the metallica.

OMG!!!! Lynne just asked me to be an honorary godfather to her beautiful daughter, Summer!

lasciviouschef: so what is involved with being an honorary godfather sweetie?
lasciviouschef: I’m completely clueless when it comes to these matters
lynne: nothing really.. Just guiding your godchild through life, being there for her
lynne: being a good example for her to follow
lynne: well thats what I think it means anyway
lasciviouschef: oh sweet!

Way cool!! I get to get her gifts and show her the path to livin’ right… Hmmm, on second thought that may not be a good idear, me being a role model!??!… Thank you sooo much… Hmmm, I wonder if this means I get to act like I belong in the mafia. 🙂 That would be sooo cool!

click for larger picYou know this is the exact reason I love my cat tony so much… Ain’t he just toooo cute???