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Friday Five baby!

What cologne or perfume do you wear?
To be honest I don’t really know. I think it’s Ralph Lauren’s Romance for Men. I’m too used to either my g/f or my sis getting cologne for me, so who needs to look right? Haven’t gotten any complaints yet.

What cologne or perfume do you like best on the opposite sex?
None. I tend to be with women who do not need make-up or perfume to smell/look good (if we’re going out then a bit’s ok, but nothing overboard). What can I say, I prefer natural beauty.

what one smell can you not stomach?
Raw sea urchins at the sushi place, the only thing I will never eat again.

What smell do you like that others might consider weird?
The smell of skunks… don’t ask, I don’t know why…

How do you plan to spend your weekend?
Working yet again setting up the customer service area. Perhaps going to play some pool somewhere… Who knows… I like the spontaneity of non-planned weekends.

Ahhh, it’s good to be back.

click for larger picFor those of ya who are wondering what happened the past few days, one of the hard drives in my server went plop plop fizz fizz all due to a faulty and very loud fan. Luckily, it was the system drive so all of my important stuff was on the other working drive… See, one thing I learned from the years of experience with computers is to never save crap on the C drive and always have more than one physical drive in a machine just in case shit like this happens. So I brought it to my friend adrian’s place to check it out and we went to the CompUSA near him to get a new drive for me. Fortunately, they had a good sale on the 40GB 5400rpm (I don’t see much of a difference between these and the 7200 ones) Western Digital drives so I picked one up. We went back to his place and got it back up and running super smooth… I needed his help the most help with recovering the most important part (my database) and that took a few good tries. After that everything else went super smooth thanks to his expert toodlage. Thanks man! 🙂

Then I carted it to my job where I “borrowed” an IP address and made a few DNS changes, so that I could keep it here under my watchful eye and all has been going good so far… 🙂 Plus, I get to take advantage of the UPS as well so it’s all gravy… The only problem is that we have a slow ass internet connection (384kb T1) so I had to move all of the images I use to my linux box which has a faster net connection (768kb sDSL) so, in some cases, a few images will load up before the text on this site from now on…

Other than this geek fest, nothing much has happened this week to me… Because of the whole server fiasco I got to take off tuesday and wednesday so it really wasn’t all that bad. 🙂

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.

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Weekly Positives entry #1

Positives for the week

  • Got my new vid card from eBay
  • Devina made her very scrumptious flan for my family this past Sunday
  • Chatted with some new on-line friends yesterday… Hi Addie and Kristina!
  • Got my W-2 forms for my current job! Now I need two more and I can do my taxes and get my refund really soon!
  • Snow!!! Not too much but I could still fishtail like crazy… 😉

Sooo, I am selling some stuff on eBay just because I have wayyy too many computer parts lying around. Just these four cards were lying near my laptop that I never use. Tomorrow I raid my boxes and look for more stuff to sell. 🙂 If yer lookin’ for some network cards or modems why not check it out?

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TGIF…

Friday Five

You’ve just won a complete collection of movies starring one actor – what actor would you pick?
Hmmm, I’d have to say Christopher Walken. The man is a god!

What was the last movie you saw in a theater?
Monsters Inc. Would have been better if the theatre had less kids in it.

What was the last video or DVD that you bought?
DVD’s: Blazing saddles, Coming to America, The Birdcage, Austin Powers, Friday. The weird part was that it was my gift to my g/f for the DVD player I got her. Hehe

What movie could you watch over and over again and not get sick of?
The Princess Bride

How do you plan to spend your weekend?
Madame Tussauds, Tio Pepe, sex toys shop, Slaughtered Lamb, installing Win2k on laptop.

Test time!!


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