"Murphy was an optimist!"
Productivity Interupted March 31, 2005 6:52 pmPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
Sarah missed her bus.
Grab car keys.
Flip yellow pages.
Make 15 minutes of phone calls to answer a question.
Discover something that would have saved me 20 hours work.
All coding halt.
Ftp ftp ftp.
Progress! March 31, 2005 3:22 pmPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
There is some NASTY malware out there called “sixty pop six” and if you are seeing an Internet Explorer window open that is blank and says “sixty pop six” in your title bar then get help for your computer quick!
I’ll post removal instructions on Spy Journal Tech Tips soon.
So I’ve worked on some machines and done some errands. It’s now 2:30pm and I’m speed coding. I must finish today!add a comment
JACKPOT! March 31, 2005 7:37 amPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
Check your numbers folks! The Powerball winner of $25 million was in TN!!
(see also Complete Lottery Info)add a comment
Ugh! March 31, 2005 7:02 amPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
I’m on such a roll! The code is pouring from my finger tips and my stride is about to be broken. I must wake the kids and prepare them for school then get the to their respective bus stops. After that I have a maintenance client that needs 2 computers repaired with a potential 5 hours per machine (fortunately they can be done simultaneously). I may still be running the Den meeting tonight which ends at exactly the same time I’m supposed to be presenting this finalized, finished, kaput, code to the client. I’ll have 4-5 hours today to accomplish roughly 10 hours of coding.
I am soooo close!add a comment
Progress! March 31, 2005 6:17 amPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
Woohoo! I’m make good code but I still can’t make it fast enough!add a comment
Nice storm March 31, 2005 3:58 amPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
Have a good thunderstorm going right now. Makes me wish I had screened windows in the office.
It’s 3am and I’m up and working! I still need to bend time to fit everything in today.add a comment
Love Love Love…all we really need…. March 30, 2005 5:22 pmPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
Love Your Reporter! Love Your President! Love Your Obgyn!
It was hilarious the first time around. It’s even better when the reporter loses composure.add a comment
3 year old creativity March 30, 2005 8:16 amPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
Amy eats a poptart and sudden holds it up and declares “it’s a dress!” On her own she had made bites that turned her poptart into what did indeed look like a summer dress.add a comment
Earth at Risk March 30, 2005 7:57 amPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
Some of the recommended changes:
- Remove subsidies to agriculture, fisheries and energy sources (such as fossil fuels) that harm the environment.
- Pay landowners to manage property in ways that help the environment, such as storing carbon dioxide, which causes global warming.
- Use free-market incentives to reduce farm pollution and global-warming gas emissions.
- Protect more areas from development, especially in the oceans.
- Invest in cleaner technology for agriculture and energy use.
I wish our city planners would read these recommendations as we continue to leave old buildings empty and build new buildings. And plan unnecessary roadways like the Knoxville beltway (the Orange Line).add a comment
Kicking self March 30, 2005 6:44 amPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
I woke at 2am! Wide awake! But ambivalence kicked in. I could not decide between two courses of action so I decided to lay in bed and think about it. 2nd rise at 5am but now I’m dressed and ready to face the day.add a comment
Productivity! March 29, 2005 4:10 pmPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
Wahoo! Received my 2nd check from Google!
And made another milestone on one of my projects.
Irony March 29, 2005 9:14 amPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
I want to discuss finances here but I view it inappropriate. Besides to discuss the details could potentially put my family in harms way. For instance, I’ve had to garage a car since in order to make this happen I could not afford to renew the registration or insurance on that vehicle. This week it will be a small miracle if I can keep the kids fed. I’ve had to delay payment on important bills and go to arbitration with UT over a loan.
However, 3 weeks ago I made the last payment on a debt I’ve fought for 15 years. Part of that conclusion did include a lump settlement with the creditor. It was huge relief!
Yesterday I received a letter from the creditor declaring me free and clear. In a separate envelop was a new bill from an unrelated source for an amount almost the same as what I just paid off. It numbs the mind.
“We must keep the proletariate down for if they rise just a litte we will not be able to keep them down.”add a comment
Woke to productivity! March 29, 2005 9:05 amPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
I woke this morning at 2am and worked for an hour and a half before making the dreaded mistake of allowing myself a “power nap” from which I rose at 5am. I found Amy half asleep on the hallway floor at the top of the stairs at 2am. She’s learned to climb over the gates so I anticipate a fall down the stairs soon. I wonder if it would simply be safer to leave the gate open.add a comment
Why I’m so tense March 28, 2005 2:44 pmPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
In November I started trying to do my taxes. Every week since then I’ve thought about it and stressed over it at least twice in the week. April is here and NOTHING has been done on the taxes.add a comment
Welcome to my demented mind March 28, 2005 1:36 pmPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
Their real headlines vs my made-up headlines.
These are actually headlines taken from Google News at roughly 12:37pm GMT-5.
Them: Quake strikes off Indonesia coast
Me Earth splitting apart. Democrats rush to the side with the most trees.
Them: Space Station Empty as Crew Takes a Space Walk
Me: Emergency Shuttle Launch Prepared. Space Station Crew Locked Out!
Yuri says, “Perhaps comrade we could get one of those hollow, fake magnetic, meteorites with spare key outside.”
Them: Jacko Case Focuses on Past Allegations
Me: Prosecution loses confidence in themselves; returns to familiar ground.
Them: Terri Schiavo Receives Easter Communion and Morphine for Pain
Me: This is the body and whoooppeee!
Them: Crowded House Drummer Hester Found Dead
Me: House Less Crowded
Them: Hail and Heavy Rain Pounds the Southeast
Me: Apparently I don’t live in the Southeast like I thought I did.
Them: Court Considers Foreigners Rights in US Death Penalty Cases
Me: Foreigners may be exempt from dying.
Them: Supreme Court to Decide P2P Legality
Me: Supreme Court finds answer to sharing all those volumes of legal pleadings with other courts while avoiding royalties and copyrights.
Them: SunGard agrees to $11.3B buyout
Me: SunGard Board of Directors Very Happy. As are their children. And their grandchildren. And their great grand children. And what will be their great, great grand children. And…
Them: Mandela gives me strength – Jackson
Me: Criminals Bond
Them: Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt Officially Split
Me: Movie to be “Siamese Fraternal Twins” Cancelled
Me: We’ve gotten all the publicity this relationship can muster, let’s move on.
Them: Irish show jumper stripped of Olympic Gold Medal
Me: When asked “So did you eat grass?” the horse replied “Nay.”
Them: Nepal’s Police Detain 16 More Anti-Monarchy Protesters
Me: Napal allows protesting but only one person can do it.
Them: New Hope for Cat Allergy Sufferers
Me: Help put an end to cat sneezes…because its really cute and distracting.
Them: Zimbabwe Ruling Party Blasts Archbishop
Me: UN Steps in and requests Zimbabwe turn down the music