Sound Trouncing
Afternoon watch, 8 bells (4:06 pm)

Yesterday MP and I played 3 games of racquetball (since JP keeps forgetting his clothes and backing out of his repeated requests to play cutthroat with us). I schooled MP on all 3 games, and even scored 15-2 on one of them. I think next time it will be a tough grudge match.

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Lobster Barbie
Afternoon watch, 4 bells (2:00 pm)

This story makes my Cool list.

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Bad Servers
Posted in General
Afternoon watch, 3 bells (1:41 pm)

Well, if you read about my last week, you'd think my bad server mojo would be exhausted and things would work fine for a little while...

How wrong you (and I) are.

Today our fileserver ("Gandalf") died. I worked on it for a little while, pulling out cards, reseating CPU and RAM, etc, all to no avail. I swapped the power supply, still nothing. Finally I replaced the motherboard with a spare I happened to have and things came back up. So it didn't take as much time as last week's server death, but still wasn't very nice. So now I call it "Gandalf the White", since it came back from the dead. 🙂

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The Next Book
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Afternoon watch, 3 bells (1:38 pm)

Last night I went back to L's to start the next Harry Potter book, or rather, to let her start it, since she's the one reading it (to me). She was out with her mother running errands, so I hung out and watched the State of the Union address with her dad. When she arrived, we got started on the 2nd book. After a short break for L to get some dinner and me to help her mom out with some computer issues, we got back to the book and made it about 130 pages or so before I had to call it a night. I got home around midnight, and was able to get to work today at a reasonable time 🙂

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