Happy Birthday, Ben!
Posted in Warm and Fuzzy
First watch, 2 bells (9:10 pm)

Today is Ben's birthday. I almost forgot to post this message! Happy birthday, Ben!

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Uptime Reset
Posted in Tech
Afternoon watch, 5 bells (2:33 pm)

Today I rebooted my work machine for the first time in over 313 days. I had to add a hard drive. Believe me, I tried to get the hot-swap functionality of SATA to bring the drive online, but it just wouldn't work. I was missing the device /dev/sdd, and even creating it with the right mknod arguments (at least I think they were right) didn't seem to work.

But I'm back up and running now, with some extra hard drive space.

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Munchkin Friday
Posted in Hobbies
Afternoon watch, 4 bells (2:13 pm)

Today was Munchkin Friday. Susan and Sarah teamed up at the last minute to pull a double-win on the rest of us.

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The First Signs
Forenoon watch, 3 bells (9:52 am)

The first signs of the coming war are here!

Zombies Ahead sign in Austin Texas

Zombies spotted in Austin TX

You have been warned!

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Swamp Diamonds
Posted in Reviews
Forenoon watch, 2 bells (9:20 am)

Yesterday afternoon I watched Swamp Diamonds. The movie really sucked, but was mercifully shorter than normal. Because of this fact, it was prefaced by an old short film about dating:


If you watched it, skip the movie. It's about female convicts in short shorts crawling around in a swamp trying to recover stolen diamonds. I give it one empty seat, for the woman that died in the swimming pool instead of the swamp.

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