Archive for September 2005 - Page 1


    Work Yesterday and Today

    Well yesterday was great, yeah, that's it... I got called in Early because West didn't have any internet connection at all.... so I spent an hour an a half trying to figure out why it wasn't working... I went between downtown and West 4 times, it was the CSU/DSU that wasn't working downtown... so after that I had some other things to finish at West so I went back.... Went out to Church Road to setup some new dumb terminals... but that didn't work, because the scanners won't work with the new terminals... so I went out to Eola and setup their terminals... those didnt' have barcode scanners so they were ok.... then I went back downtown... and left at about 3:30....

    So I went home to get my charger for my phone, and went to school... it was pouring the whole way there... went to class but at the end of class the power went out.... I'm thinking it was only part of the campus that went out... but who knows... it went back on before I left...

    today at work I helped do interviews for a new computer assistant at Eola, so I won't have to be out there on Thursdays and Saturdays... most of the applicants were ok, we'll see which one we hire...

    well Michelle N came back from having her baby, she and her daughter, Meredith are doing well...

    I got a letter from COD for Phi Theta Kappa. This isn't the first time.... it's like the fourth or fifth one I've gotten... maybe this time I will actually fill it out and send it in, or go and pay the $65 lifetime membership fee... we'll see....


    The work day

    Well I managed to put 30 miles on my car for work, running around trying to get stuff fixed and setup, since the city changed the way they do some things.

    I am now officially finished with CCNA 3's labs, including the final lab. Which took a better part of the night, but wasn't too bad... only 4 hours total... not too difficult.



    This is from Alan Alda, who has a new book that I'm going to buy later today.... this is from an interview with Jon Stewart..

    "Republicans are just as capable of moving the country as anybody else, they just don't do it "

    Now that is absolutely true....



    well I finished all of my labs for the 3rd CCNA class tonight... so now I'm working on the Final Lab, my teacher is trying to make it difficult, but I don't think it will be that difficult. I think I've got the whole setup done, but now I have to actually start setting this up so I see if it works like it's supposed to. We'll see


    cisco router

    I setup my cisco router to work with my cable modem... now I only have to allow it access to my website in order to get this thing to work... oh well, I know nobody can read this but you will when it's back up.... I've spent 8 hours tonight alone getting this thing to work, now our internet connection is faster... which is always good.



    I'm really starting to get irritated with Bestbuy, they have no selection of music, and their prices are always way too damn high. Here's the comments I sent to Bestbuy regarding the Aurora, Illinois Store.

    "I am frustrated with the lack of selection of music at the Aurora, Illinois store. There is only a limited selection of Country Music titles. The only selection are the ones that will sell the most copies, this is disparing for country music listeners. And this is particularly discouraging, since Country music is the most rapidly growing group of listeners in the Chicagoland area.

    Additionally, I do not like this store being referred to as Naperville, Illinois, when it is in the city limits of Aurora, Illinois.

    The following is directly from the Website:

    "Naperville IL 4400 E New York St, Aurora, IL 60504 ""

    Additionally, I sent one asking how a company can categorize a product as "available at most stores", when there are only two stores within the state of Illinois that actually have the item.... I'm awaiting responses from them.


    funny articles

    I suggest everybody go to the following websites:

    The Register

    Google Search

    the article is funny, and the google search, check the first that's political action at it's finest.



    Ok, so my brother, my dad and myself all went to the boat to do some gambling... my brother gave me $100 to spend, I left with $80 of it and now he wants it back... should I give it back to him, or should I keep it? everybody else's thoughts?



    I did buy 1 year of support from CDW for my router, about $100 for that... but that will give me updates if I need them and some other access for things, so we'll see if I need it at all.


    router and ipod

    Ok, so my router is cool, I can do a whole lot with it, I haven't really had a ton of time to play with it, but I will eventually....

    I found out something rather interesting today, Apple announced the IPOD Nano, it's the size of pencil, and on, the ipod mini isn't on anymore, and It's no longer available from apple. There is also a limited time offer for a Harry Potter Ipod... I'd like to get one, but I don't have 548.00 for it and the books. And, I already own all of the audio books.

    Harry Potter Ipod

    There's also a new Itunes phone exclusively at cingular... I could buy one, but I don't have another $249.00 to spend on that, so forget that idea (for now)