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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006
1:56 pm
Bad Idea Factory?
I kind of want MITG&SP to do Candide in summer 2007. Someone convince me this is a bad idea.

Current Mood: working
Thursday, May 19th, 2005
12:17 am
House pictures
House inspection today. Camilla took pictures, which are to be found here for those interested in real estate voyeurism.
Sunday, May 15th, 2005
3:37 am
Yeomen: completed.
House: purchased.
Life: Entirely satisfactory.

Current Mood: content
Tuesday, June 1st, 2004
6:04 am
Exterminate All Action Items
All pending work I have been failing to get to for the past week has
been violently slain in a 3 hour orgy of productivity. That is all.
Thursday, April 22nd, 2004
10:30 pm
Work-related Livejournal Use
Using the postings of prefrosh in the mitmit community
to spot-check that the admissions data in the Data Whorehouse and Moira is accurate feels so wrong.
Wednesday, April 21st, 2004
4:45 am
Testing, testing, is this thing on?
Ok, so I haven't put anything here in a good long time. Since almost
everything that strikes me as interesting during the course of my day
gets spat out at zephyr in real-time, putting any of it here always
feels a little redundant. However, having finally gotten Mozilla to
stop hanging at startup on my machine, I figured I'd make an exception
and summarize the state of the world.

Just finished Thespis, my first show with MITG&SP in 3 years. Shockingly,
this one didn't leave me completely burnt out; in fact, I even had a good
enough time to want to do it again sometime soon, and I've set a new
MITG&SP related goal for myself: I would like to end up producing more
shows than CarolYN has. Go ahead and call me crazy; Karl already has the
honor of being the first. I ended up particularly enjoying the Strike
party; my usual end-of-show postpartum depression faded earlier than usual,
and a pile of people ended up sitting around talking well into the night,
even managing to outlast the crowd screeching along to the piano. Lots of
stories were told, and it was a fun walk down memory lane for me. I hope
we didn't end up boring anybody.

I celebrated the end of the show this evening by indulging in a bit of
retail therapy. Nothing like swiping that credit card to get those
endorphins flowing. I picked up Pac-Man Vs. and Super Smash Brothers
for the GameCube, as part of my ongoing quest to have as many 4 player
games as possible. Shmike, Alexis and I started breaking them in this
evening, but we need to drag more people over soon. I also found out
about WarpPipe, which is a little
proxy that lets you play network enabled GC games over the Internet rather
than needing a local hub/crossover cable/whatever. The thought of 8 player
Mario Kart played over the net fills me with lust, so the GC network adapter
is on my list of things soon to be acquired.

Right now, I'm just finishing up at work for the "day". I spent the evening
decomissioning Athena cell fileservers. This is the 3rd generation of
hardware that I've helped decomission, and the 1st generation of hardware
that I pickedout as full-time staff to be sent to the big reuse posting in
the sky. I've always found decomissioning fileservers to be oddly cathartic.
There's something about powering off a piece of hardware you deployed and
kept an eye on for 3 years that provides a sense of closure. I suspect at
this point about half the people reading this are nodding in agreement, and
the other half are wondering when the meds are going to kick in.

Tomorrow is freshmen account coupon printing day, so I'll be here late again.
For now, however, time to get out of here before the day-shifted people arrive
and look at me funny.
Monday, November 17th, 2003
8:16 am
bugs bugs all over me
Thursday, November 13th, 2003
1:50 am
Tickets to Japan purchased. Excited.
Sunday, October 26th, 2003
4:25 pm
They say it never rains in southern California, but that's not true. It's raining...ash.
Saturday, October 25th, 2003
10:36 pm
LISA '03
I am in San Diego for LISA '03. It is warm here. I continue to need to try har to resist the temptation to move to CA.
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2003
9:32 am
mmm, network
There's now open 802.11 on the entire second level of the RIC terminal. This makes
getting up early for my flight back to BOS much, much more worthwhile.
Tuesday, June 10th, 2003
12:20 am
Here I am in San Antonio, TX, for Usenix. So far I'm enjoying
San Antonio. It's made me take back half the mean things I've
ever said about Texas.

Camilla and I arrived earlier today and met up with Derrick,
Alycia, and Joakim. Love had run off to some water park with
Weenie-Butt, his wife, and her accordion ("Gretchen").

We went to dinner on the Riverwalk, and afterwards, went swimming
in the hotel pool, and took a dip in the hot tub. Mmm.

Right now, I'm working on the agenda for the AFS workshop Derrick
and I are running tomorrow, but I'm fast getting tired. Sleep
Sunday, April 13th, 2003
6:09 pm
Almost there...
Tomorrow I leave for Hawaii for an 8 day vacation I desperately need. I'm almost done
packing except for things that need to be charged and toiletries that I'll need in the
morning. I've successfully convinced myself I don't need to bring 4 pairs of shoes; 3
should be plenty.

Now I just need to figure out what I've forgotten.
Tuesday, March 25th, 2003
5:11 am
Well, except for the apparent memory leak.
5:00 am
If You Love Zephyr and You Know It, Clap Your Hands
Derrick and I seem to have managed to get his interrealm krb5 zephyr code working with MIT
krb5 tonight. I only had to break out Purify once in the process. I wonder if I'll be
confident enough in it to deploy it before going to Hawaii.
Thursday, February 27th, 2003
3:40 am
More travel
Well, I guess I haven't posted in a good long time, but this is
worth a post. I made more travel plans, this time for mid-April.
Mark, Camilla, and I will be going to Hawaii (specifically the
island of Kauai). It should be fun.

I seem to be averaging out to needing about one vacation every two
months to avoid being homicidal.
Thursday, January 30th, 2003
4:15 am
We have returned from sunny CA. The weather here sucks. Why do we live in New England again?
More detail on trip after sleep.
Wednesday, January 22nd, 2003
11:10 pm
When the going gets tough, the tough go to California
Tonight, I made a very spur of the moment decision. Jesse planted the idea of taking
advantage of cheap, last minute airfares, and it seemed a good way to escape this wretchedly
cold weather we're having (currently 8 F, -23 with the wind chill).

So I'm going to LA will Camilla and Jesse, leaving Saturday night, and coming back Wednesday
night. I haven't been in California since last summer, and I've been thinking for the last
couple of weeks that I need to get away.

So hurray for snap decisions. Let's hope this is as fun as it sounds.
Saturday, January 18th, 2003
4:20 pm
This hasn't been a good week. I've been feeling generally run down and tired, and haven't
been dealing well with stress. On the plus side, I've been productive, but I've had to
force myself to do work more than I should.

I haven't slept well in several days despite being dead tired. I don't remember my dreams
from last night but they must have been quite interesting, since they inspired me to rip
the sheets off the bed while asleep.

People coming over to Hotass tonight. Roast brined chicken and stuffed peppers on the menu.
It should be fun, but for some reason, I have a bad feeling about this.
Sunday, January 12th, 2003
6:43 am
I'm glad I finally found a use for this picture.
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