December 19th, 2001

Pikachu at work

ugh

Well, I have given into the reality that I'll likely never find my floppy drive for this laptop, so I bid on one. I'll post it here since it's something most people have no need for. The drive is here. Since I just bid on it on ebay this means I'll be finding it today, and winning this drive too, murphy's law and all.
Update: I was outbid. I'll fix this guy though. I'm one of those crazy bastards that bids in the last 30 seconds of the auction :-)

Anyway, hope everyone is having a great week. I know I am.
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Pikachu at work

What I want for christmas

I'm just looking for a few things, if anyone feels a sudden compelling urge to purchase something for me...

  1. Tickets to Rubi Con 2002 - I missed it the last 2 years, and I'm not missing it this year :-)
  2. Applied Cryptography, by Bruce Schneier, which came with recommendations by Jon Erikson when I asked him privately yesterday what books would be good for me to start learning about the "how it works" aspects of cryptography, which has always been an interest of mine.
  3. Swordfish on DVD. I know it wasn't the greatest movie ever, but it was entertaining enought to want to watch several more times :-)
  4. Gone in 60 seconds on DVD. It's awesome. :-)
  5. My thinkgeek wishlist is a place to look as well :-)

Of course, I would hope noone feels obligated to get me anything, but if someone wanted to, but didn't want me to know about it, I figure i'd post it here just in case :-)
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Pikachu at work

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Well, for better or for worse, I did it. I ordered my backup "the only line that works during a power outage" line switched to MCI's local service. It's supposed to be way cheaper than Ameritech (and if the prices on their site during the signup process were correct, I should be saving almost $40 a month on this phone line alone - Thanks Michigan, for having some of the highest local telephone rates in the nation!).
The only caveat to all of this is that I have heard really bad things about MCI local service and Ameritech ending up totally clusterfucking phone lines left and right. The difference between me and the people who I have heard complaining before is that they switched their main voice line, and thus couldn't use their line as a bargaining tool in the process of trying to get this fixed right. (Neither Ameritech or MCI could decide who actually owned a line. Thus they both billed the customer for the same service.) and for me this is a backup line for 1) If my ISDN goes down I can dial out, 2) If the power goes out, I can't use my ISDN line, so I need a line that will work in a power outage for emergencies.
Anyway, if they screw this up too badly, I can threaten to disconnect the line, (read: cut the rope that MCI and Ameritech are playing tug of war with, make them both fall down and lose) and actually do it if they don't get their shit straight.
Anyway, I'll be reporting my experiences to several places, one of them probably here, so if anyone's interested in this, just keep an eye on my lj for updates.
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Since I know some of you get a strange thrill off of following my shipments (as well as me being able to put a convienent url somewhere so I can track a package from work when I don't know the number, Here's my latest package. Shipment from amazon.com, next day air.
These are presents for becky's mom, my dad, and my friend adam.
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    Tom Petty - Free Fallin