5 Aug 2000 gnudist   » (Observer)

Well, I thought that Sun order looked a little big. Thanks to a procurement snafu, it's double what we ordered. No comment. Absolutely no comment.

And now for something completely off-topic: it has rained every day and/or night for the last two weeks here in Annapolis. It is getting really old. I'm glad my UPS battery is fully charged up.

Spent some time last night learning DocBook - since I know HTML and LaTeX, the concepts are pretty familiar; the syntax is just different. I went back and converted some of my old LaTeX stuff; I've almost got the hang of it. Just gotta start thinking in super-anal SGML parser mode. Spent the rest of last night watching the Stop Making Sense DVD. After watching (and hearing) Chris Frantz's turn on "Genius Of Love", I'm glad to know I'm not the only geeky-looking drummer who can't sing to save his life.

A few nights ago, my network connection at home went down. I called up $ISP who confirmed that they had router problems again. Tasty. It was fixed the next day, but I got home today to find five, yes, five voice mails from their tech support telling me I should be back online and could I please call back to close the ticket. Well, I suppose this better than their previous no-we-don't-know-anything mode, but really, if I don't call back and yell at you, the chances are pretty good that I'm satisfied. Now if only they'd fix their DNS.

If it ever stops raining, this may be the weekend I get out to the shore. If so, see you Monday.

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