6 Jan 2003 jmg   » (Master)

Yeh, I know it's been a long time that I've written a diary entry, but things have been a bit interesting in my life. I don't even have the excuse of not enough time since I was unemployed most of last year (almost 8 months), and am again unemployed this year.

First, it's been a yera and a half since my last confession^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hentry. The big changes in my life is that I've visited my girl friend in Thailand three times, and have now asked her to marry me. So, at the begining of Feburary, I'm going to be heading back to Chiang Mai, Thailand to get married. I am very happy about this. It'll be good to finally get things worked out, but I'm dreading handling all the visa work the US Government requires. It's a headache.

Second, as everyone knows, SBC Pacbell sucks. I tried to order DSL from sonic.net which resells/provides Pacbell DSL service. The line was suppose to be installed on Dec 12th. No dice. I talked with Pachell on Monday (the 16th) and find out that they hadn't even hooked up my line (they didn't recieve any readings on my line). The night I ask my girl friend to marry me, so I realize that I don't need DSL if I'm going to be moving in a month and a half. I call up sonic.net to cancle my order on the 17th. Pachell decides to wait a week and not cancle the service till the 24th, and tries to charge me for a week and a half of no service. I just filed my complaint today, so we'll see if I get my money back. Don't they know that simply maintaining the network doesn't make them God? If you run a business you have to provide service.

Third, as alluded to above, I'll be back in the job market , looking for either work I can do remotely, or for when I get back from Thailand, probably around May.

Hmm, that's all for now, just ignore me, might be a while again before I post.

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