Month: May 2002 blog archive
joyous sorrow - 31 May 2002

Another coworker and I are still at work (look at the time I’m posting this.) It is very early (or late) to still be at work and yet here I am. It’s easy to tell when it’s time to go home because we start laughing at things that aren’t very funny. Stupid jokes, syntax errors […]

Categories: Journal
not-so-directPC - 29 May 2002

As I mentioned previously, my final and last ditch effort at getting a high-speed internet connection was planned for today. The experience was not a pleasant one and deserves a full account of which I have only written half. I have to finish a project for work by Friday, which may cause me to work […]

Categories: Journal
javascript tweaking - 27 May 2002

I’ve added JavaScript to validate the fields in the email form instead of having the server do it. I also have a snazzy little regular expression to make sure the email address is valid. I have received a few emails with invalid email addresses and it’s annoying because I can’t reply to them. This should […]

Categories: The site
browser bonanza - 26 May 2002

There is a secret release of Opera for Linux. I’m using it and I haven’t noticed very many differences so far. It’s crashing about the same number of times and Mozilla is looking more and more stable. Mozilla 1.0RC3 – This just gets better and better. I think I’m becoming a bigger fan of Mozilla […]

Categories: Web browsers
internet access at last? - 25 May 2002

I set up an appointment to have DirecPC installed next Wednesday, but I’m not getting excited until I’m actually on the web. I’ve lived in my condo since January 2002 and have been trying to get high-speed internet access ever since I moved in. So far we still get 100% packet loss to everything on […]

Categories: Journal
cool or not cool? - 23 May 2002

Wired volunteers track “cool” in America – It seems to be giving a lot of power to a few individuals but as long as they’re keeping companies aware of what the latest trends are with success, I guess it doesn’t matter how many there are. It reminds me some of my friends’ parents who would […]

Categories: Journal
whew - 22 May 2002

I think I went a bit overboard on the write-up of my trip to Chicago, but here it is: My Trip to Chicago. Careful, it’s quite long but I’m glad I have a record of what I did now. I got a lot done on my day off. I bought a new shower head, got […]

Categories: Journal
d’oh, it’s late - 21 May 2002

I am taking the day off tomorrow (actually, I’m taking today off, but it’s very early today and since I haven’t gone to bed yet, it seems like tomorrow) so I can catch up on the mundane tasks of life that have gone undone. I am actually looking forward to knocking off a number of […]

Categories: Journal
i’m back - 19 May 2002

Whew. After a fun-filled week in Chicago I’m home again. I plan to write a detailed account of my trip to keep a record of it and in case anyone would be interested in hearing about it. A quick synopsis would be that I had a great time and would have easily been able to […]

Categories: Journal
late at night in the windy city - 15 May 2002

I am in the Guest house at ANL in front of a rather ancient computer running SunOS 5.8 with 32MB of RAM. I’ve been so busy with the scalability testing on the cluster that I haven’t had time to make any updates here and I’ve only had a limited amount of time to check my […]

Categories: Journal
another day at work - 12 May 2002

Spent about 7 hours working on the final preparations for the trip to Chicago. I arrived at 11am and left at 6:15pm but we still weren’t done. The reason I left was to go to a pool party (in both the swimming and cue stick senses) which made for an entertaining evening. I only participated […]

Categories: Journal
preparing for ANL - 11 May 2002

I’ve spent a great deal of time getting ready for the trip to Argonne National Labs. Staying at work until the wee hours of the morning for the past two weeks is wearing me thin. Today things finally began to come together but we still have more to finish tomorrow. I can’t say I’m a […]

Categories: Language
spider-man was great - 09 May 2002

Tonight I watched the human spider swinging through the city in his red and blue suit and I loved every minute of it. The time went by in a flash, keeping my attention the entire time. Well, I can’t say the entire time. The only time my attention wasn’t fully on the screen was was […]

Categories: Movies and Theatre
a blogger’s job - 07 May 2002

Is it the job of a blogger to entertain or simply to convey their feelings? Do they (and should they) care if no one reads their entries? It’s obviously a personal decision but I’m curious what other people think when it comes to writing their entries. I don’t really know exactly how I would answer […]

Categories: Blogging
my spidey sense is tingling - 06 May 2002

I’m getting anxious to slap down my $7.50 to watch Spider-Man. The reviews sound relatively positive and I want to be able to form my own opinion about the red and blue superhero. I would have gone to see it this very eve-of-ning, but I was supposed to pick up a friend of mine at […]

Categories: My Thoughts
blog hopping - 06 May 2002

As you probably know, I have a list of blogs that I visit daily. I often find that a link from one blog will lead me down a path several sites deep. After finding that nothing else looks interesting, I back out of the list and continue browsing. To illustrate with an example, today I […]

Categories: Blogging
schedule? - 04 May 2002

I need to get my schedule back to normal. I went to bed at about 5am and woke up at 12:30pm. I’m probably going to have a hard time getting to sleep tonight too. I was going to go see Spider-Man last night but the only show left was at 12:05am and I had to […]

Categories: Journal
everyone’s got the answers - 04 May 2002

I don’t know how long Yahoo has offered this service, but it looks like they don’t want to be left out of the answering game. Google recently announced their own answering service. This is a change for them to be competing directly. In the search engine arena, Google and Yahoo play nicely together. Yahoo uses […]

Categories: The site
good news and bad news - 03 May 2002

We’ll start with the good news. The Simpsons show will go on. I wasn’t too upset when I heard it was going to be ending, because there are so many episodes that I haven’t seen yet. I’m not anxious for it to end by any means, but it wouldn’t cause my world to come crashing […]

Categories: News
fore! - 02 May 2002

Stories about boyfriends and girlfriends – Interesting to read about what people thought they should have done. The majority of the ones I read said they would have dated the person longer so they could get to know them. Sounds like good advice to me. Extremadura decides to use Linux – It’s great to see […]

Categories: Journal
spelling matters - 01 May 2002

Why you should check your spelling – Aside from being extremely amusing, this site made me think about how I assess people that I only know online. The only thing I know about them is how they write, whether it be via email or web site. If someone can’t express themselves intelligently when writing, I […]

Categories: My Thoughts