October 29th, 2003

running, bomb tech


LAN is not dying on me. Chronos and Tigereye are both not on fire. Subnet masks are same. Should be on same subnet.

I can ping Chronos. Chronos can ping me. Just, Chronos can not get out on the web.

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Called the BOfD (in the person of eng1ne) for more hacking at poor Tigereye.

Little miss computer is under the delusion that she's got two NICs, see, which is causing no end of trouble. She actually only has one, but when the L1 tech support guy had me change the card over to being half-duplex and 10Mbps, this tricked her.

Sometime when I'm more awake (like, maybe tomorrow night), I'll call Dell back and work on this some more.
high energy magic


Gemini Horoscope for week of October 30, 2003


Gemini (May 21-June 20)
"You may have been born to be a worrywart," says Edward Hallowell in his book Worry: Controlling It and Using It Wisely. "Some people have a nervous system that is like an alarm system that goes off too easily." In my experience, only about eight percent of the Gemini tribe fit this description in normal times. But between late October and mid-November every year, the number zooms. Many of you suddenly act as if you're hard-wired to generate anxiety. You seem to enjoy scaring yourself silly. Why? What's going on? It's true that this is a favorable time to confront your doubts and fears. But the point is to conquer them, not let them consume and demoralize you. My advice, then, is to unleash your inner warrior immediately. Halloween costume suggestions: your favorite superhero or crusader for justice.
...or, alternatively, garnetdagger. And I've been working on the anxiety thing specifically. When sithjawa was writing Sunday night, I got all in a tizzy because I was worried about maybe having done something wrong. Then I realized I was kind of mentally making an ass of myself, and forced myself to explore all the futurepaths that I could, not just the negative one my mind had clamped onto. Turned out to be nothing like I'd been worrying, of course...

Cancer Horoscope for week of October 30, 2003


Cancer (June 21-July 22)
New species of delight are headed your way, lucky one. Outbursts of exotic bliss await you. There's only one obstacle that could interfere with your enjoyment: your attachment to old familiar ways of stirring up the good times. Be willing to put them aside, at least temporarily, so that you can be fully available for sources of future happiness. Keep William Blake's poem in mind: "He who bends to himself a joy / Does the winged life destroy; / But he who kisses the joy as it flies / Lives in eternity's sunrise." Halloween costume suggestion: your favorite bird.
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The lady from the office should be by soon with the vacuum cleaner we are to borrow.

Gha, alas, we are vacuum-cleaner-less.

The floor has collected nast. This must be corrected pre-party.
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Who's all coming to the paaaaaaarty?

Poll #198210 Speaking of my Halloween party...

Are you coming to my Halloween party?

Reply hazy, ask again later

And this is because....

I'll be there, OK?
Not coming because I'm not local.
Not coming because I'm not interested.
Not coming because of other commitments.
Not coming because my schedule sucks ass.
I don't know if I'm invited or not.
I'm answering this poll after you threw your party.

This party is a potluck! I am bringing...

...nothing, because I'm not attending.
...something to drink that is not alcoholic.
...something to drink that is alcoholic.
... pretzels or chips or something.
...carrot sticks or other veggie platter thingy.
...a main dish.
...something that you didn't mention.
...eeek, I can't bring anything!

Do you have any special dietary needs?

Not coming, not relevant.
Coming, but nothing special.
Coming, and yes -- I'll comment.
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I love my health. Not.

Disconnected, dizzy. Not fainting, but not entirely together at all.

My sleep schedule's been wonked. My health has been wonked, in part because of the smoke, in part because of the sleep.

Have not been eating at all right. Suspect, because of the connection coming back to me, that this dizziness and so forth was because I hadn't really eaten since the thing that was breakfast, which was around lunchish because of sleep schedule.
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...I am protected from pr0n at the bottom of the stairs.
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I've been utterly flooded with the gooshiness, relationship-wise.

It's coming at me from both sides.

Darkside has been especially warm and even perhaps slightly flirtatious lately.
My Pretty is warm and snuggly and very pettable.

wild rose


votania got stuff for her birthday.

Evidently marxdarx did not interface well with the perfume.

Therefore, I have been given her The Healing Garden Green Teatherapy perfume spray thingy.


The scent makes me giggle and grin for no real rational reason.