Monday, January 31, 2005

Stayed Home Today

So I stayed home today to make up for working all weekend.

Instead of getting a lot of packing done, I worked while my fiancé(who
gave me -grief- gentile mocking about not originally accenting the e)
packed up boxes and moved furniture.

It was a nice idea. Unfortunately around 2pm some customer issues
basically kept me at my computer until about 10:30.

Thankfully my mother came down to help out, otherwise my fiancé who was
not at all pleased by my inability to help would have been a real mess.
(As she says she only gave me minimal grief for it, because she is

I did take a break for lunch and to cary some heavy boxes and stuff out
to the storage units.

Then after I stopped doing "work" we packed up some more.

"store-to-door": is amazingly convenient. We had
them drop of three units on Saturday, Loaded them up over the last three
days and they are picking them up -tomorrow- today.

When we move we will call them they will drop them off at the new house
and come pick them up when we are done.

We may actually get a few more before we are done, not having to load
out the whole house in one go is great.

Not having to pack out the house, then pack into a storage unit and
reverse that process when we are done is even better.

Sunday, January 30, 2005


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YakShaving v. intr. [MIT AI Lab, after 2000: orig. probably from a Ren &
Stimpy episode.] Any seemingly pointless activity which is actually
necessary to solve a problem which solves a problem which, several
levels of recursion later, solves the real problem you're working on.

I expect that I will use this space to detail aspects of the Yaks I
shave. Exciting times.

Long Weekend

This weekend,

1) Our refrigerator stopped making cold, and actually last night was
warmer inside than the ambient kitchen temperature.

Fortunately it is ~19deg F outside so moving the frozen foods to the
back deck has prevented a total food catastrophe.
2) The
root disk in my home Solaris 10 box is no longer visible to the scsi
Now I have to remember what disk I used for
the mirror(I think I set up a mirror).

3) This weekend we were supposed to fill three "store-to-door"
containers with the contents of two small bedrooms,

basically all of the books and as much other stuff as can be packed in.
So far we are at roughly 1.5 filled. They are getting picked up Tuesday.

4) Replaced the front door-knob and dead bolt.

5) Some simple work turned into a multi-layer HW and SW problem that
used up more than half the weekend.

Now I am too tired to think properly and we will probably spend a lot of
tomorrow doing more heavy lifting.