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Saturday, September 27, 2003

Harvest time in the valley - [9:19 AM]

Sunrise over the San Joaquin Valley!When you buy a piece of fruit, or your favorite veggie, from your local grocer do you ever stop to think about where it came from? I don't think most people do. Chances are pretty darned good it came from the San Joaquin Valley. This morning as I was zipping across the valley headed for work I thought about the importance of this valley to the world. Most "sophisticated" types wouldn't see the beauty of it. It's pretty flat and non-descript, but in the mornings, just as the sun peeks it's head over the mountains it can be quite breathtaking, the Sierra Nevada in the background casting long shadows as far as the eye can see.

Right now the valley is just getting into the swing of the fall harvest. Everywhere you go you'll see trucks hauling one thing or another here and there. Some farmers are preparing their fields for the next crop, others are in the heat of the battle to bring in their crops.

I think Paramount is at the peak of pistachio harvest, sanity should return soon.
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Friday, September 26, 2003

Movie line of the week answer - [5:40 PM]

The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle movie posterDarn, I'd imagine the DNS problems are limiting participation in movie line of the week. I received one e-mail, from Ben Padilla, saying he didn't have the slightest clue what the line was. So, since I'm the supreme commander and grand poo-bah of movie line of the week, I declare Ben our winner! Congratulations Ben!

The correct answer is...

We'll get the DNS thing squared away when I come up for breath.
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Thursday, September 25, 2003

Time for another change - [4:47 PM]

Since my DNS issues persist I've decided to use a different box for DNS resolution. I need to get in touch with a friend and have him get things setup.

I've noticed my hits have dropped way off since this started A MONTH ago, time to get serious about a permanent fix.
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Movie line of the week - [12:07 AM]

Hollywood!Since the Moose has been loose for at least three weeks it's time to put him in a cage! This weeks line comes courtesy of our good friend Moose so he's not eligible to play.

Here's his wonderful contribution...

Actor #1: Don't you guys know about faxes?
Actor #2: Yeah, don't you know about E-mail?
Actor #3: Sure. A fax is a little red critter that hunts geese and chickens. Half of them are males, and the other half are "E-males."

Ok, quick, what movie! Send your guesses here.
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Tuesday, September 23, 2003

DNS issues continue - [11:36 PM]

Well, well, well. Gee why am I not surprised. My !@!#&* DNS problems are still here. Yesterday I could see this site, today I cannot.

Why, why, why.

Good grief, it's just a bunch of numbers.
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Work, eat, sleep, repeat.... - [11:22 PM]

Things have been wild at the new gig, but they're slowing down. I've been told this harvest was nothing compared with last year and we should be ready for a HUGE harvest next year. That's a good thing. Overall things have been pretty quiet with the user base. Little things happen here and there and they're usually more procedural problems than anything else. RC and I have been working from 2PM to 2AM for a while now and my body still doesn't quite like it. The way it works is like this. We leave RC's around 12:30-12:45PM, get here around 2PM, work, bail about 2AM, arrive home around 3:30-4AM, sleep until about 10-11AM, get up, shower and start the whole process again. What's weird about this process is it's not so weird, it's just inverse of a normal crunch time. The thing about it that makes it hard is NOT being able to see my wife and kids. Kim and I pass each other as she's arriving home and I'm headed out the door. Unlike some folks I know I enjoy hanging out with Kim and the girls. The end of the strangeness is near. Starting tomorrow I'll be working from 3PM to 12PM, which will allow me to get back to a normal routine.

Honey, are you ready to have your personal barista back?
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Sunday, September 21, 2003

History lessons, Microsoft, and Blogging - [7:52 PM]

Scoble: "Sunday essay: Why Microsoft won't beat Six Apart." - Fun, interesting read.
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