November 5th, 2003


Man that's weird.

As I previously noted in an entry last night my SideKick got its OS upgrade via OTA around 10:15 PM. I whined a bit that it didn't seem like the radio firmware upgrade had taken place, then went to bed. I spent most of the morning sort of muttering to myself and shaking my head, wondering how I could get one half of the update but not the other. The radio firmware upgrade came this morning at about 8:00 AM -- dig it, that's a ten hour delay between the delivery of one component to the next. Does anybody else find it a little unsettling that an upgrade this "tightly integrated" has such an incredible lag?

In other news I killed quite a bit of time chatting on AIM this morning. I haven't laughed so hard in a long time.

In still other news the LJFM had its first "production" run this morning. I admit I was a little hesitant about letting it run automatically without being awake to keep an eye on the logs -- while everything had been working for me in testing you never can tell how it's going to behave "in the wild" until you throw the switch for the first time. It appears that the Magic Data Fairies did their thing with a minimal amount of fuss though, so that is good. I was rather pleased to see it was quickly adopted by quite a few folks on my friends list and surprised to find that a number of complete strangers had also signed up to the service. I guess word of mouth travels fast, especially when the original author posts a link in his own journal to your announcement.

At least I know the server has some sort of purpose now.
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    Lame SKA coming from my coworker's broken boombox

Amusing tidbit...

I got this via e-mail from Heather, a friend of mine from back in the days when I worked at the DuPage campus. I haven't seen Heather-lady in quite some time but having this sent to me as a way of breaking radio silence is perfectly acceptable. Usually I just delete stupid forwarded e-mails but... this made me snicker.

Are you tired of all those sissy, mushy "friendship" poems that always sound good but never actually come close to reality? Well, here is a series of promises that really speaks to true friendship!

1. When you are sad, ...I will get you drunk and help you plot revenge against the sorry bastard who made you sad.

2. When you are blue, ...I'll try to dislodge whatever is choking you.

3. When you smile, ...I'll know you finally got laid.

4. When you are scared, ...I will rag you about it every chance I get.

5. When you are worried, ...I will tell you horrible stories about how much worse it could be and to quit whining.

6. When you are confused, ...I will use little, easy-to-spell words to explain.

7. When you are sick, ...stay away from me until you're well again. I don't want whatever you have.

8. When you fall, ...I will point and laugh at your clumsy ass.

This is my oath, ...I pledge 'til the end. Why you may ask? Because you're my friend!

Send this to ten of your closest friends and get depressed because you can only think of two, and one of them is not speaking to you right now anyway.

Remember: A friend will help you move. A really good friend will help you move a body.