Archive for March, 2004

Still here

Wednesday, March 31st, 2004

My headline is two-fold in that I am indeed still online despite my lack of posting here, and I’m also still in Eugene. I’ve got my day job and it’s managing to pay the bills for now. Nuff said on that.

In other news, I’m gaining some excitement in my upcoming trip to SakuraCon up in Seattle. I’ve got the hotel booked (and those going with me need to pay me back soonish), so that much is taken care of. I don’t know if anyone’s seen the Expedia.com ads on TV, but wouldn’t you know it, they actually did manage to get me a good rate. Which is now sitting on my VISA card until my co-con-goers come up with their share. At any rate, it should be a lotta fun and I’ve managed to get some time off from work to make it happen. Megatokyo and Penny Arcade will both be there once again, so that should be entertaining.

Not a whole lot else is going on for me. Same ol’ stuff with going to work and hanging out. Matthew came up to Eugene for Spring Break, which was fun. Even though he is now 21, an opportunity to take him out to a bar did not present itself. Some other time, I guess. =)

I’ve been spending a good deal of my free time playing Final Fantasy these past few weeks. Which, you ask? Well, it depends. If I’m playing, then it’s Final Fantasy X, which I have still yet to defeat. I’m near the end now, so I’m on to playing side-quests. If Megan is playing, then it’s Final Fantasy VII, which is a totally awesome game, IMO. I’m really enjoying re-living this one, even if I don’t actually get to sit at the console most of the time. =) Oh, and if anyone has FFVII for the PC, lemme know. I’m trying to track down a copy of the PC version and they don’t make it anymore.

Tonight I have big plans for TV Watching with Megan. We’ve got Alias and The Simpsons on tape, and then we’ve got The O.C. and The West Wing actually on TV later tonight. Yes, I still watch The O.C. I’m not sure why I find the show so compelling, really. The plot is totally predicatable and the characters always manage to get themselves into the worst possible situations. If this were a horror movie, I’d be constantly yelling “Don’t go in there!” to the screen. As it is, I’ve got Megs saying “Noo!! Don’t sleep with HIM!?! WHY?!?! He’s your daughter’s ex-boyfriend!!!” (You may think I’m kidding about that one, but no, that totally happened.) I guess I like the show because it has enjoyable, if stupid, characters. The writing is snappy and witty and everyone is just so goddamn pretty! Even the nerdy, outcast kid is far more attractive than anyone I’ve ever met in real life. So yeah, 9:00pm on Fox. Be there. 😉

Happy Car = Happy Chris

Wednesday, March 10th, 2004

I’ve been so busy posting about the site, I forgot to mention something very important. The other day I went over to dad’s and together we managed to both get my fog lamps working. They also are now much cooler looking and almost twice the wattage of before. =) F4@R MY L337 1uM1N4Nc3!!! But more importantly than the fog lamps, was that we managed to get rid of that GODDAMN RATTLING SOUND from the back-right end of the car! If anyone’s ridden in my car in the last few months, you know what I’m talking about. It turns out it was the shock absorber not being tightened down enough. The threads on the bolt were kinda worn out so when dad and I put it back on last time, we thought we had tightened it down enough (it felt tight), but it wasn’t. This time we cranked it down REALLY HARD, so it’s not goin’ anywhere! It was much easier to do this time. Thanks dad for all your help with that and the use of your garage, floor jack, and vehicle stands. Couldn’t have done it without you!

So, in site news–you knew I’d get back to that eventually–you might notice that the live camera is once again not on. This should not come as a shock to anyone because it’s often not on. I’m not home and awake for that many hours, and I don’t always want it one when I am. At any rate, this time I’ve got a different reason for having it off, and that’s that I totally formatted and reinstalled my C: drive last night. Good times. It’s been almost a year and a half since I did that last, so it’s about due. Always a good idea to clean house on occassion. At any rate, I haven’t reinstalled the live camera software yet, so y’all can just deal for a bit. I’ll see if I can get it back online first thing when I get home tonight so everyone can see me staring at the computer screen as I get all my applications reinstalled. I don’t have work tomorrow, so chances are I’ll be up late tonight with that. Don’t miss it!

Totally not a Hoax

Friday, March 5th, 2004

The new web cam thing is totally not a hoax. Just to prove it, I’ll leave it on for a few days, even when I’m not there. Ooooo!

Feel like discussing the live web cam, or anything else for that matter? Check out the forum I worked so hard to set up for y’all. Usage has dropped considerably of late. After badgering for over a year to put it up, too… ingrates. 😛

In my world, not a whole lot is new. There’s been some re-assignement of duties at work, but it doesn’t effect me a whole lot, except that I should have a fairly regular schedule for a while now. I should have Thursdays and Fridays off starting next week. Of course, this means I’ll be working weekends from now on, so we’ll see how that goes. Blah.

Experimental ChrisCam

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2004

I’m trying out an experiment of a live webcam in my apartment. I’ve got the thing perched up on top of my desk, which is very tall. Anyways, it should be set up to snap a pic and upload it every minute. Check it out.

Now, this is only going to be interesting when I’m in my living room, so a lot of the time it will just be a placeholder. During work days (Sat-Wed) I’m only here in the evening/nights. Fun stuff, eh?