Apropos Of Nothing
This weekâ€™s been a busy one at work for me. I had to upgrade the servers, which is always tricky business. People were warned that they needed to back up their stuff just in case, as itâ€™s never a sure bet, even with a good backup. Three of my four servers are done now and it looks like nothing was lost. I had to copy a few things over manually after the fact, but it all seemed to work out fine. Itâ€™s funny, though, how a little thing like taking the servers offline for a week can make a person a lot less invisible. I instantly become the biggest jerk in the world because I have to do my job. Never mind that I warned people ahead of time, I must be mean and spiteful because I have to upgrade the servers. Argh.
I have a touchlamp by the side of my bed that has three levels of brightness. Nutmeg has learned she can turn it on by touching it with her nose. Now, if I donâ€™t get out of bed soon enough for her liking, sheâ€™ll nose the touchlamp through a few cycles. Itâ€™s funny and annoying and cute all at the same time.
Iâ€™m doing a lot of traveling this summer! Illinois last weekend, Kentucky this weekend, Wisconsin soonâ€¦ itâ€™s crazy! But itâ€™s with enjoyable people, so itâ€™s all good. This weekend Jason, Jeannie, Melissa, and I are going to visit Josh and Gretchen. Should be a fun time!
The latest game I reviewed was Forza Motorsport 2 (EDIT: link to review), which allows people to decorate/paint their in-game cars however they want to. I am amazed by some of the designs people have come up with, as it took me twenty minutes to put my name and a penguin on a car. I canâ€™t imagine how many hours it took them to create a likeness of Harlequin from Batman: The Animated Series. Crazy!
If youâ€™re not looking at my Flickr and YouTube accounts regularly, then Iâ€™m afraid youâ€™re missing out on at least half of the total MadMup experience. Add in my Twitter page and thatâ€™s fully three-fourths. Flickrâ€™s great as a photo organizer, but I tend to use it as a random picture collector. I can send pictures to it from my cell phone, and I often do. YouTube gets my random videos, and Twitter is all the little mundane â€œwhat Iâ€™m doingâ€ updates a person can handle.
Speaking of cell phones, I got a new one recently, a Samsung Blackjack. Iâ€™ve been a Nokia Guy for years now, and Iâ€™m fiercely brand-loyal, as many of you know. They didnâ€™t have the Nokia I wanted, so I thought Iâ€™d try the Blackjack. Itâ€™s a SmartPhone, so itâ€™s all Windows-y, and itâ€™s got a full-QWERTY keypad on it, which helps with the grillion text messages I send a month. (Seriously, itâ€™s like Iâ€™m a 14-year-old Japanese girl, with all the texting I do.) Iâ€™m really impressed with the phone and Iâ€™m happy I got it. Itâ€™s slim and light, and it does pretty much what I want it to do. Now if only I knew XML and could design my own start page for itâ€¦
Anyone need a futon? Iâ€™m thinking itâ€™s time I sold mine. Iâ€™d let it go for a pretty good price.
Iâ€™m sure there are other significant bits of info people are dying to hear about, but none are springing to mind currentlyâ€¦ You know how it is â€“ you get old, you start forgetting thingsâ€¦
Enjoy the rest of your week, eh?