rone: (cheese)

Ben Wolfson
If I'd known, I'd never have croucester,
Wouldn't chide, contradict, or accoucester:
The vengeance she brings
Takes down paupers and kings,
The unstoppable Duchess of Gloucester.




[livejournal.com profile] ronebofh
I recited a quick Pater Noucester
A vain try for God's favor to foucester
But it fell on deaf ears
My luck was in arrears
I was felled by the Duchess of Gloucester




rone: (anime - (c) 2002 jim vandewalker)

Hot damn, my old Netflix graveyard shift buddy is here.  I knew that the odds of seeing someone here that i know were good.

rone: (FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU)

You know, if [livejournal.com profile] 2wanda and i have to stand in line with a bunch of scruffy, chain-smoking hipsters waiting for the doors to open, i would expect to actually have the band start playing sometime in the vicinity of the posted start time of 21:00.  At 22:35, we said, "Fuck this," and left, because she needs to sleep and i need to get to work.

On the bright side, [livejournal.com profile] stoat recognized us and we chatted a bit over the din of the warmup music (why does the pre-concert music have to be played as loudly as the live music?).  Oh, and the Anchor Steam was excellent and fresh (which it ought to be, given that the brewery is only a few blocks away).  But i'd be hard-pressed to give Bottom of the Hill, or Battles, another chance.

rone: (cheese)

Would have been way funny if, at the State Dinner last night, Obama had played "Hu, Let Xiaobo Out (Liu! Liu! Liu!)".

rone: (bofh)

Two weeks, i hit LISA for the first time in 12 years.  I can't really explain why it took me so long to return, other than the typical excuse of indolence (and, really, from a professional standpoint, that is simply bad form).  It was good to see [livejournal.com profile] _nicolai_, [livejournal.com profile] pir, [livejournal.com profile] gothgeekgrrl, and [livejournal.com profile] gallifreyan, as well as Steve VanDevender, ex-coworkers Grant Talarico and Aaron Fraser, and talk.bizarre's own George William Herbert (pure chance encounter), and i indulged in the opportunity to show them around downtown San José for lunch at Morocco's, Hanuman, and Mezcal.

One thing i learned at LISA was from ARIN regarding the imminence of IPv4 address space exhaustion; if everything breaks right, the last available /8s will be handed out by IANA to the regional internet registries sometime in the second quarter of 2012.  So, adding IPv6 is moving out of the "hardcore early adopter" stage into the "prudent proactive user" stage (but feel free to disagree and call me names).  I also picked up some good tips regarding interviewing, résumé writing, and becoming a better senior sysadmin.

As of this week, i've been working during the day, filling in for someone else in the group who's out (the group is running rather lean as of late).  It's been nice to see people and actually get to have questions answered without having to wake someone up (although i get the impression today that far too many people have checked out early for Thanksgiving).  I hope that i'll be on days permanently soon.

rone: (waagh)

[livejournal.com profile] bryant notes that StackExchange's role-playing games Q&A board is in open beta.  So take a gander and see what you can find and what you can offer.

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[livejournal.com profile] bryant notes that StackExchange's role-playing games Q&A board is in open beta.  So take a gander and see what you can find and what you can offer.

rone: (FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU)

A simple invocation of lynx -dump http://ronebofh.livejournal.com/tag/ | grep ' use' | sort -nr -t - -k 2 | head' yields my 10 most used tags:

  • music - 192 uses
  • friends - 136 uses
  • politics - 131 uses
  • soccer report - 128 uses
  • fuckheads - 122 uses
  • random stuff - 69 uses
  • wine - 67 uses
  • meme - 66 uses
  • food porn - 65 uses
  • pop culture - 64 uses
music: i haven't stopped listening to new music, but i've not gone to any concerts in quite some time.  Not really sure what's going on there.  I wanted to go see Imogen Heap but she was playing in the area while i was in Ecuador.  Pandora has yielded a fair amount of new artists (including Heap) now that i haven't had my XM-empowered car around ([livejournal.com profile] butterflygenius is driving it), but i've purchased a whopping 6 albums and 1 EP in the last 9 months.  I'm probably due for making a run through the wishlist (as well as take out the unwanted to the used CD store).
friends: amazingly enough, i still have some, but i've stopped talking about them because, i dunno, i suck or something.  Maybe they suck, too.  Working graveyard means that Kim and i just want to spend time together and not hang out much with others, although we are taking advantage of our fortnightly clean house and having guests over for dinner every other Friday.  So that's something.
politics: between the Dastardly and the Repulsive, it's hard to really find the desire to talk about this anymore.  I registered GOP to vote in the primary governor election for Tom Campbell, The Last Sane Republican in the Universe, but then he switched to the Senate race and started talking to Tea Party fucknuts, and well, serves me right for trying to game the system.
soccer report: still playing.  Haven't gotten injured since i got back from Ecuador (which i didn't explicitly mention, so i'm sure some of you were wondering when i was coming back).  We ended up tied for last place in Division 9, so we got to enjoy the sweet taste of relegation and are so far 2-2 in Division 10.
fuckheads: as alluded to in 'politics', they're still out there.
random stuff: the frequency of each tag takes a big dip here.  I go through this tag occasionally and recategorize the entries, because i shouldn't have that many of them here; at the same time, i have 29 singleton tags, and that's dumb, too.
wine: still drinkin', oh yeah.  That's slowed down, too, with the graveyard shift (feels funny to have wine with dinner when dinner's your breakfast).  Shit, we went to Livermore for our birthday last year and i didn't write about it.  Livermore is awesome and deserves better press.  I need to follow up on this later.
meme: more of a hall of shame than an active category.  Don't think any of you are bothering with this balderdash anymore, and thank goodness.
food porn: we still love finding delicious new restaurants (and perhaps go a little too often for the good of our pocketbook), and Kim is still an amazing cook.  She just whipped up the best chile verde of all time with half a pork shoulder and homemade tomatillo sauce.
pop culture: maybe i can find a better use of my time, but i fear that my brain is merely playing out the string of infection.








The task will be to coalesce actual writing out of the inchoate sputtering i inflict upon Facebook and Twitter.

rone: (Default)

A simple invocation of lynx -dump http://ronebofh.livejournal.com/tag/ | grep ' use' | sort -nr -t - -k 2 | head' yields my 10 most used tags:

  • music - 192 uses
  • friends - 136 uses
  • politics - 131 uses
  • soccer report - 128 uses
  • fuckheads - 122 uses
  • random stuff - 69 uses
  • wine - 67 uses
  • meme - 66 uses
  • food porn - 65 uses
  • pop culture - 64 uses
music: i haven't stopped listening to new music, but i've not gone to any concerts in quite some time.  Not really sure what's going on there.  I wanted to go see Imogen Heap but she was playing in the area while i was in Ecuador.  Pandora has yielded a fair amount of new artists (including Heap) now that i haven't had my XM-empowered car around ([livejournal.com profile] butterflygenius is driving it), but i've purchased a whopping 6 albums and 1 EP in the last 9 months.  I'm probably due for making a run through the wishlist (as well as take out the unwanted to the used CD store).
friends: amazingly enough, i still have some, but i've stopped talking about them because, i dunno, i suck or something.  Maybe they suck, too.  Working graveyard means that Kim and i just want to spend time together and not hang out much with others, although we are taking advantage of our fortnightly clean house and having guests over for dinner every other Friday.  So that's something.
politics: between the Dastardly and the Repulsive, it's hard to really find the desire to talk about this anymore.  I registered GOP to vote in the primary governor election for Tom Campbell, The Last Sane Republican in the Universe, but then he switched to the Senate race and started talking to Tea Party fucknuts, and well, serves me right for trying to game the system.
soccer report: still playing.  Haven't gotten injured since i got back from Ecuador (which i didn't explicitly mention, so i'm sure some of you were wondering when i was coming back).  We ended up tied for last place in Division 9, so we got to enjoy the sweet taste of relegation and are so far 2-2 in Division 10.
fuckheads: as alluded to in 'politics', they're still out there.
random stuff: the frequency of each tag takes a big dip here.  I go through this tag occasionally and recategorize the entries, because i shouldn't have that many of them here; at the same time, i have 29 singleton tags, and that's dumb, too.
wine: still drinkin', oh yeah.  That's slowed down, too, with the graveyard shift (feels funny to have wine with dinner when dinner's your breakfast).  Shit, we went to Livermore for our birthday last year and i didn't write about it.  Livermore is awesome and deserves better press.  I need to follow up on this later.
meme: more of a hall of shame than an active category.  Don't think any of you are bothering with this balderdash anymore, and thank goodness.
food porn: we still love finding delicious new restaurants (and perhaps go a little too often for the good of our pocketbook), and Kim is still an amazing cook.  She just whipped up the best chile verde of all time with half a pork shoulder and homemade tomatillo sauce.
pop culture: maybe i can find a better use of my time, but i fear that my brain is merely playing out the string of infection.








The task will be to coalesce actual writing out of the inchoate sputtering i inflict upon Facebook and Twitter.

rone: (kimmy `n' rone)

Earlier this week, [livejournal.com profile] tyggerjai and [livejournal.com profile] bunnikins stopped in lovely San José, so [livejournal.com profile] 2wanda and i, plus [livejournal.com profile] elmuchacho, met them for lunch at Morocco's Restaurant.  It was a lovely repast, from start to finish, and we were regaled with tales of high-flying Russians.

Saturday, Kim and i had brunch and conversation with [livejournal.com profile] syringavulgaris and [livejournal.com profile] blarglefiend at Scrambl'z, which is what you'd get if Denny's didn't suck.  Later that night, we headed to [livejournal.com profile] dr_memory and [livejournal.com profile] missionista's last hurrah party before the birth of their child, where i finally met [livejournal.com profile] illspoken, who is a delightful conversationalist.

Remember, if you come to town, contact me.  Then offer me food or booze.  Only good things can happen.

rone: (Default)

Earlier this week, [livejournal.com profile] tyggerjai and [livejournal.com profile] bunnikins stopped in lovely San José, so [livejournal.com profile] 2wanda and i, plus [livejournal.com profile] elmuchacho, met them for lunch at Morocco's Restaurant.  It was a lovely repast, from start to finish, and we were regaled with tales of high-flying Russians.

Saturday, Kim and i had brunch and conversation with [livejournal.com profile] syringavulgaris and [livejournal.com profile] blarglefiend at Scrambl'z, which is what you'd get if Denny's didn't suck.  Later that night, we headed to [livejournal.com profile] dr_memory and [livejournal.com profile] missionista's last hurrah party before the birth of their child, where i finally met [livejournal.com profile] illspoken, who is a delightful conversationalist.

Remember, if you come to town, contact me.  Then offer me food or booze.  Only good things can happen.

rone: (kimmy `n' rone)

[livejournal.com profile] thedarkages sent me and [livejournal.com profile] 2wanda a lovely gift for our anniversary, a copy of The Orchestral Music of Charles Ives performed by Orchestra New England (which he found on my Amazon wish list, hint hint).  I'd put that on the list because it contains the "Country Band" March, which i enjoyed hearing performed at Carnegie Hall.

You are a scholar and a gentleman, sir, and thank you again.

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[livejournal.com profile] thedarkages sent me and [livejournal.com profile] 2wanda a lovely gift for our anniversary, a copy of The Orchestral Music of Charles Ives performed by Orchestra New England (which he found on my Amazon wish list, hint hint).  I'd put that on the list because it contains the "Country Band" March, which i enjoyed hearing performed at Carnegie Hall.

You are a scholar and a gentleman, sir, and thank you again.

rone: (mesna)

[livejournal.com profile] kjc007 asked, "Why aren't there more LOLZombies?"  So i wrote a caption, to which she replied, "YES! Now where's the pic of the cute zombie to go with this capshun?"  So i Googled for 'cute zombie' and...

girl in zombie makeup: U HAD BRAINZ... but i eated them

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[livejournal.com profile] kjc007 asked, "Why aren't there more LOLZombies?"  So i wrote a caption, to which she replied, "YES! Now where's the pic of the cute zombie to go with this capshun?"  So i Googled for 'cute zombie' and...

girl in zombie makeup: U HAD BRAINZ... but i eated them

rone: (imminent destruction)

Speaking of systems administration in The Other Place:

rone: I'd love the job more if the industry weren't overrun with fuckheads at all levels.

Nix: But that's true of *all* jobs, and all humanity, everywhere, forever.

rone: No, man, what we have here in Silicon Valley is far from fucking normal.

[livejournal.com profile] allbery: Which is why you need to fund my new startup based around XML modelling of Facebook relationships, through which it's possible to build a metadata repository of all interesting people in the world and hire only perfect employees!  I call it WebHire 3.0!  It will revolutionize the way that people work by letting them conduct all interpersonal relationships through Twitter!





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Speaking of systems administration in The Other Place:

rone: I'd love the job more if the industry weren't overrun with fuckheads at all levels.

Nix: But that's true of *all* jobs, and all humanity, everywhere, forever.

rone: No, man, what we have here in Silicon Valley is far from fucking normal.

[livejournal.com profile] allbery: Which is why you need to fund my new startup based around XML modelling of Facebook relationships, through which it's possible to build a metadata repository of all interesting people in the world and hire only perfect employees!  I call it WebHire 3.0!  It will revolutionize the way that people work by letting them conduct all interpersonal relationships through Twitter!





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For those moments when "couldn't care less" just won't do, J. D. Falk conceived the terminally descriptive "This one goes to mehleven."

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For those moments when "couldn't care less" just won't do, J. D. Falk conceived the terminally descriptive "This one goes to mehleven."

rone: (thanks)

Two weekends ago, Kim and i ran away to Calistoga for restoration via mud bath and massage at Golden Haven Hot Springs.  On our way there, we stopped at our favorite wineries, Summers and Ehlers Estate; on the way back, we stopped at Heitz, whose Grignolino wine and port i've admired for some time.

Last weekend, i nerded it up, as ever, at DunDraCon, but i did not neglect my sweet Kimmy on Valentine's Day, and brought her flowers and a card, and then took her out to sushi. DDC was fun as always; although i missed seeing some of the usual suspects, i did get to see [livejournal.com profile] vanmojo and [livejournal.com profile] dr_strych9, albeit in passing through the LARP in which they were participating (not judging you, guys... well, not too much).

Tonight, Kim and i drove to San Francisco to spend a little time with old Macromedia coworkers.  It's obvious that we're a bunch of nostalgic romantics, and that's fine with me.  I wish we'd've been able to get there earlier and stay later, but an hour-long drive home is always rough.

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