rone: (ngc4449)

My consumption of social media was heading to a bad place and taking my attention span with it, so i've logged out of Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ in my browsers and devices.  Instead, i'll use LiveJournal to crosspost stuff to FB/Tw for when i actually have something useful to share, and people can comment on LJ with either account if they want me to see it right away, or on FB/Tw and i'll maybe look at it someday.  Meanwhile, i can work on focusing on stuff i want to get done at work and at home.

In the meantime, this story about chinlone, Burma's de facto national pastime, is a long but richly rewarding read.

rone: (cheese)

a box of kellogg's honey smacks

While my wife's away, i get to satisfy my vulgar unhealthful urges.  I rode to Safeway this morning just for this.

rone: (clue jar - take two)

OK, i just had my "can't follow instructions" moment. *sigh*

rone: (evil)

protestor getting peppersprayed in the face; caption: WHARRGARBL

rone: (FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU)

rone, 21:00 or so: "Other than last week's vacation, this has been a shitty month.  At least i haven't gotten sick."

rone, now: "MOTHERFUCKER YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME"

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: (Default)
I've just installed an LJ client on my Motorola Droid, in the hope that maybe this way i'll get back to posting more regularly.

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rone: (Default)
I've just installed an LJ client on my Motorola Droid, in the hope that maybe this way i'll get back to posting more regularly.

Posted via LjBeetle
rone: (simian)

I just took 8 of the top 10 Trending Topics on Twitter and wrote a little story.

rone: (Default)

I just took 8 of the top 10 Trending Topics on Twitter and wrote a little story.

rone: (scohol)

23:30
RON: I have to do one more thing for work, won't take me more than 30 minutes.
KIMBERLY: Right.  You've said that all week and it always takes you two hours.
RON: Not this time, i'm sure of it.


23:40
RON: Shit, this isn't going to work.

23:41
COWORKER: O HAI HLP ME PLZ
RON: Sure.

01:50
COWORKER: THX!!
RON: Ugh.

rone: (Default)

23:30
RON: I have to do one more thing for work, won't take me more than 30 minutes.
KIMBERLY: Right.  You've said that all week and it always takes you two hours.
RON: Not this time, i'm sure of it.


23:40
RON: Shit, this isn't going to work.

23:41
COWORKER: O HAI HLP ME PLZ
RON: Sure.

01:50
COWORKER: THX!!
RON: Ugh.

rone: (quiet)

The dreadful situation at work combined with my crippled state have really done a number on my mood.  I had a job interview today, and i did my best to buck up and be positive, but then my prospective boss asked me what my passion was in systems administration, with the stated expectation that i should say something inane like "setting up VLANs on the switch" or "making backups" (not because he cared what i said, apparently, but because he wanted to see what i said and how i said it).  What made it worse was that i lost my passion for systems administration years ago, and i almost couldn't stand sitting there and baldly lying to his face.  And he clearly could tell something was off, because he kept trying to pin me down on an answer, and i kept tossing off vague and unsatisfactory replies.

My right thumb is hurting again, probably because i'm forced to use it more while my left hand is out of commission.  This sucks.

rone: (Default)

The dreadful situation at work combined with my crippled state have really done a number on my mood.  I had a job interview today, and i did my best to buck up and be positive, but then my prospective boss asked me what my passion was in systems administration, with the stated expectation that i should say something inane like "setting up VLANs on the switch" or "making backups" (not because he cared what i said, apparently, but because he wanted to see what i said and how i said it).  What made it worse was that i lost my passion for systems administration years ago, and i almost couldn't stand sitting there and baldly lying to his face.  And he clearly could tell something was off, because he kept trying to pin me down on an answer, and i kept tossing off vague and unsatisfactory replies.

My right thumb is hurting again, probably because i'm forced to use it more while my left hand is out of commission.  This sucks.

rone: (violin)

I've been bouncing between 'anger' and 'depression' almost without spending any time in the 'bargaining' state.  I'm sick of the cast already.

rone: (Default)

I've been bouncing between 'anger' and 'depression' almost without spending any time in the 'bargaining' state.  I'm sick of the cast already.

rone: (wack)

In a painfully typical version of "en casa de herrero, cuchillo de palo", and despite two previous disk crashes, i finally made a backup of my primary domain server earlier this week on a disk i procured about two months ago.

rone: (Default)

In a painfully typical version of "en casa de herrero, cuchillo de palo", and despite two previous disk crashes, i finally made a backup of my primary domain server earlier this week on a disk i procured about two months ago.

rone: (oops)

rone: "Man, one of the other guys gave me a good kick on the shin.  It's sore."

Teammate: "Aren't you wearing shin guards?"

rone: "Sure, but it went right through it.  Just like this, whack!" [demonstrates by whacking leg with fist] "Ow.  OWWWWWW." [limps off to car]

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