(no subject)

Decided that since it's such a pain in the ass to come home from the gym every day and wash and brush 2+ feet of hair, and it's more of a pain in the ass to ride a motorcycle with really long hair, I finally cut it off.



Cut 25+ inches off (it's 25" but it's braided, so more like 28)

(no subject)

This annoys the shit out of me:

There is a poll on Fox News asking if Huckabee should stay in the race, and yet he's on their roster but no mention of the ONLY OTHER REPUBLICAN STILL RUNNING - Ron Paul.

The other day I was in San Antonio, and the hotel I was at gave everyone a USA Today - on the cover was McCain, Romney, Huckabee and Guiliani. This was before Guiliani dropped out, but Ron Paul had firmly whooped his as in every state and yet he was still on the cover, I think there was a single sentence in the article that mentioned Paul, and it was something to the effect of 'once ran as a libertarian, wants to get out of iraq and return to the gold standard' - talk about not getting the full picture.

The polls leading up to the primaries had Ron Paul at 3% and Guiliani smashing everyone without a chance - and now that liberal bastard McCain is leading??? WTF?

Paul is excluded from debates, he is given limited talk time, every single major news organization has ignored him - even though he has raised more money than any other 2 republican candidates combined, he's still the 'long shot'.

It just baffles me, simply baffles me, that they can even begin to call themselves fair and balanced or masquerade as a real source of news. Ron Paul barely shows up on news.google because it just aggregates major news sources and prints whatever is showing up most from the AP, so major news doesn't pick it up - smaller news doesn't report it, people with real desire to know what is going on without having to actually hunt it down don't have access and you end up with Hillary fucking Clinton in office because we didn't have a republican that we could get behind AND got ample media coverage for the masses.

For once I thought I was going to get a chance to vote for the person I wanted to be in office instead of the 'lesser of 2 evils' or "I'm not voting for so and so, I'm voting against blank". Remember kids, lesser of 2 evils is still EVIL. I don't want some corporate pandering bitch in office or some vapid moron who has no grasp of economics. Give me someone with substance and an irrefutable record of having ACTUAL REPUBLICAN ideals and that is the person I want to vote for.

I don't ask for much out of the government. Damned near nothing really. Protection from foreign invaders, a sound currency, and a vessel to which I can navigate my way to personal fulfillment and wealth with and I'll be happy. Freedom isn't just another word for nothing left to lose, it's what makes it so we can gain riches beyond our wildest dreams of avarice by way of capitalism and fair trade.

I'm going to bed.

(no subject)

I would like to go on record as saying 'I hate, I hate, I hate Peter Pan'.

And by Peter Pan I mean Sharepoint 2007, and by hate I really mean carry in my heart the most fowl and loathsome disdain that one can have for that piece of stinking bloody offal of a webservice provider.

Kiss my ass microsoft!

(no subject)

I'd like to preface this by saying that I had forgotten why I don't do things with microsoft products. But in light of my new promotion (that's right folks, I'll be a day creature soon) I have a few projects that can really only be accomplished with the help of Microsoft.

Sharepoint Server 2007 is about the most bloated and convoluted piece of crap I've had the displeasure to endure in the past 5 Gregorian calendar years.

So, here is a ball bra.

(no subject)

A few musings.

First, I've been working on a project at work that has started to really irritate me because of 2 very important things.




The first more than the second.

The issue is that people understand what the project is about and want to contribute what they think they know is right and what they think my project can do, while losing sight of what it is ACTUALLY supposed to do and what it is supposed to be like. It can be very frustrating and would be nice if when requests came down from other departments if they got stopped one level above me with a simple 'No, that doesn't go with the scope of the project'.

Second - I love my FreeBSD server. 480 days of uptime, 99% idle through 99% of the time - the issue is that BSD is remarkably stable and I lose some of my skill at it because the damn thing rarely needs fixing. I have scripts that back everything up on a daily basis and ship it offsite - not that I'm complaining, it's just kind of a bittersweet thing, I love fixing servers and I don't have one of my own that ever really needs fixing.

My god there must be a better way!

So my 'sed' and 'awk' are pretty weak. So I'm hoping someone might be able to shed some light on this.

Lets say I have a returned value that reads like this:

Red Check 1234567 somedomain.com 9/29/2007 2:08:13 PM Wusage Unassigned Blah - ATL P1 TS DSS

IPDMHZ0000ATL2 Wayne Newton

(and yes, that is how the output comes out - with the extraneous spaces and line returns).

And lets say I have, I dunno, 50 of these, in differing orders. I'm trying to figure out how to get the server name (the IPD part) and the ticket number that matches it (the 1234567 part).

The server names can be 2 or 6 letters (all caps) followed by some numbers every time. The closest thing I have come up with so far is:

cat oasislist | grep -i -B1 -A4 DSS | sed '/^$/d' | sed 's/^[ \t]*//' | grep -e "[A-Z][A-Z][0-9]" | awk '{print $1}'

But it's crude and I still don't get the ticket number.

I can get basically the same output without the sed commands (the first one removes extra line breaks, the second is whitespace at the beginning of a line), but I like them and they make me feel more complete as a human.

(no subject)

The other day my boss and I were talking and was just being my normal self, he just kinda hit the brakes and asked why I didn't go to college, blah blah blah. He suggested I do so, which of course set me thinking about 'what do you want to be when you grow up?' and the requisite "when I was a kid I never remember saying 'when I grow up, I want to be in middle management'". Odd timing that I check my friends page and there are half a dozen posts about careercruising.com. So I took it, and below are the results and instructions. No big shocker here for my top 10 (other than #9 and 10).

1. Go to http://www.careercruising.com/
2. Put in Username: nycareers and Password: landmark.
3. Take their "Career Matchmaker" questions.
4. Post the top ten results

1. Industrial Engineer
2. Chemical Engineer
3. Mechanical Engineering Tech
4. Mechanical Engineer
5. Computer Engineer
6. Aerospace Engineer
7. Civil Engineer
8. Electrical Engineer
9. Project Manager
10. General Contractor