Another day, another dollar. I stayed up too late last night watching American History X. That movie kicked ass. If you havent seen it already, it’s about a nazi skinhead (Edward Norton) who after killing two people ends up in jail. When he gets released, his perspective on things has changed completely.. etc. I dont wanna give away the story, but it was very cool. Check it out if you havent already.
Got both hard drivez reformatted and partitioned in the web server. I don’t know that you will notice anything client-side, it was done mainly to re-allocate disk space from old partitions to give more to the ones that were starting to hurt. I also setup a caching nameserver last night. Now I just need to take the time to model our firewall, since the server is built and ready to go. Time to go get some food.
Nothin like hitting up hard times cafe for chili & beer. It always makes the rest of the day so much easier. I just realized this afternoon, that after tomorrow, I wont be back in my office for a whole 11 days! Now granted, I’m still working from home on Friday, and on call through Saturday, but I don’t hafta come out to bumfuck maryland everyday. Plus, I’m really looking forward to my cisco class next week.
For those of you that are regualr visitors to either half-asleep.com or stvlive.com, I apologize for downtime over the past two days. I have been making some adjustments to the www server, to make things run more efficiently. I will be bringing the server down again tonight for a while, to do some backups, and repartition the second drive.
My body is feeling the pressure of the lack of sleep, and excess stress. I felt like my heart was going to explode when I was coming into work.
For some reason, my damn NT Domain login at work keeps getting locked. It’s pissing me off. Of course IS has no idea what the problem is, so I juzt keep calling them to unlock it. I disconnected all of my network shares and rebooted, hopefully that will have done the trick. But hey,.. this is microshaft, nothing surprises me.
Just found out we were approved for a mortgage through Bank of America!!! Now I am just waiting to hear back from a couple more places, and I am sure that if BofA approved us, we wont have a problem elsewhere, so I can afford to shop for the best rate now.
Okay, you ever do something and forget to do one simple thing, and it completely hozez the whole thing? I do, I do! Last night I was repartitioning some space on the www server. This should be a relatively simple task since I was completely wiping out a 5g partition, then creating new partitions on …
Bleh, another Monday morning. Hopefully something good will come out of today though. I am waiting on word from two lenders about the mortgage. I just want to get this part done already, so I can focus on things towards the actual move. I have been very reluctant to do anything, in the slight chance that we might not get this house. Once I know that I have a loan, it’s all downhill from there. And on the plus side, bell satanik (verizon), has ended the strike 99%. Of course the slackers out in front of my offices are still striking. I guess this is because their regional hq is around the corner.
Went out to see the house today, itz looking great! After taking some picz and looking around inside, we went over to the sales office to take care of some paperwork. Much to our surprise, the paperwork was so change who we were getting our loan through, so that the builder would still pay $5000 at closing! Apparently, since we were turned down by their “preferred” lender, we still qualify for it. This is a huge weight lifted off of us, as we have the money, just would much rather spend it on other stuff once we move in.
After we were done there, I drove us over to Great Falls, Va. I have never actually been into the park in all the time I’ve lived in Va. It was great! We hiked for a couple hours, and climbed around like dumb asses on the rocks. I think I will buy an annual national park pass once we move, cuz we’re only about 15 minutes from there, and of course we’ll be closer to the Shenandoah Mountains, which are always fun to visit. Check out Steph’s journal for picz from both.
Friday is over! now I get to go sit in wonderful pissy weather, dc friday evening rush hour traffic.
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