Child’s Play, 2

Last time, I mentioned Child’s Play over at Penny Arcade. After talking it over with a few people, I thought I’d try to drum up a donation from friends and family.

Basically, I’m hoping to get 10-15 people together and have each of us donate maybe $10 each (or more, or less!). If we do that, we can afford something like a gamecube & game, or even just a large collection of smaller stuff.

So, if interested parties were to e-mail me, so I could gauge interest, I think we could help out in a big way.

So, e-mail me! or leave comments!


Child’s Play

As most of you know, I’m a regular reader over at Penny Arcade. Y’all should go over to this news item. They’re working with the Seattle Children’s Hospital and to put together a wishlist for the children.

I thought that was awesome, and worth linking to. You can buy stuff off of the list, and you can also donate money that will go towards gifts.



I’ve been listening to “The Confrontation” from Les Misérables.

Listen to me! There is something I must do.
This woman leaves behind a suffering child.
There is none but me who can intercede,
In Mercy’s name, three days are all I need.
Then I’ll return, I pledge my word.
Then I’ll return…

Men like me can never change
Men like you can never change
No, 24601,
My duty’s to the law

Of all the songs, that’s one of my favorites (there are others, to be sure – this one just sticks in my mind a lot). It’s mostly the confrontation (fancy that) between their two wills. Like… they’re both right – Javert can do only what is doing, and it’s what leads to his death. “Men like me can never change.”

I wonder if the law is required to think that men can’t change? If it’s something that’s necessary for it to function? “You have no rights. Come with me 24601.

Why am I listening to this at 3:45 AM? I have no idea.


all work and no play…

So, I’ve been sitting here doing work for my networks class almost since I got up. I’m a little tired of it, but I’m making progress, so while it’s not what I’d prefer to be doing on a saturday afternoon, it’s doable.

I’m doing most of my work on my laptop, and occasionally I use my FreeBSD box to do some lookups and such.

Well, after a while the screensaver on aforementiond freebsd box kicks in (it’s set to random, so it’s always a little surprising. This time, it starts typing “All work and no play make Jack a dull boy.”

Over and over again.

I think my computer is trying to tell me something.



Booty Essentials is Bootylicious. That’s all you need to know.

Comments should be up soon. I’m tweaking the writeback flavors.


too late? too early? too soon!

It’s really late, and what am I doing? wondering why that extra date is sitting up at the top. I have a good idea, but I that doesn’t help me with the “how to make it go away.

Well, I’m going to shower, because that will wake me up. And then I’m going to read some papers and stare at some source code. And then? I’m going to think intelligent (well, sort of) thoughts. And listen to REM. (incidentally, this is a great way to test links – I really am a tool).


Blosxom is the Futar

The blosxom configuration was ridiculously easy. Now, I just have to change DNS entries to point over here. I wanted an HTML layout that wasn’t quite as busy as the last one (what with all the “links” and “colors”). I also want to bring back, which may happen once I find a free few hours (right…).