The Daily Grind

Random ramblings from a random admin.

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Snooze

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Must not fall asleep on the m , n8bbhgvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv

Procrastination!

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For those of you in the know I’ve been playing squash for about 5 years now, pretty much once a week.

About a year ago I changed squash partners after my friend did in his knee, I now play with someone with a tennis swing and who’s managed to hit me in the neck with the ball when we’re side by side.

This has made me flinch whenever I serve and the ball is on his forehand… and made me think about buying some eye protection for about a year now.

So today… finally… after so much procrastination…

… I got hit in the left eye with a ball.

Does this eye-patch make me look sexy, me mateys?

Ok, so those with IE might notice I’ve been playing with embedded fonts. (c:

The complaints continue.  And not just about the font!

I received a nice little email from Managed.com (it doesn’t take much to find out where the server is now hosted) forwarding me on a complaint and asking me to deal with it.  Vaguely similar to a certain LJ abuse complaint, tho Managed are a lot more amiable in their approach than LJ.  Then again, I am paying them so one might expect that.

Anyway, the tech and I had a polite little chat and.. well I don’t really need to divulge what we said or agreed upon, I’d rather you all leaped to your own conclusions.

Along a vaguely similar vein; the new server is running bloody well, touch wood.  I’m surprised at how quick the site now is, both in terms of the rendering and delivering of the pages.  I only opted to get the server with one disk in it at the start because I didn’t want to spend a lot up front if the service didn’t perform, but now I’m thinking of upgrades, and it hasn’t even been a week.

Well due to fairly fortunate timing of a RAID meltdown RPoL (and thus this little page of ramblings) is now hosted in America.

Some of you may be aware that times have been rather interesting for me of late, least of all being Internet stalked.  Oh yes, and what jolly fun it is.

Unless you’ve had your head in a bucket you’ll also know that I recently got my arse fired, without any warning I might add.  Now one wouldn’t be surprised to find that I was a little put out by this and have been trying to pursue what I believe is fair compensation.

Besides random crap I like to post stuff here that keeps friends (whether they be real or virtual) informed of what’s going on.  Rather than email all about my latest trials and tribulations I opted to post it on my blog spot, or whatever a thing such as this is called these days.

Considering the server migration had not yet taken place I thought I’d best post such an entry in my LiveJournal.  I didn’t think much of it as I only know of about 6 or so people that know of it, let alone read this thing or my LiveJournal… but considering I was posting it on the Internet I decided I best encrypt the names of those involved.  I didn’t think I was breaking any laws by posting it, I still don’t, but I felt “better safe than sorry” and all that.

It was a pretty straight forward post, basically a copy any paste of what I entered into my unfair dismissal application.  No huge rant and rave, no “what a bunch of…” or anything, just the facts.  I think the worst thing I typed was “not so innocent”.

Now it was on the Internet, for sure, but considering I don’t publish it anywhere, don’t announce or advertise it, and have only told a few people about it, I thought it was pretty private.

Alas it wasn’t private from the artist formally known as dollsteak.

Aha, he spotted it, and wouldn’t it serve me right if he then emailed as many people at my ex-work as he could think of about my entry warning them of litigation.  Like I’d post it on the Internet before I served the papers on them.

Maybe he’s hoping that he’ll teach me a lesson for not publicly apologising to him (after all, the second to last correspondence I had from him utilised the phrase;

“All I want is my reputation back… and I will have it one way or another.  Best to do it your way and take credit for being the better man than let me do it in some underhanded method.”

Maybe he though that jeopardising 6 months salary was the best way of getting his reputation back.

After all, his last message to me did say “We are mature adults.”, and that’s certainly a mature thing to do.

But it doesn’t stop there, of course not.

So I removed my post.  Fine; it’s not private, I’ll remove it.  Of course, I had to give him credit, so I publicly did.

Ooops, bad move, somebody made a complaint to LiveJournal.  Heh.

From: abuse@livejournal.com (LiveJournal Abuse Team)
To: <myemail>
Subject: Your LiveJournal Account [77-303926]
Date: Sat, 3 Jul 2004 06:10:55 UT

Dear LiveJournal user jaseisonlj,

It has been brought to our attention that you have posted a full name in your post located at http://www.livejournal.com/users/jaseisonlj/557.html. Please remove the name T….. J D… on or before 12:01am, July 6, 2004, or face further action taken against your account. Thank you for your cooperation.

Regards,
LiveJournal Abuse Team

I couldn’t and still can’t see anywhere in the LJ where it states that a full name cannot be used, so I didn’t see any problem with mentioning T….. J D… at all.  So I queried them back asking about it stating I’d leave it until I heard back from them.

In the meantime someone had suggested tagging the entry viewable by friends only, meaning only other LJ users on my friends list.  I had previously decided not to do that as there’s only four people on the list, but then I realised four people being able to read it was better than none, so I restored the old entry.

I guess it was just as well, because LJ abuse never got back to me, slackers. (c:

Ka-BLAM!

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Today I got fired.

Nothing!

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I keep on visiting here and thinking I should post something.

Unfortunately I don’t really have anything to say.  My life isn’t incredibly exciting or anything, I mean yesterday consisted of neighbours alarms going off, going to work, going to the gym, eating too much chocolate and then sitting at my computer and chatting.

But the dilemma I have is I feel I really should add something to the site.  Maybe it’s because I feel I need to be entertaining for the reluctant few that read this out of some kind of twisted obligation, maybe it’s because I desperately want to be entertaining… but when I don’t have anything of substance to say, is it all right to just waffle on and waste your time with inane drivel?

I didn’t really leave you with much of a choice there, did I?

@_; - Bored!

I am evil!

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We’ve always known you should keep small children away from me, but here’s an e-mail I just received…

I’m writing on behalf of Sir Apple Strudle, GM of Strawberry Flan, who has been somehow blocked from accessing RPOL.NET from China.  Apple is on the last few months of teaching English in Shanghai.  Access was blocked approximately two weeks ago.  What we’re trying to determine is whether there was some change on your end that might have resulted in this blocked access.  China’s firewall restrictions are what originally recommended moving our game to your site from 2d10, which was also blocked.  Any thoughts or suggestions on how we might proceed would be greatly appreciated.

Names have been changed to protect the oppressed.

And here I was thinking China would dig my totalatarian dictatorship gig!

I thought I better post something for the month, lest this crappy script o’ mine gets upset when there’s not a post for an entire month.  O’ the humanity of it all!

Christmas was fun yet a tad sad without my gran, but my family gets on well enough so a fun day was had.  I still don’t think I’ve fully recovered from eating so much food on Christmas and Boxing day.

I’m supposed to go to two NYE parties tonight, and quite frankly I can’t be bothered going to either, the apathetic bastard I am.  But one must be sociable, plus I know I’ll enjoy myself once I’m there among friends.

It’s been a very dry year for me, not a single date to tide me by. \o/ All in all I think it’s easier to give up on the whole shenanigans so that’s what I’m trying to do.  It’s not a new year resolution though, I don’t believe in them; either do it `cos you want to or don’t do it at all, don’t force yourself because of some drunken midnight promise to yourself.

I’d now like to take this opportunity summarise this post and everything else I’ve said and done through the year;

No, I don't really have a point.

Cheerio for another year.  Hugs ‘n’ kisses and assorted terms of endearment to all my friends and readers, you fools!

@_; - Wow, on a scale of one to ten… I am so drunk.

Breaking my jaw

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This fruit juice tastes weird.

You know you’re tired when you dislocate your jaw.  I didn’t do that.

However I recognise the fact that when you get out a glass for juice and a mug for coffee, and you start spooning the coffee into the glass, one might actually need a bit more sleep.

Lookout world, it’s grumpy jase!

I saw yet another movie last night, “Bruce Almighty”. I wasn’t too eager to see the movie, but another night sitting on your butt eating junk food watching a huge screen can’t be a bad thing, can it? All in all the movie was good, funny, which one would expect, nay, demand from a Jim C movie.

And for those who like to fiddle with such things, my latest two favourite program thingies are;

MyIE2 – A tab browser and other stuff wrapper for IE.
ieSpell – Spell check for IE. Works in MyIE2 too.