June 26th, 2005


Software frustrations

I'm beginning to think I'm not smart enough to deserve a computer. Spent the last hour rassling with Thunderbird (because OE is lame and extremely vulnerable to all the crap floating around out there) only to realize that the reason it wasn't sending was because I had the wrong port setting specified for the sendmail server. Wombat, you dumbass!

Extremely slothful and indolent today. Had originally intended to get up at 1130 and putter around doing mixes and homework, but as it happened I didn't rise until 2 and so far have accomplished...well, not a whole lot. Installing Thunderbird, cleaning up the desktop on the Deskpro...maybe I'll throw Office 97 on here too. Since I'm sitting around doing nothing anyway.

Update Finally whipped Thunderbird's newsreader into shape, so I can just go ahead and delete OE. Yay!
  • Current Music
    Primus - Big Brown Beaver

Social in spite of myself

I probably should have just stayed home and kept my leg elevated last night, but instead I decided to go over to the MNSTF meeting and wish mplscorwin a happy birthday. Which I did; skylarker was there, along with a lot of younger folks I didn't recognize, and a handful of the Old Guard who gave me the obligatory snubs. Haw! The open and welcoming arms of Minneapolis fandom, indeed! It made me feel all warm inside.

Didn't hang around long since phoenixalpha was intent on avoiding Mommie Dearest, and besides I wanted to swing by Claycon and do some of the kill-and-be-killed Unreal deal. Which we did; once phoenixalpha mastered the controls and unleashed her b33r-fueled 1337 skillz, she kicked much ass. It was fun to watch, and I enjoyed it tremendously since I usually got trapped in corners and croaked quickly. We took off a little after 2330, refueled the Sportage, and got home in time to catch the last half of Strictly Butter and the opening hour of the Root Man Show. Which kept me up way too late, but you know that already.
  • Current Music
    random 93X music