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Well, another day goes by...

First of all, I spent a lot of the day assembling the new server. Too bad it doesn't work! I don't know what the problem is... the video card I got from the second hand store was bust (*grumble*), but something else is wrong. It boots to the first screen, but doesn't do a memory check. I think it's either the motherboard, the cpu, or the ram. Tomorrow I'll start swapping parts with my main system to see what doesn't work. Feh.

Well, today I took Iambe's advice and asked someone out. I actually had a very nice coffee with a salesgirl from the local staples. Too bad she's dating her Economics prof.


On a much nicer note, I talked to a dear friend of mine now living in the UK (*wavetollau*). She's well, and busy, and I woke her up at 10am <g> But I got to talk with her anyway. I'll be going out there sometime this spring/early summer, and I can't wait. I need to get out of here for a while.

Also, the peer2peer personals site (, is going great. We have a lack of women looking for men, and an aboundance of 20something men looking for women (gee, go figure), but things seem to be going well. I've been making minor improvements to the site over the last bit, keeping things up and going. Many thanks and kudos to Iambe for her work getting the submissions in and updated.


Gads, what a week. Sorry for the lack of updates, but things have been pretty nuts. This week has been a little stressful, as we've been implementing ISDN support for our product. We're finding that the Spell Caster ISDN cards don't do quite everything that their salespeople promised. Ie: dynamic channel bonding and proper dial-on-demand services. Gak. TGIF.

Things have been arriving all week for the new server (Whohooo!). So all I need is memory and a motherboard (both supposedly coming) and I can start building the box. A buddy of mine locally has offered a quickcam, so I may soon have an AlanCam (or maybe I can finally run that sex site I've always wanted to put up... I'm sure people will pay to watch me code in my underwear (NOT!)).

I've been burning the candle at both ends too, working on a secret project with my friend Iambe. That should be released in a couple of days (fingers crossed).

Boss is off the phone now, back to work.