No naps make an unhappy arcterex.

Hi there. I’m trying to use the website to do job
searches, but it seems to have a problem with the browser that I am

I am using the latest version of mozilla under linux (best known as
the new netscape release), yet your site tells me I need IE 5.x.
First of all, this is the sort of prejudice that destroys the purpose
of the internet, that is, access to information. I understand not
allowing or giving warnings for old versions of software, but not
against the newest versions of browsers.

When I go to the “job
” page I get the following message:


Notice To All Users:

This is a private computer application and is the property of West Coast
Group. It is for authorized use only. Users (authorized or unauthorized)
have no explicit or implicit expectation of privacy. Any or all uses of
this application may be intercepted, monitored, recorded, copied,
audited, inspected, and disclosed to authorized site and law enforcement
personnel, as well as authorized officials of other agencies, both
domestic and foreign. By using this application, the user consents to
such interception, monitoring, recording, copying, auditing, inspection,
and disclosure at the discretion of authorized site or West Coast Group

Unauthorized or improper use of this application may result in
administrative disciplinary action and civil and criminal penalties. By
continuing to use this application you indicate your awareness of and
consent to these terms and conditions of use. LOG OFF IMMEDIATELY if you
do not agree to the conditions stated in this warning.

Your Session Has Timed Out, Please Logon Again.

User Name: joborders

Password : *******



When I hit that login button (going to the site with IE does not produce
this screen) I get the same page except instead of the “session has
timed out” message, I get:


Your Internet Browser is not compatable with this application. You must

use Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.x.

I am sure that there is a check in the .asp page for “netscape” or “ie”,
intended to keep older versions of netscape from accessing the page,
however, this is preventing new versions of non-microsoft browsers from
accessing the page as well.

If something could be done to allow me and others in my situation to
access the page, it would be much appreciated.



What??? So I like to bitch…

Before I forget, thanks Tig for his take on the weekend
and reminding me about the stripper at the club 🙂

Been a rough day. I did get back from Edmonton ok, after about 14 hours of
driving (including stops for food, breaks, etc). To help me survive the drive I
got myself a copy of the audiobook of
by Stephen King and Peter Straub. I probably would have gotten
something else (the book is long and creates about 28 hours of audio, so I’ll be
listening to the rest of it for a long time), but I wanted to support
the fact that they were selling it on mp3-CD, which plays just great in my car stereo. Fit 28
hours on 3 normal CDs!

I have put the pictures from the trip that turned out in the gallery. I was quite disappointed by the number
of pictures that didn’t turn out. I’m not the photographer my dad is by any
means, and probably have been doing something stupid by using the wrong type of
film (400) for everything. Oh well… practice practice practice right? That’s
why the camera has a new film in it, ready to record cuteness in cats or
whatever else comes my way.

For some reason today was really rough. Almost as bad as yesturday, when I had
to drive down to Seattle and back to the SPUG meeting (forgetting SilverStr, and feeling really shitty
about that). Somewhere along the way in all this bright sun I seem to have
picked up a cold. The entire trip yesturday I had a lovely dripping nose :-~(
Not a hay-fever type nose thing, just an ugly sniff and drip. Still had it all
today and my energy has just been sapped out. I even ended up falling asleep
for a bit this evening on the couch (that is why I love my couch, it’s so good
to sleep on….), which I pretty much never do. I didn’t get any evening food
in me till almost 9, and my lovely long list of things to do was left untouched
until tonight (and is still only half done). I’m feeling a bit better now, more
energetic anyway, but still sniffing like a bugger. Bah. My fish is however,
nicely happy in his new (old) fishbowl, the one with a top on it so that the
cats can’t use it as an alternate water dish. Speaking of cats, they have
forgiven me for leaving them for so long and have started bestowing love on me.
It’s nice, though when you get to bed at 4am and have a kitten decide that you
are the greatest thing in the world at 8am….

Ah yea, the work situation. It looks like I’m going to get a contract to do
some work on redoing the backend of the userfriendly site with Yohimbe. That’ll be
cool, though probably not that long. I also have left a couple of resumes in
Edmonton with Tig and Firefly’s friends’s boyfriend, which have been passed on
to those in power. The place that asked me to come in for an interview on one
of the days I was in Edmonton, Zoolink has said
ok to me coming in tomorrow for an interview as well, so fingers crossed about
that. They needed a perl/asp type guru, and I figure I can fake that easily

[Insert random bitch about the labor board claim, different information coming
from different sides, indecision, ponderance, and all else that goes along with

So much to do, so much to do. Still needing to be done from the list:

  • clean out fridge
  • vaccuum
  • laundry (only two loonies, so only the towels and sheets)
  • update journal (almost done)
  • set up forum/blog/mailing list for the horse council people
  • get battery for the cordless phone
  • put hard drive into fishbowl