Archive for January 2000

My first Y2K bug

Ooops, just noticed that my copy of WS-FTP95 LE is not Y2K compliant. The date for pre-2000 stuff appears like this: 991130, but the new stuff is showing up: 1000103! I guess I should upgrade? Nah...

So much for the nice MUNI

I finally had been enjoying riding the MUNI to work, well maybe enjoy is too strong a word, but it was going OK. I was getting a lot of reading done, and I liked the ease of walking out my door and not having to think about anything except finding a seat, opening my book, and not spilling latte down my front. Until now. Looks like I'll be getting an extra 40+ minutes of exercise a day now walking to and from Powell. And I can kiss my seat goodbye during my nighttime ride home.


This is a test to see if this friggin' site is back up! Grrrr....

Trying to resolve the problems

Apologies to all regarding access today, and last night. I don't know what's going on with the web hosting. I can now ftp, but get an internal server error when I go to the page. I'm hoping at some point tonight this will be fixed and megnut will be back online. Thanks for your patience. And this weekend I'm moving megnut inhouse, where it should be more dependable, or at least I'll be able to fix it if it goes down.

Down down down

ARGH! megnut is still down, it's been over 24 hours. I never realized my compulsion to post to my weblog until I couldn't. And now I can, but no one can see it, which makes it even more frustrating -- I've been silenced!!! Anyway, apologies again, and this will either be back up or moved by the weekend.

The precariousness of popularity

Forever down down down, which is a bummer because on Monday I had the second highest number of visits ever, and I'd made it to 14th on the popularity ratings. I feel like a high school cheerleader who got an acne breakout the day before the prom!

It's a man's world, after all

Talk about offensive: a vote for ChipCenter Men of the Decade!

There is no argument that the 1990s saw a revolution in technology. Who in your opinion, have been the most influential in fomenting this fundamental change in our society?

How about including some WOMEN in your list, fuckheads? And two of the choices are Investment Bankers and Venture Capitalists, as if there aren't any women in those industries? Where do I vote for Most Sexist Site of the Decade?

People listen to megnut

ChipCenter's changed it to: ChipCenter Influencer of the Decade. Two of their many excuses why famous high tech women were excluded from the choices were they are including women in the Investment Bankers and Venture Capitalist choices. I guess they forget that society no longer uses "Men" to refer to women and men. We like to use the more inclusive "People."

New calendar for 2000

Wow! Victor sent me a really cool Razorfish calendar that sits along the top of my monitor and is chockfull of crazy designs and also includes some dates and days of the week (on some pages)! It really R.O.C.K.[s] in the USA!

A look behind the megnut curtain

A curious megnut reader asks:

[I] especially loved your line about a cheerleader with acne the night before the prom. Do these things just roll out when you're blogging or do you actually have to spend some time thinking them up?

Answer: I spend many hours every night before bed with pad and pen, writing and rewriting potential megnut posts. Often I cross things out, (I feel like Carrie when they dumped pig's blood on her at the Prom Nah, too graphic) or rewrite obsessively until my writer's bump throbs (I feel like a college high school cheerleader who got a zit an acne breakout the day before the big Homecoming game the prom!)

Faithful readers, a weblog is *hard* work, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. I spend hours a day perfecting my craft.

Score one for the bird

Vegetarians 0, Meat Eaters 1:

Ev: "I'm hungry again, that salad didn't fill me up."
pb: "I'm full. Thank you, turkey!"

Tired megnut

Sorry for the lack of updates, after the Camworld party last night, I went straight to bed and didn't get a chance to write out my usual list of potential megnut posts. I'll put in some overtime this weekend.

An adjustment

All of the sudden, 2000 as a date doesn't look strange to me. It seems absolutely normal. I think I'm ready to accept the future.

My feelings

Lateral my ass! I watched the reply over and over, and I contend that Wycheck was behind the yard line and Byrd was ahead of it. Really. I'm not just saying that because I'm a Bills fan. It was a shitty call. And it put me in a shitty mood.

More on my feelings

Evan, allow me to clarify my belief: Wycheck and the BALL were behind the yard line, and when Byrd caught the BALL, he and the BALL were ahead of it.

An important realization about usability

I know everyone's talking about the AOL-Time Warner merger and I don't want to be a copy cat, but I realize now how wrong I was about AOL. Back in 1996 or so, I was thinking they were about all done for. Why would anyone pay to use them, I thought, when you can get better service cheaper from an ISP? And without the Big Brother feeling? Boy was I wrong. I overestimated the general public's tech savvy, and it's taught me a good lesson. I no longer assume everyone knows as much as I do about computers, nor does everyone feel as comfortable as I do using them. And I realize people will pay more money for something if it's easier to use, regardless of whether it's a superior product.

What does this mean?

No more router-guru training says Syl. Phew. I always hated those courses!

Making poems

Everybody's doing it so why not me?

tailgating with my monitor
and security cameras into
the coolest boots
I could find

My new boots

Here's a picture of me and my new ├╝berboots, finally. They don't look as cool as they really are. And my desk normally isn't that messy. Honest.

What color should I dye my hair?

A while ago, I dyed my hair red, a rather bright red. Well now it's seeming pink, and I don't like that. So I'm soliciting opinions: what color should I dye my hair? Your input is appreciated. Majority rules.

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