I got to read the funny papers before anyone else.
Read far too many LiveJournal's and wandered that vast web called the Friends Links too. Bumped into some folks I didn't know were here, and others that I didn't know were still around anymore. Actually risked 'First Contact' and posted a couple comments around too, figured the worst that can happen is I insult them and am told to bugger off.
On other news, the reason
I'm going to Las Vegas some time tommorow is simple. I work for Lantana, Ltd.
I'm the Linux
junkie on their team, and I designed and built the first generation of the router/firewalls we use, as well as co-built the newer, second-generation ones. It's fun, really, dealing with event-related internet service. Get to set up all sorts
of fun technology, wireless staellite links, 802.11 systems, strange prototype garbage you've never seen before, nor will again, etc. And I've found I'm good at that, taking 60-80 laptops and desktops and other machines I've never seen before, that are running God Only Knows What
and figuring out how to set them up, and get them set up, and working together and sharing the internet politely, within about an hour of starting usually.
Anyways, I get to go to Las Vegas, and this is the magic-numbered trip that I lose the ability to count the times I've been to Vegas on my hands, and start adding toes to the counting. And ya' know what? It's still fun. But not for the big, flashy lights. For wierd shit like the Bumbling Buffet as we nick-named it, the local Culinary Union Training Academy is at a Holiday Inn that has $50-a-night rooms, so we usually eat there. And they'll do anything from try to cut the Thanksgiving ham and end up lobbing it across the entire room, to things I won't go into detail here like forgetting the coffee filter on their coffee pots. It's half the price of local food, just as good when it finally gets done, and the mistakes are so ludicrous they're entertainment in their own right. If you get the chance, definately go there at least once, just be patient and polite about requests to fix things, and they'll be patient and polite about fixing even the most minor of problems.0 comments