Oct 16, 2000

Spitfire


Thanks Mel for informing me I had my dates all messed up on my last few updates, sheeesh where did I lose 2 days from?? Thats really weird, I honestly think I slept through a whole day or something...

I know the olympics are all over and done with, but there's just something about sports bloopers that makes you have to watch them again, and again, and again. So I present to you another painful sports moment: live from Sydney...

Audiophile, one of the two people in my Supra with me at the time I scratched it up, has drawn a comic depicting the reason the accident ocurred. At first I was a little embarrased about the whole ordeal, but the truth has to be told...

Oh, and Audiophile, I finally started reading that book I borrowed from you "Advanced Speaker Systems". As soon as I'm done I will have to start on soul_d's book "Sound Systems for places of Worship". I'm thinking of building a church...

And speaking of soul_d, I swung by his place tonight to pick up some old tires of mine and got drilled by his parents about the TV they figure I left in their backyard. I kept telling them it was Unit3's TV but they kept insisting that I remove it anyway. To make matters worse, I work with soul_d's dad so this could get to be a daily thing...

I should also mention that soul_d gave me a demonstration of his home stereo system consisting of 4 10" subs, 2 15" subs and a pair of horn-tweeters that could break glass. I think he took about 5 years off of my hearing when he blasted some Sir Mix-a-lot towards my fear-stuck face...with bass that actually made my vision blur...I guess thats what you get when you put an auditorium stereo system in a room slightly bigger than my car.


What an adorable bunch...

Somebody broke into the Super-Volare the other night. Well, perhaps I shouldn't say broke into, but rather just opened the door and stole stuff. Actually, I probably shouldn't say stole stuff either, but rather just cleaned my car up. As far as I can tell, they walked off with:

  • A chrome tire cross-iron (my favorite one too!)
  • Four or Five pennies that I had sitting in the console
  • A 4 Litre jug of windshield fluid (Just bought it - $1.59)
  • A Geode rock, which was in a bag sitting on the console.
They may have also stolen some other miscellaneous garbage, but I'm not sure. The only reason that I even noticed that somebody had been in the car was because the glove box was open and the floor looked a lot cleaner. I think they vacuumed it or something.

I really don't think that I should have to go to work tomorrow. About half an hour before it was time to leave on Friday, one of our main servers crashed. The hard drive died, completely, meaning that the whole damn thing had to be re-installed and restored from off-site backup tapes. And, of course, almost everybody had already gone home (including the guy who handles the backups - although we managed to get ahold of him and force him to come back). Needless to say my first 'on-call' weekend was pretty fun, with 4 hours of overtime on Friday night, and 7 hours on Saturday. Luckily, I was able to pull a lot more information off of the dead HD than I originally thought possible so our loss was minimal...which is good, but I'm still a little tired...

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