June 2004 Archives

June 7, 2004

I guess I've sort of gone off the whole web kick or something. Either that or I've just been playing way too much FFXI. I just haven't felt like posting much here or doing anything with the site. Haven't even gotten back to posting things for my MP3 of the Week page. Ah well...

Kids are pretty much done at school, so the halls are quiet again. It's going to be a busy summer here, but hopefully we'll manage to get all the projects done. We'll see.

Dreading the move and wondering how we're going to manage to accomplish it with the weird way things are. May have to live in two places at once for a couple months.

I want cake.

Posted on June 7, 2004 1:12 PM | | Comments (0)

June 17, 2004

Back when I was a lad, I was rather good in school. Geekily, nerdily so. I was concerned when I got B's. I remember when my 5th grade teacher was all worried when I got a C in math, but I managed to get a grip on long division and pulled myself out of that one. Even when the apathy hit and I started not caring so much about school during high school, I was still pulling decent grades and I managed to finish 13th in my class. In college, it was about the same.

But now school kinda scares me because I feel like I've gotten dumber and have really lost some of my capacity to learn. There are a lot of things I feel like I have a hard time "getting". And taking Japanese hasn't helped dissuade me from that notion one bit. I really am not very good at languages. Trying to remember all the grammar rules and vocabulary and kanji is really difficult for me.

But there are times when I feel like I'd like to go back to school for SOMEthing. I'm not sure what, but I feel like there's something out there I want to know everything about. I just have to find out what it is. I have to get that verve for learning back and find some way for learning to be fun instead of frustrating. It's just not fun when your brain hurts.

Posted on June 17, 2004 11:32 AM | | Comments (0)

June 18, 2004
No DSL for you!

Since Speakeasy has a new thing where you can tell them you'll be moving at some point, I tried it out. A couple days later, I got a call from one of their people saying they ran a test on the phone line at the new place... and all I can get there is IDSL. Which, as I recall, seriously blows. Just checking Speakeasy's site, it'd cost twice as much for 10% of the bandwidth. Not really what I'm looking for.

So... despite the rather high cost of cable around here, it looks like I'll have to go for cable. The kinda nice thing is that our channels will finally come in nice. The bad thing is is that now I have to do research on cable companies and switch ALL my e-mail addresses on every site and mailing list I'm on. :P At least basic cable isn't too pricey (only about $14 a month at both Cox and Comcast), so that'll be good.

But still... blah... as if moving wasn't going to be a hassle already...

Posted on June 18, 2004 10:32 AM | | Comments (0)