May 8th, 2006

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The good news and the bad...

First the bad: DNS is still fucked up. Also Verizon blocks port 80 and 25. Port 80 is the port used for webpages. Port 25 for mail.

The Good: I'm moving soon so the blockage doesn't matter in the long term. In the short term I've made this work around for my image server: http://71.245.110.119:8000/~eros/images/coppermine/ Also, I seem to be getting mail so it can't be too block on port 25.
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I was just doing a google search to see if I could find any utility to do a "6 Degrees Of Seperation" analysis between any two LJ accounts and I happened across benpeek who has an interesting bah-bah going. Where I start this thing, and you comment. I give you a letter and you have to pick ten (10) words starting with that letter and explain what's so great about that letter. Or in Ben's words:

This is a meme. It works like this: If you'd like to play, leave a comment. I'll give you a letter. Then you post ten words beginning with that letter in your journal and explain why they're important enough to make the cut.

Since I'm starting this, I will randomly draw a Scrabble tile form the bag...

And todays letter is... 3! Ummm... Errr... M!!!

  • Machine - They allow me to be a lazy mo'fo, and that's really nice of them.
  • Macabre - Who's inner goth doesn't squee like GIR when they see something labelled as "macabre". In varialby you pick it up and look it over to see if it's just the right thing to freak out Kandi-Kids when they walk into your lair bedroom.
  • Music - With the exception of Chinese Opera and Garth Brooks, possibly the finest invention ever.
  • Matches - What's not to say about matches. A wonderful sulpher smell. Flame. It's the perfect invention. I strongly suspect that matches lead more people to being pyromaniacs than any other firestarting medium.
  • Mistletoe - Because kissing is a wonderful pass time.
  • Milipitas - Because I suspect there is no city more mocked in California than Milipitas, and it deserves some recognition for providing us with much amusement... As long as it's down wind.
  • Masticate - You will find most hedonists are a little chunky. There si a good reason for this. There are few things that will over whelm your senses like eating something truely rich and decedant. And chewing is a big part of this. Right now I'm dreaming of an extremely moist flourless chocolate cake with a fresh strawberry topping. Or bacon. Bacon is always good. :-P
  • Mints - It's your best friend after being up all night drinking and partying, and you know you have to talk to people. You still smell of old sweat and stale smoke, but at least you're kissable.
  • Mullet - Business up front, party inback. The cockroach or hair cuts. It just won't die.
  • Malt - Where would Ole English 800 be without it?
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Grrr!!! $900 on Pepe last week and.... Today the Check Engine light came on again and it's doing the exact same thing. Oh joy.

In other news, investigators are wondering when my dating skills went from The Fonz to Jon in Garfield. News at 11.
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Why don't you come back to my place, and I'll show you my tricorder. ;)

Your results:
You are Geordi LaForge
Geordi LaForge
75%
Chekov
65%
Data
61%
Spock
55%
Uhura
50%
Will Riker
50%
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
50%
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
50%
Mr. Scott
45%
James T. Kirk (Captain)
45%
Deanna Troi
40%
Beverly Crusher
40%
Jean-Luc Picard
40%
Worf
35%
Mr. Sulu
15%
You work well with others and often
fix problems quickly. Your romantic
relationships are often bungled.


Click here to take the Star Trek Personality Quiz

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I figured out what was up with the panoramic software fucking up. If your view is more than 360 degrees on any given axis, it pukes. The original image, I wanted some overlap by having the shed on Louise's roof appear on both ends of the image. [Insert random circular nature of [Insert noun here.] metaphor here.] (Nested inserts! Nice!)

Here is the corrected [read: truncated] version of the image:





And the rest of the latest Seattle images can be seen here:
http://images.adameros.net:8000/~eros/images/coppermine/thumbnails.php?album=253

And this means the DNS issues finally sorted themselves out. Though I'm still stuck using port 8000 instead of the default 80 until I get situated up in Seattle. Then I should be able to get everything back to normal.

And weighing in at a mere 21Mb, the full sized version of that image be hind the cut.

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And the other panoramic. The fullsized version behind the cut, notching a tiny 32Mb.

You can see the mountains to the left and the Seattle skyline to the right in this 180 degree view.



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