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Not dead yet. [Mar. 30th, 2005|10:04 pm]
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You know how it goes, school, work, projects, nothing new to say, don't wanna just write about work & school things.

Spring break was last week. Went down to San Diego and hung out/shopped with friends and friends families. Came back to Folsom, went to BJ's for the celebratory birthday dinner. Got mildly hammered. My brother now knows more about my sordid past. Went up to Redding & visited family and the old work. They've gotten along fine without me. [nerd mode on] They upgraded to a Cisco Catalyst 6513 w/ SUP2 & MSFC2 w/ onboard PIX. I creamed my jeans.[/nerd]

As for birthday goods, I got an ipod shuffle. The following mildly interesting story has to be related:

"So, I was at Frys in the apple store section, and noticed that they had two signs: one for the '$99 512gb shuffle' and another for the '$99 1gb shuffle.' So naturally I raised a ruckus and got the 1GB for $99. Someone probably got fired for that fuckup."

Other goods included Geomags (coolest magnetic toy since those hella rare earth magnets that erase credit cards just by being in the same city as them), starbucks gift card, itunes store gift card, candy & misc knicknacks, and a new school backpack. Well, the backpack wasn't strictly a birthday present, but I got it near enough to my b-day to count.

This post feels forced, and has no feel so I'm stopping now.

Official Boyfriend Application Response:

Real Name: William.

Age: Gah! 23.

How many languages do you speak, or attempt to, and what are they? err, in decreasing order of (literacy?) they are: english, german, dutch, french, spanish, russian. All but the first would be covered under "attempt to."

Where did you go college or where are you currently enrolled? I am enrolled at Sacramento State University.

What are you majoring in? Computer Science.

A minor degree? No time for that. If there was, It'd be business admin or maybe administration of justice.

Hobbies? err, camping. caving. hiking. swimming. shopping somewhat.

What type of guy would you say you are? Somewhere between jeans/tshirt and preppy. Today I'm wearing jeans and a hoodie, yesterday I wore slacks and a dress shirt. Polos are common.
(ie: jeans/tshirt, prep, goth, geek, biker... etc.)

How into the gay bar/club scenes are you? Not hardly. I might go once in a blue moon.

Does your circle of friends consist exclusively/mostly of gay men? No.

What kind of music do you listen to? Lots. Mostly old school rockish punkish technoish top40ish stuff.

Do you dance/try to dance? Barely.

Would you miss some lame ass tv show which you've seen every episode of already to call me or wait until you're sleepy and about ready to knock out to bother calling? (or something along those lines). Umm, the first. And the second.

Do you make a habit out of standing your bf up? Nope.

Do you cuddle after sex? I hope to.

Do you get in the sack with guys a day or two after meeting them? Rarely.

Enjoy kissing? Definitely.

Neat or messy person (as far as cleanliness is concerned)? Middleish. Currently the room is totally on the messey side. It bugs me.

Do you like kids? (No I don't have any) Sure.

Do you like pets? If so what kind? Fuzzy or underwater is fine. Less good with scales and feathers. Doggish more than cat, but don't mind either.

Beef, chicken, fish, or pork? Ever try crickets? Sure, it's all good. Well, the crickets kinda scratch, and taste bitter. Cheesecake > Chicken > Pork > Beef > Fish > Crickets > Steaming shit pie.

What the most interesting city/town/shack you've visited? Seattle was pretty interesting, what with the rampant shoplifting. I swear I saw at least 12 seperate shoplifting incidents during the four days I was there, only one of which was actually spent shopping (this was in 2003).

Any places you'd like to travel to? Why? AU, NZ, UK, JP, CA, DE, maybe RU. US: VT, ME, NY. They all sound interesting.

[User Picture]From: chosen179
2005-03-30 10:24 pm (UTC)
you know....resume would look real good with an application!
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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2005-04-03 06:12 pm (UTC)
Never include a resume which indicates no experience.

You can read that as always lie on a resume when you have nothing to loose, but that would be unethical.
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[User Picture]From: jgp
2005-04-04 05:01 pm (UTC)
Lying on resumes is bad - I've fired people for that before ;-)
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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2005-04-04 08:47 pm (UTC)
I've never fired anyone, but I have chuckled heartily and tossed said resume into the reject pile. Never claim to have been a major contributor to an open source project when said project's author list is readily available on the internet, even if your name is the same. Especially if you are a high school student.
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[User Picture]From: jgp
2005-04-04 08:56 pm (UTC)
Heh... that was my poor attempt at comedy on a Monday. Someone was talking about a resume to go along with your boyfriend application; I said that I've fired people (ahem... *exes*) for lying on their resumes. I guess it wasn't as funny as I'd hoped. =/

(I've done the same as you, tho - smelled a total BS claim on a resume for what it was, checked it out, and dispositioned the person with a smile on my face. It's more fun if you can do it while they're in an interview with you, tho, and grill question them about it. Did that once... it was great!)
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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2005-04-04 09:23 pm (UTC)
Ah, yes, Monday comedy following the -1 daylight savings change... never as good as it should be. Blame me; I'm too literal. Letters of recommendation are hard to come by these days.

Never had the opportunity to grill during an interview. The governmental entity I was on the panel for is only allowed to refer from a pre-made list of questions. Though, technically, you could ask everyone about that late night in Paraguay and have it only apply to the one.
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[User Picture]From: jgp
2005-04-04 11:43 pm (UTC)
Pity. It's great fun to see the bastards twitch when they know they've been had... even worse, at our place, they've still gotta be escorted out to the lobby by one of us. =)

The one incident that I did that with was just pure luck - I'd talked with the person on the phone and didn't buy some of their "qualifications", so I had people do some digging. I happened to have my BlackBerry with me during the interview, and it happened to go off with some choice information about the wild bullshit the person in question had put on their resume. So, I read the e-mail, waited till the end of our standard questions, then started asking a line of questions about the topic that this person was supposedly an expert in - and, wouldn't you know, they didn't know much about it. =/
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[User Picture]From: jgp
2005-04-04 08:59 pm (UTC)
Oh... and happy (very late) birthday. I knew it was coming up, and then work and school turned into WORK and SCHOOL, and I totally spaced on dropping you an e-mail. I might have to buy you a proper drink or something, one of these days, in celebration.

Also... if we ever happen to be up towards my place of employment at the same time, you'll have to come by and check my lab out. I can't say that we have anything quite as cool as a Cisco 65xx in there... but I've got a bunch of cool PKI hardware, a Catalyst 4006, and some VPN gateways sitting around... =)
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[User Picture]From: vandil
2005-03-31 07:22 am (UTC)
Bah. I hate the iTunes Music Store. I would go for somewhere like Magnatune, which allows you to download the songs in FLAC format, or Wav, if you're in to that sort of thing. Second choice would be AudioLunchBox, which at least gives you 192 KBps MP3s, or q6 vorbis files, with no DRM.

Kudos if you've already visited all of the links.
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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2005-03-31 08:48 am (UTC)
I support DVDJon, if you know what I mean :)
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[User Picture]From: vandil
2005-03-31 09:35 am (UTC)
I do know what you mean, but it doesn't make the tracks sound any better. I've never cared about DRM. It's so simple to bypass, it might as well not be there. I don't support the iTMS, because their quality is bad. I personally think that the existence of such a store is a great thing, because it's one step closer to where we need to go. I just won't use it because it doesn't fulfill my needs.
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[User Picture]From: babyofthegroup
2005-03-31 09:05 am (UTC)
Dare I ask where said application is from?
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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2005-04-03 06:27 pm (UTC)
err, it's fairly generic; these things have been floating around for some decades, as another poster in this thread has pointed out. *cough*

Easier than pointing everybody over to OKCupid and seeing the answers to tests over there.
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[User Picture]From: adapt
2005-03-31 02:30 pm (UTC)

slut! :o

I mean .. aw. I filled out something similar when I was like 18 or 19. You get 50 bonus ARP's if you can find it =x
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[User Picture]From: redarius
2005-04-02 03:08 pm (UTC)

Re: slut! :o


is it fair if i send it to him?
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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2005-04-03 06:10 pm (UTC)

Re: slut! :o

Nah, that wouldn't be fair. Thanks for offering to help the little guy, though.

P.S. Another thank you for accursing my peaceful drive from the bay area today with your car-washing. Five hour drive from hell ensued. If I need psychotherapy, I know where to send the bill. [1]

[1] Yellow cab of SF. They will haunt my dreams for weeks with their yellow streaks moving at relativistic speeds about my shuttle.
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[User Picture]From: adapt
2005-04-04 10:20 pm (UTC)

Re: slut! :o

I believe you will both find that content gone from the real-time web.

Thus, one was [almost] first, and one was last.

Let no living eyes find it again.

Until, uh, England needs me.

Look! A sphinx!

*bolts for the door*
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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2005-04-03 06:03 pm (UTC)

Re: slut! :o

If you mean a google cache hit from KQRG in 2000, then that took about ten seconds. Still no joy on the name from your magazine article, though.

Only question is, why would I want with 50 bonus ARPs? In my network I only need like two per reboot, depending on how the cache is cleared.
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