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2005-10-14 20:52:11 601

Today's Math Problem:
If a 750mL of Jim Beam is ~$13.00 and a 1.75L is $17.19, is it a better deal to buy the 1.75?
Answer: What a value! Especially if you are shopping at Bulldog Package.

The Deathray Davies' video for Clock in Now is great. Note to Green Day and Kanye West: anti George Bush is like busted as Radiohead had you beat way back in 2003 with Hail to the Thief.

2005-10-14 15:50:07 600

Does the MSU police department even give speeding tickets? The nice little speed display that lets you know how fast you are going is cute, but it just makes people go faster. I was going up Barr this morning just past the stadium at about 22MPH and almost got run over by an old man passing me going 30MPH over a hill through a curve with crosswalks. Of course I beat him around the chapel and I took a leisurely stop at the stop sign in front of him. Now that I know the MSU police number, 2121, I am going to get some info and call them...

2005-10-13 15:46:37 599

There was a bit of downtime today as I am trying to get Open-Xchange to run correctly. Of course it it a masked ebuild in Tomcat to emerge sucked. Had to do it though because it was a dependancy for Open-Xchange and had a bunch of Java downloads that I had to manually get from Sun. Turns out that I have something set wrong and the Open-Xchange ebuild would not work quite correctly. Basically the ./configure takes in --with-jsdkjar= with a completely incorrect value. The fix is to go here in the ebuild:

myconf="${myconf} --with-jsdkjar=${TOMCAT_DIR}/common/lib/servlet-api.jar"

Cheat and replace the variable for the Tomcat directory with the correct location:

myconf="${myconf} --with-jsdkjar=/usr/share/tomcat-5/common/lib/servlet-api.jar"

And that is that. Also it turns out that the configs for Apache have been moved around and changed in /etc/apache2. It took a while but I finally figured out that to change the DocumentRoot to where I needed it could only be done in /etc/apache2/modules.d/41_mod_ssl.default-vhost.conf If ever there was an intuitive location, that is it! Sadly I still do not have Open-Xchange running correctly just yet either....

2005-10-11 23:40:48 598

Join the Great Debate!

2005-10-11 22:39:47 597

So I am installing open-xchange now and its many many dependencies. It is likely to break mysql. I made a backup of the sessernet database before I started but I am not sure about the wiki. But no one cares about the wiki anyway so it does not matter. Of course the only reason I am installing open-xchange is that Emily and I can keep a calendar in Sunbird and sync it together. Little goal for lots of work. That is how I operate.

2005-10-09 23:12:51 596

Emily and I went to The Abbey Friday night. We had to wait in the front for a bit for someone to come from the back and seat us. Emily attributed that to the fact that there was no hostess. It was obvious that there had been some nice interior decorating. Sadly they forgot the important detail of sound dampening. The place might have had 1/3 of the tables full but sounded like the football game was going on. Our waiter was really good though. I got the bratwurst plate and Emily some kind of chicken parmesan. Sadly the breadsticks at the beginning of the meal were the best part of it because they were full of mozzarella. The Ceasar salads were good ole plain jane salads. Emily's chicken parmesan was just that, a small bit of chicken floating in a sea of cheese. That was it, for $15. My bratwurst plate consisted of two tiny brats, a smidgen of mushroom sauce over them, some undercooked sliced potatoes, and some interesting cabbage.

The Abbey (out of 10)
Free Bread 10
Service 9.9
Acoustics 1
Food 2
Overall 6 (Emily and I had a good time yelling at each other over the noise)

623.4 on the odometer. Makes 55.2 miles this week.

2005-10-05 23:07:37 595

Carl, next door Carl is a chicken from the future!! -- Shake

Cartoons are so pretty on 32 inches.

2005-10-03 22:42:52 594

Today was fun. 13.6 on the bike, a couple games of wally ball, and I ran a 7:26 mile on the Sanderson track. Ran the first two laps in :45 a piece, and slowed down for the rest. I almost lost count so did not push the last lap until the last few feet. Here is to being able to walk tomorrow...

MUW is out of the stone ages and Emily finally has a facebook.com profile. So that means I have a relationship with a real person. Yay. And now Henderson has it too so David has a profile.

2005-10-03 07:42:57 593

I got new parts in on Friday for the bike so I worked on and off all weekend to finish it. Routing cables and adjusting deraileurs is time consuming. Anyway Jeremy cooked several varieties of wings at the Berryhill's Friday night and it was a load of fun. Then Emily, Nathan, and I went to the Boar's Head for a bit. I got up early Saturday and ran errands to get random supplies from Lowes. Walked to the game around 12:30ish and Renee Davis showed up with Brumfield and sat with us. We looked like we had a chance in the first half of the first quarter but then it went downhill quick. Near the end of the 3rd Emily left to go deliver a paper she had written. Marlana came and sat with us too, I had not seen her and Renee together since 2001. Sadly we lost the game. Even more sad is that since I left the band, I think the only other game I have seen 0:00 on the clock was when we beat Florida last year. After a while Emily, Cory, and I went and ate at Mugshot's. The service was like Rosey Baby's, non-existant. But we had the time to sit there so I did not mind. Sadly when I got back to the apartment, I started working on the bike. Sunday we had kids church and then when I got home I finished the bike for the most part. I rode it to the proby meeting and gave Lee most of his notebook stuff. Then before church, we met Emily's parents at Oby's and ate. Emily and I watched the late showing of Corpse Bride. It was pretty good. We were almost going to be the only two watching it until two more couples showed up.

568.2 on the odometer so that makes 55.8 miles last week. That was straight commuting as I took it easy and did not do any extra riding. Strangely enough I had some weight just evaporate somehow and I am under 215 for the first time since 2001.

2005-09-28 20:40:12 592

The other day I figured out that www.sesser.net had an old DNS record and was pointing to nowhere. Fixed that and my traffic has started to grow. Luckily sesser.net was always working.

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