A few things. . . .

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First of all.  Mr. Milholland, thank you for making a strip that makes me stop and think as well as laugh my ass off at times.

When Choo-Choo Bear Dreams


I was blasted from my sleep 45 minutes prior to when I normally wake up this morning.  By a very confused and lost hispanic man who mistook my duplex for the address where his friend lives.  Of course, he was on the wrong street and off by a block or two.  *sigh*  And this has proved to me that if you don’t use something on a regular basis, you start to loose it. and in this case it is the Spanish language.

I grew up in Texas and when I was younger and not wrapped up in work all the time, I was pretty proficient in Spanish.  To the point that if you had taken me and dropped the 22 year old version of me somewhere in rural Mexico, I could have communicated, and done pretty good.

No longer.

I had to really work to communicate with this gentleman, and I really am not happy with myself about that.  What is wrong with me that I can’t keep a language in my head unless I use it all the time. 

So, I guess it is time for me to start studying Spanish again.  I am really ticked with myself in letting it slip.


I will say though, that when I am yanked from my sleep at 4 something in the morning by someone honking their horn over and over to get my attention, that my first thoughts are not kind ones.

Gentleman in Car: Honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk.

David in his PJs: *opens front door and sees what is going on* Grrrrrrrrrrr.

Gentleman in Car: Honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk.

David in his PJs: *Begins chanting an invocation to Great Cthulhu who lies dead but dreaming in R’lyeh.*

Gentleman in Car: Honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk.

David in his PJs: *watches as Great Cthulhu arises from a rift in the street and drags both the man and his car screaming and honking back to R’lyeh* And that is what happens when people wake me up early and put a cloud on my otherwise sunny disposition.


Now for all of my friends with Harry Potter fetishes . . .

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Ladies and Gentlemen . . . Playwitch!


Today became interesting when a customer called in with the following problem. 

One of their most important servers that their most important and biggest customers are on was having performance issues. 

After about two hours of troubleshooting and code review, I found the issue.  A COM+ control with a really nasty memory leak. 

Customer: “Well, I guess we should roll that one back then.”

David: *blinks* “Beg Pardon?  When did you roll this out?”

Customer: “Oh, yesterday.”

David: *thinking quietly to himself* [And why didn’t you tell me this when I asked you what has changed?]


And finally, we are deploying devices for another customer and linking their network with ours – and I have to take my hat off for their previous System Administrator.

The servers are named:

Odin – Domain Controller
Frigg – Domain Controller
Thor – Firewall
Loki – Security Honeypot
Freya – Web Server
Frey – Web Server
Tyr – Web Server
Heimdall – Web Server
Hod – Application Server
Balder – Application Server
Sif – Application Server
Forseti – File Server
Bragi – File Server
Urd – SQL Server
Verdandi – SQL Server
Skuld – SQL Server

You know, everyone should be allowed to have that much fun designing their network and infrastructure.

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