January 12th, 2002

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Yay, Johnsons!

Sometime last year, Jer got it into his head that he was going to commission his cousin Sherri to bring my vision of Kimo, the burly mango to life. After much going back and forth, mostly slowed down that my forth was a lot slower than Sherri's back, Kimo lives! He is now on the front page of this site, and I'm also trying to think of other ways to integrate him into the site.

Isn't he cool?

He's not quite as menacing as my original vision of Kimo, since, according to lore, he was supposed to be this big... well, burly mango... muscling his way through crowds. But, I love the way he's turned out. I couldn't be happier.

Yay, the Johnsons!
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Today is not going to be the day that I fix my sleep schedule.


Let's see. I went to bed around 4:30 AM. dvorak came to bed around 5:30 AM. I finally went to sleep just before 7 AM. At 10:30, dvorak's minion called. It seemed that our new NOC managed to miss yet another news outage. Since I do better on less sleep than dvorak does, I went to go notify our boss. This process was foiled by the fact that I couldn't find our boss. So, I left messages for him everywhere, and kind of futzed around online for a while. Then, around noon, I decided that 3.5 hours of sleep wasn't enough, so I went and crashed on the couch for a while, actually falling asleep around 1. I woke back up at 3. Something tells me that this isn't doing wonders for my sleep schedule.
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I think my apartment is going to explode.

Um. My hot water heater is making very ... disturbing ... noises. It sounds like frying bacon, of all things. I've placed an emergency call to building maintenance, but it's 8:30 on a Saturday night, so I'm not particularly hopeful about my chances. Perhaps I shall investigate how to turn the thing off.

Oh. Hrm. Just heard from shodan, who lives across the hall, and he has no water, and his hot water heater is doing the same thing. I'm guessing a water main has broken. Yay.
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Prepare for battle!

Between naps today, I've been trying to clean up the living room some. I've made pretty good progress, and I think that I might be up for my greatest battle of the day. As soon as The District is over, I'm going to attack the entertainment center. Good lord, this is going to suck. I am, of course, going to fuck it up and not be able to watch TV or get the TiVo to work or something, and get frustrated, and end up giving up on the whole process, leaving it to dvorak to finish. But hey, at least I'll be giving it a shot.
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Ok, perhaps not explode.

Ok, the hot water heater isn't making weird noises anymore, and shodan reports that he has water (albiet very dirty water) again. I haven't been brave enough to try the water after the one time I tried it and got... nothing. Hopefully, things are somewhat back to normal.

Oh yeah. And I never heard back from the building maintenance people.