Monday, September 29, 2008

Too much fun

As I've posted before my best friend is getting married. He has just given me the honor of being his best man and I thank him for it. This does however mean that I have a lot to plan.  I have a speech to write a party to plan, and a wedding to help coordinate.  !! IN LAS VEGAS !! I've gotta come up with an acceptable wedding present. Best yet he is a fellow Discordian so this is just going to be one massive trip.

A pair of Discordian nut jobs and associated friends are going to meet up in a surreal and maddening place to celebrate a ritual. I can't imagine what all is going to happen.  We'll have to find out.

I promise to come up with all sorts of crazy plans and to not be disappointed when you tell me no. :)

Friday, September 19, 2008

Koan Time with Uncle Bandersnatch

CAUTION! Your local police are considered armed and extreamly dangerous! Do not approach!

We must lose our minds to come to our senses.

"The map is not the territory." -R.A.W.

"What map? What are you talking about you serene old fruitcake. Just cause you're old and happy doesn't mean you don't have to make sense anymore." -Me

Might doesn't make right, but it does make authority like no bodies business.

The new baby

I got all the parts on wednesday for my new computer.  Everything worked first time out of the box.  I had the machine put together and OSed in 3 hours.  It is good and I'm proud that i slapped the whole thing together so quickly.  Downside is that I then had to leave for PA so it is just sitting at the apartment doing nothing.  I also need to get an HDMI cable for it. Best Buy is cool with selling me one but they want 50 freakin dollars which is outrageous. It can't actually address all the memory. : )

I want to get back to it and really break it in.  It also needs a name.  I was thinking Elderbeast.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Being right is not always the greatest thing ever

Grandpa Snyder died last night about 12:30ish.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Grandpa Snyder

My Grandfather is getting close to dying.  It's sad.  It's also good.  He's been sick for a while and when grandmother Snyder died it took a lot out of him.  He has been ready to go for a long time. So I'm glad for him and sad that he is on his way out.

Death is a part of life, fearing death is pointless, but you can miss your friends and family.

I wonder if the old lie told to kids doesn't hold a good philosphy.  When people get old they leave to a far away place that we can believe is really nice and one day we can go visit them.

I'm a little old for this

I am putting my first computer together from scratch.  Bought the mobo, processor, and everything. Everything ought to get here next week.  I hope that everything arrives okay and that it all works.  I did a couple days of research and modification to make sure that I got everything I want and that it should all work together. I coughed up the money and all the parts are on their way.  All I have to do now is wait.

I made the comparison that it's like waiting for a kid to be born.  I'm excited, anxious, and impatient. I'm uncertain if everything is gonna turn out all right.  This could be totally awesome or an expensive mistake.

I've spent a bunch of money but far less than I would have had I bought the same type of a computer from a store. Given that my roommate is leaving and taking his tv with him I got a hdtv/monitor.  And given that I'm gonna lose my laptop when i move to the new postion I'm in need of a new awesome machine.

I'll still be out a laptop which sucks but maybe I can get a cheap one. maybe one of those triple e pc's.

I'm concerned the parts won't work when they get here and I'll have to work hard to get the parts I need and then find out they don't work together and am gonna have to send it back and have nothing.

I'm excited to pass this rite in computer dorkery. It's kinda suprising that I got to 30 with 12 years of tech experience and I haven't tried this already. I mean I've done similar things before but I've never bought a case, mobo, processor, power supply or similar.  I've taken multiple Dells, weeded out the bad parts and put together a good computer out of the WLO. This is different. I'm on my own here.

Monday, September 8, 2008

For whom the wedding bells toll, they toll for thee

My good friend Chris is getting married. It feels oddly surreal.  Not that I think him incapable of finding someone for whom he would like to marry or that I don't think he is the marrying type. It's just never occured to me. I think I would have more of an oppinion here if I had ever met this person. I smell a road trip. Prepare for the arrival of the Tom.