Archive for July, 2005

Public Service Announcement

Posted by on Friday, 29 July, 2005

The following is a public service announcement provide to you by the letters: “J” and “S”

If you have not yet done so, now is a good time to archive your live journal postings. Unfortunately, as thejamez noticed, LiveJournal only seems to store a finite amount of posts based on their age. Regardless of any rumour or truth mongering going on, it is still a good idea to keep local copies of your posts.

You can do this in a number of ways:

1. Use a third party application to post to your LJ account. While at home, I use Xjournal . This allows me to save each entry as a local document. At work, however, I use the web-based update tool provided by LJ.

2. For those of us who haven’t been saving local copies form day one, or exclusively use the web updater, you can download ljArchive and archive all your previous posts in one fell swoop.

3. You can also create a PDF of all archived posts to date using

I personally do all three. When at home I save posts using Xjournal. At work, I just archived using both LJArchiver and LJArchiver gives me an entry-by entry browsable user interface and gives me a single non-modifiable PDF document which I also just printed out into hard copy.

Yes, I am an information pack-rat. But, now at least I can rest easy knowing some of my better posts will always be available to me in one format or another.

Thus endeth this random PSA.
Caveat Emptor. Not for internal use. Do not expose to direct light.

Another day, nothing has changed…

Posted by on Wednesday, 20 July, 2005

Today my only saving grace was that I was in training for the majority of the work time. Tomorrow and Friday are looking to be more of the same. Had I not been in training, I still wouldn’t have been able to get any work done since the same electrical issues were still going on through 3pm today.

Cut for some big pics of the electrical carnage

Sometimes things just don’t work out.

Posted by on Tuesday, 19 July, 2005

Luckily _I_ have power and network connectivity today, which is more than I can say for a few of my coworkers. Why you ask? Well for the same reason we were down yesterday of course.

I came into work this morning to see the department milling around (half of us work 8-5, the other half are 6-3). And the smell hits me again. The stench of heat decayed electronics. I turn the corner to find a small black hole in one of the power strips in my neighbor’s cube.

Why am I not surprised we are having so many issues with this move? Oh, I remember. It’s because it was so rushed and done over the course of a weekend, that things weren’t done correctly, but rather done to meet the deadline. Lucky us.

Jackasses. All of them.