October 18th, 2000

Lord Yupa

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Hey, look, I've set myself up on LiveJournal.

I'm still not quite sure how I feel about it. It's rather nifty, but it's also very close to an idea I had not too long ago. I'll explain later, 'cause I'm heading to bed momentarily.
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Lord Yupa


In the interest of fulfilling curiosity, I'll answer the unasked question here.

If you are reading this and wondering why someone you don't know has added you to their 'Friends' listing, it's for one of two reasons: Either you are someone who was listed in a friend of mine's listing, namely petfish, and you looked like an interesting person, or it is because you had 'Miranda Sex Garden' listed as an interest of yours.

Actually, make that three possible reasons. For three of you, you are now on my friends listing because I know you from SorceryNet.

I'll put up some more information tomorrow, so you can decide then whether to list me on your friends listing as well, or if you would be better off just ignoring my very existence. While I would personally prefer the former, I don't actually have any strong arguments against the latter.

So it goes.
Lord Yupa

The time has come...

Well, it seems that it is about time to finish fleshing out my LiveJournal thing. I'll be looking around to see if any more friends or interesting people are around, and then I'll start writing up a real Bio for myself.

I suppose at some point I'll have to find a small picture of some kind to represent myself, as well. I look around and wonder if I'm the only person here without one. I don't have any pics of myself scanned however, so if anyone has any suggestions on what I should use until I get one, let me know. Otherwise, I'll be mysterious and come up with something I find very amusing, and that no one else will understand.

Oddly enough, when I first checked my 'friends' page, after adding everyone, only one or two people's entries were being shown. I'm not sure why, but removing everyone and adding them back seems to have solved the problem.

Hrm....let's see what I wanna do now....
Lord Yupa


I've been set up on LiveJournal for about 12 hours now, and I'm already bugging a friend of mine to join it so that I can read their journal entries. That seems really pathetic, somehow. Or, perhaps I'm just bored, and it's masquerading as pathetic.
Lord Yupa

The lies start early...

I said that I'd finish writing my 'Bio' for LiveJournal today. 'Twould seem that I won't in fact do that. Although, if I can convince myself to be stupid, I might get around to doing it later. We'll see.

This entry will be short, because I'm watching The West Wing. This is the first season I've watched of it, and I'm watching it with mixed feelings. It is a very good show, or at least, my exposure to it so far has been positive. However, the reason I'm watching it is because Aaron Sorkin, the writer for it, is only doing West Wing. Previously, he was also doing Sports Night, which was among my favorite television shows. The fast pace and subtle humor really got me, and I loved it. I was most annoyed when it was cancelled. Especially when HBO tried to pick it up, and Aaron said he didn't have time to do both.

Oh, well. Show is back on.
Lord Yupa

The Lizard cometh...

I have to say, *wow*.

I'm playing with the latest Mozilla, M18, and I'm really impressed. It's fast, seems to be pretty stable so far, and it looks good. There is some very noticeable improvement over M17. At this rate, Mozilla will be the best browser around without a doubt when it's released. In fact, I'd already rate it comparable to Netscape, which means better than IE. ;-)

It'll be nice to have a browser with real CSS support, too. Well, a browser other than IE 5.5 for Mac OS, which is the only one that even implements a majority of the CSS spec reasonably well. (Yes, this is only on Mac OS. The Windows version is almost a step back from IE 5.0 in regards to standards support.)
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Lord Yupa

Work and Play...

Well, a couple weeks ago I quite my job of three and a half years. There were a lot of reasons for my leaving, but it boils down to the fact that I didn't like my job, and my boss wasn't a very good boss.

My job was doing the computer side of cable modem installations. Sounds 'exciting' right? I was the guy who went to customer's sites, installed network cards and software, setup the modem, tested everything, and provided a basic introduction to the world of cable modems.

I actually enjoyed my job, when I started it. It was interesting, challenging, and I learned a lot, especially during the first six months or so. It grew boring rapidly after that, however.

My boss wasn't a good manager, either. In a strictly technical sense, he was prolly one of the more intelligent people I've met. He was very skilled, and very experienced. Unfortunately, technical expertise doesn't always map into managerial expertise. He was quite likely the worst manager I've ever worked under. He had no concept of time management, organization, or communication. I cant count the number of times I did parts of his job just so I could get mine done without having to deal with his problems.

To make a long story short, while I would have no problem working with him in the future, I will never work under him again.

Amazingly, I actually got a job interview somewhere else the very day I quit. Unfortunately, I got screwed over on it, due to a filing mistake. My resume was misplaced by the person in charge of it, so it wasn't given to the interviewer in time for me to be considered. What really annoys me about the situation, is that I know the guy who got the job. And I am more qualified than him, both on paper, and in what I can actually do. So I most likely could have had that job, if one guy hadn't made a mistake.

So it goes.

On the bright side, I've got another interview Friday, and it looks fairly promising. I e-mailed my resume in response to a job posting, and got a reply asking me to come in and talk to them a few hours later. (Anyone who's living in Omaha, if you're seeking a job, CareerLink.org is the place to go.

I'll update here after the interview, to let everyone know how it goes. (Yeah, all what, none of you who are actually reading this? It's almost funny.)

In the realms of play, I fear my life is even more dismal. I've spent so much time working the past few years, I've spent very little of it at play, and my love life has suffered immensely for it. I do hope to change that in the near future, however. Either way, I make a rather pathetic Sex Goddess at the moment.

I do find it ironic that in quitting my job, I managed to increase my free time by an order of magnitude, while reducing my options of how to spend it by reducing my incoming cash flow.

I suppose I always knew that God had a sense of humor. While a simple nod of agreement from the Big Guy would have been fine, I guess I have to take what I get.

I won't say more on God right now. I'm sure I'll manage to offend someone, or everyone, when I do get around to it, and I don't feel like starting that now. Suffice to say that I do believe in God, but I don't really follow any orthodox religion. I believe in my own thoughts, my own ideas, and my own interpretations.

If you've read to the end of this, you've prolly noticed that I've said quite a bit. I'm a fast typist, so I often just let my train of thought go, and type as it is. If you don't like reading long entries, you might want to skip mine. They won't always be this long, or even regularly, most likely. But it prolly won't be uncommon, if I continue to post entries.
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