June 12th, 2001


Bleh, no e-mail.

kechara.flame.org, a friend of mine's machine (which also runs kechara.sorcery.net, the IRC server, among numerous other flame.org services) is having trouble again. It was unavailable much of yesterday, with what appears to likely be a hardware problem, perhaps a memory problem.

The reason I mention it is that since my box, zyp.org, died, kechara has been my primary e-mail account. I've been meaning to finish getting zyp.org fixed, but I haven't gotten around to it for a while. I'm thinking now might be a really good time to look into it.

Either way, good luck Michael (who's not reading this;-) with kechara, I hope you figure out what's going on with it.
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    Spin Doctors - Two Princes
Frog Wizard

Test to determine your religious tendencies.

I swiped from cider an interesting quiz/test thingy today. It asks you 20 questions, then presents a list of 'base' religions, in the order that most closely matches your answers. Interestingly, it came out fairly accurate for me.

Here's my listing:

1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Liberal Protestant (98%)
3. Liberal Quaker (94%)
4. Neo-Paganism (82%)
5. New Age (81%)
6. Secular Humanism (73%)
7. Theravada Buddhism (73%)
8. Orthodox Quaker (72%)
9. Reform Judaism (70%)
10. Mahayana Buddhism (70%)
11. Bah�'� (59%)
12. Hinduism (56%)
13. New Thought (56%)
14. Scientology (55%)
15. Conservative Protestant (51%)
16. Jainism (50%)
17. Sikhism (50%)
18. Taoism (50%)
19. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (49%)
20. Seventh Day Adventist (48%)
21. Atheism and Agnosticism (47%)
22. Eastern Orthodox (43%)
23. Roman Catholic (43%)
24. Orthodox Judaism (43%)
25. Islam (36%)
26. Latter-day Saint (Mormon) (24%)
27. Jehovah's Witness (14%)

The organized religion I claim to follow is Methodist, which falls into Liberal Protestant. Especially because the church I most recently attended was among the more liberal, and intelligent, that I've found.

Unfortunately, the priest I most admired there has recently retired, and I've found myself very rarely attended in his absence.
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Danger Mouse

Just great.

I was just about to place an order for something. . . and this is what happens:

The page cannot be displayed
There are too many people accessing the Web site at this time.

Please try the following:

Click the Refresh button, or try again later.
Open the www.z-buy.com home page, and then look for links to the information you want.
HTTP 403.15 - Forbidden: Client Access Licenses exceeded
Internet Information Services

Technical Information (for support personnel)

The server you are attempting to access has exceeded its Client Access License limit.

More information:
Microsoft Support

What a great way to piss off a customer.
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After work activities.

I had an interesting evening after work today. . . I did some Salsa dancing.

A lady that works at IBM, along with her husband (who also works at IBM) are former competitive salsa dancers, who now offer introductory free classes for IBM employees, particularly co-ops and new hires.

So, having nothing better to do with my evening, I decided to check it out. I figured, at worst, it would prolly have twice as many girls as guys (since guys generally hate dancing), and it might be interesting.

Turns out, a lot of guys must have had that same thought. Last year, there was a total of around 16 people, and there were like 9 girls and 7 guys. This year, at least for the first class, there was 25 guys and 20 girls.

I'm amazed at how many people total showed up, but even more amazed at how many guys. Just remember this, girls. It's only a myth that guys don't like to shake their ass and wiggle their hips. This class is proof of that. ;-)

Either way, I had a lot of fun. The only downside was that the room was overly crowded, since they were expecting a similar turnout to last year, and it got really hot in there after half an hour or so.

After that, we went to Uno's, a pizza and stuff restaurant. I like that place. The food is good, and the manager is awesome. It turns out he's a huge Nebraska Cornhusker (that's college football for you non-fans) fan, and he noticed my Nebraska hat. So, after chatting with him for 10 minutes, he stood up to go, and asked me and my roommates what we wanted to drink. . . he then proceeded to bring us free drinks. ;-)

It was a good time, as it was one of the other Co-Ops birthday. Someone even brought cake, and we had almost 20 people there.

In other news, I got three new DVDs that I ordered in today. I got Tin Cup, with Kevin Costner and Rene Russo, Dangerous Beauty with Catherine McCormick (the first chick in Braveheart, and Casablanca, which is just a cool movie.

Speaking of that, I think I'm off to watch one of 'em right now. ;-)
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    Mediaeval Baebes - Salva Nos