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I got a pocket full of nothing...

Don't expect major revelations in this post. As many of my recent posts tend to be, this is a completely skippable post.

Just watched this week's The West Wing. The actors are there, but it's just so hollow. And the filming leaves much to be desired. Frankly, the fact that I watched this on Thursday, having totally forgotten it was on Wednesday, spoke louder volumed to me -- this isn't appointment TV any more. That's a damn shame. Got my Sports Night DVD's back though! I watched Trading Space$ 100 Grand. Nice show, but I absolutely hated Laurie's room. Waaay too busy. In a shocking move, I actually liked Doug's room.

Finished the Bean trilogy of the Ender's Game series of books. Interesting, and got me through the train ride. For those that have read Ender's Game, I would still recommend Ender's Shadow as a compelling companion book.

Xcelerator at Knott's Berry Farm rocks the house.

I am still in awe over the fact that we have people at work... within my own group ... who refuse to use our standard images. Instead, they get a copy of Windows XP Gold, install it, and never update it. Even after all the security warnings and education that has been done, these people ... within my own group ... never even bothered to put the Service Pack 1 on them. And, when we forced it down their throat, they had the audacity to COMPLAIN! I really should make sure my manager knows about this.

Same topic, different venue. I have been pushing, piloting, and implementing Microsoft Software Update Services (SUS) in ourr environment because we have too many people like those mentioned above that don't do things as far a security. SUS is basically an internal Windows Update service, where we can actually force the installation of security patches onto the client machines instead of just requesting it like Windows Update. Recently, the ability to implement Service Packs came into SUS. So I take to my teammates that we should use SUS to push out XP SP1 to machines, since the standard images has SP1 and all should be SP1. I actually got pushback from people saying that we had no right! *thunk* Sometimes, I just want to hot people upside the head with a clue by four.

Paging calliaume... by chance have you received a package recently?

I'm bored with the "tell me about me in one word" and the "A-Z me" memes floating around right now, and have been skipping entries with them. Sorry, but I am.

I'm saddened that I am so busy right now. I'd like to find the time to flush out any sort of story and characters now for National Novel Writing Month. I might just have to do this in a month that isn't November.



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Oct. 10th, 2003 08:36 am (UTC)
Frankly, I think the show would have been more interesting if they were to ended show 5.2 with Zoe dead, and deal with the reprocussions of that. But instead, the show is starting to get to the point of sitcoms and Star Trek -- you know everything will be okay by the end episode because the next episode, no matter how big of a jump you have to take to get there.
Oct. 10th, 2003 05:43 am (UTC)
Better to write than not to, whenever you have time. Don't fret about that.

I'm with you on Doug's room vs. Laurie's--though, again, I maintain that the whole deal was a big game of "Who can buy the cooler room?" And I wonder what Doug's homeowner's thought about having their beloved tile floor covered.
Oct. 10th, 2003 08:38 am (UTC)
I kept waiting to hear comments about that, and noticed that the homeowner looked several times at the floor without making a comment.

To me, that wood floor really looked nice though. But if the homeowner wanted, they could lift the wood, use their tile, and the room would still work. (I thought about it when I saw the show.)
Oct. 10th, 2003 07:29 am (UTC)
I only got 18,000 words of my novel done last year because I ended up getting bombarded with schoolwork [shrug]

I'm glad I did it, though. You should give it a shot!
Oct. 10th, 2003 08:39 am (UTC)
This, of course, assumes I actually have a story to tell, which I'm thinking about...

Perhaps I should join the warmup group for some writing prompts...
Oct. 10th, 2003 03:17 pm (UTC)
Yes, I did – and thank you both very much! Karen loves it.

Full note to come; I'll be writing a few tonight while watching the Cubs win game three.

I worked on at least a couple of the Ender's books while with Tor (Karen may have a couple of Orson Scott Card's books around somewhere). Don't set it in stone that it's a trilogy; he's been known to go back and write more. (Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time books were supposed to be six in all; I believe he's up to 10 or more now.)
Oct. 10th, 2003 03:22 pm (UTC)
Great. I was just a bit worried because it was supposed to delivered, and I wanted to make sure you got it. =)

I'm not sure that Card could extend Bean's story much more than was already stated, and would be wary of the novel if he did. But I know very well about limited run stories turning into more. After all, I've read all five books in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy. Don't panic.
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