New Blog

I have a new blog (old blog was here, btw), now hosted on my own server. I set it up as a "fun project" while I was at work last week. I know it’s been a while since I updated, but as you’re probably aware, I’m fairly lazy, coupled with the fact that I’m also quite busy between getting up for work around 7 AM M-F, biking ~30 minutes downtown since my work moved to the Warehouse District in Downtown Minneapolis.

[Aside] I’m generally displeased with the move for a number of reasons.

  • My commute changed from a bike ride of about seven minutes to about 30 (this is particularly bad when it’s ~90° F outside).
  • I lost my private office, and now am not only out among annoying people, but my back is about 5′ from my boss’s office door.
  • I lost my free underground parking (there’s no parking by the building, actually; several people are probably paying a couple hundred dollars per month to buy a spot … great plan whoever decided to move here).
  • I lost my 24/7 building access. (While this hasn’t been a problem yet, I’ve definitely made midnight stops at the office to fix things multiple times in the past, so thils will suck.)
  • Three people bring their dogs in to work on a regular basis. One of them urinates, poops, vomits, and has diarrhea on the carpet on a regular basis, and no one seems to scold the dog in any way. On the contrary, they just take the dog for a walk after it messes up the carpet. Apparently they didn’t bother to pay attention to basic conditioning techniques in intro psych :'(. It’s incredibly frustrating (and disgusting). P.S. I’m allergic to dogs.
  • The server room at the new office is tiny, has very little power, no ventilation or lighting, and overall sucks compared to its counterpart at the old office.
  • Someone stole my LCD (flat panel) during the move. Now I’m stuck on a crappy CRT (regular monitor) at 1024×768. It hurts my head.
  • I think the closest Chipotle is slightly farther away than the previous location

On the other hand, there have been a few mild benefits.

  • My mid-day commute T-Th to and from class has been cut from ~35 minutes each way to ~15 minutes.
  • My commute from work to Adrianne‘s house is down from ~35 minutes to ~15.

But yeah, overall, not tremendously pleased with the move. [/Aside]

My class ends this coming week, so I have a final on Thursday. Right now I’m on track for a B, with which I would be completely satisfied. For better or for worse, the final is worth 37% of my grade, so if nothing else, there’s some pressure on my performance for it.

Anyway, I really meant to make this a really short entry. And while by my standards this still is unbelievably short, I need to edit and publish a ~6-page article for my web site before I go to bed. I kind of, uh, haven’t started that yet, and wrote this instead of working on that. Getting up at 7 AM sucks, mmkay? Particularly after staying up until ~2 AM on a regular basis. Oh, I get to move into Riverbend (2) in two weeks, which is pretty cool. It’s in the middle of campus, has a kitchen, my own private bedroom, air conditioning, etc. It should be pretty alright.

Bah, I’m getting more distracted. Make sure to check out my photos from my trip to Alaska, if you haven’t done so already. I’ll see y’all later.

3 Responses to “New Blog”

  1. Will Says:

    I’m not sure who gets the rawer deal. I’ve been working from 4pmish to midnightish most nights, and Ione midday to midnight the last 2 days (Saturday and Sunday).

    I don’t have to deal with dogs and a huge commute though (10 minutes on a bus, which can get a little annoying if the bus decides to leave early, at the end of my shift, and I either end up waiting another 30 minutes, or having to beg a lift home from somebody).

    I’m waitinf for the Riverbend pictures, it sounds pretty neart. My friends who are still around the uni area have moved into our new house this week, and they are currently cleaning it and killing woodlice. Apart from that it’s supposed to be pretty nice, so I’m excited too.

  2. anonymous Says:

    its cool that its ur own hosted blog and everything… but its missing alot of bells and whistles of your previous one…

  3. anonymous Says:

    Wow. you sure whine a lot.

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