Out of order.

Filed under: Collapsables, Stolen moments — olivander July 26, 2005 @ 10:27 am

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Out of order., originally uploaded by olivander.

And we couldn’t be more pleased about it.

(Yes, I was forced to venture into a Wal-Mart late at night when nothing else was open. I am filled with shame.)

I want this

Filed under: Newsworthy — olivander July 22, 2005 @ 10:08 am

Every key on this proof-of-concept keyboard is an individual display that shows it’s current fuction. Keys can be programmed for different applications and languages. I just hope it doesn’t turn out to be vaporware.

How not to permission your folders

Filed under: Collapsables — olivander @ 9:41 am

One of the major projects I’ve been working on is migrating all of our shares off of the old hardware to new NAS appliances. As part of this, we’ve been reviewing and correcting folder permissions, to sort of help clean up as we go. Here’s an example of some of the totally awful permissioning I’ve been finding (identifying names have been obscured to protect the stupid):

“\\[server]\[share]\[dept]\2003 Secure Area STAY OUT\2003 Budget Info” /S “[domain]\Public”:RWXD /S “Everyone”:RX

Overheard in the break room

Filed under: Collapsables, Quotables — olivander July 21, 2005 @ 12:24 pm

Discussing a nearby elk farm
Her: “I’m from Montana, and I’ve never seen elk in the wild.”
Him: “I’ve been bear hunting, and I’ve never seen a bear in the wild.”

I’m thinking, if you’ve never even seen a bear in the wild, then maybe bear hunting isn’t for you. Maybe he should start with, say, bearspotting and work his way up.

“I’m the baby, gotta love me!”

Filed under: Diversions — olivander @ 11:25 am

This story from my friend Kristine is too good not to share. As Bill Cosby would say: those of you with children, you’ll understand. The rest of you, think of it as cheap birth control.


Filed under: Stolen moments — olivander July 17, 2005 @ 11:14 pm

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FINALLY!, originally uploaded by olivander.

We’ve been weeks without rain. We needed this storm so badly. The Indians were pow-wowing today. I wonder…

Giant Machine

Filed under: Stolen moments — olivander @ 3:03 pm

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Giant Machine, originally uploaded by Alfie1.

I’m going to buy me one of these things, and with it I shall rule the world! [insert evil laugh here]

A taste of home

Filed under: Uncategorized — Oliver @ 12:22 am

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E Pluribus Unum, originally uploaded by olivander.

I went to the Bear Creek pow wow today. And I thought Kansas City was bad–it was just as hot, with humidity. It’s amazing the pow wow dancers didn’t pass out from the heat. As it was, they were doing shorter dances, taking frequent breaks, and alternating dancers so no one spent too much time out in the circle.

Unfortunately, I got paged and had to go into work 1/2 an hour into the ceremonies. The photos I took in that time were few and not very good. The handful that I uploaded to Flickr were the best of that crop, doing what I could with the material I had to work with. I’m not very happy with the results. I may go back for the 2nd day tomorrow, but it’s supposed to be even hotter (97), so I don’t know if I will or not. But I want to buy one of those linen shirts, and Arvel Bird’s Totem Animals CD. Dammit.

Stuff Portrait Friday

Filed under: Uncategorized — Oliver July 15, 2005 @ 1:24 pm

This Friday’s theme: the ’80s.

Something from the ’80s you can’t let go of.
Things I can't let go of from the '80s
Yes, it’s that legendary ball team of eternal suckiness rivaled only by the Chicago Cubs: the Kansas City Royals. They did win the World Series once. Twenty years ago. They will again. Someday. Really. Stop laughing. Accompanying the Royals is my faithful, fuzzy companion Gizmo. For some reason, wherever I have set up shop, Gizmo has not been far away. Hmm… Perhaps if we fed the Royals after midnight…

A picture of you from the ’80s.
The only known photo of me from the '80s
Seriously, I couldn’t find any others. Not even my graduation photos. Sure, I could’ve scanned the yearbook, but how awful would that have looked? Certainly not worse that what I’ve posted, you say? Well, yah, you’re probably right, but I definitely look cooler in this photo.

A CD or movie you have from the ’80s.
Some albums from the '80s
I didn’t own any CDs during the ’80s. I do, however, own lots of vinyl, most of it as dorky as this stuff.

High-class living

Filed under: Uncategorized — Oliver July 14, 2005 @ 1:14 pm

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High-rent hotel, originally uploaded by olivander.

This was posted in the bathroom of the motel we stayed at outside of Kansas City last weekend. The motel was not far from Kansas City International Raceway, and perhaps not surprisingly, the room key-cards had NASCAR advertising on them.

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