Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Well, this explains the haircut.
This is what I ought to be doing tonight. Watching cartoons.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I'm serious. If all you can do is sit on the porch and whittle and bitch about how great you used to be and how the new features can never work, even after a fucking successful install, do it on your own time.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Mad progrmming skizzles. That'll attract the babes. At least it will keep Cappy working.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Last night at the Martini place no Indians game, so Starman was playing on the tube. Missed that one, with Karen Allen. Didn't miss much, except for Karen, whom I like. She's held up well, too. Accomplished the Waffle House today. Major reason for bringing it up here: supply Cappy with a steady stream of hash browns. They are still available locally, but are a rapidly vanishing commodity. Now I'm immobilized for the rest of the day. Good move putting it in Eastlake. A lot more convenient than way out on the West Side. Just down the street from my favorite minor league team. You guessed it. The Lake County Captains. Also not far from the site of the big GE Lighting Order Entry Reorg rewrite of 1984, in which I played a prominent, and shikker role. I may have fallen up the stairs, and may have had to shave my tongue the next day, but damn, I could still fix the friggin' code! Also in business across from CaptainSQL Stadium, Beanie's, our local bar of choice at the time. For hanging out after Neutron Jack completely raped the department.
On the way home I saw an open house for a condo. This was the first one I've seen that could actually house the Fortress of Database Excellence. One day, soon, my daughter will be in college, relieving me of the need to hold down the fort in this school district. Home improvements here are in two categories; those needing professional help, and those that get mightily interrupted until I need professional help. So this was a good idea to visit said condo. It would be about an even trade for my house in terms of cost and living space.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Since we are at midpoint in the summer, here's some oldy, moldies from the past too. Not as good as beer, tho.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Finished Against The Day finally. What a long haul! Back to Larry McMurtry and something that can be read in this lifetime. For some reason I've always been attracted to the wide open spaces, at least reading about them. Northern Canada, Kerguelen Island, etc. Took a blue highway trip across Ohio and that state up north in my younger days. Never lived in those places. It's never been practical to live there. What would I do there? I did have a good job interview in Gallion nearly 25 years ago but I'm sure that company is long gone.
On call has been going well. A quiet weekend. It's been pretty easy, this time around.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
The latest babeencounter brought up a few unhappy unresolved issues from the past. She's still going through drama with her ex, which didn't help matters much. Also, she's embarking on a Social Work career, always a bad sign. For my money, you may as well watch Orpah or Dr. Pill. It's cheaper than that kind of crap and at least thes TVGabbers aren't parking their stupid opinions and agendae in court.
One of the biggest buired issuettes is why did I, CaptainSQL, and I damn near alone of the many divorce cases in Cuyahoga County get stuck with the freight for private school, under court order. And what do I want to do about it? Way back in the dayz of yore (as in yore mama) early in the hearing the ex demanded private school. Judge Christine McMonagle chipped in to the lawyers a recommendation for a particular private school. $56,000 of my money was sent to said private school. These guys revelled in their criminal practice of denying and delaying information about my own daughter to me. This is in violation of the divorce agreement and federal law.
Is the connection between Judge McMonagle and the school corrupt? Illegal? Only a Grand Jury or State Supreme Court investigation can provide the answer. Such a request is likely to be batted aside. This still bothers me after all this time. Not every day, but it is a sore spot. I get along OK with the ex now. Going through the procedure to get an investigation underway appears to be quixotic. When things are going well here, there are better things for me to do. When they are not going so well it seems creepy and quixotic. But that's how we lose our rights, through the steady drip-drip-drip of judicial fiat.
Friday, July 11, 2008
This has to be the ultimate Calculus song.
Anyway, back to the ass kicking. Mine. Heard from the gal I saw last weekend, the one from the past. Ah, yes. The mysterious past. Heard something I haven't for nigh on to 35 years. She wants to be friends. OK. Wasn't that a TV show that got cancelled? Then right after that an optional user tablepace reorg blowed up good. Good thing it wasn't necessary, but still.
Basically, folks, my technology is going to heck. India is sending crappier DBAs as their job market is hot-hot-hot. I mean, if I was them, I'd cut the best deal I could too. It's the American Way, and I'm an eager practitioner of it myself. But our boyz aren't stepping up to the plate. Used to be we'd test the living shit out of any change before it went in. The new para-dime is to sit around the front porch whittling and whining about how great we used to be. Of course we were. Because in those days, we actually did the job!
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Sunday, July 06, 2008
This is a great pre-on-call movie. Y'see, that's why all us techies get the hotties, like Ally Sheedy (was). Then some damn little glitch, like a false nuclear attack warning comes up and we have to save the goddam world again. Happened again last night too. Shit. Stupid Defcon 3. Enough of this and you turn into Dabney Coleman. Gotta go now. General Powers is on the line. Fasten the lids on tight an use the subs.
Saturday, July 05, 2008
- Keep 'em off the payrolls. If employed, they could cause damage anywhere from irritating people trying to do real work to wrecking an entire product line.
- Stuff 'em in gummit. If it ever, God forbid, came down to cases, who would you rather face, HippieJoe or some guy that's actually handled firearms, such as WesClark or Art McKoy?
Friday, July 04, 2008
- Steroids kicking in for my back. No roid rage. Not more than normal bad coding rage.
- Brewed up something simular to mom's old Mid-Ohio Chili today, but using barley instead of rice. Pretty darn good. Would be really good with a hearty red wine; semi-sweet. Best of all during cool weather, say, while OSU is kicking ass. Ingredients: 1 mid-sized onion, 1 clove garlic, 1/3 lb. stewing beef, 1/2 cup barley, 1/2 cup mixed black-eyed pees and kidney beans. Seasonings: about 1/2 - 1 tsp each of black pepper, white pepper, red pepper, paprika, Chinese 5-spice powder. Fester in crockpot for 8 hours. Less spicy than chili, meatier and more grainy than Cholent. Proabably less explosive later.
You Are 24% NYC
Okay, so maybe you've been to NYC. But you probably really live in Connecticut.
Labels: King of the Hill
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
And how's 'bout that great OSU dealmaking for exciting future pre-conference play! They nailed down two, count 'em two consecutive years of playing Navy in the mid-teens. Hope I'm too senile to focus in on those games by then. Sounds to me like some Taft Adminstration holdovers in the Horsehoe at work.
I'll be in Chitown for a Cubs themed Bar Mitzvah on October 4th. Fortunately the reception will be at a Dave and Busters like place, with big screen coverage of the Illini game against MeatChicken. Finally something to really cheer for! Hopefully it will really piss off the moobat brigade coming in from Ann's Harbor.
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Getting harder to come back after missing sleep these days. Lotsa opinions from the other guys on my bigtime project. Only mine is the way to go. Nothing new about that.
Send in those recipies!
Sad to say that Cuyahoga County has come up short once again. We're not even in the same league as Chicago regarding taxes. So c'mon all you DiMoras, Russos, Corrigans and McMonagles! Graft graft graft! Go team! Surely we can do with some other bullshit project. Maybe another Useless Avenue corridor, whisking absolutely nobody from nowhere to noplace in lightning speed. You hippies have to kick in too. You say Cleveland Heights is a Nuke Free zone. How do you know? Surely you can load up the payroll with unemployed corrupt IAEA inspectors to go house to house during the graveyard shift! You judges, start dismissing charges against gang-bangers during the arraignment. We can speed up the mean-time-to-release of dangerous criminals. No more piking, liberals. I wanna see some big-league waste of money and taxes to rival Chicago. You know you want it!