OCD; LAN Party

I’ve noticed that I frequently write responses to emails solely for my own benefit. The email was never really meant to be sent. However, opinions need to be developed, even scathy and rude ones. By writing the response, I am putting all my thoughts and feelings and ventings into words.

Thankfully, I also have the courtesy to edit myself and not embarass myself.

Is it normal to be self-critical like this? Probably not. Yet, this mistrust of my decisions and looking for better ways to do things is how I become good at what I do. I check and recheck figures and statuses. I assume that any problems are something I created and work to figure out what I may have done which often leads to evidence of the real cause.

Some might call this obessive-compulsive behavior. They might be right….


Been a long day.

LAN Party this weekend! W00t!!

I’ve noticed that I frequently write responses to emails solely for my own benefit. The email was never really meant to be sent. However, opinions need to be developed, even scathy and rude ones. By writing the response, I am putting all my thoughts and feelings and ventings into words.


Thankfully, I also have the courtesy to edit myself and not embarass myself.


Is it normal to be self-critical like this? Probably not. Yet, this mistrust of my decisions and looking for better ways to do things is how I become good at what I do. I check and recheck figures and statuses. I assume that any problems are something I created and work to figure out what I may have done which often leads to evidence of the real cause.


Some might call this obessive-compulsive behavior. They might be right….



Been a long day.


LAN Party this weekend! W00t!!

I only thought I was going to send that post. It got lost in cyberspace I guess. Oops.


It has been a really long day. Had about 3 things on my list that I absolutely wanted finished today. Not a one of them is done.

So before dinner I got this JavaScript stuff working in Internet Explorer. One major problem? It doesn’t work in Mozilla, Netscape 4.x, or Netscape 7.x.


So, I knew it had to be something to do with the lack of standards. Turns out it is. Internet Explorer has its own proprietary methods. Netscape had their own back when they we doing version 4. AOL-Netscape has adopted the W3C DOM model which does not work in Netscape 4 and IE.


What does this mean? I have to create 3 different version of the same stupid JavaScript!

Lack of Standards JavaScript

So before dinner I got this JavaScript stuff working in Internet Explorer. One major problem? It doesn’t work in Mozilla, Netscape 4.x, or Netscape 7.x.

So, I knew it had to be something to do with the lack of standards. Turns out it is. Internet Explorer has its own proprietary methods. Netscape had their own back when they we doing version 4. AOL-Netscape has adopted the W3C DOM model which does not work in Netscape 4 and IE.

What does this mean? I have to create 3 different version of the same stupid JavaScript!

Survey, Sarah, Core Router

Have this survey that I thought I would have finished completing the online version last week. Still stuck on parts of it. Have a ton of other things that I feel should have already been completed.

Maybe one of these days, I will get all of this stuff done? Nah.

 


Played pool last night. Finally caught up with Sarah and arranged to go to this place I used to be found up to 4 nights a week. Wait… more like up to 6 days a week. There was a period of about a month, my friends and I were in there every day the place was open.

As I used to be a long time ago, my playing was very inconsistent. Towards the end of the night with there being most of the balls on the table, I would make these impressive shots. Then, after my fourth or fifth ball in a row, I would miss. I would not hit much of anything the rest of the game.

At the beginning of the night, I could not hit a thing. Just felt like I had forgotten more than I ever knew. Eventually the ability to pull of these weird, amazing shots came back. Unlike the old days, I could not really manage simple, basic shots.

A cross-cut bank back up 90% of othe table I can do. A 2 foot straight shot into the pocket, I can’t do. WTF?

 


Uplink to the system core router is down again. Guess this post will have to say here until it gets fixed again. The core router is in a city 4 hours away. Our uplink goes to another city 1.5 hours away. The techs had to drive down to fix the uplink. It was working 2 hours ago. Now it is not? Hope they have not left…

Have this survey that I thought I would have finished completing the online version last week. Still stuck on parts of it. Have a ton of other things that I feel should have already been completed.


Maybe one of these days, I will get all of this stuff done? Nah.



Played pool last night. Finally caught up with Sarah and arranged to go to this place I used to be found up to 4 nights a week. Wait… more like up to 6 days a week. There was a period of about a month, my friends and I were in there every day the place was open.


As I used to be a long time ago, my playing was very inconsistent. Towards the end of the night with there being most of the balls on the table, I would make these impressive shots. Then, after my fourth or fifth ball in a row, I would miss. I would not hit much of anything the rest of the game.


At the beginning of the night, I could not hit a thing. Just felt like I had forgotten more than I ever knew. Eventually the ability to pull of these weird, amazing shots came back. Unlike the old days, I could not really manage simple, basic shots.


A cross-cut bank back up 90% of othe table I can do. A 2 foot straight shot into the pocket, I can’t do. WTF?





Uplink to the system core router is down again. Guess this post will have to say here until it gets fixed again. The core router is in a city 4 hours away. Our uplink goes to another city 1.5 hours away. The techs had to drive down to fix the uplink. It was working 2 hours ago. Now it is not? Hope they have not left…

Ugh. Sent out one of those survey emails that I got from a friend. It is one of the few chainletter email activities I in which I will participate.


One of the questions was: “What is the best feature about me?”


Almost all of the answers I got back had to do with personality. Does that mean I am ugly?