Better

Spent yesterday home sick. Guess I did too much Saturday… enough that I completely crashed Sunday and was still weak Monday. Was able to come in to work this morning.

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Getting my radiator fixed… hopefully means that my car will be condition to go on some road trips.

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Got a temporary thing set on ezrasf.com. Need to come up with a better, permanent design soon.

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Oh… and the A/C is up and down… so probably will be more sick by the time we go home.

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Thanks Lacey, now I know that I am worth only $1,973,390.00

Offline

Lovely… MSN Messenger is still down. Seems that Microsoft had problems with hardware so people were up and down. It is my turn to be down. Thankfully I have other IMs on which I can rely… AIM and ICQ being the most reliable IMs.


Backing up all my data off my work computer in order to rebuild it. Will be offline most of the afternoon, I guess. Should make notes of all the critical software to reinstall, huh?

Snuck Out

Did go to Dr. Bailey’s Retirement Dinner Saturday night (see 2 posts down). Was not as bad as I expected. Got to hide in a back room making name tags for people whose name tag was missing or incorrect. About 15 minutes after people had sat down to eat, Joe and I snuck out to grab a pizza. Turns out those who stayed to eat were there until after 10:30pm (we left at about 7:30).

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According to a Jupiter Media Matrix survey these are the places which take up most of U.S. internet users’ time on the internet:

  1. AOL/Time Warner
  2. MSN
  3. Yahoo!
  4. Napster
  5. Juno
  6. eBay
  7. EA Online and Applications
  8. Excite Network
  9. iWon Inc.
  10. Walt Disney Internet Group
  11. Lycos
  12. About The Human Internet
  13. Flipside Sites
  14. CNET Networks

I see some sites I like… some which annoyed me to the point of having never gone back, but amazingly I knew the address to each one without having to use a search engine. Think they have me hooked….

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Think Two Cents has a kewl looking pita.

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This is weird… on my VSU astrology page (for a class back in 99) I had a form to submit to a web site to do natal charts. Apparently this is HUGE stuff. Most of my traffic involves “natal chart”, “horoscopes”, etc. The sad thing is the service is no longer available so I had to remove the form. Sometime the search engines ought to pick up on this fact, right?

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My new toy.

Netiquette

Netiquette or really any form of etiquette is not common sense. People in general do not know how to behave themselves in foreign cultures. As much as we might hate to admit it, cybercultures do abound and each have rules of behavior. They may not be posted, but members of the society know them. Many will be offended when these newbies, errm, newcomers enter the society and make blunder adter blunder.

So codify your rules (yeah, kinda like laws) so that newcomers will know what to expect. Also enforce them so that they retain meaning.