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By jayhawk88 (Sat Apr 08, 2006 at 12:07:36 PM EST) (all tags)
Waiting for many XP updates to install, so here's some more of what's been going on in my life. Warning: Baby pictures inside


My sister Linda had her baby on March 28. Jordan was born at about 11:30am, weighing 6lbs 12oz.

He was a few weeks early. Linda was having some problems with blood pressure the weekend before, which turned out OK, but she was dialated and some other big fancy medical word, so they induced the following Tuesday.

Last weekend they had to take him back to the hospital as he wasn't nursing well and had lost some weight. Jaundice. He was under the lamp for a couple of days and they gave him some formula, and he perked right back up and by all accounts is doing swimmingly right now.

Yes, I know, I should have shaved.

Other happenings:

  • Jenn and I are going to be spending next Satuday evening at the bed and breakfast where we got married. We're actually going out there for supper with James and Tricia; Jenn emailed me the day she was making reservations and asked if she could spend $150 but not tell me what it was for. At the time I had no clue what she could be talking about, even though it should have been pretty obvious. Should be nice; the last time we had a "get out of town" opportunity was my last training trip to KC, but that was nixed as we were still a little worried about what all we still had to spend to get the house sold. It's been a while since we've "got away" somewhere.
  • We fired the NetSpec that we had hired in January. I'm not going to post anything about it here, but needless to say workloads for the rest of us have gone up again temporarily. April, May, and June are looking to be very busy months.
Side Note I love how Microsoft Windows Update can't even install nVidia drivers correctly. I just foolishly relied on it to install drivers for the video card and ended up with 640x480, 4 bit color resolution. In one way I'm actually impressed; I didn't even know WindowsXP had support for 4-bit color. Still, I mean it's not like nVidia themselves release a standard, base set of drivers that work for pretty much every nVidia-based graphics card ever made, right? Oh wait a minute, they do. Way to go Microsoft.

Side Note Side Note You should see the classic Windows "clouds" background in 4-bit color. If I'd ever taken acid, I imagine that's what the world would have looked like.

- My friend Kevin was down from KC this week, a bunch of us went out and drank a few Thursday night. He's getting ready to move up to Idaho, where his wife took a job in January. He's been up there a few times, but for the most part has been in KC during this whole time getting their house sold and working his own job. I sucks ass whenever I'm up in KC for a week of training, I can't imagine being 1200 miles from Jenn for 3 months.

The bad news is that a pretty good friend of mine is moving to Idaho, but the good news is that a pretty good friend of mine is moving to Idaho...to a town that sits right on a nice sized lake. There's probably going to be a pretty kick ass summer vacation in the next couple of years.

- Ugh. 4:00 and I'm still installing XP updates. I was hoping this reload wasn't going to spill into tomorrow but I really don't want to be here past 6 tonight, so it looks like it might.
Thrilling up-to-the-minute update Updates are done. Time to start installing software, which actually requires a bit of attention. Which is OK since I was out of stuff to put in here anyway.

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Bored at work | 6 comments (6 topical, 0 hidden)
Enough about your weirdly hairy nephew by Rogerborg (4.00 / 2) #1 Sat Apr 08, 2006 at 12:31:35 PM EST
What the fuck is up with WinXP.  An hour to download all the updates for XP SP1, then you get to download XP SP2, which fixes all the same stuff.  Also, why does it take 15 minutes to "prepare" for downloading SP2?  What?  Why?  What does it all mean?

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It's not like WSUS is any better by jayhawk88 (4.00 / 1) #2 Sat Apr 08, 2006 at 12:43:49 PM EST
I mean, machine local to your domain, all the updates predownloaded, you'd think it'd be easy right?

Me: Hey, WSUS?
WSUS: Yeah, wadda ya want?
Me: I'm on a domain machine here that needs updates. Send them to me, OK?
WSUS: Yeah, whatever.
10 minutes pass....
Me: Hey, WSUS?
WSUS: WHAT?
Me: Where the hell are those updates?
WSUS: What, you wanted them now? Fuck off, I'm busy, you'll get them in about 2-23 hours.
Me: That's it. wuauclt /resetauthorization /detectnow
WSUS: Ha ha, you think that's going to work little man? Just for that, SP2 is going to have a little "extra" registry info. Good luck recovering that install, chump.

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IT'S STILL INSTALLING by Rogerborg (4.00 / 1) #3 Sat Apr 08, 2006 at 01:24:33 PM EST
KILL ME NOW

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Your nephew is very cute. by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #4 Sat Apr 08, 2006 at 01:57:48 PM EST
And apparently pissed off, too.

Actually... by jayhawk88 (2.00 / 0) #5 Sat Apr 08, 2006 at 02:02:34 PM EST
We didn't hear a cry out of him the whole time we were there that night (which was admittedly only about an hour), but apparently he's not much of a cryer.

He was only about 9 hours old when those pictures were taken, so undoubtedly that had something to do with it as well. I'd probably be pissed for a while too if strange men in white coats placed metal tongs of death on my head and proceeded to squeeze and pull with vigor.

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Video by duxup (2.00 / 0) #6 Wed Apr 12, 2006 at 09:06:10 AM EST
I've installed video drviers from Windows Update twice just to see what happens, both times it was a disaster.
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