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Writer's Block: The winning ticket [09 Feb 2011|12:12am]
What would be your first purchase if you won the lottery?


A computer that'll do more than two things at once.
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Counting down. [31 Dec 2010|10:52pm]
[ mood | tired ]

Just over an hour of 2010 left. I don't think I'm going to miss it very much.

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I love knowing how to cook. [07 Nov 2010|10:43am]
[ mood | sleepy ]

Last night's dinner with Leif:

Sunomono with grilled unagi
Oshitashi with sauteed cabbage
Seared hamachi with a lemon/butter/sake sauce
Teriyaki beef
Japanese-style grilled corn
Japanese sweet potatoes

So. Good.

Tired [28 Jul 2010|10:59pm]
Time for sleep, and I need a hug. Any Bay Area people want to go somewhere tomorrow night?
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Stolen from ladychi [30 Apr 2010|07:56pm]
1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks: Creek.

2. What the thing you push around the grocery store is called: Shopping cart.

3. A metal container to carry a meal in: Lunchbox.

4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in: Frying pan.

5. The piece of furniture that seats three people: Couch.

6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof: Rain gutter.

7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening: Porch.

8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages: Soda.

9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup: Pancakes.

10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself: Sub.

11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach: Swimtrunks.

12. Shoes worn for sports: Sneakers.

13. Putting a room in order: Cleaning up.

14. A flying insect that glows in the dark: Firefly.

15. The little insect that curls up into a ball: Roly-poly.

16. The children's playground equipment where one kid sits on one side and goes up while the other sits on the other side and goes down: Seesaw.

17. How do you eat your pizza: Starting at the point, though sometimes I fold it in half.

18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff: Yard sale.

19. What's the evening meal?: Dinner.

20. The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are: Basement.

21. What do you call the thing that you can get water out of to drink in public places: Drinking fountain.
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All moved [09 Mar 2010|01:48pm]
I'm moved into my new place, and things are mostly okay. Lots left to unpack, but I did get the toilet fixed with no problems. Why is it that every place I move, the first thing I have to do is fix part of the house?
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[20 Feb 2010|08:46pm]
[ mood | stressed ]

Happy birthday, Kate.

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Moving. [04 Feb 2010|04:49am]
[ mood | distressed ]

My landlord has decided that he wants to rent this place as a unit, rather than as individual rooms, so my internet access may be sporadic for the next few weeks or months, while I try to find a new place to live. Feel free to email akranzel (at) gmail.com if you need to reach me.

-Adam

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Today's observation. [03 Nov 2009|04:20pm]
The breakroom fridge at work is truly American. It contains nothing but mayonnaise and six-packs of Budweiser.
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Grah. [20 Aug 2009|10:54am]
[ mood | aggravated ]

I really need to learn to not care when customers insist on doing stupid things that are going to hurt someone. Maybe I could manage it if I knew they were only going to set themselves on fire.

-Adam

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*yawns* [09 Aug 2009|08:25pm]
Home from work, exhausted, and in need of some company. Anyone feel like calling me, or coming over?
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Annoyed. [02 Aug 2009|07:59pm]
Is it allowed to be annoyed when served inedibly cold and burnt tempura in a Japanese restaurant, then be irritated enough to not leave a tip when they attempt to charge you for it anyway?
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Half Blood Prince: The Film of the Book [15 Jul 2009|08:07pm]
Just got back from seeing it. Overall, I enjoyed it, though some of the things they left out are going to make the next two movies even more lengthy and complex. Evanna Lynch is utterly wonderful as Luna, as always. Gambon still is off somehow as Dumbledore, but he always has been, and at least we're done with him now. They cut Luna doing Quidditch commentary, which makes me kind of sad. More thoughts later.
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Argh. [08 Jul 2009|07:43am]
[ mood | bored ]

Note to self: Never watch Bloodhound Gang music videos before work. You will get 'The Bad Touch' and 'Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo' stuck in your head, and start singing them out loud.

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Rollercoaster Tour [23 Jun 2009|08:18pm]
[ mood | tired ]

My dad and I are planning a trip for 2012, involving riding as many rollercoasters as possible. If anyone's curious, here's the preliminary route and stops.

Part 1 is here.

Part 2 is here.

Apologies for the lack of embedded maps. The way Google Maps presents them, they're not possible to have in Livejournal entries.

-Adam

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Tired [23 Jun 2009|08:11pm]
Yet another long, boring, and pointless day. At least I got some work done, for once.
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Stolen from gridlore [18 Jun 2009|01:49pm]
Two rules:

1: You are only allowed to answer 'yes' or 'no'.
2: You are not allowed to explain your answers unless someone messages you and asks for an explanation.


Kissed any one of your LiveJournal friends? — yes
Been arrested? — no
Kissed someone you didn't like? — no
Slept in until 5 PM? — yes
Fallen asleep at work/school? — yes
Held a snake? — yes
Ran a red light? — no
Been suspended from school? — no
Experienced love at first sight? — yes
Totaled your car in an accident? — no
Been fired from a job? — yes
Fired somebody? — no
Sung karaoke? — yes
Pointed a gun at someone? — no
Did something you told yourself you wouldn't? — yes
Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? — yes
Caught a snowflake on your tongue? — yes
Kissed in the rain? — yes
Had a close brush with death (your own)? — yes
Saw someone die? — no
Played Spin-the-Bottle? — yes
Smoked a cigar? — no
Sat on a rooftop? — yes
Smuggled something into another country? — no
Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes? — yes
Broken a bone? — no
Skipped school? — yes
Eaten a bug? — no
Sleepwalked? — yes
Walked on a moonlit beach? — yes
Ridden a motorcycle? — yes
Dumped someone? — yes
Forgotten your anniversary? — yes
Lied to avoid a ticket? — no
Ridden in a helicopter? — no
Shaved your head? — no
Blacked out from drinking? — no
Played a prank on someone? — yes
Hit a home run? — yes
Felt like killing someone? — yes
Cross-dressed? — yes
Been falling-down drunk? — no
Made your girlfriend/boyfriend cry? — no
Eaten snake? — no
Marched/protested? — yes
Had Mexican jumping beans for pets? — no
Puked on an amusement ride? — no
Seriously & intentionally boycotted something? — no
Been in a band? — no
Knitted? — yes
Been on TV? — yes
Shot a gun? — no
Skinny-dipped? — no
Given someone stitches? — no
Eaten a whole habenero pepper? — no
Ridden a surfboard? — no
Drunk straight from a liquor bottle? — yes
Had surgery? — no
Streaked? — no
Been taken by ambulance to a hospital? — no
Tripped on mushrooms? — no
Passed out when NOT drinking? — yes
Peed on a bush? — yes
Donated Blood? — no
Grabbed electric fence? — no
Eaten alligator meat? -- no
Eaten cheesecake? — yes
Killed an animal when not hunting? — yes
Peed your pants in public? — no
Snuck into a movie without paying? -- no
Written graffiti? — no
Still love someone you shouldn't? — yes
Think about the future? — yes
Been in handcuffs? — no
Believe in love? — yes
Sleep on a certain side of the bed? — yes


Wow, I'm boring.

-Adam
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Followup to the previous post [03 Jun 2009|08:48pm]
I did some more research, and this machine has a decidedly odd RAM configuration. Apparently half of each DIMM bank is on the riser card, and half is on the system board. It won't boot without at least one full bank of DIMMs. Hopefully it'll work once I get the riser card, and can actually fully populate at least one DIMM bank.
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Today's fiasco. [03 Jun 2009|07:17pm]
[ mood | frustrated ]

So I buy a server off eBay, listed as having 4 CPUS and 4GB RAM. It gets here, and no CPUs or RAM are installed. I email the seller, and they ship me off the CPUs and RAM. I download the service manual, and it turns out that there's a riser card with 8 RAM sockets on it, which I also don't have. Email again, and they ship that. I got the CPUs and RAM today, and they've just been thrown loose into a box full of styrofoam packing peanuts, meaning that at least some of the DIMMs are probably dead from static electricity. If it doesn't work when the other card gets here, I'm shipping the whole damned thing back at the seller's expense, and asking in the firmest possible terms for my money back.
Ugh. Next time I mention wanting to buy something on eBay, please shoot me.

-Adam

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I hate nightmares, especially when they ignore the laws of physics [30 Apr 2009|03:12am]
Had a rather creepy nightmare involving running around trying to avoid some people. I survived a (non-nuclear) 250-kiloton explosion because I moved out of the path of the fireball. Stupid brain, physics doesn't work like that.
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