Sunday, 22nd December 2013
somehow my phone managed to convince itself that a full charge was ~58%. thankfully a reboot fixed that but, I mean, what?
also 4.3 is pretty nice. rather surprising that they bothered to release it for my phone at all, let alone so quickly, given that a) the GS3 is old news and b) T-Mobile phones have historically been near the end of the list, priority-wise. I hope this indicates a new trend, but I won't bet on it.
also I rearranged my desktop for the first time in quite a while. not entirely sure I like it yet, but it's a bit more
logical. I think setting my side displays in portrait would work a lot better, but I'm not ready to go that far. I despised that little
step that would catch the cursor every time I moved it across display boundaries....
music: Boyce Avenue - “Radioactive”
Thursday, 12th December 2013
|04:32 - I just tried triple-Eyefinity (5760x1080) in WoW.|
first I had to change from my Windows "extended desktop" to an "Eyefinity group", which was a bit of mixed bag. creating the group was incredibly simple and worked right off. toggling the option to put the Taskbar on only one screen worked partially: I could shove the Taskbar off to the left as I prefer but the space remained reserved on my other screens, preventing me from sizing windows or placing icons there. not stellar, but potentially livable.
then I had to switch WoW back to DirectX 9 from DirectX 11, which immediately told me I'd be taking a massive performance hit. finally I logged in and discovered that the side displays have a sickening fisheye-type distortion that is apparently intentional and can't be disabled.
music: Seikou Nagaoka - “El-Hazard Opening Theme”
Monday, 2nd December 2013
|01:06 - hello? hello? is this thing still on?|
I'm beginning to believe that LJ really is obsolete. that makes me sad; I have so many happy memories related to this site.
music: Linkin Park - “What I've Done”
Sunday, 13th October 2013
when you black out the room and it almost helps and then you get up and stagger over to get some pills and have to stifle the whimpering because the sound hurts and your cat's trying to comfort you but her purring makes it worse and oh god it hurts hurts it hurts
Wednesday, 18th September 2013
I don't like Corona del Mar. I don't like Rite Aid. I don't like McDonald's. I do like Victoria's Secret. I loathe Pitney Bowes.
music: Ben Folds Five - “Brick”
Saturday, 14th September 2013
|08:54 - longer leash or just more rope?|
still not anywhere near full time, but I got a raise (yay!) and am getting sent out solo to sub on an overnight job. no evil daystar on my smoke breaks!
but. solo? I'd never heard of a punchdown tool a month ago, and now they're sending me out to the company we get the vast majority of our contracts from without supervision?
yeah. in retrospect no wonder I've been having trouble sleeping for weeks.
it's kind of crazy just how much I've picked up from, basically, part-time OJT. beginning with a (relatively cordial) hatred of electricians. carpenters are cool, painters are cool, drywallers are cool, but man, sparkies....
music: 카라 - “점핑 (Jumping) (Inst.)”
Wednesday, 11th September 2013
|02:20 - no, really|
when refilling a Zippo (or equivalent), you will inevitably get lighter fluid on your fingers. the best solution is to set them on fire.
music: Billy Joel - “We Didn't Start the Fire (Live Unreleased Version)”
Friday, 6th September 2013
7th and Alameda is an interesting place to be working in the middle of the night. installing a security system. in a 24-hour McDonald's.
surprisingly quiet, actually. except when we had to adjust the exterior cameras, when suddenly what felt like a million cars came out of nowhere to go through the drive-through. every. single. time.
and then I got home to discover that my parents have fucked up the rent, again, and our landlord has been making preparations to pursue a court-ordered eviction on Monday. seriously?
music: Yuzo Hayashi - “Introduction”
Monday, 2nd September 2013
so, apparently somehow I'm now a professional datacom installer? go figure.
also: never enter a McDonald's kitchen during working hours. I'm really struggling now because I like the food, such as it is, but oh god the smells.
Monday, 8th July 2013
such an irritating phrase,
for legacy reasons.
music: Savage Garden - “The Lover After Me”