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back [Jul. 5th, 2001|08:16 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Back from The Road Trip. It totally kicked ass.

Whitaker's here for a few days. We're going to go down to the Oregon coast in a day or so.

I'm not too thrilled to be back. I was much more happy away from everything. I'm back now and the house is a mess, our net connection isn't working that well, tons of people are bugging me about LJ crap, and I have a billion email messages to randomly read or delete. If you sent me something important and I don't respond, send it again in a week or something.

I got a ton of work done on my laptop while I was gone. I should leave more often. Eventually people will learn not to mail me and all will be well.

Perhaps I shouldn't say that... ever since I started complaining about mail volume the past year or so, the only people that stop mailing me are the people I actually want to get mail from. Presumably, they think I'm complaining about them and out of respect don't mail me. The misdirected mail from stupid people, however, is a constant. I'd rather have 500 messages with 250 good ones than 300 messages with 50 good ones. So perhaps I should just encourage everybody to mail me, then I'd be happy since I'd get my 250 good messages and I can think about those while I delete the other half.

I really hate running LiveJournal the service ... have I mentioned that four dozen times before? Probably. I love LiveJournal the code and LiveJournal the developer community, but I hate all the abuse issues, server issues, network issues, DDoS issues, tech support issues, etc.

I worked on S2 a ton over the trip. Damn fun. Gonna rock. More on that later, perhaps.

I stink. I need to do tons of laundry.

I'll put up all my pictures sometime today. Chuck told me our upload speed was capped again (previously, a guy that worked at @home had removed our upload cap). I should get DSL.

Can't wait to go to the beach. Whitaker has his laptop here ... we're going to do some mad hackin' on LJ at night while we're there.

Too much LJ talk. I need to stop doing that.

Off to do laundry.

Update: It's not all that bad. I shouldn't be that grumpy ... I'm not, really. I think everything coming at once kinda triggered my post. All is well enough.

[User Picture]From: scsi
2001-07-05 09:07 pm (UTC)

woot! first comment!

Actually, im the opposite.. I love the server issues, the occational DoS attacks (Deadjournal got its first tonight! w00t!), people screaming "so and so took my username" and the bitchy people who say "my page doesnt view" at 1:30am when the server is doing its maintence....

I cant stand programming.. Makes me mad.. heh

Im a tweak.. :) Sorry this took up one e-mail in your box brad.. If I could make this not send an e-mail, ya know i would.. heh
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-07-05 09:08 pm (UTC)

Re: woot! first comment!

Case in point: I don't mind mail from you at all, yet you try not to bug me. You do it all the time ... you start your deadjournal mails with, "Sorry to disturb you, but...". I love helping out deadjournal.

Anyway, off to get food.
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[User Picture]From: jnala
2001-07-05 09:07 pm (UTC)
I just realized that when I phoned you, I didn't even ask you about how your trip went or anything, I just went off on all this LJ bullshit. That was kind of rude.

So let me say it now: I'm glad you had a cool trip. :-) It'll be cool to see the photos.

With any luck I'll have some cool stuff for you to integrate into the release... I think X-LiveJournal would make your live a little easier. *heh*
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[User Picture]From: drivethru
2001-07-05 09:09 pm (UTC)

there there!

Welcome back...if it counts for anything. (Though I'm sure its not what you wanted to hear) I know some of us have been having withdrawls without having updates in Brad's journal to read.
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From: khatsin
2001-07-05 10:05 pm (UTC)

Re: there there!

i was just reading the comments and i noticed that you bare a truely striking resemblence to my friend brittany- im sure you dont care but i just wanted to make sure you and her arent one in the same
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[User Picture]From: steve
2001-07-05 09:19 pm (UTC)

Welcome Back

Hope your trip was awesome!

Also hope this doesn't fill your e-mail box any more....

While you were gone I e-mailed Mark with some funky plans for LiveJournal, but he too is swamped with mail...anyway, continue your fun at the beach...
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[User Picture]From: mrwiz
2001-07-05 09:58 pm (UTC)

H A R !

welcome back ya swab =)
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[User Picture]From: cerealkillah
2001-07-05 11:55 pm (UTC)


Ive got your memory, let me know when your ready for it. I didnt want to send it till you returned.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-07-06 01:09 am (UTC)

Re: 512

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[User Picture]From: garrettpalm
2001-07-06 12:02 am (UTC)
Are you going to be at Cannon Beach this weekend? I'm going to Mike's beach house on Friday, and he's kicking me out Saturday (when Amy gets there). I was think about going up to Cannon Beach for the day of Saturday..
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-07-06 12:21 am (UTC)
plans fuzzy.

think so... saturday evening, probably, then sunday until afternoon?
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[User Picture]From: nighthawk
2001-07-06 12:25 am (UTC)
Did the radio transmitter work for ya ok?
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[User Picture]From: whitaker
2001-07-06 12:33 am (UTC)
Well, it "worked" but we sort of had to learn about all of the intricacies and put up with lots of fuzz.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-07-06 12:33 am (UTC)
er... kinda?

if you paid $20, it wasn't worth it. :-)

we had to twiddle with it every few seconds to get it sounding decent, but it was never great for more than a few seconds at a time.

but definitely better than laptop speakers!
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[User Picture]From: patrick
2001-07-06 01:04 am (UTC)
Hey! Brad's back! yay!

Want to go out to dinner sometime when your schedule settles down a bit?
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-07-06 01:08 am (UTC)
Yea'... totally. I have to show Whitaker all the good food places around here. We still need to take him to get Dick's and Thai food.
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[User Picture]From: astroasis
2001-07-06 03:35 am (UTC)
I stopped commenting on your journal 'cos I felt bad for just adding to all the clutter and comments and e-mails and all. Of course, I'm commenting now, but... uh... well, it's entirely different, you see. Gimme some time and I'll be able to figure out why. Well, either that or I'll waste the time away and not have any answers whatsoever. That usually works pretty well for me.

I'm glad you had fun on your road trip. Whenever I get back from a road trip, I always wanna go right back out on one. Last time, I was even convinced for about three days that I should live out of my car. That would've been interesting.

God, I need sleep. Stop keeping me up late by making me comment on your entries, Brad! =P heh =)
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[User Picture]From: iffy_miffy
2001-07-06 06:28 am (UTC)


welcome back
glad u had a nice time
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[User Picture]From: mangojellytoast
2001-07-06 12:57 pm (UTC)


I would send you mail but I have nothing of consequence to say. Unless you care that the largest Wal-Mart in the United States is not in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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[User Picture]From: starblazr
2001-07-06 02:56 pm (UTC)

Re: mail

yeh, it's not in sheboygan, it's in appleton!
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[User Picture]From: mangojellytoast
2001-07-06 03:41 pm (UTC)

Re: mail

i spent the last week at a camp in New Orleans with a bunch of kids from Sheboygan and a bunch of kids from Appleton, the kids from Sheboygan kept on claiming that the biggest Wal Mart was there, it became a campwide feud.
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[User Picture]From: starblazr
2001-07-07 10:41 am (UTC)

Re: mail


but i still say oshkoshes is the l33t3st.. rah..
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