October 13th, 2000


Ich mag hausaufgaben nicht.

Well, my physics midterm is complete. While taking the test I changed my mind a dozen times between thinking "damn, this is easy" and "oh shit, I'm gonna flunk." At the end I was still feeling pretty confident, but we'll see what grade I end up getting in the end.

I was feeling pretty good and relaxed until I get this mail from Jackson:

Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 08:24:39 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jackson Michael Davis <jmdavis@cs.washington.edu>
To: Brad Fitzpatrick <bradfitz@bradfitz.com>
Subject: Re: Linguistics

By 5:00 tonight

On Thu, 12 Oct 2000, Brad Fitzpatrick wrote:

> When's our homework due?
> - Brad
Doh! I didn't feel like doing homework today. *sigh* Guess I'd better start on that.....

a blah day

Voicestream sucks lately ... can't even use it on the weekends or when the weather is bad--- "System Busy" it says. however, it does beep and tell me that I have new voicemail (since people couldn't actually call me either). I go to check my voicemail though, and guess what? can't call that either. great. can't wait for 3G cellphones. existing technology sucks.

Called US West... waited on hold for 35 minutes and finally talked to somebody seemingly competent.... nobody in the 4 different departments I've talked to has access to the complete US West database. in other words, nobody can really be helpful when it comes to fixing a problem that probably spans so many different areas, like ours does. Their tech support system is just terrible... the guy today told me how to "beat the system" and get helped better-- he was pretty cool. He told me the times to call in when you can actually get ahold of people, different menu options to press to shortcut to the right department, what to say to operators to get them to transfer you to departments you couldn't otherwise reach... as cool as this all is, it doesn't make up for the fact that we still have broken DSL ... it's not like we don't have it (like Nick or Roper), it's that we had it for 2-3 weeks and it was great, then they moronically let another company disconnect us and can't figure out now how to hook it back up. If I could find the idiot responsible for setting up their system I would seriously beat the living crap out of them. I have so much anger and aggression built up, hell, I could probably hospitalize their entire IT department.

Faith told me Speakeasy is looking for people with Unix, Web, and Database experience. Maybe I should get a job there and do my part in making at least one largish company not suck so much. But do I have time? Probably not. I do kinda want a job, though. Hrrm.

Don't know what I'm going to do now. Don't feel like doing a damn thing. Maybe I'll take a nap and listen to music.

my evening

evening in review:

played quake with scott. i haven't played a video game (computer or otherwise) in over a year I think, but what else is there to do? i got ahead of him at one point. quake's fun. i have a nice video card, I remembered... I always buy the top of the line 3D cards, but never do anything more than have a bunch of PuTTY windows open.

while playing, blythe appeared out of nowhere and came and slept on my bed.

later the repair man came and finally fixed our sink! about damn time! ;-)

went to get Thai food with blythe.

came back, had a beer, came to computer lab. I think I'm going to sleep here tonight because it's raining too hard out and I don't feel like riding back.