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Worst day (well, evening) ever [Feb. 27th, 2006|09:39 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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Any day's going to suck given that:

-- it's a Monday
-- I just spend a week+ in Belize

But factors arose to make this evening especially terrible:

-- had no plan to get home,
-- ended up walking up to Market in thickest rain I've ever seen
-- no umbrella, though it wouldn't have even worked... they were being turned inside out left and right
-- got drenched from head to toe (shoes were full of water from puddles)
-- couldn't find a cab
-- MUNI quarter nonsense and stupid BART vending machines
-- got off MUNI, didn't want to walk up steep blocks home in more rain
-- went to coffee shop, but then it closed before I could call a cab
-- walked home
-- realized I had no key. I'd given it to krissy for house/dog-sitting
-- couldn't get ahold of dina (her phone's broken?)
-- krissy brought it over (yay! the one good thing this evening... thanks krissy!)
-- went to meet David and Mischa for some hacking
-- got a few blocks there and realized car was full of pressed boards from old desk that I haven't found a dump site for yet... had to turn around and unload....
-- ... in the rain
-- headed back to Mischa's.
(still haven't eaten since lunch)
-- waiting for pizza,
-- waiting for pizza,
-- waiting for pizza,
-- David calls. They never got the order. And they take ~60 minutes on a good day anyway. (Zante's)
-- I leave.
-- I get McDonald's, out of desperation.
-- hit wheels going around drive-through. twice.
-- back home, Major's crying.
-- garage is a mess again, after two cleanings.
-- suitcases are still all packed up
-- went to install a debug build of a super-sekkrit app on my Treo 650 and now it's in a reboot loop forever. can't restore it. had to take out the battery to keep it from rebooting.
-- Dina got her car fucked up for the 3rd time: but this time not her fault: somebody stole her side-view mirror

So that's it.

Oh, and Krissy locked her keys in the car today in the parking lot. (we were carpooling). This is more crap for her, but it's crap I witnessed.

Anything else feel like shitting on me?

[User Picture]From: jwz
2006-02-28 06:03 am (UTC)
I've had that Treo lossage; you have to do the hard reset key sequence (different for each carrier, but on the Palm site), which resets you to the default set of apps and stuff, then sync again with "desktop overwrites handheld".
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-02-28 06:08 am (UTC)
It's an unlocked device.

I'll go searching.
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[User Picture]From: kunzite1
2006-02-28 06:05 am (UTC)

i've been trying to install livejournal on this win98 machine after installing 5 different linux distros 5 times each and still haven't been able to get it to cooperate. :\

i suppose i could try posting to lj_everywhere after this try bombs.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-02-28 06:08 am (UTC)
Install Debian sarge if you want the least pain. Damn easy. Use VMWare.... it's free now, right? Either player or server... both work.
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[User Picture]From: kunzite1
2006-02-28 06:16 am (UTC)

found debian sarge on a blog entry and vmware player and server at their site.

vmware wants you to create an account to use the server beta program but the player beta is a direct download.

you may be able to use this information yourself in the future. maybe not. but there it is.

thanks for the tip!
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[User Picture]From: kunzite1
2006-02-28 06:06 am (UTC)

oh. and i hope tomorrow goes better than today did. :\
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[User Picture]From: alohawolf
2006-02-28 06:09 am (UTC)
its wet alright, I got drenched comming home from work this morning
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[User Picture]From: wetzel
2006-02-28 06:15 am (UTC)
yeah, that rain was completely fucked.
got me pants completely drenched, and clingy wet pants are nooo fun.
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From: jamesd
2006-02-28 12:11 pm (UTC)
After all that rain on him he was probably chilled enough already... :)
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[User Picture]From: pantsgolem
2006-02-28 08:14 am (UTC)
At least you have power, right? Ours just came partially back after 4 or so hours. (The estimated window for full repair is 2-4am, bumped back from 9:30pm or so.) Not as bad as what happened at my school though: a window at the front entrance of the building I was at this evening *blew out* from the wind, filling the lobby (and very nearly one of my classmates) with glass. Not the best day for San Francisco.
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[User Picture]From: nu_luba
2006-02-28 12:27 pm (UTC)
if it makes you feel better, in Boston we had the coldest day of the year, windchill was at -5 F and the MBTA (our version of the Bart) was going disabled left and right becuase of the extreme cold
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[User Picture]From: dakus
2006-02-28 03:30 pm (UTC)
you don't have the bad days often but when you do...they suk!
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[User Picture]From: whitaker
2006-02-28 05:19 pm (UTC)
Anything else feel like shitting on me?

Nah, but I did totally shit on your mom. She luuuuurved it. (Sorry sandy, too good to pass up!)
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[User Picture]From: sandy
2006-02-28 08:12 pm (UTC)
I would expect nothing else from you, but I know you do not mean it personally. : )
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[User Picture]From: dormando
2006-02-28 08:59 pm (UTC)
Lame lame lame. Hope the jury duty doesn't suck too much :\
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