Well, it’s Cedar Fever 2.0 for the year. Allergies kicked in Sunday,
and they’ve gotten worse. Stayed up half the night coughing, and ended up
calling in sick this morning. Still feeling lousy. One of those
days I kind of regret living in a state that I’m allergic to. *sigh*
Haven’t made definitive plans for this weekend of emotional foo. I have
multiple plans, depending on if I have the tentacles for a road trip and
hunt for books, or if I want to just be a full on hermit, or if I’m really,
really down, too down for being alone. I’ll decide on Saturday after
I’ve been up and moving for a while. Also kind of depends on weather,
don’t want to drive through storms and such. Also, given I have the
plague of some form, who knows how I’ll feel on Saturday. So it all
Mood is better than last week, even with feeling sick. Hoping it stays
that way. Not much else to talk about right now. Plan is to take
it easy tonight, and hope I feel back to normal. We’ll see how it goes.
Been a decent week. Well minus the massive allergy attack at the begining.
New level of allergies, I sneezed myself off a conf call. Work is still
decent. Even when it’s stressful it’s not too stressful. Went with
Amythest to see ‘The Finest Hours’, fun little seafaring/disaster flick.
Especially at the cheap theater.
Weekend has been good, hung out with Amythest watching bad movies last night.
Came home fairly early for a Friday, and went to bed with a book before too
long. Got up this morning, started the great migration. Did some chores,
got dinner from Freebirds, and have been watching a bunch of horror flicks.
Nice fun movies.
Still working on the computer foo. I’ve mostly got everything working
the way I want, currently migrating VMs to the new box. Need to also
find my notes to how I had the posting to wordpress via Vim setup.
Then I’ll probably leave the old dagon up and running to copy the things
I haven’t thought of over, as that always seems to happen. Still, much
less painful that some other builds of mine.
Tomorrow I’ve got more chores to deal with, and probably more importing
of VMs. And probably more cheesy horror movies. I do love them so. That’s
about all for today, tune in tomorrow for more rambles probably.
*waves a tentacle*
In other news, today is my 2 month anniversary at Carcosa Corp. *cheer*
I also ran into a former coworker with the Shoggoth Pit at the store today.
Seems things have changed, and a certain person who drove me to the brink
of unhappy madness is no longer there. Passed on recruiter info, and I’ll
talk to said recruiter next week. He’s a good egg, rarely made me want to
go all stabby. So schradenfreude, nice to see ya *grin*
Spent the non-new Dagon rest of the day watching assorted ghost flicks,
doing adulting things (aka chores) and stuff. Things are pretty organized,
other than the big pile of laundry for tomorrow. Oh yeah, and I have to
take out all the dishes from the cabinets so the bug people can spray on
Monday. *sigh* Hate that.
I’ve also been seeing a cat around Château Innsmouth (well outside).
Little grey and white kitty, has a collar but no tags. Skittish, not
so much that I couldn’t come up slowly and scratch him/her behind the
ears and check the collar. Cute kitty, I’m hoping he/she has a family.
I’m trying not to be tempted into adopting a kitty. I still don’t want to
have anything relying on me at home, even if it’s cute and fuzzy. *tries
to cover up the ‘Sucker’ on his forehead*. Yeah, that will work. *wink*
Not much else going on. Probably going to go to bed after another
flick and some more installs. I am tired still. Plus, there is bookage
to read. We’ll see. But for now, have a good night.
Thank Cthulhu it’s Friday. This week has been kind of nuts, felt pretty
miserable Wedneday and called in. My sleeping has been erratic as hell,
but until last night there were no nightmares…
Then I had the mother of nightmares this morning, not going into details as
it was epicly personal. Woke up crying, that’s new. Stayed up for a
while, then went back to sleep…and ended up in the same nightmare.
Didn’t wake up crying at least, but I just stayed up and metalled til it
was time to go to work. Mood got better, but I am drained. Really hoping
for no dreams tonight at all.
Not much else. Tomorrow I’m getting my upgraded system back, and I’ll
probably spend most of the day and night installing, tweaking, copying.
I was planning on spending all weekend working on it, but I decided to
space it out, since I’m going to want to make sure everything works before
I swap stuff. And there’s a billion tweaks on Dagon that I’ll have to
replicate. So that will take a while.
Ok, calling this a post. Going to head to bed early (for a Friday).
And now it’s 1 bell (aka 8:30). Time flies when you’re writing blog
Saturday was good. Slept weird, had strange dreams about Marvel superheroes
and other geeky stuff. Got up earlier than I planned, convinced myself
to go be an adult and do the grocery shopping. Came home, got stuff
organized, and headed up to visit friends and put my IT department
to work. One problem, as he asked me ‘Did you bring the drive rails?’
And I had to be that customer and go ‘What rails ?’ So, road trip to
Microcenter, which was railless. No big deal. Was going to order a set
and have them shipped over from the case manufacturer, but their site
is a tad evil. (luckily I found them when I got home, being a packrat
has advantages). I’ll ship the rails out on Monday, and I already ordered
some other bits via Amazon and shipped them over. So I’ll have Dagon 2.0
by next weekend.
We headed back to base, watched a horrible dino flick called ‘Jurassic
Attack’. Horrible acting, worst commandos ever, and another line in
the Vulpine catalog of strange things “Don’t spank the triceratops”.
(note to people, spanking a triceratops causes dumb commandos to be
run over). Then after some debate, we ended up watching ‘Mad Max: Fury
Road’. Which was better the second time around, and with subtitles. After
that, I ended up coming home. I was tired and feeling kind of icky.
So I came home, found the rails, am talking computer bits and zenning out.
Tomorrow I’m going to hang out with the musketeers, do laundry and go
see ‘Zootopia’. Then back to Carcosa Corp on Monday. No wild plans
for next week. Not much else, so I’ll call this a post. Night all.
Another week has ended. Been a less than stellar week. Bad. stressful
dreams, anniversaries of bad things happening to good people, and me
finding myself low on cope and temper. At least I managed to knock
out a ton of out of date tickets today at Carcosa Corp.
I’ve been more vocal on Facebook, it’s easier to spit out a one liner. And
since I don’t have ssh access to remote from Carcosa, my usual workflow for
LJ/Wordpress doesn’t work. Plus I spend a lot more time writing these things
than I do FB. Not leaving here though, it’s just probably going to be a
weekend posting vs daily the way I was. We’ll see.
Had my quarterly pshrink visit, things are pretty normal. I do need to get
a yearly physical before my next visit. Shouldn’t be a problem. I may
even try to find a GP vs going to Carenow for everything. Need to take
better care of myself I think.
I’ve also offically decided to turn my gamer system into a new Linux
workstation. I’ve picked up some additional RAM, and a new SSD and platter
drive (6 TB for the price of 5). Next weekend I’ll put my friends at
Dallas Computer Consulting to work and have them install all the bits and
test things, then I’ll do the OS side of things. Then I’ll probably
spend the next weekend tweaking all the tweaks, importing everything and
testing. If all goes according to plan, it will be a nearly seamless swap
of systems (I’ll leave oldDagon running for a while in case my plans fail).
Then oldDagon will be repurposed as a home/backup server. Yay nerdery.
For those who care, I’ll be moving back to Ubuntu’s Mate flavor from
Linux Mint. Mostly so I can play the newer stuff coming in 16.04 next
month. I’ll probably reinstall Hydra at some point to go back to Linux
Mint. Note, this has nothing to do with the security issues they’ve had.
I just feel a need to move stuff around. I’m also pondering going to a
more cutting edge kernel, instead of sticking with the Ubuntu defaults.
We’ll see how everything works first.
Weekend plans? Tonight is my usual, with a side of laundry to catch up
on bedsheets. Tomorrow is a few errands,then social time with friends.
Bad movies and pizza and stuff. Sunday is more laundry and more friend time.
High content of resting. I also have books to read, so many books.
So that’s the state of the fox, I’m not my best, but better than say a year
ago. Hopefully after this weekend things will swing up again. It should.
I have faith.
Been doing all the adulting. Last night I finally went through the staffing
agency’s insurance, and made choices. Keeping my current insurance,
but added some other stuff to flesh it out. Went to bed about midnight,
and I’m testing reducing my sleep meds. Pshrink suggested this months
ago, but given my anxieties about getting enough sleep I haven’t even
thought about it til recently. But my stress levels have been dropping,
so I gave it a shot. Night one, slept decent, was up around 10ish. No
really groggyness. We’ll try again tonight. Yay for lack of stressness.
Got up and did the adulting. Trash, cleaned out the car, cleaned up the
kitchen and bathroom, and changed the sheets. Oh yeah, and checked
mail. Which is almost all the things I wanted to get done today of the
non-fun things. Still want to clean off/under the futon in prep for
getting rid of it, but that’s not a priority. Just something that’s
been on the TODO list for months. We’ll see. I also need to sit
down and do my taxes, so I can figure out if I need to plan, and how
much I need to plan for. Given how things went last year in regards to
money, it’s going to be…interesting.
Now I’m watching movies and updating VMs. General vegging time. I was
thinking about going to be semi-social, but I think hermitting is more
in my future. That and my allergies are unhappy. And given how things
tend to go, I’ll feel worse the later it gets. We’ll see, it’s only
noonish. But for now, it’s movies and geekery and being comfy. Catch
you all later.