18 August 2005


I have been too long away from this!

Well then, what's going on, constant readers? Not a whole heck of a lot. I continue at Fed Ex, loading and unloading semi trailers. I much prefer unloading, though it's a tough workout. Manager Cindy pulled no punches during my second interview, when she said it's a 5-hour workout. She also said I would ALWAYS hurt, and that's pretty much true.

I had my first encounter with DRM (Digital Rights Management) and I am NOT happy. More in the next post.

I was sick for a bit, so I haven't seen our little friends hardly at all. I did just play an online game with Adam. We played The Battle For Wesnoth, a multiplayer online fantasy game. It was okay . . . we won eventually, but my forces sure took a beating. The concept is entertaining, but it may take a while to get used to the dizzying number of races, terrain bonuses, skills, and other things. I still prefer MegaMek, though that may be because I'm more familiar with it.

Cats and bird are well; B'Orange is completely nuts.

The routing issue still confounds me, though I have two secret weapons now: a shiny new router, and a technical support phone number.

Read Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express", mostly just to see what it was. I'm not 'nonplussed' but I'm barely-plussed. The main character is Belgian. His name is "Hercule Poirot" - comments welcome on how you might pronounce that. He "twinkles" at people. And, worst of all, not a car chase or machine gun battle in the whole thing. No giant robots, either.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Emily and I just finished listening to Agatha Christie's "Ten Little Indians" and loved it. These British murder mysteries have to be very proper, however, and it is more a mental game than anything. Sorry you were disappointed!