Feb. 9th, 2004
Geeking the weekend away  
So I spent much of the weekend geeking with my roommate. After I built the tables, we were pretty much set up to start building our new server and getting a new router. We picked up this thing from Fry's:

It's a full on 50-user Linksys/Cisco VPN router and firewall, so we can VPN out into our respective work networks. And we should be able to do away with our public IPs and sit behind the safety of our UPNP router/firewalls. And most of all, the cool blinky lights. Anyway, it served as a nice distraction. Unfortunately we couldn't get the old server settings migrated to the new one. The old server was way too fucked up, so we had to just recreate everything and start over. The problems and issues pretty much ensured it took up most of the weekend. We blew off the big party Saturday and spent most of Sunday working on it.

But like I said... nice distraction.

I'm really worried about my grandma. I mean things sound cool when I talk to my mom, but I think she's serving as a filter. I mean they're not letting her out of ICU. This clot could travel, or so many damn things could happen, and I'm not there. I think I'm just going along as if everything's going to be fine — totally not dealing with reality or what might happen. And thanks to everyone who's commented and sent your best wishes. It means a lot.

Reality sucks.
 
 
Mood: numb
Listening to: Bright Eyes - Sunrise, Sunset
 
 
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waggy3eb on February 9th, 2004 - 09:13 am
Hey... I hope everything turns out on the upside with your grandmom... my own g-mom isn't doing to great, but, I just keep thinking that she's here today...right now. And that tomorrow is another realm of possibility.
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on February 9th, 2004 - 08:18 pm
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Thanks.. me too. I hope your grandma gets better too.
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cowslayer on February 9th, 2004 - 09:29 am
Throughout my grandmother's illness, I wasn't dealing with it either and in retrospect, that's the way to go. There is a lot to be said about being able to fully function in spite of worry and fear and in some ways, ignorance of reality happens only when we truly care.
Hope your grandma gets better.
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on February 9th, 2004 - 08:20 pm
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Thanks. I'm pretty good at denial. But it's getting harder. I guess these next couple days are going to be iffy.
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Adamecho3347 on February 9th, 2004 - 10:33 am
*drools over router* heh

I hope your grandma is alright and gets out of ICU soon =\
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on February 9th, 2004 - 08:21 pm
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the router is wicked sweet and will result in hours of configuration enjoyment.

...and thanks.
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D a y s p r i n gsextypeboy on February 9th, 2004 - 10:46 am
Aww you're so adorable when you start talking all that tech stuff that I don't understand for the life of me. ;)
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The People's Exhibit A: geek toysdavidology on February 9th, 2004 - 08:22 pm
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oh you shoulda been here this weekend then ;)
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D a y s p r i n gsextypeboy on February 9th, 2004 - 08:46 pm
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I wish! rawr! haha. ;)
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