November 23rd, 2003

Zoner en fuego!

Friday Five... by Five

1. List five things you'd like to accomplish by the end of the year:
- Finally get around to reading The Cryptonomicon
- Get all the Payment Gateway specs written for work, maybe even a prototype
- Finish winterizing my apartment (weather stripping, etc)
- Find a new pair of boots and get some new gloves
- Get more of my Pacific Media Expo work done

2. List five people you've lost contact with that you'd like to hear from again:
- Jenn-double-n, from WPI
- Jen Brown, from Livingston
- Jenna Steen
Um, I can't think of anyone else really.

3. List five things you'd like to learn how to do:
- Speak and read Japanese
- Computer graphics - Photoshop tricks, etc. That's my huge gap when it comes to web stuff, I know HTML, CSS, HTTP, server coding, etc. But I suck with graphics work.
- Learn SQL and general DB programming. That's the other gap I feel I have, I know a little SQL but not nearly enough. I have personal projects I want to do that I know should be on a DB, but I lack the skillz at this time.
- Advanced metal working. This kind of goes with my 'dream home' thing. Some people like wood working as a hobby - I like working in metal. I'd like to learn more so someday I can have a little home forge to do casting, milling, etc. But I'd have to win that lottery to afford all the gear. :-)
- Something artistic, like graphic arts, music, etc.

4. List five things you'd do if you won the lottery (no limit):
- Well, the obvious - pay off all my debts
- Design my own home (architecture was my backup career choice) and have it built.
- Setup z_gryphon - pay off his debts, get him setup with his home, and some kind of trust so he can live. So he can focus on finding a life to make himself happy instead of just surviving.
- Fund GweepNet so it can get any hardware it needs, dedicated high speed line (without relying on The Dumb Company), etc.
- Maybe get more degrees, but at least go and take college course that were interesting but that I didn't have time for. Some programming classes, more history classes, maybe some hard sciences.

5. List five things you do that help you relax:
- Surf the net
- Watch TiVo
- Listen to music
- Read
- Sex
  • Current Music
    TiVo: Iron Chef
Zoner en fuego!


Well, I just noticed something convenient that might be a bit of fun.

I'm supposedly going to Vegas in January to be Cyphermint's tech rep at Internext. That's an adult industry tradeshow, we're going to be hawking our payment system for adult webmasters as an exhibitor. Well, that show runs Janurary 4-7...

The Consumer Electronics Show is in Vegas January 8-11! I've wanted to go to CES for years. So I'm thinking, the company is paying for my airfare anyway - I take the extra days off, pay my own hotel, and go to CES! (I'm sure the timing is no coincidence. The now defunct AdultDex used to run adjacent to ComDex - after spinning off in the first place.)

I like this plan - now I just need to hope Cyphermint doesn't decide we're not going to do Internext or not send me or something.

And now I'm off to usagijer's...
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Zoner en fuego!


So my TiVo decided to grab a few episodes of the old Burt Ward 'Batman' series as suggestions off Nick, or TV Land, or something. Anyway, I watched a couple of them earlier today just for laughs. I remember I used to watch it as a kid and thought it was amusing.

So the two episodes I watched were two parts of a Penguin episode. And, well... drugs. That's the only explanation I can think of for that show staying on the air - drugs. The acting is so very, very bad. And only childhood innocence could keep someone from noticing the slash overtones. :-) God, the costumes even look totally cheap. Wow, it isn't even cheese, it is like a processed pasteurized cheese-food product.
  • Current Music
    TiVo: Banner of the Stars