Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


Future Project Research

Filed under: Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,News and Current Events,Personal,Red Herrings — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Tiger which is terribly early in the morning or 5:50 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waxing Crescent


Originally uploaded by Network Geek

I don’t particularly feel like writing today, but, well, it’s time for an update.

Okay, that’s not quite true. I just don’t feel like writing anything that I feel comfortable sharing on the blog. Not that I have anything in particular going on, really, but there’s just no way for me to talk it through, so to speak, in writing and have it come through in a way I’m willing to put on the web for all to see. That may surprise some of my readers, considering what I’ve thrown out in the past, but there it is.

The picture here is one of several stacks of books in my house that make up my “to be read” queue, or, as I think of it, pile.
If you get in close, you’ll see a strange combination of subjects. At the bottom of the stack, there are books on chemistry, space flight, the Yakuza and gun running. All basically purchased for research for a semi-mythical story that will probably never get written. Still, these are all things that interest me anyway, so I figure it’s money well spent.
The next layer up is computer books. Specifically, books related to WordPress and web design or web page creation. These are all meant to help me build a better theme for this blog, and my other blogs. Not to mention potentially making a theme that other people might like to use and possibly even donate a bit of money to use. At least, that’s the idea.
The rest of the books are a mish mash of assorted subjects that have interested me to a greater or lesser degree over the past several months.

So, there’s an update of sorts to keep the Google-gods and blog-spirits happy. Ciao!


Plumbing Update

Filed under: Personal — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Rooster which is in the early evening or 7:54 pm for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waning Gibbous

All dry!

So far, so good. In spite of having some problems with a very minor leak Monday, it seems to have stopped. My dad, who has “retired” to working in a hardware store, said that it’s not unusual for it to take several weeks for plumbing joints to finally tighten up. Apparently, that’s what was going on because my wife has run the dishwasher twice and still no drip. I’ll leave the bucket under there a little while longer, just in case, but it looks like I’m going to be okay.
Next, I’ll need to take a look at some wiring around the house, but not for a couple of weeks. I worked hard on my plumbing projects this month and I deserve a break! So, I’ll do some fun stuff for a month or two and rest up.

Onward and upward!



Filed under: Fun Work — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Horse which is around lunchtime or 1:06 pm for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waning Gibbous

Why have I been neglecting this blog?

Ah, the answer to that is long and complicated. It involves other websites and other projects. But, it’s more complicated than that. It involves a real job that keeps me busy during the day. It’s about spending time with family. It’s about actually having fun! But, mainly, it’s about that other website……
Hey, why not go check it out? If you’re a game geek or a fantasy fiction geek you might just find something that tickles your fancy!

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