September 9, 2002

I got a chance to talk to Tim today on Yahoo Messenger – yes Tim, the roomate who dissappeared ever since his wedding. We had started to think that maybe Becky was actually an ax murder and had killed him and hidden the body in the woods. It turns out that right after the wedding, Becky’s apartment (where Tim had just moved into) had a leak coming from the apartment above. So, as usual, the landlords dragged their feet and soon Tim and Becky had to move out for a while while it was being repaired and just managed to get moved back in recently. So after thinking that they would just stay at Becky’s old apartment instead of having to move again, they had to move, TWICE!

Another web site has joined the Ithaca Portal family of sites. It should have something there in a day or two. is the new home of Pioneer Hospital that is being built in the Republic of the Congo. is up now as well. It took forever but it is finally there. We are hosting more and more websites all of the time. I think we are around twenty right now that are up on our one server – plus we have the Waste Watcher application that is its own web site without a name (and it is our busiest site by far) and we have our eMail server that has its own web server. We are busier than I normally think that we are.

Today is a laundry day. I want to get everything done so it isn’t sitting around the room while I am gone. I have a lot of laundry to do so I will probably be doing it all day.

Dominica’s computer is still having some problems while playing The Sims. We are going to try reinstalling it to see if that makes any difference.

I was on today getting a new web site address when I realized that it is costing me $1000 every two years for all of the web addresses that I have under my own name. That is getting to be a little bit expensive. One of them, that has not really been used yet is going to be dropped in two weeks. I got it because I wasn’t sure if I was going to want to have it or not. Not, seems to have been the answer to that question. I am also going to drop It just make any sense to have a website dedicated to a book that is going to take me twenty years to write. I will just add the site as an extension of my resume page at That will save a bit of money right there.

Tonight has been the night of broken computers. I have spent a lot of time trying to fix one thing or another. We are now hosting a web site from the house using the Roxen 2.2.295 Web Server running on Windows 2000 Professional. I will share the connect info with you was I get it all set. I am excited that it is working. It is our first time using Roxen and using the router to pass connections into the house. I wonder what kind of speed we are able to get from here. Nate’s computer is completely dead. First his OS was having probelms, then his motherboard fried and now his OS is unbootable. Just one thing after another. Loopy and I both had our Windows 2000 machines crash tonight too.

I spent a lot of time today cleaning my room and it is looking a million times better than it did before. Min and I went shopping at Walmart and got a ton of Rubbermaid storage bins. Those will help out a lot with the huge mess of things that need to be stored. The neighbor who gave me the piano a few months ago moved in one house away and decided that he wanted the piano back. So that will be out of the garage soon too.

Miranda is coming up to visit us tomorrow. So Loopy is driving out to Avon to meet her. I might go to Rochester in the morning but I haven’t decided yet. It is so much driving to go out there that I am probably not going to go out.

Loopy worked on the projector more tonight and managed to get a major picture enhancement by changing the picture to true wide screen. The only drawback is that laserdiscs and full frame DVDs are not really watchable anymore. That means that about 2/3rds of the entire movie collection is no longer watchable. That is pretty rough. It just occured to me how many movies that really is that don’t really have any place to be watched anymore. I guess that it will be time to move the laserdisc player to the living room television upstairs since it will be at least a little bit useful there.

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