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July 31, 2003

emails have fallen off completely security police patrol at master computer has limited the amount of fun at work. next stop: GULAGSVILLE. talked with steph.

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July 30, 2003
july 30x6

fallout, reprimand #2 emails dont appear to have slacked off. proxy pwnz you all. v. big brother. im cool with it now i suppose. went in and hung out with adam + chris + joe @ adam's shop. then went to a pub with silvanieand shawn and fucking lost my shit. everything ive had bottled up just kinda came out.

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July 29, 2003
thats right.

Today i hit upon an ethical quandry. My direct boss wanted me to compile reports on email and internet usage for the office peons. While i have the capabilities to do this, i didnt have the right loglevel to produce the volume and period of time she was looking for. I produced the data that i did have and formatted it in a report and raw text form for review and handed it over. At this time, i also agreed to put together the proper tools needed to monitor both email and internet usage fully. I have found myself in this situation before, two years previous it was rather easy to compile usage reports and i know that this one lady got in trouble.

I like everyone that i work with, some more than others, but i do like everyone and we all seem to get along. I would never intentionally get
a coworker in trouble but i found myself unable to fake the data or otherwise explain why this lady sent and received 144 emails in a 6 business day period to one address. The other logfiles per user that were showing up large i could show a very large amount of spam (these logs are created before spam is filtered into the trash by the server) so effectively this lady hung herself with these inconsequential personal emails. I was nervous and shaky all over. The data accurately showed that this lady pisses away a goodly amount of time on non-work email, at work.
I handed it over.
I didn't warn her.
I set up a proxy server with a nice program that turns the logs from the proxy service into a legible fingerprint of usage per user.
I didn't warn her.
I did warn The New Guy.
I did warn another secretary who no doubt will spread the word, eventually.
Seven hours later i compiled the days internet usage, clearly showing this lady pissing a goodly amount of time away on the internet. Unfortunately when parsing the logs it was in no way work related. By this time i had talked to a friend which helped me alleviate the aforementioned shaky, not-quite-right feeling.
"I'm just doing my job" said the jarhead.

I do not wish for anyone to be fired due to my actions or inactions. I hope she just gets a reprimand
... like the one she got the last time she got busted heavily emailing her friends.

You'd think with this bleeding heart i would lose the weight neccesary to fit into my plain, white, stainguard, non-pleated dockers. The ones that I battle ennui-robot in.

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July 28, 2003
the whole day gone

home> work> new comput0 uNF uNF> lunch> work (uNF uNF uNF)> home> finish fixing toilet, $5, cheap>

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July 27, 2003

home> yardwork> fix car> fix on toilet> vacaville> napa> st. helena> napa> dinner> home> laundry.

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July 26, 2003

home> parents> dinner> zelda> bed.

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July 25, 2003

home> work> ... something? something else (im pretty sure)> parents> fix> dinner> home> grocery shopping> home> bed.

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July 24, 2003

home> raining> work> upload> parts!> build> lunch> work> random internet malcontent pcp01476312pcs.nholnd01.pa.comcast.net> home> fix>

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July 23, 2003

home> work> sushi> work> upload> home> SR, parts> build comput0> draw> bed.

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July 22, 2003

home> work> upload> home> work> home> yardwork> disgusting meal> bed.

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July 21, 2003

home> work> home> work> home> read> comput0> dishes> bed.

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July 20, 2003

home> zombie movie> brents> buzzed> parents> drunk> home> laundry> ill.

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July 19, 2003

home> laze> steph> old chicago> screamin' mimi's> home

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July 18, 2003

work> bank> work> home> drawing> lost file.

recover this image/file, and i'll send you something.

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July 17, 2003

mechanic> work> home> work> mechanic> home> reading> dishes> cleaning> internetting> drawing> internetting> reading> bed.

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July 16, 2003

work >home >change >parents >dinner >shawn >drawing >reading >home >upload >bed.

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July 15, 2003

paid some bills. car needs 30k service, dealer quoted @ $525, shop nearby quoted $175... did grocery shopping and cooked a real meal. mm food that isnt heat'n'eat. played zelda, rode my sis's old bike uptown and got candy.

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July 14, 2003
hi there stranger

re added some ui/navigation widgets to the gallery. they got lost int eh upgrade. shawn and i did drawing night tonight. i have been reading a good book, the gifts of the jews im also thinking about setting up a print service for the gallery, so if any of you want prints you can pay a small fee and get them. one service does 8x10's for as low as $4~ i think. still mulling the details. i would like this site to be profitable though in some way.

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July 13, 2003

weeded, mowed, watered lawn. weeded, watered garden. de-tangled and removed branches from cable lines. picked plums from tree. washed car, replaced shift knob, replaced foglights. washed 2 loads of clothes. stank to good high heaven before i showered. shower still broke when landlord is using water at all. sigh. played zelda for 6 hrs or so. rode stephs bike around (neensy's old bike) drank some beer, made some pizza.

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July 12, 2003
crap festa

we went out to the valley of the moon winery for an "italian festa" it was suck. big suck. it was less of a cumulation of culture than it was vendors hawking crappy foodwares that had relatively little italian influence. pretty disappointing. the wine tasting was good enough though. steph got a wee bit buzzed. went to sushi at the good place in rohnert park. so much better than last night. cheaper too. ive been on an udon kick for several weeks now and they had a great udon/seafood dish. Kyoto Restaurant: (707)584-4204 (they dont have a webpage)

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July 11, 2003

finished several diff graphics. both of them had no changes from the person who usually likes changes. that had me worried but oh well. steph came over and we tried the sushi place next to wolf downtown. it was not the best i've had. their menu was pretty limited too. :/

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July 10, 2003
well well well

i did it. i finally bought a cube + zelda. right now you get a free demo disc which has viewtiful joe on it. i was playing that and realized that i needed to get one. need/want whatever. zelda is awesome so far. the first game i played, sonic dx directors cut gave me motion sickness at first. the polish so far beats the crap out of my ps2. lets hope it stays that way. the controllers arent as good though, imo. i have to hold them like im cradling a basketball to not get hurty hands. the palm/grips are too small and angular to do any good. it makes pressing the "z" button pretty hard. now i wish i would have bought it when it came with zelda and the 2 other zelda games :/ i didnt play all the way through zelda/ocarina but for awhile there it came with a cube bundle as well as the 64DD unreleased zelda... oh well maybe i can pick that up used somewhere.

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July 09, 2003

worked on new mailer. drew whilst on phone training a user on the intricacies of burning cd's. such as putting the cdr media into the cdr-drive... took a while to figure that one out. i suppose i should have known.

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July 08, 2003
i did

i did WORK, i did DRIVE, i did PHOTOGRAPH BORING SHIT, i did LAUNDRY. i rearranged, i threw away, i cleaned up, i cooked, i read, i watered, i weeded.

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July 07, 2003

upgraded the gallery today. there seemed to be a 180 limit with the old version. new version doesnt have any problems and lets you see the item properties so yay for that. also i can start calling images by what i actually titled them. however that breaks some php tha ti made, so i wont be doing that. i need to see the new matrix movie, the new xmen, 28 days later and the charlies angels movie. i dreamed about the 'cube last night. i think im going to trade in a bunch of old videogame stuff to get one. also here is a taskpad drawing that i put time into, so im not sure if it belongs in drawings or taskpad. though im sticking it in taskpad for now. also palmart.us has now posted another pda doodle of mine. go now.

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July 06, 2003
hot traffic

fixed sis's car up, enjoyed a nice g+t. drove home in the everyone else coming home traffic. took 1.5hrs instead of 1hr. which isnt too bad considering. most ppl were headed to 680/san jose.

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July 05, 2003

hot in davis. fucked around warwalking. found 7 or 8 AP's from the front yard to the back yard. was finally able to steal some bandwidth from inside, on the couch. my laptop seriouusly needs its screen fixed. went to sushi again. had some good seafood udon then went to ben and jerry's.

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July 04, 2003

yay blue and white and red hair colored girls. went to stephs parents friends for the 4th. installed dsl for stephs dad last night. today was wicked hot, we are staying in vegas but came into vacaville for the 4th. it was pretty nice. they are good people. granted this is the same thing we have been doing for the past 2 years so i know them all by now.

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July 03, 2003

site permissions got dickered around, if anyone notices anything funny going on, please let me know. you can just email me here, i'll get it.

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July 02, 2003
dinner, with li.

work then moved up dinner with li. her mom's new house is very nice. we went back to her place after dinner and watched a cop movie with 80's guitar soloing that queued dramatic scenes. also the actors had funny facial expressions. for instance, their surprised look appeared to be based upon the director telling them that a surprised look looks like such. ape that face, kurt russell and random girl.

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July 01, 2003

work. worked at work on work. went to parents house and finished cleaning out my books and stuff. the last bit of things there of mine. well i have a suit there still. li is in town, we will have dinner with her on thursday. went to adam's shop and hung out for awhile. fixed my burner, firmware version vs0b turned it into a 48x/12x, vs0d turned it into a 48x/48x NON DMA but vs08 was just right. so it works. yay.

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