Archive for September, 2006

MAISEAQUILL

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Ok, so, herewego:

The last couple of days, the blog was down. Why? Well, nicely enough, MySQL stopped liking my permission tables, and like denied access to everything. So, thanks to this post and my good friends over in #hf on irc.hackersfoundation.org, it’s back up now. In other news, a new computer started smoking in the library at school.. I came in to school with the smell of burnt silicon in the air. Actually sorta smelled like paint.

So, today, Mr. Bundschuh had to go get surgery on something (I’m not sure, I wasn’t informed), and I saw this guy I knew that worked at the Music Store in the village, coming into the building. I figured he was a substitute for a band teacher, or something of the sort, but when I walked into the Morning Show studio, guess who I saw? His name is Bill Ebberts (or Eberts, not sure) and he is a drums teacher at the music store, who happens to know a bit about AV. Cool, huh?

Lastly, I cracked a pretty good nerd joke in Social Studies. We were talking about sharecropping after the Civil War, and how similar it was to slavery. I said, “So it’s like they right-clicked on the Slavery folder, hit Rename, and typed in ‘Sharecropping’”. Immediately, Mr. Sozio put his head down on his desk and started laughing. The rest of the class caught on, and starting laughing at well. It was an awesome class, to say the least. I also got to express my opinion on Microsoft. I said how I hated George Bush, and someone (Mike Valleriano, methinks) chimed in, “So, you hate George Bush, Bill Gates..” and Mr. Sozio goes, “Wait, why do you hate Bill Gates?”. So, starts my schpiel, “Once upon a time, Bill Gates founded a little company called Microsuc– er, soft….” I giggled at the “Oh, so you have a Macintosh?” comment from one of the kids.. Good times.

P.S. It seems my music selection for the morning show was appreciated.. In a little downtime in Social Studies class, Mr. Sozio blurted out, “Beep-beep, beep-beep, yeah!”, an obvious result of me playing the Beatles’ “Drive My Car” over the credits. To that, I responded, “Of course you can drive my car, Mr. Sozio!”

We miss you lilo

Saturday, September 16th, 2006

“On the 12th September Rob Levin, known to many as Freenode’s lilo, was hit by a car while riding his bike. He suffered head injuries and was in a coma. Rob was being treated at the Neuro Trauma Intensive Care Unit at a local hospital in Houston, Texas where he passed away in on Sept 16th.

Our thoughts are with Rob and his family, and we ask that you respect their privacy during this difficult time.

Condolences can be sent to condolences@freenode.net

On behalf of freenode Staff and the PDPC Board, Christel Dahlskjaer, Mike Mattice and Phil Stracchino.”

He gave alot to everyone on freenode, and always had his trademark “lilo smiley”.. It wasn’t until I told my family and Emmie that it really fully hit me.. I am planning on donating to his son and wife to help them.. They shouldn’t have to suffer. It’s my way of letting them know that we are looking out for them. He deserved so much more. If there were more people like him, it’s possible the tragedy could have been avoided.

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Jeans ‘n’ Beans

Sunday, September 3rd, 2006

Ahhhh, the sound of a dead washing machine. So.. quiet. Our Maytag front-loading LearJe.. I mean washer, finally died yesterday, so today was filled with scrambles to the local laundromat to get stuff done. And, mark this date, the first time since May-ish I’ve had to wear jeans. Wow.

Oh, and I had lentil soup for dinner. Hence the beans part.

Aaaaand, my mother’s standing over me, telling me to go to bed. She actually has some sense.. it’s 2:38!

*whack*