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So its leap day today, the 29th of February. An abnormality in the universe where birds gargle and dogs sing.

Okay, not really. I just don't have anything I want to say right now, but I wanted to make a post on leap day.

Fri, 29 Feb 2008 06:00:00 -0600


I often have different things shipping to me, and so I get fairly familiar with the systems of FedEX, UPS, DHL, and the post system. One thing that has recently confused me, though, is a note I infrequently see on the UPS site after deliveries: MET CUST WOM

The 'WOM' part is what confuses me. I haven't been able to figure out what that's an acronym for. I've only seen it maybe two or three times, the most recent time yesterday on the delivery confirmation for the new power supply for my desktop, but it's always been a mystery. The last time I remember seeing it, that I can think of, there was nobody actually at home when the delivery person tried stopping, but then someone got home soon after, grabbed the tag they left, and went to flag down the delivery person in their truck as they were usually still in the area. So my guess is the first to letters stand for 'While On', but the 'M' has still eluded me.

So anyway, my desktop is back up now, but strange things are still afoot. I think I have things stabilized for now, but it's problem makes less and less sense with each step I take.

Thu, 28 Feb 2008 06:00:00 -0600

Squandering My Resources

I received the first renewal notification for this place this morning, meaning it's now been here for nine months.

And I've pretty much left it alone recently...

Though I have had to focus on other things recently... My desktop's power supply is failing, and I've been having fluctuating problems. Currently it's not getting enough power to several areas, my USB and ethernet at the moment. So my ethernet cuts out after the machine's on for a short time, and I lose my internet.

I'm not even sure if this post will make it on there in time...

Mon, 25 Feb 2008 14:00:00 -0600

New Machine, Review

Since it's finished I might as well link it here, I finished the review on my new notebook, it's found on Notebook Forums.

Dell XPS M1530 Review

Now that that's written up, I'll start working on some other stuff. More information coming.

Mon, 18 Feb 2008 06:00:00 -0600

Somewhat Neglected

Yeah its been a while since I last updated. I've been containing my impatience while waiting for my new notebook to be built and shipped to me, and then taking it through its hoops. And I got a XBOX 360 and have been spending a lot of my free time playing Dead Rising. I haven't forgotten about this place, just a bit busy. I actually started a few different entries, but wasn't sure how I wanted to complete them, so they're sitting held until I finish typing them up.

Thu, 14 Feb 2008 10:00:00 -0600

Quote of the Day

A prose writer gets tired of writing prose, and wants to be a poet. So he begins every line with a capital letter, and keeps on writing prose.
- Samuel McChord Crothers

Sounds about right.

Fri, 01 Feb 2008 05:00:00 -0600