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January 3rd, 2007

Open Letter to the Network Guys

Dear Sirs:

STOP MUCKING AROUND WITH MY ACCESS RIGHTS, PARTICULARLY ON MY OWN COMPUTER!

We've gone through this again and again. You turn my rights off, I yell at you and the manager makes you turn them back on, and you say you're going to leave them on, but then you quietly turn off all my access rights again and I have to yell at you AGAIN.

KNOCK IT OFF.

I am an experienced web developer and just as much a member of the IT department as you are. I know what I'm doing around a PC and am not going to download a bunch of malware. You know this. Why you keep slyly insulting me this way, I don't know, but I resent it.

Turn my rights back on, please. And stop turning them off.

-The Gneech

Amazing What a Proper Weekend Can Do

It's been a rough few months until this past weekend. I don't remember exactly when it started, October I think, but I spent most of the autumn tired, stressed, and feeling burnt-out and like I was running on fumes. You remember when Conan started showing up in all my posts? That's a sure-fire symptom that I'm stressed.

Anyway, Christmas is always hectic, and the week after was pretty nuts too, but this past weekend was a complete break. I did a little work on strip stuff, but mostly I spent three days playing video games, hanging out with laurie_robey, and sleeping late. Whenever I was tempted to go somewhere or start some project, I resisted until the feeling went away.

It was only three days, but Tuesday morning I felt like I'd had a two-week vacation and I was raring to go! When I had free moments during the day I worked on my plans for SJ, arranged to set up Richard as the new official colorist for NeverNever, and then went home and cranked out strips while listening to The Graveyard Shift.

Today, my energy level remains high and my brain is percolating on scripts and storylines. I'm also looking forward to Further Confusion and working on prep for that. There's going to be another SJ Room Party, I'm tapped to be a panelist for another Furry Game Show, and of course mammallamadevil and I will be doing the usual table mania, backed up this time by Vince on one side and susandeer on the other -- let the i.s.o. / SJ / NeverNever hawking and yarnball artillery wars commence!

Tonight my plans are DDR and more strip-cranking. :) It's nice to have energy again!

-The Gneech

@Wheeeeeeeee!

On the rare occasions you can get all the pieces to work, DDR is much fun. :)

But WAY tiring! 0.o

Of course, it would help if I wasn't all growed up. ;P But they didn't give me the "eternal youth" option ... this body is a factory reject as it is. I'm lucky all the parts more or less work!

Next time, I'm getting a better model. Maybe take one of these, shift the palette a little to the right tawny/copper shade, put a fedora on him. That's about right.

EDIT: Oh yeah! In related news, now that kamau_d_lyon has the Bowflex, it's time for me to start looking for a replacement, so I'm taking recommendations! I'll go up to $2000 as necessary, but I would prefer not to go that high unless I have to. If all else fails, I'll just get the most recent model Bowflex (my last one was quite satisfactory, I just wore it out and outgrew the weight capacity) ... but I'm gonna do a little shopping before I settle on just doing that.

-The Gneech

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