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So today, I was supposed to work at 4. luxtiger and I carpool to work generally. She was supposed to get back from Indiana, where she was at a wedding, around 2.

2 came and went. No erin.
2:30 came and went and I started getting worried. And depressed/upset. I was worried I was going to make a bad impression at work, I threaten to jump out a window on IRC. (Jokingly, in my mind, but people started to worry. I tried to correct that.) lala. I start callign people.
3:00. I call my mom and ask her if she can try to get home early and pick me up. Call everyone who might be home and have a car... fail to find anyone.
3:15 I call remedy and tell them that my car broke down, and i'll be late. find out remedy doesn't have schneider's number. I need to get that still.
3.18 mom calls back and says she'll be home in the next 10 minutes to pick me up. I pace for the next 15 minutes.
3.30 i walk outside. I had told dave to tell erin i was gone if she called after i left.
3:35: mom arrives. As she pulls up, I realize i forgot the leftovers i was going to bring. I run back into the house and get them, dave lets me know erin had called right before i came in.
3:40 I get erin's number, and call her. find out she's sick and not going to work.
4:08 I arrive at work, punch in, and find out that the manager of the night shift isn't even there today.

I was fairly productive at work. 69 bills per hour at one point. That's pretty good, considering I was dozing off at one point ;) I got a ride home from Dan, who lives in Braeburn North, where my aunt used to live (behind randall 16, for those of you familiar with the area). I listened to Jock jams for most of the night, which kept me awake up until about 11:30, when I started moving real sluggishly. I did do most of a box of SUs (sourced bills, really fast to go in, but there were a LOT of them) by myself pretty much, which was nice. I really like SU bills - i'm good at them, and when I get in a groove, I can go through huge stacks of them.

Before work, I did very little. Worked on press/staff.bml for plogs and attempted to satisfy all firewytchaaron's questions. (note: that's a pl-user tag ;)) Still waiting on a couple people to upload real pics for the staff page, otherwise, it looks pretty good. Quips can go in later.

Listened to some music really loudly. Tool - Ænima, specifically. Discovered that the mp3 version I have (labeled learn to swim) plays through my stereo, while the wma version does not. This means that i can hear the mp3 version downstairs, but not the wma version. (not really important, since they're the same song. just mentioning). Also, my left speaker on my stereo is out, as i learned when listening to... um. something. Ah yes. Matrix Soundtrack - 05 - Prime Audio Soup - Meat Beat Manifesto.

Last night I kind of got in a fight with Sarah. I said some things that I really should have said a long time ago, but I chose a really shitty time to say them. Hopefully, I can get a car on wednesday and pick her up after her band practice, and talk to her about them. *sigh* I feel... all blah.

However! jonfmorsejonfmorse is the newest Plogs.net Charter Member! And check out his journal! That's right, Plogs.net now supports importing journal entries from any other LiveJournal-code based site! (Majorly huge props to xb95 for that. It's incredible that to me that he wrote a tool to do that :-D). We'll let jon poke at it in the morning and check for bugs, but after a bit of work, it seems to be an almost carbon-copy of his original content.

The saddest part about switching to a journal would be losing the comments though. I have so many in this journal that mean so much to me - I could never delete it (or let LJ delete it) if I could do anything to stop it. This thing has so many memories for me, and I would never want to give it up.

Got in kind of a "fight" with evan over the post McClane made out of a commetn of mine on LJ.us. He took it to email and made it a bit more rational discussion. I still see him as part of the "in crowd" with brad, though, so I don't know. Some things he said just kind of hurt. Like the fact that he doesn't think I should call myself a developer. I suppose we just have different definitions (I know it) but still. Meh. Whatever. Not ready to reply tonight. Mark did, but I'm just not up to it yet.

I really need a new journal layout. This one is too dark. I want something lighter. Maybe a blue. And functioning EntryPages that have neato links and stuff.

lalala. New task: Coding up code to allow for sponsored communities which allow a certain number of people to post. Created only as closed communities, and adding users checks a userprop on the comm to see how many people it can have (and whether it exceeds it yet). Easy way to let groups use a group plog without having to each pay for their own. Keeps costs down while letting the group aspect of Plogs.net work to our advantage.

Oh right. I'm writing this post on LJ. I forgot. Maybe I'll post more about that in my Plog later.

I'm working on staying up later so i sleep later in the day, in hopes that I'll be more awake at work. I almost dozed off tonight, and that would be bad :( I plan to talk to larry about how i've been a bad employee (sick on friday, late today), get a phone number for schneider, and tell him it'll never happen again, tomorrow. Tomorrow. tomorrow. yes.

And now, I will go to sleep, and close my blinds, so the sun hopefully doesn't wake me up at 9, cause that would suck :)


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The new importation tool is great. I'm impressed.

As for evan, I'm not him, but if I had to guess I'd say that his position has too do with the fact that he's been doing dev work, specifically LJ code dev work, for years, and he doesn't think you and Mark are up to his level. Which I won't comment on, other than to say, well, Plogs.net works, and works well, as near as I can tell, due to the work that yes, he and brad and others did with the code base, but you've been going in your own direction now; for example, the journal import thing and trackback. Maybe it'd be a minor thing for him or Brad to do, but for you guys, it's a real accomplishment in my mind. Something to be proud of.
I mean, you guys are still learning, pretty much self-teaching as you go, you know?

It's kind of like the way my dad says I can't call myself a musician when I know only some still sketchy, but perfectly decent in many ways, harmonica. It's no big deal to my dad, who plays fiddle, guitar, and banjo quite well, but to me, being able to blow out a tune pretty much by ear is pretty neat. It's a matter of degrees.

From what I can tell, Evan's been doing programming and Dev stuff for ages. You started fairly recently (not to say you're not proficient, you are, but...), and I'm sure that's part of it.

Just - don't let him get to you. He's been "short" with me a few times, but I don't take it personally - I just put it in context of how long he's been at this, compared to my layperson's knowledge. And in the back of my mind, hope he didn't mean to make me feel bad, maybe, but why would he want to - he doesn't have time for that, probably, anyway. :)

After all, I am certainly not a developer, even though when I read code I can sometimes sort of understand it. But I'm not a dev in any sense of the word. Compared to me, you're pretty far advanced. :)

Nini, Chris.


Emily, you are fantastic. Has anyone told you that lately?


Aw, shucks, ma'am. I think you're the last person to say that to me in awhile.

Thank you. You're pretty cool, yourself.

Sorry about the Evan deal... He seems like generally a nice guy, so the back of my mind hopes he was just overtaken by loyalty to Brad/LJ for a moment.

Anyway. Hope the rest of your week is well. *hug*

I think most of my questions (stress on most) were trying to be helpful, such as the poll bug and my site map analysis. You updated the staff page? I'll have to check it out soon! :)

As far as the evan thing, he is a cool guy and I tend to agree with Melissa, he has worked very hard on LiveJournal and probably just got a bit over-defensive.

In agreement with Emily, you are a developer when compared to me. I don't even know what the hell code is. I can do HTML, CSS, and some JavaScript... and I'm trying to learn PHP and Perl, but that's about the extent of it. And, like Emily said, the fact that you have done so much with Plogs sorta proves how good of a developer you really are.

Okay, end of long annoying comment.

i saw your name in the faq's section for lj, regarding adding a counter, but i have a question, where exactly do u add the code for the counter? i read the faqs over and over and i can't figure this out...i need help : ( sorry to leave this comment here, but i didn't know where else to post the quest

Hey Chris... I hope you're feeling better. Most likely you are by now, especially if you went to work. Sounds like that part of your day was a little hectic. :-)

Hi. I found your journal after discovering the nice-ness of putting synidicated comics on one's friends page. Since you run most of the good ones I read anyhow, I thought I might stop by to say thanks a bunch! =)

I swear I will learn rss myself sometime. It seems pretty nifty.

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