Hi all:

I’ve got about an hour and a half before work, and I figure I’ll post an update. I’ve been reading about custom groups or whatever it’s called, and I think I may create one for certain posts. I think it’s cool that LJ offers us that extra level of security. Sure, I could implement this at Customerservant too, and I may do that at some future point, but that’s going to require some hacking and general backendiness that I don’t have time for this morning. I’m still kind of sleepy, and I think I’d love to ban Monday from the calendar. The weekend was way too short. Mom came to visit, and given the potential for drama, the visit went off splendidly. We had steaks and watched Borat, and pulled an all-nighter Friday night, which meant I slept for a large part of the day on Saturday. I did the grocery shopping Saturday night, and just generally lazed around yesterday as well, but the weekend was still way too short. I’d love to take a three-day weekend. Well, that’s all for now. I’ll update later.

Well, it’s just after 03:00, on Sunday, and I’m still up. I’m writing this post from the laptop, partly to test out the email and partly because it’s been a little while since I’ve updated in any substantial way and so I figured might as well. Ever since my Mom visited, my sleep schedule has been way out of whack, but that’s a problem I always have to be on the watch for. If left to my own devices, I will stay up all night and sleep during the day, or at least most of it. Obviously, this plays havoc with the work schedule, because in most cases, (especially mine), You’re expected to get up and work something that resembles normal hours. In the technology department, I’ve switched from DSL to cable, because the DSL has turned out to be a lot less stable than it should be, even in the case of consumer accounts, and I have a business account. Well, I say switched, but I haven’t canceled the account yet because I’m not about to cough up the excessive contract termination fee just to get out of paying $34.99 each month. So what I’m going to do is switch the phone to the cable’s “digital” (VOIP) phone service, kill the phone part of the account, and pay the $34.99 until the contract ends. I don’t like it, but I guess I’ll have to just deal. Another thing I have to deal with technology-wise is the unforeseen consequence of my network being disabled since the cable company gives separate IP addresses for each system. I had forgotten when I was setting everything up that they were only going to give me one IP initially, and so I tacked on two more since I needed one immediately for the phone for work and the laptop. So I have three IPs, everything gets net connectivity, but no network since everything’s on separate IPs. So a router purchase is in my future, which will fix this problem. I’ve been saying I was going to do that for months now, but have been able to put it off since I have a hub, but the days of putting it off are now over. But the speeds I’m getting seem to be more stable for now, and faster, so all and all I can’t complain. Since this post has sat on my screen for almost an hour now, I’ll end it here. Until next time.

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