Yet Another Pointless Post

I had written something about 9-11-01 to go here, but instead decided not to post it. We all know how we felt that day, and we all feel for the families who lost loved ones. I don’t think that I need to be recanting what happened four years after the fact. Instead, I’m going to talk about my last week or so.

First of all, today marks the first time Erin and I have dated for one year, consecutively. We determined that one year total would be April 1 of this year, but today, September 11, 2005, marks one consecutive year. That makes me happy, extremely happy. I am so lucky to have her in my life. She means the world to me and I would be lost without her.

Ok, past the mushy stuff. This last week of classes has been interesting at best. I skipped my first class of the semester on Monday, Labor Day, when I didn’t go to accounting because “It was Labor Day dammit!” I didn’t miss anything important, mostly because all the profs I had didn’t want to be working on Monday either.

That’s about the biggest news I have about classes. Tomorrow in my ISS class (S433) we get to attack a Windows 2003 server and compromise it. Anyone who compromises it gets a coupon redeemable for extra credit. I’m looking forward to this, especially since I’ve never seen this done, but know it’s possible. That class is by far my favorite class this semester.

While surfing the internet today, I stumbled upon this article. Apparently Sonic the Hedgehog will be released for the PS3 and the Xbox 360!!! I. AM. SO. EXCITED! The Sonic games were some of my favorite games when I was a little kid. I could play them for hours. I mean, seriously, who wasn’t enthralled by a little blue hedgehog running around, collecting rings, fighting bad guys, bouncing off springs and being launched through tunnels? Definitely something I’m looking forward to.

There really isn’t much else happening in my life right now. Classes are slow right now, but I’m sure as the semester goes on, it will pick up. Work is… work. I don’t have too much free time especially since I have a lot of reading for my classes.

The weather here in Bloomington, although warm, has been beautiful. I wish I had more free time to take advantage of all the local parks and the wonderful clear skies before they are all gone, replaced with the dingy gray that is winter. Fall and Spring remain my favorite times of the year. The sights, smells and beauty of those two times a year are wonderful. I hope this next week to have some free time to spend in the parks, relaxing.

I really don’t have much else to talk about, and it’s getting close to the end of my shift, so it’s time to end this post.

Oh! If you’re using Firefox, there is a quick fix you should do to keep outsiders from running malicious code through your browser. There is a patch that has been released from Mozilla. There is also a simple thing you can do to make your browser more secure. In the address bar, type ‘about:config’. in the search bar type ‘network.enableIDN’. Make sure this value is ‘false’. you can change it by double clicking on the value. Then restart your browser.

That’s all for now.

The End-of-the-Blog Rundown

Song of the DayThe Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald – Gordon Lightfoot
That song has been stuck in my head for at least a day now.

Quote of the Day

Caboose: He will just keep staring at me until he thinks I’m done talking, then he will start talking again.
Church: Anyway.
Caboose: Told you!
Church: GOD DAMMIT!
Red vs. Blue Episode 58

Villain of the Day – Stadium Cleanup

Hero of the Day – Coffee

Current Moodtired – Tired after a long weekend.

Until the next post…

2 thoughts on “Yet Another Pointless Post

  1. I did the “about:config” thing, thanks tom πŸ™‚ I’m not sure what that will do for me, but I appreciate the help regardless πŸ™‚
    I want to come down one of these weekends, probably in 3 or 4 weeks… the next 2 weekends I am busy beyond belief πŸ™‚ But I want to bring some friends down and eat some good food and see some awesome old friends. What do you say? πŸ™‚

  2. That firefox fix is only to fix a security vulnerability that allows outsiders to run third party code through a flaw in the code. But be patient, Firefox 1.5 will be released soon and it will be faster and fix all kinds of “flaws”.

    As for coming to visit one of these weekends. Sure, as long I’m not busy with other crap, so it’ll be pretty hit or miss for a while, weekends are probably the busiest part of the week for me.

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