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In which I regale you all with my n00b g33kery
July 31, 2006

I realized earlier today what was causing the issues I was having last night (that therefore caused the previous entry). The realization made me feel like a complete noob, as the issue was user error, natch. Making silly mistakes is an inevitability of humandom, but being a technical person who deals with code and such for a good 70% of my waking hours, the silly mistakes make me feel like a complete moron. At least for a little while. And then I move on to the next thing...

Being my reading list. This is the whole reason I went through this silly upgrade to begin with - my wonderful host PowWeb was conglomeratized, and therefore had some "upgrades" and "moves" on the back-end. This screwed up a good portion of my site. Never the complainer (hah!), I took it upon myself to fix the issues. Only, the original issue isn't fixed at all. But at least I'm closer to fixing it! Maybe!

In other non-geeky news, I have 9 days left until I leave for NYC etc. Have I mentioned what little planning I have done? I am attending a wedding in a magical little place called Northampton, MA, and I haven't anything to wear. What shall I do? Wait until the last second to go shopping, of course. And pray and hope that I may find something flattering, comfortable, nice, inexpensive, and perfect in the little amount of time I actually want to spend in a place of clothing. I hate shopping for clothes, and therefore avoid doing so unless absolutely necessary. Would it be horrible to wear pants and a t-shirt, stick a tiara on my head and go all east-coast hipster? My big problem is that I'm too much of an etiquette nerd to do this to my poor hosts. I shall have a pedicure and wax before I leave, and I'm sure my lower extremities will be all the better for it. Plus, a skirt/dress will be in order.

Since there is such a riotous amount of stuff going on between now and then, I'm sure I'll be posting procrastination entries every half-hour when at home. Tah!

PS. It's been one month since I stopped smoking. And I'm still ... uhm ... not smoking. Yay me.


1. you are not noob! But I am glad I'm not the only one to make kick-self-in-ass type mistakes.
2. i might have a dress you could borrow.

Posted by: amy at August 1, 2006 8:40 AM

Yeah I have no clue what I'm going to wear either. I should try to get some details from one of the guys about indoor/outdoor, fancy/casual, etc. before I go shopping. I'll pass anything I hear on, of course!

PS - I finally got seriously fed up with PowWeb after all that migration crap and cancelled all three accounts I had with them. This frustration had been building from way back since I had so many terribly chronic MySQL problems with all my message boards and got such crappy support.

The inability to browse directories via a browser was the last straw for me I guess. I don't want to have to create an index page for files that I just toss up for a friend to grab, but I am smart enough to make my own index pages when I don't want people snatching my files, thankyouverymuch.

Anyway, I'm with Dreamhost now, and they are all that PowWeb was three years ago and way way more. I'll forward you one of their monthly newsletters. They're an absolute gas. :P

PPS - Yay you!

Posted by: LeeAnn at August 1, 2006 10:01 AM

For more than one reason, congrats! Seriously, not smoking for one month is a hell of an accomplishment. Tell everyone you know so you can revel in praise.
Also, I think I want to have a get together sometime this month, and I think I want guests to cook something from your clever chef site. You could tell them if they fucked it up or not. More than likely it would be good food n' good times.

Posted by: Josh at August 1, 2006 10:31 PM

Josh - That would be a gas. I'll be back in town on the 23rd, so you can certainly schedule it after that. Sundays are best for me, personally.
LeeAnn - My site is the only one with which we've had issues (so far)... I may think about switching in the future, but I just renewed for another year. :(
Amychan - We'll talk about the dress tonight. I can send it back w/ Kellie sos I don't take it to Europe with me!

Posted by: Devlyn Author Profile Page at August 3, 2006 10:16 AM