today was a fun day

Woke up this morning to my server being partially down. My store was still up, hooray for flat html and apache, but everything else was down. I had to request a reboot. After 330 days of uptime and upgrading every package on the machine several times, including the kernel, it was probably time. Culprit of the semi-crash appeared to be filesystem corruption, which appeared to be fixed while it restarted.

Then, while driving home from work, I was rear ended. Nothing big, just some person driving 5 mph hit my rear bumper as I waited to make a right turn. It’s all scratched up now, so that sucks. I have to clear up the rest of the mess tomorrow. It’s too dark to see the damage right now.

Top 10 Television Shows of 2005

Inspired by Time’s “Best of 2005: Television” I’m doing my own top 10 list.

1. Firefly
A good story, good characters, entertaining episodes. Why did they have to kill it?

2. Battlestar Galactica
The internal conflicts are what draw me to this show. Good thing there are a lot of them.

3. Veronica Mars
There’s an episode where Ubuntu and LiveCDs get a mention. Plus the main character is intelligent and has a strong will. But mainly it’s a fun show to watch (even with all the sad flashbacks)

4. Family Guy
They brought it back, and they managed to keep a lot of what made it funny in the first place.

5. The Office (UK version)
Thought this was a good show, I got it on Netflix. Probably need to work for a little while to fully appreciate this show.

6. My Name is Earl
I keep missing these episodes, I think they conflict with other shows and my tivo misses them. The ones I have seen have been original.

7. The Daily Show
I’m starting to get tired of the interviews, I think I has to do with the new set. Reading the news is still just as funny.

8. Harvey Birdman
I’ve seen all of these twice, and now I’m waiting for new episodes. Employee benefits: recycled oxygen, toilet paper, …

9. The Simpsons
New episodes seem to be hit or miss.

10. The Apprentice
Something about watching driven people compete against each other appeals to me. Even if it’s not in my field.

Why this blog?

The purpose of this blog is to track the stuff I’m doing in a public space. I’m hoping this will help me become more productive, or at the least, allow me to remember that I have been productive in my non-working hours.

New Blog

So after spending the morning being sick I got some coffee and managed to get ruby on rails, and this blog, running. I’m happy, now time to wash some dishes.