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August 23rd, 2004

(no subject) [Aug. 23rd, 2004|02:21 am]
Dan Jones
[mood |awake]

As most people who know me will tell you, I dislike conflict almost as much as I have issues with groups of people...but for clearly different reasons (so I suspect but I may be quite wrong).

Rant about an ex-friend. Chances are it isn't about youCollapse )

I guess a good rule of thumb would be not to rip people an asshole when they attempt to help you with problems you have essentially asked them to help you with. Obviously people aren't going to throw out rose petals, kowtows and front page adverts of messianic proclamations when they help fix a pc, they try to recover deleted files you claim you need or they just offer to listen to your problems. But they sure as hell don't want to hear a series of pejoratives for their efforts. I assume, in my lack-of-clear-social-understandings way that the expected proper treatment lies somewhere in between. Yeah, like I am Emily fricken' Post.

I guess I take it a bit personally since I tend to like to help people. I am finding out in most (but not all) cases, the bio listed for one of my LJ friends often holds true: "Investing your efforts into such things as "caring" and/or "trying" is a high risk, low return venture". That seems to go along well with one of mine: "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough and, gosh darn it, two out of three ain't bad".

And to quote Gary Quick: "Good Night, Good Morning, whatever."
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(no subject) [Aug. 23rd, 2004|02:41 am]
Dan Jones
[mood |amusedamused]

http://drunkard.com/issues/05_04/05-04-uppity-drunk.htm

A good Chick parody.

and...

The Girls Guitar Club

http://www.ruben.fm/ggc.html
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(no subject) [Aug. 23rd, 2004|11:30 pm]
Dan Jones
[mood |awake]

You gotta love today.

First, I wake up early when my cell phone rings. It is my mother informing me that my older daughter's best friend's brother died in a wreck the night before. I am sure this will go over quite well with her given all the recent events she is having to deal with. I guess the part of it that is troublesome is the hardship that family has gone through in the last six months and now it is incredibly compounded yet again. I feel for them.

Work was its usually self. One things regarding work: I should point out that phishing is not the same as social engineering. They are related but one is not the other. When Network World calls and wants to know the number of servers at my location as part of a survey I signed up for, that is not phishing. It might be the beginning of an attempt to gain knowledge through social engineering if the caller is lying about working for Network World. If the legitimate or illegitimate caller then sends me an email that appears to be from Paypal asking for me to log into an embedded link, that would be phishing. Let's get our terms right before we talk about stuff at work, ok?

I have to get up ass early to make it to some Fluke training and to take my older daughter to school. With that, I am outta here for now.
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