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Presenting this afternoon...
The UW Whitewater guys I mentioned are WoW addicts. All five people in their group play WoW from 11/11:30 to 1:00 for lunch, and are in a guild together. I was joking with windexcowboy about what kind of personal details they should introduce me with, and I mentioned WoW. Sure enough, they're being introduced as WoWers, and I will be to. The session chair assumed I played at work like they did, and was shocked to hear that I only checked PVP rank changes Tuesday after work with caniswolfie.

Saw the infamous koan last night, and toured the streets of Monterey with him and jenniever. Tales of CS, talk of how we're all getting old and domesticated, and stories shared.

Got a copy of Cannery Row for presenting.

Feeling: nervous nervous

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From: graye Date: November 8th, 2005 06:10 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
How are you going to be introduced? "Lvl 60 Undead Warlock on Uldum"
kingfox From: kingfox Date: November 8th, 2005 08:21 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
I'm going to be introduced as student for the past nine years, the software support specialist, an avid WoW player, and she's even got a quote about WoW she's going to repeat: ``Stay away from it. It's a horrible addiction.''
quillter From: quillter Date: November 8th, 2005 07:19 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Tell us more about the presentation!
kingfox From: kingfox Date: November 8th, 2005 11:13 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Revision Control Practices Applied to Computer Configuration

It's not my best of papers. Really, it's just a description of how the setup of images for computers used to be done, how I refined the process, how I screwed things up, and how a strict rigid procedure (that we don't entirely follow - shhh!) was put into place to bring order out of chaos.

It also heavily plugs last year's presentation on eXtreme Deployment, which not enough people saw.

Boring techie stuff, I know.
quillter From: quillter Date: November 9th, 2005 05:02 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: Revision Control Practices Applied to Computer Configuration

Of course you know I am married to a techie, wo what you are saying makes a sort of sense to me, even if I couldn't do it myself. (BC, the amarok player isn't working, I saw the following messages, could you fix it?)

Anyway, thanks for telling me.
periol From: periol Date: November 8th, 2005 07:27 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

i'm speechless

but on an entirely other issue, there's a show thursday night that i want to go to: album leaf (mellow electronica band that has an ep named after my town) with innaway (local OC scenesters my old roommate is friends with). just wanted to check and see if it's something you guys might be interested in...

check it out at http://www.detroitbar.com
dasubergeek From: dasubergeek Date: November 9th, 2005 01:37 am (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: i'm speechless

Ah, Detroit Bar. Home of pretty good music, absolutely zero fucking décor, and a bartending staff that you have to watch with an eagle eye. (If you call a liquor, you'd better watch and make sure they don't pawn the well brand off on you -- they're famous for that.)

I like it OK, but for socialising, Kitsch (on Bear and Baker) is much better.
periol From: periol Date: November 9th, 2005 01:42 am (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: i'm speechless

i'm usually only there for the music, and i know some of the people there, so i've never had a problem with that. but it's costa mesa, and i pretty much try to avoid costa mesa when i can.
dasubergeek From: dasubergeek Date: November 9th, 2005 06:51 am (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: i'm speechless

I feel a little more strongly than I might otherwise because the times we've gone, we've driven all the way down from NoHo to meet friends. We're moving to OC next year, we'll see whether my attitude (which is generally lousy anyway) changes.
periol From: periol Date: November 9th, 2005 09:02 am (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: i'm speechless

um, don't take this the wrong way, but why in god's name would you move to orange county?
dasubergeek From: dasubergeek Date: November 9th, 2005 04:46 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: i'm speechless

Because my job is moving to Anaheim from Burbank and I'll be damned if I'm going to commute an hour and a half each way to work.

Besides, the weather is better and the schools are better. The LAUSD sucks golf balls through garden hoses.
mrsmetallian From: mrsmetallian Date: November 8th, 2005 11:39 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Any cool people from Whitewater that I should know, now that I live about an hour from there?
From: (Anonymous) Date: November 9th, 2005 01:37 am (UTC) (Hard link)
there's a significant UW-Whitewater representation present here, as well!

-Dewgirl (LJ hates me and won't let me log in)
kynmore From: kynmore Date: November 9th, 2005 03:28 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Though I can't deny the age part, I'll be damned to be labled domesticated.... Well, not fully, atleast.
quillter From: quillter Date: November 9th, 2005 05:45 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
You might be interested that when I arrived at the University of Illinois in 1962, the upperclasswomen told tales of what a hassle it had been to register the year before. 35,000 students rushing from table to table, finding sections closed and rushing elsewhere, coming back to find that another section had opened and already been filled.

My registrations were done on punch cards, IIRC, and went off without a hitch. Hooray for computers. Even if I spend too much of my day checking my email and list memberships, and playing Sudoku.
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