Makes you like your eggs on the Jersey side

Kit Fenderson-Peters

Towards my better self
Recent events with my girlfriend and with [personal profile] ruisseau have led me to the conclusion that I need to actively work towards being a better person, rather than letting it happen semi-organically. In other words, I need to "walk my talk". So I thought I ought to define just what that "talk" is.

To begin with, I want to discuss scope. The following axioms and principles apply only to me and my interpersonal relationships with other adults capable of consent. They do not prescribe a larger (e.g. political) system, and they may not apply to anyone else. That being said:


"You made this bed, now lie in it" Actions have consequences, and whatever I do will come back to me in one way or another. I must be aware of this at all times.

"It seemed like a good idea at the time" I may at any time decide to violate any of the following principles. I must not do this without a damned good reason.

"Every [person] is a star" Every person, including me, is a sovereign being with their own inalienable rights, most importantly the right to choose how they live. I must not infringe upon those rights without the other's consent.

... And that's all I have so far, but there will be more to follow, I'm sure.

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RIP Skye Gawne
It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of pagawne. Though we lost touch over the years, I still consider her and wcg family.

Rest in peace, Paula.

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I'm one of the cool kids!
I've got invites for Google+. :) Want one?
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SQUEE! I got in!
I have been accepted to the NAB's Technology Apprenticeship Program!

VURD: Generator won't run
I'm fiddling with a generator - not mine, don't worry - that won't run. When I spray starting fluid into the air intake, it runs just fine for as long as the starting fluid lasts (a couple of seconds). That would lead me to believe that it's a fuel issue, but my friend who's also fiddling with the generator says that when he "opens the valve", gas flows into the carb. I'm not entirely certain what he means by "the valve", unless he means the petcock. We tried to start it yesterday with some ancient gas - it started once, then died and wouldn't fire up again. My friend drained all the gas out and put fresh gas in, and it still won't start.

My gut is still telling me that it's a fuel problem, but if gas is getting into the carb, that's not the case, is it?

And so I present the problem to the VURD. The floor is open to suggestions.

ETA: The generator is a Coleman model 1850.

ETA 2: I want to make it clear that if this generator fails to start, neither my friend nor myself will be without electricity.

Another question for the hardware gurus
So I recently purchased a pair of 1.5 TB hard drives to serve as storage for my backup server. Shortly thereafter, the 1 TB hard drive in my personal machine started warning of imminent failure. I replaced it with one of the 1.5 TB drives and sent the failing drive off for warranty replacement. I got the drive back recently. Should I sell the 1 TB drive and buy another 1.5, or should I replace the 1.5 I'm currently using with the 1 TB drive and put the 1.5 back into the backup server? Note that the 1.5 TB drives in the backup server are configured as RAID 0 (mirrored).

Pretty cool
Ganked from polyanarch
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Day One: Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.
Day Two: Nine things about yourself.
Day Three: Eight ways to win your heart.
Day Four: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
Day Five: Six things you wish you’d never done.
Day Six: Five people who mean a lot (in no order whatsoever)
Day Seven: Four turn-offs.
Day Eight: Three turn-ons.
Day Nine: Two images that describe your life right now, and why.
Day Ten: One confession.

Day Nine: Nine things about yourself

1) I really want facial hair. That's why I'm growing a goatee right now.
2) I'm self-conscious about my facial hair, because I'm afraid it looks like crap.
3) For a long time, I only owned one pair of shoes: a pair of combat boots
4) There's a coloring-book outline of the girl in Manet's A Bar at the Folies Bergeres on the wall at SMUUCh. Attached is a speech balloon that says "Bonjour! Fellowship Time volunteers are oolala! Merci!". The text annoys me to no end.
5) I have zero time for new relationships. Yet, in the back of my mind, I'm always evaluating the possibility.
6) I am often annoyed by how much I drive. I feel like I should take the bus more places. I really need to get a bicycle.
7) I love weird places. Hole-in-the-wall restaurants, flea markets, the Cowtown Mallroom - any place like that.
8) I like the idea of thrifting more than the practice of thrifting.
9) When I get really angry, I hit things. Always things, though - never people, plants, or animals. I don't think it's right, but at least it doesn't hurt anything living.


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