I haven’t been able to get my personal email at work all day today because they shut down POP access at the firewall (thanks, W32/Sobig.f@MM) and the webmail interface to my mail is not working. So I’m sure I’ve got like 30,000 emails waiting for me, but I’ll just have to put off answering them until shit settles down. If you emailed me, I’m not ignoring you, I just can’t get to your message.
I’ve been drinking altogether too much Hawaiian Punch lately. I think that pretty much any juice that’s red is tasty. Like, fruit punch, cranberry juice, raspberry juice, mixed berry juice… Love the red juice. I found that Hawaiian Punch is cheap at the dollar store, so I stocked up and I’m loving every minute of it. How can it be bad if it tastes so good?
I’ve got these neighbors that own these two gigantic boat/cars. The cars themselves are what lots of people would call “classics” but I consider them more accurately “road hazards” since they are piloted by people who can’t walk across the parking lot unassisted. Not only that, but I’m sure they get all of 10 miles to the gallon on the freeway.
Anyway, due to the inability of the drivers to navigate their way on foot across the parking lot, I come home all the time to find things like this going on:
What? What is this going on here? Look closely, and you can see it - the red curb marked “No Parking” that the car is parked along. For those not in the know, this is called the “fire lane.” It’s there in case we have a fire so the fire department can get to the apartment complex.
Let’s get a closer look, shall we?
That’s what I thought. Old people who shouldn’t be driving, parking illegally for hours at a time and risking the safety of my apartment. Not to mention the car is so big that with them parked there, you can barely get in and out of the reserved tenant parking spots the car is parked behind. Of course, mine is one of those blocked spots. A simple 30-point maneuver later, and you can mostly park.
I think it’s time to have some cars towed. I hate old people.
I took my latest test - MS070-320 Developing XML Web Services and Server Components with Microsoft Visual C# .NET and the Microsoft .NET Framework - today at 10:45a (I was scheduled for 11:30a but got there early) and PASSED!
What that means is that I’ve finished the requirements for the Microsoft Certified Application Developer in .NET certification. Further, that means I have only two more tests to go before I can get the Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer in .NET certification, which is my overall aim here. I may go further and take two tests beyond that to get the Microsoft Certified Database Administrator certification, but I’m not entirely sure. It’s been a lot of work so far and I’m honestly very tired of studying for these things.
Regardless, I passed the test so I’m feeling really good. King of Developers, baby!
Marty has come up with some interesting rants on his site that are definitely overdue, Marty being the person he is. Some I agree with, some I don’t; some arguments are convincing, some aren’t; some blame is correctly placed, some isn’t. Regardless, I’m glad Marty’s decided to “stir the pot,” so to speak, because it’s his trademark inflammatory nature that I’ve looked forward to seeing since he started his site. I may just come up with some rebuttal arguments to his entries when I get time. Until then, check out his site, then discuss in the forum. We’re hoping to get some good debate action going on in there.
I’ve finished the last lab of the class, I’ve filled out my course evaluation, and now there’s only a final review to do and that’s it. I’m going to go ahead and post so I can high-tail it out of here when it’s over.