8:30am: …why am I awake this early?
9:00am: Yeah, definitely going back to sleep.
10:40am: Feeling much better now! Let’s have some breakfast.
11:00am: Hmm. Looks like my domain name was finally deactivated. Over a year ago, I stopped payments on my domain name because Yahoo was charging upwards of $40/year for it, which is borderline preposterous. However, once the payment was overdue, I discovered I had locked my domain several years prior (and had forgotten about it), but until I payed the overdue amount I couldn’t transfer it to another registrar. So I simply allowed it to lapse. Well, it seems the domain name has transferred to a company called Melbourne IT. I don’t know anything about them, so I’m unsure yet if I should renew with them or wait for it to expire completely and hope I can snap it up with some other registrar. Thoughts are welcome.
11:30am: Bagel Factory bagels, nommmmmm.
12:00pm: Ok, time to get down to work: need to expand upon the default Drupal configuration and get it to what we in our research lab need it to do. Meanwhile, waiting to hear from The Lady if there’s anything going on today.
2:56pm: I’ve made some progress on the site: setting up the content formats. I’m running into problems actually publishing the content that is created by users, since in some cases I don’t want the users to be sharing specific types of content between themselves. Also, got yelled at in an email from a student in my CSM class because he’s frustrated with the homework assignment. Had a response written, but didn’t send it because it was as petty as the original email. Am simply not going to respond for the next 24 hours and let him either figure it out on his own, ask someone else for help and figure it out with them, or drive himself into a mad frenzy. Or, you know, rephrase his original questions with less liberal use of punctuation.
3:01pm: I’m thinking a quick bike ride may be in order.
4:04pm: Been running some Mahout jobs in the background of my desktop to test out some issues someone has brought to my attention. In doing so, I fired up the 4-machine virtual network I have configured with VirtualBox, and the job is now executing, consuming 16 of my desktop’s 18GB of memory. Pretty sweeeeeeeet. But srsly, going for a quick bike ride now, since I’m stuck with this Drupal thing and the StackExchange website is currently having some issues.
5:11pm: Got back from my bike ride; didn’t go very far. Just picked up some quarters for laundry, and also checked out a new bridge that was built to make getting into a shopping center from my end of town much, much more convenient. Provided a very nice view of the setting sun 🙂 Also posted my question on the Drupal StackExchange, and am about to hop in the shower.
6:44pm: Dishes are done, kitchen is significantly cleaner, and I’ve showered up. I still haven’t heard from The Lady yet, so I’m shifting to reading a research paper that I was charged with presenting on Monday afternoon at group meeting. Oh, and I meant to post this yesterday, but here’s the latest [holiday!] episode of My Drunk Kitchen:
6:47pm: Whoa, and Felicia Day is going to be on a future episode??? That’s awesome!
7:28pm: That’s not good: my desktop just locked up. Maybe I was maxing it out for too long on the Mahout job? Either way, not really any time to figure it out: The Lady just contacted me, time to meet her outside for dinner!
7:58pm: Whoops, need some extra cooking equipment that’s at my apartment. So I swing by my place and make a side stop to get a decent bottle of Sauvignon Blanc.
8:45pm: Dinner is served! Quinoa with spinach, and chicken with brie goat cheese and sundried tomato filling. Nommmmmm. Also: sitting and chatting.
10:53pm: Erm, where did the time go? Time for me to go, I’m crashing.