The Channel 5 News Team

This was originally Thursday`s post

Had a meeting Wednesday evening, enjoyed a nice steak and looked over a Mathew
Lesko book while we talked about mission statements and purposes. It was really
informative, and I can only say that we have a lot of work ahead. Plus, that
Texas Roadhouse steak sauce rocks. I`m a westachere person, but I went with
the sauce instead…it was that good. I can`t drink anymore or I would have
had a beer or a rum & coke. I really have been craving a rum & coke,
but I can`t exactly have alcohol. One sip has been sending me into hypoglycemia-land
and that is the light headed feeling you feel when you drink. I`ll just stick
with water or a diet coke or diet dr. pepper.
begin rant
I came home and found a nice note from the USPS…they came by and left a note
about missing them with my packages. That`s funny, they delivered my laptop
to the front door of my apartment and left it there all afternoon. And like
all packages sent to me, it stated “Leave at Rental Office”. Your US Tax Money
at work people. They even left a package to the apartment next to me…the showroom
apartment that no one has lived in about a year (according to the manager).
So anyway, now I have to get off work early to get to the post office, that
doesn`t even handle my ZIP Code, to pick up this package. USPS needs to keep
hours like UPS or FedEX, the post is going to close at 5pm whereas everyone
else closes at 7. That way those of us who work a job that consist of “normal”
hours don`t have to lose money by leaving work early. Then again, they`re
not going to make them do anything, everyone`s afraid that the person they are
talking to might just snap at that point and…er…well…go postal.

end rant

I went to my Grandmother`s house to install a computer. Yes, I`m putting my
67 year-old Grandmother on the internet. Do I know what I`m in for? No. She
and my uncle are going to have NetZero and if they like that then I`m going
to highly suggest Bellsouth.net. She wants to email and surf the web and my
uncle wants to do some of his work from home. They got a nice 17″ monitor and
a combo Fax-Printer thingie. Should be fun to get that going. It`s an IBM 300
series with a P200, 96mb RAM, 2gb Hard Drive, 56k modem, and a built in ATI
graphics. I stripped my old Linux system BlueDog of it`s processor since I have
a new Motherboard in route and can use it`s case and parts in it and other systems
like the IBM. The new system is going to either be a slot1 system or a 370 system.
I found a really good deal at my favorite shop, so that might be the next step.

I got my Apple Newton MessagePad 120 today. It`s quite a bit bigger than the
Palm III I had and the Palm V that I`ve setup previously. Apple`s handwriting
recognition sucks…luckily Graffiti was on a flash card and I loaded that onto
the Newton and it works better. You can use the same Graffiti alphabet and it
does seem to track better than the Palm does. Well let me re-phrase that, not
so much better, but faster. I`m going to move my office and setup the connection
pack. Niki has also requested that I get her one too, so we both can keep track
of Wedding stuff and so she can see how my week is going to be, work-wise.

I just found out that I will also have another “big” project once this website
I`m working on is complete. It`s not really going to be a web project, but some
graphics and layout. Should be some good money and that could help offset the
cost of a wedding 🙂 some car repairs and maybe a DSL or Cable connection. I`m
keeping my fingers crossed.

Oh and can someone please help me out…I`m trying to find out who did
the remake of The Who`s “Behind Blue Eyes”. It has a nice female voice and the
drummer is pulling some of Keith Moon`s drum fills off almost flawlessly. I
hate remakes, but this one seems to grab me. If you know, email me.

If you notice, I made some changed to the links at your left . I`ve
added Plastic, a neat new zine and added back some of the Apple-esque site

** UPDATE **
August 22, 2003.
I closed the ability to comment on this entry, because people were using it to contact an actual Channel 5 News Team. People must not read entries or realize that this has never been a TV station’s website. The “Channel 5 News Team” title was actually referring to the book, “Microserfs”.