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This Routine System Rollover ... Isn't

I had to stay "just a little past six" to double-check the effects of swapping to a new webserver, which we had been testing.

There was one thing we couldn't really test until it was in place. And that isn't working.

Sooooo ... they're still messing around with it. I am tired. And increasingly hungry. And oyceter has a thread going about comfort foods ... !!!!   > drool ... <

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meganbmoore
Jan. 11th, 2008 12:52 am (UTC)
Ooooh...that's just wrong. Are you at least getting overtime pay?

(That post made me very, very hungry, too...and that was BEFORE everyone started chiming in)
chomiji
Jan. 11th, 2008 01:00 am (UTC)

Overtime? I'm a professional ("overtime-exempt") employee, my good woman ... that means that if the job happens to require overtime - I work it. End of story.

If it's going to happen a lot, and you know ahead of time, you can arrange for "comp time," which you can store up for a while and use like annual leave. But you have to know about it ahead of time ... .

bad_mushroom
Jan. 11th, 2008 12:56 am (UTC)
Agh, don't you hate it when people (or TV commericials) talk about food when you can't like, magically have that specific food RIGHT NOW OMG SO HUNGRY?

Yeah, I hate that. Lately, my stepmum and I have been satisfying our gourmet urges by keeping a handy supply of brie and crackers in the house.
chomiji
Jan. 11th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)

For me that would be Manchego and crackers, or maybe Wensleydale with cranberries, and crackers. Brie has that funny white stuff on it ... .

At the moment, I'd be glad to see any food that I could actually make myself swallow, frankly! No liver, nothing totally totally grease-soaked - but I'd even be happy with a vending machine sandwich at this point.

bad_mushroom
Jan. 11th, 2008 01:34 am (UTC)
I've never had Manchego. Or heard of it, actually.

I actually eat around the funny white stuff; my stepmum likes it (something about the texture...I dunno).
chomiji
Jan. 11th, 2008 01:46 am (UTC)

It's a Spanish cheese I first had at a tapas restaurant (do they have tapas up by you? Basically, you make a meal by ordering a bunch of little appetizer things ...). It's a firm, very pale yellow cheese with a strong, slightly tart classic cheese taste - rather like cheddar, but not as fatty or rich-tasting. It's very good with apples. (In fact, that's how I had it - as a salad with matchsticks of cheese and apple.

bad_mushroom
Jan. 11th, 2008 02:00 am (UTC)
Huh. No, I don't think we have tapas; at least, not that I know of. Then again, I know nothing of restaurants-- I just know where the best coffee in town is :)
chomiji
Jan. 11th, 2008 02:09 am (UTC)

Come visit - we'll go for tapas ... my treat.

(BTW, I may actually try to write the story you suggested ... it will be pretty sad ... .)

bad_mushroom
Jan. 11th, 2008 02:47 am (UTC)
Haha, maybe someday, yeah? :)

(That would be so ridiculously awesome, please do. Even if it's sad...)
chomiji
Jan. 11th, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC)

(I'll try! I'd want to have something actually happen - I don't get into those character-portrait fics where you just spend some time inside the person's head but nothing much happens.)



Edited at 2008-01-11 06:01 pm (UTC)
bad_mushroom
Jan. 11th, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
(Oh, really? I'm actually better at those. My action writing sucks.)
smillaraaq
Jan. 12th, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
Hee, yes, I swear it feels like I specialize in those. Most of my fics, there may be a little bit of domestic puttering going on, but all the real action, for sufficiently low values of action, is in somebody's head...
bad_mushroom
Jan. 12th, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)
Exactly! I feel like I can't actually make plot with characters that were created by someone else or something. I start giggling and thinking "omg this is like, a fanfic!" and then everything is ruined.
chomiji
Jan. 14th, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC)

Well, of course, right after I said that, I thought of an insider-the-character's-head one I'd meant to do a while back, about this guy (icon), Shigure from Fruits Basket, because he is an extremely conflicted person, and I get tired of people constantly going Arrrrgh! He's such a creep! and not taking a look at the situation from his point of view.

bad_mushroom
Jan. 14th, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, I have read a little Fruits Basket and yes, Shigure is very worthy of that kind of fic :) And he is a creep too XD
chomiji
Jan. 15th, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)

Aw, poor Shigure! He can't help it! Imagine being a romantically-inclined 27-year-old man - with no outlet for it! I'm just surprised he's not even weirder than he is! (We won't even get into the sort of things that I imagine he and Ayame got up to in their youth ... .)

bad_mushroom
Jan. 15th, 2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
This is true. Aw man, now I want to write a fic about it. Of course, this would probably require me to read more FB, which...would take a lot of time. Because there's a million volumes (says the girl who has read nearly the entire 30-something volume Ranma 1/2 manga)...
chomiji
Jan. 17th, 2008 11:12 pm (UTC)

Well, Furuba is only up to like vol. 18 - that's not much, comparatively! But we have some pretty appalling (or perhaps amazing, depending on your viewpoint) revelations in the previous volume - about the gentleman in question, in particular.

Yeah, my old favorite manga, Samurai Deeper Kyo (which I was just squeeing over) will eventually go to 38 volumes. Only a dozen more to go! (I've actually read most of the remaining volumes in scanslations, but a couple are missing because the translator was not so interested in them, so there are a few places where I'm not sure how the characters got from point X to point Y ... .)

bad_mushroom
Jan. 18th, 2008 12:08 am (UTC)
Still, for me that's a lot at the moment. Plus, I've been fairly thoroughly spoiled for the FB that is currently in English by most of my friends.
smillaraaq
Jan. 11th, 2008 05:26 am (UTC)
I somehow cannot ever think of Wensleydale without hearing the "Wallace and Gromit" voices. CHEESE, GROMIT! :)
chomiji
Jan. 11th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)

I have somehow managed to miss all those movies! We actually went to try to see one once, and it turned out it hadn't opened yet at that theater ... . It's hard to get good Wensleydale - it doesn't seem to store very well, and the last few times I've tried to buy it, it no longer had that fresh-milk taste to it. But the cranberry version, which has a less subtle flavor, seems to tolerate that aging better.

smillaraaq
Jan. 12th, 2008 01:06 am (UTC)
The Aardman studios stuff is all utterly charming and very, very British; I've been a fan since I first caught one of the earliest W&G shorts at an animation festival. I'd offer to have a little video party, but it looks like my old VHS copies were given away when I moved last year, and I've not yet replaced them on DVD...still, they're well worth a rental.
bad_mushroom
Jan. 12th, 2008 03:23 am (UTC)
I second the Wallace and Gromit--they're very funny! So is Creature Comforts, which may or may not be by the same studio. Anyway, it's the same kind of animation.
smillaraaq
Jan. 12th, 2008 04:06 am (UTC)
CC is also Nick Park/Aardman -- it's earlier work, done the same year as the first W&G short. They also did Chicken Run. :)
bad_mushroom
Jan. 12th, 2008 04:54 am (UTC)
That's what I thought, but I was far too lazy to look it up.
smillaraaq
Jan. 12th, 2008 04:12 am (UTC)
"I don't know, lad, tastes like no cheese I've ever tasted!"
Good ol' YouTube comes through! "Wensleydale? Stilton?"
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