Sunday, September 28, 2003

Windows users may have to right click on the little red download arrow and save target as. Mac OS X users should see it download automatically, otherwise control + click and download link to disk.

Graphite File Sharing

Saturday, September 27, 2003

Well Hello There, My It's Been A Long, Long Time...

Yes, it has indeed been a long time. Alot has happened with me, but ive had very little time to blog. I know, extreme sadness.

Also in the category of extreme sadness, i had to deal with on of the hardest choices in my life lately. As many of you know, i interviewed for a full time position working for apple in cleveland. I got offered the job. Yay! Well, not so much. They offered to pay little more then what i make now as a student employee. That makes very little financial sense for me to leave school to work for apple when i wouldnt be making enough money out there to barely survive. So, i had to turn the job down. Honest to god one of the hardest things ive had to do in a while.

On the job front, a technology support specialist position has opened at ITS, the job ive wanted to apply to for a while now. I went overboard and got 4 letters of reccommendation inside ITS, sent in a resume, cover letter, and reference sheet. I REALLY hope i get this job. REALLY.....rea....really.

On the good side, though, our Intramural Flag Football team seems to be shaping up very nicely. We had our first scrimmage this past thursday. We have had a few actual practices before that, but never with the whole team there. We got there around 830, then found out that they moved it to the turf room of the field house. So cary(from work) and i both had to drive to our respective homes and get tennis shoes rather than the cleats we had on. We still get to the field house with time to spare, get warmed up, stretched, and took the field. We were playing some clowns that were really cocky. We took a quick lead, but they eventually matched it. We played really well but had alot of bad coverage and penalties which gave the other team prime scoring opportunities. We only lost by one touchdown, but we could have had that game if we were prepared. Oh well, at least it was a scrimmage, not a recorded loss.

We were about to leave, and they asked us if we wanted to stay, since the 10:00 slot only had one team. About 60% of the team stayed, which was still more then enough for us to play with. The team we played i i found out afterwards was a ranked team. We had alot of experience on both sides during the second game, and ended up winning. These guys werent some random jackasses, they were ripped big guys with some real athletes on their team. We ended up winning 14-12. It was insane. I got my first TD of the season there, nothing special, but it still got us the 2pt conversion we needed. Funny part was the first play of the game, they got a 5 yard penalty because their QB didnt have flags on. Which prompted me to ask the head can this be flag football if he doesnt have....flags. Cause then its He agreed and thought it was funny. All in all, this is going to be a good time. Look for us on the intramural fields thursday nights at 9. You all may ask, dont you work those nights? Yes, i do, but my boss let me take an hour off for these few weeks for "teambuilding" since most of the guys on our team are from ITS. w00t!

To keep tabs on the flag football stuff, check out this link below.

BGSU: Student Affairs: Intramural Sports: Flag Football Home Page

I also have the first highlight film up. Nothing real special, just some of the great plays of the first game. Thanks to Red for taping. Check it out on my download page off of Click on the GRAPHITE FILE SHARING link on the top and download the file.

Thursday was Katie and my 6 month anniversary, and since today is the only real time we have together, were going to actually go out on a date for it. Seeing as how its the 6 month milestone, i figured i should do some special things for her. Im sure shell say something about them. Its going to be good, kids, lol

Hope all is well with everyone. Please let me know you read this....i havent been posting much cause i dont see much in the chatterbox. If you read it, let me know by posting in the c-booooox!

Positive: Flag Football and 6 Months
Negative: Who says no to their dream job?
Quote: "I dont know how to uninstall windows 98 off of my computer. is there an uninstall button?" - Some guy who called the TSC
Song of the day: NFL on Fox Theme...hehehe
Cool Mac Moment: New 15" powerbooks are really slick. We also should be getting som g5's in to test at work!

Friday, September 19, 2003

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

My Mac Website

Many of you may not read this, however id love as many people as possible to check it out, and today is as good of a day as any with the new hardware announcements from Apple Expo Paris! Check it out below!

One Infinite Loop

Friday, September 12, 2003

Wow....RIP John Ritter

First Johnny Cash now this....sadness for a friday...

TV Star John Ritter Dies of Heart Problem (

Monday, September 08, 2003

Well, what a weekend...

Friday i worked 8-5. No calc since fridays are now optional. Thats good, i guess...but i feel kind of guilty not going, then again, what do i learn IN class? Not much.

Pretty busy at work, didnt even have a spare minute to check my email untill about 4:45, and when i did, i got the following email...

Hello, Brian!

I am emailing to let you know that we will be conducting interviews for the remaining FT and PT employment opportunities at the Legacy Village Apple Retail Store. If you think you would be interested in talking with the management team about these opportunities, please let me know and I will be happy to schedule a time for you to meet with them on September 15th, 16th or 17th.

I hope to hear from you soon!

Julie Thornton Allen
Apple Retail Recruiter another interview with apple. This could be good and bad, but well have to see. Im not sure what id do if i got offered a specialist or keyholder job, i guess i have to figure that out when/if i get offered. I was going to call her back today, but alas, she was out of the office. So exciting, but very very nervewracking.

After that, I picked up katie and met sloka and red at Hunan for some tasty chinese dinner. From there, katie, red, fyfe, al and i drove up to novi michigan to go get red a new mac! She got a real nice emac, good value and a nice printer. After that, i managed to prod the apple employee about what he thinks i should do about the jobs going on. He told me alot of things that are making me think i should really go for it. However, like i said, well have to see. We drove home, i set up reds computer, then came home to crash.

Saturday wasnt very exciting, i did some work around the house, took katie to get her car fixed, etc etc etc. That night, i had dinner at the Abells and many assorted friends of katies sister. Came home to do calc after that, but i failed miserabley...and got some sleep.

Sunday, up early to head off to Farm Aid in Columbus. We got to leave around 11, down in columbus around 1. Concert started at 2, heard a few iffy bands, but heard some real good ones like Brooks and Dunn, which i had never really heard before, and of course, Dave Matthews. Dave played some older stuff as well as some stuff from his upcoming solo album, which was exciting. All in all, we got out of there around 1230, and home around 230.

The Bears got destroyed yesterday...not even funny. Something has to happen there. You can bet ill be parked in front of ESPN on sunday at 8:30. I gotta see them play. LETS GO BEARS.

BGSU football made history on saturday, when BG beat purdue. This is gonna be a great season. Harris for heisman, indeed, fertel.

Well, i just had 3 classes, including my 6-9 marketing class. I got assigned to do a spoken report on an article next monday. Dammit...

Off to watch the rest of MNF. I cant choose who i like more, Tampa or Philly...choices choices choices.

Leave box love.

Positive: Good Weekend
Negative: Slightly Sunburnt
Quote: "I need to calm down" - Dave Matthews - Farm Aid 03
Song of the day: Dave Matthews - So Damn Lucky
Cool Mac Moment: New iPods and iMacs today. Powerbooks next week? Software releases too?


Thursday, September 04, 2003

Back again...

Looks like thursday may be the only day i can find some time to post during the week. The rest of the week i go from 11am-10pm with loads of calc to do later. Not so much fun. But i see the light at the end of the tunnel...the 3 month tunnel...

So, someone left me a very upset IM yesterday about what i had to say about RCC. Let me clarify some things. First off, im not at any rate minimizing the work that the students do at RCC. Working there for 4 full years and being a supervisor for 3 of those, i know exactly how hard the students work there. I have never seen an organization where students work as hard as RCC employees work (special cases notwithstanding) and get as little reward as they do there. I just think that there were some managerial hiccups that could have been avoided. I know how many viruses in res halls, because i was helping log all those with the security guys here and staying after to make sure that people could get the appropriate tools they needed as well. I was working 8-10 hours straight as well. Like i said, i worked over 55 hours that week, and worked 14 days straight with no break. This is the 5th straight "IROC" that ive seen. It was by far one of the roughest. All i was saying was that we had 2 weeks from the break of the virus untill when students started moving in. Something could have been done to prep for that. Something SHOULD have been done to anticipate that. Nothing the students should have to do, but a coordinated effort with ITS and RCC. Ended up that ITS had to pick up alot of res hall slack when we had many many things to tend to on the faculty network side as well. We adapted, mass made over 200 virus removal tool cd's, handed them out, made sure they were being shared as well as fixed machines with viruses in here that people would bring in. Was that our job? No, but we had to adapt to the situation. All i was trying to bring up was a factor of adaptation, pre-move in, not have to deal with it AS people were moving in. But i digress.

Its been a rough week with people this week. I get strange feelings from alot of people im close to and people i work with. I dont know if its the stress of the beginning of the year getting to me or what, but it just seems odd. I dont know how to describe it. Its hard because i rarely see anyone. I spend 11 hours a day straight on campus, then come home to do a boatload of calc then go to bed. Wake up at 930, go to work at 11 and it repeats itself. Who knows. I guess im just feeling detached from reality. Maybe im really looking forward to starting something new. New job, moving somewhere new, just getting a change. Im the kind of person who needs some kind of change every once in a while, and im to the point where i need some kind of change again. I dont know what, im sure ill know when i see it, but something has to change....

Job market is grim. I applied for 2 computer jobs at OSU, 3 jobs with Nextel in VA, some other random tech jobs here and there all around the midwest/east coast. I keep calling the lady at apple back, she doesnt return my calls, thats not a good sign. Who knows. Rumor has it a TSS job will be open here at ITS soon since the PC image guy left and moved to florida. But do i want to stay here in BG and work for ITS full time? I dont know. I dont know what to do. Im looking for what to do with the rest of my life, but its hard, because so much is in flux. *heavy sigh*

Mission for you blog readers. Think about where you were 2 years ago. 4 years ago. Think about how far youve come. Its kind of scary.

ITS intermural football league is starting soon. McComas, Me, Mike Good, Gebby, Cary and a bunch of guys from ITS and friends of ITSers are gonna rip up the rec league. Should be fun and interesting to see. Get my ass on that field. See whats gonna happen.

Well, leave some love in the box, kids. Watch out for dem hoes.

Positive: 2 Weeks down
Negative: 15+ to go
Quote: "Can i just tell her.."Sorry, no tools allowed on this team?" Can I?" - McComas
Song of the day: John Mayer - Homelife
Cool Mac Moment: New version of backup 2.0 is awesome. Finally i can backup to network drives! Wow, why does this excite me so much..i suck.
I know a girl
she puts the color inside of my world
but she's just like a maze
where all of the walls are continually changed
and I've done all I can to stand on the steps
with my heart in my hand
now I'm startin' to see
maybe it's got nothing to do with me

fathers be good to your daughters
daughters will love like you do
girls become lovers who turn into mothers
so mothers be good to your daughters too

oh you see that skin
it's the same she's been standin' in
since the day she saw him walkin' away
now she's left cleanin' up the mess he made


boys you can break
you find out how much they can take
boys will be strong, boys soldier on
but boys would be gone without warmth
from a woman's good, good heart

on behalf of every man, lookin' out for every girl
you are the guide and the weight of her world

so mothers be good to your daughters too
so mothers be good to your daughters too

- John Mayer "Daughters"

Wednesday, September 03, 2003

Oh yes. Even in DOOR COUNTY, hoes are hard at work.

People are emailing me pictures of hoe stuff. How insane.