August 28th, 2000

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Where did the weekend go??!

So, it's Monday... and somehow the weekend has escaped me. Spent a lot of it doing shopping/getting ready for Burning Man. I spent about $240 on clothes, as practically nothing I have is adequate for the middle of the desert. (Too many dark colors! I like black, but I think I will make an exception in this case...) I will be out in the desert on Wednesday thru Sunday.

What will the desert be like? How shall nature behave? Everything points to a wild ride. Heat, cold, thunderstorms, wind, rain, mud... plague of locusts??! Anyone's guess. I love nature...

WESTERN NEVADA / EASTERN SIERRA / NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA ZONE FORECASTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
330 PM PDT SUN AUG 27 2000

NVZ005-CAZ070-281100-
NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY AND SURPRISE VALLEY CALIFORNIA
330 PM PDT SUN AUG 27 2000.

TONIGHT...FAIR SKIES.  EVENING WEST WINDS 15-25 MPH BECOMING LIGHT
AND VARIABLE OVERNIGHT.
Monday...MOSTLY SUNNY IN THE MORNING.  PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE
AFTERNOON.  AFTERNOON WEST WINDS 15-25 MPH.
Monday NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY.  
Tuesday...PARTLY CLOUDY.  A SLIGHT CHANCE OF AFTERNOON AND EVENING
THUNDERSTORMS.   

                     TEMPERATURE    /    PRECIPITATION
GERLACH         53  87  55  84    /    0   0   0  20
CEDARVILLE    48  85  50  82    /    0   0   0  20

EXTENDED FORECAST...
Wednesday AND Thursday...A CHANCE OF AFTERNOON AND EVENING SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.  LOWS IN THE 40S TO NEAR 50.  HIGHS IN THE 80S. 
Friday...DRY...COOLER AND WINDY.  LOWS IN THE 30S TO 40S.  HIGHS IN
THE 70S.
fashionable

The Bastard is aliiiive! He's aliiiive!!!

I was bored today at my current job, which has been entirely too cushy and laid back... so I resorted to old habits from IT days and started looking for the only true solution to the nihilist angst and rage that comes from a highly technical lifestyle... Drugs? Sex? Sushi?!! No... the ultimate solution for this societal ailment is, of course, the Bastard Operator from Hell. (BOFH).

For those unfamiliar, the BOFH is written by Simon Travaglia, a Kiwi IT god who has been writing his malicious stories for several centuries (in Internet time). His creation, the BOFH, is a shining example of the ultimate evolution of a sysadmin into a malicious, networked killing machine. Simon has a website, which contains many of his old BOFH stories... he has traditionally been published by IT websites in the UK. After Networking Week, a magazine he was writing for, folded, there was no sign that there would be new BOFH stories again, but the BOFH has found a new home again for new BOFH stories and even BOFH merchandise! My money is currently maxxed, to be wasted out in the middle of a desert in Northern Nevada, but this comes a close second.