I woke up around 7:45 AM, looked at the clock and rolled over. When I rolled back, seemingly a minute later, it was 8:50 AM! Woohoo, I still made it to my 9 AM meeting only 15 minutes late. 25 minutes to shave, shower, dress, do my hair (though messily) and drive to work.

I’m not sure when it started, but I know it’s been going on for at least a month. I now HATE Tori Amos. I started listening to her in sixth grade and used to religiously listen to her first two albums. Now, iTunes keeps taunting me with her later shit (Raspberry Swirl? OMFG.) and I just want it all off my playlist. Done.

I’ve heard a few bad things about eCost so I was a bit hesitant to order my 1 GB CF card from them. Not only was the ordering process fairly painless, I ordered the card yesterday afternoon and it was shipped at noon today! I used basic 2-day shipping and practically got it overnight all the way from Memphis, TN.

Hi! Bad blogger here. But but but, I have an excuse! I worked until 12:30 AM last night releasing a QFE. Without saying too much, let’s just say that a huge launch was stopped simply because users were not getting voicemail indications.

I don’t know if it was the lack of sleep or the stress I was under last night but I bit the bullet and bought a new camera and an additional lens!

CNN.com Election 2004: Thanks to Jeff for pointing out this page. It shows a great breakdown of voter trends. Here are my immediate takeaways:

  • The only age group Kerry took was 18-29. Good job to the young voters out there! I hope you weren’t just listening to Puff Daddy; he wasn’t actually going to kill you.

  • Nice gradual increasing slope of Bush approval with income.

  • 67% support from those that listed religion as “none”. This is in dramatic contrast to the 8% of people that listed “Religious Faith” as the MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY for a president. Can you believe that?

  • Overall, people that were concerned with the economy heavily favored Kerry. Why do so many people care about terrorism, religion, abortion, etc when the economy has a much greater affect on daily lives?

Yahoo! News: “An out-of-control driver slammed his SUV into a pregnant woman outside a lower East Side church yesterday before flipping onto a crowd of mourners at a funeral.” An SUV ran into a PREGNANT WOMAN and then flipped into a FUNERAL? BANSUVS! Of course, this was also an asian driver. Just cause you can pass a 20 question written test and then barely pass a 30 minute driving test does not mean you should be on the road. The Pacific NW is filled with these people, usually the asians driving either Japanese or German cars in white or silver. If I see a female with dark hair driving a white Camry, I get the hell out of the way.

Damn, I sound racist. Oh well, it’s not my fault they all suck at driving.

Jenn and I were discussing the basics of electronics since I’m still figuring out how to wire up my new horns. We briefly discussed electrocution when I realized that I’ve never told my electrocution story here!

I decided to put a 120mm fan in the side of my computer case to aid in cooling. The case I had didn’t have a hole for said fan so I need to add one! My aunt had a 20-year-old handheld jig saw that would do that job just perfectly. Since this saw was so old, it didn’t have any sort of guard around the blade nor did it have any built-in fuses. I finished up the job just fine… I decided to disconnect the saw from the extension cord. I was holding the saw in my right hand and I grabbed the cable with my left hand. Using just my left hand, I tried to disconnect the cables. Well I touched the bare metal while it was still connected. My left hand immediately seized around the cable, clenching down on connected bare metal, my right hand seized and TURNED ON THE SAW. My aunt saw me shaking up and down uncontrollably, swinging the saw near my right leg. It lasted for about 3 seconds when finally the cable slipped out of my left hand. My short term memory was wiped as I didn’t remember what had happened the ten minutes previous and it took about 15 minutes for my internal systems to feel normal again.

I hope I haven’t jinxed myself for my upcoming automotive modification!

NASIOC – Hella supertones wiring horrors: So my horns were finally delivered and the instructions are a bit sparse. I guess it wouldn’t be so bad if I had done ANY electrical work before. It took a bit of searching around but I found a few good diagrams and that the positive terminals on the horns are copper while the negative ones are silver. I’ll get this figured out.