The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Tuesday, March 01, 2005

I'm alive and well on Ganymede

We have finally moved from the Facility in the Middle of Nowhere to Casa New Jersey. All I will say about the move: next time, even if I end up declaring bankruptcy, I will hire profession movers to pack, load, ship, unload and unpack everything. And professional cleaners to clean up afterwards.

We have DSL at Casa New Jersey, but nothing is set up yet. We haven't had any Internet connection since Saturday so I'm afraid that any emails have been unanswered or bounced. I just tried collecting our email on the server this website is on, but somehow it's being sent to the previous admin of this system (who is kind enough to collect it for us) and I can't figure out why.

It's a right mess.

And if our moving last week was bad enough, The Company (where I work) has also been moving all of last week. I lost my cubicle with that neat Zen-like emptiness to it and am now sitting at a work surface along one wall of the new office. I do have a window seat though.

Anyway, I need to get back to finding out why all my email is being sent elsewhere …

Scientific legends and lore of the lost age of the 80s

I made the first home improvement here at Casa New Jersey. There was (“was” being the operative word there) this … overly ornate light switch cover in the master bathroom and the first order of business was to get that replaced. It was difficult to find the actual switch due to the intricate relief work of the switch cover. There's now a plain white switch cover and The Kids have a new, overly ornate light switch cover for their room.

I also unpacked lots and lots of small boxes of books (if they were large boxes of books, they would have been “hideously way too heavy” instead of the merely “ludicrously heavy” they were) and managed to make some room. As it stands, I'm having to play a form of Sokoban since I have so much stuff. I only have one shelf unit (fortunately it's the insanely large one) in its final place so I was able to load it up with books, revealing some floor space with which to shift some of the other shelves into place, which I can use to unload some more boxes to reveal more floor space with which to shift other shelves …

We're still without Internet access—we have it, it's just that we need to set up some computer to actually activate the connection, and I'm still a ways away from having enough floor space to layout the table in the bedroom (unfortunately, there is no separate Comptuer Room here at Casa New Jersey). But now that the living room is unpacked, there may be space to temporarily set up the computers there until I get my room squared away.

Oh, and the title to this entry? That's the comment Spring wrote on the box of encyclopedias.

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