May 21st, 2005

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I am a e-mail whore!

I hate east cost company’s. LOL. Well, ok not really, but here is what is going down, and why I hate East cost company’s, and why I think if I was a west cost person, I would be even more pissed.

Earthlink is my ISP, and well, tonight, for like the second time in one month, they are doing maintenance on e-mail server(s). Also, this is not like LJ maintenance, where it lasts for only 5 to 30 mins, and you can still read everything, and just not post. This is, everything is down. I can not send or get my e-mail from outlook or web mail. Now for the reason why I'm pissed. They are doing it from 12am to 6am. But the problem is that is Eastern Time, so take 2 hours off, and my e-mail is down from 10pm to 4am, sucks sucks sucks.

Yes, I’m an e-mail whore. There I said it. But, I have not figure out why earthlink is doing it this way. My old e-mail provider was ATT Worldnet, and whenever they would do maintenance on the e-mail server(s), they would do it on a user-by-user basis, so each user would only be down for about 15 to 30 min.

So, this also brings me to my next point in this rant, why do they do this shit during finals times. The first round they did was like the first weekend of finals, and more and more of my profs are requiring things be done via e-mail. So, my thing is they should just wait until 99% of colleges are done with finals and stuff, and then do a upgrade.

So yes, now I'm just ranting cus I need to and I can.

So, my next update will be much better, trust me! As it is going to happen in like 5min

Peace,
Kevin
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Saturday night movie & me being a geek!

So, I rented a movie tonight, ya big shock there. lol. I was able to find a copy of "In Good Company" over at blockbuster.

So it was a very good movie, but was totally not what I was accepting. I was expecting more comedy, less drama, but it's all-good. Topher Grace & Dennis Quaid were great. I just loved it. So, it was a good surprise as it was not what I thought the movie would be.

So, I really am starting to think there is going to be NetFlix in my future. It's only 9.99 a month for one at a time, and that is unlimited per month. I just paid 4.05 at Blockbuster, and that is for one movie that is due back in 3 days. With Netflix I can keep the movie as long as I want. So, I really think its worth it. Or if I want to bump it up more, I can get 2 movies a month for 14.99 a month.

I worked 4.5 hours today, but fixed the 2003 company error that Wennsoft said would be hard to fix, since the conf call ended on Friday with me zipping and uploading the company to there FTP server, so they could look at it and try to fix it. Judy, the team lead of the tech I have been working with told me that they would get Development on it also. LOL. So, how did we fix it you are asking, well I will tell you.

We created a new blank (test / transfer) company, and ran the upgrade of Wennsoft on that company DB. Then using the great tools in SQL Server 2000, we imported just the payroll stuff from the 2003 company, since that is all that is in there. Then we delete the 2003 company & created a new DB in it's place with the same name. Ran the wennsoft upgrade on it, and that went fine. So, then we just reported all the payroll stuff backin from the test / transfer company, and bang. It worked. The most fucking easy solution, and it only took how many months to fucking figure out? LOL. I also love that tech support could not figure this one out. LOL. That is why my mood is "geeky". LOL. So, I'm still going to let Wennsoft hack our old 2003 company DB that I uploaded to their server, just cus I want to know what caused it, and what it took for them to fix it.

Well, that is all for now.

Peace,
Kevin

Also, check out the new userpic, I love that one, and laffed when I saw it.
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