June 10th, 2005

Halloween 2008- Captain Hammer


Had a very nice night last night.

monstersocks and I went out to dinner at Mojito with eriker, ladyslaughter, nicholay, gidon, sxoidmal and komatoast. Most of them showed up before we did (traffic) so we found them sitting in the bar taking advantage of the happy hour drink specials that had just ended.

We headed to our table (with a pitcher of half-price mojitos) and checked out the menus. They weren't actually that necessary since almost everyone had the rodizio dinner (an all you can eat roasted meat buffet delivered to your table, how can one go wrong with that?). The meal came with little fried cheese bread things (slightly hush puppy-ish), salad, some kind of bananas/plantains (I didn't have any), fried polenta and mashed sweet/normal potatoes. It was all very good. There were quite a few kinds of beef, lamb, poultry wrapped in bacon and roasted pork and pineapple that was a favorite of many of us. Oh, and the salmon was also quite good. They give you a little red/green block to use to tell the servers if you're still looking for more meat, taking a break or done for the night. I'll definitely need to go back again sometime soon. The mojitos were good but not the best I've had. I intended to order one of the fancier ones but never quite got around to it.

The desserts looked quite tempting too (including a ginger/coconut creme brulee and several other things I can't remember right now) but we'd already been discussing heading over to Cold Stone Creamery afterwards. Somehow most of us found the room for a little ice cream in addition to the tasty, tasty roasted meats.
Halloween 2008- Captain Hammer

Stupid Machines

After the fire alarm incident I tried to connect to work so that I could send some email to my manager letting him know I'd be in a little late (the last time I sent e-mail from home to work letting someone know I wouldn't be in, I showed up before the mail did). Unfortunately I was unable to connect with my new iMac. I didn't really spend much time on the problem and just assumed it was a temporary malfunction.

Later this week I needed to connect to work to check on the status of a change I'd made that day. Once again I tried connecting from my iMac and kept seeing failures. I finally discovered that there was some sort of java problem on the machine. I looked around on google and found an article that seemed to describe my problem but its solution was a download that won't work on my iMac (it was a fix for 10.3.9, I'm running 10.4.1). I decided to try the note at the bottom to see if that might fix anything (java was significantly broken, so what did I have to lose?). After executing the suggested command line statements, java was fully functional again and I was able to connect to work. (If I'd found a more appropriate article I would have had it fixed even more quickly.)