September 3rd, 2003
|02:01 pm - word up, suckas|
hi. i'm in the mub. we are still off the grid at the mansion.
school goes well so far. yesterday i had linguistic analysis (ling anal); the teacher seems fun and kate is in the class, so rock. today was philosophy and the arts, with whittier again. he is still wacky. nick compared him (well, i'd say) to the mark twain character on star trek. i decided against sculpture for reasons of i like to sleep.
i handed in my tape at wunh, so hopefully i'll have a gooder timeslot soon.
i have been seeing lots of people around that i didn't see all summer. it's lovely. it's funny how some people i haven't seen at all and some people i've run into like 5 times already. not even that we are around the same area a lot, i'll just see them walking around campus at some random spot. also i saw kitty yesterday on main st. now really, out of the mumblemumble number of people we have on campus, what is the chance i would see her the first day back? yeah.
the reason i was on main st was to get a bus back to A lot to get my car. i was reading while i waited so didn't really notice the time pass, until i realized it had been AN HOUR AND A HALF and the bus hadn't come. this was at like 5pm. so i walked. today i drove around for honestly almost an hour looking for a parking spot. freaking campus.
the mansion is nice. my roommates are nice. you should come visit. this will be a good year.
state: surprisingly full
np: the chatter of the mub
|Date:||September 3rd, 2003 02:46 pm (UTC)|| |
I'm gonna assume it means that dsl or whatever he uses isnt hooked up to his house yet. Or... isnt available in his area. Like... I have dialup because DSL or whatever else isn't offered where I live. "We're off the grid."
Or, maybe I'm wrong.
you are correct. dan and i have no DSL or phone at our place yet, so we have to go to school to go online. lame.
right you are, smart lady! we suposedly will have internet by the end of the week. no word yet on phone.
you are on dialup?
|Date:||September 4th, 2003 02:10 pm (UTC)|| |
Horrah. I know things.
And yeah... I have dialup. It's the biggest pain of alllllll time. It takes me YEARS to download stuff and I can't be like the cool kids and leave my AIM up for hours at a time. Bummer.
i can't stay signed on all day either, even when i'm on a superduper connection. sometimes for no particular reason, my computer will start making this scary siren noise like it's gonna explode. i don't know what it means, precisely, but i'm afraid to leave my computer running when i'm not there.
|Date:||September 6th, 2003 03:58 am (UTC)|| |
It means heat issue. CPU or mobo sensor detect the temperature within 5 degrees of meltdown.
no, according to their tech support, the siren used to mean heat, but now if there is a bad heat problem it just shuts down so nothing gets dead. she didnt know what it actually meant either, though
'off the grid' means not connected to some main network. it could be phone, electrical, internet, etc. it's a vague computer/hacker type term. in this case, we still have no phone or internet
hahaha we're off the kitchen grid!