October 30, 2003

Halloween --- Reloaded

The Architect - Hello, www.

www - Who are you?

The Architect - Here, have a beer. I am the Architect. I created Halloween Reloaded. I've been waiting for you. You have many questions, and although the process has altered your consciousness, you remain irrevocably human. Ergo, some of my answers you will understand, and some of them you will not. Concordantly, while your first question may be the most pertinent, you may or may not realize it is also the most irrelevant.

www - Why am I here?

The Architect - Your life is the sum of a remainder of an unbalanced equation inherent to the programming of Halloween Reloaded. You are the eventuality of an anomaly, which ...oh, ah, here, please, have another beer...despite my sincerest efforts I have been unable to eliminate from what is otherwise a harmony of mathematical precision. While it remains a burden assiduously avoided, it is not unexpected, and thus not beyond a measure of control. Which has led you, inexorably, here...please, ah...geez, you can drink fast.
www - *whipes mouth* You haven't answered my question.

The Architect: Quite right. Interesting. I've never seen anyone drink like that...please, have another...

--Whoah! That was quicker than the others!

The Architect - Halloween Reloaded is waaayyy cooler than you know. I prefer counting from the emergence of one integral anomaly to the emergence of the next...I'm talking about kegs here, you see...so this will be the second year in a row. Please, have another beer!

www: There are only two possible explanations: either no one told me, or no one knows.

The Architect - Forget that! I emailed you over two weeks ago! We're throwing a party, and you NEED TO BE THERE!

www - Choice. The problem is choice. For instance, I choose to have another beer.

The Architect - Which brings us at last to the moment of truth, wherein the fundamental flaw is ultimately expressed, and the anomaly revealed as both beginning, and end. There are two doors. The door to your right leads to the source, and the salvation of Minneapolis. The door to the left leads back to the the real world, to work, and a boring Saturday night. As you adequately put, the problem is choice.

www - Ugg...I don't feel so good...

The Architect - But we already know what you're going to do, don't we? Already I can see the chain reaction, the chemical precursors that signal the onset of emotion, designed specifically to overwhelm logic, and reason. An emotion that is already blinding you from the simple, and obvious truth--
www - Ahh, I think you're a bit off there...could I please have a bucket?



Posted by scheides at 04:08 PM

October 16, 2003

Halloween - Reloaded

The leaves are falling, we've had our first frost, we've had our perverbial 'indian' summer, and it's about time to toss the ice scrapers in the back seat of our car. It is now officially October...

We've come full circle. One year ago a plan was set for a gathering. A crazy, off the wall, no-holds-barred party of spectacular proportions. It was rash, rough, and tossed together. But it was fun.

This year, the Mankey Village has a plan. A plan so outragous, so insane, so ludicrous that we must have came up with it while drinking heavily. Live DJ's. Good bands. Good people. Too much alcohol. If you were there last year, you remember. If you weren't, chances are, you heard about it.

This is your official invite to the Mankey Village All Hallows Eve partry: Halloween Reloaded. Here's the dice:

* Come in costume.
* Bring a friend or ten, but be over 21.
* Stick a holster of booze in your pocket.
* 7pm at the Mankey Village

visit http://www.mordant.com/halloweenreloaded/ for more details.

Give us a ring if you have any questions.

-scheides & the mankey's



Posted by scheides at 01:06 AM

October 06, 2003

Eschelon Telecom

I had such an excellent experience with Eschelon Telecom Technical support recently, I thought I'd share it with the www. I wanted to figure out why anyone at one of my client's locations couldn't directly send mail. It turns out that both of the static ip's I had recieved from Eschelon for them well over a year ago had never had a reverse ip lookup put in place.

scheides: Yes, hello, I'd like you to put a valid reverse ip lookup in your dns records for 64.65.175.x and 64.65.175.x+1 ... I've sent you 3 emails regarding this over the last two weeks and haven't heard anything back from you guys.

ip support technitian (this is is actual title, he told me!): ah, and...uh, so you want me to point a dns for you?

scheides: well, no, I'd like 64.65.175.x and 64.65.175.x+1 to reverse lookup to xxx.FQDN.com.

ip support technitian: well, ah, I can't do that for you. if it's your domain, you have to point it to the ip address...would you like to register that domain?

scheides: first off, I already own that domain. Second...well...do you *know* what a reverse ip lookup is?

ip support technitian: yes, I see. you will have to point that at the ip yourself.

scheides: um.................is there someone else I can talk to?

ip support technitian: please hold on, I will go talk to the system administrator. What was it you wanted again?

scheides: _reverse_ _ip_ _lookup_ .

ip support technitian: ok, please let me call you back, can I have your number?

Posted by scheides at 09:22 AM