September 22nd, 2003

Evil Twin

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My sister registered a domain name.
go her! is now hosted on my server in my apartment, and up and running.
just a placeholder page at the moment, I just got the DNS updated finally this morning.
I got the virtual hosting setup in Apache, now I just need to figure out how to do it for mail. I think exim (my mail tranfer agent) has the ability to do virtual domains, I just need to figure out how. I wanna have that done by the end of the day.
I'm pretty psyched.
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Evil Twin

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So I don't really post anything about myself anymore.

Hi journal! it's me, ry. remember me?
Life has been good lately. I'm not in financial straits anymore, so that feels AMAZING. was finally able to spend money on a computer part (new monitor) that wasn't necessary or a replacement.
I have a job, it ain't great, but it pays the bills as they say. Helpdesk is boooring.
Meg and I are getting along well, no complaints there. She just had a weekend in Portland recently, sounds like a marvelous city. I wanna see the northwest sometime.
This past year has whipped by. there was nothing to break it up into chunks. no christmas break, no summer job, no exciting back to school... just the seasons changing. I've been living with meg in philly for almost a full year now, will be a full year in a little over a month. The winter's creeping up on us again, seems like just a little while ago I was shoveling out my car. Summer flew by, sick relatives and never enough time to do what we wanted to. I didn't go swimming once, quite sad.
I've put on a lot of weight in the past year, hopefully I can lose it again.
My sister's engaged, Beefamato's engaged, cousin pete's married, I'm not and we're in no rush.
Meg's applying to grad school, we're waiting on that to see where we'll be for the next bunch of years. lots of conflicting emotions there for both of us, it's going to be an interesting event no matter what that outcome is. we'll either stay in philly and probably try to buy a house, or move somewhere interesting and pretty much start new lives there. Craziness either way. it all feels so... adult.

We had a conversation about adulthood the other day. we ran into some young girls - 15-18 age range - on the street and had a strange interaction. (Meg says I got hit on, I think I just got hit.) I think they thought we were grownups. very very strange.
We don't get carded for alcohol anymore, well I should say rarely. and then it's only where they're carding everyone, or it's the 80 year old guy at the licker store who can't tell the ages of anyone under 50.
but we're not growed up. not not not. But if I were still under 18, I'd look at me and meg and say "eww. you're all growed up. stupid adults..."
I don't wanna be growed up.

and I've strayed hopelessly off topic, so i'll shush now.
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Evil Twin

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(Jimmi O'Badger asked me about capitalization of my name. It's one of the few rare things in this world that I've actually put thought into the presentation of. Normally I don't give a crap how people perceive me, cause they either get it right or wrong, and there's little that I can do to change that. I can pretend to be something other then myself, and then they perceive that and not truly me, which I choose to do now and then, but normally I like to just be me and let them perceive what they can.
My name however, and how I write it, I do think about.)

Question: why is your name in lowercase, but "I" capitalized? isn't that contradictory?

I never really capitalize my name. it's just my name.
however, I is capitalized, cause if you don't capitalize it then it's not a word, it's just a letter. ;o)

Ok, so I do capitalize my name now and then.
here we go.

i remember when I first decided not to capitalize my name. it was early in college. I still can't quite define why I don't, but it just feels more right in lower case.
If I'm writing my full name, Ry Strohm-Herman, I always capitalize. if I'm just writing ry, I rarely capitalize. It mostly has to do with whether or not I'm refering to myself in a formal sense. When I'm writing e-mails, if I don't know the person I'm writing to I capitalize Ry even if I'm leaving off the last name. If I know the person, I usually sign it -ry or -me.
It's definitely a formality/familiarity thing. Ry sounds too big for 'lil 'ole me unless it's in a business sense, or somewhere else that I'm trying to impress people/get a raise.
My friends call my ry, my boss calls me Ry.

now the rest of you out there, do you capitalize your name? do you capitalize "I"? why/why not?
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Evil Twin

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So I just googled an old friend from middle/high school.
We were really close for a couple of years, then he disappeared. Last i heard, he and another friend of ours were off to Amsterdam with a large wad of cash. I hadn't heard about him since then, until recently. Apparently he's living in the northwest somewhere hiding in a cabin and programming. I finally found his name (which is rather unique) through I'm not really sure if it's him, but I have a phone number and an address. I can't find his e-mail to save my life though. Google was no help. *shock*
I mapquested the address, and indeed it is in the far Northwest. there are no roads near it (curious since it's a street number I entered...) and it is virtually as close as you can get to canadia while still in the US.
So do I call him, do I send him a letter, or do I keep seeking for an e-mail address?
He's a geek at heart, so i know he does e-mail. no way around that. but it ain't under his name, and I don't know what any of his aliases would be. We were on the internet way back before you even needed an alias. BBSes and such. Ah, those were the days. *cuts short nostalgia trip*

back to the hunt.
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