Random and Opinionated Thoughts

by: Jennifer Zelazny

Serenity Now!

Metra Rail and Police

Not sure what is going on…with all the elevated terror warnings my city and the Metra seem to think that putting six police officers at my train station to hand out ticketsto riders that run in front of the gates when they are down is a good idea. Sure, the Metra has a responsibility to […]

Films

Fahrenheit 9/11

This weekend I saw Michael Moore’s latest film Fahrenheit 9/11. I cannot remember a movie that struck so many emotions in a long time. The first few scenes caused tears to run down my face, later I was so frustrated I felt like I had a responsibility to my country to stand up and fight…to […]

Apple UNIX Web Development

Mac OS X Server, Apple, A Truce Please?

Well…one look at the “Safari cannot connect to localhost because your computer is connected to the internet” message I received yesterday while trying to view my web site while on the train and I about lost it. After I hacked the apache conf, that was enough for me to put up the white flag when […]

Games

SOCom II And The Art of Crossroads

I am hooked on SoCom II I just recently started my own clan [T2] and try to get an hour or so in almost everyday to maintain my rank as a LT Commander…someday I will be a Captain. The headset in this game makes it because all my teammates and opponents get to hear that […]

Apple Hints UNIX Web Development

Little Tech Reminders

I often perform the same tasks over and over and yet forget some little thing. This post is a reminder for me. General Apple hints. What to do when you get the “Do not enter sign”. (besides wonder how to describe it while searching for a solution) Starting up in target disk mode: hold down […]

Apple UNIX

Changing the IP On Mac OS X Server, Lessons Learned

Is it common to change a server’s IP? I suppose yes and no. Yes, say you decide to move to a data center or your office moves or you want to configure a server to replace another server already using the IP you want for DNS reasons or you just need to reorganize your subnet. […]

Standards

Great America, Great Commenting

This past Saturday I spent most of the day at Six Flags Great America, or I should say I spent most of the day waiting in lines to go on all the major rollercoasters. This was my first visit to Great America this year, and my first year that I bought…well Amy bought season passes […]

Apple

Mail.app Plugins

When Mac OS X beta appeared on the scene with a mail application I was very excited. I was a die hard Eudora fan but I am always happy to try an Apple application…you know, since I have an Apple tattoo and all. I was very disappointed with what Apple had released so I went […]

Serenity Now!

Flood = Standing Water = Swarms of Mosquitoes

Whoa. I did not just play a crazy round of paintball…no those are welts from the mosquitoes. I grew up and ran around where we had dirt roads and lots of foilage, but never the kind of mosquitoes that left welts. I was using OFF’s (yes even OFF has a web site…and a killer URL) […]

Food/Drink

Coke C2

Ok, I have a Coke problem…a Coca Cola Coke problem that is. I would love to cut my Coke habit down a bit. I am not too functional before my morning 12 ounces of enjoyment. I have been religously drinking Coke for six years now and I am sure all the sugar goodness has not […]

Serenity Now!

Spot Nazis

Any Metra rider knows exactly where the doors open for the trains at their stops and then places themselves there each day in hopes of being one of the first people on the train, if the train is crowded to get one of two remaining seats. I have been riding the Metra every weekday for […]