I had my friend controlg download and install a handy tool that uses the perl language called jbackup. Its basical.ly a complicated script that uses livejournal's client calls to download your journal and all the comments that are attached to it. Basically its there so that you can download your whole journal and comments, and print them out if you want. I've heard that there are professional services that hard bound your journal if you want, but this is just as good. I need to do some search and replacing on the thing so that lniks are left intact, but its amazing how pretty the html looks from it. I did find after inputting it into MS-word, that I in fact do not have a life; either that or I'm addicted to writing. Not including this entry (it has to be imported and updated from the server), my whole journal and comments take up 605 pages of 8.5x11 paper, and has over 300000 words. That is absolutely a huge amount of crap included within these virtual pages :). Its bigger than the whole of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and I'd definitely not recommend reading it all in one go, you'd bore yourself to death I think, and I wrote it so that's saying something. My friend Larry says that I should cut the thing up and edit it sometime and publish it some day. I don't know if there's enough publishable material in it that's interesting, so I'll have to wait until I go into space or something, or do something that's more interesting than "its raining today ... my head hurts ... women are difficult ..." Of course, there are more boring books published out there I suppose. Memoirs are to be written when you get old and gray, and I'm not even close to old and gray, and though I've had an experience packed life, I need to continue packing them in before I can publish my volumes :).
I'm feeling much better today. I had enough energy to spring awake at the clanging of my telephone and run down to the Union to converse with Larry and work the CSD (Center for Students with Disabilities) orientation table. When someone asks me to come and have coffee with them, I definitely can't resist, even if its 6:30 in the morning and I've just woken up.
Its pouring outside and I'm glad I don't have to go anywhere. The last time I ventured out while it rained, I came back in an ambulance, so I'm taking it extra careful when I go out. I'll have to walk to the union later for dinner so hopefully it'll have tamed a bit before then.
We still are lacking in the internet with both IP Nexus (authentication servers) down, completely dead. So I'm back to dial up and downloading at very very slow speeds. I did go downstairs earlier and spent two hours downloading about 300 songs of different genres for my various shows. I'm sure growing a collection let me tell you and most likely will have to find more hard drie space before long s my 60 is getting quickly packed.
Suppose I should stop today's epic and get some work done while I have the energy. Anyone been watching the Democratic Convention like I have? Though mainstream television network coverage has been lacking, the ideas have been plentiful and insightful. It will be definitely be interesting to see the GOP convention next month and compare. Have fun guys, and stay warm, or cool if you're hot out there.