glass colored glasses

Last night I got a weird call from where I get my glasses. The message was “You need to come by the store to pick up the glasses you ordered in June”. Slightly odd. I did order glasses in June, and picked them up shortly there after. Obviously someone made a mistake of some sort.

So this morning I get out of bed, put my glasses on, and manage to break them. The side piece broke off of the frames. I barely touched them.

So now I have to call the glasses place and try to figure out what they are confused about. I tell them that I have the glasses I ordered, so something is odd. Then I get to tell them that I need to come by anyway since I broke that pair this morning. More confusion.

Of course, they don’t actually have replacement frames available, so I’m stuck with my old pair that are scratched all to hell and are now driving me crazy. There’s a limited warranty, so I can get the frames replaced.

Since the old glasses are bothering me, I try to fix the old ones. That didn’t work too well. Glues don’t really like attaching nickel alloy to nickel alloy. Even doesn’t offer much help. Epoxy’s don’t work since the contact area is so small. I could glob a big pile of JB Weld on there, but I don’t think I could get the lenses out then. Other even less wise repair technique flash into my head. Brazing nickel is unlikely to work.

I’m tempted to wrap a big gob of wire or tape around it. That would be a nice touch, since I’m going to (aka, linux/open source conference at NCSU, aka, NerdCon).

small business apps

Looking for apps and websites to help run a small business is painful. It seems to be one of those subjects that SEO tends to make impossible to find actual information.

Anyone tried Looks to be interesting, especially for less organized folks like myself.

Anyone have any advice on what works? I’d prefer web based apps, and hosted apps even more. Anything good for bookkeeping, contact management, invoicing, etc?

wrt54g firmware

I’m setting up an old linksys wrt54g router with an open firmware. It’s currently got the latest version of <a href=””>Tomato</a> installed.

Anyone have any preferences for openwrt/etc and/or why?

votes: collect them all

random idea: Those “I voted” stickers. They should make them official. Serial numbers, limited editions, etc. Kind of like stamps except for no monetary values.

Each state could have their own designs. Each voting round would have a different one.

Worse case someone would vote just so they get a “collectable” sticker.

web site session sites?

I sometimes find myself sitting at someone else’s computing using their web browser. With all of their sessions and cookies. So say, going to a given website I get their login.

I can log them out of their accounts and log me in, but thats annoying. Some firefox extensions exist that seem to support multiple users per browser, but that requires extensions.

I wonder if it would be possible to setup a proxy website that would store all my various session info so I could retain it as I switched machines.

I’m not exactly well versed in web stuff these days, but it seems like it should be doable. Maybe such a thing already exists.

when it rains, it pours

I managed to get 3 seperate patches that fix the same func bug in 3 different ways within about 48 hours. Slightly odd considering the bug has been there for a year.

Looks like there is going to be plenty of rain here in the next few days, with Hurricane Hanna headed this way. I should be okay though, I’m stocked up on Strawberry Pop Tarts and beer.

I’ve been watching The Sensational Alex Harvey Band videos on youtube. It rains alot in Scotland right?