All posts by Jack Hattaway


So it gets to be 4:00 a.m. and bing! I’m awake and can’t go back to sleep. It’s times like this that I wish I could at least fix something at work, but I checked in and everything seems to be running smoothly. Of course the emails I get at night are only log stuff so they just browse really quick with nothing surprising. But that’s better than finding out we’ve been hacked, I guess.
I found out yesterday that of the three pieces I entered into the inter collegiate show the helmet actually made it in. From what I remember from the stats, there were over 170 pieces entered from the U alone, and a handfull from Utah State, BYU, Weber State, and one from one other school in Utah, I think. Or maybe the single one was from Weber State. Anyway, they accepted 71 of the pieces for the show. For some wierd reason I always feel self concious about getting a piece in, especially when so many of the good pieces that other people I know didn’t make it in. Anyway, it was wierd because all night at class I had people coming up to me congratulating me for getting in and telling me how good the helmet looks. I guess the wierdness comes because I really wasn’t aware that so many people know who I am, or made the connection between the helmet and me. I do still feel like an outsider in the program, but that isn’t unusual. I feel like an outsider almost everywhere.
If I ever get the pictures off my phone I snapped today in the gallery I’ll post one of the helmet here. And someday I’ll take a real slide of it.

Lewis Black Grey day

I think the weather channel is running a conspiracy to keep people from slitting their wrists. Every day it’s the same report. Foggy today, highs in the low thirtys, rain and snow tonight, warmer tomorrow. It’s a lie, every day I wake up to fog.

Circus Brown’s dusty cd collection

So I went tonight with Kirk to his radio show and he let me pick out most of the playlist from my old 70’s and early 80’s music. We got a ton of calls and had people requesting all kinds of stuff, a lot of which we didn’t have, but we were able to at least make second or third choices on most peoples things. It was really fun and if I’m able to get the show we recorded ripped to mp3’s I’ll try to get them up somewhere they can be downloaded.
It was much better than my first effort at the show a couple years ago.

DAOC Battlegrounds

Played for a few hours in the Molvik (35-39) battleground after going to a party at Guy’s house. The party was pretty fun and there was a lot of good food. Brian smoked up some of Guy’s elk and Guy barbequed some Salmon. Steve brought shrimp and California rolls and I brought Jumbalaya. Wayne and Irv brought pie and we ate tons then played some wordgames.
The battleground has been much more frustrating than the Thidranki one 15 levels ago, now I seem to die as often as I kill. But tonight just to take a look at it I logged up the whole thing and ran it through Neill’s log parser The output can be found here if you are at all interested.

RPs Earned: 1502
RPs / Hour: 600.8
XP Earned: 203,477,834
XP / Hour: 81,391,133.6
Money Earned: 58 gold, 10 silver, 20 copper
Gold / Hour: 23.2

The actual log can be found here.

Magic Unhinged

We got together to play unhinged tonight. It’s the second set of joke-ish cards for Magic the Gathering. Lance bought a few boxes of expansion cards and we did a semi draft and came up with a deck of cards each and played some. It was pretty fun, but we only had time for a few games. I played Russell and went down 2 games to 1, but at least I got that one. We are going to play again with these cards, I think, and it would be fun to give it a go again.
Wet Willie of the Damned

time fix?

looks like from the last post the gmt offset was wrong. I think I fixed it, thanks once more to google.
ok, from the last post I meant the one at 4 a.m. Proof, once again, I shouldn’t get up when I can’t sleep and muck with things.