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We don't need no steenking databases...

After all the fun and exciting problems in the last month because of a migration that didn't take my team into account they decided to turn it up a notch this week.

First they deleted the client software from production. Not like we were using that for everything or something...

Then, tonight, they decided to take down the databases with a half hours notice on a Friday night. They also decided to perform maintenance that wasn't even announced a half hour early. Waiting for that to get fixed a couple of hours after the maintenance window was supposed to end.

The downtime happened to also be during our automated nightly scripts, just to make it more interesting.

Halloween traffic sucked mightily!

We had a company-wide meeting, so had to go into the office for Halloween.

Only a few of us dressed up.

I left work early, to make sure I'd be home in time for the trick-or-treaters, but it took over an hour and a half to get home :(. That's more than an hour longer than normal! Some of that was due to actually being on the road during rush hour, but even then it's usually about an hour.

I ended up missing the first couple of waves of kids :(.

My roommie filled in for me, so at least they didn't go away empty-handed.

Still, Halloween is a great opportuntity to get other people's kids wired on sugar with no negative repercussions :).

Alwun House Halloween

Went to the Alwun house Saturday night for their annual Halloween party.

A mix of weird artsy-fartsy wannabe stuff, so it was fun :).

Sonya and I had different opinions as to which of the dance troups was worth watching, but we also got up and dance a couple times.

Some good costumes there. We went as zombies. Our costumes turned out pretty good and I did Alice eyes for my setup :).

Edric was there, so we hung out with him and his date for while.


The annual Irish Festival was last weekend.

They ran out of corned beef and cabbage before we got there :(, but the shepards pie was tasty :).

They had Guinness booths. This festival wasn't sponsored by Budweiser! Glad some people do the cultural thing right ( even if I don't like beer ).

Fun music and dancing. We didn't dance this time as we were short of time due to needing to make a wheelbarrow delivery.

$gf bought a hand-knitted sweater. She had passed up all opportunities in .ie to buy one, but finally gave it. It's quite nice. It's also a bit thinner than the ones we saw there, which is good in Phoenix.

Stammtisch happens

My roomie and I walked in to Old Chicago for Stammtisch tonight. As usual I was greeted with a round of 'Hey Hans' but it wad different as it was in English.

There sat Sean, Dathi, Jason and Alara :). Most cool.

Marc continued on to the Germans while I stopped to hang out.

Sean was up for fighter practice this week, so now I'm even more annoyed that I missed it.

It was fun hanging out and popping back and forth between the tho groups.

Sean can't stay for the Irish Festival tomorrow :(.

neues Auto

Ich habe Heute den Mitbewohner geholfen sein erstes Auto in Amiland zu kaufen.

Es ist ein mittelgroßes Geländewagen weil ihm das Sprit hier so billig ist :).

Das mit der Versicherung schafften wir aber nicht. Weil ich im jeden Auto versichert bin fahre ich am WE sein Auto und er mein.

Oktoberfest 2006

AC4GC's first Oktoberfest was also last weekend. A good turnout despite rain and being only a few miles away from the well-established GreekFest.

Michael of the, now closed :(, German Corner made sure we were well-fed. There was beer, of course. There was a booth from the Irish Cultural Center. That might've had something to do with the beer :).

The Irish Cultural Center has really been a help in getting AC4GC and the Oktoberfest started. Sliante!

$gf bought me a cool traditional germanic shirt.

Picked up some Feigling suspenders and saw a guy with a cool Lederhosen t-shirt.

GreekFest 2006

Autumn GreekFest was last week. Much fun as usual.

No souvlaki this year :(, but there was DANCING.

Yup, go figure, a bunch of Greeks get together, a Bouzouki comes and and there's DANCING. They don't quite hop around as much as a bunch of meercats in a war dance, but it's still lots of fun.

We had gyros. We had greek donuts. We danced. Life was good.

A friend who's worked the GreekFest for years took this year off, so we didn't hang out at the end and watch them DANCE^W clean up for the night.

GreekFest: go because it's there. OPA!!!

AC4GC Webausschuss faengt an

Wir haben uns mit einem Teil des Boardes getroffen. Es wurde entschieden, ein Webausschuss zu grunden.

Es muß auch ein Formular für Freiwillige beim Oktoberfest gemacht werden. Michael macht's.

Der Webausschuss emailt und trifft sich weiter um Design und Architektur des Sites zu verbessern.

Eventuel mußen wir auch Email und Emaillisten herrschen. Zuerst das Website verbessern.

ac4gc Oktoberfest

The Arizona Center for Germanic Cultures announced its Oktoberfest plans. Added the event to the calendar.

Also updated the calendar a little including fixing a Kino Abend entry.


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