June 30th, 2004

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The Personality Test du Jour: Twenty Questions (http://hokev.brinkster.net/quiz/default.asp?quiz=Better+Personality&page=1).

My result:

You are an SRDF--Sober Rational Destructive Follower. This makes you a font of knowledge. You are cool, analytical, intelligent and completely unfunny. Sometimes you slice through conversation with a cutting observation that causes silence and sidelong glances. You make a strong and lasting impression on everyone you meet, the quality of which depends more on their personality than yours.

You may feel persecuted, as you can become a target for fun. Still, you are focused enough on your work and secure enough in your abilities not to worry overly.

You are productive and invaluable to those you work for. You are loyal, steadfast, and conscientious. Your grooming is impeccable. You are in good shape.

You are kind of a tool, but you get things done. You are probably a week away from snapping.

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I spent two hours on the phone with Comcast getting my cablemodem set up. The tricky bit was that I didn't want them to ship me one of their boxes with a CM, a piece of cable, a splitter, and a filter. (I work for a company that does cable modems. The folks down in cable engineering *gave* me all that stuff for the asking, just to get some of it out of their way.)

Fortunately, I ended up talking with a useful and clueful tech guy, and he hacked and slashed at their back end, while we chatted about fibre-to-the-home, metro area megabit wireless, self provisioning, and MOXI boxes (the thing that my employer makes) (he wants one).

Finally got it all working, and I have working DOCSIS.

Next step, port my home telephone over to a VoIP service. Then I shut down my POTS, my DSL, and my ISP.
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Mark in a manskirt, at work. So far

Most people haven't noticed. Mostly, I think, because the cubicle walls show walking people only from the shoulders up. A few sideways glances.

And an arched eyebrow and twinkle in her eye with the statement "a man looks good in that!" from one of my project managers.

Next step, off to the gym.