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Legos For Sale [Jan. 8th, 2013|11:34 pm]
schlake
I'm trying to purge my life of possessions.

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2013-01-08 [Jan. 8th, 2013|12:44 am]
schlake
I failed to watch Fight Club through to the end the fourth time. Or maybe the fifth time. I don't know.





I didn't go for a walk with eparchos yesterday, but I did run on the treadmill some while I watched Fight Club.

I haven't eaten since Sunday. I feel like I'm not drinking enough, but I do notice I'm peeing plenty.


I've slept again. Still no nightmares since that one night.


I meant to have breakfast today, but that hasn't happened yet, and it is almost noon. I also need to charge two camera batteries. I should have already charged them.


So I'm sitting around thinking I really need to eat something. Then I realize, I'd found my bag of pistachios, and I'd been eating it for a good ten minutes already.


Scott Pilgrim Versus The World! Stephanie and her husband and their roommate are coming soon to watch Rare Exports. It should be interesting.


I'd read that there were going to be nearly 200 naked men in that movie. I saw 50 at most, and from the behind the scenes I suspect only maybe a dozen were real. But they were really naked. I missed the half-hard one, but Stephanie saw it.

I ate well today. Pistachios, and cookies, and shipwreck. I have left overs too.


I spent $2347.16 on legos that I have invoices for. I know I bought a few sets at Wal*Mart too that I don't have prices on. So, just shy of $2500. I've done almost nothing with them. I should get rid of them.
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2013-01-07 [Jan. 7th, 2013|02:07 am]
schlake
I feel like my possessions are a crushing weight. I worry about them. I have so many of them. I don't need them.

My cookbooks, for example. I've loved collecting them for years. They filled a hole in my life that I couldn't fill in any other way. But they don't actually work that well. They were just retail therapy with a strong theme. I had to keep buying them. More and more. Now I have too many. I still have the hole to fill. I can't really afford to buy more cookbooks. I can't store new cookbooks. I can barely store the cookbooks I have. I can't effectively use them. I don't even cook out of them.

Mary once told me, and I quote, "Having a house full of cookbooks you've never used is like having a house full of naked pictures of women you have never fucked." My reply was obviously that I had both. I still do have both.

I just measured, and I have 113 linear feet of cookbooks on my shelves. That's a lot of cookbooks. Over 1100 of them, at last count. I use few of them. In fact, really, I can only remember using The Joy Of Cooking for the past few months. One book. All the rest are just baggage. I look things up on the internet. I did use a cookbook yesterday, that wasn't Joy Of Cooking. I found the recipe on the internet, and I happened to have the book already, so rather than carry the laptop to the kitchen, I carried the book.

I can't just throw them away. That would be a terrible thing to do. I could probably sell many of them back to Amazon for a gift card. But that would require a tremendous undertaking to box and label and ship each book. Possibly I could contact a big used book store and arrange for them to do something with them, and I'd get some money out of it. I don't know how the logistics would work. If I would have to ship to them, or if they would arrange it, or what.

As far as pictures of naked women I've never fucked, I have at least 23 linear feet of shelves devoted to those books. Plus all those naked pictures I have on my hard drives.


And after looking around a little for selling books, it might not be worth it. Maybe I'll donate them to the Public Library for their book sale.


I should mention the nightmares. I've only had nightmares once since Thursday. Just once. I was being eaten alive in them. But just once. I've only had them once.


I'm also purging clothes. Lots of clothes. Clothes I haven't worn in a long time, or that I've never worn. Mostly t-shirts. I have a lot of t-shirts. I've hoarded them for years. I'd buy them 2 or 3 at a time so in case something happened to one, I still had more. I have 8 Soylent Green t-shirts, so that I can wear one every day of the week, and when I'm doing laundry. These will either go straight to the trash (if in any way defective) or the thrift store.





I'm watching Fight Club again. I watched once already today. I can probably get in four viewings of it today.

I've gone through most of my clothes. T-shirts. They are doomed. It is the trash or the thrift store for them. I'm not sure I should bother with the thrift store. I should probably just trash them. I've saved a small collection of important t-shirts. I took pictures of the various 49ers and spring fling t-shirts. I didn't see some I know should be there, so I suspect I have more t-shirts hidden somewhere.


Hello Fight Club #3.


Fight Club, again.




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Also! [Jan. 6th, 2013|11:28 pm]
schlake
I think starting in half an hour I'll just make one post per day that I update over the day.
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So dark, so cold [Jan. 6th, 2013|11:27 pm]
schlake
But not as cold and dark as last night. It was warmer, and one street I walked down appeared to have more street lights on it than the last time.
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My cookbook problem [Jan. 6th, 2013|02:09 pm]
schlake
I have too many cookbooks. And I want more.

I need to look through them. I need to value them. I need to draw a line and sort them to one side or the other.

On one side, shall be cookbooks that are worth having. On the other side, shall be cookbooks which are not worth having.

Once the line is drawn, THEY SHALL FIGHT TO THE DEATH!
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Mists Of Panderia [Jan. 6th, 2013|12:22 pm]
schlake
I'm also thinking about playing WoW again.
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Livejournal Friends [Jan. 6th, 2013|12:02 pm]
schlake
I've always maintained a policy that I would friend anyone who friended me, and no one else. People whose journals I wanted to read, I would read manually if they never friended me.

For several years now, during my "hiatus" from Livejournal, I've had people friend me whom I refer to simple as the Russians. They seemed to be photography people when it first happened, though one looks more like a meme-sheep now. Why they follow me I don't know. They post in Russian, or some language I can't differentiate from Russian, so I don't know what they say.

Right now, I have 112 LJ friends. Going through the small feed that LJ makes available I see that 3 of my Russians have been posting, 6 actual people I know have been posting, and 5 people I met on the internet have been posting. The Russians are the most prolific, and as one of them posted a video with sound that played on my friends page, still the most annoying. Most of the internet people post sporadically. One person I actually know posts a lot, but the rest are pretty sporadic.

I wonder what I should do. Currently, I usually use a custom friends list to skip the Russians. I can't understand what they are saying, and I'm not usually in the mood to look at their pictures if I can't read anything about them.

I don't have anyone whose journal I want to read anymore, so I don't do that.
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My Goal [Jan. 6th, 2013|11:19 am]
schlake
1) To post here (livejournal) with thoughts and feelings on my life.

2) To post pictures on my daily page (http://schlake.us/daily/) about the things I see and do.

4) To learn to count in sequential numbers.

3) To shun Facebook like the pariah that it is.

5) To update Tumblr (http://schlake.tumblr.com) as necessary.

6) To update Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/schlake) as appropriate.

7) To use Google Plus (https://plus.google.com/110383520079306902246/posts) for more serious endeavors.
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Purged! [Jan. 6th, 2013|02:03 am]
schlake
I purged for a second time.

#!/usr/bin/env python

from getpass import getpass
import urllib2
from hashlib import md5
import xmlrpclib
import pprint

def calcchallenge(challenge, password):
  return md5(challenge+md5(password).hexdigest()).hexdigest()

def flatresponse(response):
  r = {}
  while True:
    name = response.readline()
    if len(name) == 0:
      break
    if name[-1] == '\n':
      name = name[:len(name)-1]
    value = response.readline()
    if value[-1] == '\n':
      value = value[:len(value)-1]
    r[name] = value
  return r

def dochallenge(server, params, password):
  challenge = server.LJ.XMLRPC.getchallenge()
  data = {
    'auth_method': "challenge",
    'auth_challenge': challenge['challenge'],
    'auth_response': calcchallenge(challenge['challenge'], password)
  }
  params.update( data )
  return params

def getljsession( server, username, password ):
  r = urllib2.urlopen(server+"/interface/flat", "mode=getchallenge")
  response = flatresponse(r)
  r.close()
  r = urllib2.urlopen(server+"/interface/flat", "mode=sessiongenerate&user=%s&auth_method=challenge&auth_challenge=%s&auth_response=%s" % (username, response['challenge'], calcchallenge(response['challenge'], password)))
  response = flatresponse(r)
  r.close()
  return response['ljsession']
  
site = 'http://livejournal.com'
username = raw_input( "Username: " )
password = getpass( "Password: " )
journal = username

ljsession = getljsession( site, username, password )
server = xmlrpclib.ServerProxy(site+"/interface/xmlrpc")


lastsync = ""

while True:
  r = server.LJ.XMLRPC.syncitems(dochallenge(server, {
            'username': username,
            'ver': 1,
            'lastsync': lastsync,
            'usejournal': username,
        }, password))
  if len( r['syncitems'] ) == 0: break
  for item in r['syncitems']:
    print item
    if item['item'][0] == 'C':
      print 'Ignoring comment'
      
    if item['item'][0] == 'L':
      print 'Purging journal entry'
      try:
        e = server.LJ.XMLRPC.editevent( dochallenge(server, {
            'username': username,
            'ver': 1,
            'itemid': item['item'][2:],
            'usejournal': username,
	    'event': '',
	    }, password ) )	  
      except xmlrpclib.Fault, x:
        print 'Error'
	pprint.pprint( x )
    lastsync = item['time']
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