Totally farked

I underestimated the amount of bandwidth one picture posted on Fark would demand. As a consequence I’ve used up all of the bandwidth that allows and they’ve shut down for the rest of the month.

Unless the asshole that I’m buying the server from gets back to me sometime this month with a time and place for me to pick it up (No, I haven’t given him any money yet) then I won’t have a site until November.
Normally this wouldn’t be a serious problem but I’m still looking for work as a web developer and what am I going to show? A homepage that’s 404 and’s broken down database?

There’s no point in looking for work in the short-term and judging by what I saw at the job fair this morning there might not be any point in looking in the long-term either. I keep trying to think of some other field to get into but the only career that seems to have any security is “independently wealthy dilettante”.

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Comments: (14)


  1. Were you a link on Fark or just posted in a thread or what? /curious

    Comment by animaetrix00 — October 14, 2004 @ 8:14 am

  2. I just posted an image in one of the photoshop threads.

    Comment by tone_milazzo — October 14, 2004 @ 8:20 am

  3. You can tell people you’re a dilletante.
    I know a place where you can buy monocles in bulk…

    Comment by danifesto — October 14, 2004 @ 8:29 am

  4. Quickly now, run home and practice your affectations.

    Comment by mollymillions — October 14, 2004 @ 8:45 am

  5. Wait, what channel is “Gilligan’s Island” on?

    Comment by danifesto — October 14, 2004 @ 8:47 am

  6. Hey, at least you ae invited to a cool par-tay this month!

    Comment by jacquelyn4444 — October 14, 2004 @ 8:54 am

  7. For me it’ll be a Halloween/my-site-is-back-up party.

    Comment by tone_milazzo — October 14, 2004 @ 8:57 am

  8. And there will be much cabbage patching…

    Comment by danifesto — October 14, 2004 @ 9:13 am

  9. Three things:

    1) Can’t you just build a server? I know you’re smart enough. Screw this chump who’s wasting your time.

    2) Job fairs suck. I went to one a while back before I lander my current design gig. Totally disapointing. You might have to shlep at retail/bartending for a while. Or porn.

    3) Your earlier post about the grasshoppers with anal-benefits made me realize that you should do a fumetti webcomic. Get yourself a digital camera, write some scripts and find a few friends to pose for the action. Dan can be quite emotive and assuming San Diego hasn’t changed much, there are plenty of hot chicks around. Plus, you can add in various effects in photoshop to enhance you design skills.

    Good luck man, you rock.

    Comment by mpschuster — October 14, 2004 @ 11:22 am

    1. I could, but a used server would be cheaper. And I was in a rush…
      So much for that.
    2. Right now I’m holding out on the unemployment until I figure out what I want to do next.
    3. You were the second person today to tell me to do a fumetti strip.
      I’ll have to think about it.

    Comment by tone_milazzo — October 14, 2004 @ 3:03 pm

  10. disregard my latest posting to my own LJ and remember that things get do better.

    Comment by thunderwhelmed — October 14, 2004 @ 4:41 pm

  11. Sounds like a good time to do some writing.

    Comment by modemx — October 15, 2004 @ 1:03 am

  12. I second (third?) the idea of the fumetti strip.

    Comment by mollymillions — October 15, 2004 @ 2:49 am

  13. …or some writing.

    Comment by modemx — October 16, 2004 @ 6:24 am

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