Just finished a two-day job on-site for an ex-employer helping them move their data center and a good deal of other gear to their new facility down the road. Sore legs and backs help determine the difference between systems administration and programming, methinks. ;-)
In lieu of my daily fee for the first day of work, I managed to acquire some rather nice hardware that they needed to clear out; a full 42U Compaq 19" rack with several shelves and keyboard drawer/keyboard+trackball, an 8-port Compaq KVM, two of the 1U 800MHz systems from Penguin Computing that I lovingly cared for when I used to work at this employer, and a dead (but RMA-able) rack-mount LCD display. I have no idea how I'm going to get this monster up the stairs to the office, but it'll be nice to not have my rackmount APC 2200 UPS lying on the floor anymore. Hmm. Now I just need a Cisco Catalyst 2900 from somewhere, to replace these annoying little Netgear switches with...
Finally saw it. Better than Episode I by immeasurable amounts. Everyone keeps asking me whether I liked Spiderman or Attack of the Clones more; that's like asking if I like downhill skiing better than the flavor of peanut butter.
I have the Eclipse shop manual on order, and I'm planning on picking up the Symborski shifter bushing kit to stiffen up the currently overly-loose shifting. Need to find someone with a short-shifter installed to see what I think of it; not sure if it'll result in enough of a difference to be worth it. My better half has been researching a lift kit for her Jeep Wrangler, and the height of the lift has changed recently from 2.5" to 4", with 35" tires. Should be fun figuring out how best to injure myself while installing this with her. ;-)
Heh. Who knew I'd ever start turning into a car geek?