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Matt Riffle []
Exec. VP of Technology
pair Networks, Inc. []

All opinions are mine only. I speak only for myself.

Journal of mattriffle (357)

Wednesday April 07, 2004
12:15 PM


As seen on Slashdot, RFC 1 is 35 years old today.

It's an interesting read. I'm kinda surprised it's never occurred to me to check it out before. ;)


Saturday April 03, 2004
11:12 AM

Tasteless Pet Humor

Saturday March 27, 2004
11:27 AM

Family Guy!

Family Guy is coming back!

I don't watch a lot of TV, but I've been hooked on this show ever since the pilot episode, when Kool-Aid Man burst through the courtroom wall, only to slink back out in embarrassment. :)

Now if only another network would pick up new episodes of the other great shows that Fox killed through poor scheduling (Andy Richter, Undeclared, Futurama, probably-soon-to-be-gone Arrested Development)...


Sunday March 21, 2004
10:22 AM


My sleep tonight, such as it was, was framed by 2 phone calls from the office. The first at 1AM, the second at around 6AM.

I know, lots of people get much less sleep. Saturday night is supposed to be when I get caught up, though. ;)

In other news, on Friday I got the pleasure of riding in a car that topped 100mph several times in the decidedly non-rural area around downtown Pittsburgh.

When I related this experience to my wife, she understandably asked that I avoid doing that in the future, but then added "atleast until you get life insurance" (which has been on the TODO list for over a year, I admit).



Wednesday March 03, 2004
09:56 AM

W32/Bagle.j@MM SpamAssassin Rules

These are admittedly not pretty (or condensed as much as they could be), but they work:

On a post formatting note: is there any way I'm missing to do something similar to <pre> tags in a post? I couldn't get the rules to format correctly inline, hence the URL.


Sunday February 29, 2004
03:44 PM

Sidewalk go boom

I put these up for my Dad to see (to give me more specific advice on what to do about it), but other people might find them interesting:

My wife and I were on the sidewalk when it happened. No weight jokes, please. ;) It was a very slow sinking, presumably because the rebar bent instead of breaking.


Friday February 27, 2004
11:00 PM

Uncle Webmaster

Since I was putting pictures of my new nephew up on my web site pretty much 10-15 minutes after my brother-in-law sent them out, he and I have agreed that he'll send them just to me and I'll point everyone else to the site when it's updated. Thus, I am Jacob's first webmaster. :)

I thought it would be cool to register for him, so I did (no other .com variation was available).

This was all well and good, till I remembered I have 5 other nieces and nephews, all with their own names and nicknames. In the end it cost me $120, and that's with my $8/domain year staff rate.

I'm trying not to think about the overall cost of keeping them all active for the next decade or so. :)


Wednesday February 25, 2004
07:16 PM

It's a boy!

My newest nephew, Jacob Darrell Wallace, was born this morning. He weighed in at 8lbs 8oz, and is 21.5 inches long.

I tried very hard to will him to be a leap year baby*, but apparently he was too anxious to get going to wait that long. :)


* - The predominant view in my family was that being born on 2/29 would be a bad thing. I, however, think otherwise. When Jacob is 60 and wants to know why he can't tell people it's his 15th birthday, I (or my ghostly spirit, as the case will probably be) will let him know I did the best I could.

Monday February 23, 2004
10:23 AM

Gay Penguins

A version of this article appeared in the Sunday paper around here:

They're in love. They're gay. They're penguins.

Rather interesting. The only disturbing part to me is that a lot of people probably read that and thought the penguins were condemned to penguin hell.


Monday February 02, 2004
08:24 PM

the kitten who can name fruit

While fiddling around with our web stats at work today, I noticed that somebody found us through Google with the search the kitten who can name fruit.

Indeed, I'm proud to say that we're the #1 result for that search. I'm amused to say that #2 is a podunk little hosting company that's just copied our page -- that's a not-so-rare occurrence. ;)