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Top 100 Hits The Year I Graduated
Thursday, August 25, 2005
Found this on Chris Whisonant's blog which is linked on the left here. Here's how his started off to give you an idea of what's going on.

Per Libby, "the instructions are: Go to musicoutfitters.com, and do a search on the most popular 100 songs from the year you graduated high school. (You can do this by searching on the year you graduated). Bold the ones you actually like. (Understand that the word "like" in this case means, at the very least, "wouldn't immediately change the radio station from.") Pick a favorite. Underline that favorite. And Strikethru the ones you loathe. Italicizethe ones you consider to be guilty pleasures."

I have to say, 1998 was a terrible year for music apparently. I don't think I've even heard 75% of the songs much less recognize half of the artists. I wonder if they just randomly pick 100 songs from that year. I haven't even heard any of the top 10. I think the list at rockonthenet.com is way more accurate but I'll stick with the list everyone else is using.

1. Too Close, Next
2. The Boy Is Mine, Brandy and Monica
3. You're Still The One, Shania Twain
4. Truly Madly Deeply, Savage Garden
5. How Do I Live, LeAnn Rimes
6. Together Again, Janet
7. All My Life, K-Ci and JoJo
8. Candle In The Wind 1997, Elton John
9. Nice and Slow, Usher
10. I Don't Want To Wait, Paula Cole
11. How's It Going To Be, Third Eye Blind
12. No, No, No, Destiny's Child
13. My Heart Will Go On, Celine Dion
14. Gettin' Jiggy Wit, Will Smith
15. You Make Me Wanna..., Usher
16. My Way, Usher
17. My All, Mariah Carey
18. The First Night, Monica
19. Been Around The World, Puff Daddy and The Family
20. Adia, Sarah McLachlan
21. Crush, Jennifer Paige
22. Everybody (Backstreet's Back), Backstreet Boys
23. I Don't Want To Miss A Thing, Aerosmith
24. Body Bumpin Yippie-Yi-Yo, Public Announcement
25. This Kiss, Faith Hill
26. I Don't Ever Want To See You Again, Uncle Sam
27. Let's Ride, Montell Jordan
28. Sex And Candy, Marcy Playground
29. Show Me Love, Robyn
30. A Song For Mama, Boyz II Men
31. What You Want, Mase
32. Frozen, Madonna
33. Gone Till November, Wyclef Jean
34. My Body, Lsg
35. Tubthumping, Chumbawamba
36. Deja Vu (Uptown Baby), Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz
37. I Want You Back, 'N Sync
38. When The Lights Go Out, Five
39. They Don't Know, Jon B.
40. Make Em' Say Uhh!, Master P
41. Make It Hot, Nicole Featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott and Mocha
42. Never Eve, All Saints
43. I Get Lonely, Janet
44. Feel So Good, Mase
45. Say It, Voices Of Theory
46. Kiss The Rain, Billie Myers
47. Come With Me, Puff Daddy
48. Romeo And Juliet, Sylk-E Fyne
49. It's All About Me, Mya and Sisqo
50. I Will Come To You, Hanson
51. One Week, Barenaked Ladies
52. Swing My Way, K.P. and Envyi
53. The Arms Of The One Who Loves You, Xscape
54. My Love Is The Shhh!, Somethin' For The People
55. Daydreamin', Tatyana Ali
56. We're Not Making Love No More, Dru Hill
57. Semi-Charmed Life, Third Eye Blind
58. I Do, Lisa Loeb
59. Lookin' At Me, Mase
60. Looking Through Your Eyes, LeAnn Rimes
61. Lately, Divine
62. Quit Playing Games (With My Heart), Backstreet Boys
63. I Still Love You, Next
64. Time After Time, Inoj
65. Are You Jimmy Ray?, Jimmy Ray
66. Cruel Summer, Ace Of Base
67. I Got The Hook Up!, Master P
68. Victory, Puff Daddy and The Family
69. Too Much, Spice Girls
70. Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are), Pras Feat. Ol' Dirty Bastard and Mya
71. How Deep Is Your Love, Dru Hill Featuring Redman
72. Friend Of Mine, Kelly Price
73. Turn It Up [Remix] / Fire It Up, Busta Rhymes
74. I'll Be, Edwin McCain
75. Ray Of Light, Madonna
76. All For You, Sister Hazel
77. Touch It, Monifah
78. Money, Power and Respect, Lox
79. Bitter Sweet Symphony, The Verve
80. Dangerous, Busta Rhymes
81. Spice Up Your Life, Spice Girls
82. Because Of You, 98 Degrees
83. The Mummers' Dance, Loreena McKennitt
84. All Cried Out, Allure Featuring 112
85. Still Not A Player, Big Punisher Featuring Joe
86. The One I Gave My Heart To, Aaliyah
87. Foolish Games / You Were Meant For Me, Jewel
88. Love You Down, Inoj
89. Do For Love, 2Pac
90. Raise The Roof, Luke
91. Heaven, Nu Flavor
92. The Party Continues, Jd
93. Sock It 2 Me, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Featuring Da Brat
94. Butta Love, Next
95. A Rose Is Still A Rose, Aretha Franklin
96. 4 Seasons Of Loneliness, Boyz II Men
97. Father, LL Cool J
98. Thinkin' Bout It, Gerald Levert
99. Nobody's Supposed To Be Here, Deborah Cox
100. Westside, TQ
posted by David Jones @ 8:06 PM   1 comments
Priceless!!
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
I don't remember when I actually stumbled onto The Morning News but I remember it being one of the Non-Expert articles which got me hooked on checking the site for new ones. I highly recommend them. So random.

I take a look at some of the other articles on the front page every now and then but have never really looked around on the site much at all but I caught a link for this article and had to share. It's kinda lengthy but worth it. Especially if you are a Star Wars fan.
posted by David Jones @ 9:52 PM   0 comments
Racquetball tonight
Thursday, August 18, 2005
I am ashamed.

Thursday nights are almost always my racquetball night. Usually it's just my friend Geoff and I but sometimes we might have another friend or two who joins us for either a doubles match or some cut-throat games. Tonight it was just Geoff and we got our standard 3 games in. Normally it takes a little over an hour to get 3 games but tonight's games took about 45 minutes.

In the 4-5 years we've played, our wins/losses would be about equal. It's very rare that when we're finished someone won all the games if we played at least 3. Tonight was one of those nights.

The first game we were tied at 6-6 until Geoff scored 3 unanswered and went up 9-6. I tried to come back but fell short with a final score of 15-10. 2nd game started started off just like the first, tied at 6-6, but this time I got 3 unanswered and went up 9-6. Next thing I know Geoff's 13 and I'm still at 9. Again, put up a good fight but fell short and lost 15-12. The last was the worst game I might have ever played. I got skunked. Yep, lost 7-0.

In the 6+ years I've played the game I can't remember getting skunked. It's probably happened but not anytime in the last couple of years. I'd rather get beat 15-1 then lose 7-0. There's just something shameful about not being able to score 1 point before they get to 7. To make it worse, I didn't even put up a fight. It was pure ownage. Like I said earlier, I am ashamed.
posted by David Jones @ 11:10 PM   0 comments
Sendmail headaches
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Today was rather disappointing. Spent a good part of the day trying to get Sendmail to work how I want it to with no luck. I want it to accept emails only from localhost but I want to be able to send emails out to anyone using my PHP script if they choose to be notified via email. I wouldn't think that's asking for much but I can't get it to work. What I currently have is a server that can send emails to local users only.

When I try to send to anyone else
RCPT TO:<user@somedomain.com>
I get... well, I was getting a User Unknown - Error 5.1.1 or something like that. I just logged in to the box to try it so I could get the exact message but it worked like a charm. How in the world... when I left work 4 hours ago I was getting the error and I'm the only one who can log in to the box so... I dunno.

Actually, I think I know what the problem was. Monday I asked our firewall admin to open up port 25 for SMTP traffic and I thought he did but around 3:30 today he said there was a rule conflict somewhere and all he had done Monday was open it up so port 25 traffic could come in, not go out. He made the changes around 4:00 to allow port 25 traffic out and I guess it just takes at least an hour for the firewall rules to update. I'll remember that in the future.

I'd almost say the entire day was wasted because of that stupid firewall rule but I learned a lot in all my google searches trying to fix all sorts of configuration settings. I should be glad all the changes I made didn't kill the server. I guess that counts for something...

posted by David Jones @ 9:00 PM   0 comments
The Autumn Effect / Extra innings disasters
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Since the end of June I've been waiting for 10 Years' first major-record release album, The Autumn Effect. A friend pointed out the song "Wasteland" on one of those Music Choice digital cable channels and told me they were a fairly new band from Knoxville, TN. I liked it quite a lot and the next time I was at Best Buy called my friend up to ask what the band name was but couldn't find an album. Looked them up online and was disappointed that it was going to be about a month and a half before the album was out but having picked it up today and listened to it about 3 times already, it was very much worth the wait. If you go to their site and hit the Media link, you can get an audio stream of Wasteland and if you like it, you'll like the album - especially at the $6.99 price Best Buy had for it.


As for the extra innings part, the Red Sox go into the 9th down by one. They tie it up and go into the 10th where they score 7! runs. Detriot's bats try to get them back but fall short and the Sox win 10-7. That doesn't bother me that much, just a little disappointed that the Sox came back and won. The last I had seen the Yanks were winning 3-2 in the 7th. This one's the heartbreaker.

The Devil Rays go into the 9th down by one run. We have Mariano Rivera on the mound, the Sandman. Sure, every now and then he shows that he is, in fact, a human and blows a save or takes a loss but normally he's lights out. Well they score a run off of him and he shuts them down in the 10th so we go into the 11th tied at 3. Alan Embree starts the 11th for us and gets an out and then gives up a double so we take him out and put Scott Proctor in. Proctor balks so the runner gets to go to 3rd. All they need is a sac-fly and the game's over - which would have been a lot easier to handle then the way they actually lost. The next batter hits a grounder to A-Rod so the runner stays and we get the out at 1st. Just need 1 more out to escape the inning. 5 pitches later we walk the next batter. They decide to intentionally walk Huff (a good decision in most cases) to load the bases. The next batter steps in and... 4 pitches later... gets to cotton-pickin' walk to first base while the game-winning run gets to walk home. Here's the gamecast lines... so depressing.

Pitch 1 - Ball
Pitch 2 - Ball
Pitch 3 - Ball
Pitch 4 - Ball

Jonny Gomes walks. Carl Crawford scores. Eduardo Perez to 3rd. Aubrey Huff to 2nd.

I just hope Rivera is getting all the bad outings out of his system in time for October (providing we actually make it this year).
posted by David Jones @ 11:05 PM   1 comments
Sendmail and Webmin
Today I got my first real good look at Sendmail on my webserver. I'm using the common LAMP approach with SUSE Professional 9.1 being my Linux OS. Right now I've got a php function which hits a Domino server to handle all the email notifications from the site but I really want the box to be self sufficient and let the Domino server just handle the corporate emails.

Sendmail was simple to install but all the configurations looked a little overwhelming. Luckily I ran across this neat little program called Webmin. It gives you a graphical interface into a lot of your configurations like Apache, MySQL, Sendmail, SpamAssassin, Squid, SSH, etc - a very handle tool. So I go through the Sendmail configurations, restart Sendmail but no luck in sending emails. I didn't have much time to troubleshoot at all so that's where I'll start in the morning and hopefully have it up and running with ease.
posted by David Jones @ 10:03 PM   0 comments
Hot 100
Sunday, August 14, 2005
Earlier in the summer I bought a road bike. I have some friends who go riding a lot and they've been trying to talk me into getting one for over year and I finally gave in. One of them told me about this ride in August called the Hot 100.

I thought about registering for the ride and doing the 62-mile option (not in good enough shape to do the whole 100 miles) so I wanted to go see what the route was like before registering. Two Saturday's ago we did the 31-mile route - ended up going about 36 because we went on part of the old route - in a little over 2 hours so the average was around 15.6 mph.

Yesterday, Matt and I went to do the 62-mile route. The first 20 miles and the last 10 miltes are the same as the 31-mile route. The 62 takes you from Blackman High School to Christiana (where the 31-mile ride turns back to go to Blackman), to Fosterville, to Bell Buckle, then to some back roads that take you back to Blackman. About 45 miles in we had the option of cutting out a 4 mile loop which I wanted to take - lots of hills on the 62 route along with the blazing hot sun had sapped my energy - so I ended up going about 58 miles in a little less than 4 hours (around 14.5 mph). I was a little disappointed in the overall time but the longest I had gone before was 42 miles and there was nowhere near the amount of hills that were on this ride, so I guess it wasn't too bad. The worst part was the last 20 miles. Fairly flat, which was nice because you could keep a decent speed, but very very little shade so it was extremely hot. I thought I was going to die. Guess the name of the ride is fitting.

As it turns out, it doesn't look like I'll be able to make the ride on the 27th as our new AS400's will be in at work and I get to spend the weekend doing upgrades and conversions. But that'll be a story for that weekend.
posted by David Jones @ 1:14 PM   0 comments
MLB 2006 for the PS2
Friday, August 12, 2005
Picked up a copy of it yesterday from BestBuy even though I'm still trying to finish a season from MLB 2005. Going to play a season as the Yankees again. I'm playing the 2005 game in Rookie mode, which explains why I'm 123-1 and Posada, A-Rod and Sheffield each have over 200 RBIs.

While extremely fun to win all the time, I'm going to play 2006 in Veteran mode which will be a lot more difficult and also I'm going to control all my baserunning (let the comp control it in 2005). Played a Quick Start game last night to try and get used to all the stuff I have to do now to play the game. Had a 2-1 lead going into the 8th and Johnson's stamina was done so I went to the bullpen and they fell apart. Ended up losing the game 7-2. Going to have to play a few more of those before starting my season, especially if I can't beat the Rockies who are the lowest ranked team in the game.
posted by David Jones @ 11:25 AM  
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