March 21st, 2002

FF Sparks (Casual)

Sketchy sketchy!

So, thanks to mistresschaos doing some fanart, and helping shadowfey inflict many many many Harry Potter fanart URLs on me, I decided to try my hand at it. Both of these are just five-minute pencil doodles, trying to get a feel for how the characters 'want' to be drawn. One is a quick facial study for Ron Weasley. I'm not sure it's how I'll end up drawing him in the end, but it's just a thought. The other was purely impulsive and very silly, but I like how Draco looks in it. :)
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    Sarah Brightman - La Mer
FF Sparks (Casual)


Grr. It's been so long since I really had drawn anything, I lost ground. I'm considering taking some of the drawing classes at the University of Washington... $125, so very affordable, but still...
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    Sarah Brightman - Ship of Fools
FF Sparks (Casual)


Okay. Done drawing for tonight. 1am...sleepytime for Sparks. Zzzz...
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    Sarah Brightman - Siren
FF Sparks (Casual)

My title is...

Umpire Junior Grade of Rhinoceroseseses, Rachel Gabrielle Blackman

Uhm... okay...? Considering it picked 'Gabrielle' out of nowhere and stuck it in as my middle name...? *boggle*

Try two netted me:

Under Boss of The Ancient Order of Quantum Leaping, Rachel Blackman

"Al, why does Ziggy think I'm here?"
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    amused amused
FF Sparks (Casual)

Round and round and round...

<rant tone="frustrated">
Okay. So, we have this machine which runs all our automated builds and tests. Our team bought it with our own money about a year and a half ago, and were assured we'd never have to do that again. So, recently, the new IT person comes in, finds this server and goes 'hrm, non-IT folks have administrator permissions on this box'. And proceeds to remove my administrator access on the box /I am responsible for/. She then also 'helpfully' standardizes the installation, removing Samba and other services our build requires. So I come in this morning, and find that our builds are totally broken, people are asking me to fix it. So I go to log in to find out what's wrong, and discover I no longer /have/ administrator permissions to fix the box!!

So I send a note to the IT department, who give me back administrator permissions. I spend three hours getting the box back to the state it needed to be in...only to be told by IT 'well, our understanding is that you don't need that box anymore because you're getting a new build machine.' This is something I requisitioned a long time ago, because this poor little server is overloaded. I'm happy, and ask when. They forward me to another department - the ones who told them the existing server was going to be replaced - to ask about the purchase order. I am told the purchase order was /declined/, but they never bothered to tell me that, and that they told IT it had NOT been declined.

*pulls her hair out* Wauuuugh!


At least I got everyone talking and we're all on the same page and our server is working again, was a frustrating day so far. :P
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    Ten - Spellbound