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Maggs
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Icon 1 posted January 30, 2006 18:38      Profile for Maggs     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hey,

I met this girl the other day, over at my college. I was in my intro Java Programming class, and we started talking. So we chatted about Linux, and Red Hat, and SUSE, and college. We seemed to hit it off pretty well.

I was wondering how should I approach her to ask her out. She's a die-hard gamer, she has the same cable internet connection as me, and lives close to me.

How should I approach this? She couldn't SSH into her friends' computer from her residental cable connection. I did a bit of Googling and found a solution she might be able to try. Should I just print it out and hand it to her, as a topic starter.

She seemed a bit snappy lately, and I don't know what to make of it.

Anyone have any ideas.

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quote:
Originally posted by Maggs:

How should I approach this? She couldn't SSH into her friends' computer from her residental cable connection. I did a bit of Googling and found a solution she might be able to try. Should I just print it out and hand it to her, as a topic starter.

Definitely not! She sounds intelligent enough to google around, but offering to come over and troubleshoot a bit might work. [Wink]

But, I reiterate, handing her a piece of paper with a possible solution doesn't sound like a good idea.

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Icon 1 posted January 30, 2006 19:41      Profile for Astronomer Jedi   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Perhaps you could suggest to her that the two of you get together over lunch to work on an assignment, and go from there.

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quote:
Originally posted by Maggs:
How should I approach this?<snip>She seemed a bit snappy lately, and I don't know what to make of it.

Anyone have any ideas.

I would try going up to her and saying, "I noticed you've seemed upset/distracted/stressed lately. Is there anything I can do? I'd like to take you out for some coffee/lunch/bowling to help you unwind."

Couldn't hurt anyway.

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Icon 1 posted January 30, 2006 20:29      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Go into Firefox's page prefs and turn off the date/time footer. [Wink]

"I was cleaning my desk the other day, and found this great HOWTO on SSH stuff - I thought it might be applicable. If not, feel free to recycle it."

/me really has been cleaning off his desk lately - found a great doc [from over a year ago] about setting up sshd on OpenBSD. [Big Grin] (I recycled it, and bookmarked it in Google Search History.)

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I've always been a fan of the direct approach. Tell her what you want right off the bat. "Hey. You're impossibly cool. Would you like to go out for Pizza on Friday? My Treat."

If she has too much pride, she may not WANT your help with her SSH (or what ever it is you kids are doing these days) But Everyone wants Pizza.

even women.

Even cold hearted bitter women who have long since given up the dream of happiness, but still live on, day to day cursed with the worst of all pandora's plagues: Hope.

Even they like pizza.

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quote:
Originally posted by Spam:
Even cold hearted bitter women who have long since given up the dream of happiness, but still live on, day to day cursed with the worst of all pandora's plagues: Hope.

Even they like pizza.

Dude. Extra cheese with artichoke hearts. I'm so there.
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Hmm...I suppose that explains away that one time in San Francisco... [Wink] [Razz]

BTW, I just noticed something: "Love at first site" [sic]
That could actually be a very amusing joke, at least to a networking fellow like me, but somehow I'm thinking that wasn't deliberate. [Razz]

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Dude. She won't be interested. Didn't you get the hint?

She was unsuccessfully trying to 'ssh' into her 'other friends box'.

Move on, man. [Wink]

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Icon 1 posted February 04, 2006 14:18      Profile for Maggs     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
Hmm...I suppose that explains away that one time in San Francisco... [Wink] [Razz]

BTW, I just noticed something: "Love at first site" [sic]
That could actually be a very amusing joke, at least to a networking fellow like me, but somehow I'm thinking that wasn't deliberate. [Razz]

Yes it was [Wink] . She just asked me about dual booting Mac OS 9 with OS X last night, and I Googled the fucking hell out of it.

Got some good articles too :0)

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Icon 1 posted February 04, 2006 14:20      Profile for Maggs     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
Dude. She won't be interested. Didn't you get the hint?

She was unsuccessfully trying to 'ssh' into her 'other friends box'.

Move on, man. [Wink]

The other 'friend' was on the same ISP as me [Wink] . You never know ;o)
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quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
Dude. She won't be interested. Didn't you get the hint?

She was unsuccessfully trying to 'ssh' into her 'other friends box'.

Move on, man. [Wink]

Initially I thought this joke encountered a penis 404 error, but now I am thinking that this was a really bizarre reference to female homosexual activity. It amused me. Thrice.

P.S: i'm loving the awesome thread title.

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quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
Dude. She won't be interested. Didn't you get the hint?

She was unsuccessfully trying to 'ssh' into her 'other friends box'.

Move on, man. [Wink]

Someone's been spending too much time on bash.org [Smile]
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Buy her a gordita, and next time when you're in class, ask her if she'd like one.

Chicks love gorditas. [crazy]

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hey.

she *likes* you. that's clear. you might not catch her staring at you across class - but she does, us girls are just more sly. don't deny it "she's too good to be true" because wishes do come true.

stop fretting but act. she's wishing that you do. see you on the other side!

let her catch you staring (though she probably has already), and try to be sweet and thoughtful - remember something she told you she likes just once, really obscurely, and surprise her with that. engineer a special moment alone and HAVE CONFIDENCE!!

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Icon 1 posted February 27, 2006 13:30      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hmm...well, Smokeblue reminded this post of mine from last year.
http://www.geekculture.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=20;t=000212;p=1#000008

So, I finally broke down and tried to follow my own advice, and sort of lost. *sigh* Well, it was kind of open-ended, so maybe there's still a chance.

Back to fighting Windows with a vengeance!

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Icon 1 posted February 27, 2006 19:39      Profile for Maggs     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by gordita crunch:
Buy her a gordita, and next time when you're in class, ask her if she'd like one.

Chicks love gorditas. [crazy]

She used to work at Taco Bell... bad idea.
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quote:
Originally posted by Maggs:
quote:
Originally posted by gordita crunch:
Buy her a gordita, and next time when you're in class, ask her if she'd like one.

Chicks love gorditas. [crazy]

She used to work at Taco Bell... bad idea.
We talked on GMail with a 500 line chat. She's an IT Manager for a school, and she works 12 hr days. So she has very little free time.
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quote:
Originally posted by Maggs:
quote:
Originally posted by Maggs:
quote:
Originally posted by gordita crunch:
Buy her a gordita, and next time when you're in class, ask her if she'd like one.

Chicks love gorditas. [crazy]

She used to work at Taco Bell... bad idea.
We talked on GMail with a 500 line chat. She's an IT Manager for a school, and she works 12 hr days. So she has very little free time.
Today we had a test, and me and her were the only 2 people left in the class at the end of the test, we were sitting next to each other. She's a Libra, and so is the teacher.

She came up to me before the test, and we chatted about the Java class we have together she brought up the topic about the professor not posting the grades on Blackboard.

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Icon 1 posted February 28, 2006 06:35      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Dude...maybe I'm just being overly cynical, but e-mail/Internet culture frowns on replying to yourself. [Smile]

(Just do it in separate posts, mmkay?)

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Reminds me of South Park [Wink]

Well I asked that girl if she would want to work with me on the Java group project we have to do together, she said yeah sure, so that's a good sign.

We have to code a project due on Match 28th. This will be fun.

I am just taking things in stride, at this point she seems to have a full plate at the moemnt.

Working 12 hr shifts can do that to you.

I just have to play it cool.

[hyperventilate]
Brings out the paper bag
[/hyperventilate]

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Make sure you actually say something, dude. [Smile] Something /not/ related to class. Go out for dinner or coffee afterwards.

Otherwise, been there, done that, been snubbed...and having gotten to know her better...actually glad.

Seeing someone around and an exchange of pleasantries does not a proper friendship/relationship make. Signs can be seen where none exist. I think I recently made such a mistake, and have pretty much given up any hope for it. Oh well.

But let me not be too cynical - have fun studying... far better to do so with good company at any rate. [Smile] Just take a break every now and again... for all sorts of good. [Big Grin]

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Dman, I reckon you are spot on.

Pick a Friday night and ask her if she wants to come over for a meal.

Some people respond better to a relaxed atmosphere rather than trying to find time to have to go home, dress up, find restaurant, eat etc.

Be a friend first and try and help her with managing her frenzied life. Romance can always come later.

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edit: uhm...

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Icon 1 posted April 08, 2006 16:18      Profile for Maggs     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I think things have cooled down between us. It's kinda weird now. I don't know what to do.
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