Archive for January, 2006

Get (too) Drunk

A sad side note, amid unofficial reports that Germain Vigeant had been drinking the night before her death: at 20 years old, she was a few months shy of the legal drinking age in Minnesota, which is 21.

I suspect that whomever provided alcohol to her that night is going to find his or her self in deep cacky shortly. Not the first time a Minnesota college student has met with “death by misadventure” after drinking recently, and probably won’t be the last.

Drinking and abandoned buildings don’t mix. It’s really that simple…

Published in: General | on January 31st, 2006 | 2 Comments »

The More We Get Together, The Happier We’ll Be

The late Germain Vigeant had a profile on MySpace, linked above. Seems to have been a “live fast, die young, and leave a good-looking corpse” kind of person. Well, I guess she achieved two out of three.

Pretty much I like to kick it with my pally wals, get way too drunk, and fuck shit up.

Hope you’re in a happier place now, Germain.

Published in: 'D' for 'Dumb', General | on January 30th, 2006 | 1 Comment »

Germain Vigeant, 1985-2006

It’s not the fall that kills, it’s the sudden stop at the bottom, as Germain Juliette Vigeant may have discovered. While there’s a pretty nice view to be had from atop the Bunge elevators, it’s not a view worth dieing for.

Happily, there’s no indication that she or her friend were involved in any sort of organized Urban Exploration activity. That won’t stop some people from trying to connect the two, sadly…

Published in: 'D' for 'Dumb', General, Urban Exploration | on January 30th, 2006 | 1 Comment »

Death in Minneapolis

An unidentified 20-year-old woman is reported to have died in Minneapolis this morning after falling from the top of the abandoned Bunge grain elevator shortly before 4am. No word on who or why, but her death occurring on the last morning of Mouser Week VI is certainly ominous for the area’s urban exploration community.

Gravity is a harsh mistress.

Published in: General, Urban Exploration | on January 29th, 2006 | No Comments »

Proxy Servers

Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a lightweight (rules out Squid, alas) proxy server that supported more than just HTTP requests (rules out CGIproxy and several others), supported user authentication (rules out Tinyproxy), worked reliably (rules out Antinat), and had some semblance of usable documentation (rules out Socks Server 5)?

Ah, what a beautiful dream. Alas, that’s all it is, a dream…

Published in: Geekiness, General | on January 21st, 2006 | No Comments »