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One More Day

Vacation is very soon! I’m feeling very lethargic, wanting to go home asap. Hopefully I’ll be able to get my stuff done soon and head out early.

ForceWare

Just an update to my previous comment about the PivotPro software. Don’t use it if you have an nVidia graphics card. The latest ForceWare drivers from nVidia...

Flatten Your Life

Well, I broke down and picked up an LCD monitor, the Samsung 191t . I had been looking for this monitor for a few weeks (based on this review at AnandTech ),...

Big Bash

I finally got around to importing the party pics from Tiff’s BDay on Tuesday.

Happy Birthday, Tiffany!!!

Today is Tiff’s b-day … woohoo! She doesn’t want to be reminded of her age, so let’s say she’s at least 21. I hope she likes my gifts.

Getting Hot In Here

It’s easily 90 degrees outside; probably close to that inside too (no A/C). I can’t sleep in this heat; damn.

Feeling yucky

I’ve been trying to work from home today because I’m not feeling very good. Mostly just tired. I think I didn’t get enough sleep last night, and I’ve been up...

Fixit Man

I live with two girls, which means if I don’t fix it, then it doesn’t get fixed. This weekend I spent some time and fixed a few things.

Pretty Simple

Ran across an article in Sound & Vision (Nov/2003) which reviewed the Omnifi DMS1 Digital Media Streamer . Yes, this is the next-gen of the SimpleFi, whi...

Me So Sleepy

The past week has been Hell. We’re trying to wrap up our latest-and-greatest product, which means I get to work 24×7. I was at work ’til 1am this morning rew...

Daddy G

Martin G (buddy from Visto days) is going to be Daddy G pretty soon. His wife (Paige) is expecting their first child (it’s going to be a boy); due date is Ma...

Site down!

My site was offline from 9:32Am to 9:49AM (PDT) because my hosting provider (cihost.com ) hadn’t been paid. They had some really outdated contact, and since ...

Tape Be Gone!

I’ve recently been thinking about buying a DVD Recorder (the VCR-like thing, not a DVD-R drive for my PC). My main motivation is getting stuff off my Tivo fo...

Long Lost Friends

Yesterday I got an instant message from Joan Linskey! We were classmates at U.Mass/Boston back in 1994-95, then friends and later dated for a while. She intr...

Can You Find Me?

I recently received an email from my domain registrar (register.com) telling me I must “keep [my] WHOIS contact information up-to-date” and that “provision o...

Amazing!

First the Cubs win against the Braves, now the Red Sox win over the A’s!? Now I have to worry about the possibility of a Cubs v Sox World Series … would I ma...

Peachy

My sore throat is gone, but I still seem to have some nasal drip. I think the cold I’ve been battling for a week is finally going away. Thanks go out to Tiff...

Back to Games

Spent some time today installing Neverwinter Nights and the expansion Hordes of The Underdark on my Windows box. I had played NWN a while back (I think it wa...

Bad Timing

I’m feeling pretty aweful.. again. It looks like just after I had strep I picked up some type of cold/flu thing. My throat isn’t happy, my sinus is leaking, ...

Don’t Call Me!

Baby Bush has just signed a law giving the FTC full authority to implement a national Do Not Call registry. This was in response to a Federal judge ruling fr...

Eudora Hits 6.0

Just noticed Eudora 6.0 was released a couple weeks back. Looks like the major new feature is SpamWatch , an integrated spam filter. Based on what the online...

You Have Been Scanned

The report from the CT scan came yesterday. In addition to the four or five page written report was two CD-ROMS; one for the body scan and one for the head. ...

Abercrombie & Dumber

I was at Abercrombie & Fitch at the Stanford Shopping Center earlier today with Tiff. We had seen a few nice outfits for her on display. Turns out the ou...

Anybody for The Lion King?

Jeannie has been talking about going to The Lion King in SF for about a week now. Apparently Whitney has some special code which was going to let her get tic...

Feeling Crudly

I’m not feeling all that great, but I need to get some stuff done for work. I considered working from home until I say the weather — it looks like it may cra...

Yahoo for Yahoo!

Yahoo! stock has been going nuts lately; today it’s up another 5% to $37.60. Not sure why, which is scary — another bust coming soon??

Visto Keeps Going

Well, it appears the demise of Visto was greatly exaggerated. According to this press release , Visto has managed to purchase the IP of some other failed ‘Mo...

Work It

Well, I guess I’m going back to work today. The doctor (as well as most material I’ve read) said I’ll be contagious until 1-3 days after I begin the penicill...

Fly By

Myself, Tiffany, Czrena, Jeannie, and Whitney went to the Moffett Air Show this past Sunday. I had been to a couple of the Miramar shows in San Diego some ye...

More Scanning?

The doctor just called with the results from my ‘Full Body Scan.’ Basically everything is fine and normal. No arterial calcification, no bone density loss, e...

Are You Dedicated?

This site has been hosted by CIHost for a few years now. They’ve had their screwups (erasing all their DNS just before Christmas and taking 8 days to recover...

nature calls

Okay, so I’ve been trying to figure this one out. Where is it acceptable to fart? With all my recent stomach issues, I’ve had alot of gas buildup and have ru...

chaos theory

Today proved things are chaotic by nature. Jeannie was wearing jeans (not sure this has ever happened before); Tiffany was walking around with ‘computer glas...

Strep This!

So, my sore throat didn’t get better and I went to see my doctor (Eva E Weinlander, MD); she first took a load of wax out of my ears, then a swap from the ba...

Scan Me

Just got back from Santana Row (Left Bank). On the way out we stopped at Border’s and I picked up some magazines. I’ve always been torn between subscribing t...

Two Years Later

So, today is the two-year anniversary of the New York and Washington terrorist attacks. We’ve spent two years being scared (but we have duct tape!) and I’m n...

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Man, do I feel like crap. Just had a few bouts of diarrhea, and I’m feeling pretty weak. Not as bad as usual. I took a single pepto tablet, which usually cor...

Californator

Regardless of your politcal views, you have to admit having The Terminator as governor will at least be entertaining. http://www.joinarnold.com/

Just Deal With It

So, I’ve been seeing Dr.Teraoka over the past six months regarding my back pain. After an MRI, a few prescriptions, and six weeks of physical therapy, the en...

Grads in San Diego

I’ve finally added the photos from Czrena’s graduation. These were all taken with my Canon 10D.

Just Lounging

Picked up a couch (sleeper) today from Levitz; the new house I’m renting has more space, and I think my back will be happier with someplace to lay down. The ...

The Rock

Yesterday I spent the morning hiking around Castle Rock Park in the Santa Cruz mountains. Went with Tiff, Jeannie, Minh, Lin, Minh, and Liz. Check out the ph...

The Digital Era Is Here!

Well, I’ve been holding out on getting a digital camera for a couple years. I was never really impressed by the quality of the pics, so I held on to my film ...

Dad’s Online!

After years of “you’ll have it soon” double-talk from AT&T re my Dad’s ability to get digital cable and thus highspeed Internet access, he broke down and...

Veg Out

Spent the afternoon at The Veg Fair , a convention for vegetarians and vegans. No, I’m neither, but Tiff is currently following the Chinese tradition of eati...

Designing

I’ve been getting the drafting/design bug again lately. Initially I was looking for a woodworking/drafting CAD program, but never found anything which was th...

All Bucs

Tampa Bay defeated Oakland in Superbowl XXXVII, 48-21. Damn, I should have put some cash on The Bucs.

Not Looking Good

Its the middle of the third quarter of SuperBowl 37 and Tampa Bay just put the game away with an their 3rd interseption and return, pushing their lead to 34-...

Splinter This

Picked up Splinter Cell for my XBOX about a week ago. It’s basically one of those stealth games, where being quiet and not seen is better then shooting every...

TiVo Rocks

TiVo has just announced their new Home Media Option . Scheduled to be released this Spring, new features include broadband connectivity via USB, photo/music ...

Inspiration

The Transistor Pack E is fully charged and ready to go. I hooked everything up and the setup works pretty well with my Canon A2E . In a dimmly lit room I’m a...

Simply Amazing

Turns out the company I spent six months at during 2001, SimpleDevices , has been busy lately (after nearly two years of silence). According to today’s joint...

Site cleanup and other stuff

Converted all my old content/link/photos to the new site. The front page and my sub-page look pretty good, with most content organized well. Eventually I’d l...

NFL Playoffs!

Watched the NFL wildcard games this weekend; Both games on Sat were yawners, while Sunday’s games went down to the wire.

Adorama

My order from Adorama Camera shipped today, or so they say. Yesterday I ordered the Canon Transistor Pack E (NiCad set), which goes with the Speedlight 480EG...

Sad News

Tiffany’s grandmother passed away yesterday. Tiff has always been very fond of her grandmother and had just spent some time with her during Christmas. Needle...

blogging Begins

Well, I’m not sure, but I think this is my first blog entry! Woohoo! One New Year’s resolution out of the way.