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Not Sleeping

I’m awake (4:45am) and I don’t want to be. Too much to do and too little time.

Hyperalgesia

This is interesting; looks like I may have hyperalgesia in my right foot. The doc says no immediate problem, and I could wait a week to see if it goes away. ...

Rain, Rain, Go Away

The rain has begun. It hasn’t rained in eight months, but starting yesterday with some light, daytime drizzle, and continuing this morning with dark, cold, g...

Get A Room, Already!

Microsoft and Yahoo! have been courting each other for months now. Microsoft made the first move, then Yahoo! played innocent and said, ‘prove you love me!’....

Sarah Palin Quote

This morning Sarah Palin (VP nominee for Red Team) was speaking in Jacksonville, Florida and as I was surfing the news, I caught her saying this:

Mac OS X 10.5.5 Update

MacOSX 10.5.5 was released earlier this week. Mostly a long list of bug fixes , they did add the ability for Time Machine to backup your iPhone backups.

Be Safe Out There

I’m paranoid. Recently I’ve setup an easy, straight-forward system to secure my MacBook Pro wifi usage when not at home.

Do you care?

I assume you don’t. Most people don’t care. This is probably a good thing overall .. survival of the species and all.

Rosetta Stone Cantonese?

Nope. Rosetta Stone , the super-hyped, available-everywhere language teaching software seems to think all Chinese people speak Mandarin . While most peopl...

UbuntuMini

I just finished installing Ubuntu 8.04.1 Linux on my two-year old MacMini. The installation was easysauce, taking all of about 15 mins. Only trick is getting...

How Sanatized is Your Life?

I’ve never understood why people are so afraid of words. I remember my first exposure to George Carlin’s Seven Dirty Words routine and feeling how ridiculous...

WordPress 2.6

I upgraded WordPress to 2.6 (from 2.5.1) earlier today. Some very cool features have been added, like post revision tacking. Check the official blog post for...

Lakers Lose!

..oh, and the Celtics won. I’m not sure if I’m happier that Kobe Bryant was horrible or that Phil Jackson made coaching mistake after mistake, but I’m happy!...

Celtics vs Lakers

For the first time in 21 years, the Celtics and Lakers will match up in the NBA finals (1987 Finals: Lakers 4, Celtics 2 ). This time around there will be no...

Delicious!

A few years ago at a MacWorld expo, I stopped and watched a demo of Delicious Library . I was impressed with the simple, beautiful interface, but the wow-tha...

iPhone Sync Issues

I’ve had my iPhone for a few months now, and it’s worked nearly flawlessly. Sure, it has a few bugs, but they are mostly minor UI/usability issues.

No More CP3

The Spurs just floped, kicked, scratched, and complained their way past the Hornets and CP3 .

The New Place

I’ve been at my new place for about a month. Overall I’m happy with my choice, but there are some things that are not so good.

Up, up, and away

New record for filling up my X3: $70.87! Prices have been climbing all month, and at this station was at $4.24/gallon (for 91 octane) on this night. Economi...

Are You The Mole?!

The Mole is coming back on June 2! Check out the previews and their casting call info . If you don’t know what The Mole is, well, you missed out. The Mole wa...

Welcome, Paul!

This past week I setup my cousin Paul with both a blog and email on manjourides.com. When I first picked up this domain, I wanted it to be used by my whole f...

Are You Listening?

Nobody listens to me. This is not a complaint, nor a ‘poor me’ diatribe, but simply the realization of fact. That is all for now, since you’re not listening ...

Sharing The Music

Music has historically been a shared experience, going back thousands of years. Only recently has society began to place legal walls around music and how it ...

Good time to get Sirius

Woo! I just bought a bunch of SIRI shares, as the price dipped below $2.60. While I don’t expect an immediate bump, I do think SIRI is a good mid-to-long p...

Fully Oriented

Spent today going through the first day of orientation at VMware. The orientation lasted from about 8:30am to 3:30pm, after which I headed to my cube and beg...

street bball

For the first time in a couple years I spent about 90 mins yesterday playing some pickup basketball down at the local city park. Thankfully we had just enoug...

manjourides.com front page … finally!

After going way too long with a ‘coming soon’ page, I’ve updated the front page of this site (manjourides.com ) with appropriate links to my email/blog (even...

Thriller Water

Back in February when I watched the Patriots get eaten up by the Giants in Superbowl 42, one of the commercials that made me think “that was dumb!” was this ...

Freedom No More

After a full week of freedom, my teeth are back to being strapped down. I just returned from the orthodontist with my retainers. These are clear-ish plastic ...

Braces Be Gone

After 26 months of aches, pains, headaches, and crazy eating restrictions, I just returned from the Orthodontist without my braces! While I’m glad to have th...

Time Machine Error

Setting up Time Capsule was as painless and quick as the AirPort Extreme. In about ten minutes I was able to switch my MacBook Pro over to using the Time C...

Got A Capsule

My local Apple store finally had a Time Capsule in stock, so I picked up a 1TB version today. More info after I get it setup.

New-ish MacBook Pro

I received this email ad from Apple this morning, which touts a “new, more powerful MacBook Pro .” The ad goes on:

Buh Bye Netgear, Hello Linksys

I’ve been a Netgear fan for many years, mainly for their high hardware quality. The small, metal cases with signature LED-lit ports of their business-class P...

The Race Game

The game show The Price is Right has a game called The Race Game . You’re shown four prizes and four prices and you need to match the prices to the correct p...

Next stop: VMware

After nearly ten months of putzing around, I’ve decided to accept a great opportunity and starting later this month will be working at VMware within their La...

Removing Dangling Symlinks?

I spent last night setting up embedded DiVX movies on my guild’s website. To separate the upload dir from the viewing dir, I decided to symlink all the appro...

CC Complexity

I wanted to drop a simple link on my blog to show a Creative Commons license. Not so simple, as it turns out. My expectation was a parameter-based URL to des...

Gravatars Added

I’ve integrated gravatar support for comments using ZenPax’s Gravatars2 Plugin . Gravatars allow you to have a single avatar which automagically displays on ...

Transformation Complete

That was easy! I was able to install, setup, get base plugins, grab a theme, and import all my entries into WordPress in under an hour. Hopefully this will b...

WordPress is full of WIN

I’ve been blogging with MovableType since early 2003, but each release over the years has been more and more frustrating to use. The underlying design choice...

Joomla moves to phpBB3

Joomla! finally moved their site’s forum over to phpBB3 this past week. This has been a long-time coming, and was promised way back when Joomla 1.5 was first...

MailCo no more

Mozilla Messaging (formally MailCo) officially launched yesterday with little more than a website. The site is full of big-picture hand wavery, like “improve...

Blu-ray Wins

As I predicted well over a year ago, Blu-ray has emerged as the one-and-only HD successor to DVDs. Toshba, one of the original founders of the competitor HD-...

Pats Blew It, 18-1

After three hours of put-me-to-sleep gameplay, the final quarter of the Superbowl XLII gave The Giants the win over The Pats . Already being billed “the grea...

Microhoo

Microsoft has made another attempt to buy Yahoo!. This is not the first time, but it is the most public. The timing is not surprising, coming just hours afte...

The Bumper Tease

Rather than teasing me about some news you’re going to tell me later, just tell me now. Please. Even on CNN, they tease you with partial news before a break,...