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Category: computers

09/14/07 11:09 - 55ºF - ID#41109

It took me six years

...but I finally used the Windows XP System Restore to save my machine. My internets have been acting all goofy so I called Verizon Tech Support and this incredibly courteous gentleman assisted me in corrupting my computer's TCP/IP stack. Or at least I think that's what's been causing it to reboot every time I go online.

So yeah, thanks India. Thanks, NetShell. Thanks, Verizon.

Anyway, after struggling the past few days with constant unannounced reboots, it occurred to me that trying the System Restore feature might work. I've been browsing for about 25-30 minutes with no ill effects.

So far, so good. Thanks, Micro$oft!

There was a day when I used to thrive on this kind of stuff. Tinkering around with my computer(s)... Tweaking this, modding that. Not anymore; life is too busy. I just need this thing to browse the web, build a website here and there (even then, I pretty much use my work laptop for that anyway), and play the occasional Madden.
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Category: music

09/14/07 04:28 - 80ºF - ID#41096 pmobl

Unashamed

I'm driving home from work and blasting Stevie Wonder, a first for me (meaning not hiding it in the headphones). And it feels goooood. How can anyone listen to this and not feel happy?

Before you ask, I'm composing at red lights, so spare me. ;)
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Category: music

09/04/07 09:33 - 57ºF - ID#40923

So long, sweet Summer

Sing along if you know the words.

So long, sweet Summer,
I stumbled upon you and gratefully basked in your rays.
So long, sweet slumber.
I fell into you; now you're gracefully falling away.

Hey, thanks. Thanks for that, Summer.
It's cold where you're going
I hope that your heart's always warm.
I gave you the best, I gave you the best that I had.
You passed on the letters
and passed on the best that I had.

So long, sweet Summer,
I stumbled upon you and gratefully basked in your rays.
So long, sweet slumber.
I fell into you; now you're gracefully falling away.

I hate the winter in [Buffalo]
I hate the winter in [Buffalo]
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Location: Buffalo, NY


Category: life

09/01/07 11:07 - 65ºF - ID#40875 pmobl

Don't want towels, want sleepy

Chrissy and I offered to watch our friends' kids while they participate in our church's youth group retreat (they're youth leaders, as were we in the past).

So this means at the moment I am housing 5 girls (2 of which are mine), the oldest being 7 and the youngest 18 mos. They're all well-behaved (at least as much as kids their repective ages can be) but let me tell you: it's 11am and I'm ready for bed. :)

I'm not complaining and I'm glad to help and we're all having a blast but yeah...
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Location: Buffalo, NY


Category: movies

08/31/07 09:48 - 68ºF - ID#40868 pmobl

Climb Every Mountain...

...Is by FAR the worst song in The Sound of Music. I'm thinking Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote that one last and just "mailed it in."

I'm just saying.
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Category: family

08/31/07 09:31 - 59ºF - ID#40852

Brave new world

Yesterday we took Delaney to what will be her Pre-K class starting Wednesday. It was a 30 minute or so session where all the parents got to bring their kids in and meet the teacher and school staff. The kids got to explore their new room, check out their cubby holes, etc.

I was so proud of her. She wasn't one of the kids burying their face into Mommy's leg (not that that's a bad thing necessarily, as I wouldn't be surprised if that's what her little sister does in a few years) but instead was walking around holding other kids hands getting them acclimated to the change. It's nice to see that she seems to be the friendly leader type and not the shy not-so-confident follower that her dad was. :)

But as I was telling the guys at work yesterday, I really feel like I'm "officially" a parent now -- not that her birth 4 years ago wasn't enough, but now I'm dropping my kid off and trusting her to behave and not ruin the family name. :)

I'm predicting she's going to be the first kid who gets in trouble for making burp and fart jokes in the middle of class. Yeah... that'll be my fault. A father's got to have his legacy though, I guess.
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Category: tv

08/22/07 11:49 - 71ºF - ID#40690 pmobl

Woops

So this week we finally upgraded from the $8 "basic" cable we've had for over 4 years now to the $30 or so "standard" package which means the kids can now take in "Playhouse Disney" and Nick Jr. But more importantly ESPN. :)

So what do I mean by "woops"? Well I've discovered this great show called "Hogan Knows Best" -- it's like the Osbournes but you like the people. Apparently I'm in the middle of a marathon and it's fantastic.

Yeah I know you are all probably aware of this show, but like I said... It was like a 4 plus year drought. :)
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Location: Buffalo, NY


Category: capitalism

08/18/07 08:44 - 66ºF - ID#40611 pmobl

Today's Whisky Tango

As I was walking out of Rite-Aid just now after picking up my prescription, what did I see on display? Halloween candy. Halloween candy on sale in what is arguably still mid-August.

Again, for emphasis: Halloween candy on sale in what is arguably still mid-August.

Next week I'm thinking Anderson's on Sheridan Drive will have its first batch of Christmas trees filling up the parking lot.
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Category: life

08/17/07 09:07 - 62ºF - ID#40591 pmobl

We fixed the glitch

So here I am watching the required video they make everyone watch during a vasectomy consult... And Shania Twain's "Man I Feel Like A Woman" starts playing over the muzak. :/
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Category: politics

08/15/07 09:37 - 74ºF - ID#40569

They hate us because of our freedom

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