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Category: politics

10/31/07 04:34 - 64ºF - ID#41908

Summary of Presidential Candidates

Mitt Romney - Skeevy say anything salesman. No principles.
John McCain - Past expiration date. Compromised.
Rudy Guiliani - One trick pony. 911. 911. 911. Loony.
Mike Huckabee - God fearin' corporate hatin' no chance in heck.
Fred Thompson - Talks about the Soviet Union. Tired.

Hillary Clinton - Quintessential politician. Blah. Untrustworthy.
Barack Obama - All hat no cattle? Doesn't have enough experience.
John Edwards - Perpetual also-ran. Sad little boy aura.

I'd take any of the Democrats over any of the Republicans though.
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10/31/07 04:07 - 64ºF - ID#41905

On My Way Tomorrow

Heading out for my programming conference. I'll post some photos but will try to restrain my geekish enthusiasm.

I also finished up the WNY Ruby web site and posted it last night. So yay! One thing off my plate.


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Category: 10 things

10/29/07 10:41 - 53ºF - ID#41874

10 Things I Like About Leopard

Mac OS X Leopard

10. Better Ruby on Rails support.

9. Finally compiled FreeImage just now.

8. Feels smoother / starts up faster.

7. Spotlight works now. (Too slow/wonky before)

6. Got to geek out with Paul installing it.

5. Multi account iChat.

4. New 3rd party apps coming out soon (Delicious Monster, TextMate 2)

3. Spaces.

2. New Terminal with tabs and more.

1. Consistent Polished UI (once dock is moved to the side).

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Category: programming

10/29/07 09:51 - 53ºF - ID#41868


3 More days!!! I know I've posted about going before but I'm just really excited and am posting again.

I leave Thursday afternoon to go to RubyConf, and I think it's going to be a lot of fun. (e:James) is coming to lounge pool side while I soak in the knowledge.

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Category: work

10/29/07 02:09 - 50ºF - ID#41861

New Plan

So, this is what I'm discovering I should do: if my clients don't buy a support contract, then they don't get support.

Right now I get called all the time and people expect me to drop everything for them, but I can't handle half a dozen clients needing fixes every week and still get my new projects done which pay my bills. Plus there's 3 or 4 days a week that I can't do anything at all for them during the day (on-site work somewhere else), so I have to sacrifice my evenings for free.

I should have got an MBA instead of learning how to program, because all the business stuff is hard to manage then the coding. Or maybe I just need a secretary, an accountant, a sales team, and a designer. And as I was telling Paul, a Xanax prescription.
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Category: estrip

10/28/07 07:49 - 46ºF - ID#41850


So, I really am craving pumpkin seeds after last night. I need to find more pumpkins to carve gut out. I had a great time otherwise too! It was good to see all of you :) I forgot to bring my camera though, so I have nothing much to post.

I'll be setting up a November (e:strip) dinner or some such thing in a couple weeks, trying to get it earlier in the month so as not to be too close to Thanksgiving. How would you all feel about a pot-luck at 24 Linwood? If the boys there would be willing, that is. Not such a drunken all night affair as last night, but dinner and conversation and slightly less scandal.
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10/27/07 06:02 - 54ºF - ID#41841


This is the graph of the traffic for my Ruby blog. It's headed in a gratifying direction :) It makes writing for it a lot of fun knowing that I'm helping other people.


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10/26/07 11:49 - 56ºF - ID#41826

E:Strip Chat Client

Only in Mac OS X Leopard.


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Category: ruby

10/25/07 04:57 - 60ºF - ID#41800

WNY Ruby User Group

So, I've agreed to help plan the WNY Ruby meet-ups. This will be in addition to the monthly estrip night outs that I've been setting up, and the monthly photo meet-ups that I run.

I just need to find a way to either: combine them all into one event, or start a social event planning business :)

Anyone out there who's interested in Ruby let me know if you want to join up with the user group.

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10/25/07 03:11 - 58ºF - ID#41798


Hey, if you're coming at 8pm (instead of being fashionably late) to the (e:strip) party and want to carve pumpkins with Matthew and I, bring one if you can, but if not let me know and I'll snag a few extra that night otherwise.

I'll pick up some lights to use in them, so don't worry about candles or the like.
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New Site Wide Comments

joe said to flyingdinosaur
Welcome to (e:strip)!...

paul said to joe
oh Jan Magnussen ;)...

paul said to tinypliny
I miss you too!...

tinypliny said to paul
Oh I see the sheep are there too. Is this the entirety of your flock? :D...