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Category: life

08/28/07 05:29 - 84ºF - ID#40787

Decisions, Decisions

Oh Estrip, give me your advice:

Should I give up my business which is finally starting to come together after 2 long years of struggle, and go back to school and try to get a nice permanent job sometime next year at Roswell with (e:Enknot) and (e:Paul)?

Or screw security and keep working at Roswell a couple days a week for the next year or two and try to be awesome the rest of the time / the rest of my life as my own man? After all, big things could be in store!

Lifetime security versus trying for the stars? I have to choose what to do in the next month.

Edited to add: Well thank you everyone! There's really no need to make a decision this month, now that I think about it, I'll just keep trying to do it all :)
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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: estrip

08/27/07 05:02 - 81ºF - ID#40759

Self Portrait


Edited to add: for new people, if you start a journal and click on the 'draw' button in the edit controls above the title/tag/body entry panel, you can draw pictures too.
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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: buffalo

08/27/07 11:26 - 66ºF - ID#40753

Surplus Property Auction

Auction on 2007-09-22
Check out the catalog here:

Includes this building across the street from Roswell Park:


204 High Street: Easy commute slash dream home, or rickety death trap?
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Category: computers

08/25/07 04:01 - 78ºF - ID#40730

And Another Thing

I really dislike using Windows. Every little bit of it rubs me the wrong way. It was all I used for 6 or 7 years, and then after about a week with my Mac a few years back, I've never looked back.

This is one of the ideological reasons why I hate Windows: if you run Windows update to get security fixes, it makes you revalidate your Windows installation (it checks your serial number to see how many times it's been used, if it's pirated, etc), and it can lock your computer down to reduced functionality if it thinks there is a problem.

Once you initially purchase software, you should never ever need to go back and verify that you are legit. It's like all those lame warnings on DVD's or before movies telling you not to pirate, when you've clearly just paid for the DVD or movie.

So - the problem: the Windows validation servers are down right now, and may be down until Monday:

Nice. Innocently run software update, and bam! there it goes. Way to treat your paying customers.
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Location: Buffalo, NY

08/24/07 11:00 - 81ºF - ID#40718 pmobl



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Location: Buffalo, NY

08/24/07 11:00 - 81ºF - ID#40717 pmobl

Visiting some old friends...


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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: music

08/22/07 11:47 - 72ºF - ID#40689


I used to have 30 or 40 really great tapes from DJ sets. 1995-2000-ish.

I can't even remember the names of most of them, where I got them, or what was on the tapes, but I miss them so much. It's hard to mentally reconstruct the day to day and soundtrack of my life back then, it's so far out of reach and far from the ken of my current life. If I actually ever heard certain tracks again I think my head would explode from nostalgia.

And then I see this:

WTF sea of white baseball caps??! Drinking beer and bobbing your head? Weak. Don't kids dance anymore?
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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: photo

08/21/07 09:05 - 66ºF - ID#40666

Visited some old friends...


10 terabytes of storage... 12 processors...

Now I have a sad 533mhz Mac :(


My iPhone has a faster processor then my Mac!

But actually I mostly don't notice how slow it is, except when I run unit tests, those take about 15 seconds to start up versus about 2 or 3 on my laptop.
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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: work

08/21/07 12:15 - 60ºF - ID#40648

My Project

So, the project that I've been working on the past couple weeks is up.


It's a site that sells one camping or climbing item per day at a really good price. Sort of like [link=""][/link] (woot is not my site)

Let me know if you check it out and it looks broken (an all too likely possibility)?

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Category: photo

08/20/07 07:54 - 60ºF - ID#40642

Maybe a Repeat

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