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Category: food

02/14/08 10:30 - 32ºF - ID#43334

Dinner at sahara grill

We went to sahara grill for valentines dinner. The waitress rfushed us at 9PM although they closed at 10PM and were still seating people. It was freezing, like I never took my scarf off. The menu was exactly the same as before they closed. The chicken lavash (that I got because I felt too rushed to get dinner) was really tasty. My verdict is that I would go there again, but for lunch.

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(e:terry) really seems to hate valentines day which always makes it so pleasant. I guess I can't complain too much as we have plenty of romantic days not on valentine's day.

So I was thinking that I probably have had 24/7 internet access wherever I go since about 2003, except for maybe a week of remote camping. I wonder what would happen to me if it went away?

I want to shout out to my nokia n810 not phone for having an innovative keyboard that requires no shift press to type a apostrophe.
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Category: work

02/14/08 08:48 - 31ºF - ID#43332

A Busy Day

My neck is stuck again so I can't look to one side. On another note, I cleaned my desk and refactored/programmed a huge amount of stuff today. I also exported all the online signatures from my application and they look pretty good. It is amazing how well people can sign with a mouse.

(e:matthew) and I started talking about our new architectural website we are working on, more details to come....

Walgreens had valentines pigs dressed in leather chaps. What is that about? Now to decide on a place to eat?

We want to go out for dinner but no one can decide where to go?
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Category: friendship

02/13/08 10:04 - 24ºF - ID#43310

Today I got this letter

That meant so much to me. Today my friend Jesse, who got me into web programming and mobile devices (look where that went) and inspires me, wrote me this:

... im writing because i want to say that you have been a big
influence on my life, and that you are a really important part of my
thinking. so thats it.
later.



I only wish that person didn't live so far away in China ;(
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Category: life

02/12/08 12:44 - 10ºF - ID#43286

Estrip vacation

I took today off in order to rest but I couldn't just rest, I had to work on the new estrip a bit, which involved moving and sorting 28,000 media files.

Then I had to write some rules so that when people requested the old files in links and stuff, that they would be redirected to the new ones. I also read all the news form the mobile phone convention which was exciting but not like buy it now exciting. Everything, was about some distant other phone in the semi distant future ;( That is not why I saved up for this!!

When is the first android phone coming out after all. And when is the freakin' iphone SDK coming out - and flash for the iphone. I am ready now.

I am so ready for something exciting and new in the mobile world. What I really want is the not phone to have its own 3G. Ok maybe to get my sms accepting me into the skyfire beta program.I have been waiting two weeks!!


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Category: holidays

02/11/08 12:43 - 17ºF - ID#43272

My Mother's Birthday

We went to Black And Blue Seafood 5493 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (839-2525)
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It was one of the most amazing meals I ever ate. The service and food was unbelievable. We had a server and two server helpers that attended to everything. I had never had that level of service anywhere.

I had Jonah crab, my mother had a 2 1/4 lb lobster. (e:mike) had scallops, my father had lamb chops and (e:terry) had ny strip steak with blue crab meat. Poor (e:matthew) was sick ;( The lobster was the biggest lobster I ever saw. It doesn't look as big in the pic as it did in real life.

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The interior was really nice. I especially liked the suede high back booth we were in.

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Here you can see part of the menu. You can see the full menu on their website
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Their fireplace was awesome. I kind of want one like this.



Afterwards we went home for cake and gift opening.
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(e:miek) trying to listen to something
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Mom and me at the table
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WE tried to take a family photo but for some reason, my brother (e:mike) cannot smile in a picture. My mom has trouble too. WE all had trouble with it basically. Maybe its genetic. We had so many retakes, this is just a small sample.
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By the end I was laughing so hard. poor (e:terry) had to take the pics.
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Category: stuff

02/11/08 12:31 - 17ºF - ID#43271

Random Stuff

I reconfigured my work area. Fianlly, a desk with enough space to actually work.
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What is this car part? I found it in my Grandfather's stuff when I was trying to decide what to keep and what to get rid of. It seems like someone with this car would really want the part but I can't seem to idenitfy it. It is is perfect condition and made out of really heavy solid metal/steal/chrome.

It looks so retro futuristic

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I set up the old server with the graphic card that used to be in it. Before it was the estrip server for two years, it was my 3D rendering station. I remember buying this FireGL X1 256MB graphic card for $1000 with my student loan money. It was so freakin' awesome at the time in 2003. Now laptops have that much graphic memory ;( It's probably worth nothing now. Luckily, it is worth something to (e:terry) who can use it to play warcraft on the machine.

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Category: photos

02/09/08 09:15 - 34ºF - ID#43262

Some pictures - old and new

I am getting ready to go out tonight with estrip gang (e:fellyconnelly,43239). I can't go to the pre-party because of the cats ;( That is my life.

I decided to wear a tie.
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We were cleaning up our den today in order to move a much bigger desk for me into it when someone found this old CD of data from my old blueberry ibook abck in 1999. On it were a lot of pictures I cannot post but these ones, I can post.

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Here is one of (e:terry) from our bedroom in Germany. He looks crazy. The photo was named crazy man, in german.
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Oh, I miss the endless skies and warmth of arizona ;(
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How super apple fanboy gay is this. I am almost embarassed. We took this with our webcam back in 2000.

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One time we needed a place to live because we had just moved to Germany and didn't know anyone, so we put up these signs everywhere with our name/email. Notice the lack of much information. It led to us finding somewhere though.
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Here are some picture of (e:terry) and Ronnie Deleski - she was one of our really good friends from Arizona who then also went to school in Germany and visited us there.

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Okay, this one is insane - I don't really remember the details but I am pretty sure Ronnie and (e:terry) were very drunk and silly youths at the time.

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(e:terry) and I in our room
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(e:terry) looking young and cute back in 1999 when our apartment was 15x9 with three of us living there. We had to roll up our futon bed in order to use the oven. It did have a walk in tiled shower though.
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(e:terry) looking strong
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Category: stuff

02/08/08 10:50 - 31ºF - ID#43253

New TV, old roomate, boston market

So the new HD TV came today. So seeing as we don't have cable, we got one of those HD antennas. Did you know there are three, yes three, PBS stations over the air with HD.

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HD moveis are redic expensive. Like $40 and the BBC Earth movie (e:matthew) wanted was like $100 in HD. Unfortunately/fortunately, we don't have an HD or bluray player because we went with the Xbox instead of the playstation 3. What a stupid mistake that was. Playstation has built in wifi, built in power brick and blueray player. I think we are going to sell the Xbox and get one. A blueray player is $399, a playstation 3 is $399. Who buys just the bluray player? I also hear dthe playstation was silent compared with the really load xbox.

Now the room is covered in visually animated surface areas. This is the view from my computer station.

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So the TV has already caused major drama as (e:matthew) wanted to watch a movie and our roommate was watching the new TV and has a cold in our den - which sent (e:matthew) over the edge because he wantedt o play with his new toy and me over the edge because you know how I am about sick people in my spaces. Well at least some of you do.

Most of all, I hate it when (e:matthew) is angry, it makes me angry. Eventually, the doorbell rang and I didn't want to get it because I thought it was the beginning of a full evening of interpersonal drama that would have made him angrier.

(e:matthew) said don't answer it, roomie answered it. Roommate yells he doesn't want to hear the doorbell ring, I yelled then move out. Then he answers the door, (e:matthew) goes ballistic - roommate gets 30 day notice. At now maybe we can just live in peace. I feel bad in a way because he was not a bad roommate but we just don't want one anymore. I am over the whole feeling guilty with too much space thing and I want to take over that bathroom again. It will be so nice to have two showers again and an extra bathroom for guests. Like this morning (e:matthew) and I had to be at work at the same time.

So I am done teaching the PHP class for the week. I think it went pretty awesome. I hope that the people in the class enjoyed it as well.

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I really wanted a projector more than a TV. I guess TV first projector later. Projectors rocks. Imagine projecting outside for fun. Are their laws against it. You could have guerilla projecting campaigns.

Okay, food - does anyone else like Boston Market. I love it but I really kind of hate all the plastic so we barely ever go there.

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I bought more of those yummy gummi bears (e:paul,43051)

Day Time view
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The way I see it
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Category: web

02/07/08 08:31 - 25ºF - ID#43237

Globat.com is a ripoff - beware

Dear globat.com
You suck. Your hosting company sucks. Stop pretending that people like the woman on the front of your website really work their in your customer service dept when it is really all non-native english speakers.

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You basically have fucked my stuff up so many times. I hope your company goes out of business.

It makes me so angry that you pretended to put me in collections and then offered to get my account out of fake collections with the promise I pay now and get my files. Then you go ahead and delete my files. Th e only reason I was in collections for so much is because you autorenewed me for a service I never even signed up for.

You guys have no idea how much trouble I have had with them (e:paul,32201)

I spent hundred of hours on the phone with what I thought was india but now I am thinking is stupid eskimos when I used to host estrip at globat. I hate you globat, I hope your data center blows up and all your customers sue you.

That is exactly what happend to me

    Don't get Globat just because they offer low price. You will find fees start adding up and ends up costing more than other hosting service. Read the fine line!!!! Don't get screwed by these guys. For example you have to follow their cancellation policy or you end up paying $286.00 panalty and collection fees.http://www.webhostingjury.com/reviews/Globat


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Category: computers

02/06/08 10:51 - 31ºF - ID#43221

New Monitor

I also got my new monitor, not sure if I like it yet. It is really big and lets me see a ton of text but - it is only 60hz refresh while the macbook pros display is 75hz. I think this might make my eyes crazy. I might return it and get a smaller one with a higher refresh rate.

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Secondlife is really quite amazing at 1900 pixels tall

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Same with zend studio
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The more I think about it, the more I think we should have these at work. Even cheap large secondary monitors. Being able to see this much code makes it so much easier to program. Considering, that monitors that big cost < $500 it would take such a small amount of time to make up that cost in saved man hours. I mean they pay me a lo to scroll up and down and flip between tabs all day when you think about it.
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