Category Archives: today’s new thing

happy days

happy days are here again! dell shipped my dell 20″ widescreen LCD EARLY and it arrived today at the office! how exciting! i’m a little disappointed with how short it is, though. i’m not sure what i’m going to do about that. kind of sad because i was hoping all of my monitors would just line up nice and neat next to each other.

i did a quick preliminary check on my LCD and it appears that there are no dead or stuck on pixels! excellent! i was a little concerned about that, but it seems like all is a-ok.

now i just have to find some room at home on my desk and all will be good.


grace park

[url=]she’s the girl who plays boomer[/url] on battlestar galactica. i always thought that she was cute on the show, but i never realized how COMPLETELY HOT she is.


aac+ streams

i have to say that i’m pretty impressed with the quality of the aac+ streams. such little bandwidth, yet such high quality.

[url=][/url] has a list of stations that stream in this format.

is it the mp3-killer?


mac mini?

i am not a fan of apple. it’s true that i do own apple stock, but that was long before my allegiance to the pc world. but i have to admit that apple does come up with great ideas. and today’s announcement of the [url=]mac mini[/url] is actually rather remarkable. so much so that i am actually tempted to get one, just for fun. it’s affordable (cheap in apple standards) and it’s rather cute.

i’m not sure what i would really do with it, but it is kind of neat. what would have been neater is if it had a TV out, but i guess that would be asking for a little too much. that could have made it an excellent entertainment hub, though.

i think i’ll go check out the new mac mini at the apple store soon. i wasn’t as excited to hear about the [url=]ipod shuffle[/url] which i think is kind of lame. i think that apple might be able to make a go of it though based just on their reputation, though.

but what i think is really innovative is [url=]iWork[/url]. at its price point, i suspect that it will blow office out of the water. good for apple, it’s about time that they got out of their dependence with microsoft for a good office suite.

new lens on the way

i just did a little xmas shopping for myself. i’ve been debating what lens i ought to get next and it has been a rather difficult and painful process. difficult because there are so many choices and painful because, well…i should really only choose one lens.

i finally opted for the canon 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens. i’ve been borrowing it from a friend and i really do enjoy the lens. i was immediately impressed when i picked it up and i think that it can become rather useful. we’ll see what happens when it gets here.


the end of an era

there’s a local coffee shop near work called the third street grind. i’m a fairly regular customer there and i have a regular drink and the occassional donut there…well, more than occassional, but still, not daily. anyhow, today is the last day that the current owner is going to be there and it seems that dee is selling the place off to some new people. now, i don’t know if the place is going to stay the same, but part of the charm of the place is the homey feel that it has. hopefully that won’t be changed with the new ownership.

when dee was making my large white mocha, she asked me if i wanted to have a shot of brandy in it today. i was like, “what?” she said, “do you want a shot of brandy in your drink?” i was like, “uhhh, ok!”

now, i thought that this might have been some kind of brandy flavoring or something, but as she was making my drink my eyes widened when i saw her take out a bottle of REAL brandy and put it in my drink. let me just say that a white mocha tastes DRAMATICALLY different with a little shot of brandy. but it’s actually quite good. i may have to make all of my mochas irish from now on.

it’s too bad that this is only a one time deal.

it’s also too bad that i’m drinking at work.

i wonder if this will affect my judgment.

i wonder if my judgment has already been compromised.

man, i sound like an alcoholic.

oh well, there’s nothing like having a little drinky drink at work, right? i think the last time i drank alcohol at work was back when i was at my first startup. we went to el torrito’s or something and i had a margarita for a farewell lunch for a co-worker. after that i was a little toasty for the rest of the day.