Archive for September, 2006

Apple: Showtime

Today, during work, a bunch of us were listening/watching the announcements unfold at Apple’s presentation in San Fransisco. Of the many new features they introduced, the unbelievably small iPod Shuffle is among the ones that make the jaw drop. Also, several announcements that ride on iTunes 7: the ability to purchase full-length, feature films. Games. And an upcoming iTV product…

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South Beach Diet, Status

I hopped on a scale to weigh myself last night. I’m at about 196, which is good considering that I remember being over 200 the last time I weighed myself (some many months ago). I *think* I’ve lost weight, but I’m not sure. I don’t know that I’m going to obsess over weight, or really check it all that much….

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Meh

Housekeeping day. Mostly laundry, preparing food for the next week. I feel better on this diet. Or, at least, I think I do. It’s only been a few days, so it’s likely hard for me to actually notice any real change. But I *think* I feel better. I’ve been eating better, at the very least. More than anything, the time…

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Did Some Digging Around

Found out who it was they were playing: Beat Happening. I can say, without equivocation, that I really, really don’t like these guys. At all. In fact, I think it was TV Girl that I remember most vividly. Ugh. I did try to give their music a fair shake, while we were sitting there. But ultimately, I just couldn’t get…

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Filter, Briefly

We tried to head over to Filter, with some books in tow, for some coffee and reading time. However, when we got there… the music was blasting (and it was bad enough that it made us pack up and leave). Mind you, I’m not talking about the volume – I’m talking about the music. It was bad. Imagine an acoustic…

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Happy Birthday, Lisa!

Nothing says “Happy B-Day” like cookies. While we were out shopping today, Liz and I got a few things as a surprise for her roommate, Lisa. We mixed a few bags of cookies into a large bowl, got a card and had the Cookie Monster help us out.

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A Day of Food

A large chunk of today was spent gathering, purchasing, or cooking food. Liz and I had a lazy day of reading planned, maybe an afternoon movie… but we decided to run some errands first. We got a ton of food (mostly stuff for me, so I could have enough meals/snacks that would help me stay on my diet). We spent…

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A Mac for Me: Full Circle

Well, ever since I made the switch over from PC to Mac, I’ve been waiting to make the same change at work. Everyone else on the design side is on a Mac, and I’ve been overdue for a new computer for some time now. I’ve been a PC user for forever. At work, I’ve had the same PC for several…

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Depot @ Snepo Arrives

The fine gents at Snepo.com have finally thrown wide the curtains, and launched their new app today: Depot. I just saw mention of this this morning (it’s September 8 as I write this entry), so I have yet to really dig around and play with things yet. However, if you’re someone who works with Flash, then I think you’re definitely…

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South Beach: A Nice Place to Diet

Started the South Beach Diet today, with Liz. She’s decided to go on it, and seeing as how I’ve mostly been sitting in front of a computer screen these last four years… I thought it would be smart for me to do the same. While I think weight loss is going to be a nice plus to going on this…

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Carrie

by Ted Kooser “There’s never an end to dustand dusting,” my aunt would sayas her rag, like a thunderhead,scudded across the yellow oakof her little house. There she livedseventy years with a ballof compulsion closed in her fist,and an elbow that creaked and poppedlike a branch in a storm. Now dustis her hands and dust her heart. There’s never an…

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Here’s my number… call me?

I’m looking to test out some stuff on my end. So if you’re able and have a spare minute or two… would you mind giving me a call and leaving a message? It’d help me out a lot. Seven seven three, three nine four, two zero one seven. Muchly appreciated!

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Applescript: Success!

I feel good. Got my first decently complex Applescript under my belt. Granted, it’s pieced together from a lot of other sources, but I made my way through each one – methodically stitching and editing as needed. It’s kind of ridiculous that I spent almost two days to get this done, but it feels really good. I feel like I…

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Now that the dust has settled…

We got back to Liz’s apartment to find that the entire place, and I’m talking every surface from the bathroom to the living room, was covered in a thin layer of dust. The landlord was doing some work on the place, and had some workers install a new front door. To do so, they had to cut through a good…

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