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She Beat Her Own State Record

I don’t know what this is, but it’s… well… something. jverbal passed this little gem to me. He didn’t tell me how he came across it; I didn’t want to ask. While it is, technically sound and impressive – it makes me take a step back, and wonder what we do with our free time. I wonder a lot about…

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Apartment Hunting (Sorta)

Well, I did leave the house, in case you were wondering. I met up with Steph around 5:30 to look at an apartment. It’s the ground floor of my landlord’s building, and right up the street. Literally. It’s smaller than my apartment now, but it’s cozy and more than enough room for one person, I feel. Two bedrooms, and they’re…

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I Did Little Today

Jebus, how many of these posts am I going to have, after a year is up? I should develop some kind of shortcut – maybe a visual thing like a picture, maybe some kind of textual phrase or secret password. How about something like this: WASTED DAY. MOVE ALONG. NOTHING TO SEE HERE. So, when you see this – insert…

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1942 is the Devil

This game has picked up a lot of momentum in the past few weeks. A lot of computer crashes for me, but the few times I’ve played it I loved it. Essentially, it’s a FPS (First Person Shooter), but with a wide range of options and abilities – you can enter cars, jeeps, tanks, convoys – each vehicle has a…

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Justin and I Meet Steph and Chelsea

After work, Justin and I decide on having drinks. We get off at the Damen stop, and decide on the Pontiac – since we can sit outside, and it’s a gorgeous day still. We walk over there, and happen across Steph and Chelsea, hanging out. We chat for a while, and join them at their table. This morning, Chelsea sent…

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Lunch With Axiom/ImageCare Coworkers: The Hatred Runs Deep

Ben was out of town today, off to Texas for some art show where he was exhibiting. A really slow day again – I did a few small errands, checked code, bits of this and that. The coolest thing was that I got to talk to Rey after lunch. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me talk about lunch…

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Grumpy and I Discsuss Multimedia

Grumpy shares a few links with me, and we fall into talking about what we like and disklike. He first shows me this link from harderconcepts.com. I found the animation to be visually cool, and liked it a great deal. But Grumpy made an excellent point about the animation not really "doing" anything. For what it’s worth, it’s a promo…

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Juliet Focuses in on a Career

juliet: But deep down, I know I’m going to win. It’s all a matter of time before she cracks, and she moves back to the windy city. Dream on, Ohio Boy! It’s only a matter of time before you figure out that those chains you despise BUILT those huge buildings like the one you’re working in! They block out the…

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Mr. Grumpy Threatens to Block Me

Mr. Grumpy: let’s see another image, i thought the one you posted on your blog was a good start Mr. Grumpy: you’ve gotta keep going :) Portnoy: another image? Mr. Grumpy: i mean, PS image Portnoy: ah – Portnoy: hahaha Portnoy: Will have to find another song to get fixated on. Portnoy: And yes, I agree – more practice is…

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I Hang with Steph and Troubleshoot Microsoft Word

I had offered to help Steph fix her work computer (she works for my landlord, Ted) and went to drop by her office. My landlord’s place (Cityscape Realty) is literally right around the corner. Steph told me that they were going to be signing a lease with some folks around 7, and to stop by. When I arrive, I see…

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Blah

Work was work. Nothing fun here – blah blah blah blah. I did a lot of time-consuming busy work. But hey, since I’m contracted and am paid hourly? More power to me. So on the financial end, things are good. But a boring work day makes for a boring blog.

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A Motivated Glacier

Today was rather uninspired. Until right about one o’clock, I felt completely useless. I went back to try and work on getting a fast forward/rewind button on that Flash piece. But suddenly, everything no longer works. No Internet connection on my flowery iMac, and I can’t test variables even when I preview the thing in a browser. After trying unsuccessfully…

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Felix is Food-Deprived; Juliet is Sleep-Deprived

I find a message from Juliet on my computer, saying "Guess what I did?" So… of course, I have to call her and find out. Turns out she spent all of last night getting together her application for the Ohio Arts Council grants. Sidenote: Matt sent me information a few days ago about the Illinois Arts Council grants, but I…

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I Plead the Fifth

As I’m walking home, I get to feeling fairly sad. I wish I had someone that I was enamored with, someone that I was pining over. Some bigger purpose or focus or person on which I could lavish my attention. Where’s the passion? The intensity? I go to work, I work, I come home, I make dinner, I work more…

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