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Issues

My ISP is, apparently, experiencing some serious technical difficulties. Again. Their servers were acting up a bit while I was in Alabama, and now this. Ah well, it’s not life or death for me here. Just my little blog. But I can’t update, or get e-mail or anything – we’ll see if things change this evening.

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Night

Stu was in the office this evening, dropping off the photos he took of the UltraCrib promotion. We met up outside the Merchandise Mart, and Stu was really happy with Rey’s reactions (or, shall we say that Rey was really taken with Stu’s work). We all walked to Stu’s car, and decided on dinner together La Scarola. This place is…

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Day

Well, to be honest – nothing all that much happened during the day. Worked on cleaning up a Flash/ASP news ticker that Justin and I started last Friday, so that was quite nice. Everything’s working now, and it’s one more little "module" that we can offer to the station webmasters. Woot! Spent a part of the day researching Flash MX’s…

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Middlesex

I’ve been trying to read the most recent novel by Jeffrey Eugenides, called Middlesex. Been trying to read it off and on, and it hasn’t really grabbed me yet. But I’m only a few pages in, and have been hovering at the point where I’m re-reading the beginning, worried I’m missing something. I absolutely loved his first novel, The Virgin…

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Train

On the train, I sat behind a couple and their two kids (boys). I could hear parts of their conversation, and the mom was answering some of the older boy’s questions about where babies come from. The dad seemed to be distracted by the window and didn’t really say all that much. The mom didn’t give the exact scientific way…

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Is it the Pulp? Or the Spanish?

Why have I been twice hypnotized by movies that air in Spanish? Earlier tonight, it was American Ninja 2: The Confrontation and Kickboxer 2: The Road Back. These aren’t terribly compelling movies, but something about them… made me stop and watch for a while. What I want to know is… why? Because I’m a guy, with a genetic weakness for…

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What the? Where Did the Day Go?

No real idea how I spent the day. Puttering is a great word that I use all too often. I cleaned up a few things here and there, but nothing meaningful. My apartment is still largely a mess of boxes intermixed with piles of clean, unfolded laundry. I watched Panic Room earlier. Good. Not great, not fascinating, but good. I’ve…

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Rewind: Morning

Today was going to be this super productive day where I went on a bunch of errands. After I found out about my car problems, my motivation level sort of plummeted. I walked to K-Mart, the grocery store, and picked up a few items. On the way home (this was around 8:30 AM), I passed by a Hispanic man with…

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Car No Go

This morning, I went to my car and it wouldn’t start. Crap sammich. Wasn’t sure what the problem was – it would rev, but ultimately wouldn’t turn over. And I know jack about cars. I talked to my old coworker Dave, and he posited that it might be the battery. He suggested that I get a jump – if the…

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New Form

For this month, Matt and I have decided to forego the haiku. Instead, we agreed upon a 5×5 form: five lines total, five syllables per line. Not that big of a stretch, but it’s something new.

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After Work

Justin and I had a beer around 6 PM. We stayed late, and were messing around with making Flash and ASP play nice with each other. We got a news ticker to work (somewhat), and were both quite happy with the results. We had been talking about collaborating and bringing our mutual areas of expertise together for years, and tonight…

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