Poor spam blocker

February 09, 2006

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I don't know what's up with the spam engine we have at work, but I got four copies of the same e-mail today. One got marked as spam, the other three didn't…. The sending address appears to be the only thing different. Before then, if I had had to guess, I would have thought that duplications would all end up in the same place.


Live Plasma

February 09, 2006

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Nice idea: liveplasma.com Put in the name of an artist or movie you like and it'll show you related stuff based off of Amazon's sales list. Amazon opened an API to their database which is awesome because it allows people to come up with cool shit like this.


Tune up

February 09, 2006

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Just took my little car into the shop to get the timing belt changed and a good tune up done. My last timing belt broke at around 80,000 miles. So, I figure since I'm at 165,000 it's about time again. The little camry is purring like a kitten now. I'm so impressed with the enginering of that car, and I love the fact that it was designed for longevity instead of obsolessense. Hopefully I'm not jinxing myself here, but the only thing I've really done to it is change the oil and replace the timing belt the first time it broke. Oh yeah. and I've been thru a lot of tires. Now, all I need to do is figure out if I want to upgrade the stero and speakers again…..


Restoring calm

February 09, 2006

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Listening to the raido this morning there was a story about some rioting and two times during the story they mentioned "Sending in troops to restore calm" and "Troops fired into the air to restore calm". This struck me as very odd, because armed troops flooding into an area and shooting seems anything but calm inspiring to me. In the next story there was nother mention, but this broadcaster phrased it as "Troops were sent in to restore order". That sounds like a much more plausible outcome. Order, sure. Calm, I don't know. I think that calm would have to come later, and possibly much later.


Getting the ass kicked

February 09, 2006

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Work has been a blur these past couple weeks. Found out about somethings that got sold that we have to launch on short deadlines. A bit intense, but I like it. Gets me into that hyper focused state. Also, it gives me a good excuse to put on the headphones and close the door so there are many fewer interuptions. Less having to change gears in the brain which I can do easily enough, but it takes time to ramp back up and get back in the groove. Serious lot of hacking going on these past few days. Think I need a little break which is scheduled for this weekend. I'll post a photo when I get one.


Music to get

February 02, 2006

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Heard a review of the Edsel Gomez CD Cubist Music on Fresh Air tonight. Sounded really nice.


Fever Dreams

February 01, 2006

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I've had some weird illness over the past couple days. Not sure what it is. Doesn't feel quite like a cold or the flu, but I suppose it could be. Two nights ago, I couldn't get warm no matter what. I had blankets piled on and was still freezing all night. For the most part, I would only get sleep in short bursts before waking back up. It was pretty miserable. One of the weird fever dreams I had was that I was talking with someone and for some reason they reached out and slapped me in the head. It was so real that it woke me up. I swear I felt it and heard it.


Tiger Sign

January 29, 2006

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Since today is the Chinese New Year, figured I'd look up my sign. Apparently, it's Tiger.


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