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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Vista launches, Woot-Off in progress

Yes, your dreams have come true... there is a Woot-Off today. Go get some goodies on the cheap.

Microsoft's commercial launch of Windows Vista is today... Win yourself a copy of the Ultimate edition here. I've been using the Enterprise version for a few months and it's pretty nice if you have the hardware to take advantage of you. Looks like Yahoo's widgets will play nice as well.

Might put up some more later, as news releases roll in.

HAHA... an automated parking garage. I'm still holding out from my jetpack. See following video for reference.
Bill Gates on the Daily Show...


In case I haven't mentioned it, I am in the Alpha of Trillian Astra. I joined in at build 26 and we are now at build 28. I'm really liking the direction they are going and the second build is a lot more stable and had new features added. I have been dabbling in beta testing a lot lately and it's been really fun. Here's a shot of my desktop with Trillian running and 4 chat containers with 9 chat buddies in them.
From Various Stuff


Last link of the day... Engadget does a round-up of the Vista reviews.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Orange you glad I finally made a new post?

That's right folks, I'm back... been swamped lately so there hasn't been much time for posting. Here's something we were doing:
From Orange Bathroom

From Orange Bathroom


Now you get the title, hah. It still needs some accessories for the walls but I think it is a really neat color and we had a lot of fun putting it up. I wish I had a more wide-angle lens on my camera because depending on the angle it looks brighter/darker in the photos. The actual color is somewhere in between. heh

I'm going to try to get back into a regular schedule of posting again soon.. see you all later.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

SuperBowl Bound!

Colts WIN!!!!

Indy beats New England in a nail biter! I'll be planning a Super Bowl party, for sure.

Carson has started a new swimming class at IUPUI, he is loving it.
From IUPUI Swimmin...

Monday, January 15, 2007

MLK Day..

Carson, my dad, and I went to a Harlem Globetrotters game today.. Carson had an absolute blast and it was a really great show.

From Globetrotter ...

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Horseshoes kick birds...

COLTS WIN!!!!!

Wow.. what a game. I was on the edge of my seat the whole game. Defense stepped up AGAIN!!! And number 4 was an awesome off-season pickup.

Saints just won too, cool feel good story with those guys.

Want to go to the Superbowl? Colts are giving away tickets. Also I added a Colts flash thing at the bottom of my blog, check it out it's pretty cool.

Carson loved his first swim lesson. It's just him in the pool with a teacher (who is watching up to three other kids) so he's learning that listening is important. Today was pretty much just a skill check to see what each kid can do but Carson still loved it. I hope everyone is having a good weekend.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Here comes the weekend

Man, it feels like this has been the longest week all year... oh, wait. :) Carson starts his swimming class tomorrow and he is really excited. Mom made some chocolate cake and brought it over last night, was delicious.

Friday Funnies
I've always like Speed Bump.. and todays I found especially funny.

The Colts are ramped up for this weekend and so am I. Let's hope the defense has a decent day and the offense has an awesome day. I know that would make my weekend.

Cool video of iPhone:

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Happy Birthday to me!

Another year older.... *sigh*

Other's of note born on this day:
1904: Singer, actor, dancer and the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz Ray Bolger born in Dorchester, Massachusetts
1928: Author and illustrator Maurice Sendak ( Where the Wild Things Are) born
1938: Baseball Hall-of-Famer Willie McCovey born
1943: Jim Croce born in Phildelphia
1945: Rod Stewart is born in Glasgow, Scotland
1948: Rock singer-musician Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) born
1949: Boxer George Foreman (oldest heavyweight champion at age 45 -- 11/5/94) born
1952: Pat Benatar born in Long Island
1958: Singer Shawn Colvin born
1959: Rock singer-musician Curt Kirkwood (Meat Puppets) born
1979: Rapper Chris Smith (Kris Kross) born

Good fun.

LIFE CHANGING TIPS AND TRICKS!!!!
Todays tip is something that everyone should read: How to ask for a raise

So yea, lunch is here so I will probably update this again a little later.

OOH! It's not funnies Friday, but check out Penny Arcade today... man those guys are funny.

Have a BaskinRobins? Get some cheap goodies.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Big Ten embarassment

Wow, just wow.... Kudos to Florida for playing a flawless game though.

Patch Tuesday has landed, so the rest of this will be brief BUT there are a few things to note that are awesometacular (yes, I just made up that word).

AppleTV - for $299 you get a crapload of AWESOME features that brings the content from your computer over to your TV. I'm really pondering getting one of these.

iPhone lives - it's real, it's spectacular, I want one VERY BADLY, and it will break the bank ($599)... but in their defense, there is NOTHING on the market that even comes close to touching this thing.

Ok, so back to patching and stuff.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Monday already?

It's rough having a short weekend after having a nice long one... I might have to start a campaign at some point to get my 4 day work week idea off the ground. heh

COLTS WIN! It was an amazing effort by the defense to hold Larry Johnson to less than 40 yards.
Cowboys lose due to butter fingers, Patriots stun Jets, and the Eagles kick a last minute field goal to win their game. Good start the playoffs.

Put most of the Videos I have taken up on PicasaWeb... I've tried to put them in chronological order top to bottom, but I may have misplaced a few of them. Let me know if you spot one out of place. I'm going to move the Christmas videos into that album as well.
Oh, here's the album.

Friday, January 05, 2007

First Friday of 2007

To celebrate... we (me, Martin, and Lynn) decided to Jell-O mold Chris' mouse. Booyah!
From Chris Brown's...

Friday Funnies
The featured funny this week is Penny Arcade, it's a long time favorite of mine and was the main reason I started this category. Be warned they do at times use strong language and adult situations, but they are extremely funny and extremely well drawn.

Great video of the evolution of dance...

Colts playoff game this weekend... GOOOOO COLTS!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

...and we're back!

Had some catching up to do with the house and work... so now that I'm pretty close to being caught up I figured I better put an update here.

While in Nebraska we went to Heather's 30th birthday party, it was really fun seeing our friends and hanging out again!
From Heather's Bir...

New Year's Eve was quiet for us, as more than half of the house was some kind of sick. We just stayed in and watched movies (and football). Which turned out ok given the 4+ inches of snow that got dumped, making going out less appealing anyway. Carson and I made time for a snow fight (since we haven't really had any accumulated snowfall in Indiana).
From New Year's Fun

New Years Day was a great time for Carson to visit with all his friends in Nebraska. He really missed Jimmy and Bre and Logan (and baby Kilee too!).
From New Year's Fun
From New Year's Fun


Cool little tool for fixing "stuck" pixels on LCDs!