Ugh

Aug. 16th, 2011 09:07 pm
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 Today was an amazingly long day.

I'll say more about it later.

Maybe.
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The view out my hotel window.

Made it safely to Santa Clara. Will be here all week. :P

Alive

Apr. 29th, 2011 05:41 pm
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We're alive and unharmed. We are in Nashville.

Our house took no damage, but Madison is without power, and will be without power for anywhere from three to 10 days. There is no cell Internet in Madison either or I would have checked in sooner.

My company is putting all the affected employees up in hotels for the duration - at least until utilities are restored in Huntsville.

I'll have more to say later. In short, this has been a life-changing couple of days.
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So I was watching this special on the Foo Fighters last night on VH1. If you're a Foo Fighters fan, you should definitely not miss this. Although, the "you're getting old" bug in my ear reminds me that I just watched a special on one of my favorite bands ... on VH1.

Anyways, they were interviewing Dave Grohl (as well as the other members) in various parts of the documentary. Now, I have tons of respect for Dave as a musician (how can you not when he was in two of the biggest bands of the last 20 years - Nirvana and the Foo Fighters). But, in some of the segments, he came across to me as the stereotypical egotistical rockstar.

But then I got to thinking about it while I was mowing the lawn today. He's talking about his job. His career. His business. What he does for a living. While we like to think of it as "just music" and an artistic pursuit (which it is), when you do it full time you also have to look at it as a business, career and a source of income. Is it any surprise he might have strongly-held opinions about what he does every day?

I know that, if you ask me about software engineering, I have tons of very strong opinions about my career. I have come to these conclusions through experience, and I have reached where I am through hard work. I bet that I would probably come across to someone not in my industry as extremely egotistical, when the reality is that I'm only slightly egotistical. :P

I think I can cut Dave a little slack for coming off that way when talking about the music business. After all, to him, that's what he deals with every day.

New Toy

Nov. 16th, 2010 12:05 pm
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Hard to believe it's been two years since I got my last new toy. Still, God Bless being on a two-year replacement cycle!


Macbook Pro 2.53ghz Intel Core i5. 8gb RAM, 500gb 7200rpm HD, and high-resolution LED backlit display (which is fucking gorgeous).

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Coworker: Ruby is like an STD. You do one thing in it, and suddenly it's fucking everywhere!
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Sittin' around, waitin' for an airplane... HSV > ATL > SJC.
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Coworker: I can use Selector on that to get all the anchors.
Other Coworker: That is a great Idea.
Coworker: If selector was a woman I'd ask her out...
Other Coworker: I'd watch her from the bushes.
Coworker: Wow. Very creepy man...

WOOHOO!

Dec. 15th, 2009 09:08 am
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Just got a raise! Now I have more money to support my drug habit flight training. :P

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