Post for the sake of posting

Yes, I haven't a thing to say. Black Friday came and went, and I bought nothing. Thanksgiving was at my brother Scott's house. It was a good time. I was thinking of buying a wireless access point for the house so I could use my Mac and PSP without logging on to my neighbor's wireless internet. That's not as bad as if I had no internet at all and used theirs. Partially because it costs them nothing extra, but I should really get my own, especially since I've bought songs off of iTunes and paid bills using the wireless... it's definitely not them I'm worried about snooping in on my transactions, and it wouldn't really matter anyway since the encryption on transactions between my computer and the server is strong, so snoopers will only get garbage (public key encryption...). I've been playing some games lately, like Day of Defeat : Source, which is a good time usually. Also just got back into Company of Heroes. I was playing Neverwinter Nights 2 for a while there. I'll get back into it. I never stay into any one game for too long. I have no PS3 or Wii yet. I plan on getting the PS3 first though. After Christmas. Well after Christmas. Like, March. 2008. We'll see. The Mac is my primary debt right now...

I was looking into possible new cars. My Monte Carlo SS is still good, but I just want to change it up, as always. I was looking into another American car company, this time Ford. The Fusion looks like a nice ride. I'm digging silver with black interior, no matter which car I get. That's sexy. Back when I bought the Monte Carlo, the other option I had was a Passat... silver with black interior. I like that combo a lot. I'd say my two favorite colors are, in fact, black and silver. And when I shop for clothes, or get dressed in the morning, I'd look for some combo of the two, but also with clothing, I don't mind a nice dark or navy blue. Hence my website being silver. I know a black interior will be like a stove in the summer, but as long as I look cool.

I think I'm gonna program. I need a nice brain exercise.

Latin is fun

"Si hoc legere scis, nimis eruditionis habes"

..."Or you can use Google" :)

The latin part was in someone's email signature. Look it up.

"Zune" comes out tomorrow

I think I'm going to buy a new iPod to celebrate.

I sent that to about 320 people, I was so proud.

Photo Booth Fun!!

If you don't have a MacBook (or a Pro version), you're missing out on tons of fun. Even if you don't do this after the first week. Check it out.

I'll probably stop in a few days, but I've never laughed so hard from software included with a computer before, ever. Ever. (Not even from laughing at the software, which I often do when I install Windows :P )

Also, here's another screenshot. I connect to my Mac from Linux. I have "Gimp" installed on Linux, and it's a killer photo editing app (much like Photoshop but free-er). I use iPhoto on the Mac also, which is great for batch-resizing, organizing, importing, etc. But if I need to do advanced stuff like what I haven't figured out how to do in iPhoto yet, there's always the Linux backup :)

Pictures up

Just search for label "mac" or "mbp" in the Pictures section. You should find at least 6 of them.

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My Mac. w to the mother f@%@#ing 00t.

It's so beautiful.

It's in the Great State of Pennsylvania

Nov 8, 2006  8:06 AM   On FedEx vehicle for delivery    PHILADELPHIA, PA.

I'm actually sick today, not just waiting for my Mac. It's convenient, but I hate missing work. Another Saturday will be in order. w00t.

MacBook Pro update

My Mac has arrived at Anchorage, Alaska, after a long voyage from Shanghai, China. Soon, it will be in the actual USA. Yes, Alaska is more of a state than Connecticut, but it's not considered part of the "Continental" United States. So therefore, it's worthless to me. And I don't even like crab that much. Actually, I sorta consider it part of the "Continental" USA because it's on the same land mass. Not like that other place with all the surfers, and pretty soon, judging from a recent science show I watched, not that other state with a lot of surfers and the govenator. That would be funny, because Apple is located in that other state. I'm probably offending everyone, but we all know that PA is the best state, because it's the only one. The only real one ;-)

Of course, it could be argued that your "State" is "decent" if the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States both originated there. I mean, talk about monumental documents that define a state.

I forget US postal abbreviations sometimes

I got an email today that my MacBook Pro had shipped. I took a brief glance at it and got the impression that it had shipped from either "Canada" or "Connecticut", so it shouldn't be too long. Later in the day I wanted to get a better idea of when I can expect it, since I'll be either taking off of work early or getting in late. I look again without reading the name of the city that it shipped from, but I do notice that the last entry in the ship-log was one 11/06/06 at 10:25 pm. It then hit me that today was 11/06 and it was not yet 10:25 pm. It was almost noon. So I look again at where it shipped from... f@#%@ing Shanghai, CHINA. "CN" was used, and I later remembered that Connecticut, as insignificant as it is (I mean, cripes, they don't even have an Apple warehouse!! They might as well not even exist), has never gone by "CN", but "CT". I knew that, but assumption and lack of coffee/brains made me think it was shipping from this continent, so I just threw Connecticut in my brain and left it at that. But I'm positive it'll be here by the 8th or 9th. I had a slight panic attack because if it had shipped from Connecticut, I have a deadline tomorrow, and I wouldn't have been able to be home for the delivery. Anyway, I'll keep making posts about its progress around the world.

It's ashame they banned smoking

In Philadelphia bars I mean. Last night, we went to an undisclosed location somewhere in Philly, near where I work, and obviously, you couldn't smoke in there. I don't have a problem with it except for this: You never used to be able to smell a fart in a bar. Last night, someone had something wrong with their gastrointestinal tract or something, and they were at the table next to us. It STUNK. Before, I'd just light up a smoke and all would be forgotten, but there, there was nothing to hide the stench, and you just had to f@#%@ing inhale it. I asked someone we were with "Would you rather smell ASS or SMOKE?" And she answered smoke, and her being a non-smoker, that pretty much answers that question for all non-smokers to me. So, way to go Philly lawmakers. Now we have to smell ASS all day.

Working Today

Have to help pay for certain recent purchases (see previous post...) I can't wait til that thing gets here.

Basically what I plan on using it for was everything that I used my Mac Mini for (until it blew up), which is like watching my X-Files DVDs at night to fall asleep to (as well as any movie I have), recording music on there using Garage Band, keeping my photo collection, editing movies from my digital camera (I have a Quick Time Pro 7 license that's currently not being used), browsing the internet, chatting, and getting started with Ruby and Rails.

So basically my other two computers currently in commission will only be tasked with one responsibility each. Actually, the Linux Laptop will be my primary Java programming machine as it is now, and the gaming PC will no longer have any software installed on it other than games, but that's also my large capacity storage machine, since it's the only one I can actually add hard drives to, seeing as the other ones are laptops. It's got about 330 GB of HDD space. Right now it holds my music collection, all the backups of everything I've ever done with computers (including my original websites, both in ASP and Perl! They're a blast from the past), and tons of other random stuff like images and screenshots from college. The new Mac will have 160 GB of HDD space, so I might have to get a dedicated backup drive to put in the gaming PC.

It's funny too, because most people are all about having multiple monitors for a PC, as it leads to higher productivity since you can read a spec on one screen and program on another. Everybody at work has multiple monitors. I fear that I'll need to do that at home if I get used to it, so I'm the only one in work that has a lone monitor. That and my current video card setup can't support more than one. It could get expensive, since right now I'm using a 19" Sony that I bought for 350 bucks a few years ago, and it works marvelous for my purposes. I'd much rather have multiple PCs than multiple monitors. A network leads me to be very productive. A KVM switch is wonderful. It's all about how quick you are on the computer. I can switch between computers in a bat of an eyelash, depending on the KVM switch.

Although nowadays with multiple cores in CPUs (my first multi-core CPU will be the Mac), you can easily run two computation-intensive apps at the same time. But still I'd much rather have two multi-core computers, and KVM between them in order to get shit done :D

It's on the way

MBPRO 15/2.16 CTO
2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM-2x1GB
160GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
SuperDrive 6X
15" Widescreen Display
BkLit Keyboard/Mac OS
Country Kit

That is one fine piece of machinery, right there.