Sometimes life gets in the way of blogging, and so this is the only blogging I manage to do. Feel free to skip it, but if you do you just might miss something.

  • 08:03 Having coffee.
  • 10:41 I’d like to wish all Twitter and FBook and LJ followers a happy Thanksgiving if you celebrate.
  • 14:08 Leaving to go eat eith Theresa and John.
  • 16:19 Just got back.

Until next time.

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Sometimes life gets in the way of blogging, and so this is the only blogging I manage to do. Feel free to skip it, but if you do you just might miss something.

  • 04:58 Morning all. Welcome to Sunday.
  • 05:13 Crap. Can’t get the laundry detirgent open.
  • 05:17 Deturgent opened, sheets in the washer.
  • 05:22 You can’t create a zip file larger than 4GB?
  • 06:01 Copying books to the VRStream.
  • 07:33 Think I like the pre-merger XM IDs better than the post-merger ones.
  • 08:24 Time for some breakfast.
  • 09:04 Doing dishes.
  • 10:26 Packing.
  • 12:37 Grabbing some lunch before leaving.
  • 13:04 Headed to the airport.
  • 13:26 Checking bag, so new boarding pass.
  • 13:27 Waiting to go through security.
  • 13:53 Made it through security, will check state of gadgets once at destination.
  • 14:05 Boarded.
  • 14:07 Doors closing. See you on tge other side.
  • 15:46 Landed in ChLanded in Charlotte, riding the cart to .y next gate.
  • 16:22 At my gate. Two hours till next flight.
  • 18:48 Uh, my plane was supposed to leave at 6:20. It’s 6:45 and we haven’t boarded. Wtf?
  • 19:08 Cart driver dropped me at the wrong gate, thus flight missed. Fuck!
  • 19:32 On a 7:55 flight to Tampa. Will have to pick bag up at svc desk, assuming nothing goes wrong there too.
  • 19:35 Airport ppl trying to find out who screwed up. Lots of radio chatter.
  • 19:37 Have boarded plane. ETA: 9:30.
  • 21:37 Landed in Tampa.
  • 21:46 Headed towards baggage.
  • 22:03 Met up with Wil and the crew.
  • 23:41 Having a few beers with Wil and Denise.

Until next time.

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Sometimes life gets in the way of blogging, and so this is the only blogging I manage to do. Feel free to skip it, but if you do you just might miss something.

  • 01:06 New blog post: Happenings customerservant.com/?p=3882
  • 20:13 Trying to figure out why I can receive, but not send, text messages. Grrr!
  • 20:21 OK, problem with txt is not me. It’s the carrier. Will resolve in estimated 2hrs.
  • 21:08 Boarding pass printed for flights.
  • 22:09 Damn. This thing of vitamins is huge.
  • 22:25 Probably should have gotten a second thing of deodorant to pack so I could leave the other one here.

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Sometimes life gets in the way of blogging, and so this is the only blogging I manage to do. Feel free to skip it, but if you do you just might miss something.

  • 01:31 New blog post: Happenings customerservant.com/?p=3881
  • 06:40 Woke up at 5 this morning. Early, but I feel rested.
  • 06:44 Time for breakfast.
  • 07:44 Is there a way to get zmanim to display in Outlook, similar to this: tinyurl.com/5merbs
  • 07:51 @Mongwen Wow. For you, I suppose that’s late.
  • 07:54 @ppatel If they hacked his records, I hope they’re fired. That’s wrong, no matter whose records they are.
  • 08:01 Weird. On my phone, it’s as if there are 2 alarms. Goes off twice, and 2 dismisses required.
  • 08:03 @Mongwen Yeah really. BTW, what are you using to update? Seen you doing it more often. Cool.
  • 08:04 @Brandon_h Mine’s a Q. Maybe that’s the problem. Will ask @SteveWolfFM if he has that problem.
  • 08:46 Brrrrr! Cold!
  • 09:00 @isfullofcrap Retarded kitten strangled in yarn? God that’s a hilarious mental image.
  • 09:02 Really wishing ppl would stop abusing the importance settings in their email clients.
  • 18:32 Watching south Park. Principal Victoria reminds me of Sara Palin.
  • 19:00 Work done. Weekend!
  • 19:25 Grabbing some dinner.

Until next time.

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Sometimes life gets in the way of blogging, and so this is the only blogging I manage to do. Feel free to skip it, but if you do you just might miss something.

  • 04:43 Using Digsby for IM, Email, and Twitter – twitter.digsby.com
  • 04:59 Crashed outlook.
  • 05:01 @blindtwit Doesn’t seem to be very accessible. Lots of JCursoring even in the buddy list.
  • 05:02 @ppatel They don’t seem to have taken your comments seriously. No regular cursor use at all. JCursor only.
  • 05:05 @blindtwit Yeah really. I was hoping for something to tie in FB Chat too, which is accessible, but would be nice all-in-1.
  • 05:05 @DavidWallace Mazal tov on the birth of your daughter.
  • 05:07 @DavidWallace Oops, that should be mazal tov on your daughter’s baby being born, not your daughter being born.
  • 05:10 @ppatel Yeah, it’s a great idea. I suppose it could be scripted, but that’s too much work when I already have msgr clients that work.
  • 05:10 @ppatel I may give scripting it some thought though.
  • 05:11 @shanedavidson20 Outlook’s not that bad, and neither is Microsoft. They built your OS, after all.
  • 05:11 @shanedavidson20 You know, you really should pick up a dictionary and expand your vocabulary.
  • 05:13 @chriswinfield No, banning fast food ads isn’t the answer. Answer+parents properly feeding their kids.
  • 05:18 @johnmill79 Sleep in heavenly peas? You’re just like your cousins. Always thinking of food. Grin.
  • 05:21 @longest Re: Hosting: Trye bluehost.com.
  • 05:35 @maurilio Did you have Chinese or something? Grin.
  • 05:36 @ppatel Just think: Someone actually wasted money to study the effect of social networking on teens. Your taxes at work, folks. Grin.
  • 06:12 @ppatel Yeah that’s an option worth considering. I’ll see about contact info.
  • 10:02 @byron27 Uh… yeah. Right. Maybe if you’re using Vista, but that’s hardly everybody. Thus, Activesync still used.
  • 13:02 Feeling chilly even though the heat’s on 73.
  • 14:06 Not much of an appetite today.
  • 16:06 @blindtwit ButbutBut But Apple! I-Phone! And it’s in braille, therefore I-phone is accessible. Grin.
  • 18:05 OK, less than an hour to go. I can do this… I can do this… I can do this.
  • 18:47 @blindtwit xtended batteries are a life-saver.
  • 18:52 @ryanrain They probably figure it’s accessible since there’s a Braille tutorial.
  • 19:11 Work done. Time for food.
  • 00:41 Goodnight all.

Until next time.

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Sometimes life gets in the way of blogging, and so this is the only blogging I manage to do. Feel free to skip it, but if you do you just might miss something.

  • 03:56 Woke up thirsty. Getting some water.
  • 11:02 Survived the update to SP3. so far, no major issues.
  • 11:14 Really need to go through my work directory and organize everything.
  • 11:48 @byron27 To cont a prev conversation, just b/c ppl abuse paratransit doesn’t mean you shouldn’t apply.
  • 11:56 @doshdosh Leave it to Monty Pithon to turn something that makes everyone so angry into something funny.
  • 12:05 @byron27 Yeah, but if you qualify, then you’re not taking advantage. And trust me, you might need it later.
  • 12:38 Grrr!
  • 14:33 Time for lunch break.
  • 15:04 Time to go back to work.
  • 19:19 Work done, time for dinner.

Until next time.

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Sometimes life gets in the way of blogging, and so this is the only blogging I manage to do. Feel free to skip it, but if you do you just might miss something.

  • 01:27 Fell asleep on the couch. Moving to bed.
  • 05:18 Warming up some breakfast.
  • 05:32 @shanedavidson20 Yeah, them there backups will save you sometimes, so do it early and often.
  • 07:34 Damn. Forgot to tell Outlook to empty deleted before shower. That’ll take 8 years. Here goes.
  • 09:00 Wow. I found a very old shirt in my closet, and it fits perfectly. Sweet.
  • 16:09 Looks like my Q has died. Damn it!
  • 16:24 Scratch that, phone is fine with hard reset. Win.
  • 18:30 @blair42 Wow. Content this early in the week? I’m proud of you.
  • 18:30 @shanedavidson20 You’re getting that error because your syntax is wrong.
  • 19:06 Work is done for today.
  • 19:36 Meeting Gma and Gpa from out of town for dinner.
  • 22:30 @blair42 Re: the picture. I never uploaded one, I think it was just an icon provided. But I’ll put one up.
  • 22:34 Dinner was awesome. Mmmm. Steak.
  • 23:04 Windows Update tricked me into installing SP3. Damn you Windows, damn you!

Until next time.

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Sometimes life gets in the way of blogging, and so this is the only blogging I manage to do. Feel free to skip it, but if you do you just might miss something.

  • 00:54 New blog post: Happenings customerservant.com/?p=3877
  • 02:21 I should probably go to bed now. Good night all.
  • 03:25 Dear head: Please stop hurting. I need to sleep.
  • 06:10 Morning all. Last night sleep sucked. Today will be worse.
  • 11:11 Meant to load WLM, loaded WE. Yes, we’re having a wonderful morning over here.
  • 11:39 @byron27 I’d go ahead and apply so you have it, just in case you need it someday.
  • 12:17 @blair42 I feel your pain, except mine’s just a case of the Mondays.
  • 12:18 Feeling cruddy and congested today. Definitely do not like.
  • 12:22 @maurilio But you’re not allowed to have a bail-out plan. You’re only a consumer. Grin.
  • 12:28 Welcome @SteveWolfFM to Twitter.
  • 14:36 Time for that lunch thing.
  • 14:57 Just a bit nippy in here, so turning up the heat.
  • 15:11 Lunch over. Back to the grind stone.
  • 17:04 Tells @robl27 that the likelihood of @byron27 obeying is as great is that of my becoming supreme ruler of the universe.
  • 17:18 @johnandrews Was the dog in Starbux a guide dog or some other service animal?
  • 17:26 @byron27 Very funny. But you’d likely scare the rest of your classmates with that kind of smile, or at least the light slaves paying attn.
  • 17:29 @blindtwit Very nice when telecom works like a charm.
  • 17:48 @johnandrews Oh. Well then, yes, keep the little rats out of Starbux.
  • 17:50 @phinnia and @tallin32 The F2F thing is probably a security blanket, but still sucks. Ppl, join the 21st century.
  • 17:51 @waynesutton I’m really considering picking up the habit of drinking coffee late in the day.
  • 18:43 @blindtwit Wow! Congradulations! When are you getting married?
  • 19:04 It ended! It finally ended!
  • 19:33 Having dinner: Chicken sandwitch.
  • 20:00 Dinner finished. Time to start unwinding.

Until next time.

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Sometimes life gets in the way of blogging, and so this is the only blogging I manage to do. Feel free to skip it, but if you do you just might miss something.

  • 09:52 Close to 10:00. Probably should get up.
  • 23:38 @samharrelson Go to run, type msconfig, go to startup tab and click disable all. Then check 1 app at a time to have desired startup.

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I thought this was interesting, and am wondering if something similar was published about President Bush, although I doubt it. This is probably a side-effect of the hero worship President Elect Obama is currently experiencing. Related to that, I hope he manages to pull off even half the stuff he’s promised, because if he doesn’t the backlash is going to seriously put a damper on things. Anyway, on with the list.
By Jon Swaine Last Updated: 9:43AM GMT 08 Nov 2008

  • He collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics
  • He was known as “O’Bomber” at high school for his skill at basketball
  • His name means “one who is blessed” in Swahili
  • His favourite meal is wife Michelle’s shrimp linguini
  • He won a Grammy in 2006 for the audio version of his memoir, Dreams From My Father
  • He is left-handed ? the sixth post-war president to be left-handed
  • He has read every Harry Potter book
  • He owns a set of red boxing gloves autographed by Muhammad Ali
  • He worked in a Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop as a teenager and now can’t stand ice cream
  • His favourite snacks are chocolate-peanut protein bars
  • He ate dog meat, snake meat, and roasted grasshopper while living in Indonesia
  • He can speak Spanish
  • While on the campaign trail he refused to watch CNN and had sports channels on instead
  • His favourite drink is black forest berry iced tea
  • He promised Michelle he would quit smoking before running for president ? he didn’t
  • He kept a pet ape called Tata while in Indonesia
  • He can bench press an impressive 200lbs
  • He was known as Barry until university when he asked to be addressed by his full name
  • His favourite book is Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
  • He visited Wokingham, Berks, in 1996 for the stag party of his half-sister’s fiancé, but left when a stripper arrived
  • His desk in his Senate office once belonged to Robert Kennedy
  • He and Michelle made $4.2 million (£2.7 million) last year, with much coming from sales of his books
  • His favourite films are Casablanca and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • He carries a tiny Madonna and child statue and a bracelet belonging to a soldier in Iraq for good luck
  • He applied to appear in a black pin-up calendar while at Harvard but was rejected by the all-female committee.
  • His favourite music includes Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Bach and The Fugees
  • He took Michelle to see the Spike Lee film Do The Right Thing on their first date
  • He enjoys playing Scrabble and poker
  • He doesn’t drink coffee and rarely drinks alcohol
  • He would have liked to have been an architect if he were not a politician
  • As a teenager he took drugs including marijuana and cocaine
  • His daughters’ ambitions are to go to Yale before becoming an actress (Malia, 10) and to sing and dance (Sasha, 7)
  • He hates the youth trend for trousers which sag beneath the backside
  • He repaid his student loan only four years ago after signing his book deal
  • His house in Chicago has four fire places
  • Daughter Malia’s godmother is Jesse Jackson’s daughter Santita
  • He says his worst habit is constantly checking his BlackBerry
  • He uses an Apple Mac laptop
  • He drives a Ford Escape Hybrid, having ditched his gas-guzzling Chrysler 300 SUV

  • He wears $1,500 (£952) Hart Schaffner Marx suits
  • He owns four identical pairs of black size 11 shoes
  • He has his hair cut once a week by his Chicago barber, Zariff, who charges $21 (£13)
  • His favourite fictional television programmes are Mash and The Wire
  • He was given the code name “Renegade” by his Secret Service handlers
  • He was nicknamed “Bear” by his late grandmother
  • He plans to install a basketball court in the White House grounds
  • His favourite artist is Pablo Picasso
  • His speciality as a cook is chilli
  • He has said many of his friends in Indonesia were “street urchins”
  • He keeps on his desk a carving of a wooden hand holding an egg, a Kenyan symbol of the fragility of life
  • His late father was a senior economist for the Kenyan government

Well, he’s definitely not ordinary. Here’s hoping we ordinaries down here close to the bottom don’t get shafted because of it.

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