Archive for May, 2004

Quite the Workout

25 May

I’d like to extend a personal thanks to the engineers at Nordic Track for making their treadmills so friggin’ heavy and hard to assemble. Laura and I just bought a treadmill that took Hurculean effort to get up the stairs, and took forever to put together. Now that it’s together, it’s pretty darn cool. We bought an additional piece that uses IR to control it via workout CDs from Now I just have to get my fat ass out of bed every morning to use it. I think maybe I’ll tape the receipt to my alarm clock.

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The Big Weekend

20 May

Well, here it is. This is the weekend Laura finally moves to Texas. She graduates on Friday, then we pack up the car and drive from STL to OKC on Saturday, continuing on to Dallas on Sunday. She starts BAR/BRI on Monday morning. Hopefully she’ll have energy enough in the afternoons to go find us a house, because I don’t want to live in this apartment for very long. It was sized perfectly for me when I moved here, but not for 2 people.

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New Equipment

15 May

Blame Paco. I had been planning to buy an old, cheap notebook to experiment with Linux. But, Paco had to go and discover an impressive piece of equipment at Fry’s Electronics… a Compaq Presario R3160. It’s much more expensive than I had planned on, but boy, is it sweet. It has an AMD 64 bit Athlon, 80 GB hard drive, 512 MB memory, and a 64 MB nVidia GeForce4.

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Avoiding the Kool-aid

11 May

When 802.11g came out, I didn’t jump on it right away. I figured until my laptop at work and my TiVo could use g, I would stick with b. But, I always had it in mind that I would pick up the Microsoft 802.11g gear when I bought a house. No more. Microsoft just dropped the product line. Oh well, the whole reason for buying the Microsoft gear was that it was supposed to be easy to use and compatible with all the desktop games, but I suspect it doesn’t play as well with Linux as I’d want it to.
Speaking of Linux, Suse 9.1 is out. I know what I’ll be doing this weekend.

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In Other News…

08 May

My wife, Laura, finally finished Law School yesterday. It’s two weeks to graduation, after which we jump in her truck and drive down to Dallas (she lives in St. Louis for school). So, we’ll finally get to act married. You already married people can tell me whether that’s a good thing or not. 🙂

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Well, I Got the Job … Now What?

07 May

I just got promoted at work, to “Director of e-healthSOURCE Development”. e-healthSOURCE is our marketing term for all the infrastructure and architecture that power our healthcare apps. I had been team lead already, but this gives me management responsibility.

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