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Sunday, August 17, 2008
WTD

How… appropriate.

What the Duck.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Not a Real Post

I should really start writing here more often, but that’s unlikely. This post is just to let you know that, not to say anything else. Lazy, unmotivated… nothing new.

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Thursday, July 31, 2008
with my freeze ray I will stop the world

Well, the Mets are no longer in first. They’re only half a game out, and I have a feeling the Mets and Phillies (and maybe the Marlins) will be trading first place back and forth through the end of the season. It would be an exciting division race if I didn’t care about the outcome. Since I do, it’ll just be stressful instead.

A lot’s happened since my last real post over three weeks ago. I went to NY. Went to a Mets game at Shea. Didn’t go to the 15 inning All-Star game at Yankee Stadium. Saw Billy Joel at Shea. Took home some warning track dirt. Flew back to LA on Virgin America first class. Bowled in the CA State tournament, badly. My tuesday night summer league team has moved into first place, and we barely held it after the first week there. Four weeks left to try to stay there. My parents are out visiting now, and leave tomorrow. A bunch of other stuff I’m leaving out, too. No motivation to write, as usual.

I don’t know why (or if) anyone still reads this, but I certainly wouldn’t blame anyone for not doing it. This blog has been pretty damn boring lately.

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Thursday, July 24, 2008
Alone in First

I feel like I’m being set up for disappointment. That would be nothing new.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008
So Unmotivated

I really suck at this whole blogging thing. I’ve had so much I could write about over the past couple of weeks, but I’m just way too unmotivated to do it, even though I sit at work all day with very little to do. I guess I can give a quick summary of some stuff.

Google has apparently started penalizing poker blogs, or any blog that sells paid links without rel=”nofollow”, or something. The result is that people can’t actually find what they’re searching for. Search for my name, and this page doesn’t come up until the sixth page of results. ColorPearl (http://www.geekandproud.net/blackberry-software/) isn’t there until the third page of results. Both of these use to the first hit, and most likely what people were actually searching for. I realize there are other people with my name, but three out of the first four hits on my name are about me, just not this site. Someone had to post this: http://forums.crackberry.com/f79/looking-softreset-app-48982, looking for one of my other Blackberry apps. Google is failing. I might have to find a new search engine. “softreset blackberry” doesn’t show my page until the fifth page of results. Also, the spam filter on gmail has been seriously lacking for a while now. They need to get their act together again.

Update: Just searched for all those things on Yahoo! The Blackberry software comes up as the first hit, and the search for my name brings this page up as the second hit. Google is broken as a search engine.

The fire in the area has moved away from the city, and there’s nothing left to burn between here and there, so my house should be in no danger. I moved a bunch of stuff from home to the office, anyway, though. Things could change, I suppose, and I’m going on vacation tomorrow, and will be gone a while. While there’s not really any danger anymore, that hasn’t stopped the power from going out every day since Wednesday. It’s been quite annoying. If you’ve been following me on twitter, you probably knew that. I was in the new bar Wednesday night (it opened Tuesday, but I was bowling), and at some point during the night walked home, got a flashlight, and walked back. It was a fun night.

Tomorrow morning, I fly out to NY, where I’m staying for a week and a half. Hopefully, I’ll get to a game at Shea while I’m there. I’m also going to a Billy Joel concert at Shea, and quite possibly the All-Star game at Yankee Stadium. I’m flying back directly to LA, not Santa Barbara. The next morning, I’m bowling down there the CA state bowling tournament. It’s going to be a good couple of weeks, I hope.

The Mets are starting to show signs of life. They’re above .500 again! They just took three of four from the Phillies, but the last two games were a whole lot more interesting than they should have been. Last night, they had a 9 run lead, and almost blew it. They won the game 10-9, with the tying run on base. Now they get to face the Giants, so if the recent pattern follows, they’ll lose this series. They’ve been beating the good teams (Phillies, Angels, Yankees) and losing to the bad ones (Padres, Rockies, Mariners). It’s very frustrating.

Damn, some of my vacation days for this trip might have to be taken unpaid. That sucks. I kept asking how many days I had left, and kept getting no reply. Maybe I can take them from the next quarter.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Gap Fire

There’s a fire in the mountains near my house right now. At the moment, there’s no danger but it’s very dry and the winds could change anytime. I’m not really worried about it, though.

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That’s the fire seen behind my house. My house isn’t burning. Click through for a bigger image.

In other news, a new bar just opened up around the corner from my house. Walking distance. And I know the owners (they’re bowlers). And I’ll probably know a lot of the regulars (also bowlers). This can’t be good for my liver or wallet. It’ll never be a problem getting the Mets game on, though. Also, they have a Wii in the bar. That should be… interesting.

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Thursday, June 19, 2008
it’s about time

Well, I guess it’s not here yet. At least it’s been announced.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_in_Rock_Band#Future_downloads

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Stupid Rules

Cameras:
Still photography and hand-held video cameras for personal use are allowed in the ballpark. Per MLB restrictions game action cannot be recorded. Professional photography equipment, cameras with lenses larger than four inches and camera support pods are not permitted. Please be courteous to those around you when taking pictures. Please do not stand at the bottom of an aisle to take pictures.

http://losangeles.angels.mlb.com/ana/ballpark/guide.jsp#C

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Bring Back Bobby V!

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