Twitter Posts for 2007-08-31

  • Lightning striking a plane…crazy. #
  • Testing out Tweetr…who knows if this will actually work. #
  • Well that is certainly a wonderful start to the day. Justin – 1, database – 0 🙂 #
  • to buy a new computer, or to not buy a new computer… and if so, which? #
  • dear god, the CEO just walked by…no pressure to look busy. #
  • S.S.D.D. (look it up) …super busy, but it’s almost the weekend! #
  • …phone conference, how fun. Is it time for lunch yet? #
  • another phone conference, and then fixing a database…wee! #
  • “fixed” a database…waiting to hear if I broke things or not…the suspense is killing me. #
  • Ok…time for me to go home. grr… #
  • and *flop* …wow, what a week. #
  • Got my Vista SP1 opt-in email …sweet 🙂 #

Review: Kanye West – Graduation

Kanye West - Graduation album cover
Don’t ask how, but I’ve acquired a copy of the new Kanye West – Graduation album. It doesn’t technically drop until September 11th, but I’ve got a copy. What kind of douche bag drops an album on 9/11? Oh wait, Kanye and this guy. Anyways, I’ve listened to it for a while, and my general feeling is that the album is garbage. The lyrics are pretty good (for Kanye at least), but the music behind the lyrics is mostly crap.
The two exceptions to an otherwise subpar and uninspired album would be the single on the radio “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” and the previously unreleased “Everything I am”. Save your money, and buy the upcoming Army of the Pharaohs album that drops September 25th.
p.s. I tag this post as “hip hop”, but I use that term very loosely when it comes to this album…
Rating: (based on the “retail” album)
[xrr rating=3/5]

Review: Talib Kweli – Ear Drum

Talib Kweli Ear Drum
Chilling here in ATL (Atlanta) listening to the advance of Talib Kweli’s Ear Drum. Barnes and Noble has Ear Drum’s release date at July 24th, but I don’t think that’s correct. Anyways, so far I am definitely impressed with the album. Here is a pretty good early preview of Ear Drum.
Early rating: (based on the advanced album, things could still change for the retail:
6/20 Update: I have acquired a copy of the retail album, and after plenty of listening I have updated my rating from a 4.5 to a 4.0
8/30 Update: I have updated my rating of this album. It’s DEFINITELY grown on me. I love this album.
Rating: (based on the “retail” album I have acquired)
[xrr rating=4.5/5]

Twitter Posts for 2007-08-29

  • My company is going to give me all kinds of crazy benefits…very very cool (for part-time) #
  • even Castro likes Clinton-Obama ticket… #
  • flippin exhausted…time for bed. #
  • It is shaping up to be a very busy day…I don’t know yet if it will be a good busy or a bad busy though. #
  • I really feel like just crawling back into bed this morning…so exhausted for some reason #
  • writing test cases based on use cases…fun fun. #
  • time for a lunch meeting, then a meeting, and then a meeting…woohoo #
  • change of plans, phone conference, meeting, meeting,…*flop* #
  • One of my meetings ended up being canceled…writing Use Cases instead. #

Twitter Posts for 2007-08-28

  • same shit different day…wireless still does not work on my laptop, there’s a real surprise. #
  • I am hoping the day flies by, but as we know, the chances of that are very slim. #
  • Reading about Visual Basic (6 not .NET…yeah I know) until something else pops up today. #
  • learning some Visual Basic 6 #
  • I just sold a car I’ve been trying to get rid of for 5 years…and for more money that I could hope for. #
  • Today is looking like a great day, even if my cell phone is freaking out for no good reason #
  • Ok…I am already sick of learning Visual Basic 6. #
  • definitely time for some new contact lenses…because these ones are horrible (or my cleaning solution sucks). #
  • Here’s to hoping the unlock is released…just to screw AT&T #
  • Watching the Red Sox vs. Yankees game (with a beer). Dice K is not looking too sharp. #

Twitter Posts for 2007-08-27

  • AIM Beta v6.5.3.12 shows great promise, but also is VERY buggy. #
  • getting ready for bed…it’s going to be a busy week. #
  • well it turns out my boss won’t be in today, and my boss’s boss either…this should be fun. (no) #
  • So I can use gTalk to Twitter from work…how cool (if this works). #
  • someone gave me a huge colorful flower…how odd and nice 🙂 #
  • futzing around until my 10am call…futz is a technical term #
  • sorting a few thousand envelopes kind of sucks.. #
  • Alberto Gonzales, the lying douche bag, has finally retired. Thank god. #
  • Sitting outside, enjoying the gorgeous weather. #
  • here’s to hoping this afternoon flies by… #
  • spend the afternoon fighting with Visual Basic 6…ick. Writing documentation until 4… #
  • Wonderful…AIM decided to delete an entire group of my contacts. Cute… #
  • messing with AIM, trying to make it unsuck. #

Twitter Posts for 2007-08-26

  • Is it just me or does Leopard kind of look ugly? Some things are shiny, others aren’t…ick. #
  • I wish someone would create a Twitter desktop app for Windows that does not suck. It can’t be this hard…geez. #
  • Bush doesn’t get to question anyone’s patriotism #
  • “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it” – Mark Twain #
  • Bill Maher on Feminism…hilarious #
  • I just hacked Windows Live Photo Gallery onto Windows XP…that was productive #
  • Halo 3 is gold! …1 more month. #
  • I wish I had 2GB of RAM in my mac mini…1GB is not enough to run virtual machines #
  • I had a nice battle with my router this afternoon…I think I won *knocks on wood* #
  • Playing with Ubuntu Gutsy Tribe 5 …very cool. Thinking about dual-booting with it, but wireless is still a pain in the ass. #

Twitter Posts for 2007-08-25

  • playing with Community Server…pretty cool, but not worth $100. #
  • I don’t feel bad about stealing Bioshock…even the demo installs spyware without my permission. Very uncool #
  • company picnic today, hopefully the thunderstorms hold off #
  • back from the picnic, and…*flop* #
  • Watching the Mets game because I can’t watch the Red Sox game online…stupid blackouts. #
  • Jose Reyes is so ridiculously good it’s scary. He’s must be my favorite baseball player to watch…he’s just so exciting. #
  • test Twitter update from gTalk…I hope this works #
  • Pownced: username: Dear Pownce, Need a few more Invites.
    Thank You,
    Username: Dear Pownce,
    Need a few more In.. #
  • I am really temped to watch Love Actually, though I know it will just make me feel like crap afterwards #

Images That Changed The World

Images That Changed The World:

Some people might be offended or upset by these images but this isn’t my intentions I just want it to be thought provoking and enlightening, and for people to talk about the past and to never forget, because we need to learn from past events other wise we will keep repeating history.

That’s a lofty statement, but it’s true. I’ll be honest, the 9/11 “The Falling Man” image almost made me cry. It’s a heartbreaking post, but it’s worthwhile to read through the entire thing.