Twitter Posts for the week of 2008-12-28

  • I think I’m going to be starting work on a brand new project soon. I’m pretty psyched. #
  • last day of work for the week…can’t wait to be done. really need to catch up on sleep tomorrow. #
  • I really need to update my Touch to 2.2 …but I really don’t feel like reinstalling all of my *cough* special applications again. #
  • gotta a date with hot chocolate and my book (East of Eden…SOO good) #
  • http://is.gd/dfdC …a house….built entirely using CSS background colors. absolutely ridiculous (and cool) #
  • Merry Christmas and all that jazz. #
  • it’s snowing now, and yet it’s supposed to be 60 something tomorrow…. wtf? #
  • downloading Windows 7 Beta 1 (I think) …we shall know in a few hours πŸ™‚ #
  • @film_girl I’ll let you know once I get this downloaded and installed. Happy holiday! πŸ™‚ in reply to film_girl #
  • @jeremyb build is: 7000.0.081212-1400 @kkhipple info on where to download it (for now it’s a mess…Chinese site, using an app in Chinese). in reply to jeremyb #
  • @JamesProud @jeremyb @kkhipple by the way, this has been confirmed to be real. They may release the x64 build soon also. in reply to JamesProud #
  • @JamesProud yeah right…I wish. Can you still pull some strings to get me in? πŸ˜› in reply to JamesProud #
  • @JamesProud it’s a pain in the ass…you need to install an app entrirely in Chinese. A torrent is being made right now. I’ll send the link. in reply to JamesProud #
  • @kkhipple @jeremyb @JamesProud http://is.gd/dAR1 …it’s the real deal. Beta 1. in reply to kkhipple #
  • Having my own little James Bond marathon this afternoon… #
  • @JamesProud so far Moonraker, (currently watching) Goldfinger, and then maybe From Russia with Love πŸ™‚ in reply to JamesProud #
  • if anyone is using Project Playlist (playlist.com) feel free to friend me @ http://www.playlist.com/xxdesmus #
  • Wow! Windows 7 Beta 1 … start the install to desktop in 15 minutes flat. Consider me VERY impressed. #
  • planing on doing virtually nothing productive all weekend long #
  • I’m getting tired of this. #
  • watching the Survivorman marathon because I’m just bored. #
  • http://is.gd/dMmh “Poughkeepsie Tapes” – I originally went to school in Poughkeepsie in 2001. The trailer for this scares the shit out of me #

Playlist.com – Soon to be popular? Or dead?

A new site called Project Playlist has popped up recently. It lets you create playlists (duh) and listen to music for free. You can then embed these playlists as music players in various web pages, but not Facebook or MySpace for the moment. The record labels are quite obviously not too happy about this considering you can listen to full songs an unlimited number of times effortlessly. We’ll see if this site sticks around, but for now try it out and enjoy the player embedded below:

Twitter Posts for the week of 2008-12-21

  • wandering Manhattan this morning…eventually finding a place to collapse and read this afternoon. 60 with a slight breeze…gorgeous day. #
  • just got a free breakfast …that’s always a good start to a day πŸ™‚ #
  • anyone have any invites for Unblab? It looks like it could be pretty cool/handy. #
  • http://is.gd/c9pF Greasemonkey that finally makes the Remember the Milk web UI NOT suck. Great script! #
  • Lunch with the girl and finding a cafe to read in…busy day I know. #
  • well crap. It looks like New Years Eve is going to be ridiculously expensive. I don’t know why I’m actually shocked, but I am. #
  • Leaving NYC yet again. Unhappy to say the least. #
  • Las Vegas airport is closed …they have some massive snow storm apparently. #
  • @nwjerseyliz apparently neither did Las Vegas πŸ˜› …I imagine they panicked when they saw even a few inches in reply to nwjerseyliz #
  • I need a vacation after my vacation… exhausted. #
  • I just broke Excel. my formula is too long. *pouts* #
  • http://typedeskref.com/ If anyone wants to buy me the “The Typographic Desk Reference” I’d promise to like you. I really want this book. #
  • http://bit.ly/ZAIB Snow storm hits Southern California and Las Vegas #
  • wow, today’s build of Firefox 3.2pre (Minefield) SUCKS ASS. It’s easily crashed on me 10 times in the past 2 hours. #
  • slowly but surely setting up the new laptop. getting close I think #
  • @ckanal I just got a Dell XPS M1530 …I’m liking it a lot so far. in reply to ckanal #
  • note to self: copying over 95GB of music is going to take a while *twiddling thumbs* #
  • @StarrGazr I’m slightly more coordi….. crap. πŸ˜› in reply to StarrGazr #
  • @chrisriedinger well I honestly listen to Last.FM the majority of the time these days, but I’m still fond of my dusty music library. πŸ™‚ in reply to chrisriedinger #
  • @mariofantoni I seriously need to clean out my music library. I’ll be the first to admit it. It’s embarassingly cluttered right now. in reply to mariofantoni #
  • Wow…looking at the radar, and this storm looks NASTY. Sure wish I worked from home today. #
  • is absolutely freezing. I sure wish my office would turn the heat on. Wait, cost cutting. oh right. #
  • Has no freaking idea what is going on. #
  • wow, for some stupid reason I still end up surprised. #
  • she’s lost, and I’m following her into the abyss. #
  • Feeling absolutely awful. Really want to go home and sleep… ugh. #

My Reading List

So now that I’ve officially graduated from college  *pauses for applause* (just kidding) I have all kinds of plans to read like it’s my job. I’ve missed out on reading many of the literary classics because being a psychology major has severely limited my exposure to reading for pleasure. I plan to rectify this travesty gradually, but with strenuous vigor in the future. That being said I’ve started to gather my list of books that I plan to read. This list will of course grow (and shrink) as I find more books, but at least it’s a start.
[Update 1.21.09 — Google is going to close down Google Notebook so I’ve moved these lists to Zoho Notebook instead.

Twitter Posts for the week of 2008-12-14

  • coffee, playing with Widows 7 (6956), and getting ready to start studying. #
  • wow… yeah, about the studying thing. *nervous laugh* motivation is almost completely gone. #
  • I’m easily amused: Window 7’s WordPad app can open MS Word 2007 documents (DOCX) …very very cool. no more installing Word to open 1 doc #
  • @JamesProud knew you would be man πŸ˜› …kind of ironic. I’m cutting back right now on Twitter usage as well. in reply to JamesProud #
  • http://is.gd/aCDJ “Weekend Update:Plaxico Burress” on SNL…hilarious. #
  • It’s always fun playing around with the Wayback Machine: http://web.archive.org/ check out some of your favourite sites. #
  • turned in a final this morning. he made us drive in (20 minutes) to meet with him for literally 4 minutes. but hey, it’s done πŸ™‚ #
  • half heartedly studying for my final tomorrow …just…no…more…motivation left. #
  • oh Bryan Adams…you were so emo before emo ever existed #
  • listening/singing along to Christmas music and doing some work for the job on I’m supposed to be on vacation from *sigh* #
  • a little studying, a little prepping for a presentation, and in general probably not being as productive as I should be. #
  • Retweet: @ccheever suggests this Facebook Connect WordPress plugin: http://idek.net/sO ….works perfectly! Thanks. #
  • this is one those classic Xmas songs every should recognize… Γ’β„’Β« http://blip.fm/~12hfk #
  • GMAIL has a TO DO LIST finally! It’s awkward as hell, but it’s better than nothing! #
  • Gmail’s task manager/to do list sucks right now. Hopefully they will improve it to be close to RTM’s Gmail sidebar. #
  • 1 presentation and 1 written final today…so close to being done. #
  • Presentation finished…written final coming up. So close to being done I can almost taste it. #
  • All I have left before I graduate: 1 ten minute presentation tomorrow afternoon! πŸ™‚ #
  • forgot I needed to make a PPT for my presentation tomorrow…doh! #
  • having SERIOUS motivational issues with this PPT…ugh. #
  • http://is.gd/aUtl “Snowflakes as you’ve never seen them before” …simply incredible. #
  • looking at laptops … thinking about a Dell 15″ Studio, an ASUS F8, or a MacBook…decisions decisions… #
  • Taking any and all suggestions: looking to get a new laptop. around $1,100-$1,300. Anyone have any suggestions? #
  • @JamesProud MacBook is way under powered for the price though. I can get way faster for a few hundred cheaper. in reply to JamesProud #
  • @chrisriedinger I’m building a Latitude E6500 right now …great suggestion πŸ™‚ in reply to chrisriedinger #
  • @giga I prefer power over how pretty it looks. πŸ˜› in reply to giga #
  • @giga My plastic Dell Latitude D810 has lasted me 3 years without any problems. I’ll take power over pretty any day of the week. in reply to giga #
  • @giga well a 13″ is actually smaller than I’d like. I’m lookin 15.4″ …weight isn’t a huge deal honestly. 1lb diff isn’t a big deal. in reply to giga #
  • @chrisriedinger the only option for a discrete is a Quadro …that’s kind of too bad. 😦 in reply to chrisriedinger #
  • @chrisriedinger ouch…this is getting really expensive fast. starts with an 80GB HDD 5400RPM? geez… in reply to chrisriedinger #
  • @chrisriedinger don’t really game much any more. in reply to chrisriedinger #
  • @chrisriedinger wow, the E6500 is actually really sexy (while still being a bit industrial) in reply to chrisriedinger #
  • @chrisriedinger @giga the problem is I’m being picky. I want to get a WUXGA …I ❀ my 1920×1200 laptop now. so nice, not easy/cheap … in reply to chrisriedinger #
  • @chrisriedinger have you seen one of the Dell Studio’s in person? I’m curious if they are as nice in person as they look online. in reply to chrisriedinger #
  • @chrisriedinger yeah…such decisions πŸ˜› I won’t lie: the MacBook is sexy, but I hate the glass screen, and it’s horribly over priced. in reply to chrisriedinger #
  • @chrisriedinger none of the XPS’s have the C2D with the 1066Mhz FSB. weird. the Studio’s do though. in reply to chrisriedinger #
  • @chrisriedinger http://is.gd/aVkU what do you think about this ASUS? the 5,400 RPM HDD is the only problem I see really. in reply to chrisriedinger #
  • @chrisriedinger good to know! I didn’t think there was a huge speed difference. in reply to chrisriedinger #
  • wet slushy snow this morning… coffee and avoiding going outside as long as possible. #
  • if monkey’s snowed it would be snowing like one right now. πŸ˜› #
  • @chrisriedinger @giga I think I’m pretty much set on a Dell XPS 1530 πŸ™‚ …hopefully buying it tonight/tomorrow in reply to chrisriedinger #
  • @chrisriedinger will take a look. This is my 1st actual laptop purchase (long story), so I’m kinda being picky about the specific parts πŸ™‚ in reply to chrisriedinger #
  • Retweeting @wmacphail: Xmas Fact: Rudolph’s nose is only red when he has an unheard message. #
  • done and done! … I just graduated. πŸ™‚ (it has not actually set in yet) #
  • @keramurphy @steelopus Thank you πŸ™‚ in reply to keramurphy #
  • @scottymrit lol…yeah *sigh*. I’m aware. πŸ™‚ Thank you! in reply to scottymrit #
  • http://is.gd/b4tY my brand new Dell XPS M1530 should be here by the end of next week! πŸ™‚ #
  • so insanely excited to be going to NYC this morning/afternoon. I quite literally could barely sleep. πŸ™‚ #
  • my dog is SOO not pleased. he is laying in the foyer with his head on the bottom step looking at me as I run around getting stuff together. #
  • got on the early flight to NYC! score! πŸ™‚ #
  • Someone is quite openly smoking pot in their car out in front of the JetBlue terminal…this is why I love NYC :p #
  • Cold and rainy but at least it’s New York. #
  • off to the Museum of Natural History in NYC for the morning/afternoon… #

Brand new laptop: Dell XPS M1530

Dell XPS M1530
Just bought a new laptop and it should be here by the end of next week when I get back from NYC. I’m headed down to see my girlfriend again…yes, yet again. This is my gift to myself for graduating from college. 7 days and 6 nights with my girl…can’t wait!
Here’s the specs of my brand new Dell XPS M1530:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T8300 (2.4GHz/800MHz FSB, 3M L2 Cache)
  • Tuxedo Black Casing
  • 4GB of DDR2 RAM at 667MHz (2 Dimms)
  • 15.4 inch Wide Screen WXGA+ TrueLife LED LCD with 2.0 MP Camera
  • 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
  • 320GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
  • Microsoft Windows Vista with SP1 Home Premium Edition 64-bit Edition
  • 8X DVD+/-RW Slot Load Drive
  • Dell Wireless 1505 Wireless-N Mini-card
  • 6-cell (56 WHr) Lithium Ion Battery
  • Finger Print Reader
  • Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth Module (2.0+EDR)

Needless to say I’m extremely excited! :)  I’ll post some type of review with screen shots once I get a chance to get it all set up and fine tuned.

Twitter Posts for the week of 2008-12-07

  • 2,000 miles in the past 5 days. freaking exhausted. #
  • going to be a crazy busy week …really need to get a lot of work done unless I want next week (last week of undergrad!!) to be hell. #
  • listening to this weekends “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me”. Chris Paul is HILARIOUS! #
  • busy day and a very busy week. I need to be insanely productive this week. (we’ll see about that plan) #
  • listening to the new Kanye album…trying to like it. Really not feeling it though. Electronic/synthesized music is just not my thing. #
  • got the brand new Common album “Universal_Mind_Control” … kind of feeling it. it’s a new sound for Common. #
  • @JamesProud you gotta get the new Common …it’s pretty good. in reply to JamesProud #
  • lofty goals for this evening … doubt I’ll actually get all of this work done, but I can hope. #
  • federated search in Windows 7 is freaking awesome. being able to search Flickr/Yahoo/YouTube right inside explorer is really handy #
  • reading and then bed time. #
  • coffee and class all day long. Trying to stay away and motivated for all the work I need to do this evening. #
  • Seriously, I’d love for something else to go wrong today. That’d be just awesome. #
  • @aliciamk when do you finish your finals? My school finishes on 12/12 whick I think is crazy early. in reply to aliciamk #
  • @aliciamk very nice. good luck! πŸ™‚ in reply to aliciamk #
  • @aliciamk me too … but I graduate in 1 week (and 2 days) at least πŸ™‚ in reply to aliciamk #
  • http://is.gd/9Xgk (YouTube) … senior adult choir singing hip hop. HILARIOUS! #
  • paper writing all evening #
  • wow …motivation and focus …where the hell did you go? #
  • Retweeting @panache: Can’t get Britney Spears’ “Womanizer” out of my head. This is proof that God hates me. #
  • up to date info on this evening’s GA runoff (CNN) http://is.gd/6m7J #
  • @majornelson Microsoft did an AWESOME job. This is so much better. Very very well done. in reply to majornelson #
  • http://is.gd/9Z4V John Oliver: Senior Motherf**ker Analyst” “the flaw of these industrial strength douchebags” – about the Mumbai attacks #
  • ok … need to finish a paper this morning so I can go to my seminar, and then come home to write another paper. *sigh* …almost done. #
  • so close to graduating … 1 final. 1 paper. 2 presentations (1 short, 1 medium). #
  • @Rysac1 Thanks! You too! πŸ™‚ in reply to Rysac1 #
  • trying really hard not to freak out … tons of stuff to get done in the next few days. #
  • anyone need an invite to Demonoid? DM me your email address if you do. #
  • @JamesProud I’m not in love with it, but I like “Punch Drunk Love” and “Announcement” so far in reply to JamesProud #
  • yeah…I think I’m going to change the topic for my seminar research paper. yeah, it’s due in 6 days. um…am I dumb? #
  • is Gmail acting up for anyone right now? It won’t load for me … #
  • paper writing all morning long #
  • http://is.gd/a1YU “Prop 8 – the Musical” … you really should watch this. #
  • loving the look of the new Google Reader …much cleaner. #
  • time to summarize 13 research articles … ok go! #
  • having MAJOR motivation issues this evening. son of a bitch. #
  • I’m seriously considering going to bed …I’m exhausted and it’s only 9:30. wtf? #
  • last day of work for almost 2 weeks ….CRAZY excited about that. in other news I’m exhausted. #
  • holy crap. my company would like me to tell them everything I’ve done over the past year, with an estimate for hours per task. wtf? #
  • potentially very good things brewing here at work *knocks on wood* πŸ™‚ #
  • insane amount of work finish today. probably not going to finish it all. *sigh* #
  • @bangbang23 why update to RC1? RTM is next Wednesday I thought? in reply to bangbang23 #
  • @lizwebpage yeah, it’s not a great sign. In fact they did cut off catering months ago πŸ˜› in reply to lizwebpage #
  • 4 hours of data crunching/massaging later 1 of 2 the reports are done. #
  • I just volunteered to take on an obscene amount of work. what the hell is wrong with me? #
  • not going to bed tonight until I am at least on page 5 of my last paper (ever?) #
  • @StarrGazr lightweight! πŸ˜› in reply to StarrGazr #
  • @StarrGazr so go back to bed then princess πŸ˜‰ in reply to StarrGazr #
  • to do: finish my last undergrad research paper ever. start studying/preparinf for 3 presentations. …almost there! #
  • booting up build 6956 of Windows 7 *cough* #
  • @JamesProud yeah, for the time being at least. in reply to JamesProud #
  • @Marc_Meyer no, but it does look interesting…you going to give it a try? in reply to Marc_Meyer #
  • coffee + paper writing. #
  • @StarrGazr damn kids πŸ˜› in reply to StarrGazr #
  • I ❀ MS OneNote 2007 for mind mapping/paper planning. SO helpful. #
  • slow but steady progress. this certainly will not be the finest paper I’ve ever written…that’s for sure. #
  • @Marc_Meyer did you like that site? anything exciting? in reply to Marc_Meyer #
  • @JamesProud you can dump the 6956 VHD and then repair it into a native install apparently. trying that right now… in reply to JamesProud #
  • @JamesProud an install DVD for Win 7 Build 6956 has been built: http://is.gd/av7E in reply to JamesProud #
  • finished his last undergrad paper ever … Starbucks as a reward? sounds good to me. #

John Oliver: Senior Motherf**ker Analyst

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