Archive for the 'Personal' Category

Atlantic City!

December 4, 2008 2:21 pm by christian

I love Atlantic City. It gets a bad rap for being dirty and trashy and crime-ridden, but it’s a pretty fun place if you like to gamble. I’m heading up there tonight for the World Series Of Poker Circuit Event at Harrah’s. I love playing tournament poker and these WSOPCEs tend to draw very large fields so it should be fun. I’ll be there 3 or 4 days depending on how well I do. Wish me luck!

Choke

October 18, 2008 6:07 pm by brian

For those of you who have not seen the adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s book “Choke”, see it now before it leaves the theaters. In my opinion it was a great adaptation that was true to the spirit and the tone of the book. Now, true, there is some humor in the movie and rather than making you feel disgusted at Victor they make you nervously laugh along, but this was a great add on to the story.

Tradition Dies Here Show

September 9, 2008 12:16 am by brian

Tonight Patrick and I will be playing our first show in nine months. It’s the release show for our new CD which can be downloaded from our website – http://tradition.dead-city.org.

8:00 PM @ Bervin House (929 Farragut St NW, Washington, DC)

From the Depths (NC)
Tradition Dies Here (DC)
Helsinki (MD)
True Womanhood (??)

DC to get Verizon FiOS

August 8, 2008 12:21 pm by christian

Today The Washington Post reports that the nation’s capital has struck a deal with Verizon to bring their blazing-fast FiOS internet and tv service to it. This is exciting news given that the federal government had previously been requiring Verizon to lease ALL of their unused fiber to the government for their use. Looking forward to mind-bogglingly fast internet, but also hoping the TV service is good enough to compete with Comcast’s offerings. Comcast has had a stranglehold on the DC cable market and this new competition gives me hope that we might be able to dump our $200/mo cable bills soon!

Domain Silliness

August 7, 2008 12:49 am by brian

So Chris and I talked a bit more tonight about domain registrations and how we’re going to add that feature to our billing software. Trick is, it’s going to be a lot of coding so it may be a but. We promise that we’re hauling ass trying to get stuff working asap.

<3 brian

So I still hate the iphone…

August 1, 2008 3:33 pm by brian

But the addition of the app store makes it slightly more bearable. Mainly I can say (after a year of hacking and various use) that I can’t wait for the blackberry bold.

Beach Time for ME

July 30, 2008 1:04 pm by christian

I’ve been “down the shore” on Long Beach Island, NJ for a few days and will be here through the end of the week.  As a kid I was taken here by my parents almost every summer, and it remains our relaxation destination of choice.  Nothing like a week of sitting on the beach, playing tennis, and grilling seafood with family and friends, away from the rest of civilization (but somehow not away from the internet…), to recharge the batteries.

CNBC Has Let Me Down

July 25, 2008 4:36 pm by brian

I admit it. I like CNBC.

I like to keep track of how the investments I made for my mother are going (she’s in retirement and with the recent passing of my father, we invested some money to ensure security in her golden years). I spent the better part of the day yesterday trying to figure out how I could get CNBC in the office free and/or cheap. First, I spent hours and hours searching trying to find an online feed. Nada (at least with non-windows media player support). Then it was trying to figure out ways to get it from my house to the office. Slingbox seemed a good choice at first. After all, thats exactly what it’s designed to do. No linux support though. In the end, I have a feeling I will be going the route of mythtv to give this a shot.

Back from the beach.

July 18, 2008 12:29 pm by brian

Well all, I’m back from the beach. South Carolina was a blast. I didn’t quite get my fill of boiled peanuts, but mini-golf (putt-putt), fireworks, & bowling (my highest game ever – 114) were a blast. Once i get things straight and catch up on Logjamming stuff I’ll post some photos!

Beach Time!

July 10, 2008 1:33 pm by brian

Hey all. I’m heading to South Carolina till tuesday. Until then, Any development stuff I’ve been working on for you will be on hold. Pat and Welch will still be doing support and Josh and Chris will be on hand to assist. Just giving our wonderful customers a heads up!