Thursday, March 31, 2005

vacation. i booked my flight for my spring vacation. i'm going to visit k in berlin. j has been itching to travel too, so he's coming along as well. we might make a side trip to edinburgh or amsterdam as well.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

proud uncle again. carson kolstad meet the world, world carson kolstad. mum and baby are both doing well.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

to lve.'s point, yes, more people are motivated by fear than any other force or catalyst. what would the world be like it if were love instead?
Excerpt from The Moon and Sixpence (Maugham)
But one fact was made clear to me: people talk of beauty lightly, and having no feeling for words, they use that one carelessly, so that it loses its force; and the thing it stands for, sharing its name with a hundred trivial objects, is deprived of dignity. They call beautiful a dress, a dog, a sermon; and when they are face to face with Beauty cannot recognize it. The false emphasis with which they try to deck their worthless thoughts blunts their susceptibilities. Like the charlatan who counterfeits a spiritual force he has sometimes felt, they lose the power they have abused. But Stroeve, the unconquerable buffoon, had a love and an understanding of beauty which were as honest and sincere as was his own sincere and honest soul. It meant to him what God means to the believer, and when he saw it he was afraid.

this is the same reason i have always avoided using the word 'love' in any trivial way.

Saturday, March 26, 2005

i've decided to take m. up on her offer to spend Easter at her parents' house. i just felt like getting out of the city and spending Easter with a family. happy Easter!

Friday, March 25, 2005

why wait until your dead to get your work in big name museums? i have to admit i admire the gumption it must take to pull something like this off.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

well, we're in production. not without our fair share of hickups and hurdles, but big one is done. we dropped another minor patch tonight. but if you're considering a home equity loan, you can submit on online at Chase.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

i'm heading to work in about an hour to do our production implementation. hopefully in about 6 hours (6am sunday) we'll be accepting external internet traffic to our site.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

happy st patrick's day. have a guinness.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

in the last two and a half months, i've made as much as did all last year. that is fairly amazing.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

get em while theyre hot.

Sunday, March 13, 2005

my thoughts were so loud i couldn't hear my mouth
-modest mouse

Saturday, March 12, 2005

spam. i noticed that coffee has been the latest new craze for spammers.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

i'm glad to see that st giles will be getting some tlc.
today was the first day in a long time i came home from work at a normal hour. i left the office at about 5:45pm. now, before you think i had a short day, i still had to work from about 7:30-9 once i got home. what was bizzare is that since i've been commuting home generally between 9pm-1am, i forgot what it's like to see so many people in the streets and on the subway in the evening. i started to feel as tho the subway was my personal transportation, not public transportation.

today was 11hrs at work, and the shortest day this week. the good news is that we did our final QA drop tonight. so, as long as no other major issues arise, things should be more reasonable. launch is scheduled for march 20.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

i finally got a new phone (phone number and plan) this weekend. i stayed with cingular/at&t because they had the best plan and phones. with my corporate discount and all the other discounts and rebates, i was able to get the motorola v551 pretty much for free. it has all the same features as the razor, but in a different form factor. i have to say, the software and interface is not nearly as intuitive as my nokia, but overall i like it so far. if anyone has a good place to download free or cheap ringtones, let me know.
babies. it seems like everyone i know is expecting a baby. in the forefront is my sister, who is due in a about 3 weeks. and i just heard a couple i'm good friends with back home is expecting their second. there are a few more, but they're still not officially 'public' yet.

congratulations to all. i hope everyone continues to be happy and healthy.