Archive for June, 2007

My first iPhone post

Yep, this is my very first post via my new iPhone. I’m kind of amazed at how fast Safari is on this phone. Since I’m using WiFi, I’m pulling in pages as if I was on my laptop computer. Well, I’m finished dropping the kids off at the pool. I’ll flush the toilet and was my hands before I start the BBQing.

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iPhone, it’s pretty kewl…

The Cube - On iPhoneYep, the count down came to zero and I waited in line for an hour and a half to finally purchase a 8GB iPhone. After driving a 30 minute drive home, I spent the next 6 hours playing and configuring until I couldn’t stay awake anymore. This thing is pretty kewl. The phone quality is pretty good, all the functionality of a normal phone are easy to use. One down fall is that I have not found a way to set one of my songs as a ring tone. I can only use the default ringers, which I personally dislike. The WiFi is kewl and using Safari is great. I’ve noticed that when playing some QuickTime movies from Apple.com, the browser will crash and send me back to the main menu. That kind of sucks… The iPod portion of the gadget it the same, duh, it plays music.

Anyway, I’m going to go play some more. And to explain the picture. One of my colleagues wrote a nice little rant about the Apple employees getting a free iPod (life long the Cubelodyte). I kind of feel the same way, but oh well, I’m not an Apple employ anymore, but I still enjoy the toys they create.

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Congratulations to me…

In the next few weeks, I will be starting a new position at work. I applied for a Software Development Engineer position about 4+ weeks ago and after six interviews and a few weeks of waiting, I was offered the position. Of course, I accepted. So, good-bye Technical Support and hello development. I guess instead of reporting bugs, I will be either fixing them or creating new ones… Hehehe…

The next 2-3 weeks I will be off loading and downloading all my current knowledge and distributing my tasks to the Basis Team at work. There are a few things I still want to complete before I leave Technical Support. I have to make sure I will be remembered as a legend. Let the fun begin…

Oh yea, my company announced that we will be moving to a new office location by the end of the year, probably in November. We are moving from Folsom to Rancho Cordova. This takes about 10 minutes off of my commute, so it’s some what of a bonus for me. Plus, moving to a new office or build can be a nice change. Only time will tell…

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Java Books – The Quest for Knowledge

Well, I’ve been refreshing my knowledge of Java and software programming lately. I purchased the following three books to help out in my quest:

Java in a Nutshell    The Java Tutorial    Head First Design Patterns

Java in a Nutshell, The Java Tutorial, and Head First Design Patterns. The Java in a Nutshell book is mainly a reference guide and has all a lot of details about specific classes and methods within the Java library. The Java Tutorial was a great refresher book to get me back up to speed on Java programming and basic concepts. The Head First Design Patterns is an interesting look at design patterns. The nice feature about the Head First book series is that they are written in a way that it makes it easy to retain and understand the information that is presented. I’ll definitely think about getting another Head First book in the future.

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Only 23 more days…

iPhoneYep, that’s right 23 more days until June 29… What is so special about June 29… It’s the day that the iPhone will be available. I’m in the market for getting a new phone, plus I like gadgets, so I’m going to get one.

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Wow! It’s been a long time…

Yep, it’s been a long time since I’ve added anything to my blog… Actually, it’s been just over a year since I last posted anything… Wow!

Well, I think I was a little pissed after the big Manage.com issue. I had about a month of down time on all my domains and then my largest site, NissanMinis.com, it was down for 5+ months because I couldn’t find the courage or strength to rebuilt the entire site. I guess I can say that it was one of those life lessons, “learn to backup stuff”. But, hell… How backs up there computer or better yet web hosting site all the time… Well, the answer is me now… I lived and learned.

Enough with the old sad story of my life lesson.

The ole lady and meSo what’s new with me… Since it’s been a year, a ton of stuff. The old lady and I just got back from our one year anniversary. We went on a 10-day cruise to Mexico and had a blast. Jenn even bought me a new set of golf clubs for my anniversary pressent, a full set of Callaway Big Bertha irons (5-9,A,P, and S), plus a Callaway X-20 Hybrid 4 Driver, and a King Cobra LD Speed W driver. I’ll post pictures later… There’s a bunch of other stuff, but I’ll post that stuff later…

Life’s good…

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