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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Lokale Schnittstelle

My new job is great, and has all sorts of perks, like looking for program documentation and finding this:

* Diese Funktion ist veraltet, und sollte durch
* F4IF_INT_TABLE_VALUE_REQUEST ersetzt werden.
* Eine Umstellung auf Uni-Code-Systeme ist nur möglich, wenn die
* übergebene FULL_TABLE vollständig Character-artig ist.

I don't know German, but I do know Sprockets!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Fake Funk Jump!

I just sent some of my jumping pictures to the FakeFunk Jump Project, after learning about it from cityflickr when she posted a comment on one of my pictures (I originally posted a comment to one her pictures, praising her jumping shots, and she reciprocated). I'm anxiously awaiting to see if they make the cut.

Which brings me to a semi-related question. Is there some sort of techno-verb out there for the act of making a contact/friend via the internet through comment postings? Anyone?

This Could Be Really Cool

If only they would include important airports like Minneapolis, Atlanta, and Des Moines...

Monday, June 26, 2006

Ode to Big Bro

I have to give a shout out to my big bro for two big news items:

1. He’s passing on that recessive pro-lutefisk gene that is found in so few Americans. That’s right folks. His wife is pregnant. (I find myself sharing with friends that “My brother is pregnant…well, he’s not, but his wife know what I mean”) Way to go bro!

2. He passed the PE exam. Now I know what you’re thinking – how difficult is it to do 40 sit-ups, 3 pull-ups, and run a mile without puking? But you’d be wrong – he didn’t pass that PE exam, although Ms. Goober did train him well. Instead, he can now proudly display his nerdiness because he is a genuine certified Professional Engineer. Way to go again! Pocket protectors for everybody!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Quote of the Day

I felt this was a very fitting follow-up post to my previous one today. I was asking a coworker for some help regarding a program he created a few years ago.

The tail end of his response:
…but then again what do I know? I did a lot of drugs back in the 60s.


Look Who Made it into the Top 10

Ahhh yeah. ComputerWorld just released their "100 Best Places to Work in IT" list. And look who made it into the Top 10:

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Starbucks is for Sucks

1. You can’t get free wireless internet at Starbucks. Apparently their $5 coffees barely bring in enough profit for the company to survive. Or is it their $5 coffees barely allow their CEO to have a 24 carat gold crapper? I always confuse that statistic…

2. I have been to a Starbucks drive-thru in which they had taped a plastic tip cup to the outside brick wall. Apparently Starbucks doesn’t pay their employees well enough and therefore are driven to any means necessary to receive a tip. Pouring that hot cup of coffee is hard work after all.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Yummy in my Tummy

The other night Lauren and I went out to eat at Rathbun's in the Inman Park area of Atlanta. The most interesting and exciting part of the menu was a side item: Creamed Corn & Gouda Cheese. Yum. It shed a whole new light on the potential of corn.

Another plus about Rathbun's -- some of its recipes are even posted online. Talk about sharing the wealth...

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Free Lunch to All

My friend Colin works close to where I am having my SAP training classes. There are probably around 200 people in various classes on my same floor, coming and going to lunch at various times. So who would notice one more unassuming person? That's what I thought, and that's why Colin joined me today amongst the other trainees for a free lunch. Sort of like Wedding Crashers without the excitement. I might have to start looking for training classes back in Minneapolis...

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

SAP Training

I'm in SAP training all week back (home?) in Atlanta. Wireless is good for posting to my blog, but sitting near the front of the class is bad.

Anyone hear the latest findings that drinking coffee may offset liver damage from drinking alcohol? Sounds like Brad can start getting loaded as much as he wants, considering all of his coffee drinking pictures...

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

True Dat

I liked this quote by Dale Carnegie (a personal friend of mine):
Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, or were with different people, they would be happy. Experience shows this to often not be the case. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing and where you are. It is fine to look to the future and work toward positive endeavors but don’t put off being happy today.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Georgia On My Mind

The Georgia Department of Motor Vehicles sucks. Let me tell you why.

First off, registering my car in Georgia 2 years ago was painful to say the least. An emissions test, driver’s license, passport, current car title, and a utility bill with my address on it were apparently not enough for the elitist state known as “The Dirty South”.

They wanted proof that I left my previous state of residence. I couldn’t believe it.

I just registered my car in Minnesota yesterday. It took 5 minutes. The guy working the counter even filled out the form for me.

And now, I find out that I can’t just cancel my old Georgia auto insurance. I need to first cancel my Georgia registration; otherwise, I will get fined for having a registered vehicle with no insurance. I thought a phone call would do the trick. Maybe give them my social security number or something. How naive. They wanted me to fill out an affidavit, have it notarized, and then mail it to them. I wanted to punch someone. Guess I need to join an underground fight club or something.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Can You Spell P-R-I-M-E T-I-M-E?

Past and present English teachers, linguists, lexicologists, my mom, and Mrs. Campbell must all be excited, because ABC is airing the National Spelling Bee contest tonight in prime time (the first time in history believe it or not). If it is anything like Spellbound, it will be highly entertaining. You might even get to witness a singing robot.