Friday, June 30, 2006


What is it?! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! Someone posted a link to this cryptic site on a forum I regularly read. Here is a screen capture. The website has all kinds of weird codes, logs, and counters tracking all kinds of things. It's apparently been up for over six months, but hasn't really gotten much attention until the final 24-48 hours. Nobody knows what it is, but most suspect it's going to be some stupid virual marketing for:
  • A movie
  • A new game
  • Some schmuck hyping a domain to sell it because now its "famous"

The site is getting absolutely slammed with millions of hits as the counter for whatever is going to happen (or not) ends at midnight (an hour and a half from now). Whatever this thing is, it has alot of people's attention.

UPDATE 7/1/2006 12:30am - None of the above. It was some stupid "social experiment" by some guy in Florida. What a waste of time, money, and energy.

Saturday, June 24, 2006


I went fishing today and didn't catch a thing as usual (unless seaweed counts). It was close to sunset at Edgewater, so I decided to snap some pictures with my LG VX8100. Some of them came out pretty decent, but others look like typical grainy camera phone crap. Have a look.

I got my replacement Axim x50v a few days ago, and so far it's kicking ass. One thing I did notice was that it doesn't really like "Today" screen (what would be the desktop on a PC) programs being installed. That kind of sucks because that is supposed to be one of the useful features of a Pocket PC.

In other news, my 90 day contract try-and-buy period ended this past Tuesday, and I'm now a full time employee at my company. Woohoo! Guess I didn't screw anything up ;)

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Busy weekend

I went to a graduation party out in Norwalk on Saturday. The party was out on what I guess is one of their reservoirs(?). It's pretty nifty getting "out to the country" once in awhile. Free food ain't so bad either ;) I also went to my brother's for Father's day. I hate having "planned" weekends, but at least I made time to install a doorknob plate and paint the back hallway of my house.

In other news, I decided to contact Dell about my piece of crap crashing all the time Axim x50v. Instead of calling them I decided to try their chat support line. It's pretty frickin bad when you can tell *IN CHAT* that the person is in India. Look at a couple of these excerpt lines:

  • 7:22:06 PMVeronica_01102991 Please let me know since how long you have been facing this issue?
  • 7:23:08 PMVeronica_01102991 Please don't worry I will take care of the issue .
  • 7:31:13 PMVeronica_01102991 I am sorry please ignore the above message.
  • 7:31:20 PMVeronica_01102991 Please ignore it
  • 7:34:57 PMVeronica_01102991 Please do not worry, I will definitely take care of the issue and make sure to fix it for you in no time.

  • Who talks like that?!?! After wasting my time telling me to do a soft and hard reset (boy, never woulda thought of that!), then telling me to downgrade my "x30" ROM (I have an x50v and they knew that!), they finally agreed to ship me a replacment unit. We'll see how it goes this week.

    p.s. Idiots are already blowing off fireworks as a write this. Get a life! July 4th is over two weeks away!

    Wednesday, June 14, 2006

    Micro stuff rocks!

    I just ran across this page of "Top 10 Strangest Mini-Sized Devices" on Digg. Man is that stuff cool. I'd love to get a cell phone with the projector (pictured to the right) and one of those Toshiba Micro Hard Drives. That'd be bad ass.

    Speaking of portable electronics stuff, I got my Dell Axim x50v last week. Yah. I'm not too terribly thrilled with it right now. I'm not sure if it's the hardware, or the latest Windows Mobile 5 software, but it's been nothing but a headache. If I put it on the cradle while it's off... I get a locked up device with a gray screen. How about if I leave it on the cradle for an extended period? I find a locked up device with the screen on, but the backlight refusing to light. Kickass. Fortunately, it's still under warranty so I'll be calling Dell to speak to Habeeb, er, I mean "Joe" about getting it fixed/replaced under warranty.

    Monday, June 5, 2006

    Where do I sign?

    I've been dying to get my basement finished and decided to check out the Owens Corning Basement Finishing System. What a frickin joke. They came and gave a three hour presentation, then wrote up a quote for $28,000. $28,000. That had to be said twice. That's to finish 750 square feet over three days of labor. Let me put that in perspective. A few years ago I spent $38,000 for: four months of labor, new glass block windows (~9), new vinyl windows (~20+), the entire first floor redone in dry wall, a new kitchen and bathroom torn to the studs and rebuilt (including fixtures, cabinets, plumbing), new light fixtures/outlets/switches throughout, and a new main 220v panel with new romex runs. Suffice it to say, Owens Corning won't be getting a call from me anytime soon.

    Other than the quote nothing new is really going on. I'm still digging my new job. I've got a new toy coming at the end of the week: a Dell Axim x50v. I can't wait to mess with it.
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