Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Weather Channel down

The Weather Channel is based out of ATL. Some serious storms were moving though the area and it appeared for a moment that The Weather Channel lost it's sat link.
Posted by caffeinated at 7:03 PM in kaffehaus

Sunday, 20 July 2008

14 550 2359

How many straight days at work, new partner accounts x 1000, and the time I need to be at work tonight to support a new release.

Trying to rest before going in. Tonight and tomorrow will truly carry the meaning of "ACD."

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Sent from my iPhone 3G

Posted at 12:37 PM in bad cell

Friday, 11 July 2008

iPhone? Take a number: 50

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Posted at 7:50 AM in bad cell

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Lost in translation?

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Posted at 8:16 PM in bad cell

Friday, 4 July 2008

Coffee, Donuts, and JavaScript

The Fourth of July. A US holiday.

I'm having a donut, some coffee, and exercising some of my JavaScript acumen today sipping on some coffee. The YUI library docs at hand, the Stripes JAR on disk, webapp loaded, and thinking about bagels.

“Bagels? You're having a donut!,” one might query.

My job is such that I have to evaluate tools for improving existing applications. Some quiet time on a holiday let's me do just that. I'm building a bagel club prototype to demo some of the advanced features of the YUI, the Stripes MVC framework, JavaScript, and the DWR for talking to the backend.

Normally, I might devote the day to thinking about Warhammer Fantasy Role Play, the campaign, &tc. I'll do that tonight. I'll probably, finally, tackle that annoying IE 6/7 display bug in Inns of the Empire. Finally. ~o)

Posted by caffeinated at 10:57 AM in nerdery

Thursday, 3 July 2008

8 days and a wake up

iPhone.

Some might call me a chump. Others might call me smart for holding out and not jumping in, waters untested.

I like to think I'm firmly planted in the latter group.

Posted by caffeinated at 7:03 AM in the mac bloc

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Back from the edge

I've been on vacation with the wife and child.

Three days in Virginia, USA. Specifically, Williamsburg. Precisely, two days in the parks of Anheuser-Busch's Busch Gardens Europe.

Pictured, for your enjoyment, is my new favorite thrill ride, The Griffon. Damn. 205 feet. 90 degree drop. The pitch line, “...the only way down... is straight down!,” could not be more apropos.

After the Griffon, everything in the park is weak. I could spend the day on this thing.

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Posted by caffeinated at 12:05 PM in kaffehaus