Month: November 2002

The Good Life

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On July 4, 1998, Mike Wakin and I went to a very special picnic in Luckenbach, Texas where we met an old friend in person.Shortly thereafter, I wrote an online short story/journal entry (pre-blog days, mind you) about that day and what we went through together. There have been other picnics and concerts since then, but none have been as magical as the first. I found the original story while sorting through old files and […]

Lime Leaves

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I spent a couple of hours touring various Chinese, Thai, and other Asian Grocery Stores today in Austin’s version of “China/Japan/Vietnam/Far Eastern Town…” It DOES exist, but it sort of blends in with the rest of Austin. Spend some time around 183 and Lamar and you’ll find plenty of exotic, authentic, and cheap restaurants, places to get cured by eastern medicine, and a disproportionate number of jewelry shops. I learned a few things while shopping […]

Discovery

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While hunting for the photo this morning, I stumbled over my cache of old archived email. I have a fairly continuous record of what I was writing and saying and coordinating with friends and family over email for the past 8 years or so, now. Wow. I got a little sappy.As I was flipping through, I realized a lot of it is junk (before I figured out my super-slick, executive inbox-always-at-zero cleaning system), but there […]

Final Short Bio

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THANK YOU to all that gave me advice on my bio either here or in email.I wish I had enough space to include all of your suggestions, but if anything, it is STILL too long. Oh well. This is the version I think they are going to use along with the one, decent, “professional” picture I kind of like (from way back in Scient days… which actually isn’t all THAT way back). My smile is […]

I Need Your Help

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Would you please help me punch this up? I have to put together a short bio before Thursday.. (I’ve been selected to be on a panel of judges for an essay contest) This is the best I could do considering my workload… ANY suggestions and comments on how to make this better (more exciting, better grammar, etc) would be appreciated ASAP. THANK YOU in advance. David Nunez has a degree in Computer Science from Rice […]

Geek Weekend Post-Mortum

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So I had on tap three projects for this weekend. I got around to touching all of them, but I didn’t complete any of them… SpeakerMatch The major hurdle was deciding which tools to use to make development “faster” and “easier.” I settled on Struts, which meant I had to learn a little bit before diving into coding. Once I got that done, however (most of the daylight hours Saturday), I was able to put […]

Geeking Out: Update 1

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Okay, I got started much later than desired… I slept in and watched some shows on my tivo… I set up a completely clean environment after uninstalling all JREs from previous experiments on my work computer (which I brought home for the weekend) Java J2SE 1.3.1 Jakarta Tomcat 4.0.6 Jakarta Struts 1.0.2 This is enough for now (uses a barebones XML fake database)… I will eventually swap in some real database support. Will be using […]

Geeking out this weekend

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Oh boy, I’m getting ready to geek out this weekend… Time for the caffeine and pizza boxes. mini-projects: I’m going to rapidly hack together a web application for work (to match classroom speakers and teachers)… It may sound simple at first blush, but there needs to be a whole heck of a lot of process behind the technology to make it work… plus, usability will be key (although, to be fair, this weekend will be […]