Month: February 2003

4 hours with a chicken in Austin

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This is a last-minute entry (warning: lots of pictures) for Austin Blog Day, via austinbloggers.org. The topic was “What would you do with 4 spare hours in Austin.” If I had four spare hours in Austin, I would fill a cooler with slushy ice and cold, crisp Rolling Rocks, sit around a table in the backyard, smell the sweet Hickory smoke of the Beer Can Chicken Grilling on the BBQ, listen to Wille sing the […]

Safari into Austin Journalers Happy Hour

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3 words: Deer in Headlights. Is THIS how online people are supposed to socialize offline, in the real world? Ahhhh.. Now I’m starting to get it.I made it to the [url=http://www.austin-stories.com/]Austin Journalers[/url] happy hour last night (despite the God-awful slippery-when-wet traffic on I-35, which made me an hour late). Okay. Besides [url=http://www.timbrat.com]Tim[/url], I guess this experience brings me closer to being an ambassador between the Blogger vs. Journaler groups. As if it made a difference. […]

Blogger’s Meetup

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Ok, if I dont do this, now, I’ll never do it: round up of meetup last night. Oh, and has anyone else noticed the guy with the fedora and vest that has been around at every single meetup regardless of where we were? Or is that just my imagination. PLEASE tell me that isn’t just my imagination.Sadly, I don’t have the capacity/time to elaborate on these, so I’m afraid I must apologize for not hitting […]

Lighting a fire under my rump…

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I showed a longtime friend/guru a demo of Tock, in its current form, with all the bells and whistles flying yesterday afternoon because he was complaining about Outlook and wished “there was a better way.” I had no intention of showing off a half-baked, barely working piece of software, but the interfaces, at least, would show him my view of “the better way.” His comment, after spending about 10 minutes clicking on blobs, creating knowledge […]

One of two things…

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Either I just made an incredible blunder in judgement or I made a brilliant move in frugality. I just took advantage of a triple-punch rebate offer for a laptop through Best Buy… saving me about $450. That’s right… welcome to the 20th century, Dave; I finally took the plunge and got the #1 toy off my wishlist. I know what you’re thinking, “David, you can’t afford a laptop!!” You’d be right. I’m not following the […]

A-choo!

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Here’s something I would rather not see in my inbox: Update: Mold Remediation We wanted to let staff know that there are no health hazards present outside the containment. The negative air machines are equipped with heap filters that constantly clean the air inside the containment, with the filters being changed frequently. The negative pressure that is created inside the room by the air machines insures that any potential hazards are confined to that containment […]

No need to worry

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TiVo, I learned today, has gone to great lengths to try to disable hacks in their latest software on their Series 2 machines (no word on whether or not my hacks will stick on my Series 1…) You can’t blame them, though, for being so paranoid. It’s so “easy” downloading stuff from my TiVo to my computer (where it will be so “easy” for me to send a million commercial-free copies of Michael Jackson’s interview […]

This is how I feel sometimes.

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I’ve spent the day wrangling with hosting servers consolidating my web presence (I have to wait for io.com to give me MySql access before I can finish) and trying to get something new and interesting up and running and released (a core piece of Tock)… Too bad I’m too scared to serve off of my own machine in my home.

Casino in Downtown Austin??

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“Keep Austin Weird,” “Don’t Sell Out” and other xenophobias make Austin people want to horde our little Central Texas treasure. Allow me to ramble a bit about economic development, the Arts, and tourism.Austin has again and again proven that it has difficulty with growth and expansion. For example, our major roads seem to make no sense and are constantly congested at the worst times in the worst places, far disproportionately to our population size. Light […]