Monthly Archives: February 2010

New look for new month

I grew tired of the previous theme choking on the font style every time I wanted to through the Archives by category. As cool as it was with the color and the modified banner with the Austin skyline, the font … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Peter

In all the hustle n’ bustle of today, I’m wishing my co-worker/friend some best wishes. I did find him a card that I will give him tomorrow. He’s off to a good year. His team, the New Orleans Saints, won … Continue reading

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One more story about the iTunes winner

According to K-Geezer’s “music news update,” Andy Langer mentioned Rosanne Cash calling the iTunes winner to thank him for making the 10 billionth download a Johnny Cash song last Wednesday because last Friday would’ve been his 78th birthday. Pretty cool … Continue reading

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The Bad News & the Good News for today

Of course they happened to me in the other order. As I was leaving Costco this afternoon, Somara called me to tell me she won Third Place on the cookie decorating division of the annual Austin Cake Competition. More about … Continue reading

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Alpha Centauri will have to wait…

…another four years to see the Saints finally win their first Super Bowl. If there were only a Las Vegas there to place a futures bet on 2010 to win a small fortune! Jeremy sent me this cool link showing … Continue reading

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Recent iTunes winner thought it was a prank

We have reality television to thank for the winner’s skepticism. I’m more shocked about making a link to Rolling Stone, the boring old hippie rag that lost its last inkling of musical credibility with its top albums of all time … Continue reading

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2000: Backfill manager position starts

This story of looking back is way overdue (since February 7th) but since the events surrounding my backfill went on for several months, led to a key friendship, my inevitable transfer to the group I remain with and some painful … Continue reading

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Somara won (another) iPod!

What happened to the first one? I will defer that to Helen because I bought Somara’s first one (from an overtime contest at work last year) and gave it to the Matriarch of the Silder Republic of Potomac. A birthday-Christmas-anniversary … Continue reading

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Ten billion songs

Apple’s iTunes Store achieved this milestone this afternoon. Pretty impressive since the downloadable part of the store was launched less than seven years ago. I’m curious about two things in regards to this achievement: Did the Music Industry traditionally sell … Continue reading

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Snow Storm 2010 was a bust

Overall I’m happy that the snow the Austin area didn’t stay very long. Somara and I drove into work yesterday around 730 AM. By then the rain was transforming into sleet. Most co-workers arrived on time; no massive calls of … Continue reading

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