Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Blah and the Kindle!

Well, here I am back at work, back at home after a very nice vacation.

Same Ole' Feelin'
But that same old feeling from two weeks ago is slowly creeping back into my daily routine. That, 'why the frak am I doing this shit still?' type of feeling.  The vacation was awesome.  On a scale of 1 to 10, this vacation ranked right up around 8, maybe a smidge above into 8.5 range (or if I was an Olympic Gymnastic Judge, it would have been a 14.225 or something of that sort).

Why wasn't it perfect?

I think the problem is that it really took me 4-5 days to slough off the past year of hard work and putting up with people's problems.  By the time I was feeling relieved, we were getting ready to leave again!  That is what IRKS me.  1 week just is not enough. 2 weeks next year - I think!

We spent a lovely week in Newport Beach, CA and I cannot say enough about it.  I am not a terrible happy beach goer!  I like the sand and I really liked not being connected to my reality back home as I dived head first into a few novels.  BTW - Stephanie Myers Vampire series ROCKS!  (I polished off the first two books on vacation - some 900 pages worth total and am now 1/2 way through the 3rd book).

Wanna see pictures?
http://picasaweb.google.com/teeple/Newport2008

New Gizmos
So I came back home, rebuilt my personal system and put in new video card - now here are the specs:
  • Quad Core Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
  • 4 GB of 800Mhz RAM
  • 500 GB Sata II drive (MS Windows Vista Ultimate)
  • 300 GB Sata II drive (Linux Flavor-of-the-Month) (Currently UBUNTU 8.04)
  • Sapphire ATI 3870 PCI-e 512 MB DDR4 video adapter (rocks)
The system rocks!  I like it a lot.  It is very fast and very versatile - I use it as a Windows Media Center system as well as for gaming and general work stuff.

My newest gizmo (to be delivered tomorrow) is the Amazon Kindle.  While I was on vacation, I had the hardest time trying to find the Stephanie Meyers books - so I thought to myself... if I had the KINDLE, I could like - browse over-the-air and purchase the book from the comfort of my jammies on the porch of my beach house!  WTF?  Why didn't I think of that to begin with?

So, I will be making mine the KINDLE very shortly!

Well - back to work - write more later!
Cheers

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