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The 40 Year Old Virgin

Saturday, August 20th, 2005

I saw The 40 Year Old Virgin last night, and it was one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. I do have to caution that if you don’t like crude movies in the style of Anchorman, then you should probably pass. I have been a fan of Judd Apatow and the people in […]

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Database Change

Wednesday, August 17th, 2005

I moved the site to a different database server, so hopefully the speed issues will be fixed now. I am really liking WordPress, the plugins make it easy to do a  lot of different stuff that would be difficult to hack in manually.

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Microsoft is Nuts

Wednesday, August 17th, 2005

Microsoft announced the pricing for the X-Box 360 today and it is… disappointing. Basically there is a "core" system that has no hard drive, and a premium one with a lot of extra stuff you need anyway. I think MS needs to read up on their console history and go find some ex-sega people to […]

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Cryptonomicon

Tuesday, August 16th, 2005

I just finished reading Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson and it was pretty good. The pacing was very slow, and the book felt like it could have used a few more rounds with the editor tightening up the plot, but I enjoyed it overall. It was nice to read a book that was so accurate and […]

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Visual Studio Wins…

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

…the award for longest install in the history of the world. I have been installing VS 2005 Beta 2 for the last two hours or so, and it still has some time to go. Installing XP goes faster than this. Of course, there is a lot to install, but I have games that put more […]

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New Site Up

Saturday, August 6th, 2005

I just switched over the wordpress version of the site to be what you can see.  I still have some tweaks to finish before it is totally done, but it’s here now.

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