September
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Filed Under (Wedding) by Justin on 2004-09-30

I carried my new bride over the threshold of our front door about 30 minutes ago. We have a couple hundred pictures from the honeymoon and a few from the wedding already. As I’m able to process them all, I’ll let you know where to see them.

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September
25
Filed Under (Wedding) by Justin on 2004-09-25

This will be my final post as a free man, a bachelor, an unmarried man. It’s 1:30 a.m. at the moment and I should be sleeping, because I know that tomorrow today will likely be the longest day of my life. However, it will also be the happiest day of my life. I’m marrying the love of my life, Bonnie. Soon, JustinandBonnie.com in it’s current form will be archived and the domain converted to something a little different. But I’ll save that for a later post.

Thanks to everyone for each part that they’ve played and for all the support.There is a very special handful of people, and you all know who you are, have been beyond amazing in everything they’ve done and helped us with. We are forever indebted to you all for making our special day, well, uh, special!

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September
25
Filed Under (Music) by Justin on 2004-09-25

My music library presented several problems this week as I tried to migrate operating systems and computers. I got everything back into iTunes and it’s so nice to be back in what I call the best music management system around. Here’s a quick snapshot of my library:
itunes library
And yes, they’re all legal. 🙂

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September
23
Filed Under (Life) by Justin on 2004-09-23

Quick update before I run out the door. Apparently there was a piece of plastic of some sort lodged in Pixel’s upper intestine. But now our poor baby has stitches and we’re going to have to leave him here all by himself. I do hope the Doc saved the foreign object, cause I’d like to see it and see exactly what it is and where he found it around here.

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September
23
Filed Under (Life) by Justin on 2004-09-23

Pixel seemed to be doing better when we picked him up yesterday afternoon. We were given our instructions from the vet on what to feed him and told to call back if he got sick again. We fed him around 4:00 and he seemed happy to be back home. Apache, on the other hand, was acting like Pixel was a complete stranger. Some hissing ensued from Apache at Pixel. Now this may not seem funny, but it actually was. While Apache was hissing, Pixel would just kinda look at him funny. Afterwards, Apache would be the one to run away and hide for a few minutes.

Anywho, back to the point. Around 11 or 12 last night, Pixel got sick again and spit up the Gerber baby food we had fed him @ 4:00. We called the Doc first thing this morning and he was shocked because of how well Pixel had done at the Vet’s office that day. He said to bring him in for some X-Rays and see if there was something there. Bonnie and I dropped him off and they called about 2 hours ago and said the x-ray showed something small and round trapped in his tummy and wanted to know if it was ok for him to go in and fetch it. Of course we said yes, so little Pixel is sedated now and under the knife at the vet’s office. Say a little prayer for him everyone.

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September
23
Filed Under (Geekspeak) by Justin on 2004-09-23

In an odd change of events which I will likely explain later, I’ve spent quite a few hours this week preparing for a few computer migrations at home. What tonight has consisted of is reinstalling Windows XP Professional on the “mainframe” in my basement. This is by far the best computer in the house – my gaming system. It’s been running Xandros Linux for a few months, but now I’m putting Windows back on it and sending it upstairs to be with Bonnie. Anyway, I’m getting off topic rather quickly, so let me get to the point…

Dear ATi,
I’m not sure who is in charge there these days, nor do I really care. However, I have only one question that I need answered. Who should I shoot for your most recent release of your Control Center software in your Radeon Catalyst driver set? Why in the world would you put a settings in there that override the default Windows settings? For example, my least favorite is found on the ‘ATi Displays’ tab. Once there, if I click on my default monitor, a 19″ Dell/Sony Trinitron P991, there is a setting that reads “Maximum Refresh – 60 Hz” by default. As I previously stated, it’s bad enough that it overrides the Windows defaults, but 60 Hz? What is this, 1995? I can’t imagine that even 5% of all boards that you sell run at refresh rates that low. If you ARE going to implement a setting like that, put an algorithm and product database behind it so that it can more intelligently guess as to what that setting shoudl be.

Kind Regards,
Justin M.

So, thats my beef. If any of you work for ATi or know someone who does, pass this link along to them.

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September
21
Filed Under (Stuff) by Justin on 2004-09-21

He’s certainly not a mega-pixel these past few days. In case you haven’t been reading my fiance’s blog, our youngest son, Pixel, has been a bit under the weather for the past several days. If all goes well, and we really hope and pray it does, we’ll get to pick him back up tomorrow and bring him home where he belongs.

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September
21
Filed Under (Geekspeak) by Justin on 2004-09-21

The emails continue to roll in asking about Whisper and what’s happened to it. I’m still ranked right up there in the #2 spot Google when you search for whisper.cx. I haven’t heard from Adam in a couple of weeks, so for all of you eagerly awaiting news, I’ll try to get in touch with him this week and leave an update here before my wedding this weekend.

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