November
16
Filed Under (Geekspeak) by Justin on 2004-11-16

You may have thought at a glance that this was a post about the recent change in weather here N.C. While it has gotten colder, this is a bit more bizarre. I’ve been programming off and on for the past 24 hours or so and I almost have something to show for it. A few weeks ago I told you that lucidCMS had emerged from Whisper’s codebase and I’ve been following the development, testing new alpha releases, and just getting into the community overall. Well, if all goes well, I plan on doing the craziest thing you’d ever expect to see on wantmoore.com: releasing a plugin that I myself wrote. It’s not without a little bit of help and coaching from Zach, one of the lead devs of lucid, but it’s still something that I’ll be quite proud of.

Me writing REAL code… wow… what else is gonna happen this week.

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November
16
Filed Under (Geekspeak) by Justin on 2004-11-16

It’s out. IGN has an excellent review as always, giving Half-Life 2 a rating of 9.7 out of 10. IGN is probably the most respected review site around for gaming and they had this to say in the opening of their review: “Half-Life 2 is, simply put, the best single-player shooter ever released for the PC.” That rating of a 9.7 ties HL2 with long standing numero uno, Black and White on IGN’s review list. So, go out and get the game (or download it from Steam if you want) and let me know how it is. I’ve been told that I’m on a purchasing freeze until I have unwrapped all of my Christmas gifts. Never know what Santa might drop down the chimney…

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November
15
Filed Under (TV) by Justin on 2004-11-15

I’m used to seeing criminals and thugs of all sorts caught and required to serve their time on TV. Good to know that CBS is doing their fair share in the real world as well. I was so mad at this producer last week when my show was interrupted three minutes from the end while they were unravelling the sinister plot. Like Arafat wouldn’t have still been dead three minutes later. Good luck finding a new job producer man!

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November
14
Filed Under (Movies, TV) by Justin on 2004-11-14

I’ve been getting my fill of movies lately. More than my fill, actually. I’ve seen quite a bit more TV than usual as well, thanks to me finally making the time to get back into the shows that I love, such as all the variations of CSI and picking up a few new habits such as Crossing Jordan and Medical Investigation. The O.C. restarting two weeks ago has been awesome as well. Nothing like a good night-time, teeny-bopper soap opera to make me drop everything and park my rear on the couch. Almost every night for at least the past week or so has been spent in front of the tube with the remote in one hand and the mouse for my laptop in the other.

My Netflix and Blockbuster accounts are overlapping at the moment, plus “to thank our customers” Blockbuster sent an extra two coupons for free in-store rentals this month which only added to the pile of flims Bonnie and me have been watching. In the past 10 days or so I’ve watched the following things…

    Movie Related

  • Day After Tomorrow
  • A Cinderella Story
  • The Prince and Me
  • The Perfect Score
  • Man on Fire
  • Butterfly Effect
  • Pay It Forward
    TV Related:

  • CSI Season Three on DVD (Episodes 1-6 so far)
  • CSI: NY
  • Crossing Jordan
  • Medical Investigation
  • Will & Grace reruns (daily)
  • That 70’s Show reruns (daily)

Now of all the above, I don’t know that I’d classify any of it as “great” entertainment. However, as far as movies are concerned, I did like Man on Fire and Butterfly Effect. Denzel is excellent as an ex-assasin turned bodyguard turned psycho, revenge-seeking bodyguard in Man on Fire and I’d highly recomment it if you like action-packed flicks. Butterfly Effect surprised me because I don’t typically like Ashton Kutcher and I really had a hard time imagining him in such a serious role, but it turned out to be an excellent movie, and one I’d like to see again so I can view it restrospect and pick out all the little details that I missed out the first time around. In the chic-flick department, both A Cinderella Story and The Prince and Me get a thumbs up from me as far as chic-flicks are concerned. I like chic-flicks, but they’re all so predictable these days.

Well, thats enough of my running off at the mouth, if you’re still reading, wow – you’re loyal!

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November
12
Filed Under (Geekspeak, Website) by Justin on 2004-11-12

Well, you can probably expect to see everything except this blog disappear for a few days, and it might even become inaccessible – I’m not sure yet. Don’t give up on me though.

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November
11
Filed Under (Geekspeak) by Justin on 2004-11-11

Since everyone else is talking about it today, I might as well. Gmail is adding POP3 for its users. I’ve seen screen shots today of some accounts that have it already, but none of mine do yet. I can only imagine they’re upgrading them in a sequential order, likely the order the accounts were created. I just went to sign in for my wantmoore account and received a “service temporarily unavailable” message, so I’m hoping they’re upgrading it at the moment. I don’t need POP3 access. Heck, I don’t use POP3 for any of my other email accounts because I love the IMAP protocol. Just one of those things…

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November
11
Filed Under (Sports) by Justin on 2004-11-11

I guess I should go ahead and post this so that Brandon can start poking fun at my skills. Yesterday I played my first game of golf ever and I had a lot of fun. No doubt, I’m sub-amateur, but I think I made a good bit of progress and I learned quite a bit about swing mechanics and more specific/obscure game rules that I wouldn’t have a clue about otherwise. I don’t have the score card with me at the moment, but I believe it was a 63* that I shot.

It’s definitely something I want to do more often, especially now that my “light blue collar” is getting more and more towards being a white collar with a light blue pin-stripe.

*We only played the front nine – shhh – don’t tell!

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November
09
Filed Under (Geekspeak) by Justin on 2004-11-09

firefox 1 install

I’ve been waiting on this day for well over two years now. Congrats to the entire Mozilla Organization and more specifically the Firefox team. The mozilla.org servers are being hammered, so I’m mirroring the 1.0 win32 and linux-i686 download binaries over at Necessary Hosting for you.

Thundebird 0.9 was released towards the end of last week as well and includes a much desired feature for me, Saved Search Folders. I think MS Lookout Outlook calls them Virtual Folders, but regardless, they rock.

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