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January 25th, 2009
07:39 pm

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apple++ sun--
A few months ago, we got a used G5 iMac. It had some relatively minor video issues where sometimes it would corrupt parts of the display. It was annoying, but not unbearable. Since the machine still had a few months of AppleCare left on it, I figured it was worth the effort to try to get it fixed.

I took it in to the local Apple retail store, who happily replaced the logic board. We got it back a few days later, and a week or so later, the problem happened again. I took it back to the store, they replaced the system board again, and additionally the fan controller. We got it back, and it continued having video distortion, this time worse than before. Plus, now the built in iSight didn't work. Back to the store for repair #3. Once again they replaced the system board, and this time also replaced the LCD panel. Once again, the problem came back after a week.

By now, AppleCare expired, and they were only continuing to fix it because it was a continuation of a pre-existing problem. I went in to the store today ready to argue for a replacement machine, or at least a nice credit towards a new machine. Without even having to ask, the Genius bar guy offered me a brand new iMac.

I opted to pay for AppleCare on this one. I figure the machine was free, I can pay for the $130 for AppleCare, and it may get me another new machine in 3 years :-).

Also this weekend, we had a server crash hard at work. Sun E2900 or something. Of course, it's out of the Sun warranty, but we have a service contract with a 3rd party vendor for it. They came out this morning and replaced the system board. Various people worked and got it back up around noon. Sometime shortly before 1pm it started throwing lots of memory errors, then around 6pm it crashed hard.

I doubt we will get a new server for free from Sun, though.

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December 17th, 2008
11:41 am

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pokerstars blogger tournament
Online Poker

I have registered to play in the PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker!

The WBCOOP is an online Poker tournament open to all Bloggers.

Registration code: 880898

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August 15th, 2008
08:55 pm

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RIP
Thomas Kneff "Dink" Ayres. He will be missed.

Current Mood: sadsad

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July 11th, 2008
06:03 pm

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woo iphone!

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October 12th, 2007
08:59 pm

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PokerStars Blogger Tournament
Texas Holdem Poker

I have registered to play in the PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker!

This Online Poker Tournament is a No Limit Texas Holdem event exclusive to Bloggers.

Registration code: 5061000

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September 19th, 2006
11:47 pm

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arr
I have nothing to say. I just wanted to make a post with my pirate monkey robot icon on Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Yarr.

Current Mood: piratical

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June 8th, 2006
09:56 pm

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the name is now official
My boat is now offically named "Homer Jay"



I think it looks much better without the ugly Sylvan Super Sportster logo and with the name instead. And yes, that is the font from the Simpsons (in the style Matt Groening's handwriting). If you ever need vinyl lettering, I highly recommend Stickerz.com. They were happy to make the lettering for me in my chosen font, and shipped it to me in no time at all.

Current Location: home
Current Mood: boaty
Current Music: star trek tng theme
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May 2nd, 2006
11:34 am

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SS Homer Jay
A better picture of the Homer Jay, on her maiden voyage.

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April 29th, 2006
07:45 pm

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The naming
Today we picked up our boat. After a small mishap*, we were able to take her for a quick spin around Conneaut Lake, and returned safely home.

Said mishap may have occured because she was prematurely renamed, and, as legend goes, a ship may not be renamed without first appropriately de-naming her or bad fortune will follow. Since I am not one to question legend, particularly in light of what happened on her maiden voyage, once she was safely at home in my yard, I thanked Neptune (God of the Sea) and asked him to remove any prior name which had been given to her.

Connie then had the privledge of Christening her (since Queen Elizabeth wasn't available) with a bottle of Dortmunder Ale (since we had no Champagne, and beer is more appropriate in this case anyway)....
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Current Location: onboard
Current Mood: happyhappy

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April 25th, 2006
08:53 pm

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SubEthaEdit neat promotion
The people over at macZOT! are running a neat promotion.

It's called BLOGZOT 2.0 on MacZOT.com. Everytime someone mentions the promotion in a blog, they will discount the price of a license for SubEthaEdit from CodingMonkeys by $0.05. By doing this, MacZOT and TheCodingMonkeys will award $105,000 in Mac software to the Macintosh community at large.

It's an interesting way to get some attention, and a fine editor to boot.

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