November 2004 Posts

Ordered a Laptop

Well, after 2 months or so of consideration, I have ordered a laptop for working on the road.

Operating System Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Home Edition with SP2
Processor Intel(R) Celeron(R) M 330 (1.4 GHz)
Display 14.0″ WXGA Widescreen (1280×768)
Graphics Card Intel(R) Extreme Graphics
Memory 512MB DDR SDRAM (2x256MB)
Hard Drive 40 GB 4200 RPM Hard Drive
Primary CD/DVD Drive DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive
Networking Integrated 56K Modem + 10/100 Ethernet LAN
Productivity Software Microsoft(R) Works/Money
Primary Battery 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it!

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban on DVD

Saw it last night. Good movie. Enjoyed it.

Hopefully I’ll see Spider-man 2 one of these days…

Ordered Stuff from i-Squad

Remember when I was talking about i-Squad?

Well, I ordered my first two items yesterday. I ordered Loon’s self titled debut album from the Bad Boy i-Squad and I ordered an autographed (by Mase) Breath, Stretch, Shake single from the Mase i-Squad. Pretty cool.

Steve Svekis: The Edge

Funny stuff for suffering Dolphins fans.


NBA Suspensions Justfied

NBA Commissioner David Stern’s suspensions in response to recent activities were justfied. Good call by the commissioner.

Mark Cuban says it well:


Thats all that can be said about the way Commissioner Stern handled the situation in Detroit. He punished those who crossed the line. More importantly, he sent the message to every player, that if you go into the stands and fight a fan, you will be punished beyond anything that could be expected. For those that think there is a trend in the NBA, or professional sports in general towards fan-player violence, as one idiot in the media suggested to me. You are wrong. You are safer going to a Mavs game than you are shopping in your local grocery store or gas station. There are about 2500 NBA games per year. Over the past 25k or so games, this has happened once. That is not a trend. It wont happen again. Lets get on with the season and put this behind us.

Upgraded to phpBB 2.0.11

Yes, I spent my birthday upgrading phpBBs! :)

All of the phpBBs that I am responsible for have been upgraded to phpBB 2.0.11. I recommend that you do the same.

Happy Birthday, Junior!

Happy Birthday… Ken Griffey, Jr., Stan Musial, Sid Luckman, Harold Ramis, “Earl The Pearl” Monroe, Troy Aikman, Hank Blalock…

… and me. ;)

My latest site,, has launched. It is an online blender shop selling blenders through Launched last night (11/20) and it is the first new site I have launched since 4/4. Mentioned in Digital Computing Series: Dreamweaver and Featured on the Homepage of America’s Army

Two neat little bits.

First, I found out on Friday that we were featured in Digital Computing Series: Dreamweaver. It was labeled a magazine, but it is definitely more of a big, full color book with a CD-Rom. We are mentioned as an online resource to help users build their PHP forum (the book highlighted phpBB).

Second, at America’s Army, if you click on “AA Forums Nominated for PHPBB of the Year”, you will see our name. I know we’re a big site and we’re the one giving them an award, but its still pretty cool.