Jul 28, 2003

So, I opened up a bank account today and less than ONE HOUR later they call me up asking if I want to upgrade my account. Lovely!

"Looking on the bright side of things, the Focus (or rather, Markko’s Focus) confirmed it has the potential to win every rally remaining this season, gravel or asphalt. Even a rival team boss ruefully commented: 'the Focus is probably the best car at the moment.' Praise indeed." - World Rally Championship - Rally Report: Red hot Deutsch

If only Ford would offer the RS (210 HP) engine (or the Cosworth (300+) engine!) here in the US...

Jul 18, 2003

You like us, you really really like us! Info:

  • "And this is Microsoft at its best--building development platforms that allow companies to create new classes of applications that change the way we think about and use technology." - Zdnet
  • 39% revenue growth in the Mobile and Embedded Devices division, 22% in just the last quarter - Microsoft Financal Statement

Jul 17, 2003

Ever need to change your MAC address for AT&T Broadband / Comcast in the Seattle area? Just set your web proxy to be sas.r1.attbi.com, port 8000 and make sure that you have *.r1.attbi.com set as a local address. Go to that same site and you can change/add info.

Jul 9, 2003

A lot of you know that Joe and I never returned bottles when we were living together in Ann Arbor. What few of you know is just how MANY bottles we acquired over the 9 months that we lived there. We filled an entire closet: 708 bottles total! Not bad, eh?

Added pictures from the Fourth of July. I guess I really should add some content other than just pictures... On the Fourth, Lee, Ben, Russ and I went over to Mark's place for a BBQ. A few other people stopped by, friends of Mark and Lee's from Umich. We started cooking the meat before we realized that we didn't have any BBQ tools. A few of us ran to the store and picked up a set, but that was after we had already melted a plastic spatula trying to remove some hamburgers.

We cooked and chatted for a few hours, then decided to go to downtown Seattle for fireworks. Russ and I took his car and Ben and Lee took Lee's car. Let's just say that it was a case of the blind leading the blind. Once we found where we were supposed to be, the traffic was unbareable. It took us at least an hour to find parking, then another 30 minutes to walk to the park. We met up with some other people just in time for some snacks and then the fireworks started! The show wasn't terribly eventful; the Livonia fireworks were almost as good. Afterward, most of the group was going to bars down in Pioneer Square. Our group dwindled down to Lee, Ben, myself and a guy named Matt. Neither Matt nor Ben wanted to go to the bar and Lee and myself are fairly laid back, so we succumbed to their will. Instead of the bars, we went to 7-11 for slurpees then to Krispy Kreme for 18 donuts. Pretty lame, but it was actually pretty fun.

That's a bit more than a typical night with the guys, but we are hanging out quite often. They are a fun bunch, and this is really helping me adjust to the Seattle area. I will never forget the people back in the Ann Arbor - Livonia area yet I'm glad I've met some people out here.

Jul 4, 2003

Stuff to buy:

Quiet CPU Fan

Home Theatre System

27" TV

More to come.

Jul 3, 2003

Added links to new image galleries: My going away party, my graduation party, and my new car.