Monthly archives: September, 2009

Now this is progress!

How many times have you heard that they don’t build cars like they used to? All I can say is thank God for that. This video is illuminating, check out the differences in the inside during the crash.

Roman Polanski, I don’t get it

So Roman Polanski was arrested by Swiss authorities while he was on the way to some awards ceremony. There has been an outstanding warrent for his arrest in the US for decades. I had head about it, but I never really knew the details, I figured it was one of those sordid Hollywood things that …

Not having internet sucks

I still doesn’t have any internet at the house. This means that I’ve been checking in at work during my breaks. On my days off I go to the library and use their internet. I’ve been doing well at work, but I’m just not in the right frame of mind to write at work. That’s …

This is how things get costly

I have two ways to get to work. I could either drive or take public transportation. A round trip drive will cost me about $4 vs $6 round trip for public transportation. Naturally, I’d drive at that price, it doesn’t make much sense to do it any other way. But now I’ll be getting a …

Whew!

I know that a lot of you consider me to be an Apple “expert.” Let me tell you, there is a ton to learn, even about stuff that I’m pretty comfortable with. We went over several things that I use ALL the time, and I learned new stuff. Folks here REALLY know their stuff. It …

Drinking the Kool-Aid

Just finished up my second day of training for Apple and I gotta say, I’m pumped. Strange as it may seem, I’m actually more excited about the services than the hardware at this point. Don’t get me wrong, the hardware is still cool as all get out, but you can only sell cool things for …

Springfield

For those of you not familiar with where I live, allow me to fill you in. I live Springfield, a suburb of Washington DC. Drive due south on 395 and you’ll hit it. Actually, drive south on 495 (in either direction), 95, or 395 and you’ll hit it. The locals call the nexus of all …

Ramadan Kareem indeed

So like I said, my neighbors on each side are muslims and are clearly immigrants. I’ve made the effort to wish them a happy Ramadan in Arabic hoping that we can start up a conversation. One of them just smiled and waved as he went in. I got the distinct impression that he doesn’t know …

The new place

My first night and day at the new place went by without incident. Happily, the place is pretty quiet, I slept like a baby. My housemates (so far) are decent enough. Living here reminds me of my time in Yemen a bit. There is an Afghan family to one side of me and on the …