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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Thoughts from This Week

  • The Dark Knight is one of the best movies I have ever seen. The Joker will live in infamy. And seeing it in IMAX is awesome!
  • The mountains south of the Bay Area are magnificent - as is the drive up coastal highway 1 to Half Moon Bay. Yay, outdoors!
  • Hancock was extremely funny. Even the Aesop was off-kilter: your destined, One True Love is poison - avoid at all costs!
  • Are the Ferangi a Gene Roddenberry indictment of the Objectivism philosophy? Seems likely.
  • "A" by DJ Amuro is REALLY HARD if you haven't played DDR in 5-6 months.
  • Neighborhood bar + Karaoke + Iron Maiden = awesome!
  • It's like a perpetual nerd convention in the Bay Area - there's too much to do any given weekend, and the opportunity cost of doing anything is enormous!
  • Like any semester, this one is starting slow. I suspect it will build to medium stress levels over 1-2 months.
  • Hulu.com is worth it just for watching Babylon 5 - now where are the rest of the seasons?
  • Jimmy Buffett is awesome. Especially on Rock Band.
  • Maybe I will get back into Twitter - hopefully they can stay up for a while.

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Catch up time!

So, what's been happening since I moved in? Well, kind of a lot. And not much. At home, things have been dreadfully boring - having no internet in the heart of Silicion Valley is like a sensory depravation chamber. I had no way to find stuff to go out and do, which I am normally very good at. At work, things are coming along. We've had a few really fun events (including a tour of San Francisco and going to see the Giants game last night) and a lot of listening to people go over what the company does and how it gets done. I should start actual working work after next week - 'till then, it's a bit of a waiting game.

I'll post more pictures and summaries of things as I get around to them. But things are looking way, way up now. I can communicate, go places, and invite people over. Time to make some friends and get this new west-coast life rolling! :D
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Final Fantasy XIII Coming to Xbox 360 | Game | Life from Wired.com

Final Fantasy XIII Coming to Xbox 360 | Game | Life from Wired.com:
"Capping off their E3 2008 press conference Monday, Microsoft dropped an old-school E3 surprise announcement: Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIII would be heading to Xbox 360, day-and-date with the PlayStation 3 version."
I knew it! I knew Squenix couldn't afford to release the newer, higher-budget FF game on the PS3 only. Sweet! Now I don't have to buy one of Sony's spaceships!

I'm back online!

And as soon as I blog my frustrations withy AT&T (from the AT&T baseball stadium no less) I'm back online! Whoohoo! Feel free to email / IM / NETBLAST / Facebook / whatever me - I can get all that again!

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Giants getting eaten by Brewers

Giants getting eaten by Brewers
Originally uploaded by agius.
Seriously, I swear I will start posting once AT&T or somebody gets my
damn Internet working. For now - sorry, home team. Too bad about
getting pwned by Milwaukee.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Moved In

Moved In
Originally uploaded by agius.
I got here Tuesday. Since then my sister and I have been buying
essential things like pots, pans, and furniture, and alternately going
out to have an awesome time. The drive here was fun and pretty
(especially if you like deserts or mountains), and exploring the
coastal Highway 1 and downtown San Francisco have been really neat.
Making seven trips to Ikea was not so cool, but pretty liveable thanks
to my saint of a sister.

No Internet yet - AT&T takes an entire week to allow me to activate
it. :( Oh well. More details and pretty pics when I can post from my


Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy 4th!

So tomorrow, I begin my long journey westward to my new home in San Mateo, CA and my new job in Menlo Park. Today is sad for me, because everything is winding down, and I am leaving my home in Maryland once again. My awesome friends here threw a big goodbye party for me, with Rock Band and Smash Bros. and some darn good food and drink. Today my parents had a big BBQ - we ate steak and played with the dogs. The party last night kept me up very late, and looming storm clouds convinced us to stay in rather than journey downtown to see fireworks. But we had an excellent Australian Shiraz to go with the televised display, and with all the feelings and my energy level, it was a nice way to spend the 4th.

Tomorrow will be sad in the morning, but I expect it will be exciting and adventurous by afternoon. My super-cool sister is helping me with the 3 to 4 day drive out to northern California, and I think once we get on the road I will be ecstatic and impatient about the new life I'm to build out there.

Perhaps more retrospective later - for now, I must get music for the road ahead. Peace and best wishes, friends.

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