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Destin, FL

Okay, well, this weekend I'm in Destin, FL. Nice touristy town. Humid as all hell, but nice.

Shopping seems to be the name of the game down here, (even though I am down here for my brother-in-law's wedding), but lots of shopping.

Destin, FL

Okay, well, this weekend I'm in Destin, FL. Nice touristy town. Humid as all hell, but nice.

Shopping seems to be the name of the game down here, (even though I am down here for my brother-in-law's wedding), but lots of shopping.

Pretty Funny Comic

This is a pretty funny comic. Check this out:








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Pretty Funny Comic

This is a pretty funny comic. Check this out:








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Price Check Aisle 1

Can I get a price check?

Price Check Aisle 1

Can I get a price check?

A review on two OSX text editors

Well, being a text editing man myself (lots of shell scripts, perl progs, Snort.conf and rules files), I decided to test out a couple of 'markup' text editors for OSX. Now, what do I mean by 'markup'.

Basically, when I edit a file, the editor should mark it up with different colors and such to deliniate what I am trying to do, that way, if I forget to put a ";" in somewhere, the editor should turn all my text red (or whatever) in order to tell me "Hey, you screwed up".

I chose to test two: Vim and TextMate.

Vim -- I like Vim because, well, I am used to vi + vim on the redhat platform. Vi is very easy to learn, and vim is even easier and more powerful. You can perform powerful regular expressions to replace text anyway you want to, searching for text is a breeze, and editing is very simple as well (once you get used to the interface, there is a learning curve). Vim marks up shell scripts, html, perl, and even snort.conf and snort.rules files nice…

Amazing Pics of China\'s new 600+ foot dam

China\'s controversial Three Gorges Dam project hits a significant milestone on Saturday, when it is expected to reach its final height of 185m (607 feet). Here are some amazing pictures from the BBC.\r\n\r\nI am your dam guide, Arnie, please don\'t wander off the dam tour and please take all the dam pictures you want. Now are there any dam questions?

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Screenshot posting

I said periodically (meaning, whenever I remember) I'd post a screenshot.

We'll, here's one. Notice the background. I made it, it's cool. Click on the picture to blow it up to fullsize.

Amazing Pics of China\'s new 600+ foot dam

China\'s controversial Three Gorges Dam project hits a significant milestone on Saturday, when it is expected to reach its final height of 185m (607 feet). Here are some amazing pictures from the BBC.\r\n\r\nI am your dam guide, Arnie, please don\'t wander off the dam tour and please take all the dam pictures you want. Now are there any dam questions?

read more | digg story

Screenshot posting

I said periodically (meaning, whenever I remember) I'd post a screenshot.

We'll, here's one. Notice the background. I made it, it's cool. Click on the picture to blow it up to fullsize.

Apple's big glass cube

Tomorrow is Apple's big day to unveil their brand new store to the public, today they announced it to the press.

The big thing about the store is that it's all underground, 20,000 feet of it. The only thing above ground is a huge glass cube. It's has to be the coolest thing ever for retail. Similar to the glass pyramid in front of the Louvre, this is Steve Jobs's version of a Masterpiece.



Of course all of us Apple fanboys are up there taking pictures, and there are so many sites to view, however, I've went looking through all of these for you, to find the best one. Here.

So, go enjoy this site.. it looks good.

Apple's big glass cube

Tomorrow is Apple's big day to unveil their brand new store to the public, today they announced it to the press.

The big thing about the store is that it's all underground, 20,000 feet of it. The only thing above ground is a huge glass cube. It's has to be the coolest thing ever for retail. Similar to the glass pyramid in front of the Louvre, this is Steve Jobs's version of a Masterpiece.



Of course all of us Apple fanboys are up there taking pictures, and there are so many sites to view, however, I've went looking through all of these for you, to find the best one. Here.

So, go enjoy this site.. it looks good.

How To: Improve Your MPG By Up to 37 Percent

Edmunds.com tested a lot of lore on how to change your driving habits in order to save money on gas. Some of the results:

- 65 mph instead of 75 mph saves 12 percent
- smooth driving instead of aggressive driving saves 37 percent
- turning your car off instead of idling when you stop at a light or the drive-thru saves 19 percent

How to save some gas. Good article.

read more | digg story

How To: Improve Your MPG By Up to 37 Percent

Edmunds.com tested a lot of lore on how to change your driving habits in order to save money on gas. Some of the results:

- 65 mph instead of 75 mph saves 12 percent
- smooth driving instead of aggressive driving saves 37 percent
- turning your car off instead of idling when you stop at a light or the drive-thru saves 19 percent

How to save some gas. Good article.

read more | digg story

Restaurant Review (This is long) -- Part 3 of Hawaii

I'll try and post as many links as I can in here, so you can see the restaurant stuff itself. I'm pretty unbiased when it comes to restaurants, so I'll try and write it as general as possible.

Okay.. so in absolutely no order whatsoever.

1) Cheesecake Factory -- 2301 Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki
This was great. We ate there twice, both times dinner, and both times was excellent. I had the Orange Chicken one night, and my wife and I shared a different meal another another night (can't remember what it was). The Chicken was excellent. Everything from the bar was great, and the Dessert was excellent as well. I recommend either "ADAM'S PEANUT BUTTER CUP FUDGE RIPPLE", "TIRAMISU CHEESECAKE", or "TOBLERONE® SWISS ALMOND CHEESECAKE". All were excellent. Wait staff was great. 5 Stars.

2) Duke's Canoe Club -- Inside the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach. Lower Lobby.
Excellent as well. I recommend the Australian Lobster Tail, the Wings, t…

Sightseeing (Part 2 of Hawaii Review)

Hawaii is beautiful. I love it there. I am going to post a bunch of pictures when I get them all done (edited, straightened...etc.)

But one thing I am mad about, is I didn't get a picture of the Oceanic flight plane they use for "Lost". I saw it, but didn't take a picture of it.

(it was only a section of the plane) But I should have grabbed a shot of it. Would have been cool.

However, in the meantime, while I am picture editing. Enjoy this nice wallpaper.


Click on it to make it bigger.
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Restaurant Review (This is long) -- Part 3 of Hawaii

I'll try and post as many links as I can in here, so you can see the restaurant stuff itself. I'm pretty unbiased when it comes to restaurants, so I'll try and write it as general as possible.

Okay.. so in absolutely no order whatsoever.

1) Cheesecake Factory -- 2301 Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki
This was great. We ate there twice, both times dinner, and both times was excellent. I had the Orange Chicken one night, and my wife and I shared a different meal another another night (can't remember what it was). The Chicken was excellent. Everything from the bar was great, and the Dessert was excellent as well. I recommend either "ADAM'S PEANUT BUTTER CUP FUDGE RIPPLE", "TIRAMISU CHEESECAKE", or "TOBLERONE® SWISS ALMOND CHEESECAKE". All were excellent. Wait staff was great. 5 Stars.

2) Duke's Canoe Club -- Inside the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach. Lower Lobby.
Excellent as well. I recommend the Australian Lobster Tail, the Wings, t…

Hotel (Part 1 of Hawaii Review)

I stayed at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach. Now, to be fair, I stay at pretty nice hotels the majority of the time I travel, so it's kinda unfair for me to judge this hotel, but here goes.

1) The Elevators suck. Bad. They don't work efficiently, and you are constantly waiting for an elevator (I stayed in the ?Pacific? tower. (There are three). You have to swipe your card to get to the upper floors, and if you aren't quick, it will zip right past your floor (I stayed on the fifth floor). Then when the door opens, its not even lined up with the landing (elevator to floor). Kinda hazardous.

2) If you look at the above link there is a picture of the hotel room. THAT'S IT. That's the whole room, the only thing they don't show in this picture is the bathroom. Which, the majority of rooms, have a standup shower (no tub). And the shower is pretty small. Now, I am pretty skinny so that doesn't bother me, but if you are... 200 lbs+, you are screwed. It h…

My Trip to Hawaii, a review

Well for those of you that know me, (or those of you reading this), know that I just went to Hawaii for a week.

First off, it was great. I have a couple things to say regarding particular hotels and various restaurants, so I am going to write a review of several things for anyone who is going to Google my blog, or Google any of the hotels.
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Sightseeing (Part 2 of Hawaii Review)

Hawaii is beautiful. I love it there. I am going to post a bunch of pictures when I get them all done (edited, straightened...etc.)

But one thing I am mad about, is I didn't get a picture of the Oceanic flight plane they use for "Lost". I saw it, but didn't take a picture of it.

(it was only a section of the plane) But I should have grabbed a shot of it. Would have been cool.

However, in the meantime, while I am picture editing. Enjoy this nice wallpaper.


Click on it to make it bigger.
Technorati Tags: ,

Hotel (Part 1 of Hawaii Review)

I stayed at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach. Now, to be fair, I stay at pretty nice hotels the majority of the time I travel, so it's kinda unfair for me to judge this hotel, but here goes.

1) The Elevators suck. Bad. They don't work efficiently, and you are constantly waiting for an elevator (I stayed in the ?Pacific? tower. (There are three). You have to swipe your card to get to the upper floors, and if you aren't quick, it will zip right past your floor (I stayed on the fifth floor). Then when the door opens, its not even lined up with the landing (elevator to floor). Kinda hazardous.

2) If you look at the above link there is a picture of the hotel room. THAT'S IT. That's the whole room, the only thing they don't show in this picture is the bathroom. Which, the majority of rooms, have a standup shower (no tub). And the shower is pretty small. Now, I am pretty skinny so that doesn't bother me, but if you are... 200 lbs+, you are screwed. It h…

My Trip to Hawaii, a review

Well for those of you that know me, (or those of you reading this), know that I just went to Hawaii for a week.

First off, it was great. I have a couple things to say regarding particular hotels and various restaurants, so I am going to write a review of several things for anyone who is going to Google my blog, or Google any of the hotels.
Technorati Tags: ,