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Free iMAC!

My co-worker Oscar is giving away a brand new iMac computer to a student age 14-19. He is having a writing contest in which participants will be judged on their essay, news, or op. ed. piece. For more information please visit the official site. Good luck.

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Happy Birthday to ME!

Happy Birthday to me!!!

Yesterday was my birthday. It was a pretty good one. This year I haven’t really been feeling my birthday too much, but in the end I had a good one.

Constantine and I met up at the gym after work and we worked out, went home, showered and then went to HT Grill for dinner. Delicious! I had a Maple Apple Pork loin and he had Gorgonzola Flat Iron steak! My mouth is watering just thinking about them!

Went home after that and he gave me my gifts, I got a new battery for my laptop which was BADLY needed. Some cupcake mix from Sprinkles and some Olive oil and Vinegar! I can’t wait to try those out on the next italian food night!!

He’s such a great guy! 🙂 He even txted me “Happy Birthday” at exactly the right time! (6:41am!)

I was a little disappointed that one of my grandma’s didn’t even call me, but I guess she’s always very forgetful.

At dinner we had a discussion about work though. I have been working on this project for months and months now with our lead developer and one of the VPs here. Well the VP has been acting as the project lead, however now he is being pulled off onto other projects and no longer has the time. Well they picked a new project lead and I absolutely HATE this guy. He’s a total DOUCHE bag! I mean seriously, WTF! Why was _I_ not chosen for it. I have YEARS AND YEARS more experience then he does. Besides, he’s supposedly PACKED with other projects, I have a lot of projects, but could have EASILY fit this one in. It’s all very annoying because I see things like this happening and I keep getting passed up. At my last review, I was told that they were considering me for a full time Client On-Site trainer, well it appears they have picked someone else to do that now. I just wish they would FULLY follow through on ONE thing they promise me. Cisco training, was never completed, who knows of my current training will ever be completed, ugh.

My Aunt is coming to town on Thursday, I’m really looking forward to showing her around RB! Gotta find stuff to show/do!

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Royality

What an excellent weekend!

Let’s see, Friday we were going to go to GGB. But Jason talked me out of it because he said that the line was going to be too long. Either way, Constantine and I ended up staying in and watching a movie called Driving Lessons. It was pretty entertaining.

Saturday we got up and went shopping. I spent the last of my Best Buy gift card. I really hate that store. Such over priced Crap. Constantine bought a new Apple Macbook! Yay for him! I also got a new mouse for my computer and bought the new Futurama Movie. We watched it on Sunday and it was pretty good.

After that we headed to Inglewood to look at an apartment complex that was for sale. Sooo ghetto. That night we had a dinner party at Jason’s, his cousin was there and we played Catch Phrase. I came up with the word “Royality” and to answer “Dime a dozen” I said, “Hookers!” Very funny times!

Sunday Constantine and I went hiking looking for this Nazi camp called Murphys Ranch where some crazy lady built a hige mansion with tons of neat underground stuff. We never did find it. Googled it when we got home and found out that we were on the wrong side of the canyon. Stopped at El Burrito on the way home and ran into Jason and his cousin again.

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How to recover 2Gigs of space on your new Leopard install!

I installed Leopard the weekend after it came out. Besides the few things I wrote about in the past that aren’t working. I really like it for the most part.

I have a MacBook Pro with a 120 Gig hard drive in there. I allocated 15 gigs to Windows, so that doesn’t leave me with much space really. Since this is my MAIN desktop and the computer I use for everything, I have _everything_ on here. After my recent trip to Europe, I’m running out of space. So I went looking for ways to save some space.

I found three things you can do to easily recover 2 Gigs of space on your mac:
1) Go to /System/Library/Speach/Voices/ and delete the folder called “Alex”. This is the newest voice from Apple, but sadly it takes up a whole 700 Megs of space! Insane!

2) Go to /Library/Application Support/iDVD/ and delete the folder called “Themes”. You just saved 500 Megs.

3) Go to /LIbrary/Application Support/iPhoto and delete the folder called “Themes”. You just saved another 500 Megs!

Suggestions: Make backups on an external drive first and don’t do this if you plan on using the themes to create books/cards/etc in iDVD or iPhoto. I don’t use either of those options, so it’s an easy and quick fix.

(I take no responsibility if you break something)!

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Leopard is Failing me….

Leopard is failing me… I installed it the day it came out, and I really enjoy it. But there’s just so many unfinished items in it.

First was the Green Screen of Death.

Then, I wanted to test out Time Machine. I took my external drive that I’ve been using for backups forever. I reformatted it and then turned on Time Machine and told it to use that drive. The first backup worked great! After it was done, I was able to enter into that wonderful timewarp thing. But then, I couldn’t get back out! I clicked the “Cancel” button, nothing. I pressed “ESC” on my keyboard, nothing! I pushed the power button, NOTHING. I had to hold the powerbutton to force a power off…

The next day, I tried a new backup. I plugged in the same drive… And it chugged for a minute and then froze my entire computer! I couldn’t do anything. I had to force a power off. There have been other reports of this.

So that’s just annoying. Then I plugged in a different drive and Time Machine poped up asking if I wanted to use it as a backup drive. I clicked “No” and then tried ejecting the drive and my computer froze!

I am also having issues with Frontrow. I can get into it just fine, I can move around and access everything just fine. But as soon as I try and exit and get back to the desktop. My computer freezes completely.

Next, if I try and view a folder with lots of Images/PDFs in Finder, the whole computer freezes up again!

Then this morning, I was working on my computer and then went to finder and suddenly my computer thinks it has two identical drives in it!

WTF!

Lastly, I love having a fast connection!!!
My home connection:

My work connection: