super awesomeness

Posted by on Mar 10, 2010 in uncategorized | 0 comments

A few weeks ago I bought a one pound bag of RedVines from Meijer.  Sadly, the ‘vines were ridiculously hard.

So, I sent a message on the RedVines site telling them what happened, and asking if their recipe had changed.

A day or so later, I received an email saying that they had not, in fact, changed their recipe.  The hardness was due to conditions during shipping that they were working on fixing.  They apologized for the bad experience and informed me that they were sending me a replacement product that would arrive in a couple of weeks.

Today I received said replacement product…

American Licorice Company wins 2 awards in my mind:

  1. The new licorice does in fact have perfect “hardness”
  2. Instead of replacing the one pound bag that I purchased, they sent me 3 one pound bags

Serious win.

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scrubs: yes, it’s a show

Posted by on Feb 21, 2010 in fun/interesting | 4 comments

I’m not exactly sure what season I first started watching Scrubs in, but I’m going to guess somewhere around 1 or 2.

The first episode I watched I hated.

I’m sure it had something to do with the mood that I was in, because it wasn’t but a matter of weeks (or months) before I walked in on a marathon of Scrubs watching at the old Klan bachelor pad and fell in love.  Since that fateful moment, I have followed the show with bated breath.

I was definitely sad when I heard that the show was ending, and while the final episode was supremely awesome, I was even more sad after watching it.

Then came along what I will henceforth call the “bonus” season, which was aptly titled Scrubs med school.

This bonus season was definitely not as good as regular Scrubs, but I have been perfectly fine with that.  The bonus served a much greater and more important purpose than continuing the legacy of Scrubs.  It served to dull the pain of the end of 8 great years.

As the bonus season progressed the loss of the familiar faces, and my particular loss of interest, helped to ease me in to a world where JD and Turk would never again share their guy love in my living room.

This bonus season, while nothing in comparison to the real thing, has made me okay with the end.  For that fact alone, I consider it a success.

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the death of blogs

Posted by on Feb 4, 2010 in technology, thoughts | 1 comment

Kristie and I were talking about this recently, and we are both in agreement.  Blogs, at least in our circle of friends, are going the way of the dinosaurs.  Now, I’m not talking about the blog format in general.  There are plenty of sites using the blog format that are headed in the opposite direction.  I’m talking specifically about personal blogs.

I’m just as guilty as anyone; my last post was almost 3 months ago and it was for a class.

The culprit: micro-blogging.  Twitter and Facebook updates are the new blog.  It makes sense though.  Who wants to spend their time writing out posts when they can just as easily (and more often more easily) make a tiny update.

Just a thought…

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code producing code

Posted by on Nov 14, 2009 in coop course | 1 comment

This week at work I learned about ICEfaces, as well as my managers dislike of it.  I’m not sure what it is that I dislike about writing code that in turn writes code, but that is definitely the case with ICEfaces.  There’s just something that feels inefficient about some program interpreting my code and then generating more code from that.  I know that is what a compiler does, but that’s the whole purpose of compilers.  That is not the case for many code producing mechanisms.

Regardless of how I feel about such a thing, it was nice to get some more insight in to what is actually being used in the corporate world.  Most of my web development experience has been in PHP and with apache.  In fact, I didn’t even realize that many people even used Java for web development.  I just assumed that most web development was done in either PHP or .NET.

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