I've said it before, and I'll say it again. USPS sucks! I've pre-ordered Modern Warfare 2 from Newegg, then cancelled it, because I figured the shipping would be faster from jr.com - big mistake! J&R shipped on monday and the package still didn't get to my office which is right across the river in Jersey. WTF? Never again!
I flipped to channel 701 (Cablevision/Brooklyn) yesterday, only to find out that MOJO HD no longer exists. What a bummer! I've been watching it for years - ever since it was known as INHD and featured MMA events and nature shows. Oh, well, there's good news too - Cablevision just added BRAVO HD to its line up. Let's hope Top Chef is produced in high definition.
That's right, I am back! Got a bit tired with dealing with all the spam and etc., so I've decided to migrate to TypePad.com. The guys there were super helpful with helping me import my old data. I will end up doing some minor design tweaks in the coming few days... but anyways, my first post in almost half a year, so kudos to me :P
Sorry for the lull in posts. Have been trying to keep my work hours more reasonable, but the job is still kicking my ass here and there. Well, what's new, you ask? A bunch of stuff - spring is here, Rebel XSI, which I'll be buying, is coming out next month. That's right, my first SLR. That means more expenses for me - lenses and all, but more photos for you, as I'll be posting a lot more of those here. New Call of Duty 4 maps are coming out sometime this spring and that's pretty exciting, to me at least. I'll always have a soft spot for Battle Field 2 on PC, but I've never thought that I'ld be playing a first person shooter on a PS3 and enjoy it. Live and learn.
Right before the new year's eve, I promised myself to work less, update the blog more, work out more and eat less junk. Let's see. My work hours have been about the same due to our release being a bit late, blogging has been almost non existant, working out rate dropped due to the long hours, but I am eating a whole lot better and drinking less - so there's that. And speaking of food - below is the last wednesday's dinner.
My buddy picked up a skirt steak in jersey, which I marinaded in some chinese barbecue store that I bought at a local asian market. I wasn't sure what to expect when I took the meat off the grill, as it was marinading for two whole days, but it came out great - tender and flavorfull! A bottle of 2003 San Giuseppe Chianti went great with it.
Lamb chops next week!
...Microsoft still sucks! So, I've made the mistake of letting Windows automatically update itself at night. Big mistake, the update that took place on monday night killed my USB controller, so my mouse stopped functioning. Even after doing system restore it took some effort to get the thing to work. It's like they got some kind of mind readers over there, at Microsoft. It's like they knew that I wanted to dick around with my pc after coming home dead tired from work. Thanks, Bill!
The way I see it, there are two types of software piracy out there. One, where the user doesn't pay for the software he uses, and another, where the user pays for the software he can not use. Microsoft is, obviously, guilty of the second kind.
And while I am on the topic of stuff that sucks - IKEA. Ikea sucks big time. As I've mentioned last week, I've recently moved. My folks, meaning well I am sure, got me a few dressers and a bookcase from Ikea - as housewarming gifts. Let me tell ya, putting those items together did not inspire much confidence. Pressed wood held together by several wooden pegs and bolts. Ack! The good thing is that all of that is not going into the living room where people might actually see it. One should only place Ikea furniture in their livingroom if it has a fireplace. In that case, just chuck it right in.
Having an interesting discussion regarding torture/POW status on Obsidian Wings, a lefty blog I used to frequent. Check out the thread. Scroll down to my comments (they start on November 02, 2007 at 08:07 PM) if you don't feel like reading the whole thing.