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Description Just a guy looking for computer/audio work and gigs...
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Signed On Jun 25, 2004, 06:23
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18. Re: No subject May 20, 2008, 15:23 Dan =0)
 
To put this into perspective, I'd been pumped full of steroids in the first two years of my life... that certainly must be a considered factor, I think. And the doctors didn't do that for jollies - I was quite the extreme preemie, at three months early and a bit less than 1 1/2 pounds, with all sorts of complications and issues.

Dan =0)

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14. Re: No subject May 20, 2008, 15:00 Dan =0)
 
I would not get to upset Dan, at least, wait until you get a second opinion.

Since the person running the machine is not a doctor, technically I don't even have a first opinion.

EDIT: Not sure I understood the second half of your post, grammatically.

In Live Chat for the moment.. whee.

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12. Re: Who's that kid? May 20, 2008, 14:38 Dan =0)
 
Shia Labeouf.

Agreed that he's been in quite a bit lately. I also remember him as a bumbling sidekick of sorts in I, Robot.

Crap. Didn't realize he was in Constantine, either (again as sidekick).

Having a look at his upcoming films here: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0479471/

It would seem that indeed he is going the route of the next "superstar" group.

I find him to be an okay actor, but (so far) nothing to write home about.

Transformers 2: The Cash-In.

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6. Re: No subject May 20, 2008, 12:13 Dan =0)
 
Kinda young there man.

30. "You're just a baby!" would say most people...

Anywho, if anyone wants to, feel free to e-mail me about this. All I'm doing at this point is laughing about it (not for its humerus factor, though).

As to Indy... I'll be there. Maybe not on opening night, but oh yes, I'll be there.



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4. Re: No subject May 20, 2008, 11:54 Dan =0)
 
I find it odd that the sidekick is named after a type of dog. "Mutt" just doesn't work as a name for me, no matter how much of a nod it may be to Indy being named after the family dog...

On a completely different note, I (unofficially, through work) may have been diagnosed with osteopenia - scheduling a doc appointment asap so I can have it officially checked out. Hopefully they can throw me a bone and figure out what's going on, so I can figure out what to do about it.

EDITS: Fixed a few sentence issues...

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4. Re: No subject May 15, 2008, 23:13 Dan =0)
 
pilonidal cystectomy

Dare I ask what this is? You had a cyst removed, but from where...? (That would be the scary part.. )

EDIT: Never mind. I checked...

Dan =0)

PS My mother's in a bit of pain after surgery but otherwise resting at the hospital and doing well... she'll be released tomorrow morning.


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7. Re: Vent - Verizon Wireless May 15, 2008, 06:56 Dan =0)
 
If I had to go with a new service provider my first choice would be ATT/Cingular.

Thanks HE and Bats (so far). I haven't really heard, at least around here, too many good things regarding quality of service with ATT/Cingular, but I'll check 'em out anyway. And no, I'm not shelling out my stimulus check for an iPhone (much as I love how that thing works...).

(Whether it was the service - ATT/Cingular - or the phone itself, a coworker's husband bought for their daughter an iPhone for her birthday. At the time, at least, a signal was only available either outside the house.... or in their basement! Hopefully this has improved as of late....)

Well, off to my mother's and then to hospital... whee!

EDIT: Whoops, also meant to add in response to Bats' statement:

You should be able to download a diff firmware and haxor the phone anyway....cables are like 4.00 on ebay.

The point for me is to not give Verizon, or their wireless division anyway, my hard-earned cash, and give it to some other, slightly more benevolent carrier.

Dan =0)

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5. Re: No subject May 15, 2008, 00:58 Dan =0)
 
Currently have the razr phone with ATT, everything is wide open.

Is it the original V3, V3c, V3m or some other flavor?

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3. Vent - Verizon Wireless May 15, 2008, 00:35 Dan =0)
 
I'm considering seriously going with another wireless carrier, as Verizon is continually locking down phone features that I feel should be open and available to its customers... a bit of (brief) history:

I had a Motorola Razr V3m for the last year-and-a-half without any issues through Verizon, with the default Verizon firmware at the time... it wasn't great, but I had Bluetooth capability for my headset, could (and still can) use pics I've taken with the camera as the phone's background and - this is the big one for me - record sounds and use those recorded sounds as ringtones (e.g. me saying "Ring ring ring" - I was too cheap to pay for another ringtone, and hate the ones that come with the phone).

The battery in that phone had seemed to die and refused to charge... okay, so I stopped by Verizon last Friday, and purchased a spare battery. No dice. Using a another AC adaptor? No luck there, either; so, it must be the phone.

I spend about 10 minutes today idling in the store after I "check in", explain my problem to technical support, got the replacement V3m - for free, despite having been told over the phone earlier that I'd have to pay $50 because of an expired warranty - and charged the battery successfully this time around, with the same ac adaptors/usb cables I had on hand.

I played around with the sound functions on the phone tonight, looking for the "save as ringtone" option for the "ringringring" sound I'd recorded....

The idiots at VZW removed that feature/ability in their latest firmware revision(s), apparently...

I already know Bluetooth is horribly crippled in their phones, but this (for me, anyway) just does it. Great service coverage be damned.

Could anyone here in the Massachusetts area (probably only three of us ) let me know what their experiences were with other carriers - e.g. Sprint, T-Mobile, etc.? Thanks in advance....

Dan =0)

PS I'm driving my mother to the hospital for hernia surgery in several hours... hopefully recuperation will be swift and without too many troubles.

PSS Read about my Mother's Day Sunday adventures with the nieces if you dare..

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2. Re: Speaking of people home sick today.. May 13, 2008, 10:11 Dan =0)
 
Elf, good luck to your sister and brother-in-law...

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2. Mother's Day May 13, 2008, 09:09 Dan =0)
 
Have to say I had fun with the nieces on Sunday at my mother's (who is going in for a hernia operation in two days, no less)... received a crash course in taking care of baby as my mother had left with the older niece.

So here I am at the park by her apartment complex, strolling around with the younger niece in the stroller, and no more than five minutes after my mother and older niece take off to pack up (sister called in the meantime to announce she was coming to pick her kids up), the baby starts to scream. Okay, that's cool, I'll just pull over by this bench and make sure her pacifier's back in.

Things are great once again... for about 5 seconds.

She starts screaming again, so I decide to remove her from the stroller and bounce up and down and sing(?) to her to calm her down. This was a triumph - but this metaphorical cake was a lie. Put her back in stroller, she starts screaming. I'm guessing she must be hungry as she hadn't eaten in a while.

No milk bottle in, around or near the stroller; neither my mother nor I took it with us, figuring she'd already had quite a bit over the course of the day. Oh yes, and my cell phone battery is dead so I can't make any calls to my mother to let her know what's going on.

So I wheel screaming baby back across the street, go through the front doors and up the elevator, back to the apartment... plop baby on the couch and insert bottle. Happy as a clam. Then she dozed off...

My received payment was a temporarily deaf right ear and some baby drool on my right shoulder, but it was worth the time spent with everyone.

Oh yes... and I've practically got the Barney episode "On Again, Off Again" memorized, as older niece wanted to watch that several (6!!!!) times in a row....

Good times.

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15. Food Instruments.... May 6, 2008, 18:47 Dan =0)
 
For your amusement:

"Song of Time" from Ocarina of Time... played on a carrot.

EDIT: Whoops! Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y_CGB1GuoI

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6. Oil prices... May 6, 2008, 11:42 Dan =0)
 
I'm not going to start a political rant at all. I'm just amazed that the rate at which prices have gone up seems extraordinarily high.

http://www.yahoo.com/s/874464

Whatever the cause, I'm just slightly awestruck, and the wallet hurts a little more as price / barrel goes from $119 to $122 over the course of the last four or so hours...

Time to invest in a bicycle methinks. And a shorter commute, naturally.

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1. Controversial Pro-IP Act sails through May 1, 2008, 23:43 Dan =0)
 
I am absolutely disgusted by this.

The copyright system as it is is broken, and now the government wants to impose higher penalities for these screwed-up laws?

Follow the money...

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16. Re: Congrats. Apr 28, 2008, 00:07 Dan =0)
 
Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Blue!

Incidentally, a friend of mine ("Steven" in this case, not "Stephen" ) tied the knot on Saturday... I forgot how hectic preparing for a wedding, even in a non-groomsman-type assisting role, can be...

In any case, congrats again and hope for many more for you to come!

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30. Re: No subject Apr 22, 2008, 14:46 Dan =0)
 
There are some users who have in excess of 4GB PSTs.... archives included. Some people prefer to, or are required to, keep all their mail for reference.

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9. Re: Gun owners Apr 22, 2008, 10:39 Dan =0)
 
Just a minor note:

Jan 26 2994

Fluke.

*ducks*

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4. Re: No subject Apr 21, 2008, 12:46 Dan =0)
 
Very nice.

I have neither an XBOX360 or PS3, though... Neither do my roommates. I was planning on saving up for this, however:

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/XS25

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2. Re: No subject Apr 21, 2008, 12:08 Dan =0)
 
Hey Bats,

I guess I've been under a rock - or, out paintballing and camping - over the last few days, but I was wondering what the countdown was for?

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11. Re: Star Wars quiz Apr 15, 2008, 14:35 Dan =0)
 
8 out of 10 as well, though could have easily been worse, I had some lucky guesstimates.

I'm ashamed to say 4 out of 10 here...

As for taxes, got those filed a couple months back and had the returns electronically deposited. Relatively straightforward for me.

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