Computer Maintenance Monday

I spent the majority of last night cleaning up and downloading software to my computers. In the past few days there have been some security patches for the Mac that I’ve needed to install. In addition I downloaded Git, the software that I will use for version control for my personal software development.

Phuket All
When I worked near Buford Highway and North Druid Hills Road I was able to walk to eat lunch at a restaurant known then as Phuket Thai (unfortunately not pronounced the way you want it to be). A couple of years ago Phuket Thai closed its doors and its owners moved to California.

At one point last year I heard rumor that the owners of Phuket Thai had returned to Georgia and opened up a new restaurant in Sandy Springs(?!) called Thai Restaurant Sandy Springs (nowhere near as fun to say as “Phuket”). Yesterday I finally made it over to the new restaurant to eat and I’m glad to announce that the owners are the same as Phuket Thai’s and the food is excellent. As an added bonus the woman at register said that she recognized me as “one of the guys who used to come from the other side of the creek to eat at Phuket Thai.” Needless to say, I shall return.

While I’ll Be Forever Single
Picture this:
A guy is standing alone in the bath/lavatory faucet aisle of Lowe’s looking for a possible replacement for one of his bathroom faucets when a young, attractive (his type), single (no ring) woman walks into the aisle to browse for the
same item. For five minutes these two people stand no further than eight feet away. Not a word is spoken. As you rightly assume, I am the guy.

For no apparent reason I’ve come to feel a magnetism with attractive women. Unfortunately it’s the magnetism experienced when similar poles are pushed together and they struggle to remain apart.

While I didn’t find a faucet that would fit my sink I did manage to find the tubing I desired for my upcoming computer project.

ITP Flickr Pic
Still in the camera.

Vanity Fare
Yesterday I did something that I’m not even sure the nerdiest of nerds are doing these days. Yesterday I registered the top-level domain consisting of the ten digits that make up my Google Voice phone number.

For some reason I get a kick when I think about putting that domain on the business cards that I am designing for myself.

Nerd up!

Hey Hockey Fans, C’mon Down
On Thursday January 21st I’ll be attending the Atlanta Thrashers hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes. Why is this different than any other game? Because after that professional match I will know a few people who’ll play a game on the same ice. Even better, in order to play both Ralph (aka “One Ball”) and Todd (aka “Dorothy Camel Toe”) are selling discounted tickets for the game. I’m buying one ticket for the $32 section which is being sold for $21 — $5 of which is donated to charity.

If you are interested and committed to attending too leave a comment below and I’ll see if I can hook you up with one of those guys so you can get a discounted ticket as well.

Happy Birthday Greetings!
Today marks the birthday of ITP-Reader Bob, also known to some as “Check My Bags”, amongst other things. I realize that this greeting can in no way top his annual pilgrimage to the Monster Truck Rally this past weekend, but I do what I can.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – fair
Current Music – listening to Harry Shearer’s “le Show” podcast
Website Of The Day – If you are running a Mac and haven’t checked out MacApper yet then I say that you should do so today.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – 198 pounds

Foot Mileage – 0 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Pushups – 0, Situps – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 9* (9*)
Vegetarian Days – 1, Carnivorous Days – 10
Marta Rides – 0
* – because I stripped the bed instead of making the bed

January Goals
– Not get fired from my job

2010 Goals
– Reduce my weight to 185 pounds (starting weight was 198 pounds)
– Completely read the book 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die
РEarn at least $150 through photography sales in order to cover the cost for the renewal of the Jalape̱o Beach SmugMug account I opened the other day.
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop
– Enter no fewer than three photographic competitions / gallery showings
– Get the Black Sheep stats out of Excel and online
– Ride in no fewer than two 50 mile or 50K bike rides

The Unmeasurable
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in PHP and CSS
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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13 Responses to Computer Maintenance Monday

  1. Barb says:

    here’s my question – if it had been a guy or an “ugly” woman, would you have spoken to them?

  2. No, I wouldn’t have. I guess my lament is that there can no better scenario for me to start a casual conversation with some woman that I find attractive, but I can’t seem to get myself to do so.

  3. Steve says:

    C’mon Paulie. Take a chance. What’s the harm in asking her a question, or making small talk. You, my friend, are your own worst enemy.


  4. That’s just it. I can’t do it.

  5. Steve says:

    Fear of failure? Fear of rejection? It’s easy not to do anything, and you have a guaranteed outcome. Imagine the possibilities if you actually take a chance.

  6. I fail all of the time, so that’s not it.

    I think it’s an inability to initiate small-talk in conjunction with the impression that there is no interest from the other party.

    Christ, it’s been seven years since I’ve had a girlfriend. I should probably STFU and continue to just live alone.

  7. Barb says:

    ooooohhhh Steve – you are so deep this morning. BTW – how’s the back?

  8. bob says:

    Thanks for the birthday wishes Paulie!
    This may be a birthday to remember, I seem to have caught that stomach bug you had a few weeks ago. Spent the day yesterday in the fetal position on the couch.
    I actually made it in to work today, we’ll see how it goes.

  9. Steve says:

    I’ll blame my insights on my meds!! I’m trying not to take them, but I have a delicious muscle relaxer and a very tasty pain pill. Better living through chemistry! Don’t ask me the street price…

  10. Ooh, sorry to hear that Bob. If it’s any consolation you should be back to “normal” either today or tomorrow.

    Steve, you didn’t have to pay street price did you? I’d hope working for the Fed would get you better insurance than I have.

  11. Steve says:

    No, but I was wondering what they’re worth if I flip ’em.

  12. Next on the DYI network — “Flip My Meds”

  13. Dean says:

    Steve, what are paring those meds with, a nice cold beer I hope

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