Ready For Sale

No, not the ITP Estate (yet), the Hopper Transfers app that I’ve been working on for two (effen) years. Last night Apple approved the app for sale (whew) and it is supposed to be available on January 17th — not that anyone will have the hardware with which it can communicate, because that is also supposed to be released on January 17th. Nobody understood why I didn’t think that it was critical to release the app the very same day as the only version of the hardware with which it can communicate. Seriously, how many people are going to buy a new satellite receiver, go home, install it, record programming, and then feel the need to copy it to their iPad that day?

Anyway, unless DISH cancels the project in the eleventh hour or they get sued into oblivion by the content providers that they continually piss off, it appears that I will be a published iOS developer (finally!) on the 17th,.

Yay me!

Today’s Personal Project
Look into to my finances. New year, new goals, and this year, new commitments.

Today’s Daily Challenge
Share the title of an imaginary book about the past 12 months of your life.

Taking stock of what we’ve done over the past year gives us a long view, pulling us out of the present moment and giving us the chance to really reflect on a portion of our lives. Writing it in a title format forces you choose the most descriptive words, the ones that focus on the highlights of your year. This challenge may even help you think about what you might do in the next 12 months รขโ‚ฌโ€œ and what the sequel’s title might be!

“I’m Not Supposed to be Here Today.”

I Have So Much I Have To Spread It Around
I walked into Delta Community Credit Union with the intent of depositing some checks my mother has sent me (why, I never know because of the two of us she needs the money more than I do. I guess that comes along with being “the baby” even at 47). I thought I was prepared, for I had signed the checks and written my bank account number on each (geez, in this day of identity theft I cannot believe we still have to do this. Hmmm, I wonder if DCCU has an app that I can use to take a photo of a check to deposit it…), all I needed to do was fill out a deposit slip. As I entered the line to wait for a teller I realized my blunder, I’d not written my Delta Community Credit Union account number, but rather my Wells Fargo account number on each check. D’Oh!

So as I started to exit the bank I informed my coworker of my gaff and the pretty woman behind the receptionist desk said “Oh, wrong institution?” I smiled and quickly replied “Yeah, it stinks to have so much money that you have to spread it around.”

Point: Me

There was a part of me that wanted to return to the receptionist’s desk and introduce myself, but I kept on walking out of the building instead. If I made an impression she will remember me the next time I go to the credit union.

Good Mexican, Good Meeting
Last night I met my RPS friends for “Mexican and Motivation” as I called it. The dinner at El Zarepe was good, I had a pork burrito with mole sauce, rice and beans (and water!?!?).

The Roswell Photographic Society has moved their meeting site to some Adult Recreational Center to which I had never previously been, so I followed the convoy to the meeting. The change in meeting nights as well as venue are the reasons that I stopped attending the monthly meetings.

As I mentioned yesterday Craig Tanner was the presenter. More of a motivation (photography) speaker than a technical one, it’s always a great way to start the year. What I learned last night was that Tanner suffered from depression (perhaps not clinical) in 2012 and really pulled back, not teaching any of the workshops he is known for in Savannah. For a man who seemingly has overcome so much (including a near-death experience after a surgery some years ago) this was a bit eye-opening for me. What may be even stranger was that Tanner started to find his photographic passion using Instagram on an iPhone. I walked out feeling energized to start shooting again.

ITP Flickr Pic
Nothing, I have yet to receive my new card reader.

George’s Or Sliders, I’m Not Sure Which I Want Tonight
This being Wednesday, even though it’s not the Third Wednesday, I may find myself at George’s Bar tonight. I will be getting a haircut across the street, and may see fit to darken George’s doorway. However, this being Wednesday, also means that it’s Slider Night at The Shed, and I may want to sit at the bar and chat up whoever is working whilst I eat a couple of sliders and drink a little beer (I think beer is more appropriate than red wine for sliders, but that might just be closed-minded thinking. HAHAHA, I was mistyping “thinking” and the spell checker suggested “think gin”. No, gin would not be something that I consume tonight).

The Shed may win out because
a) I will be styling and profiling with a new haircut and may wish to strut my stuff there
b) I really like The Shed’s sliders
c) if all goes to plan I will be at George’s next Wednesday

Weekend Head’s Up
ITP-Reader Martha: There is an electronics recycling day this Saturday in Old Fourth Ward (see today’s Website of the Day). I am planning on taking some stuff up there after meeting my Flickr friends for breakfast at The Majestic. If you wish to drop some stuff off at my house for me to take (no TVs because they charge $10 each to recycle those) please do so. And, if I am home I will reward you with your percolator. ๐Ÿ™‚

ITP-Reader Bob: I plan to be in attendance on Saturday, but I may not be willing or able to ride. If I were to only wish to attend the celebration portion of the day at what time should I arrive?

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – relieved, tired
Current Music – listening to a Jason Lytle concert recorded for a KEXP podcast
Website Of The DayKeep Atlanta Beautiful. I’m trying.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – checking again starting next week

Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 2

Days Of Bed-Making – 0

Vegetarian Meals – 13
Carnivorous Meals – 11

Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0

January Goals
– lose five pounds
– walk/run no fewer that 100 miles
– read at least one book
– dissolve Sharpened Stone, LLC
– take at least one box of things to Goodwill
– post at least ten photos in the blog

2013 Goals: Measurable
– Get my weight down to 190 pounds so that I can wear a 36″ waist pants comfortably
– Completely read ten books, audio books permissible
– Dissolve Sharpened Stone
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Completely run at least on 10k
– Fix all (or at least most) of the things which are wrong with the ITP Estate

2013 Goals: Unmeasurable
– Simplify, simplify, simplify
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem
– Eat smaller portions
– Start, and continue, to make my own bread using my bread machine as well as using the technique outlined in Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking
– Read and discard magazines during the month in which they arrive (even digitally)
– Take two real vacations, perhaps one abroad
– Take a more proactive approach to meeting women (read “stop being such a pussy”)

Books I’ve Read/Heard In 2013

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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12 Responses to Ready For Sale

  1. Barb says:

    Adult Rec Center – is that on Grimes Bridge? next to a skate park? I always thought it was funny to have a senior center next to a skate park.

    Does the Delta credit union not have an ATM? I haven’t be inside a bank in forever.

    We went to Tasty China last night meeting up with Dean (Jack@$$) & Peter (GE). Peter has been on a cross country road trip for the past I think 3 weeks burning vacation time, bike riding, skiing, etc. It was fun to hear some of his stories. We all ordered spicy dishes, it was a bit overwhelming. but, it was very good at the same time.

  2. Yeah, that’s the one. I will say that it makes getting to Mr Taco easy — for future reference.

    DCCCU does have an ATM outside, but I don’t have any card with them. Also, for some reason I’ve never learned my account number with them and have to ask the teller to look it up each time I go there. I also went inside Wells Fargo, and informed them that the calendar on the deposit slip table read “Fri, Jan 4”

    Sorry I missed out on Tasty China and GE’s stories. GE seems to have a lot of good things going on in his life — I’m a bit envious.

  3. Barb says:

    Mr Taco – yum – I need to get back there someday too.

    I’m going to guess 5pm for Rocco’s on Saturday, supposed to ride at 2pm, which may mean really start riding closer to 2:30 if I know this crowd & getting there and getting ready. I know I’m not up for too many miles, but I’m not sure what Bob has in mind, he is is training & all. Not that we can’t start drinking without him……. hahahahaha

  4. Steve says:

    A long day and a really long night… working really hard towards the network cutover next Friday- putting out fires and chasing down small details. Met with the “retiring” chairman of the Games grounds committee with my co-chair at the Iron Horse Tavern in Duluth. A nice selection of beer and a tasty dinner of fish tacos. There were also bangers and mash on the table as well as fish and chips and they were all reported to be good.

    The new president of the Games (that still sounds weird) lead the meeting last night- he had a bit to cover, but he also likes to talk, so I didn’t get out until 9:30. Last night would have been a great night to camp out at the orafice as I passed by at 10 or so.

    A very early morning today….


  5. Barb says:

    Steve – our house isn’t really on the way, but it is closer than your house.
    Feel free to call if you ever feel need to crash.

  6. bob says:

    Hey Paulie, glad to hear you will be making it out on Saturday. Not planning anything too crazy, probably just Van Michael and Dwelling once followed by beers in the parking lot post ride. Like Barb said I would guess we would be at Rocco’s around 5. You could always come out and just ride your own ride, Laura and Travis will be spinning around the mosquitoes, and meet us back in the parking lot.
    I’ll save the heavy training for Sunday.

  7. Debbie says:

    Where is the DCU near Perimeter? I have never had anything but really pleasant experiences with them. The height of customer service was the night I had to plug my (aging and not all together with it) dad into a 3-way call to try to retrieve his log in info. That woman had the patience of Job.

    Have you gotten your Nexus tablet yet? My 1st gen iPad is starting to give signs of pooping out, so I’m really interested in your review. I use my iPad almost exclusively to read and surf; it’s hard to justify the price of a new one when there are so many devices coming in at much lower price points.

    Saturday sounds like fun; y’all try to stay cool out there. We’ve planned a day of burning at the Day Spa. Yeah, let’s wait for 70-degree January day to burn stuff!

  8. Barb says:

    Debbie- we need to burn too, but since I decided to grow fall (now winter) veggies, we haven’t been able to, since we burn in the garden. The damn broccoli plants look good, but nothing.
    the lettuce & spinach is still sort of growing, as are the snow peas.

  9. Martha says:

    Great, I’ll pull stuff together tonight, no tvs in the group, just an old tower, moden and random cords, etc.

    The past 3 days have just been crazy at work. My job really shouldn’t be this difficult, but everyone around me makes it so. I may need to ask for a bigger raise, reviews are coming up soon.

    Remember account numbers? Why?? Good lord, there is already too much useless info in my head…and Barb, I’m with you, can’t remember the last time I stepped foot in a bank. Heck, my bank doesn’t have a location to walk into…

    Debbie, if you are just surfing and reading, maybe playing a game I’ve been happy with the Kindle Fire…but it does have limitations.

  10. Sorry, been busy….

    DCCU is on Hammond Drive near Peachtree Dunwoody. They also have a branch in Decatur now that I can visit on Saturdays if I have the need.

    BUY MORE APPLE PRODUCTS!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I really like the Nexus 7, but it has some limitations. The largest limitation is that it has no video out, so I can’t use it the way I do the iPad to take over to ITP-Reader Betsy’s to watch our stories.

    I had a virtual bank once — Netbank in Alpharetta. It’s been so long since they went out of business that I am now able to shred the paperwork I received from them.

  11. Jenka says:

    Somehow we’re back to “on 10K” in the stats section again?

    I’ve been in ATL for over 7 years and I’m still using my bank in NY. With internet banking there’s no reason for me to change!

  12. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I apparently fixed the “on 10K” in the daily post, not my template. Poop.

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