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Why spend the money on a USB key?

Have you ever wondered why retailers charge $40 for a measly 8GB USB key? It’s all about being lame. Go get a micro usb card adapter for $7 and an 8GB microSD card for $10 and save yourself some money. Once you have the card reader, microSD cards are fairly inexpensive and you can quadruple …

Palm Springs and the ESRI Developer Summit

Been at the ESRI Developer Summit in Palm Springs since Sunday.  The drive out here was about 5, 5.5 hours but luckily Caleb drove the whole way.  I am NOT looking forward to this drive by myself tomorrow!  But I AM looking forward to seeing Jen and Kai… immensely. Anyways, we’re at the Hyatt Regency. …

A buncha stuff, and then some…

So a lot of things have happened since the last post… and even before then. Microsoft PDC (Professional Developers Conference) was last November, and I was fortunate to be able to go with a few other CygNet employees. Christmas was crazy, shuffling back and forth between families plus a sick kid ridden with two ear …

Power Outage?!?! WTF?

Can you believe it!?!  Weaksauce!  No power… boo.  Thank goodness for laptops/netbooks and tethered modem access through the BlackBerry. By the way, the Dell Mini 10v is a pretty sweet netbook, if you’re looking for netbooks.  The EeePC’s have much better battery lifespan though. Hope the power comes back soon…

Sharp Aquos 46″ LCD Television

That’s right!  Jen and I picked up a new TV last night.  Now… to figure out if we can mount it above the fireplace or not.  I’m pretty sure it will be fine right there.  The 27″ CRT television that  Jen got me 9 or so years ago has served us well, but I think its …

Happy Birfday to Gene!

We drove up to Prunedale today and met Mom and Dad, then caravan’ed to San Jose – dropped the truck off at Mike and Mary’s, and then met Gene and Kristine for lunch.  Had a little coffee afterwards then headed back home.  Quick little day trip, but it was enjoyable nonetheless.

The J. Paul Getty Museum (“The Getty”)

This year’s annual CygNet party included a trip to The Getty followed by an awesome dinner banquet in Santa Barbara.   Chris and I spent almost the entire time there wandering outside taking pictures of the scenery, architecture (amazing) and random things scattered around the grounds. I was worried that it would be a horrible …

Happy New Year!

A very mellow New Year’s this year.  Hangin out at home, relaxing – Jen fell asleep early because she has a little alien inside of her sucking her energy… 2008 was a great year and here’s to hoping 2009 is even better!