May 19, 2004

Song Lyrics

While I'm working on a database this morning I'm listening to a few random CDs from my basement. I just came across what has to be one of my favorite rap lines.

"You make me sick, like strawberry Quik"

From House of Pain
Shamrocks and Shenanigans

Posted by Jeff at 09:57 AM

May 18, 2004

New hiking boots

I'm breaking in a new pair of hiking boots for my trip to Costa Rica. It's actually really nice to have shoes that have padding. My current main pairs of sneakers are old ones that I've had since the beginning of college. One of them is actually a pair of my brotherís old shoes.

My new comfortable shoes:

Posted by Jeff at 02:59 PM

May 17, 2004

E-mail virus

So, it looks like there's a new virus going around the internet. The most surprising thing is that the team is on top of it. Wait a minute, I'm the team. Have I been replaced?

Email text of virus found below. It's actually set-up very well. Except for the infected attachment.

Content-Type: text/html; charset="us-ascii"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Dear user of e-mail server "",

Our main mailing server will be temporary unavaible for next two days,
to continue receiving mail in these days you have to configure our free
auto-forwarding service.

Please, read the attach for further details.

Best wishes,
The team

Content-Type: application/octet-stream; name="first_part.pif"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="first_part.pif"

Posted by Jeff at 09:17 PM

May 14, 2004

Update - Air Miles for Magazines

So last night I ended up deciding to trade in my miles for a selection of magazines. We ended up selecting six magazines. So, in 6-8 weeks I should begin receiving TV Guide, Time, Smart Money, Maxim, Wired, and Organic Living. Reading all of these should take up any free time I was planning to have during the next year. So, even if you only fly an airline once, it appears that there is a value to signing up for their mileage card. Thanks, Delta.

Posted by Jeff at 10:48 AM

Doodle #12

Doodle twelve elicits a kind of ink blot type feel. It must say something important about my psyche.

Posted by Jeff at 10:42 AM | Comments (1)

May 13, 2004

Car Mileage

The other day my car finally made it to 123456 miles. It's one of those odd numbers that doesn't really mean anything but seems like it should. I wonder how many miles my Saturn will make before I trade it in?

Posted by Jeff at 01:54 PM | Comments (1)

Doodle #11

Here's doodle number eleven:

Posted by Jeff at 01:08 PM | Comments (1)

May 12, 2004

Net Worth update

My net worth after exactly 90 days of playing is $8,955,662.24.

As always, keep in mind that this is a stock game and has no reflection on real life.

Posted by Jeff at 07:00 PM

Air Miles for Magazines

I have about 6,500 Delta airlines miles that it looks like I may never use. Yesterday, I received an offer to trade them in for magazine subscriptions. Has anyone ever done this? Is this usually a good deal?

From poking around on the web I've found that each mile is worth about 1.5 cents, or so. The trade in value for the magazines varies from 400 - 3,200 points for a yearly subscription. Some of the selections are Maxim, TV Guide, Smart Money, Cigar Aficionado, and Wired.

Posted by Jeff at 02:25 PM

May 11, 2004

Happy Birthday Brett

Happy Birthday Brett. In case you've forgotten you're 22 today. Unfortunately, this means that I'm 26.

Posted by Jeff at 12:31 PM | Comments (1)

May 06, 2004

Doodle #10

Even though this doodle seems to lack content I feel that it means something.

Here's doodle number ten:

Posted by Jeff at 12:02 PM

May 05, 2004

Net Worth Update

My net worth at this moment is $7,420,670.69. Here's a graph of my net worth after two months and three weeks.

I'm well past my goal of 6 million by May 9th. I might have to revisit my current goals. Here's a quick chart of my current progress.

Goal dateDate ReachedGoal (millions)
6/11/04 8
6/25/04 10
7/11/04 12

As always, keep in mind that this is a stock game and has no reflection on real life.

Posted by Jeff at 12:57 PM

Doodle #9

Here's doodle number nine:

Posted by Jeff at 12:45 PM | Comments (1)

May 04, 2004

Doodle #8

Here's doodle number eight. This one isn't too complex.

Posted by Jeff at 01:03 PM | Comments (1)

May 03, 2004

Cube moves

Facilities is currently resizing and moving cube walls. I have this sneaking suspicion that they are actually trying to box us in so that we can't leave.

Posted by Jeff at 03:37 PM | Comments (1)

Doodle #7

And now for week number three of doodles.

Here's number seven (a landscape):

Posted by Jeff at 03:35 PM