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Showing posts from June, 2004

I Accept

Friday night my realtor called with an offer on our condo. It was lower than I expected, but they were willing to forgo the carpet allowance we were offering and the realtor was willing to drop her commission to 2%. I ran the numbers through the calculator and was more than happy with the results. So I accepted. The home inspector is coming this week to ensure that we're not hiding anything from the buyer and the realtor is scheduling some showings for Tasha and I so that we don't end up homeless. Things are starting to move quickly.

Xbox Live

I saw this over at Penny Arcade in a post by Tycho and I liked it so much that I wanted to save and share it. "Online was the only thing that Microsoft could accomplish to a greater degree than any of their competitors, and they have spent more money than you or I will ever see in our lifetimes insuring that their solution for networked play is the jewel of this console generation. If you don't believe me, just go send a friend a voice message when you add him to your list on the Playstation 2. Oh, that's right - no universal list, no voice messages, no built-in panel for the management of contacts. I forgot. How about sending him a request to play a game while he is playing any other game on the service, let them pop the disc out, put in the other one and automatically join your shit on the Cube? Oh right! Online play on the cube, save for one or two titles, doesn't exist. There's no service framework, and no service framework will ever materialize for the system

Memorial Day Weekend

What a weekend! I was crazy busy over the holiday weekend. I picked up the boys on Friday as usual but that was just the begining. I spent all weekend painting. Painting trim. Painting ceilings. Painting doors. Painting walls. Painting touch-ups where I painted what I should not have. I think I painted more this weekend than Picasso did in all his life. And when I wasn't painting I was either patching drywall to paint or caulking after I painted. Somehow I still managed to have time to finish Max Payne 2 on the Xbox, visit with friends (Kari and Shawn), and find time to read most of the rest of the Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb. Just 100 pages to go. So you'd think I'd be done with the painting, right? Nope. Yesterday the realtor came by and we put the house on the market. While she was looking over the house she noticed a couple of things that we could do to help it sell. One of those things involved painting.... Oh well, the house is on the market now and hopefully we