I just downloaded the beta of Flock and playing around with the new browser and all it’s nifty little features. It is actually kind of cool. It’s essentially FireFox with a little beef added to it. The UI is very slick and much nicer than FireFox. It also has integration with Flickr, photo bucket, del.icio.us, blogger, live journal, and other online services to name a few. I can upload pictures, put them into blogs or emails share my favorites lists, and put favorites into delicious. All this with little to no extra effort, without ever visiting a website and without using up my link bar on silly text links that take up lots of space. They don’t seem to have integrated support for frappr or kaboodle yet which would be lovely additions, but maybe those will come down the pipe. Oh they also have support for technorati which makes adding the blog and tagging it easy as pie and you will likely see my blogs now have technorati tags attached to them.

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The good and the bad

Well the day didn’t go as planned exactly. The normal receptionist lady wasn’t there today for whatever reason so I wasn’t able to make a request for the nurse that I like. I was still hoping that she would see me and grab me, but unfortunately that wasn’t the case and I ended up with a different nurse.

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More sticks

Decided not to go yesterday to get my daily factor because, well I’m not sure if I really needed to go and I am getting tired of getting stuck. My arms couldn’t really take more. So I skipped yesterday in favor of going today. Continue reading “More sticks”

Remembered past

Last Wednesday I went into surgery. The night before I had dreamt of the girl that I am still in love with after 4 or 5 years in which I haven’t even seen her. Spent the entire day thinking about her and convinced myself that in the next couple of weeks that I would try to find her again to see if I could somehow get back together with her.

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Saw Davinci Code today, never read the book, but thought the movie was pretty good and interesting. Predictable as well, perhaps it was done better in the book but I knew who the bad guy was and who the bloodline would be fairly early in the film. Those were the two big surprises about it so I guess they weren’t that great. I thought it was a very entertaining movie however. Continue reading “Davinci”


Yesterday was my birthday, turned 28. I think that the only reason 30 is such a big age for people is because other people make it a big deal for them. One thing I noticed this year is how everyone started saying to me “30 is just 2 years away!” And I’m like, well geez, who cares? But you know if I have to hear this next year and rolling into my 30th year, I could certainly understand why some people might start feeling depressed about turning 30. It kind of sucks having everyone make something a big deal that it isn’t.

Overall a fairly good birthday though. I don’t like parties or anything so that didn’t happen. Got into a deal with my sister and my brother for no presents on birthdays since we all have such a hard time for christmas already. So I don’t get many birthday presents. I did get $50 from my best friend and $75 from my mother, and another $25 gift card at best buy from my friend’s mom, and a $5 gift certificate from my mom at best buy, so I plan on combining all that to buy myself a good quality camera. I will probably buy the camera from Amazon or something and then use the gift cards at best buy to buy 1GB of flash memory to hold all the pictures on. I’ve heard most people say 500MB is big enough, but I wanna be safe… I don’t want to be feeling like i need to buy another memory card anytime in the future… this is it. As for the camera… I’m not really sure what to get. Right now the big debat is as to whether I should get a decent sized camera or whether I should get a smaller pocket-sized camera. Both have their ups and downs. Smaller camers are easy to carry around, I never would have to worry about it, just stick it in my pocket and I’m good. This is also good on some level since I don’t particularly like looking like I have a lot of stuff hanging around me. I like being inconspicuous. On the other hand, I hate the tininess of the pocket cameras… There is something nice about a decent sized camera with a nice grip to it. It feels good in the hands. Plus, I already have a phone and wallet in my pocket, and sometimes GPS device… chances are a camera would be too much to add to my many gizmos in my pocket. (We also don’t include stuff that I don’t always carry around but could in the Nintendo DS and my PDA). The small cameras don’t always seem to have the best features on them either… optical zoom especially. And to be honest one thing I really want out of this camera is a camera that will last me 5 or 6 years… so in that I want a camera that has manual controls, good megapixels and a good zoom so that I know I won’t feel outdated…

I have the small camera and the mid-size camera picked out my larger ones are between a Cannon SP2 I think it is called… it has like 12x optical and 5MP, it has a nicer grip IMO and an on-camera panorama stitch helper which is nice because I love panoramic pictures! The other is a Panasonic FZ7… it saves in TIFF, while the cannon saves only JPEG and it is also a little smaller and about $5 cheaper. I think it also has a built in recharabeable battery. Most reviews I’ve read prefer AA batteries instead of a built-in one because it is easier to replace while traveling. But to be honest I don’t see this as a big deal> I don’t travel much and not having to deal with batteries is a huge plus in my book. The down side of the Panasonic is that it doesn’t get quite as good of reviews, they don’t have a proven name brand for cameras, the grip doesn’t feel as nice, and it doesn’t feel quite as sturdy as the Cannon does. So even if I decided on the bigger cameras, I have a lot of choices to resolve.

I will hopefully get this narrowed down further if a decent sale pops up.