Thursday, December 28, 2006

change your life. now

so your sitting there on your little computer trying to figure out why your life sucks. Read on.

Well its probably because your electronica is getting a little boring. This evening I happened upon an all changing visual gadget I have never heard of or seen, anywhere. Anyway I was just spazing away and I happened to hit the shift key 5 times and........voila.

The experience changed my computer lifestyle forever. It will change yours. And its free. Its tru the greatest things in life are free.

So do it, hit shift five times. You won't regret it.
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For those daring enough to do the deed these are instructions: Go to the display tab and check the box at the top that calls for high contrast. Click on settings to the right of said box then select desired display option, ie., high contrast #1. Then select ok. Then select apply. Repeat until desired affect is obtained. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

I present to you STICKY KEYS. I wonder how I ever lived without this.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

FOXY

This fotos prove that yes FOX is an ambi-turner.

























FOX carrying Tod's shirts that he bought and me and FOX chillin’. I'm assuming that he has FOX carry all his things.




Cody likes to go fast. Several times I remember hearing Cody yelling, "I want to go fast! I want to go fast!"

Sunday, December 17, 2006

All I want for Christmas.....

Mommy:

You haven't asked me yet, so I'm worried. I have a simple list. I am a simple person. I like warm cotton and long sleeves, these are few of my favorite things.

In addition, however I would like:

A wood 32" baseball bat.
A leather ball with a tri-colored tail called a "FOX tail"

And because I remain unemployed, cash. Also, homemade Christmas cards.

What will I give?

I will give presents to my parents and to my sister Melissa. A present will be given to Melissa because last year we decided on a set rotation and the rotation this year being younger sibs give to their older sib.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Grad

As of this morning I am officially done with Brigham Young University. My goal was to graduate with at least a 3.3 however I missed that goal by one tenth and graduated with a 3.2. But it's good enough to go to grad school if I want to.

In other exciting news:

I replaced my motherboard on my laptop as my roomates house surged the previous board. So my laptop was out of commission for about 2 months while I waited for a good deal and till I got some money. I bought a cd with all the Dell laptop service manuals for ten bucks and went to work. I saved probably about 50 to 100 bucks that way. So total cost? 125 bucks, not bad.

I'm trying to think of anything else excting that has happened, and besides episodes with girls (which I have never mentioned on this blog, except maybe once, should I begin sharing these experiences? They are kind of entertaining.) I can only think of a recent experience at 24 hour fitness:

The other day somehow I weighed in at 262 pounds and I had my body fat percentage taken and it is 8.5%. I remember my body fat % being taken one other time when I was 13 in Junior High, the results were exactly the same. I guess some things just never change.

*Also, I won the unofficial Black Friday competition. I sold 10 external hard drives in 5 days on eBay and made somewhere between 150 and 220 dollars. I thought this was supposed to be a competition?

Monday, November 27, 2006

technical lovers love this:

i ran into (not literally) this technical blurb about fred durst, who was criticized for his use of agreeance in 2003. i found this as i was about to use the word in my critique of rhetorical theory. im really beginning to love the technical aspects of life; said article:

Oxford Editor: Fred Durst's Use Of 'Agreeance' Was Right
Dictionary Says Word Is Obsolete

POSTED: 9:26 am PST March 7, 2003

Whether you agree or not, the North American editor of the Oxford English Dictionary says Limp Bizkit singer Fred Durst's use of the word "agreeance" was correct at the Grammys last month.

Fred DurstDurst was widely mocked and criticized by major media outlets for his apparent lack of grammatical skills when he said onstage, "I just hope we are in agreeance that this war should go away as soon as possible."

Jesse Sheidlower told the New York Observer that "agreeance" is a word and Durst used it correctly. Sheidlower told the Observer that the dictionary defnes "agreeance" as "the act of agreeing; agreement."

The editor did, however, say, that the word is not in heavy circulation. According to the Observer, the earliest Oxford English Dictionary example of the word is circa 1540, and that the latest example of its usage dates back to 1714.

The dictionary now says the word is obsolete.

"This is not a current word," Sheidlower told the paper. And it is "not a common word."

Now that Sheidlower has shed light on Durst's correct usage of the word, the singer said in the Observer, "I'm glad someone took the time to find out the truth."

The Observer said the word is still widely used in Australia, and that it pops up in legal documents here from time to time. The paper also said former Sen. Bob Kerry, D-Neb., included it in testimony about the IRS in 1997 before the House Ways and Means Committee.

"We are encouraged by the administration's agreeance that the IRS must change," Kerry testified, according to the Observer

crackhead

somehow i found this on craigslist. its pretty funny and true so that makes it even funnier. it has been slightly edited as this guy was obviously pretty upset.


Yes, you. You sick ---- On Wednesday morning I emerged from my girlfriend's building by U.N. Plaza to find that you had sawed the tops off both the sparkplugs on my motorcycle. At the time, I had no idea why anyone would do that. Other than the sparkplugs, the bike was untouched. Some kind of bizarre vandalism? A fraternity prank gone awry? I had no idea. All I knew is that I looked like a huge douchebag riding the Muni to work in a padded motorcycle jacket and helmet. Because the bike was immobilized I got a $35 street sweeping ticket that night. Thursday I had it towed to the shop ($45) where they replaced the sparkplugs and the boots ($50 including labor). They explained to me that "people" - I use the term loosely here - like you break off the tops of spark plugs and use the porcelain tubes to smoke crack. As an engineer and former MacGyver fan, in a way I think this is kind of cool. But then I remember that I just paid $100 for YOUR crackpipes, and I get angry again. Crackhead, it was really good to have my bike back though. I rode home from the shop with a couple of spare sparkplugs and a smile on my face. I figured the next time I parked at my girlfriend's place overnight I would have to buy some crackpipes and tape them to my bike as a peace offering. Overall, I wasn't that upset. Despite having to ride the bus for three days and dropping a hundred bones at the shop, I had gained some fascinating knowledge, a new set of sparkplugs, and a pretty funny anecdote about how ------ up you are, and how our paths once crossed briefly in the night. But you couldn't just let sleeping dogs lie, could you Crackhead. You couldn't just stay in on Friday, watch Letterman through the window of a home electronics store and then call it a night. You couldn't rest on your laurels. Two porcelain sparkplug crackpipes just wasn't enough for you, was it Crackhead? You just had to come back for more. This morning, a scant fifteen hours after I rode it out of the shop, I found my motorcycle violated once again. This time you only took the right one - maybe you were having an off night. At least this time I had a spare sparkplug and the tools to fix it - or so I thought - having ordered a 73-piece toolset from SEARS.com last week. But no, the sparkplug socket in my new toolset was for American sparkplugs. So I had to go down to the neighborhood Ace hardware. They had an 18mm socket that would fit over my sparkplug, but it was for a 1/2" drive ratchet. My toolkit only has 1/4" and 3/8" ratchets. So I had to buy a 1/2" ratchet along with the socket. Even though the clerk took pity on me and gave me the senior citizen discount (I'm 25) it still cost me $22 all told. Now, you might say that I should have just gotten a 3/8"-to-1/2" drive adaptor instead of springing for the whole ratchet. And to that I say "Shut the hell up, Crackhead, I'm not finished. And besides, I was eventually going to buy a 1/2" ratchet anyway so it's probably not worth it to take it back now." OK, now I'm rambling. But the point is, Crackhead, that you have done me wrong. Now, I get that you love crack. That is totally understandable. I've heard it is really fun, at first, and quite addictive. What I don't understand is, YOU ARE A CRACKHEAD. WHY DON'T YOU OWN A CRACKPIPE? I am an engineer. Do you ever see me shaking down bums in the Loin for a calculator and sliderule? No, you don't. Because engineering is the main thing I do, I went and bought myself a calculator. The main thing you do is crack. How do you get by without a crackpipe? The other crackheads must clown on you non-stop. I mean, the -------- saw you used to saw off my sparkplugs is probably worth five or ten bucks. Why not sell or trade it for a crackpipe? You really haven't put much thought into this, have you? Please, Crackhead, please don't tell me you sold your crackpipe to buy crack. Even a stupid crackhead such as yourself couldn't possibly be that stupid. I've decided that taping crackpipes to my motorcycle would be tantamount to appeasement. You have crossed a line, Crackhead - specifically California Street. You have come onto my own street and you have desecrated that which I hold dear. You have stolen from me, and you have caused me to spend the last half hour writing this post instead of engineering ----, and it is concievable, if not likely, that my boss could find out about this and fire me. I am hella pissed at you dude. Here are my options as I see them: 1. Write a note saying that I have coated both of my sparkplugs in rat poison and tape it to my bike at night. You can thank Tim for that one, it was his idea. 2. Don't write a note, but just coat both sparkplugs in rat poison. This is probably closer to a punishment that would fit your despicable crime. I'm sure this is super illegal and ----, but it's not like anyone is going to miss you, Crackhead. Don't fool yourself. 3. Wait in an alley near my bike armed with my new stainless steel mirror-finish Ace Professional brand 1/2" drive socket wrench, my 18mm sparkplug socket, and my searing rage. It's pretty heavy and well balanced. I am not a large man, but I am angry. In conclusion, Crackhead, why don't you just do both of us a favor and buy yourself a crackpipe? It will both enhance your crack smoking experience and save me a lot of time and felony assault charges. Think about it. Sincerely, Matt *** If you are not the Crackhead that took my sparkplugs, please disregard this posting ***

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Questions and Answers

Work

How do you know you've worked hard?
You have to shower, twice.

How do you know you stink?
You have to shower twice and you still stink.

How do you know your cold?
Your hands are so cold and you are in so much pain you have to devote the next several minutes of your life to warming said* hands.

Kind of random

How do you know if a chip is quality?
Drop it on the floor from the waist. If it breaks into many pieces forget about it. Several large pieces define a quality chip.

How do you know you're in love?
You don't and never will, consult a physician for signs and symptoms. Or webmd.com

I added the last question for people who think about things like that. I'm sure Elizabeth would say something clever like you will know because she will tell you you are!

I look forward to the day when my nephews can conjure up such wise statements for all to ponder.

For Rachel


*said or aforesaid(a): being the one previously mentioned or spoken of; according to wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

In this case said hands would refer to the hands previously mentioned. Its kind of just a joke to use said cause its kind of fun sometimes to use words in new and special ways.

I find it interesting that the said individual that this is directed to would be critical and then declare their ignorance! How ironical.*

*hint: if you don't know what that means look it up. Appear to be intelligent even if you are not. Please refrain from posting such ignorant statements on my blog. just kidding i dont really care, I encourage all to express themselves in ways which they deem most fitting.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

MOXY

As the leaves change from green to gold so too our bodies are often overcome with infection. Those who know me well are well aware of my physical regime during initial stages of illness (for those who don't know this includes large doses of water, vit c and a and sleep). However this does not apply when infection sets in. When this occurs, essentially the only way to overcome, or the fastest, is to take antibiotics. Now I don't know all the mechanisms of action of antibiotics but I do know that it is the easiest way to health when the nose or throat become infected. Thus the dilemma: I don't have health insurance. So I found some 3 year old amoxicillan from my mission that I just so happened to hold on to, however I only had 14 pills left. So this lasted 4.5 days, but your supposed to take it for 10, well after the symptoms have left to ensure that all bacteria has been killed. So what did I do you may ask? I turned to vet meds. Available without a perscription and at the same cost, they saved me alot of money and pain. I bought fish mox from Amazon dot com and I must say I was more than pleased. I bought a 100 count bottle of 250 mg capsels for 10 dollars and 15 after shipping. They also sell bottles of 100 count 500 mg; 500 mg is required 3 times daily when taking amoxicillian. So the word on the street? Go with vet meds cause dogs use atp just like humans and bacteria is universal.

Monday, October 23, 2006

mother

future posts may be slowing down as my laptop took a hit from a power surge about 2 weeks ago. no matter, my roomate has a computer and hopefully i will be able to get a new motherboard asap. if anyone finds one for cheap let me know. peace

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Champs

Relive the passion of '94. Players listed were not only champs in '94 but continue to be very successful in all their life endeavors. I present to you the graduating class of '94.

Monday, September 25, 2006

anger

Uhh, I don't know how else to put this but apparently Clinton's mad.
Watch the whole thing, its worth it.

Kobe or Satan, as the background suggests, teaches a local how to drive the lane as he toured Asia this past summer. Posted by Picasa

Monday, September 11, 2006

Musings of munchkins

Conversation with Elizabeth.

She has recently been learning words in Kindergarten that rhyme, such as ran, tan, fan, etc.

Somehow the conversation came around to baby names and other names.

Of course, Ned, Ted and Led were mentioned.

And the sneaky question by Elizabeth, "What's your wife's name gonna be?"

"Well I don't know I haven't met her yet," I replied.

"Well your gonna have to know her name so you know when you meet her!"

"Oh of course. Well her name is going to be Jasmine. 'Cause she's gonna taste good."

"Your gonna eat her?" Elizabeth asked, a little confused.

This is mostly to inform all that no, I am not a cannibal.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

sorry ladies really i am

i thought this was funny. cause it is. i read some where that if you want to make someone really mad you should type lowercase. OR IF YOU WANT TO MAKE SOMEONE REALLY MAD YOU SHOULD TYPE IN ALL CAPS. or if you want to make someone really really mad you just type and type and type and dont worry about whether its all caps or lowercase and basically are just ignorant of every single punctuation rule i hear that makes people really upset sometimes i wonder if there is really any rhyme or reason to this blog of mine and you may begin to realize that there is basically nothing of note in my blog about my life but that maybe that is because i dont feel like anything i have anything to say that anyone cares about or that is really entertaining and i really think thats what it comes down to i just dont care and really that is what it comes down to i just dont care but i will in the future because i will no longer be stressing about school but about updating my blog more frequently and being more concerned about you the daily weekly monthly annual bi annual or what not reader so yeah there you have it in a nut shell

Tuesday, August 15, 2006


Got 420 lines. I was hoping for 500 lines but I made a couple bad moves. Next tetris post will be over 500 lines I promise. I'm not quite sure how I got 420 but I am pretty sure that I should be studying for my cell bio final. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Uncommon common sense

The following letters are taken from an actual incident between a London
hotel and one of its guests. The Hotel ended up submitting the letters
to the London Sunday Times!


Dear Maid,

Please do not leave any more of those little bars of soap in my bathroom
since I have brought my own bath-sized Dial. Please remove the six
unopened little bars from the shelf under the medicine chest and another
three in the shower soap dish. They are in my way.

Thank you,
S. Berman

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Dear Room 635,

I am not your regular maid. She will be back tomorrow, Thursday, from
her day off. I took the 3 hotel soaps out of the shower soap dish as you
requested. The 6 bars on your shelf I took out of your way and put on
top of your Kleenex dispenser in case you should change your mind. This
leaves only the 3 bars I left today which my instructions from the
management is to leave 3 soaps daily. I hope this is satisfactory.

Kathy, Relief Maid

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Dear Maid - I hope you are my regular maid.

Apparently Kathy did not tell you about my note to her concerning the
little bars of soap. When I got back to my room this evening I found you
had added 3 little Camays to the shelf under my medicine cabinet. I am
going to be here in the hotel for two weeks and have brought my own
bath-size Dial so I won't need those 6 little Camays which are on the
shelf. They are in my way when shaving, brushing teeth, etc. Please
remove them.

S. Berman

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Dear Mr. Berman,

My day off was last Wed. so the relief maid left 3 hotel soaps which we
are instructed by the management. I took the 6 soaps which were in your
way on the shelf and put them in the soap dish where your Dial was. I
put the Dial in the medicine cabinet for your convenience. I didn't
remove the 3 complimentary soaps which are always placed inside the
medicine cabinet for all new check-ins and which you did not object to
when you checked in last Monday. Please let me know if I can of further
assistance.

Your regular maid,
Dotty

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Dear Mr. Berman,

The assistant manager, Mr. Kensedder, informed me this morning that you
called him last evening and said you were unhappy with your maid
service. I have assigned a new girl to your room. I hope you will accept
my apologies for any past inconvenience. If you have any future
complaints please contact me so I can give it my personal attention.
Call extension 1108 between 8AM and 5PM. Thank you.

Elaine Carmen
Housekeeper

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Dear Miss Carmen,

It is impossible to contact you by phone since I leave the hotel for
business at 7:45 AM and don't get back before 5:30 or 6PM. That's the
reason I called Mr. Kensedder last night. You were already off duty. I
only asked Mr. Kensedder if he could do anything about those little bars
of soap. The new maid you assigned me must have thought I was a new
check-in today, since she left another 3 bars of hotel soap in my
medicine cabinet along with her regular delivery of 3 bars on the
bath-room shelf. In just 5 days here I have accumulated 24 little bars
of soap. Why are you doing this to me?

S. Berman

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Dear Mr. Berman,

Your maid, Kathy, has been instructed to stop delivering soap to your
room and remove the extra soaps. If I can be of further assistance,
please call extension 1108 between 8AM and 5PM.Thank you,

Elaine Carmen,
Housekeeper

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Dear Mr. Kensedder,

My bath-size Dial is missing. Every bar of soap was taken from my room
including my own bath-size Dial. I came in late last night and had to
call the bellhop to bring me 4 little Cashmere Bouquets.

S. Berman

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Dear Mr. Berman,

I have informed our housekeeper, Elaine Carmen, of your soap problem. I
cannot understand why there was no soap in your room since our maids are
instructed to leave 3 bars of soap each time they service a room. The
situation will be rectified immediately. Please accept my apologies for
the inconvenience.

Martin L. Kensedder
Assistant Manager

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Dear Mrs. Carmen,

Who the hell left 54 little bars of Camay in my room? I came in last
night and found 54 little bars of soap. I don't want 54 little bars of
Camay. I want my one damn bar of bath-size Dial. Do you realize I have
54 bars of soap in here. All I want is my bath size Dial. Please give me
back my bath-size Dial.

S. Berman

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Dear Mr. Berman,

You complained of too much soap in your room so I had them removed. Then
you complained to Mr. Kensedder that all your soap was missing so I
personally returned them. The 24 Camays which had been taken and the 3
Camays you are supposed to receive daily. I don't know anything about
the 4 Cashmere Bouquets. Obviously your maid, Kathy, did not know I had
returned your soaps so she also brought 24 Camays plus the 3 daily
Camays. I don't know where you got the idea this hotel issues bath-size
Dial. I was able to locate some bath-size Ivory which I left in your
room.

Elaine Carmen
Housekeeper

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Dear Mrs. Carmen,

Just a short note to bring you up-to-date on my latest soap inventory.
As of today I possess:

- On the shelf under medicine cabinet - 18 Camay in 4 stacks of 4 and 1
stack of 2.

- On the Kleenex dispenser - 11 Camay in 2 stacks of 4 and 1 stack of 3.

- On the bedroom dresser - 1 stack of 3 Cashmere Bouquet,

- 1 stack of 4 hotel-size Ivory, and 8 Camay in 2 stacks of 4.

- Inside the medicine cabinet - 14 Camay in 3 stacks of 4 and 1 stack
of 2.

- In the shower soap dish - 6 Camay, very moist.

- On the northeast corner of tub - 1 Cashmere Bouquet, slightly used.

- On the northwest corner of tub - 6 Camays in 2 stacks of 3.

Please ask Kathy when she services my room to make sure the stacks are
neatly piled and dusted. Also, please advise her that stacks of more
than 4 have a tendency to tip. May I suggest that my bedroom window
sill is not in use and will make an excellent spot for future soap
deliveries. One more item, I have purchased another bar of bath-sized
Dial which I am keeping in the hotel vault in order to avoid further
misunderstandings.

S. Berman

Thursday, August 03, 2006

burn baby

Just got done watching X Men 3. I wasn't really expecting much considering I didn't really even like the previous movies, but I was really impressed. I think I went just because the potential of the story line to be an amazing movie to watch in a theater is there. Sorry that sentence structure was so horrible but I just don't care. Anyway it was awesome because essentially it was special effects that kind of did whatever they wanted, up was down down was up and sometimes they even forgot which way was which. Fun to watch, also a good plot, which the 2 predecessors lacked.
I've also recently become addicted to baseball. This is mostly because now I can get ESPN mobile through the wifi on my phone. No I wouldn't pay for this service but since its free for me, I just can't get enough. And how 'bout those mariners? Only 3.5 games out of first with the next 3 games against the division leaders. This could make or break us, but I'm not worried. We've really come into our own here of late. I'm excited to see them go into the playoffs. I believe. I think that was even their slogan one year. Any I'm going to get to bed. Tomorrow maybe I'll work on getting my tan back, the burn turned into a tan a couple of days ago but now its not sunny, so I wait.....

Monday, July 24, 2006

phone


Got a new phone with Tmobile and it was free. Here's the specs:

Technical Specifications

Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Form Factor: Block / Windows Mobile 5.0
Dimensions: 115 x 46 x 18 mm
Weight: 106 g
Antenna: Internal
Navigation: 5-Way Keypad
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Talk Time: 5.00
Standby Time: 192
Memory: 64 MB
Expandable Memory: miniSD

Imaging

Main Screen: 65000 colors (TFT)
240 x 320 px
External Screen: No
Camera: 1.3 MP / Video Recorder

Audio

MP3 Player: Windows Media Player
FM Radio: No
Speakerphone: Yes
Push-To-Talk: No

Multimedia

Wallpapers: 240 x 320 px
Screen Savers: 240 x 320 px
Ring Tones: MP3
Themes: Yes
Games: J2ME
Streaming Multimedia: Windows Media Player

Messaging

SMS: Yes
EMS: Yes
MMS: Yes
Email: Pocket Outlook
Chat: AOL / MSN / Yahoo!
Predictive Text: T9

Applications

Phonebook Capacity: Unknown
Calendar: Pocket Outlook
To-Do List: Yes
WAP: 2.0 / Pocket Internet Explorer
Voice Commands: Yes
Calculator: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Infrared Port: Yes
High-Speed Data: GPRS (Class 10) / EDGE
Wi-Fi: Yes
GPS: No
PC Sync: Microsoft ActiveSync
Discussion: T-Mobile Forum

Pre-loaded with the Windows Mobile 5.0, the T-Mobile SDA provides users with the familiar appearance of Microsoft applications. Including both EDGE and GPRS high-speed connectivity, as well as integrated Wi-Fi, the SDA lets consumers stay connected. Having consistent access to email, calendar, and contacts with Microsoft Outlook Mobile, the SDA also includes MP3 capabilities, a 1.3-megapixel camera, and a miniSD memory card slot to save those important memories.

  • Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 software for Smartphone for compatibility with Windows Mobile applications and designed to match and transpose the Outlook desktop experience
  • Built-in 1.3-megapixel with video recording and playback capabilities
  • Integrated MP3 audio player via Microsoft Windows Media Player 10 and MP3 ringtone support
  • Conference calling with integrated hands-free speakerphone
  • Enhanced T9 predictive text for messaging via Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), chat clients (AOL, MSN, and Yahoo! Messenger), and email (POP3, IMAP4, SMTP)
  • Personal Information Management (PIM) features including Microsoft Outlook, Contacts, and To-Do List
  • Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free connectivity, Wi-Fi connectivity for hotspot access, and infrared port for synchronization
  • WAP 2.0 compliant Pocket Internet Explorer browser with EDGE technology for high-speed data transmission
  • 64 MB of internal memory and miniSD memory expansion slot for additional storage with optional card
  • PC synchronization via ActiveSync
Also I bought a 1 gb minisd from buy.com for 20 dollars after rebate. Although they are sending me a free one after I remain with tmobile for 3 months. So total cost of the phone was only activation: 35 dollars. not bad for a decent camera, music player, video player and wi-fi deal. It works really well with the mobile espn pages. I'm pretty impressed. In the 4 or 5 days I've had it it has locked up 2 or 3 times but i think it was more due to the extreme heat than anything else. also it starts to run slow due to opening up different programs (they keep running in the background just like regular windows) but luckily there is a task manager included so you just you need to close windows everyonce in awhile. Biggest perk: wifi and music player and cheap memory expansion. Biggest blow: small buttons. Although I got used to the button size after a couple of days its not really a big deal unless your a text nazi, which I'm not. Call quality is pretty good and I really like the speakerphone. there are better phones out there for sure but this has such good extras its hard to pass up, especially when its free. And i just had to ditch verizon has they make you pay for thinking about putting music on your phone. I've already made several file transfers and they went fairly smooth. I was able to access most web sites and all my email although several sites which require sequre logins I was not able to access: my college and my banking info. Anyway all in all its got flare and it will surely knock your socks off.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

thus i wrestle with sanity

Troy woke up this morning at 7 am and took 3 quizzes. Then Troy went to class at 10 am. Class ended at noon and Troy worked until 2.15 pm. Troy went to his mentoring session with his cell bio professor from 2.15 till 3 pm. He then worked until 5.30 pm.

I'm trying to make more frequent posts. I'm also trying to make them as boring as possible. Troy is good. Troy is fun. Watch Troy run. Watch Troy bask in the sun. Time for bed said Troy to himself as he typed his last words of the day and thought about all the complicated intricacies of life and all that saying something like that implies and says about who said it who masks himself behind his true persona behind words and mumbled phrases because he is afraid of letting out his emotions and becoming a vunerable man child. Yes, man child go to sleep. Sleep little padowin.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

my 4th

I went to bed at 9.30 pm. And I took a 2 hour nap today. I'm addicted to sleeping. Time for bed.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

no more chem

turns out I more than passed my classes due to the application of some intense curves. blessings of going spring/summer i suppose. anyway at this juncture it appears that I may graduate. Interesting. back to the lab again yo.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

tippy tip tapps

to update everyone on my wakeboarding adventure, their board was weird and i was fishtailing bandit coming back down off the wake. dirty little board. i look forward to my return to the homeland to conquer the white caps of tapps.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Who am I??????


so turns out i'm going wakeboarding tomorrow, finally. after months of searching and earning its finally happening. I'm just sacrificing hours of studying for my biochem final to do it. Is it worth it? y yes. Also, for anyone on the edge of their seat concerning my progress with the original tetris on windows 3.1, I've broken the 300 line barrier, I scored 302. I challenge all to beat me. I know your all very impressed, I'm going to put it on my resume. Also, acknowledging that all college grads have to go on some outrageous adventure to find out who they are, I am going to meditate in Hawaii for awhile and try and figure out who I really am. I think I may be onto something.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Benefits of lab work

Got slapped in the face with formaldehyde just a couple of hours ago. It was kind of like eating something really hot and getting a rush to the nasal cavity. Although I'm sure I killed a few brain cells as well. Whats a couple more? It makes me wonder why people do stuff like this on purpose. The last thing I need is less brain cells. I'm not very smart as it is. I'd like to thank the DARE program for helping me say NO to all the illicit drugs that have been offered to me in the last year.

Monday, May 15, 2006

little toys

I'm graduating. Who cares? I don't. Alot of wasted time. Although it did keep me busy, and people thought I was accomplishing something. But really I'll I was doing was putting words on paper. I have no idea what I'm doing, no real learning took place. Where am I? Who am I? I remember looking up at the Y, an interesting symbol up on the nearby huge mountain, and asking myself just that: Y? And now I realize I should have just done what I thought was best, leave and never come back. But if I did that I would look back and think, what was I thinking, I should have stayed in school and gotten a degree and done something with my life. You see little one life is filled with regrets, you just have to choose the one thats not as bad. I can easily make up for lost time and accomplish nothing. But I am graduating soon, and it appears that I accomplished something, and thats whats important. I'll probably move to the mountains and try and figure out who I really am. Really get to know myself. It's August 18 if anyone wants to come.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


This is the complex I just moved into. It has treated me well thus far and I encouraged all who are interested in seeing the splendor of utah to come down for a visit, I'd love to have you. I guess. Posted by Picasa

I'm the aparment on the second floor with the all the brick. Just thought I'd acquaint everyone with my surroundings. Posted by Picasa

Its also important that cars have a nice rear end. I think its fairly attractive. The decision to buy this car was 100% lust. Posted by Picasa

I just got done washing and waxing the vehicle; thats why It looks so stellar right now. I also put in a cd player with the swimming dolphin display. Posted by Picasa

dont be a fool

Wednesday, April 26, 2006


Pictures of the accord will slowly be released to the public. Unfortunately this is all that can be produced for the moment. Please be patient. Also I would like feedback about word web. Is anyone using it? It's just that I think it is amazing is all. If you don't know what I'm talking about I refer you to my post on April 9th. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, April 13, 2006


One last picture. This is me with my mission president a week or so ago at my mission reunion. I just felt like I should post some evidence that I did actually serve a mission. But I guess you'd have to talk to him for it to be evidence, anyway I present to you: President Craigh Booth. Posted by Picasa

I don't know I just really enjoyed this guy's style. This was at a concert that was just off the hook as you can tell and this guy was just really enjoying who he was. Posted by Picasa

These are real angels from the Easter Pageant. I don't know I think we all look happy. Maybe. Posted by Picasa

I visited the Flaker's while I was in Arizona; As you can see they really know what they're doing in life. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Word

Earlier in the year I made a post about the 46 best freeware/shareware programs by some guy who I don't really know but whom I know fully trust. One of the programs on the extended list is called word web and is an amazing program. Let me explain. The program loads in your start up tray.....Now I'm usually very hesitant about programs that do this because they can seriously bog down the performance of the system, however this the first program that hasn't made any noticeable affect on performance. So anyway the program boots on start up in the system tray and is defined as a dictionary/thesaurus. The cool thing about it is that it is always running in the background, and so can be initiated at anytime using hotkeys, which on my computer is control alt w. So if you come across a word in any document, simply highlight and press the hotkey. Definitions come up as well as words nearby in the dictionary. Anyway it is way faster than going to different sites on the internet and its always neat to impress friends with hotkeys. Speaking of hotkeys I use the windows button and d about every 10 seconds to get to the desktop and also windows and e for my computer. It saves a little time but its mostly just about knocking the socks off of whoever is nearby watching. Because lets be honest, someone is always watching. And also one more thing about words, using the protocol: "define: xxxxx" in google works wonders for any word not found in word web. I use it all the time for science terms. Anyway let me know how word web works out for everyone, I'm real excited.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Life changes....

So this talk pretty much changed my life. He used to be my stake president and he is now a judge for the US Court of Appeals. Watch the video or whatever of Thomas Griffith.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006


Have you tapped the Rockies? Posted by Picasa

Monday, February 27, 2006


Just topped 300 lines. Next post will be zero or higher, whatever that means. I actually met someone who is just as obsessed with tetris from windows 3.1 as I am. A guy in my lab said he actually got -5000 once and without piece preview. That will have to be my next step. I really don't think I'm that big of nerd, I mean this is the only game I play. It's not like I'm online all day playing games and talking to people I only know from cyberspace and refer to as bluejay26alphamega. Gimme a break people I'm an honest to goodness innocent american boy. Rush. Posted by Picasa

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