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Thursday, October 16, 2003

iTunes for Windows, first impressions - [1:52 PM]

First impression, very nicely done Apple.

I'm currently listening to the one MP3 I have on this box, I'm going to have to convert everything from WMA to MP3 if I want to make iTunes my daily juke box but that's no biggie. Now I need to figure out how to use it for ripping Audio CD's and I'm off and running.

Feature request, yeah I know I've only had it for five minutes.... Add support for WMA.
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Has hell frozen over? - [1:39 PM]

Apple Computer: "Introducing iTunes for Windows. The best Windows app ever." - By golly I think it has. Apple has release a Windows application, and they say it's the best Windows app every written.

Wow, best ever, that's impressive.
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Fun times ahead - [11:55 AM]

Ben Padilla: "Vacation begins; London, England." - Enjoy Big Ben. Hopefully we'll get some trip updates and pictures while he's still over there exploring. Come on Ben, you can do it, I know you can.

Oh, and make sure you visit every pub in London.
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Congratulations Arnab - [9:56 AM]

Our favorite Indian University student has sold off his first creation, BlogSnob. I think we'll see a lot from Arnab in the future, he's a super bright, energetic, kid. Microsoft are you listening? He'd be a great catch.
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Movie line of the week - [9:39 AM]

Cut, cut, cut!Movie line of the week is back, for now anyway. It's beginning to look like I'm going to have to look for a new ISP, and soon. Oy, things are changing so rapidly around me these days I can't think straight. Anywho, enough sobbing.

If you know my tastes in movies and movie characters you'll guess this one pretty quickly....

Ah! Dessert....Chilled Monkey-Brains!

Ok, quick, what movie! Send your guesses here. Come on, take a guess, it's easy.
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Fish in the series? - [9:38 AM]

Darn. That about sums it up. I think everyone I know was hoping the Cubbies could finally break the curse, finally get back to a World Series. Flush that dream down the toilet for another season, in fact probably many seasons. Now all I can hope for is a Red Sox miracle. I hate the Jankees. Here's hoping we get a Fish/Sox series. If that's the case, GO SOX, if the Jankees get there I will become the worlds biggest Marlins fan.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Weblogs and Coffee - [5:02 PM]

A Hot Cup O Joe!I just made an emergency call to Mukilteo Coffee Company, we're completely OUT of espresso! The gentleman on the other end answered the phone very pleasantly. I said I'd like to place and order and he asked "Who is the order for?", so I say Rob Fahrni, and he says "Rob Fahrni, Mukilteo Coffee is the best coffee in the world Rob Fahrni?" Yep, that's me! Funny how you meet people through your weblog isn't it?

Yep guys, I love your coffee, what can I say!
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History - [2:01 PM]

See the Passion [via Rodent Regatta]: "Anti-Christian PBS Tries a New Spin to Prevent Wide Distribution of Passion Film" - I can see how this subject could be sensitive. It's not easy to relay such atrocities without upsetting someone. I haven't seen the film, yet. I'm hoping it's historically, and thus biblically, correct. Jesus was murdered because he was the son of God, a sacrifice that was necessary. It doesn't surprise me that folks don't understand the significance of that, or the truth therein.

There are still people today that believe the Jews were NOT persecuted by Nazi Germany, we know better, it happened and it cannot be swept under the carpet. Neither can the truth of Jesus' crucifixion.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Late Fall? - [10:28 AM]

An autum maple leaf.Our summer has gone on, and on, and on, this year. This past Saturday was Exeter's annual Fall Festival. Being an agricultural valley fall has special meaning for many farmers. It's a busy time while they're trying to bring in crops, but it's also a time for celebration once they've come in.

Anywho, we had a good time on Saturday walking around the city park eating way too much and buying arts and crafts from local artists. It was strange however walking around in 85+ degree weather. It should be in the high 70's to low 80's by now, I think? At least it feels like it should.

Last year on this day. Check the pumpkin links out, and will someone get me a job on the next Harry Potter film will ya! Smile, life is good!
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Monday, October 13, 2003

Normal day? - [10:43 AM]

Happy Monday! Harvest is coming to a close at Paramount Farms. Our schedules are going back to normal on Thursday; today through Wednesday I happen to be scheduled 10AM-6PM, that's pretty normal.

After working for software only companies on development teams it's strange to be a part of the IT department. We all know them, they're the guys you call when your network is down or Word is giving you fits. It's been a wild ride for the last month. Being on a work hour schedule is strange to say the least, I haven't had scheduled work hours since I worked at a pizza joint in college. It's not so bad for a short period of time, in fact it's kind of fun. Things are very quiet out here at night and when there are no problems to be solved it means lots of quite time to sit and think about the stuff you're going to be working on.

I'll be starting a new project this week. We're going to collect data off of our production machines so the executive staff can see exactly what's going on when. This data will help them make the plant more efficient, and the company more profitable. It's going to be a blast.
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