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  • Quick Sunday house update

    Posted on August 31st, 2003 Jeff Keller 1 comment

    I went to see the house with Amit and his wife Gera today. It had not changed on the outside, but there are now walls inside. Really starting to feel like a real house! Check out this week’s update for pictures.

  • Today…

    Posted on August 30th, 2003 Jeff Keller No comments

    Today I accomplished almost nothing and it felt great. Sure, I went to the bank (two of them actually) and the grocery store, and re-arranged a few things in the office, but that was about it. I have two Netflix DVDs to watch but I’m still recovering fro the three hour epic known as The Two Towers, that I watched last night.
    Though I must admit that I was bored more than once today, it’s nice to not be writing a review or magazine column for once.
    This is really the calm before the storm, though, as I’ve got an ambitious site redesign project coming up that’s going to require lots of programming, and even worse, lots of data entry. And one of these days, I’d like to go down south to visit my sister and some friends… and I’ve been talking about going to Florida for a few days in October. I need to be refreshed before my big move and the busy holiday camera shopping season!

  • This just in

    Posted on August 29th, 2003 Jeff Keller No comments

    Regarding my rant from yesterday:
    To Our Valued Apple Customer:
    We are very excited that the Power Mac G5 systems have started shipping and want to provide an update on the status of your order.
    The demand for the dual processor PowerMac has been overwhelming and our employees are working around the clock to meet demand. Initial units will be sent to education institutions to meet key back to school deadlines. We currently anticipate shipping your new G5 PowerMac in 10-15 business days.

    I hope they at least upgrade my shipping or something!

  • Site of the week

    Posted on August 29th, 2003 Jeff Keller No comments

    … has to be American Mullet. Be sure to visit the gallery where you can see Jerry proclaim that his mullet is “a symbol of freedom”

  • I’m out of titles

    Posted on August 28th, 2003 Jeff Keller No comments

    One thing I did accomplish after writing my diatribe below was moving around my two computers. I got a KVM switch so I can share a keyboard, mouse, and my LCD with both my Mac and PC. That means I can unload my 19″ monitor and a bunch of other stuff that I don’t need anymore.

  • Noooooooooooooooo

    Posted on August 28th, 2003 Jeff Keller 1 comment

    Being a long-time mac enthusiast and serious geek, I ordered a dual 2GHZ PowerMac G5 on the day they were announced (June 23rd). For about a month, my ship date was “on or before 9/2”. Then, it moved up to “on or before 8/29”. That’s tomorrow, and was thrilled.
    But all is not happy in Macland. After being tipped off, I checked my order status to see that my ship date is now “on or before 9/26”. I was heartbroken. Steve Jobs is on my @($* list now. What am I supposed to do now? Go outside or something?
    (Edit: I sometimes get the impression that Steve Jobs is sitting there messing with the ship dates, just to scare people.)

  • Paging Walt

    Posted on August 28th, 2003 Jeff Keller 2 comments

    A few years ago, I helped a fellow teacher at my mom’s high school buy and setup a new iMac. His name was Walt Saito, and I ordered his computer from PC Connection. Well, ever since then, anytime I order something from there, it’s always addressed to Walt Saito, at my home address.
    This week I ordered some stuff in preparation for the arrival of my PowerMac G5. I missed the delivery today and upon punching in the tracking number, I found that it was indeed addressed to Walt. Keep in mind that I entered all the billing and shipping info manually on the website when I placed the order.
    The note left on the door today said that I could go pick up the package at Airborne Express’ office. Problem is, I’m Jeff, not Walt, and they’re not going to give it to me. So I figure I’ll wait for the driver to come back on Thursday. Hopefully he’ll let me have the package. If not, I need to find Walt.

  • Pork = fun?

    Posted on August 26th, 2003 Jeff Keller No comments

    I saw a billboard on the way home that read “time flies when your having pork”.
    (Oh, and pork is still the other white meat.)