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  • Remember this

    Posted on January 29th, 2004 Jeff Keller 1 comment

    You know those plastic things with the spikes on the bottom that you have in your office floor, so your chair is easy to move, and your carpet doesn’t get messed up? Try to avoid walking on those while they’re upside down. My poor feet! In my defense, the lights were off and I was tired.

  • Bay Area housing nightmare

    Posted on January 28th, 2004 Jeff Keller 1 comment

    This article describes exactly why I’m 50 miles away from San Francisco, and how hard it is for people even making over six figures to buy a house around here.

  • Crunch time

    Posted on January 27th, 2004 Jeff Keller 3 comments

    I arrived home today to find three boxes at my doorstep. Two of them had unannounced 8 Megapixel cameras in them, while the other was a compact Minolta camera that I finally get to review.
    The first pre-PMA camera announcement is just 40 minutes away. Looks like my month of R&R is over.

  • Why Macs are cool — reason # 303631

    Posted on January 26th, 2004 Jeff Keller 1 comment


    Netflix Freak. Manage your Netflix queue (and more) without having to deal with their cruddy site (talk about a bad redesign!).
    Dunno where it got those ratings, though. I haven’t seen any of those movies yet!

  • Crunch (times four)

    Posted on January 26th, 2004 Jeff Keller 2 comments

    In the span of about 1/4 mile, I almost ran over four squirrels — one after the other. The last one was a close call — I swerved to avoid him. I’m not going to wreck my car to save a squirrel… but I’ll do what I can… they’re kind of cute.

  • This can’t be good

    Posted on January 25th, 2004 Jeff Keller 3 comments

    Today I did a dry run of my 2003 taxes, and the news isn’t good. I underpaid considerably, and they’re going to get me for this. When I did my quarterly taxes this year, I really had no idea that I’d make so much compared to last year. I may have to flee to some tropical, non-extradition country. Then again, they’d just send me to one of those white collar prisons, right?
    (Let’s see how long it takes for an Office Space reference)
    Update: Looks like I’ll avoid the underpayment penalty. Phew!

  • And since I’m complaining

    Posted on January 23rd, 2004 Jeff Keller No comments

    Why is it that when you call a company (e.g. a bank) and punch identifying information into the phone, they ask you for the same info later when you speak with a human?

  • Oh boy…

    Posted on January 23rd, 2004 Jeff Keller No comments

    Here’s one offer that probably won’t be paid out. Kind of like those annoying “we’ll beat any price, or your mattress is free” commercials that I hear on the radio (have they ever given out a free mattress? bet not).