Dear Blog, Well, I’m an engaged man now. Colleen and I have dated for 7 wonderful years, and at this point, I knew it was time I needed to propose. So here’s my story… Wednesday, April 6, 2011. I was sitting at the office, and the idea formulates in my head that I want to propose to Colleen where we first met. Spring Break! But, I have no idea where we were staying.
Dear Blog, At work, doing my thing, and I decided to look at myself a year ago and today. Well, I’m on my way to having long hair again (but probably chop it off way before I get close). I still get scruffly faced (beard-wise). I seem to be more outgoing last year vs today, but that’s OK. I’m being a programmer this year anyway. I am planting a new batch of vegetables and herbs, like last year.
Dear Blog, Setting up git (Version Control System) really did suck on Windows. It wasn’t a simple install this package, and all your problems are solved. I had major issues trying to use PuTTy, plink, and copSSH, which I believe most people use if they are using git on windows. I’m doing the cygwin approach. It’s soo much easier (to me at least). Setting up the server kind of sucks, but the client is easy.
Dear Blog, I decided that I am going to use Ansca Corona to develop a game I’m working on vs. Airplay SDK. This LUA language is soo much easier than C++. I still would love to have my games programmed in C++, but for just me, it’ll take too long to get to my final destination. So, LUA it is! Anyway, here is a quick batch file that I like to keep in my projects directory so all I have to do is drag the folder to this batch file, or type in the name of the porject I’m working on.
Dear Blog, I use Boxee, and when I download DVDs, they don’t show up as episodes on my TV Guide. Someone suggested making symbolic links… Sounds good to me. Here’s a batch file I use to generate these symbolic links (not catching me renaming 100’s of files Edit: Hmm, my sickbeard renames the files, so here is my newer method… I append each dvd with their first episode, like first dvd would now end in s01e01.
Dear Blog Tonight I was having issues muting my HD content. My normal SD conent has normal, vol up/down and mute capabilities. Unfortunately, my HD conent was always like near max blast, even if I hit mute or vol down. So what I did was turn on Auto Volume! It works now… no dolby digital sound from the TV anymore, but, I only use TV speakers anyway, so I’m not missing much.
Dear Blog, After playing some volleyball and using my phone, I realized sand + my thumb = deep scratches on my phone. Now when I use my phone, I could feel the scratches and it made me cringe… Well I decided to buy some plastic repair off ebay called Novus plastic scratch repair kit. It came in 1, 2, 3 bottles, where 1 was just a polish, 2 was a shallow scractch repair, and 3 was the heavy duty scratch repair.
Dear Blog, Sorry I had to take a break! The city of New Orleans has been on a Saints Superbowl weekend starting last weekend! In New Orleans, we like to party a lot, and as for me… I’ve been really, really into football this season. This weekend has been great, because our friend had a hotel room down in the quarter, so all day Saturday and Sunday we chilled down there!