our australian shepard is quite intimidated by this brave bird. check out this youtube video by our dog-sitter.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
well kelly and amanda tied the knot at gross pointe / detroit this weekend and we were there to witness it. it was my first time to the detroit area and it was a fantastic weekend in terms of atmosphere, weather, celebration, etc. the photos are up on picasa, so check them out.
- random thoughts:
- the detroit airport is pretty crappy, reminds me of midway before the renovation 5+ years ago
- the downtown area of detroit by the renaissance center / gm buildings is really nice
- casinos right in the middle of downtown and underage drinking so accessible in nearby windsor probably gives that city a strange dynamic to the under-21 crowd
- it's really fun to see your good friends very happy
Sunday, June 3, 2007
i was very impressed with the simple setup. i'll be able to run tomcat5 with mysql, which was my minimum requirement. it'll run about $10+ a month.
in the past i'd always used dyndns and hosted things on my home machine, but i've always had availability issues. my uptime is probably around 5% given that my wife always puts that computer to sleep! actually, it's probably a good thing in that my old dell machine is loud and runs hot. using a shared hosting environment feels like the right thing to do.
i watched the democratic debate tonight on cnn. i thought barack and edwards did pretty well. clinton did alright also, but i feel like some of her answers (not all) were more rehearsed than the others (because they are). biden sure got animated a few times! cnn keeps patting themselves on the back for the format, but i thought it was awkward when they went to the crowd. it took them awhile to get their feet under them. also, cnn sure had a rough a/v night. the mics were always not balanced right or the wrong mic would catch stuff happening off screen.
lebron james's performance against detroit in games 5 and 6 were incredible, simply put. can't believe he's still in his lower 20's and so dominant.
the cubs are really in a trough with the fight and lou getting ejected and suspended. nowhere to go but up and they still aren't in that bad of shape in the standings. i just can't imagine it getting much worse than this.
emily and i are going to vegas next weekend, so it should be fun to get in a little poker while the series is going on.