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June 30, 2003

broke my bosses desk. whatever i was getting sick with yesterday im getting sick with today too. my measurements were off so i drilled 1/16" through the top of his desk. whups. also i was walking and 3 stooged myself with a large board. it came acrosst the doorway i was walking through and clotheslined me. bleh.

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June 29, 2003

steph left early again today so i had the whole day to myself. just like the rest of the week. stayed in my robe till 3 or so, returned a movie ate something i suppose. started reading a new book. i assume sometime in the day i did something that was a highlight but i cant remember what it may have been. also my burner, a sony crx195e1 is crapping out.

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June 28, 2003

today steph went to take care of her mom. wasted the day. shawn and silvaniecame over and we went to oakland to the stork club for june bug bash. dealership and the rum diary played (squeal) comic book tables were also set up. shawn and i drew most of the time. as you can see. dealership played green (squeal)

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June 27, 2003

friday. work. home. steph. dinner @ mary's. movie. secretary. blowup. understanding.

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June 26, 2003

tonight was drawing night, but instead of drawing we drank beers and rode around on bikes. this will come to be the new night of scheduled social interaction. didnt draw one lick. went to parents after work to fix dad's computer but it wasnt broken. had shrimp scampi there, was good. i forgot how hot santa rosa gets. its usually pretty cool in my little town.

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June 25, 2003
banned part 2.

dont think im not watching you 27-96.port2.ephrata.supernet.com

busy day @ work today. ventured from office to get secretary to do somethign but everyone was gone, realized it was after 5. cleaned up and got out of there around 5:30. built stuff today and helped ppl out. the photo guy wants $850 for usage fee from one photo. guess who's not getting $850. i'll go down there and take my own damn shot :/
zanyness. came home and didnt do anything. i watered the lawn. started on a new canvas but it sucks so i gesso'd over what i did.tonight is pho night. it's 10p and i havent eaten anythign yet. im at that point where im not hungry anymore.

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June 24, 2003
banned in america!

muthafuckin' banned! some retard went through and was leaving a stream of nasty comments in my gallery. i have a copy of my email forwarded to my cell phone so i am notified every time i get a new comment (also modified gallery to email me new comments) so while this guy was leaving comments quickly, i was frantically googling up on how to deny/ban an ip with .htaccess... finally i got it. here are the comment locations, his ip/mask and physical location:


City: Lititz
State: PA
Country: US
Latitude: 40.1769
Longitude: -76.2950


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June 23, 2003
new g5

What prompted this rant(Apologies beforehand)

The new Apple workstations were released today. I think Apple goofed big time in their benchmarks. They compare their system with serial ata to Dell systems with parellel ata (regular ol' ide) also, the specs were differently skewed. here are the specs as reported by the independent testing house, veritest

(When veritest didnt specify specs, i used mfgr defaults)

Apple G5
PPC970 2ghz 512KB cache x2
1.5GB DDR333
ATI radeon 9700 64mb DDR
Seagate serial ata Barracuda 120gb

Dell Dimension 8300
32bit 3.06ghz Hyperthreaded p4 512k cache 800mhz FSB
2GB DDR400
200gb IDE 7200rpm ata100?
ATI radeon 9800 pro 128mb DDR
i875p Chipset

Dell Precision 650
32bit Xeon 3.06 512k cache 533mhz fsb x2
2GB DDR266
120gb 7200 ata100
Ati Radeon VE

Both of the dell's could have been configured with faster hardware. the Apple hardware used in the benchmark is not available for purchase through Apple (120gb Seagate) they use Western Digital drives. Furthermore, faster systems exist, available from dell or homebrew/custom manufacturing. SATA has been available on the PC front for a ong while now, though its performance has not justified replacing standard IDE drives. Apple did not test a system with like components, nor what the PC can be configured at for performance. The Dimension system has Serial ATA readily available as a raid setup (Greatly improving performance) but Apple chose to go with a single IDE drive in both PC setups. In this case the drives were not even the maximum bus available, ata133 or sata. Faster CPU's exist for both the Dimension and the Precision system, 3.2ghz CPU's to be exact. Furthermore, the Precision Workstation 360 is configurable with the utmost of PC hardware available at the moment.

I find it cheap that Apple chose to benchmark the highest end Apple hardware available with the upper middle hardware from the PC section. I would love to own Apple hardware, and i hope my next workstation is a G5. However i am embarrased and disapointed that they had to make such a low blow with their benchmarks. Perhaps this is indicative of the real world performance of the g5, or other factors that i do not know of during the benchmark process. Surely an out of the box redhat install (both dell systems) versus a hand-held apple engineer tuned G5 is a like comparison. Unfortunately this is a Marketing department spoiling what should be a triumphant day for Apple. Numerous people have pointed out already that benchmarks are not sufficient for determining real world performance so i hope that independent system reviewers will pick up apple's dropped ball and bring a fair test to the table.

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June 22, 2003

did a bunch of yard work yesterday as well. today, not much of anythign cleaned the house fixed washing machine.

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June 21, 2003

got some new clothes, im back up on weight. was a size 30 -32 waist in HS, now im back up to 31~. its good to have fitting slacks.

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June 20, 2003
i will eat your children.

pretty good day at work so far. tracking down photo rights and eating n such. need to get more work clothes this weekend. also, i drew while on the phone. i drew while watching frida

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June 19, 2003

windshield got replaced. went over to brent's and drank beers and played darts. had fun, saw brent and melissa's new baby, jack. he's a cute little thing. some of their friends came over. seemed like nice people. i drew while waiting for him this morning. thinking about pshopping some color into it. my windshield now has a tint strip up on top. i havent had a car with one of those in years.

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June 18, 2003

back. worked. it was pretty ok i guess nothing eventful or memorable happened. after work went to shawn's and drew. tomorrow i have to wake up early to take car in to get windshield replaced. i'll take a picture of the fracture before it gets fixed.

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June 17, 2003

i was a busy boy today. got a a lot of stuff done @ work and at home. the place was looking kinda trashy so i swept and raked and took down cobwebs and hosed down the driveway n such. got a haircut

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June 16, 2003
vacation day four

drove home. saw a head-on that wasnt that bad. pretty pleasant drive home. steph drove half of it, that was nice. took 9hrs to drive there and 9hrs to drive back. had shitacular domino's pizza for dinner. a rock hit my windshield so i have to get it replaced. the crack is 10inches and growing.

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June 15, 2003
vacation day 3

woke up, walked. walked forever. to the venetian, from the tropicana where we were staying. it was 105f or so. man it was hot. ate at this little mexican place alongside a fake venice canal. there were gondola rides with singers n suchgoing up and down while we ate. after lunch we saw the guggenheim gallery @ the venetian. warhol, rauschenburg, oldenburg, lichtenstein, rosenquist. it was neat seeing the things ive learned in class over and over, but the entrance fee was weak. the entire gallery was the size of the area between the front doors and the ticket kiosk @ the SFMOMA. for that it was $25 _with_ a student discount. after the gallery, we were still boiling hot. the entire trip we kept seeing all these people with giant novelty glasses from the paris, or bellagio etc. we stopped in @ the paris and got massive 32oz holding eiffel tower drinks (pina coladas both) and that made the heat a bit more bearable. went back to the room to cool off and nap then went to the best buffet @ mandalay bay. best buffet ive been to. if you're there its called the bay side buffet or something similar. i finally saw a real arcade too. that was neat but i didnt get to play anything. after dinner we were headed back tot he room but it was still early. we had been talking about smoking a cigar in vegas so we started the quest for a cigar. finally found a cigar shop so we both puffed away on a ACV something or other, steph kept the cigar ring. steph and i went outside and sat on the curb and talked and laughed. that was probably the best part so far. tomorrow we go home.

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June 14, 2003
vacation day two

woke up, wandered around the casinos in the 3000 degree heat. went to the baby shower (the reason we came) and had fun there till 9 or 10p. steph got to see all of her roomates and friends from college. pretty cool group, most of them do what i do for a living so we had neat stuff to talk about. afterwards went to the ah-sin for dinner. it is this neat little pan-asian restaurant underneath the eiffel tower @ the paris. we got an awesome seat and enjoyed a lengthy dinner while watching the people and bellagio's water show (which we were seated acrossed from). the heat overinflated my tires and made the front ones lose their tread in the middle. even though i was watching pressur ei didnt let out enough once we hit the heat so my dead on psi measurement became overinflation. blah.

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June 13, 2003
first day of vacay

woke up early, drove to vegas. i had issues along the way. once we got there it was ok. amazingly easy to get to the hotel form the freeway, check in process was easy as well. however they put down a percentage of your room fee on whatever card you give them (in this case debit) so instead of being $140 or so, it was $400 which means the extra cash i set aside for vegas got mostly ate up. oh well. had a massive headache when we rolled into town but a little nap made that go all away. walked around the casinos then atewe ate at il nostro or something. this nice italian place in newyork newyork casino. i was shlubby in shorts and flipflops and white shirt. felt kinda dorky but the food was good. we saw the water show @ the bellagio and the girls gone wild crew on the street. its very warm at night.

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June 12, 2003
holy shit

im the veryfirst result when you search google for "hizzy" crikey. we leave early tomorrow. im nervous.

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June 11, 2003

nothin' doin' buster.

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June 10, 2003

worked, puttered about, planted garden, fixed bathroom sink, fixed vacuum, vacuumed. drew, read

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June 09, 2003

we're going to vegas this weekend did i mention? i broke the key off in my lock so now i have a permenently locked door. also, im replacing the deadbolt so its only a permenence defined by a day or two. went to parents and had pizza with dad for father's day cause ill be in vegas then. i dont know what to say.

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June 08, 2003
zitpoppin' fresh.

the funny thing is i drew that one when i was 15, wearing a trenchcoat and poppin' zits. though i hate the mall today as much as i did then.

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June 07, 2003

i've had a string of really bad and weird comments in the gallery. (not artsy, nerd or boxx) just random internet people.this one is by far my favourite.

From: raven @ (Jun 04, 2003 16:19 PDT)
you should draw satan worshipers in the woods doing blood rituals-that would be kick ass.but that was an awesome drawing
[delete comment]

can't you just see that 15 yr old pickin zits and planning what trench coat he wants to wear to the mall.

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June 06, 2003

normal friday. worked. doodled.

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June 05, 2003
secret fund

worked till late again. more monies for secret fund. went to san rafael sausalito and marin city today. got a lot of stuff done.

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June 04, 2003

meeting todya. prepped' for it a good portion of the day. prepared everyone's slides n files n such for display. im a big monkey remote. during the meeting "proactive" was said 4 times that i counted. and i only started counting once i realized people kept saying it.
i drew bad.
Krusty: So he's proactive, huh?
Lady: Oh, God, yes. We're talking about a totally outrageous
Meyer: Excuse me, but "proactive" and "paradigm"? Aren't these just
buzzwords that dumb people use to sound important?
[backpedaling] Not that I'm accusing you of anything like that.
[pause] I'm fired, aren't I?
Myers: Oh, yes.

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June 03, 2003

went to a bbq it was good. i thought maybe it would be bad but i was surprised. jen has a nice house. i cant rememebr what i did at work today.

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June 02, 2003

worked till 9p. bleh. made cash for $SECRET_FUND which is good. getting pretty busy at work.

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June 01, 2003

the plan was to goto sausalito to take piccys of a hotel down there for a piece of marketing thing i am working on. that didnt work out so well. dealt with the water more today. then lazed about. boy howdy did we laze about. saw that bruce almighty movie yesterday.

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