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December 26, 2008

Day after sales 12.26.8

Not too many people showed up for work today. Those that did must be taking advantage of the after Christmas Sales.

Misc Links:
Programming article.
Cool find. Makes you wonder what else is buried and not found.
Be an air traffic controller.
Information arbitrage.
Writing guides.
Cloud appreciation society.

December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas 12.25.8

Merry Christmas!

If I had the ability like Dwayne, I would do the same.

December 24, 2008

Day late 12.24.8

I can't believe I forgot Festivus. Funny that the year end review took place the same day.

As for the Packers/Bears game, I shut it off when the kicked the field goal to go up 17-10. By going for it on 4th and 1 and converting to a new set of downs at the 7 I would expect a touchdown. As soon as the passes fell incomplete, incomplete, incomplete, FG, I knew the game was lost.

The Marquette/NC State game was entertaining to watch. Clutch 3 point with .4 seconds left. Somehow they converted the inbound and turn around at the top of the key just a couple of seconds late. Big road win as they will probably get destroyed against the Big East foes.

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah.

Job finding.
Where locals eat.
Brain teasers.
Web sketch.

December 22, 2008

Lucky I am in one piece 12.22.8

It sure was a challenge bringing in my cupcakes and rice krispy treats for the pot luck at work. Twice I took a spill with the tray and wouldn't have brought them in if I fell a third time, because chances are I would have had a broken arm. Just a brutal walk with the ice and snow.

Paper critters.
Reading suggestions.
News articles.
Most emailed news.
Universal record database.

December 20, 2008

TOD 12.20.8

What movie, song or work of art should we transmit to outer space in case anyone is out there?

December 19, 2008

TOD 12.19.8

Waiting out the snow storm at work. I did come across an interesting discussion point.

What do you think you know about the future that few other people understand yet? What's going to happen in the next five years or so that will catch most of the rest of us by surprise, but not you?

December 18, 2008

Get it right 12.18.8

Sometimes you just figure no one has a clue how quality work would save time rather than just sending it and making corrections after the fact. My suggestion is to get rid of those people.

Periodic element of cool things.
Born rich.
Bounce the blocks.
Throw shoes.
Helping people.
College lectures.

Wiki Links:
Boston Tea Party. 235 Years ago, and I forgot to get a cup.

December 17, 2008

Rain snow warm cold 12.17.8

A difficult game to watch last night. Sure Marquette hung around for most of the game at Tennessee, but the fouls were too much to overcome. Matthews was a scoring machine, the rest of the team was not, and it seemed every possession the refs found something to blow the whistle for. No flow, no size match up and a road environment to contribute to pulling of an upset. We'll wait for the Big East teams to pick apart this NIT bound team.

Create your own Jason Pollock painting. Click to change colors.
Hire managers.
Daily good.
What toys do.
Common errors in English.
Writers tool box.

Wiki Entries:
Hidden Markov model.

December 16, 2008

Brent's List 12.16.8

X-Mas List:
1. Golf shoes/spikes.
2. Golf balls. Titleist.
3. Golf glove. Left hand.
4. I tunes gift card.
5. Red/White wine.
6. Red Sox tickets. Money for Bruins three pack.
7. Poker books.
8. Car. Although this has been on my X-mas list prior years, I think Santa might come through this year.
9. Money.
10. Long sleeve shirt. Tie.
11. Candy.
12. Gift certificate to Boston restaurant.

December 11, 2008

Update 12.11.8

Reading:Getting into Guinness: One Man's Longest, Fastest, Highest Journey Inside the World's Most Famous Record Book, Inside Drucker's Brain, Lessons from 100,000 Cold Calls,
Bad Bosses, Crazy Coworkers & Other Office Idiots: 201 Smart Ways to Handle the Toughest People Issues
Listening: Nothing. I'm at work.
Watching: Nasty weather outside. Rain in New Orleans? Weather updates on TV.
Thinking: Why every sick person bothers to show up to work to get the rest of employees sick?

Get ready 12.11.8

Boston Bruins seating chart.
Daily routines.
History of alphabets.
Boston info.
Reading about the Guinness records.

Wiki Links:
List of Pharaohs.

December 09, 2008

Fix it already 12.9.8

Neat find in the wallet after buying lunch, a star dollar bill.

Drawminos. Neat time wasting domino game.
Genetic conditions.

December 08, 2008

All done 12.8.8

Tough loss in the final minutes of another close game for the Packers. Too bad the season is over. Marquette did take down Wisconsin Saturday, so at least one good win this weekend. An "easy cupcake" and then a tough road test down in Tennessee.

Caption contest for the photo.
Language guide.
Make your own fabric.
Memory hacks.
Tools for learning.
Reading suggestions.

Wiki Links:
New Jersey Toll roads.

December 04, 2008

Node down call India 12.4.8

Beat the streak in reverse now is up...err down to 8 Incorrect picks in a row. Moscow must beat the women of Nancy Lorraine.

Wow, UNC is good. Michigan State probably is too, but not last night.

Convert pdf files.
Puff pastry recipe.
Shopping link.
Write a letter in Russian.
Volleyball plays.
Defense tech.
Circuit simulator.

Wiki links:
New instrument to learn, Vibraslap.
Odd named rock. Cummingtonite.

December 03, 2008

Evil banking fees 12.3.8

Fees for looking at your balance is one thing, but to charge them without some type of confirmation, seems a little ......EVIL. Citizens Bank is on my DO NOT bank with list now.

Chess corner.
Visual thesaurus.
Rhyme zone.
Peanut butter pie.
Writing a business plan.
Solve Soduku.

Wiki Links:
Phosphonopyruvate Decarboxylase.
Carnivorous plant.
I wonder what Y-23685 is like.

December 02, 2008

Up next Houston 12.2.8

No chance at the playoffs this year. The Packers will be off in January, since they lost to Carolina when they should have won. I'm not sure the defense bothered showing up in the last 2 minutes as it took Carolina less than 10 seconds to move the length of the field. Nice chance to win the game at the goal line, but rather kick the FG?!?

Certainly doesn't feel like December. More like September.

Chess tutorial.
Chess game.
Mr. Picassohead.
Cool reflective photos.
Fluffy stuff.
Decimal to binary.
Games for the brain.
Jigsaw game.
Neat gift idea.

Wiki Links:
Unary number system.