|Away from November to December|
No Giants highlights until December.
I'm going to be in Vietnam for at least a month and I won't be able to do any Giants video clips until I get back. I'll be lucky if I can even see the games.
|Philips Ambilight FullSurround 42PF9831D: The Most Badass, Pimpin' TV Ever Created|
My new TV finally came in, and it is amazing! The ambilight gimmick is truly breathtaking for someone like me, and I will find it hard to go back to a regular TV. Reviews on the Internet are mixed for this set, but I must declare that I believe the picture quality is superb, though low-resolution TV looks better on my 100" projector. It is however a common problem with large HDTV sets like this one.
Giants games will look amazing.
And now for my review of the horrendous company from which I acquired this TV: Blue Lagoon USA
. This company is an abomination and I urge you to steer clear of them. I ordered this TV on May 7 to be shipped via freight, and it arrived on June 1.
Seven days after ordering, on May 14, I received a shipping notification. It seemed a little long for it to ship, but I was not concerned.
After a week, on Monday night, May 22, I called Blue Lagoon and spoke to Sara, who told me she'd try to find out the status of my TV since it had not arrived yet - fine.
The next afternoon, I received an e-mail from her that said "Just a quick email letting you know that you know that you order has been shipped. B&H Freight Service Tracking #KC372984." Fine, but I wanted to check if it was shipped last week on the 14th or just the day that I called, to which I got:
Khanh Vo wrote:
On Wednesday, May 30, after finally getting really angry, I sent off an e-mail tirade and was replied to by Gary:
"Let me look into this. I cant imagine it would take more than 3 days transit.
If this is an error on their end I will demand to be credited back shipping and you will be the direct beneficiary of any reimbursement I receive.
Blue Lagoon USA
Khanh Vo wrote:
Nobody ever called. The only tracking site I could find for B&H requires a login and password to track. We're going on 16 days after shipment, now. For the mental health of your future customers, I suggest you never use this shipper again. You can imagine my dissatisfaction over this whole ordeal, considering I paid a $200+ price premium for the TV over Tiger Direct expecting to receive superior service from a vendor I perceived to be closer to my location. Please give me an update on where my TV is."
The TV finally arrived June 1, 25 days after I ordered, and 18 days after I was informed it was shipped. The waybill date on the shipping label says 5/23/07. Baffling, right? On top of that, the address label had the wrong damn apartment and zip code. Thank God my security guard caught the mistake when it came in.
So all in all, awesome TV. Just stay the hell away from Blue Lagoon USA!
After months of remodeling, my new apartment is almost complete and I've begun moving in. It's in the same building, but still a pain to move. I am behind on posting videos thanks to the relocation, which is still ongoing, however they are all saved to my DVR, so they will be up sooner or later. See below for the new furnishings. It's a 2br 2 bath, formerly 2br 1.5 bath.
All new seating, except for the massage chair.
The hinges allow the benches to open for storage. They match the sectional perfectly for color and height.
Pushing the benches in makes a great sleeping area for guests. No need for a sofa bed.
The small TV is temporary. A new one will be recessed behind the projector screen. The console table opens to to become a dinette set. Four folding chairs store inside the table.
The screen is mounted off-center to clear the washing machine and future wall on the right. It's not noticeable in the dark when wtaching movies anyway.
Matching cream-colored stools raise and lower for the kitchen counter.
|My Black Thumb Turns Green with the Aerogarden|
I'm someone who buys $2 worth of an herb, and only uses 25 cents worth before it goes bad. When I came across one of these self-maintaining herb gardens on sale, it was a no-brainer for me.
|Here Come the Ugly, Distracting Watermarks|
I hate them, too. Blame the theives.
Sorry it has to come to this, but I am watermarking Giants video clips to prevent people from stealing my videos and posting them to YouTube. The highlights are a real hassle to put together from scores of different cuts and I really don't need anyone hitching his wagon to my star. This really sucks, I know. Bitch all you want. I hate the watermarks - they add time to the process and they get in the way.
On the bright side, you can download highlights again. Whatever.
Sorry for not touching anything besides the Giants clips since the winter. Here are some quick updates.
A lot of people are jumping on the Giants bandwagon, and as such the site is getting hammered. I have a warning from the hosting company that if I keep going at this rate I will run out of bandwidth. I have to put greater restrictions on video quality and on the amount of stuff I am giving away. I've also suspended a lot of fake accounts and will be more diligent in zapping new accounts, so everyone please stop screwing around.
When posting links to videos to boards like the Giants official board and BBI, please use the "Share this Clip" url instead of the one in your address bar. The address bar links are dynamically generated, hence they expire; the "Share" urls are permanant.
Work update: Working in the adult industry, you still run into the same office politics as everywhere else. However, I get to curse up a storm and there are pornographic magazines and dvds all over my desk, so it really could be a lot worse.
Fitness update: My motivation for excercising everyday has gone from trying to get laid to allowing myself to eat more. However, I'm pretty sure I have a healthy balance of both. I bought a nice treadmill a few months ago and I've stopped using it. I feel guilty but I really don't think I need it. I really just hate cardio. I am on a three day routine. One day it's 300 pushups, doing four sets of 75 pushups. The next it's 24 heavy shoulder presses and 24 heavy bicep curls with dumbbells; 3 sets of 8 reps for each. The third day is 400 crunches, doing 4 sets of 100 reps. For a while I was doing the 400 crunches everyday on top of the pushups and free weights, but it was starting to take too long. I am also on an ephedra blend called Betafuel. Going about a month and a half and it's working well.
That was not a quick update after all. Thank goodness football season is once again upon us, but let's all enjoy what's left of the summer before it goes away.
|Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas! Go Giants. Go holidays.|
Here's wishing everyone who comes here to look at stuff a great holiday season. I love Christmas. No matter what, it makes me happy and reminds me of being a kid again.
So you may have noticed the new arrival of the New York Giants section. I am a fan since the Superbowl 25 season. That was probably my first exposure to football. It's been rough since the Phil Simms and Lawrence Taylor days, but when The G-Men drafted Eli Manning in 2004 I knew it was beginning of special times for Big Blue.
I searched and searched for an archive of Giants video clips, and sadly found none. Fortunately, I got a good deal on a video capture card for my notebook just in time for the 2005 season and began my own archive. It's sort of a pain in the ass, and takes up a lot of space and bandwidth, but someone's gotta preserve the memories.
|New Photoblog and New Server|
As if I didn't already make it easy enough to run this site, the new photoblog allows me to make updates from my mobile phone. Some of you may have already noticed some of my chat messages coming from the phone. It's the same idea here with the photoblog, except I'm also able to directly load pictures taken with the phone's built-in camera. Ain't technology grand?
Full source code for the photoblog is available in the Class Notes section in the HTML/OS area.
Also, the server that I had moved to previously proved to be an absolute dog. Somewhere along the way performance took a huge nosedive, and support was clueless to do anything about it. They were also unwilling to move me to a better performing server within their system. So Globat sucks. Avoid Globat at all costs. This is my review of Globat Web hosting. Globat is a terrible service.
So far so good with Startlogic.
|Dung Tan Vo, 1951-2005|
In Memory of my Dad
My father lost the fight against liver cancer on the evening of Monday, August 1, 2005. He had fallen into a diabetic coma the night before, and died peacefully at Beth Israel hospice, with me by his side.
He went through pilot training in the midwest United States and saw fighter combat in Vietnam. After North Vietnam won the war, and after a number of failed attempts to escape, he and my mother were able to avoid detection by the Viet Cong and get away from the oppressive communist government by way of boat, with my sister, myself, and a number of other families. We were picked up by a cruise ship after several days of floating aimlessly in the pacific ocean.
Having been a soldier for the good guys, my father was taken care of by the US government, and we settled into a poor neighborhood just outside of the Parkchester section of the Bronx. My father got a job in the laundry room of the Grand Hyatt hotel, above New York's grand central station. My mother would take classes at Fordham University. I still remember my father driving us to pick her up in the evenings in his little gray Chevrolet Chevette.
Eventually my parents became entrepreneurs and opened up a souvenir store, and then a jewelry store on Canal street in New York's Chinatown. My father got rid of the Chevette and picked up a white Camaro, which I adored. I remember how during the warm months, every other weekend, my father would drive my sister and me to Rhye Playland, and the public pool down the boardwalk from it. He couldn't have enjoyed that, as I was someone who only liked the lame rides.
My father was later laid off from the Hyatt, and with business on Canal street getting more and more difficult, my parents opened their first Jewelry shop in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It was shortly after this that we moved from the Bronx to the exclusive Tribeca area of Manhattan, nestled perfectly between City Hall and Chinatown. I started to see my father much less, as he had to constantly take care of the Atlantic City store, which eventually expanded into three stores.
It was not until I began driving that I saw my father more. In the last few years of his life, I drove down to Atlantic City about every other weekend to hang out with him. He seemed to always have been doing well, always with $100 spending cash to give me, and occasionally sneaking off in the middle of the night to go gambling with his disposable income. I could not offer much other than being there to show him how grateful I was, as I was raised to speak only when spoken to, especially towards elders. Plus, it didn't help that I can't speak Vietnamese for crap. My father also gave me my car, and paid for its insurance and maintenance, as well as my EZ Pass. Anytime I wanted something, he'd pay for it, no questions asked. Of course I very rarely asked, as I had all I needed. As his health began to fail, I had grown fond of being the one driving him around wherever he wanted to go.
Of course my father was no saint. He had his demons: alcohol, tobacco and gambling, and he's had his share of screwups and assinine decisions. Regardless, he and my mother spoiled the hell out of my sister and me, and I could always count on him to handle any situation. I will be eternally grateful for all that he's taught and shown me. I never truly understood the sense of loss other people have felt until I lost my father. He's led a rich life, and it came to an end way to soon. The many people that showed up to his funeral, sent flowers, posted messages about him on Vietnamese bulletin boards, and had taken out full page memorials in the Vietnamese press are a testament to his spirit and warmth. Here's to my dad, Dung Tan Vo.
|Moved to a New Server|
I've moved stuff to a new server host, where I have 10 gigs of storage. The old server was getting slow, and I was limited to 500 megs of storage. I was constantly over by 300 megs. I think I might even be paying less here. Yay for cheap hosting!
|New Jobby Job Promises Great Things|
Khanh gets a job in the publishing business.
I acquired a job as Web producer four weeks ago at a publishing company. I'm working on all Web sites, consumer, internal, and public. The people are a little standoffish, but I am sure they will warm up to me. Oh yeah it's one of the world's most well-known adult publications, but not Playboy. Coooool!
|I'm still around.|
I've just been enjoying the summer. You should, too!
|Come Play Charred Dirt|
Remember Scorched Earth? Well, this is like that, only online.
There's an addictive tank artillery game out called Charred Dirt. It's a free game that you can play alone or over the Internet against up to 8 other people.
I need more challengers. Please download and join me online. You can usually find me on the server titled COCK
. It's usually the only running server anyway, so it's not hard to find me. Full disclosure: I run the server.
Download Charred Dirt at www.charreddirt.com
|Pictures and Video of 2004 New York International Auto Show Now Available - 'Nuff Said|
You didn't even have to click on the headline.
|Sorry for the outtage, the domain expired.|
Haha, my spam protection was so good I wasn't even alerted that Khanhdom.com was expiring. All fixed!
|I updated everything, all over. 'Nuff Said.|
There was no need to click on the headline!
|Blackout Pictures - and my big huge toy|
Hey it's no big deal really, but why not share.
Also, you can see what my aunt did to my car, and then what I did to my car.
The difference between men and boys is the size of their Transformer toys.click
|Golfing, Hiking, and Rowing at Mark's Summer Home|
Golf really sucks! Driving golf carts is fun, but screw the ball and screw the clubs.Click
|Swimming at Paul's House and Liz's Birthday|
Here we are, some pictures of a weekend on Staten Island, and then Long Island.Click
|Christmas in July|
Here are pictures from the 2000 and 2001 Globix holiday parties.20002001
|A Trip to Virginia|
Here's some pics of a recent day trip to Virginia to visit my aunt, my cousins, and some family friends.Click
|Globix Pictures from 2000|
I was going through my CDs looking for some MP3s I lost and I came across a CD full of Globix pics from the year 2000. Have a look!
|Pictures from Joe's Shanghai Available|
Pictures from last night at Joe's Shanghai have been uploaded.
|Pictures from Amsterdam Trip 2003 Released|
Pictures from the just-completed trip to Amsterdam are now up.
|Pictures and Video of Vietnam Trip Uploaded|
|Happy New Year!|
Happy new year! Holy carp, has it been over 2 months since I've touched this? Oh well, no skin off my ass or yours, right? Let's see what's going on...
Fitness: Gained 5 pounds over the holidays. Went up to 185. Then I proceeded to lose 13 pounds. Today I weigh 172. Did it by taking half-doses of Xenadrine. It killed my appetite, gave me more energy, increased my metabolism, and drove me crazy. I do not recommend taking it. It ephedra and caffeine. Ephedra was recently banned by the NFL and I think Xenadrine has discontinued the formula and now has a new Ephedra-free product. I still have a couple of bottles. Though it does wonders for your body it can make you insane. If you take it your highs get way high and your lows get way low. Massive mood swings here, folks. One benefit of being high on speed is that I get pretty creative and inspired. I find that of most things I did after I got out school, the things of which I have been most proud were accomplished from either being in love or being high on speed. Not proud of that fact, but that's life. Of course I have never done speed, just the Xenadrine.
The Sims Online: The Sims Online is a cool game. I was in on the play test and it was really horrible, but eventuallly after a number of tweaks I warmed up to it. I realized that the game is what the players make of it. It's entirely self-governing. If you'd care to play with me, my city is Calvin's Creek and my name is Buck Fitch. I run a wrestling arena with a number of friends that I drafted into the game. It's great - as long as people don't take it too seriously. There are plenty of people on there who have sticks up their asses. Always remember when playing a video game online: IT'S JUST A STUPID GAME!
Xbox:I am also on Xbox Live as Buck Fitch, however, the Sims Online has drawn me the most, so I might as well have not purchased an Xbox at all. Yes, call me a homo, but I enjoy the Sims Online more than Mech Assault.
Amsterdam: Once again we plan our annual trip to Amsterdam, February 20-25. Awesome! Tickets prices should plummet around the 15th of January. We should be able to book a houseboat fine again. Things look good.
Vietnam: Amsterdam had to be pushed back a week this year because I have to be in Vietnam the week before, for my uncle's wedding. I have not been back since I came here when I was 3. I have mixed feelings about going. Should be a interesting. Should be a culture shock for me. I also do not feel too great about spending 20+ hours on a plane. Eight hours for a flight to Amsterdam is bad enough!
|Down with Blogs!|
This update has been a long time coming. But who cares what some ass in New York has to say, anyway, right? People just come here for the videoclip of the girls in the bar flashing, anyway. Web logs, or blogs, or whatever they are called these days suck. It used to be interesting to see people's journals online, but not anymore. Everyone suffers, everyone has problems and inner turmoil - that's getting old. Life is sweet, as long as you have your friends and your family.
DVD burners are cheap now! They go for as little as $250, which is what I paid for my first CD burner. I've had mine for a few months now, and I got it for $250 after rebate, but it isn't able to also burn CDs like today's models. It's the price you pay for being an early adopter of technology.
|High Weight and Low Rep Workouts|
I just love strength-building working routines, withh very few reps and very heavy weights. It's easy, and it impresses the honies when they get on the machines after you :)
Been spending a day each week at my friend James' co-op on Long Island. They have a pool and I stay in there like a fish. His unit is very nice, and the suburbs is a nice change of pace from all these high-rises. I feel much more comfortable on the Long Island railroad now that I've taken a few trips back and fourth.
Paul and Sonia have made an offer on a kick-ass house. I am so happy for them. And they have a pool too! I sure do love swimming.
I was going through a number of old. unmarked cd backups and found a wealth of nostalgia: e-mails, chat logs, pictures, Web sites I did, etc. It's really great to look back at all of it. You forget so much of it.
|Hand on the Pump|
I thought I had a lot to say but I guess I was wrong. I hung out with some former co-workers at Mexican Radio last week. I set my tongue aflame with some brutal hot sauce, but thankfully it went away after 10 minutes of drinking water. While digging through my boxes for a ball pump I found my high school year book. The guys always gave me grief about not knowing where it was. Now that problem's solved, but where the hell is my pump?
|For One Weekend, I was the Best. Man, that is.|
Well, Paul's wedding is behind us and I am relieved. I had talking points for my best man toast/speech written down for weeks, but it wasn't until the morning of the wedding that I completely wrote it out. It looked good, but I later added some lines and doubled its size. It seems that the planning paid off, as I got great reviews all around. People were pulling me aside and telling me it was the best wedding toast they'd ever heard. Some even asked the bride and groom to try to meet me. I must admit, I do love the spotlight, and even though it was Paul and Sonia's night, for a brief moment in time I felt like it was my show. Having Samson and AJ stand with me as I spoke gave me strength and comfort. Too bad I have to wait 6 months to see how I was on the mic.
Everything else about the big weekend was great. The people I met were all so nice. The food was great. Sonia didn't give me too much of a hard time about the bachelor party(or was it "parties"). It was great seeing Paul's house and meeting his parents for the first time. Yes, our relationship is weird like that. Since we've known each other my house has been the place for everyone to meet.
Here's the speech paraphrased:
The four of us met at Brooklyn Tech high school. In high school, you have your cliques and factions that hang out together. The Black kids stick together, the Hispanic kids hang out together, the Asian kids, the Russian kids, the Polish kids, the heavy metal kids all stick with their own. And even later on when we were assigned majors, we were further segmented: architecture, aerospace, computer science, and mechanical engineering. The four of us broke away from that convention, and became best friends. What's a little weird is that we never even had any classes together. I had a class with AJ once but 75% of the time he cut class. What we did was meet up after school, every day at 2:55, when we would just chat for three blocks on the way to the subway. Occasionally on Fridays we would all go to my place in Manhattan and hang out, play video games, and eventually get drunk. It's amazing that four people who are so different can become such close friends. We've taken disparate paths in life. We do things in dissimilar ways. And here we are, at Paul's wedding. I look at him here with Sonia, so beautiful, charming, intelligent, kind-hearted, understanding, and oh-so-forgiving, and I have to think to myself, "Maybe we should've been more like Paul." Paul and Sonia, God bless you. Cheers!
|Lost My Hair|
Mark has been hounding me about updating this thing. I've been very busy. So much has happened. I'm no longer at the corporation. I'll miss that skybox at the Garden. I've joined a really awesome health club, though. Got some nice consulting leads. It's nice to just work for myself for a while. Anyone out there is invited to help the cause with any leads for Web development. I'm talking full-featured design and applications, not just boring, stand-still mom n pop Web sites. But those are okay too :) You'll earn a nice commission.
My hair's been buzzed all the way down. I went to the barber just to get it maintained. First, he trimmed it a little, which was good. But then he trimmed it a lot, which was bad :( It's grown back a little since a month ago, but for a while instead of ladies man Khanh, I am back to being old-school, punk-ass Khanh. At least that's what Paul says.
With the extra free time, I'm finally gonna try to upgrade my learner's permit into a real license. Growing up as a city kid, there was never a need to ever use a car. Then my parents will finally let me have my car. It's down with them in Atlantic City. Once I feel more comfortable behind the wheel I'll want it to be here, but parking in downtown Manhattan is going to be a HUGE pain.
I am very nervous - Paul's wedding is in 11 days and I am still not sure what we're gonna do about the bachelor party, let alone the speech I have to give at the wedding. Any ideas out there about some good gentlemen's clubs? Scores is out of the question - too expensive.
The parade for legalizing marijuana was supposed to have come down Broadway right past my building yesterday. I was hoping to be able to catch it on video and post it up here. I guess I was in the gym too long and missed it.
I get to be in charge at the office this week. My boss is on vacation in Anguila and his boss is on vacation in the south of France. Work might actually start being fun again. Piss on that - those days are over. Neither the Knicks nor the Rangers made the playoffs, so the skybox opportunities are slim.
The host of the site editing tool stated at first that new design modules would be available monthly. It's been a few months and nothing new has shown up. I've had to stick with the neature stuff all this time. It's the only theme I like out of the selections. In this latest design I have at least tinkered with it a good deal so as not to look like other templates. I had to get rid of the flash-based buttons because the search engines aren't capable of indexing their links. DUH!
|Drank Too Much|
Damn damn damn damn - it's 8:22 AM, I'm hung over, and I can't get back to sleep to recover. I hope I can sober up enough to get into the gym today. I got SO wasted last night. I went to my friend Gil's party and I can barely remember what happened after that. Thank goodness it was just around the corner so I could get home safely. I remember going to a martini bar with Trond, his date, and two others from the party afterwards. I remember having a $9 "grace cocktail" that was incredibly strong. I think that was what put us over the edge. After that I just have vague memories of us doing pullups on some scaffolding, playing some monkey bowling(?), somebody telling me how fast my internet was, and Trond taking my hamster out of her cage. I also ended up shutting down my workstation, which I never do because it serves the webcast and movie clips. Maybe somebody else shut it down? If it was you, don't do that :)
The party was pretty great. I saw some old friends, Hagai and Max. Max was the president of WBS and Hagai was director of operations. They provided me with my first real job while I was in high school. I'd have to give them the credit for getting my foot in the door with this whole Internet thing. It was also where I met Gil. We got into our fights back then mainly because of myself - I was a 16 year old punk with an inflated ego who they were giving money to. But now that we've all moved on I have much love for all of them, even though they are still bastards :) I think the biggest difference between the time I was that stubborn, smartass, 16 year old and now is that I'm 23. There's video footage of the party. It's nothing special and actually quite embarrassing because I was fucked up beyond all recognition, but I've put a few clips up.
I am relieved to see that I still have my Rolex. I looked for it a few minutes ago, and it wasn't where I last put it on my desk 4 months ago. It seems that my mother had been here and set it back in its nice box, right along with the gay bracelet my parents gave me a while back.
I am getting used to working out with high reps and low weight. I won't be bitching about it anymore.
Son of a bitch - has this turned into a weblog?
I put up some nice new video clips. Most will enjoy the clips of my dog. Been busy enjoying the nice weather, but I've maintained a gym schedule. It seems to be going well, though I really hate high reps at low weights. It's a lot more difficult than a bulking program. I even enjoy the treadmill more than lifting now.
|Good Friends, Good Sangria|
I went really out of control with the camera this weekend. The boys and myself were able to all get together for the first time in ages. It's great that while many things have changed around us, when we get together it's the same familiar comfort and comaradery. We visited the Museum of Natural History cause AJ had never been there. You know, it's just not as exciting after you've grown up and seen better stuff on the Discovery channel.
New stuff: Lots of new movies of us tooling around at my place, getting drunk over sangria at Burrito Bar, and reacting to bones at the museum. Also, some nice footage from a Rangers game, from a luxurious Madison Square Garden skybox.
|I'm Back and I'm Proud!|
It's nice to be back home again. Four days was just enough time to spend there without getting bored. The trip was a lot of fun, but I was thoroughly searched a number of times on the way back home. I guess that's all right, since it's all a matter of safety. It's hard to describe all the fun we had, so just look at the "Amsterdam Pics" link on the navigation bar.
Well, things have settled down somewhat, and I've been able to get into the gym for a bit. It really hurts. I didn't take it easy on the workouts so I guess it serves me right. I'll bear with it. I have to get to updating the fitness page, as I am now on a toning program. It was about time I switched the routine up.
New Stuff: Marquez and John's Amsterdam pictures have been posted. I'm even in some of them. I added a nice new link to my network page - just for you, baby! Oh yeah, I picked up a tiny little video camera from Panasonic. It takes video clips, pictures, voice memos, and plays MP3s. It's the size of a business card, but that's all it's got going for it. Otherwise it's lame. Anyway, as a result of that I have video clips! Also included on the video clips page is a clip Marquez took of us as we first discovered the houseboat in Amsterdam.
|See Ya Soon|
Time to leave, baby. The camera will be off because I'm taking it to Amsterdam. It detaches to take snapshots
|One Day Left|
Tomorrow is the trip to Amsterdam! It's gonna be GRRRRReat! All maps and guides have been printed and now all I have to do is pack. Pictures will be posted when I return. I worked out once in the last two weeks. I've been so busy with freelance work.
You know, no matter how much my job sucks and how little I get paid, there are perks like access to a Madision Square Garden skybox that sort of makes up for it. I went to see a Knicks game last night and it was awethome.
|Busy Busy Busy|
I have been soooooo busy. I haven't had time to work out at all. This electronic shock belt I just got seems to be doing something, though. The demand for my services on the side is hard to believe. If it gets more hectic I'll be forced to give up my day job, along with the nice MSG skybox. Almost finished making a huge upgrade to my software for shopping, and once that's out of the way things will be back to normal again.
I have a pretty good view of the Towers of Light WTC memorial out of my window. The live cam will be pointed there for a while. It really is something to behold.
|Countdown to Amsterdam|
11 days until I am off to Amsterdam to celebrate the culture and people. Here's hoping the weather will be decent. Looks like we won't have as many people occupying the house boat I rented, so we'll be spending a good deal on room and board, which is still not that bad a deal.
Where did my week go? I took on a few new clients, and doing that work combined with my withdrawal from xenadrine resulted in headaches, loss of energy, and all-around lousiness. After getting much extra sleep I can now keep my eyes open during the days again. At least this extra work will pay for Amsterdam.
There's no new stuff, but the live Webcast is always happening!
|Messed up Dream|
I had a dream that I was laid off and it was so realistic that when I woke up, I wasn't sure if I was supposed to come into work. Crazy, isn't it?
It's sure been a splendid weekend in New York. It feels more like the middle of March. It's nice to walk outside and see lots of tourists going up and down Broadway again. For a while after the attacks it was looking bleak down in Tribeca.
Taking on more work this week has caused me to miss meals, severely affectiing workouts. The amount of weight I could lift has gone down about a whole unit on each excercise. And it seems that Met-RX has changed its Mass Action creatine formula. It looks different, is less sweet, dissolves less easily, and suddenly I'm tasting bitterness. On top of that there's .5 less HMB per serving. I hope these changes are supposed to be better.
This personal content management system is wearing thin on me. Why the hell is my hamsters page called "testimonials.html?" And I don't like any of the layouts aside from the nature theme. Everything else looks hackneyed. I can't delete pictures that I upload, either.
The joy of easy personal content management continues. I just love this service. I can't get the damn automatic ftp to work, though. For now I have to download the zip file once the site is generated and then manually ftp to khanhdom.com.
New stuff today: hamsters, dedications, links, photos. The webcam page has been nuked and replaced with a live Webcast. Cool!
Woo hoo - I've found an easy way to maintain Khanhdom.com without doing any work! This is GRRRReat! After witnessing such convenience, I really have to proclaim that computers are the wave of the future . Mark those words, my friend.
Actually, it's not all that great because navigation on this thing only goes one level deep and nobody else can edit the site, but at least I don't have to worry about crosslinking everything and I can pick from a myriad of pleasant designs.
And of course my close friends will ask why I'm using someone else's designs. It's because I'm so busy doing work for others that when it comes to my own crap, I'm just too damn tired!
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