Looking back

I was reading this the other day. As I read here, many people are taking a look back and reevaluating. I guess it’s just that time of year or time in our lives anyways.
I no longer obsess about pens, I just like to have one in my pocket most of the time. I do however always carry my Moleskine in my back pocket, in case the mood strikes me to write something down, hence the pen in the pocket. I just don’t care so much about which pen now anymore.
Shoes are just driving me nuts lately, I don’t care, I wear one pair of boots to work, another pair of tenny’s to everything else. Comfort is key and I can’t find anything more comfortable than what I have. Perhaps I’ve reached shoe nirvana at such a young age that I can escape the Rockport phase of my later years.
Socks? Are you kidding, I still want to change them all the time.
Traditions are always changing, yet somehow they remain traditions. I can’t get past some things that I’ve always done, sir, ma’am, t-shirts, meals, all the same basically. I’ve added rituals like cleaning, meeting for coffee and other things but all in all I still feel a little more traditional than some others around me.
The phone thing has changed a bit, my rule: If you call and don’t leave a voice mail, it wasn’t important enough to at least say “Call me back,” I’m not calling you back and I’ll assume you just misdialed. Assume the same for me, no message, no callback.
I’m early for everything most of the time, I think.
Organization has changed a bit since I moved out on my own. I have things where I want them, I just don’t think I have enough room for everything now. Time to get rid of stuff soon I think.
I’m still a geek. iPhone, 2 laptops, a desktop, 3 iPods, a GPS in my car, I’m a gadget freak and I’m ok with that.
All in all I look back and where I’ve been and where I’m going and I have to say that I feel pretty optimistic about things. Sure I’ve missed a few opportunities, I’ve missed chances to do wonderful and great things. But in the end, I like where I am, where I’ve been and what the future ahead looks like.
New habits that I’ve noticed are:
Coffee pot must be set before bed.
Clothes must be laid out in bathroom before bed.
Two different pillows on my bed, one hard, one soft. Most nights I sleep on the soft one, I use the hard one for support and for hot nights when I want to be on top of the pillow not thoroughly wrapped in it.
I’m sure there are tons more and I’m going to try to post more of them as they come along. I’ve posted too much this time as it is.
Are you looking back and reminiscing or just blasting forward without regard for what you’ve done before? I urge you to take a look back now and then. Adjust your course from time to time. But in the end, be happy where you are going.

MOVIE REVIEW: Pirates of Silicon Valley

The ultimate geek move. The early life and times of Steve Jobs, Woz and Apple Computer. Of course Bill Gates is in there quite a bit too. The movie starts with all of them in college working on their next big idea. Jobs is clearly not a normal business man in any sense of the word. He is a sloppy, hippyish person, clearly the perfect omputer nerd. Gates is less hippy, he’s east coast, jacket and tie. But each of them created empires that control many aspects of the world.

If you have any interest in computers and how things got to be the way they are, check this out. A word of caution though, if you don’t have at least a slight idea about how Apple and Microsoft came about you might want to brush up on your history first.

Deepest Sender Plugin

OK so not that anyone really cares about this and honestly I’m not sure that this is even useful. But if you have a WordPress, Blogger, or LiveJournal account and you use firefox there is a new plugin out called Deepest Sender. Basically once you are in Firefox you hit Ctrl+/ and you are instantly able to post to your blog. A bit too geeky? Perhaps, but I’m always looking for new ways to post anywhere anytime…

November stats… Another record breaking month

I hate to keep saying it, but month after month we keep breaking records… thanks so much for your loyalty. Here’s the skinny:

  • Unique visitors: 2,107 (IP Address) Over 2000!!!
  • Number of visits: 5,649 (7.95 hits/visitor)
  • Hits: 44,884
  • Total Bandwidth: 1.08GB
  • Average visits per day: 188.3
  • Average hits per day: 1,496.13
  • Top Countries
    1. United States
    2. Unknown
    3. European Union
    4. Netherlands
    5. Canada
  • Popularity:
    • Tuesday was the busiest day.
    • Midnight was the busiest time.
    • Average visit time: 622s
    • OS:
      • Windows: 70%
      • Unknown/Other: 27.5%
      • Mac: 2.5%
    • Browsers:
      • MS IE: 57.1%
      • Unknown/Other: 20.7%
      • Firefox: 17.6%
      • Netscape 2.2%
      • Safari: 1.9%
      • Mozilla: 0.5%
    • Search Engines/Hits:
      • Google 545
      • Yahoo 73
      • AltaVista 36
      • MSN 10
    • Added to Favorites: 90 / 2107 Visitors 4.3%

I can’t believe how many people read this site…

October Stats – Wow!

Absolutely amazing! This month was the best ever! Here’s the skinny:

  • Unique visitors: 1,788 (IP Address) By far the largest ever!
  • Number of visits: 5,225 (7.31 visits/visitor)
  • Hits: 38,298
  • Total Bandwidth: 913.56MB
  • Average visits per day: 168.55
  • Average hits per day: 1,235.42
  • Top Countries
    1. United States
    2. Unknown
    3. China
    4. Netherlands
    5. European Union
  • Popularity:
    • Monday is the busiest day.
    • 1200 is the busiest time.
    • Average visit time: 561s
    • OS:
      • Windows: 61.7%
      • Unknown/Other: 35.6%
      • Mac: 2.4%
    • Browsers:
      • MS IE: 52.4%
      • Firefox: 20.2%
      • Unknown/Other: 23.4%
      • Safari: 1.8%
      • Netscape 1.8%
      • Mozilla: 0.3%
    • Search Engines/Hits:
      • Google 328
      • AltaVista 49
      • Yahoo 35
      • MSN 7
    • Added to Favorites: 73 / 1788 Visitors 4.1%

Another amazing month… I can’t believe how many people read this site. Thanks for all your support

Man I’m a geek

I geek’d out last night and today here’s the skinny:

  • I’ve been looking for online calendar apps such as Google Calendar. No such luck yet, but I hear it’s coming soon. In the meantime I checked out Planzo and Kiko, both are pretty cool. They run on AJAX it appears and both seem to be pretty easy to use. The one thing that they are lacking is integration with all my other stuff. Namely my Gmail on Google. It seems that I’ll have yet another site, with yet another login, everyday.
    I do like Planzo’s daily email, it tells you what is coming up today and even has a weekly reminder that is sent on Sunday. Cool Stuff. Google will be the killer-app though once it’s out.
    In reality though what we all need is a public and private calendar with busy/free blocks that is free, available anywhere and to anyone that we deem fit to see it. It should remind us via email/SMS/telepathy of what is coming up. It should integrate seamlessly with our email/IM/everything.
    Of course this is all a pipedream. I’m just going to wait on the Google Calendar to start working.

September Stats – Another Great Month

Last month was another great month for this site and Fuzznik. Here’s the skinny:

  • Unique visitors: 1,496 (IP Address) down a bit from last month, not too shabby though
  • Number of visits: 4,303 (3.01 visits/visitor)
  • Hits: 29,033
  • Total Bandwidth: 1.1GB!!!
  • Average visits per day: 143.44
  • Average hits per day: 967.76
  • Top Countries/Hits
    • United States 25,382
    • Unknown 1,354
    • European Union 418
    • Canada 281
    • Australia 270
  • Popularity:

    • Monday is the busiest day.
    • 1600 is the busiest time.
    • Average visit time: 595s
    • OS:
      • Windows: 69.7%
      • Unknown/Other: 28.7%
      • Mac: 1.4%
    • Browsers:
      • Firefox: 35.9%
      • MS IE: 35.1%
      • Unknown/Other: 26.9%
      • Safari: 1%
      • Mozilla: 0.7%
      • Netscape 0.4%
    • Search Engines/Hits:
      • Google 125
      • AltaVista 67
      • Yahoo 38
      • MSN 15
    • Added to Favorites: 37 / 1496 Visitors 2.5 %

I hope you enjoy these kinds of things. I’ll keep them coming each month!