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The Blizzard Of 2009!

:: Tags: Home, Photo, Weather

I haven’t seen this much snow at one time in Arlington in years. I think the last time we had a snow storm of this magnitude in the Washington DC metro area I was still in high school… yea, it’s been a while!! I managed to click off a few photos during breaks from my shoveling duties and have uploaded them for your viewing pleasure. As beautiful as this area is when it’s covered in snow, I really hope we don’t get anymore this year… I’m not sure my back could handle it!
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The Macy’s Day Parade 2009!

:: Tags: Event, Photo, Travel

This past Thanksgiving, Julie and I traveled to New York City to spend the holiday weekend with her family and take in some of the sights of the city. One of the highlights of this trip would be a front row seat at the starting line of the Macy’s Day Parade! Julie’s sisters place is a half a block from the starting point of the parade at 77th street and Central Park West, so since neither one of us had ever seen the parade live before (and we happened to be in the neighborhood)  we decided to check it out first hand. Wow… looks like everyone else in the city had the same idea!! I’ve added some photos from the event, but I have not had a chance to add captions yet. As you look through the photos keep in eye out for the one’s with Cindy Lauper… she was on the pink castle float! Enjoy…!!!
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Weekly Twitter Updates: 2009-12-06

:: Tags: Twitter Activity
  • …. back to the old grind!! One things for sure… the more time you take off, the more you have waiting for you when you return!! #
  • It's only been 4 weeks since my surgery, but I'm gonna try to squeeze my foot back into a hockey skate tonight… should be interesting! #

Weekly Twitter Updates: 2009-11-29

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  • I'm finally getting around to packing for NYC. This year we're doing turkey day in the Big Apple for a change… should be a lot of fun!! #
  • Hanging out at my sister in laws place in NYC watching the floats get blown up… Pics to follow! #
  • At the start of the Macy's Day Parade… 77th street NYC! #
  • Dinner last night at the Yale Club was outstanding! Tonight it's the Ocean Grill and then off to a comedy club in Times Square…!! #
  • WOW!! MOMA in NYC… Another mad house!! #
  • Saw a guy on the way to airport rollerblading down 5th Ave with a full size Christmas tree on his back… Priceless!! #

Craigslist Scams…

:: Tags: Rants, Scams

I’ll start off by saying that I use Craigslist quite a bit and truly believe that it is a very useful resource for both buying and selling of goods online. However, there are people in this world who choose to use the site for the reason of illegal personal gain… yes people, we’re talking about scam artists!

Just recently, I posted an underwater camera system for sale on Craigslist and I was truly taken in by the results. For every good response to the ad, I received at least ten emails from scammers who wanted me to ship the camera system overseas to a third party; Most often stating they would include a large sum of additional payment for the shipping and all of them requested to pay via Paypal.

Maybe you’ve heard of this scam before… these people target Craigslist sellers by using Paypal to initiate payment and then canceling (or disputing) the payment once the item has been shipped off to West Africa. My understanding is that the scammers have people working for them in the USPS office’s in Nigeria and they make sure that the packages don’t get returned to the sender when the deal falls through! This is a warning to anyone who uses Craigslist to sell items! It seems that the scammers mostly target the ad’s for expensive electronics (laptops, cameras, cellphones, etc.)

NOTE: Be advised that scammers most often use fictitious names for their email correspondence, but they have also been known to use real individuals names, like yours and mine, they have stolen from the Web. For this reason, the names and email addresses contained in this article do NOT represent real law abiding individuals!

Here are a few examples of actual emails I’ve received from scammers: (View Photos, Slideshows, Videos & More»)

Weekly Twitter Updates: 2009-11-22

:: Tags: Twitter Activity
  • Is it all the multi-tasking lately or that I just can't get around w/ this foot? Don't know, but I'm feeling slightly overwhelmed today! #
  • Heading to Bethesda to look at a refurbished Dell PE 2850 server… gonna have to make some major changes before next year… #
  • Just got back from a great brunch at Zaytinya in Chinatown! It's so nice to find time to get together with close friends… priceless!! #
  • Working on code tonight for a new Website project. No really… it's such a relaxing way to spend a Sunday evening!! #

Weekly Twitter Updates: 2009-11-08

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  • Foot surgery tomorrow… and I'm not looking forward to it! They say I might be laid-up for 3 to 4 weeks… can you say Oxycodone? #
  • Caps Win 4-1 in Florida… all is good in the world once again!! Except for my foot that is,… yes it still freaking hurts!!! #

Weekly Twitter Updates: 2009-11-01

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  • Waiting at home for the repair people… again! I hate it when they wont give you an exact time.. "be there between 8 & 12"… Crap!! #
  • I hope it fixes some of their issues… RT @mashable Facebook Launches Share Buttons for Publishers http://bit.ly/2l6wcl #
  • And yes… this is the reason I don't watch football anymore! Don't get me wrong, I love my hometown team… Go CAPS!!!! #
  • An absolute must have child safety product!… http://bit.ly/12e9I3 #
  • Cleaning out my inbox one more time before I hit the sack… seems like it's been a really long day! #
  • Caps' Quintin Laing has been diagnosed with swine flu – http://bit.ly/2mmu26 #
  • Getting together for dinner with the family tonight at Sette Bello, Clarendon… Umm, can't wait! http://www.settebellorestaurant.com/ #
  • Having a glass of wine at Sette Bello in Arlington… #
  • Happy Halloween everyone….!!! #
  • Heading down to the boat to start the winterization process… wish it was a little nicer out for this! #
  • Home from the boat and now heading to Verizon Center for the Caps game…. Let's Go Caps!!!! #

Facebook Platform Changes…

:: Tags: Facebook, Networking


Facebook has just published a new detailed list of changes it expects to add to its already complicated Platform over the next six months. They have also provided a time-line with the projected launch dates for these new features. Even though this information is intended mostly for developers of third-party applications, it also gives users a chance to figure out how best to interact with the new features and applications once they are implemented. Check it out… Facebook:  Developers Roadmap»

Weekly Twitter Updates: 2009-10-25

:: Tags: Twitter Activity
  • On my way to Richmond for the Social D concert… Should be a blast!!! #
  • Social Distortion at the National tonight only…!!! #
  • I'm thinking tonight might be good for just kicking back and watching the CAPS put a hurtin' on the Atlanta Thrashers…!! #
  • It's Friday afternoon and I still can't see the bottom of my plate… come on people, give me a break!! #
  • I think the Facebook servers are finally about ready to explode!! They definitely can't handle the work load thats for sure…!! #
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