Aug 05 2008

Don’t buy from eCost.com EVER


Bought a Motorola S9 Headset from ecost.com after seeing it listed on Woot.com as a sidedeal for less than $50. Well these headsets retail for around $130 at Best Buy and they are a bluetooth pair of headphones. Well when I got them they were poorly wrapped in box, and were missing the ‘Genuine’ Motorola holographic sticker. Well the mic doesn’t work on them and I suspect them to be a fake. All I have gotten was the shake from eCost on the phone. Finally they ‘supposedly’ called Motorola and authorized a return to eCost??? I don’t think this possible and this is probably all a sham. So now I am waiting for an email from eCost with the RMA instructions and prepaid return slip so I can get a refund of my money. Funny part is that the woman warned me that the email will probably end up in the Spam box and to check that for it. Strange thing for an e-Commerce store to have to tell me. Never buy from them ever, they just do not care about you.

I am going to Best Buy to purchase them and spend the money on a ‘quality’ product.


Aug 05 2008

The “N” Key Caper/iPhone Status


So as everyone knows I bought into the Apple craze years ago and have been a loyal fan of their vision and products. I currently use a MacBook Pro for work and an iMac at home and have not a bad thing to say about them. Any problems that I have had with them have been directly related to something that I had done to them. But alas this isn’t a rant about any of my Apple products.

This week my ‘N’ key on my laptop broke (I am not going to discuss how that happened, just realize that I wasn’t the one to break it), and I called Apple and set up an appointment with the Genius Bar at the Apple Store @ Millenia. This kind of thing isn’t a big deal for them to fix, it literally took the girl 3 minutes to fix it and that as it. But that 3 minutes didn’t include the hour I had to wait to see someone. You see I had a 7:00 pm appointment, but get their at 6:30 pm to be safe. Well it took me an hour to get in and out, but the funny part was how many people were their to fix their NEW iPhones. I am once again a Apple Fan, but maybe the release of the iPhone 3G was premature. Jobs has already admitted that MobileMe was premature, maybe this one is too. That isn’t stopping the mobs from buying in. Loads of people have the 3G model and love them, I just feel bad for the people who think that this is the quality of an Apple product. Just wait until everyone remembers that Apple also makes computers, then the stock will go back up.

Just my thoughts.


Jul 26 2008

DCI Atlanta


So I am in the car right now heading to Atlanta to see the Drum Corps International Southeastern Championships! I am very excited. Danny, Cristina, Jason and myself departed Orlando at 12 midnight and are currently in route. I hope to have an opportunity to post after the show tomorrow night about my thoughts.

I went to DCI Orlando and witnessed the upset of Caroline Crown over the Cadets, which in my opinion was well warranted. But this is the first time I will hear or see any of the corps from the Western part of the United States. I am also very excited to see the performance of the Santa Clara Vanguard which my friend Taylor is marching.

This trip should be a blast. I decided since I am staying awake to keep Danny company (he is driving) that I would get out the laptop do some work and then write a blog post. I did about 2 hours of coding and now decided to write this post.

In other news Packt Publishing sent me a few PHP books to review. I have read them and will be posting my reviews on this site and on Amazon. So if you are interested in some new PHP books check out my reviews later on.

Well my rapid typing is drowbing out the sound of jazz coming from the radio.


Jun 05 2008

No…I’m still alive!


So I haven’t posted in a while and I figured I should quickly post with a catch up. Work is going good, a lot of work to get done, but we are accomplishing a lot of really cool things over here. I have taken on a task of reviewing programming books, I have two books in my hands right now, I have finished one and am working on the other. Stay tuned for reviews on my site of them. Summer is nice, I actually missed the warm weather, but not getting sunburned. Florida Day was this past weekend, and it was really nice to see a lot of old friends and make some new ones. I sat out by the pool most of Saturday, and then on Sunday I went to the beach. It is not a good idea to get burned at the pool and then decide to goto the beach the next day. But it was worth it. It was a lot of fun and I am very happy that I went. With being so busy lately I haven’t had time to hang with some of my friends, but I promise that I am working harder to correct that.

On a slightly geekier note. I have been addicted to one computer game since I was really young. I love the Sid Meier’s Civilization series. I have Civilization 4 for Mac and play it regularly when I have some free time. I also enjoy playing Age of Empires 3 (thanks to my roommate). But the exciting news is that Civilization Revolutions is being released as a console game for XBox 360. So I am very excited to pickup a copy on June 8th. Yay!

Well I hope everyone is well. I hope to write something a little more geeky in the coming days!


Apr 18 2008

Marching Knights Open Show Selection


You Pic the Shows!

So one of the most heard comments about the UCF Marching Knights is in regards to their show selection. Everyone has the show that they think that the band should play. So in the spirit of community and the Black and Gold Nation, the Marching Knights have decided to open their show selecting process to the masses. For the past few months the band has been accepting emailed show suggestions and they have been split up into two categories, “Fan Submitted” and “Member Submitted” shows. So now on the website you can vote for two “Fan Submitted” shows and two “Member Submitted” shows.


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