This is the best weekend I have had in a good long time. The journey begins on Friday…
I wake up for my last day of work and go into the office an hour early. I would go early sometimes nick just said “moo” in his sleep, hehehe so that i would leave early, afterall, I do enjoy seeing the daylight some days. I get there and the day starts off normal, I do my work, and then at some point during the day they present me with a makeshift going away cake! I say make shift because they ran out of candles and had to use matches in their place….knowing better now, don’t do that. It doesn’t work that great. Along with the cake the office has bought and signed a going away card for me. It really makes me feel good to know that in just 4 months on Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 3pm I changed how that entire office works. It’s a cool feeling.
That was friday day. Friday evening:
I came home from work and, as geek as I am, setup my computer, check versiontracker and low and behold, Apple has released iSync Beta.
I have been waiting for iSync to come out since I purchased my Handspring Edge this summer. I love palms – one of the best things I have ever bought – twice. My first one was stolen sniff. Anyhow, after reading various reviews on iSync, user feedback, and the “known issues”, I am really dissapointed in Apple with this product. It’s not that I mind all the bugs and missing features, it’s just that they were supposed to have this beta out about a month ago. I know nothing about software development and the situation at apple, but when they say that software is going to be ready in septemeber and then release a mere beta at the very end of the month, that’s agrevating to drooling end users such as myself! Finally, iSync is in reality, nowhere near ready to be released – in fact it has no point to it’s existence so far. It offers no features I don’t already have, it’s untested, in beta, and in fact has less features than my Palm Desktop Software. Not to mention some of it’s features require a $100/year .Mac membership. A real bummer considering I’ve been salivating over this product for some time.
I eagerly await the full version and it’s requisit .1 update to see if this piece of software was worth Apples time.
Back to the weekend events . . . Later in the evening my girlfriend and I get together for dinner – dinner at Carrow’s, but stil dinner. However, I am low on cash so she drudgingly gets dragged to it. She’s been real sick with the flu for a while too, but is feeling better now.
It is now Saturday.
Get up, clean house, await party people. I decided to have a going away party for myself. My mother was going to plan it for me and make it a surprise party, but I found out and just started inviting people since she didn’t really know who to invite – and hadn’t invited anyone. I sent out 10 invites for people to show up at 5 – no one got here till 8….that kinda pissed me off, but I also sort of expected it. Eh. The party was to be a normal party and then later on (around 9) turn into a LAN party. Well, since no one really came to the regular party we went straight into the LAN gaming.
Hot damn – best LAN party I have ever been to…well I’ve only been to one or two…held by myself…yeah. Anyway, by the time we got everything setup we had 3 tables with 8 computers running 4 different operating systems (winME, win2000, winXP, macos10.2) playing a HUGE starcraft game – and the LAN had DSL access. w00t! We had a few games of Quake1 as well – in which we all got our asses handed to us by T. Damn he got good.
The party rages on till about midnight when we start to lose people and computers, by 3 or so in the morning we lost all but 4 computers (2 of which are mine), and finally at 6 in the morning the last 3 people decide to finish the last game of magic and go to sleep.
By the way, at this point in the story it is now sunday morning, 6am. The sun is rising, and it’s going to be a beautiful day.
Plans for today:
- wake up
- clean house up (ugh)
- go to q-zar
- kick ass at q-zar
- come home
- pass out
I will have pictures of the party later perhaps.