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Memorial for a day off

By Sparky | May 28, 2006

Well here I am, Sunday on Memorial Day weekend and I am pretty content with myself. Dom helped me do a deep clean on my place yesterday, I have two days left in the weekend to enjoy myself, and I am actually feeling pretty good aside from some minor gripes with my allergies.

On the work front things are still going rather well. I’m still frustrated with the politics surrounding one of the projects that I’m working on, but am having a lot of fun and learning tons about how to be a PM ninja!

Also on a somewhat work related topic I’m finally playing with Vista. It’s still only the beta2 and still has some bugs (mostly UI, UX, and performance), but I’m quite impressed with it. It will be interesting to see what Apple brings forth with Leopard in a few months to counteract some of the wow factor that Vista’s glass UI thunks down on the table.

I have Vista installed on my work laptop and am frustrated at times with it. I don’t have the best driver coverage yet so it’s slow and annoying. I’m impressed that it’s still stable enough that I can pretty much do my days work on that laptop.

I also installed it on my Media Center. It’s much more impressive on the MCE, and with the 128Mb graphics card I have in there I can actually get the glass UI. With only 512Mb of RAM the Media Center is a bit laggy, but I was able to help that by adding 1Gb of EMD memory via Readyboost to increase the RAM cache and improve indexing. The Media Center application itself still needs some polish, but I’m very impressed with what I’ve seen so far and can’t wait to see the finished product.

Aside from work I’ve been playing a lot of Oblivion, and spending a lot of quality time with Skype. He’s frustrated with how long I’m gone during the days at work, so I try to spend extra time playing with him at night and on the weekends. I wish it was sunnier outside today rather than drizzling because then it would be a lot more fun to go to the park with him.

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