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Journal: Updating this every 3-6 years it seems. Ha!

Journal by Dead_Smiley

Let's see.

Bought a house 4 years ago and moved out of the city. Like it.
Got married a couple of years ago. Good woman that married badly. Twice.
Immediately lost my job.
Told the wife I thought it was her. She still talks about that one. =D
Started my own business.
Make a LOT more money.
Got fat(ter).
Got grayer.
Own 3 motorcycles. =D

Comment: Eh... quicken loans = chase for me (Score 1) 275

by Dead_Smiley (#40978687) Attached to: JPMorgan Chase Spends $500 Million On a Data Center
I refinanced a couple of years ago with Quicken Loans. They told me if mortgage rates dropped within two years they would automagically lower my rate. What they didn't tell me is that they would immediately sell my mortgage. Turns out they sold it to Chase. So now I am stuck with these bastards unless I want to refinance again. I will probably do it but I will ask more questions this time. Damn, I haven't posted here for a while. =D

Comment: He didn't test anything! (Score 4, Funny) 483

by Dead_Smiley (#27145427) Attached to: How Vista Mistakes Changed Windows 7 Development
He was just backing up his porn...

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4. Move 100MB files - Move 100MB of JPEG files from one hard drive to another

5. Move 2.5GB files - Move 2.5GB of mixed size files (ranging from 1MB to 100MB) from one hard drive to another

6. Network transfer 100MB files - Move 100MB of JPEG files from test machine to NAS device

7. Network transfer 2.5GB files - Move 2.5GB of mixed size files (ranging from 1MB to 100MB) from test machine to NAS device

8. Move 100MB files under load - Move 100MB of JPEG files from one hard drive to another while ripping DVD to .ISO file

9. Move 2.5GB files under load - Move 2.5GB of mixed size files (ranging from 1MB to 100MB) from one hard drive to another while ripping DVD to .ISO file

10. Network transfer 100MB files under load - Move 100MB of JPEG files from test machine to NAS device while ripping DVD to .ISO file

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Republicans

+ - Ron Paul breaks fundraising record

Submitted by
Dead_Smiley
Dead_Smiley writes "Yesterday was another one-day Ron Paul campaign fund raising day. From the website: http://www.ronpaulgraphs.com/dec_16_extended_total.html it appears that Ron Paul supporters have raised approximately $6.2 million dollars in one day. This surpasses John Kerry's previous record of $5.7 million back in 2004.

This man has caputured my attention like no other. I am usually very apathetic about politics because it all seems to be business as usual. He has an strong following on the Internet and that seems to have the traditional media a bit baffled. I like it! For the record: Yes, I donated and I will vote for the man if he wins the Republican domination.

You can check out his campaign here http://www.ronpaul2008.com/ or just go to Youtube and Google.

On a side note, I selected Politics and Republicans but he's doesn't really follow the party line so my apologies for that..."
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Journal: Ha! Three years later and I am writing in my journal...

Journal by Dead_Smiley
Ok, I changed jobs again. Things were going really well at my old job (mentioned in my three year old journal entry...) I just needed to get out and do stuff from the ground up again. I haven't really done any system design in the past three years. I have been on 18 different projects in that time. Two of them used up a year and a half. All of those project with the exception of the very last one were following up other people's projects as they quit the company, got promoted or otherwise
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Journal: Third Week, and I am still here!

Journal by Dead_Smiley

Well, it's been three weeks and I am still employed. The new company is wounded by the weak economy, but in a much better position than my previous employer. I suppose the subject line is a bit dramatic, but you never really know what waters you are diving into when you change jobs.

The person who's taking you to lunch has no intention of paying.

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