Nov
28
2008
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Photos…

I’ve posted some photos from our family Thanksgiving dinner last night.  Go Look!

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Nov
27
2008
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

This year, I’m thankful for quite a few things:

  • My awesome family, whom I get to spend Thanksgiving with
  • My friends who have been too nice to me
  • The fact that I get to go skiing up in Mammoth so much (including that I’m an MVP member!)
  • The fact that I’m still employed, even though I don’t love my job
  • That most of my co-workers are awesome

I hope that everybody has a nice, safe Thanksgiving!

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Nov
23
2008
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Applauding President Weber

I wanted to take a minute to applaud San Diego State University President Steven Weber on his decision to remove Chuck Long from the role of Head Football Coach.  The football team has been struggling for several years when Long took over the team.  Despite his promises to “Compete for championships now”, the team regressed from when he took it over.  He went 3-9, 4-8 and 2-10 in his 3 seasons at SDSU.  The team was rarely competitive against Mountain West Conference Opponents, and his teams featured several “worst-losses-ever” type of defeats.  Even long-time Aztec fans were beginning to stop attending football games.  Qualcomm Stadium crowds this year were some of the smallest I’ve ever seen.

Chuck Long is owed over $700,000 per year for the next two years.  President Weber went out into the community, and found donors to pay off most of his salary.  He could have easily just stated that we don’t have the money, and people would have understood.

Go Aztecs

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Nov
16
2008
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Updated Website…

After having an quasi-HTML 4.0 compliant website for years, and refusing to update it to more modern technologies, I have to give myself credit 🙂  First, I’ve created this blog, and now, I’ve created a Gallery2 based photo album.  It’s not “live” yet, but you readers (all 0 of you 🙂 ) can check it out early!

Written by Dan Smith in: Computers,Website |
Nov
15
2008
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Bike Ride!

This morning I made myself wake up early and did the tri club bike ride.  This week was just the coast ride, and since I hadn’t been on my bike in awhile, I figured I’d just ride the short 30 mile course.  The ride was nice, however, it was hot, dry and windy due to the Santa Ana winds.  It was so windy, I had lots of people joining me on the short ride.  Thanks to my Garmin 305, I have the GPS track.  See the attached kmz file, or click here for the route.

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Nov
12
2008
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Time off

I’ve spent the past few days hanging around with some friends, and not having to work. It’s been nice having the time off, but I’m ready to return. This afternoon has us scheduled to go kayaking at the La Jolla Shores, then off to pizza port for dinner.

Update: Well, now that I’m back at work, I remember why I needed some time off

Written by Dan Smith in: Personal |
Nov
09
2008
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Going Live…

Well, I’m about to change my website to have the “blog” link point to this blog.  We’ll see how that works!

Written by Dan Smith in: Blog Stuff |
Nov
09
2008
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Go Chargers!

Woo-hoo!  I just watched the Chargers beat the Cheifs!  They didn’t play well, but a victory is a victory!

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