Sunday, October 29, 2006

Albany, NY

I went to Albany last week for work. A few of the VV employees were asked to attend some training sessions at the East coast office. Vicarious Visions has, since I left last year, moved into a new building.

The new office is pretty swank. It was good to meet up with old friends and meet new people. There were TONS of new people.
I got to see the leaves before they changed completely. It was cold - around 40 degrees - and there was no snow. My lips and face chapped up and I tried not to catch a cold. It was cloudy most of the time, but when the clouds cleared up on Friday it was really cold.

I took a tour of the Price Chopper with Jon, Cyn and Murph to pick up a couple things on Thursday night. Price Chopper doesn't seem to have changed much... it's a lot like Safeway. In fact it looks like every other jinormous grocery store doesn't it. Safeway is our last resort for foodstuffs...

Overall the trip went well - I learned some stuff that will hopefully help me at work.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Trunk Monkey

Maybe I find this too funny.
People make monkeys do funny things.

*thanks, Thomas!

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Dreary Day

Oddly it's cloudy here. That doesn't happen much. So infrequently in fact that it's quite noticeable. Usually it's a bit foggy in the morning BTU it burns off by 10am.

Anyways - today we'll just take it easy. I need to dig up more yard for planting vegetables for the second season - they SAY things will grow again... and we're going to look at neighboring towns away from the "sprawl" for houses we might be able to afford. It's almost a joke how much houses cost out here. They aren't built any better, there are just too many people who want a home. Seems it's a buyer's market now because people aren't trying to out-bid each other. Meaning houses are starting to go for less than $1 million. No joke - two blocks down a house went for $950k. Three blocks down one went for $1.25 million. The reason the median is as low as it is in that chart is because of tea "sketchy" areas where houses go for $400k-$500k. "Get out of town!" takes on new meaning...

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


Someone at work found this site where you can make an avatar of yourself. It's based on what the Nintendo Wii will have for players. You can create this avatar for yourself and a 3D model of it will play certain games for you online and stuff. Pretty neat. Check it out and make your own!

Mii generator - HERE. Select the trait you want to change at the top and then select the options underneath. You can make features larger or smaller, farther apart or closer and sometimes rotate them.