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August 21, 2009

Performance Enhancing Genie Use (The Onion)

Baseball Superstar Accused of Performance-Enhancing Genie Use

Posted by Justin at 12:21 PM

August 20, 2009

A COBRA Recruit's Diary (h/t Tim)

Check the COBRA Recruit's diary, done prior to the new GI Joe movie. Excerpts:

May 2, 1986 Today this guy in a blue uniform came up and gave me a pamphlet. Said he was a recruiter for COBRA, an outfit a lot like the army but without all those government regulations to slow down the fun. We talked a little and he said he liked the cut of my jib, thought I'd be great COBRA material.

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May 15, 1986
Signed up with COBRA today. I got real excited when they said I earned a signing bonus... figured it would be a couple hundred bucks that I could put toward a new bumper for my truck. Nope. Just a t-shirt with a funny-looking snake on the front. And I'm not supposed to wear it in public. Pretty weird stuff, but they seem like nice guys.

I report to COBRA boot camp out in Utah in the middle of June. The recruiter guy said that everyone around there thinks it's where some crazy old Mormon lives with all his wives. I'm not supposed to say anything about it to anyone. I'm supposed to tell Mom and Dad that I'm going off to work for the phone company...

June 20, 1986
Real boring day. I was all ready for some more physical training, but instead Sarge led us into a room full of phones and made us cold-call people and ask them if they wanted to switch their long distance to COBRA. During the break, Renfro asked Sarge when we became a long-distance provider. Sarge explained that we had to do something to make money if we were going to afford a private army with hundreds of tanks and planes and a Terrordome, not to mention all the expenses from the Serpentor genetic engineering project.

Good times.

Posted by Justin at 11:20 PM

August 15, 2009

Google Offers New Opt Out Privacy Feature (The Onion)

Google Opt Out Feature Lets Users Protect Privacy By Moving To Remote Village

Posted by Justin at 10:39 PM

August 11, 2009

New Film Signatures from Sweetgrass Productions Getting Some Buzz

Check out the trailer.

Posted by Justin at 03:47 PM | Comments (1)

August 05, 2009

New Job

I am so stoked to finally start my new job. I am working on a Web Engineering team now which is somewhat of a departure from my last job at IBM, but actually comes full circle from what I started at IBM doing in the first place.

Getting set up in the office and getting moved it. It is nice to get out of my home office for a while. Needed a change of scenery although my change is to a gray walled cubicle.

I am already thinking about the upcoming ski season, but it is tough to think much because both boys just started Pop Warner and school on Monday. I am excited that this year my daughter Lindsey, 4.5, will probably spend her first day in ski school. She is so excited to be a skier like her brothers.

Just waiting for things to get kicked off.

Posted by Justin at 10:18 AM | Comments (1)