Sep 21 2009

Poor Kanye

Posted by: Chace in Categories: Humor, Photoshop, Random, Thoughts.
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Well, the content of the post really won’t reflect the title. I was browsing the net tonight and fooling around in Photoshop and I saw a skit on Conan that inspired me to take the photo Conan joked about a little further. Apparently Kanye West decided to roll to the Video Music Awards with a bottle of Hennessey. I know everyone is sick of hearing about their opinion of the guy and the way he behaved so I am just going to post my photo and you can decide how you feel about it all on your own.



Jun 25 2009

iPhone 3.0 Software Suggestion

Posted by: Chace in Categories: Rants, Reviews, Thoughts, Update.
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Well as you are all probably aware Apple released their new 3.o iPhone software on June 17th. Promising cut & paste, a compass, and global search among other things. According to Apple, one-hundred plus additional features were added. I must admit there are a lot of nice features and I am very happy that such a basic function such as cut & paste was added so by no means will I be complaining the rest of this post. Let’s just think of it as making suggestions from a content point of view. Here are a few things that I notice weren’t a part of the 3.0 upgrade:

1. Sound Customization:

Sure you can purchase a song you have already purchased on iTunes and make it into a ring tone but that can get pricey fast. Where is the custom ring tone feature and why do I have to pay for a song twice to get in into a ring tone? I believe I should be able to convert any of the purchased music on my machine into a custom ring tone. Don’t tell me it’s not possible because I know for a fact it is, because I have done it… 🙂

Also, why is it that I can’t change the alert sound for SMS, e-mail or Calendar events to anything more than the provided with the phone? Comparing to the Blackberry’s settings, I can turn the volume up high and play something obnoxious while I am on-call to ensure I hear the phone. On the iPhone the e-mail notification alert is brief at best, and not customizable. I think that something along those lines could be expected if Apple wants to continue to press the market who is currently using Blackberry’s. Read the entire post…

May 17 2009

Spring Time

Posted by: Chace in Categories: Code, Sports, Thoughts.
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Well it’s spring time and that means several things. One, my time spent inside on my computer is taking a backseat slowly and surely to being outside. Especially now since I have a house of my own to keep up with I have plenty to do including weeding, planting, mowing, painting, cleaning and all the joyous things home ownership brings. Another thing that comes with spring time is the NBA playoffs and as you all may know, my Denver Nuggets are killing it so far this year. I really haven’t missed hardly any games at all this year (thank God for Altitude), and I do mean from game one in the fall to game one of the playoffs and up until now. I am not your run of the mill local band wagon jumper; I even placed a bet on them to win back in October right after the Rockies blew it! Doesn’t it grind your gears when you are devoted and supportive of your team regardless of their record and then they finally are doing well for themselves and all these faux-fans come out of the woodwork, laying claim that they were always down for the cause?! Read the entire post…

Mar 30 2009


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Hello all! Well I am about 13 hours away from being in Cabo San Lucas! I am excited for some sun, fishing and r&r. I will be there starting tomorrow and will return on Saturday the 4th. We plan to go fishing for two days and hopefully this year I get the marlin that escaped me last year, I still have nightmares about that thing. Anyhow, I still have a few things to do before getting on that plane tomorrow.

I was on-call all of last week and am short on sleep, not to mention today I closed on my first house all by myself! I feel like a big boy now! It’s been a crazy few weeks for me so this is much needed and I plan to take full advantage of it.

I hope all is well with you and if you haven’t yet pitch in a few bucks for the March of Dimes!! Talk to you when I get back and I will throw up some pictures too!

UPDATE 4/28/2009:

Well least to say things have been busy since I got back from vacation. However here are the pictures I promised, and I had a great, relaxing, low key time. The only downside was that we didn’t even get a bite while fishing but I managed to catch enough sun rays to severly burn my skin. Enjoy the pictures!

Dec 16 2008

An Update & Holiday Wishes

Posted by: Chace in Categories: Thoughts, Update.
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Hello all. It has been a while since I have made a post. Probably because I was on-call this past week and a slew of personal and work related things going on I haven’t had time to do much else as far as side projects, reading or anything like that goes. I just wanted to mention a few of the things in the queue for the site and what I am currently working on.

  1. iTunes Tools – I have received a few posts and e-mails about this and some bugs which I plan to work on when I get some time. Please feel free to let me know if you also have noticed things not working properly or even things you would like to see (within reason). You can see an earlier post about this in my Blog to get to the SourceForge project and gather any more information, or feel free to post here or in the forum.
  2. Commenter – I bought a couple AJAX books a while back and have been slowly working my way through them, doing the walk through’s, trying some things, playing around and so on. I have a working Commenter application like the one you might see on this post, but it uses AJAX and is visually pleasing. I am working on getting it touched up for my own site as well as the ability for someone else to install it and use it as they see fit. There will be more to come on this as well, I just thought I would mention it now.
  3. Data Grid – Along with the commenter mentioned above I have been fooling around with a data grid to make database and dynamic content editing simple and user friendly. Right now it is basically a paginated grid of all the data in the specified database with the ability to edit that data in it’s place using AJAX. It is in it’s early form and I will be working to make it as easy as possible to use and incorporate into your or any site. Look for more information on this too as it progresses.

Aside from all of that my job has been keeping me busy right before the Winter Holiday freeze and there are other things going on in my life as well that have kept me very busy. I wanted to make this post to let everyone know I didn’t forget about this site and am working on things just not as fast as desired.

I also want to wish everyone a happy and safe Holiday Season! I know around my neck of the woods it has been very, very cold the last few days and the road conditions have been iffy to say the least. Hopefully everyone has a great Christmas and a good break heading into 2009, I can’t believe it’s already here, where did 2008 go?!

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