The blog that's gotten one comment ever! Thanks mom!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

In memoriam...

Janie's grandfather passed away last night after a long battle with cancer. I feel completely awful, being away from home right now and not able to be there for Janie. My thoughts are with her and her family, and I hope that her grandfather is at peace.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Freezepop @ PAX

And so it begins

Finally out of line and in the exhibition hall.

In line for PAX

PAX day 0

Hey folks, arrived in Seattle around 7 PM last night. Found our hotel, and then wandered around the downtown/Pike Place market area. Ate at a really nice place called Mike's at the Market, although I can't seem to find it on the web. Fantastic fois gras, mussels, salmon and scallops. We sat at a bar looking into the kitchen, which was a bonus, as the chef gave us an heirloom tomato salad (amazing) and a mini-dessert for free. Came back to the hotel and crashed.

On the plate for today, is the space needle, back to the market to watch folks toss fish, and then PAX!!!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

We're back!

So scottlovesjanie is back on the net, for me at least. Some of the DNS changes may not get out to everyone right away, so hopefully by Friday morning it will be accessible to all. Thanks to AB, web genius extraordinaire, for helping me get the DNS stuff working again after changing registrars.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Today has been a bad tech day

So, last week, I mentioned that this site wasn't showing up for some folks. Turns out, my domain registrar went and deleted my custom DNS, essentially taking scottlovesjanie off of the internet. I have a domain transfer to a company that might not suck so much pending. Of course, that takes time, but hey, it's not like I'm going to be getting back on the internet any time soon, might as well make some improvements at the same time.

In other bad tech news, when I got back from lunch today, I logged back into my laptop only to have it bluescreen immediately. After restarting, I now get constant pop ups about how Microsoft Windows Search Protocol Host isn't working anymore. No matter what I select (the only options are to close the program, or to look online for a fix, oh, and to close the program), the pop up comes back. I'm currently downloading Ubuntu. Vista sucks.

Monday, August 25, 2008

C and J @ Elliot's

Please ignore the behatted dude in the background.

Batty, send more magic green pills

These are magic green pills from Japan. They help with any number of
stomach related ailments. C asked me to ask Batty for more, hence
this post. Of course, Batty is in Germany right now, so it might be a
while before he can help.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Site outage

Looks like we're having some technical difficulties here at scottlovesjanie at the moment. Working on it, hopefully we'll be back and running and contributing to the world's boredom soon!

I could use more days at work like that

Yesterday, my company took me and my team out for a day of team building, which included arcade games, miniature golf, go-karts, and the movie Tropic Thunder. Despite being what I would consider the most politically incorrect day of team building ever (thanks to the movie), it makes me glad to work for a company that cares enough about my happiness to do stuff like that.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

PAX Preoccupation

A week from this Thursday, I'll be boarding a plane for Seattle, to attend an event I've wanted to go to since I'd first learned of it's existence. PAX is like a pilgrimage for gamers, with some doing road trips from as far away as the east coast. Despite having more than enough work to keep me busy for months that all needs to be done in days, I find my mind wandering to panel schedules and concerts and other, equally non-work-related areas. I think Jer and I have a basic schedule figured out. We'll have to leave before the last round of the Omegathon, unfortunately, as we booked our flights before the full schedule had been announced. But I plan on having an epic amount of fun.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Speaking of giving Lucas too much money...

...I'm going to a midnight showing of Clone Wars. I need help!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

One more note

As a follow up to the last post. Wikipedia has a link about these binaural beats. It even has audio samples. Feel free to give them a listen. If any website played sounds like this, I'd go elsewhere in a hurry. Not to mention that for these sounds to have any affect, you have to use headphones. This is the least worrying thing I've ever come across. But hey, worry if you want to! It's a free country, so they say.

I fear for our world some days.

So, somewhere in my RSS, I found a link to an article that just made me shake my head. Feel free to read it here. Go ahead. I'll wait.

I know, right! Oh noes, won't somebody think of the children! Everyone, go worry! Look. Music alters moods. I listen to music that either fits my mood, or even to change my mood when needed. I'll even agree that this mood-altering property can be a bad thing. Don't listen to some NIN when you're having a bad day, kids. But come on, people. Let's all try to worry a little bit less, and live a little bit more.

The article's author, who's website hails her as "America's Digital Goddess", trademarked of course, has a syndicated radio program and apparently somewhat of a following. However, fear-mongering seems to be high on her list of topics, judging from some of the other content out there. Bleah.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Why do I keep giving him money?


It was a wonderful weekend, but I feel like crap this morning. Saw Pineapple Express with friends Friday night. Spent all day at Water World in Denver with my family on Saturday, then came home, got take out Five Guys, and vegged on the couch watching a bad Star Wars movie (in this case, Episode 3). Got up and made pancakes for breakfast Sunday, then proceeded to do nothing else of consequence for several hours, unless napping on the couch watching the Olympics counts. Went out for sushi with some friends that night, before ending the evening at my favorite martini bar, Elliot's. Which is why I feel awful this morning. I love Tobin, the best bartender in the world, but man, next week, I'm sticking with the diet soda.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

#1 on Google!

If you search for Scott Ledet anyways. Still, it's gratifying that I'm the Scott Ledet that gets found should anyone search for that name, and not one of those other presumably nice but lesser Scott's who dare share my name. Just kidding, other Scotts! Please don't be crazy and try to kill me or anything. They're so crazy.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Dim Sum

J had a craving for Dim Sum, so we found a place in Denver and came
down for breakfast. It's called Super Star, and we approve.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Have you read my blog?