Finally back home

Wow, the trip was cool. Got to learn tons of new stuff about work. Met some cool new people, but now I am glad to be home.

Well, try to do the ski thing and it did not agree with me. I have a whole new respect for people that ski. I might take a class next time instead of trying to do it on my own. I took some excellent pictures the analog way which I have to develop, but they will be posted ASAP.

Really late Friday Five

1. Are you superstitious? I used to be, now I have somewhat cut back.

2. What extremes have you heard of someone going to in the name of superstition?Spilling salt on other people… at least look behind you before you trow salt.

3. Believer or not, what’s your favorite superstition?I think my favorite would have to be, none of them, I think they are just not cool.

4. Do you believe in luck? If yes, do you have a lucky number/article of clothing/ritual?I dislike and refuse to wear red. I do concider it unlucky.

5. Do you believe in astrology? Why or why not? I do not totally follow it, but do not dismiss it either.

Tony Mowbray

Tony Mowbray survived the worst Sydney to Hobart on record, he circumnavigated the planet on his own non-stop in Australian record time, now he heads to the windiest place on earth … Commonwealth Bay in Antarctica just in time for 2004 aboard the same boat, “Solo Globe Challenger”. For him, it’s another adventure, another challenge. For us, it’s about ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

Today I had the opportunity to see this wonderful person do a public appearance on the seminar I am attending. To summarize his best points that were words that I already live by.

Negative people will bring you down, and will try to get you down even after you tried to leave them behind.

Talking about doing something is one thing, commiting to doing something and actually acting upon it is another.

Success does not come to you, you have to go and seek it.

I never tought a speaker could actually move me so much, but he did. His story is one that once is put into a book it will be an excellent read. If you ever have a chance to catch him please do.

The Butterfly Effect (***)

The critics say this movie sucked… I think it was actually pretty good.

In brieft…
Starring Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Kevin Schmidt, Melora Walters, Elden Henson, Eric Stoltz, John Patrick Amedori, and William Lee Scott

Evan Treborn (Kutcher) has lost track of time. From an early age, crucial moments of his life have disappeared into a black hole of forgetting, his boyhood marred by a series of terrifying events he can’t remember. Determined to do something now that he was incapable of doing then, Evan purposely travels back in time, his present-day mind occupying his childhood body, in an attempt to re-write history and spare his friends and loved ones these traumatic experiences. By altering the events of the past, Evan hopes to transform the present. (New Line Cinema)
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Logtar Rating System
* Don’t bother
**If there is nothing else in the video store
***Rent it for sure
****Go watch it in the theater today, or buy the DVD
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I would like to start with my movie review disclaimer. I go to the movies to be entertained and hopefully be told a cool story, I do not overanalize things or try to find holes or mistakes neither in the plot or the production just to be entertained.

Ok this movie was great. I think the story really hits home with everyone that might have tought at one point or another, what would it be like if I could change the past. The think I like the most about the movie is that in the end it shows you that regreting the past is pointless, because what can assure you that if another path was chosen of a different decision was made, it would all be better. I do not want to spoil it but just say that my only complaint is that the ending was somewhat weak. I say it is not a go to the theater movie but definetly a rental.


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Didn’t think I would have much to say but I was wrong

Well, today I had an excellent day with all the breakout sessions actually starting. 3 of them were great, I got to learn about some pretty neat stuff… but I did have a bad experience, well maybe even horrible.

The presentation had the word allow in every power point slided… as is this will allow you to do this… allow you to do that… is almost like the vocabulary stopped there. I will have to be disallowed from the word for some time. But that was not the bad part. The bad part was that the poor guy had a cold, and would not clear his throat so he would gargle while he spoke and over the speakers it sounded so bad that I tought I would for sure barf.

Now, my last session was about mass storage devises and other tech stuff that I will leave out of here… but this dude was a professional. His power point was messing up but he handle it and just was so knowledgable it was sick. It is a pleasure to be wowed by a speaker. The kick off of the conference was also good, their video productions were excellent and invovative with a glass half full/half empty take on that was great. And after that a whole Matrix take off that was pretty cool. A couple of pics are out on the Moblog.

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