Hash Town

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

New Baby!

Welcome to the world Robbie :-)

Wowhead item links

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Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker

Friday, May 04, 2007

Well go figure

Apparently I should be in Indiana

Amazing Updates!

Let's see many things have happened since my last post 13 months ago.

I got married, I bought a house in Milford, I am graduating with my Masters in Information Assurance tomorrow, and my wife and I are expecting our first baby in november!

other than that not much.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Spring is here!


The trees are budding, the grass is growing, and here I am returning to my BLOG.
Damn well it has certainly been awhile since I have posted...apologies to all my faithful readers!

Let's see, what's new:

  • Started playing World of Warcraft...hmm now where did all my free time go?
  • Finished up my 2nd semester of my Master's program
  • Getting married in 3 months!
  • Gary and Lilly just had their first baby! Joseph Michael Pezza was born April 24th, 2006...I am very proud of you guys!
Adios Chochachos!

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

F EB

I was all excited to get Civilization 4 today...called EB yesterday (I pre-ordered it of course), they said "oh yeah it will definately be in the store tomorrow". So one would think when I went to pick it up at lunch today they would have it...

...except NO, they did not. I got the generic "yeah that game ships today and we should have it tomorrow, we have some other good games that came out today though, but you probably would not be interested in them". What, am I too old for the latest new WW2 squad-based shooter for PS2?

Disapointed and insulted. Thanks a ton EB!

Massachusetts and OpenDocument

So in case you haven't read the latest on this on-going battle between our friends in the Commonwealth and our not-so-good friends in the Microsoft Office division:

http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=2057

First off, though some of these ZDnet stories are more sensationalism than journalism, I do applaud them for keeping up with this ongoing story...none of the other sites (tech news or normal newsites) have picked up much on this since the opening of the story.

Let me say that I do not believe this process is 'on the rocks', but rather that you need to realize that this, being the state, is going to be a very long and slow process to go through all the necessary meetings and approvals. You know how slow large companies are to get any policy changes approved? Multiply that by 1000 and thats how things work in state government :-)

I do find cause for concern with Galvin's quote:
"We will be counseling all our agencies, as well as the executive branch agencies, that that is not the policy of the Commonwealth."Galvin's office did not provide any further explanation about the reasons for their objections.


One might start to wonder if the Microsoft FUD engine has snared it's first victim...

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Age of Empires III: First Impressions

(Based on one game of multiplayer last night)

Solid, fun game for multiplayer. A little confusing with a lot of the upgrades, and the effect of trade on the game (seems to be a race for whomever gets the most trading posts, but maybe that was just the map we played). For some reason, multiplayer would not let me zoom out too far, maybe because of the map size? This was the biggest annoyances as I was constantly scrolling around my town buildings to build/upgrade.

Ships are AWESOME...they look so freakin' good. Also you can hunt whales for gold, which though ethically challenging really helps your economy. I know the whales aren't real, but still...

All in all it looks fun, and will certainly tide me over until Civ4 drops next Tuesday.

-Matt

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Hash Town

Insurance Conference Update!

After meeting with several clients, visiting other booths to drop business cards into fish bowls, and locking myself out of my room, I would have to judge our first day as boring.

I supposed I'd have a better time if I had gotten my vacinations. Alas, I am not so fortunate.

For those contemplating a visit to this conference next year - if you like getting lots of crap from booths, semi-free food, a great view and lots of filthy-rich insurance dudes, this si the place for you!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Enough with the shots

So because going to Northeastern one day a week somehow qualifies me as a "full-time" student, I had to go get my immunizations updated yesterday...and again in a month...and then a month after that.

Good news ladies! I am Hepatitis and Tetanus free now!