Year: 2009

so that was a fun year of trying out new beers… i definitely beat my goal (50) by a bunch… i really need to get a final tally (i know, andy… i’ll try)

so for next year, i’m gonna do a “year of coffee” — with the overall goal of being able to order a cup of coffee at a starbucks and not sound like a re-tard… i wanna know the lingo… i want to say “skinny” regarding my drink for some reason…

hot, cold, whole bean, ground, sumatra, java… if it’s coffee, i’m gonna try it out

should be fun… i already know some places i wanna try out for some home “brewing” — world market, trader joe’s

hell, i think i’ll even get a french press… i hear they’re all the rage

the word train keeps rollin’!

originally thought up by chaunce

chougar – n -the fat (chubby) equivalent of a cougar
“I was at the grocery store when this chougar was hittin’ on me with a bucket of Ben and Jerry’s under her arm.”

casey’s:

lawn pornament – n – Any seasonal lawn decoration that has been or can be used as a sex doll or sex toy. Can be inflatable or rigid and may or may not be modified to support deviant acts.
“My grandma called the police when she saw a drunk college student from down the street defiling her prized inflatable Santa Claus. When the Police arrived, they found him passed out holding a Christmas elf. He had apparently sealed the deal with Donner, Prancer, Rudolph’s mouth, and Frosty the Snow Man. When questioned, he claimed that he became addicted to Lawn Pornaments after dropping acid while watching a Family Guy marathon.”

so i got a phone “recently” — the blackberry tour, which is a really slick phone… it’s my first blackberry so i really don’t have much to measure it with, but i really like the interface, speed, and size of it. i guess i can save a review for the tour for another post…

this one will focus on a case i got from seidio — the innocase 360

innocase360

at first, i liked the idea that it had a keyboard cover — so as not to mess up the keys with my greasy fingers or spilled coffee (i spill coffee a lot)… but as you continue, you’ll see that it’s not all that it’s cracked up to be (ooh… a teaser!)

the case itself is really nice — doesn’t add too much bulk and has a good feel to it (not rubberized so it’s not tough getting outta your pocket).

there’s a plastic cover over the screen, which is necessary for me (read greasiness above) — tho the screen doesn’t really have contact with the plastic guard so some lint can get trapped in there, forcing you to take the case off and wipe clean… but that’s minor

now on to the keyboard cover… when you first get the case and put it on… it’s AWESOME. a really good fit over the keyboard and actually helps you type FASTER. the keyboard on the tour has weirdly angled keys which takes some getting used to.

the cover doesn’t allow much light from the keyboard to shine through so if you suck at typing and don’t know where letters are, it might take you a while in low-lit areas.

ok… so… the cons with the keyboard cover is that it WILL bubble in the middle… and really bad too… it just stretches out and you can’t do much to fix that.

this makes it REALLY tough to type on the keyboard and it just plain looks crappy!

the bubbling seems to be accelerated when you have to open up the case — which i had to do for a good ol’ fashioned battery pull

so i thought… maybe it’s just a defective case — so i rma‘d it and they were really helpful with sending me a new one. seidio, tho, didn’t tell me where to send the defective one so after a few weeks of no response, i have two now.

and guess what, the new one they sent bubbled like the other one… frustrated that i spent $35 on a case, i decided to cut my losses and cut out the keyboard cover… had to…

but you know what? i like it more than ever now.

seidio needs to find a better material for that keyboard case so it doesn’t bubble up — or do better tests on their products cuz it didn’t take too long for me to get the bubble effect.

so overall… there are a bunch of other cases that don’t have the keyboard cover which would be better options in my opinion

i think it was juan’s idea… but i made the always sunny theme into a ringtone…

for some reason, i couldn’t find the actual version the tv show used… because the real song is much longer (“Temptation Sensation” by Hienz Kiessling)

so i had to use adobe audition to cut up the song and get what i needed… enjoy!

so i posted my first word on urban dictionary — actually it’s not my word… it’s my coworker’s (casey)… but still — my first post to a service like this…

rzavation – n – At a restaurant, when you’re told there are no tables, but you and your 12 friends sit down anyway.
Me and the clan walked up to the hostess — she said there were no tables available, but i said that we had a rzavation and crashed a table anyway.

so we have this system in place at work called ‘websense’ that basically blocks certain sites… mostly obvious sites like amazon (shopping), espn (sports), etc.

and some not so obvious… like my site… my site was blocked for “entertainment” — i mean, c’mon! my site is definitely NOT entertaining… i think it was categorized when i had a bunch of youtube videos on the home page…

so this basically stopped me from being able to view my own site at work (unless i used quota, which we have 60 minutes of each day — yea… bull)

so i had enough… i remembered that chaunce actually contacted websense  a while back and had his site recategorized

and at work, because of my title here, i am able to view sites categorized as “social networking and personal sites” — allowing me to see facebook, twitter, and other blogs

so here’s the email i sent websense:

Hello –
I would like to request that my blog get recategorized to the “Social Networking and Personal Sites” category — currently it is set up under the “Entertainment” category.

At my workplace, I have been granted access to view sites categorized under “Social Networking and Personal Sites” because of my position as Web Developer.

My web site address is http://gorirrajoe.com.

Regards,
Joey


Joey Hernandez
Gorirra Consulting
Web Developer
www.gorirra.com

that email was sent on 11/15 @11:30p

well the very next day, 11/16 @12:45p i get this email:

Thank you for writing to Websense.

The site you submitted has been reviewed.  We have made an update to the following URL in our master database to address this issue:

http://gorirrajoe.com/ – Social Networking and Personal Sites

Categorization updates should be available in the next scheduled publication of the database.  A new database is published every business day, five days a week, Pacific Standard Time.  You should notice any updates referred to in this message within 72 hours.

Thank you for your assistance,

The Websense Database Services Staff
M.P.

w00t!

so here i am now… writing a post from work on 11/18! i had no idea i’d get a response THAT fast

so to websense… your response time to review claims and subsequently update your database rocks! work’s usage of websense still stinks… ha

yup… that’s it… i’m lazy!

before this year is through, i’ll update my beer list… i “promise” (see that? i put it in quotes so you can’t hold me to it!)

i prolly won’t be putting as much description in the posts since i drank most of them months ago…

what i do know is i won’t be doing another “year of the beer” thing next year…

yes, my alcohol tolerance has skyrocketed, but i’ve got a gut for days… christ… i’m at a point in my life where i get back injuries from playing one game of ping pong (i did win tho… suck it, andy!)

oh yea… i also wanna write up a review about this seidio booberry case i got (it’s not gonna be good for them…)

been crazy busy at work (for which i’m thankful, right? right?) — been part of some fun, major projects… another of which is almost done… and it looks like gorirra is gonna make a last quarter sprint with some (3) upcoming projects… let’s just say this year’s company christmas party is gonna be off the heezy (party of 2… ha)

so i watched ‘better off dead’ last night and i was surprised to see a very familiar scene…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nym6NUEz_0U&start=295

don’t get it? well this’ll jog your memory:

i always wondered where the hell that reference came from — now i know… i still don’t get why they do it in the movie… tho it was made in a time where making fun of asians was hip and cool (like sixteen candles?)

here’s the line:

“Truly, a sight to behold. A man, beaten. The once great champ, now a study in moppishness. No longer the victory hungry stallion we’ve raced so many times before, but a pathetic, washed-up, aged ex-champion.”

i’m on to you, family guy…

so i have a blackberry tour now — it’s not as cool as the almighty iPhone, but hey… i’m not a douche

they have a good/small set of apps that can be useful — i really like how they can be run in the background (boom!)…

here’s one good review site for all things blackberry: crackberry.com

anyway, i found this awesome app called drivesafe.ly — it reads your incoming texts so you don’t have to lose your focus while driving (cuz i’m already reading, smoking, and drinking… pfft)…

not only does it read names and texts really well… it makes for some fun times.

here are a few that chaunce was sending me during work:

marsha 1

marsha 2

he sent this one when we were eatin’ pho at lunch:

wtf

geoff even got in on the action (thank god i had the app turned OFF when he sent this):

handjob mart

there’s an iPhone version coming soon… so there you go

i’m still playin’ with it… but i think i might buy it… $14 one time? not bad at all…