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End of year wrap up (2011)

BLOG I'm currently in the planning stages to rebuild this site. I've delayed doing this for a long time since I didn't want to "break links"; however, one reason why I don't contribute as much as I used to is the fact that I

Wow! I can't believe I found this code...

Going through a bunch of old floppy disks and copying the files to my home server in an effort to get rid of these things, I happened across a bit of source code from WAAAAAAAAAY back. (March 7th, 1990 to be precise.) For a few years around 1990, a friend
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The *new* Star Trek

Before seeing the movie, back when information regarding some of the story elements starting coming out, I was extremely concerned regarding the inclusion of yet another "temporal anomaly" being used to spark the story line. It's not that

A "Secret" Movie

So I saw Transformers the other day. It was a pretty decent movie except the director bought into the ill conceived idea that shaking the camera all around would somehow make the action scenes more intense. I mean it's supposed to be a special effects
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Lot's o' stuff...

Man, I've been busy, busy, busy... XboxFriends If you haven't taken a look at XboxFriends lately and your an Xbox Live gamer, you really should take the time to do so. The version releases have stabilized somewhat and all systems seem to be pretty good
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My Desk

Not sure that anyone really cares, but what the hell, here's a picture of my workspace at the house...
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Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach

While out in L.A. the weekend before last (and yes, I didn't realize that that weekend happened to also be the weekend of E3) training with the legendary Larry Hartsell (a student of Bruce Lee, Dan Inosanto and Ed Parker), I ran into someone rather interesting
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The "Big Bad Wolf" visited me...

Yeah, the Big Bad Wolf came by my house late last night (errr... really early this morning) and tried to blow my house down. The house is still standing since this little piggy had a house of brick. ;-) Though I need to call a roofer as the shingles on
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Where Am I?

So that people can have an opportunity to meet me in person ( man, does that sound vain or what? ), I've added a ' meet cory smith ' link to the top navigation. I'll make every attempt to keep that up to date, so if you happen to be attending one of these
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Missed working for Google by 3 months...

... and I'm really not all that upset. A little over a year ago, the radio automation software company I worked for was acquired by dMarc, a small startup focused on delivering advertising to radio stations through piggy-backing upon the radio automation
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Holidays are over, back to work (as if it ever stopped)...

On top of it being the holidays, work, interacting with family, buying gifts, cooking turkey and the occasional Xbox 360 gaming session, I've been extremely busy working out the kinks with a new side project that is really starting to take shape. Of course,
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Semper Fidelis or "SEMPER FI!"

“Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have made a difference in the world. Marines don't have that problem“ -- Ronald Reagan Many people that know me think that I'm anti-establishment and against “the man” by
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Reflecting on the past, Looking forward to the future...

These past couple of months have been extremely busy for me. With work and extra-workular (yeah, I just made that up) activities, my postings here has taken a bit of a hit. [Insert obligatory sentense here about how I'm going to get back to blogging on
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Copyrights and Sample Usage [RANT]

Why is it that you see the following notice in a lot of samples? // THIS CODE AND INFORMATION IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY // KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE // IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND/OR
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