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ESET and Stuff

Sometimes I think I take for granted the company that I work for.  They take really good care of employees.  I never dreamed that right out of college I would be working for an up-and-coming Antivirus software company – and one of the best at that!  I had heard Leo Laporte raving about ESET on his radio show for years, and had no idea they were based in San Diego.

Anyway, this realization hit me right as I was enjoying my 12 minute massage which I scheduled at 11am this morning.  Every couple of weeks they have two professional massage therapists come in to the office and set up tables in the break room.  It used to be that they just had a sign up sheet in the main break room, but it got pretty crazy trying to sign up for a massage time, and since the break room is on the 19th floor, those of us who work up on 20 had a hard time getting down there and even getting a spot since the minute it was announced, the sales department, being right next to the break room, was all over it.

With the recent hiring of a Sharepoint admin, he built a form in sharepoint which allows employees to easily sign up through our intranet, and avoids the problem of having multiple people attempting to get the same spots.

So I was getting worked on this morning and having a pretty good time of it – this chick had some good hands – and thinking to myself that this is a pretty damn good situation for a 25 year old 2 years out of college to be in.

I was also thinking about some other random things (this is another of my wierd, random, ranting posts):

Namely, why does the Vista gadget sidebar suck so much ass?  I understand the attempt to be able to add cool stuff like OSX’s “widgets”, but wow this is very, very poorly implemented.  I can’t find a good gadget to do anything!  Most of them are so god damn big they take up a large portion of your screen real estate, and the bar takes forever to load.  I tested disabling the sidebar and saw my boot time increase by 15 seconds.

Also – picked up a sweet new poster that one of our Brazilian resellers hands out.  I’m trying to find an image of it to put up – has a hot chick with a  nice little outfit so tight it must be painted on.  I’ll post up a shot as soon as I can find one.

Other things have been going on as well – some news about my car, relationship, and some web sites…but this is about all I have the energy to type right now.  Be back soon!

Magellan Maestro 3100 GPS


I picked up the new Magellan Maestro 3100 GPS at Best Buy the other day since i had about $175 in gift cards from graduation and they had it on sale for $250.  Kevin had come over the night before and was showing me the TomTom that he got, and I was pretty impressed by it.  After reading some reviews about it on Sunday, I decided to go with the Magellan.  I have used their GPS products before, and always had good experiences with them.  I was considering getting the TomTom but it was $50 more, and I found out the only extra features you are paying for are bluetooth traffic updates using your phones internet connection, and that it says the street names out loud.   That bluetooth service costs about $50 a year too, and I wasn’t interested in any of those extra things as long as it could get me from A-B so I went with the Magellan.  Turned out to be a great purchase.  I found a extremely in depth review over at GPS Magazine and they were pretty accurate.  I have already mapped out my entire trip to San Francisco next week, so I will put it through its paces and write more about it then.  Oh, and by the way, I’m going to San Francisco next week.  I’m attending a NetSuite training workshop for three days, it should be fun!  See ya.


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