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server migration underway
fyi, i'm moving photo.stottsan.net to a new server tonight. i disabled logins on the current/old installation so i could copy the database and all static content (currently 497MB of photos). once you see logins enabled again, you'll be on the new server. shouldn't be any issues, but please let me...
21:24:00 January 3, 2005, Monday (PST) Source: andrew.stottsan.net
amazon has made it easy to donate towards the relief effort underway in east africa and south asia following the horrible tsunamis on december 26th. an absolutely staggering 116,000 people are estimated to have lost their lives, and that's just as of this posting... please take a moment, find something...
06:48:23 December 30, 2004, Thursday (PST) Source: andrew.stottsan.net
farewell, jerry orbach
jerry orbach died today of prostate cancer, which he'd been battling since earlier this year. orbach, as lennie briscoe, was an amazing fixture (so much more than an actor) on law & order, one of my favorite shows (as many of you know). gothamist has an excellent post, so i'll...
17:07:58 December 29, 2004, Wednesday (PST) Source: andrew.stottsan.net
on SNL tonight the tv funhouse was a spoof on rudolph, and i'm honestly still laughing... rudolph was doing his thing, yelling "merry christmas delaware! next stop virginia and north carolina!" but santa said "no rudolph, we're skipping them this year! screw the red states, voting for that dumbass president...
21:19:00 December 18, 2004, Saturday (PST) Source: andrew.stottsan.net
europe trip, nov 2004
we flew to frankfurt (FRA) and then hopped a lufthansa flight to toulouse (TLS), then took the ICE train to amsterdam (AMS) and flew back home from there direct to chicago.... needless to say, i took all possible advantage of the comfort and got my sleep on. of course, i still made time to watch anchor man and snack on "crab- and nut-crusted mahi mahi," but can you blame me?
13:45:35 December 13, 2004, Monday (PST) Source: andrew.stottsan.net
easy voting, easy win
so my voting experience today was completely painless. no long waits, no confusing instructions, no badgering outside the polling place... then again, all i had to do was walk downstairs and across the street to the fire station and get my vote on. everyone was nice and efficient, although it...
17:43:35 November 2, 2004, Tuesday (PST) Source: andrew.stottsan.net
crazy elections in palm beach
i heard about this monday morning while on the way to the airport in palm beach, and it's making its way across the news wires. hard to believe this sort of thing can happen at all, let alone in a state so under-the-microscope as florida is this election. way to...
08:17:15 November 2, 2004, Tuesday (PST) Source: andrew.stottsan.net
you go packers!
now, why would i say something crazy like that?!?! because green bay beat the washington redskins this fine sunday, thereby prophetizing kerry's win on tuesday. i wasn't expecting such a huge turnout in the press, but i guess i didn't think they'd blow something completely out of proportion. oh wait.......
16:27:41 October 31, 2004, Sunday (PST) Source: andrew.stottsan.net
forget the u2 ipod
granted, the u2 special edition ipod is a pretty cool -- if you like u2 and only need 20GB of storage that is. but i'm thinking i'd much rather have an ashlee simpson karaoke edition one... courtesy of airbag industries, hopefully it'll still be posted by the time you make...
20:27:15 October 30, 2004, Saturday (PDT) Source: andrew.stottsan.net
shot night 4
shot night 4 was in full effect this weekend, and broke all previous attendance records... there were a lot of fresh new faces, not to mention DDR (ok, stepmania, whatever). by all accounts, things went pretty smoothly, especially in the "puke in andrew's kitchen sink and/or bathroom" department! mad love...
21:03:11 October 10, 2004, Sunday (PDT) Source: andrew.stottsan.net
score one more for stephen colbert
wow, stephen colbert really laid into the RNC on the daily show tonight. because i'm incredibly dorky, here's the transcription (J is jon stewart and S is stephen)... J: what'd you make of last night's focus on 9/11? S: well, remember john, 9/11 and it's aftermath bring to mind a...
21:27:35 August 31, 2004, Tuesday (PDT) Source: andrew.stottsan.net
kinzie kinzie kinzie
with all the recent press about dave matthew's band's tour bus dumping waste from the kinzie street bridge, this photo has been getting me a ton of traffic. mostly from bastards linking to it from bulletin boards like this across the web... a google search for "kinzie street bridge" does...
09:35:47 August 26, 2004, Thursday (PDT) Source: andrew.stottsan.net
will ferrell's bush is back
this online movie was made for america coming together, and features will ferrell's classic gee-dubya impersonation... "straight talk! from white house west in crawford, texas." there are some other interesting shorts there (like an american voice) so be sure to stop on by. oh, and remember to vote. :)...
09:07:50 August 26, 2004, Thursday (PDT) Source: andrew.stottsan.net
soul calibur characters get their dance on
if you've played soul calibur before, you might like this video right heere... (even if you haven't, it's still pretty damn cool.) basically some guys choreographed the characters dancing, and did not program anything. crazy....
09:20:10 August 13, 2004, Friday (PDT) Source: andrew.stottsan.net
techiegold describes chicago IT salaries
check this out, from techiegold's "salary report" page for chicago: The major players on the Chicago IT scene are not VC-backed new kids on the block, but rather blue-chip companies showing steady growth. You've heard of Bank One, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Airlines? They're all major employers in this...
19:05:23 August 11, 2004, Wednesday (PDT) Source: andrew.stottsan.net
finally, wireless music!
picked up my airport express today, and it rocks the house. seriously, it rocks the house! the setup was completely painless: installed the software, launched the airport express assistant, told it to connect to my existing wireless network, entered a password to save the settings, and it was done. now...
19:51:38 August 10, 2004, Tuesday (PDT) Source: andrew.stottsan.net
belated "congrats"
here's to tim and jenn, on both their wedding (mucho belated) and their reception! if you didn't know, they got married last january at the garfield park conservatory, and then had their reception this weekend in bloomington at central station. eating, drinking, dancing... all the good stuff you'd expect but...
17:58:33 July 26, 2004, Monday (PDT) Source: andrew.stottsan.net
stottsan digital media redesign
FYI, the stottsan digital media site is undergoing a redesign. figured it was about time to revamp and allow for some photo showcasing, etc... should be ready shortly, but for now enjoy a splash page that gives a preview of the future design. yay!...
11:35:38 July 12, 2004, Monday (PDT) Source: andrew.stottsan.net
correction, now i'm the iron chef
a while back i posted this about how i'm an awesome cook... certainly (despite the crappy photo) that meal rocked, but i now realize just how fantabulous i truly am. last week i made 3 kickass dinners ("stott's spinach salad," "holy-shit-that's-spicy italian sausage omelet," and "teriyaki-ginger stir fry") and i've...
09:55:37 July 12, 2004, Monday (PDT) Source: andrew.stottsan.net
greece wins the eurocup
last weekend, on the 4th, i was having lunch in greektown when greece won euro cup 2004. talk about a crazy street party, damn! everyone spilled out from 9 muses after the game ended and within minutes halsted was shut down. there were some idiots that insisted on throwing fireworks...
11:46:33 July 10, 2004, Saturday (PDT) Source: andrew.stottsan.net
WWDC 2004
so i'm a day behind, cut me some slack... :) apple previewed some cool stuff today @ WWDC 2004. i'm most excited about spotlight and dashboard. if i've had one need lately it's better search, especially as my photo and music collection grows. (no, i don't use iphoto, thank you...
12:03:28 June 29, 2004, Tuesday (PDT) Source: andrew.stottsan.net
wow, that's some horribly hot acting
i was all excited for tonight's premiere of fox's north shore -- probably too excited. i mean, it is hawaii, and it is fox. and of course don't forget that brooke burns is on... but even though everyone was crazy hot, the acting was seriously some of the worst i've...
19:07:50 June 14, 2004, Monday (PDT) Source: andrew.stottsan.net
dirty ruben love
damn! will ferrell is hilarious. nice to see him breaking into a new discipline, too... check him out in "afternoon delight" on mtv.com... oh, and "if you don't think this song is the greatest song ever, i will fight you. that's no lie." stay classy....
09:29:16 June 12, 2004, Saturday (PDT) Source: andrew.stottsan.net
mazatlan photos
posted the photos from mazatlan tonight... they're all available here at photo.stottsan.net, and a select few start here are featured on my site. as usual, enjoy!...
23:32:56 June 7, 2004, Monday (PDT) Source: andrew.stottsan.net
what's the best airport food value?
for my cheddar, it has to be mcdonald's. i know, i don't even eat it normally. but at ORD there isn't any other place where you can pick up a meal and a drink for under $5. sure you can hit up wolfgang puck's, but you're lucky to get out...
23:26:48 June 7, 2004, Monday (PDT) Source: andrew.stottsan.net
pop kicks soda's ass!
ok, i don't know how it works out in terms of people but "pop" looks to hold the surface area crown, at least according to this map right here. why does the silly south insist on using "coke" when "pop" and "soda" make waaaaay more sense?!?!?! thank gawd the midwest...
18:14:44 May 26, 2004, Wednesday (PDT) Source: andrew.stottsan.net
OC in the 70's
ok, so it's wisconsin and not cali... but still, rachel bilson was on that 70's show tonight. fez is my new hero. awesome. oh, and if you haven't figured it out yet, this post was a complete waste of time -- i'm just taking a cooking break and had to...
18:27:39 May 5, 2004, Wednesday (PDT) Source: andrew.stottsan.net
remote encephalography my ass
jesus, alias has reached a new low. on tonight's episode the CIA needed to find someone but wasn't having any luck. however they did have a brainwave scan spit out by a wooden box (don't ask). no sooner than i asked myself "how the crap can you find someone using...
20:02:05 April 25, 2004, Sunday (PDT) Source: andrew.stottsan.net
is everyone getting served?!?!
jesus, you know catchphrases have reached their peak when they show up on south park... in tonight's episode the boys are playing in the parking lot when some punk kids come up to them with a boombox and get their dance on. needless to say, the boys get served! when...
20:48:38 April 7, 2004, Wednesday (PDT) Source: andrew.stottsan.net
firefox on tv
if you haven't noticed, i'm a geek. :) so of course i had to post when i saw firefox on law & order: criminal intent. i'm guessing it was firefox, although they didn't show the titlebar. since the episode couldn't have been shot that recently, it very well could have...
19:01:05 March 29, 2004, Monday (PST) Source: andrew.stottsan.net