Gettin' Busy

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Minor geek moment:

I’ve been working on this project at work where I want to read RSS (syndication) feeds and display them inside SharePoint Portal Server 2003. Thank goodness for RSS.NET. I was fearing I’d have to try to implement the RSS Bandit parser, and that’s just a little more than I was ready for.

Okay, enough of the geek moment. I may have to blog in more detail on that one later, though. I’m pleased with my work (it’s not done, but the stuff that is rocks), but most folks out there aren’t going to “get it.”

Sidetrack: A form just came through my cubicle and the shipping instructions on it said “Second Day Error.” Like that’s a new service FedEx offers or something - lose your package on the second day. No extra charge! Too funny.

I got my copy of the Alias Season 2 DVD set last night. Six discs this time. I’ll have stuff to watch while I’m on vacation at the end of this month. They have a $10 rebate offer where you get a refund for buying both Season 1 and Season 2 (which I did). Time to send away for that.

My mom called me up this morning because she was reminded of a funny childhood Christmas story about me. I guess they were sharing kid stories on the radio and she thought of it. Apparently when I was five years old I went to see Santa Claus at the mall. Santa was wearing a bad pair of rubber boots instead of the nice leather ones that quality Santas wear. When I got done, I came back to Mom and said, “That’s not the real Santa! Santa Claus doesn’t wear irrigation boots.”

She didn’t call that one in because most five year olds don’t know what irrigation boots are, so she didn’t think they’d believe her. I think it’s pretty damn funny, though.

I’ve been ripping all of my CDs into AAC (MP4) format so I can listen to them on my iPod. I’ve been working on it for a few weeks now and I’m only about halfway done. I’m doing it alphabetical by artist, and today I’m working on the end of the m’s. I’m glad I’m there, since that means most of my holiday music is done (love the Muppet holiday stuff!) so I can at least transfer that over to the iPod and get in the Christmas spirit.

I tried watching the Tracy Morgan Show last night and it sucks. I love Tracy Morgan on Saturday Night Live. I think he’s great. One of my favorite skits is “Brian Fellow’s Safari Planet.” But his new show is like… well, have you ever tried to watch The Cosby Show now that it’s been off the air for 10 years? It’s not funny. It’s predictable and tame. That’s what Tracy Morgan’s show is - predictable and tame. I suppose if I was sitting down with my kids and wanted something on prime time television that would be guaranteed safe for all of my kids, yeah, that’d be the show. But I’m not, so it’s not. Very unfortunate; I had high hopes.