From Facebook on January 05, 2014 at 09:24PM

Not quite Jack Sparrow, but I think we pulled of the Pirate thing…

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on January 5, 2014 at 9:26 pm

From Facebook on December 14, 2013 at 06:20PM

Okay, who brought the Jell-O shots in the breakable containers?

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on December 14, 2013 at 6:21 pm

From Facebook on December 07, 2013 at 09:51PM

A Russell Peters Christmas! #Eatyourheartsout #newxmastradition

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on December 7, 2013 at 9:52 pm

From Facebook on November 18, 2013 at 11:48PM

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on November 18, 2013 at 11:49 pm

From Facebook on November 02, 2013 at 12:50PM

Hmm.. What to do for lunch today?

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on November 2, 2013 at 12:51 pm

New Tires for the CR-V from NTB

I have a 2009 CR-V.

Yesterday I decided to replace the tires at NTB (National Tire and Battery) and elected to buy some Cooper Discoverer LSX Plus tires.

I went to register the tires on the Cooper site and found that I have 3 with one DOT code  (UP2Y 1BT 4111) and 1 with a slightly different code ( UP2Y 1BT 4211). I’m pretty sure that this is fine. It tells me that the tires were made one week apart and that they were made about 2 years ago.

What I’m concerned about though is that my receipt from NTB shows a DOT number of UP9H CL7 1513. This tells me that they are claiming to have sold me a set of tires that was made a little less than 3 months ago.

Am I going to run into issues over this? i.e. if the tires decide to pull a Michelin and fail prematurely I suspect that this will affect any pro-rating that I receive.

Any advice on how or even if I need to do anything about this?

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on July 4, 2013 at 11:04 am

Back in the saddle again

I kind of dropped out of much of the social network scene with the exception of trying out Yelp! and FourSquare’s “Check-in” features. Those proved to have some value by actually providing a free dessert here or a discount there.

As for the value of living one’s life online, I see great value on sharing your escapades, trials and tribulations with your family and friends – especially those who are geographically separated from you. But I balance that with the privacy and safety of those with whom I may share time and experiences.

Not to mention the challenge of being a professional in a large company and projecting an image that is consistent not only with my current career state but also with any and every other career movement that I may make both within and possibly outside of my current place of employment. Who knows what I’ll be doing in 15 years. The only thing I know for sure is that these posts will still be available in *some* form over which I can either wax nostalgic or cringe that I thought it would be a good idea to post that publicly.

That said, forgive some dummy posts I’ll be making shortly as I test some unifying software. While facebook seems to be the primary portal for communicating with folks, it is terrible for use as a repository. I can’t find anything I liked in there or anything in the newsfeed that I thought was interesting in the past to save my life. So I’m trying to make a two-way tie between FB and my personal blog where postings in one consistently end up in the other.

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on April 6, 2013 at 1:53 pm