Posted November 21st, 2010 @ 11:34pm by Erik J. Barzeski
- PIT McDonald's bacon, egg, and cheese bagel (no sauce)
- In-n-Out Double Double (plain), fries, chocolate shake
- Fleming's Chipotle Mac & Cheese, Bacon Cheeseburger, and a can of Guinness.
- Ice cream bar at the hotel
- One plain Dunkin' Donuts glazed donut
- Most of a double cheeseburger from the grill room, some fries, Dr. Pepper
- Some Mexican restaurant (pulled beef tacos, beans, rice, cheese) Dr. Pepper)
- Beer Tubes of Guinness (drank less than a glass) at the Tilted Kilt.
- Starbucks juice drink for breakfast
- QC Cafe mexican sausage/egg combo with a tortilla shell, Coke.
- A steak place near the airport with pulled pork sliders, fried cheesecake, Coke.
The only place we wanted to go but failed to find time to go to: Heart Attack Grill. Maybe next time…
Posted November 20th, 2010 @ 09:11am by Erik J. Barzeski
The day began at 5:36am when my alarm went off. Due to the time change, this worked out quite well as we went to bed at about 10:30 or so.
I won't say a lot about the school except that a top-50 instructor in the world came out to observe us. He intended to stay for only a few hours, but ended up hanging out with us until 9pm or so. Awesome to meet him and spend the time with him, and even more awesome that he's so complimentary of us.
This particular instructor resigned his membership in the PGA twenty some years ago, and believes that the PGA has been headed down the wrong path for quite awhile now. I'm still intent on going through the process, but his opinion mirrors the opinion I've heard from others, too. It's interesting… and I'll leave it at that.
We had a great group of students, and a few were repeat customers who continue to get better.
Posted November 19th, 2010 @ 08:04am by Erik J. Barzeski
Today I'm traveling to Phoenix, AZ for a Golf Evolution golf school tomorrow.
Chuck Evans, a TGM instructor and one of the top 50 guys in the world, will be observing. Looking forward to meeting him.
We fly through Detroit on the way out and then Atlanta on the way home. I'm looking forward to getting some In-n-Out, hitting some golf balls in some warmer weather, and spending a good amount of time with the Titleist 910 D3 I've got to test out.
Posted November 13th, 2010 @ 11:44am by Erik J. Barzeski
Why, why, why won't Mac OS X let you choose which base station you connect to? The signal strength to my "Upstairs" base station is much stronger than to my "Basement" one, yet my Mac Pro (second floor) insists on connecting to the one with the weaker signal.
At times, my "Transmit Rate" will drop to 8 or even 1 in the AirPort menu.
Things have finally been pretty stable since the problems I had months ago - I'm not even going to link to all of those posts - but this one is a continual issue. Yes, it makes sense when you have a laptop and you move around, but why won't the Mac Pro either let me choose the base station to connect to or choose the one with the consistently stronger signal?
My other laptops will choose it from time to time (when I wake them from sleep while upstairs, most often - sometimes a few feet from the Mac Pro) and only seem to choose "Basement" when they're physically closer to the basement AirPort.
Posted November 10th, 2010 @ 03:04pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I don't know why, but the fireworks that come out of people's chests are both frightening and fascinating. I swear I've seen them somewhere before - I want to say on my Mac or something, almost like the old iMovie effects - but I can't quite place them…1
And if you want to look at something else in this video, the lip synching is terrible.
Most likely because they're original to this video.↩
Posted November 9th, 2010 @ 09:21am by Erik J. Barzeski
The lack of the side scrolling button. I used it for page up/page down universally and the two arrow keys above and below it were used for various things: back/forward in Safari, delete and go to next/previous unread in Entourage and Cyndicate, etc.
The number of buttons I've got has been reduced by two, and I don't like it. There's no easy way to replace page up/down and scrolling may take a lot of getting used to.
In fact, I like a few things about Mail. I like that keyboard shortcuts like option-delete will delete whole words. I like that emacs key bindings work. I like the extensibility (specifically Herald), and I like that the dock icon works, SpamSieve is integrated nicely, and so on.
Plus, Cyndicate is based on Mail, so reminding myself of some of the keyboard shortcuts is not as hard as I would have thought.
Update (2010-11-16): I like that I can paste screenshots from the clipboard (or any image for that matter). I like the way files are handled - I can drag from an email to an FTP client directly.