Archive for July, 2007

Online Payment Portals

Monday, July 9th, 2007

Doc points out people are having trouble with the AT&T Wireless and Washington Mutual account management / payment portals. I haven’t had problems with the AT&T portal yet, but I’m having similar issues with Bank of America since they purchased MBNA. Online payments not making it through, bills not showing up in my mail, and various other online features not working. Luckily I’m killing off that credit card now that BofA gave LinuxFund the boot.

Why is it so hard to get these portals done right?

Blackberry Ressurected

Monday, July 9th, 2007

A few bucks on Ebay, (1) torx screw driver, and a few hours of tears later…

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The screen on my blackberry has been replaced, and is now good as new.

On a separate note, disabling comments gallery2 appears to have resolved my load issues for the moment.

SCALE Status Report Week of Jul 2, 2007

Monday, July 9th, 2007
  • Provided report to SCALE chairs a list of roles and responsibilities for each committee.
  • Discussed website priorities with Matt.
  • Reviewed and paid June 2007 bills, updating financial records accordingly.
  • Held community IRC meetings (logs to follow)
  • Further progress on Westin contract was delayed due to Jul 4 holiday, will follow up Monday Jul 9.
  • Began contacting media sponsors for SCALE 6x.

Movies to watch…

Monday, July 9th, 2007

Mike just sent me a list of movies he has to watch for a writters seminar hes taking later this year. I’ve seen most of these, but I added a bunch of them to my netflix queue. The excersice is for him to watch each movie and identify what about them makes them “great”.

I’ve marked the ones I’ve seen in italic. The rest I’ve added to my list to watch.

* A Beautiful Mind
* About Schmidt

* Accidental Tourist, The
* Adaptation
* After Hours
* Alien
* Amadeus
* American Beauty
* And Justice For All

* Artificial Intelligence

* Babel

* Being John Malkovich

* Big Chill, The

* Brokeback Mountain

* Carnal Knowledge

* Casablanca

* Chinatown

* Crying Game, The

* Deer Hunter, The

* Departed, The


* Diabolique

* Die Hard

* Empire Strikes Back, The

* English Patient, The

* Farewell My Concubine

* Fight Club

* Fish Called Wanda, A

* Godfather I & II

* In The Realm Of The Senses

* Jaws

* Kiss Of The Spider Woman

* Kramer V. Kramer

* Last King of Scotland, The

* Law & Order

* Leaving Las Vegas

* Life Is Beautiful

* Little Miss Sunshine

* Million Dollar Baby

* Mystic River

* Mrs. Soffel

* Ordinary People

* Parenthood

* Piano, The

* Pulp Fiction

* Queen, The

* Reservoir Dogs

* River, The

* Sex and the City

* Sideways

* Six Feet Under

* Star Wars

* Streetcar Named Desire, A

* Talented Mr. Ripley, The

* Tender Mercies

* The Terminator

* Terms Of Endearment

* Trading Places

* Unmarried Woman, An

* Verdict, The

* Wall Street

Gallery Spam Bots

Monday, July 9th, 2007

Looks like the gallery spam bots are DOS’ing my site.  I disabled comments and the rss feed via redirects in hope of stopping it.