Memos from April 2008

Grand Theft Auto 4 is Out Today!

Seems like Grand Theft Auto IV is out today. I played the ear­lier ones for just a cou­ple of minute or two… as Jevon would get mad for dis­turb­ing his play time lol

Any­ways, I might check it out and give it a try. It’s just inter­est­ing to see what cre­ative peo­ple put into their work—it’s a nice source of cre­ative juice other than watch­ing movies/commercials, read­ing a book/magazine, or check­ing out pho­tog­ra­phy work.

Last but not least, be sure to check out this cool time-lapse video of the Offi­cial Box Art Unveil­ing below. You may also click here for the HD-quality and/or down­load­able ver­sions.

When Will I Get My Economic Stimulus Payment?

We’ve all been asking/telling our­selves: “damn, I can use some extra cash right about now.” Well, your prayers and requests have been answered as the Gov­ern­ment will soon be send­ing some dough your way:

A. The Trea­sury Depart­ment will make pay­ments start­ing in early May. Early fil­ers, espe­cially those who choose direct deposit, will get their pay­ments first.

If the IRS fin­ishes pro­cess­ing your return by April 15, you will most likely get your pay­ment based on this sched­ule. If you choose direct deposit, this means your pay­ment will arrive on May 2, May 9 or May 16. If you do not choose direct deposit, checks will be mailed between mid-May and mid-July. For this ini­tial batch of stim­u­lus pay­ments, the pay­ment date will be based on the last two dig­its of your Social Secu­rity Num­ber. [Updated 3/19/08]

But be smart about with what you do with it—or, just save it. To give you some more info on what this whole ordeal is about, you may check out the following:

Use a Single Mouse and Keyboard Between Multiple Computers

For those that have a lap­top and a work-station or desk­top PC/Mac, we are often faced with the ques­tion of how to fit and work on both on our tiny lit­tle desks (but that’s prob­a­bly just me). Any­ways, if you haven’t heard of Syn­ergy+:

Syn­ergy lets you eas­ily share a sin­gle mouse and key­board between mul­ti­ple com­put­ers with dif­fer­ent oper­at­ing sys­tems, each with its own dis­play, with­out spe­cial hard­ware. It’s intended for users with mul­ti­ple com­put­ers on their desk since each sys­tem uses its own monitor(s).

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Glow in the Dark Tour

Kanye West, co-starring: Rihanna, N.E.R.D, and Lupe Fiasco

Awe­some show. I went to the San Jose HP Pavil­ion one this past Sat­ur­day, 4/19th. Too bad I missed most of Lupe’s. Oh well, I guess I just have to roll and see him in a smaller venue.

Any­ways, this is a dope show/concert to go to—well worth the money and time. I scored an awe­some 4-star VIP tix and sat Front-2, Row-10, Seat-14 right dead-smack cen­ter and aisle.

Every­one was on point w/ their per­for­mances… and didn’t say the wrong city =) (I read that Kanye said “Seat­tle” up in the Sacra­mento Arco Arena show 4/18th)—no love for the Kings haha