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

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stechico/2431232915/

kanyeuniversecity.com

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