Every guy finds themself in a situation where they are challenged with a problem that requires tools, yet we don't tend to carry a tool box with us everywhere we go. Recently I was shopping at MicroCenter here in Houston, and I found a keychain multitool that I could see myself using almost weekly. Best of all it was only $10.99. Every guy needs to get one of these.
While everyone I talked to said it was excellent. I finally got a chance to go see it with my wife on New Years Eve. My personal feelings is it didn't hold up to the hype. Here is what I didn't like about the movie.
If you are a couple or single lady looking for the wildest NYE Party in Houston, then Head to the Ritz on South I-45. The reason this event is perfect for couples is they DO NOT allow single males to enter. This creates a fun safe environment so you and your significant other can party the night away without dealing with the typical Nightclub experience. Tickets are $150 / couple at the door, with doors opening at 8PM. This gives you access to their Dinner Buffet before 9PM. Champagne Toast at Midnight, with Balloon and Confetti drop from the second floor atrium. After Midnight they open a full Breakfast buffet including all your favorites. You still have to buy your drinks, but bottle services is available. Last time I checked out of the 30+ Bottle Service Tables, only 2 were remaining. This is an event where the girls can get away with wearing much less than they normally would for a night out. Full Access to the Poles and stages for dancing. There will be no strippers at the club this night. Its a full club takeover by the DesirousParty Group.
As mail servers get more advanced ways to detecting spam, spammers are getting more advanced ways to get through. I finally broke down and decided that enough was enough, and implimented my own nuclear option to fighting spam. Thus far its been extremely effective. This is not something most mail servers support, so if you want to do this, you will need to be prepared to write your own code.
Recently my family and I traveled back home ( Nebraska ) to visit family for the holidays. At times we have considered moving back to be close to family, but then we start to compare the two locals, and determine we are ok living just south of Houston. For those of you who ever wondered how the two places compare here is a simple comparision between the two.
One of my favorite foods is burgers. Over the weekend I discovered JAX in Pearland, Texas. Hands down the best burger you can buy in all of Pearland, and definitely a top 5 for all of Houston. They combine great taste, and low prices in to a mouth watering juicy 8 ounce Black Angus Beef Patty.
I ordered one Tmobile's new 4G LTE Cellspots in an attempt to help beef up my cellular coverage and signal strength. It arrived today. In this writeup I will chronicle my experiences with this device.
I have a UPS, but after a few years the batteries no longer held a charge, and I have yet to buy new batteries for it. That and with my Workstation putting it under a 500 watt load, it only gave me 10 minutes of power at best. So being I have had good luck with reliable power from my local utility I decided to not use it anymore. Then today I lost power. Naturally you loose power when you are in the middle of something important. Thankfully some recent purchases for another project saved the day. Here is my redneck solution to backup power.
Its that time of year again. The kids will go door to door soliciting for Candy, but Mom and Dad need to have fun too. So after the kids get back from Trick or Treating, let the sitter take over and prepare for a night of adult fun. The best Halloween Party for Mom to let her hair down is at the Ritz with DesirousParty.
Everyone who works on ASP.NET websites will eventually come accross this error. A generic error occurred in GDI+. This usually happens when trying to save a image file to disk. Something normal like handling photo uploads then saving them. In my case I was trying to lower the quality on 20,000 JPG images to about 75%. The problem I ran into was it wouldn't let me overwrite my image to the original location. There is a very easy solution to this.