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Words with friends update - Android

I was super excited when this came out, however, the last few updates have made this game unplayable. I've been trying to play for several days now and all of my games have blank playing boards and scores of 0.

Today my wife asked me why I resigned all my games. 

I didn't resign any games. Come on Zynga, what's going on with this now?

Bike is Getting Fixed again

So I took my bike to the shop this morning rather than just buying a new battery so I can get my brakes looked at as well as to make sure the KIPASS system is still ok. While there it was pointed out that both my tires are at a point where they should be replaced. 

So here's the things that are being replaced right now.

  • new Bridgestone Battleaxe BT-023 tires
  • Yuasa Battery
  • OEM Break Pads 

I'm also having the dongle installed from a new Battery Tender, that was $39.00.

Motorcycle Battery woes

This weekend I went into my garage and checked the battery on my motorcycle, knowing that it would be low because I have not ridden it in a while. Several reasons that I haven't ridden include the fact that the office at work is STILL being renovated, the weather has been very wet here in Northern California and I don't have anyone close by to ride with.

So when I go in there, I press the key in, and turn the ignition on, flip through the dash computer to the battery status page and note that the batter is sitting at about 8.4v.

Photos from my birthday party

Jen
Jen and Stefano
Stefano
Karen and Jen
Matthew
Karen Laughing
Adam
Karen juggling

 Here are some pictures from my birthday "potluck".

I had a really good time, and am glad for all of those who were able to make it.

For those of you in the Silicon Valley who think I'm too far away, please keep in mind that Stefano and Jen live up in the Santa Cruz mountains, and Matthew came up from Merced.

New Camera Trigger, and Time to lose the Beard

Looks like this beard isn't coming in very cleanly, time to go ahead and take it back to just the Goatee/Van Dyke from my site picture above. New images coming soon.

The new camera shutter remote is working great, it's not to have the half-press focus and shutter release on the same button. Only problem that I see is that the remote receiver is designed to sit in the hotshoe, but the remote transmitter for my strobes also sits in the hotshoe and neither of them have a second shoe for the other.

Since the transmitter for the strobes actually uses the shoe, this thing is going to hang loose.

For $11.00 on Amazon, and the fact that it actually works as designed, I'm not going to complain too much.

Words with friends - Android

I used to have an iPhone, and would play this game with friends and strangers as well as my wife. Back in September, I switched to the Samsung Captivate Android based platform, and this is the only app that I wish was ported when I switched. There was an announcement that the app would be coming to the Android platform.

Well, my wait is finally over. I just installed "Words with Friends Free" from the Android market published by Zynga with friends.

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