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The all new iPad

So I finally got my hands on my new iPad! I love this thing! After having the previous 2 generations I can say I am happy to have this one. The retina display is excellent and super sharp. The AT&T 4G LTE service with it is sick!

Sad that it puts my home Internet to shame…the software is gradually getting better which is making my days easier and easier. For quite some time now I have used my iPad exclusively for school notes and group collaborations. Easy, light weight, and works in sync with everything else. I can’t wait for them to finish rolling out iCloud through iOS updates and the next generation Mac operating system mountain lion. For most things it’s already a seamless handling of all my media but to build n that the rest if my files and data is going to be epic!

A sight for sore eyes

So guess what…I got my second eye surgery done! This time my right eye went under the knife to come out a success again! It’s going to be slow going letting my vision settle and mesh together but I can already tell a difference. It’s so much better now that they match! Just in time for summer it’s going to be awesome!

Spurs in the house!

At least a couple times a year I get to go to a spurs game and cheer on my favorite basketball team. Always score these same great seats and have a blast. This game was no exception. Starting of terribly and out of focus the spurs rallied and came back at the start of the second have to pull out a strong win! They never lose when I attend. ‘Just sayin’ Anyway as usual even the admiral was in attendance. Always nice to see the biggest support for our spurs.

I had a great time at the game and can’t wait for the next one!

Blast from the past :)

I happen to come across some images of me as a young one. I thought I would share a few with you and try to add more when I get a chance. These were taken in Germany where I was born. You can see my dad in a couple of the shots…super awesome i know. To top it off I even have one with my Karate Kid outfit! Started out as a karate uniform and quickly turned into my halloween outfit as well…haha. I know super awesome. Look at them red boots!! Ill leave it at that!

Halloween fun

Got to spend Halloween this year with Chad, Zahra, and Noah! Had a good time relaxing and giving out candy to the neighborhood kids. Best part of all I got to spend time with Noah who was in the cutest sweet pea costume to match his parents Popeye and Olive oil. Anyway, the little guy is just too cute to keep of this damn blog so here you go! 🙂

Steve I will miss you.

It’s a very sad and dark day for me to hear one of my idols in life has passed. Steve’s existence in this life has had such a profound influence on this world that most truly will never realize or be able to appreciate. A true innovator that saw the connection between art, technology, the future, and beyond.

A very bitter sweet day to think about how excited I am for the new iPhone 4S to come out in just a week or so. I know that what he strived for was making products that would change peoples lives. The one thing I owe a debt of gratitude to Steve for is exactly that. I can think of countless times where his products have made my life exponentially easier. To top that off it did it with style.

He had the ability to inspire like no one i’ve ever seen. I reflect on his 2005 harvard commencement speech and an interview he did on the secrets of life that will stay with me forever.

Steve, I will miss you. I wish you were with us now.

Football is here!

I have been waiting, wanting, needing, football here in San Antonio. I am a huge fan. When I heard that my university was going to start a team I knew I had to be all over it. Rushed out and got my season tickets, t-shirts, and yes even a foam finger…

Today was the inagural kick-off game for the UTSA Roadrunners. Playing to a record breaking crowd of over 46,000 people most by any NCAA startup. We went out there gave it our all and crushed the opponent!

A great time was had by all and a great start to something new and special!

What do you see?

One thing I have always wanted in my life was laser eye surgery. All my life i have worn glasses and just had a dream that one day I’d be able to see without them. Well, it isn’t always that simple. Some years ago and most recently a couple of months ago I was evaluated for laser eye surgery and found to be ineligible for it. Mainly due to being too farsighted the procedure can only correct so much before causing other issues.

Anyway, as luck would have it there was an alternative. Not exactly a routine thing but I was referred to a great opthalmaologist about what’s called Clear Lens Extraction. Basically it’s contacts that are inside your eye. The natural lens that sits behind the cornea is removed and replaced with a augmented artificial lens. At first, I was hesitant about it. But in the end decided to go ahead and do it! Kind of funny being a technical guy its just funny to think that I have new lenses in my eyes…like an upgrade! sweet! 🙂

So, I am happy to say I am half way there! I had one eye operated on (they do one at a time) and by in large parts a success! I’ll have to wait some time for this one to heal and probably wear a contact  in the other eye till it’s time. So far I am excited no more glasses!!

So many possibilities and little benefits I can now enjoy…sun glasses anyone? Can’t wait for the next one to be done!

Snow in ole San Antone!!

In the usual february freeze that blows through San Antonio, this year we got a little treat. We were brought snow! It doesn’t happen this far south. Only rarely has our town seen even this light dusting of snow fall. It had been so long since I ‘played’ in the snow. I was so excited I was outside in the freezing cold in the middle of the night enjoying it! Check out some of the pictures…

A holiday message.

On this Christmas Eve, I awoke to an awe inspiring Christmas state of mind. Filled with many happy thoughts and excitement for the new year. I wanted to take time and reflect over the past year and think about the future as I look to the new year. Let me start by saying I am truly grateful for the people that I have in my life. My family, friends, co-workers, and acquaintances i’ve interacted with over the past year. Without all of the love, support, and companionship each of you provided over the course of the past year I was able to achieve many great things. While I can’t deny there were just as many downs as there were ups. I had the strength to use the good and push through the bad like never before.

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