Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Stevan Pierce invited you to Airbnb

Stevan sent you $30 for your first trip!


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Re: Why oh why blogger?!

What about a pic too?!?!

On Nov 11, 2014 7:28 PM, "Stevan W. Pierce, Jr." <stevanpierce@gmail.com> wrote:

Trying to get my S4 to connect via text or MMS is no bueno. So will posting to my secret email address work. Let's find out.

Why oh why blogger?!

Trying to get my S4 to connect via text or MMS is no bueno. So will posting to my secret email address work. Let's find out.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Good coffee and food

Open 23 hours a day with great coffee, ample seating, and a non hipster crowd.

in reference to:

"Epoch Cross Street: ChesterfieldAddress: 221 W North Loop BlvdAustin. 78751Phone: (512) 454-3762Posted by anonymousClick here for map directions!"
- Delocator.net (view on Google Sidewiki)

Great coffee, great atmosphere, great people!

One of the better coffee houses in Austin; and, trust me, I should know as I drink a lot of coffee.

in reference to:

"Flightpath Coffeehouse Cross Street: 51st and DuvalAddress: 5011 Duval StreetAustin. 78751Phone: (512) 458-4472Posted by Glenda Carl"
- Delocator.net (view on Google Sidewiki)

Standard Fare

The coffee is not half bad, at least the free refills edition. The other items on the menu, coffee-wise are very good. The food is not half bad, something that I would not expect at a coffee house, at least in the US.

in reference to:

"360Primo Cross Street: Jollyville Rd.Address: 9828 Great Hills TrailAustin. 78759Phone: (512) 795-9292Posted by Anonymous Coward"
- Delocator.net (view on Google Sidewiki)

Out of business

Had the better coffee in the area, but went out of business.

in reference to:

"Trianon Cross Street: JollyvilleAddress: 4815 W Braker Ln Ste 540Austin. 78759Phone: (512) 349-7758 Posted by AnonymousClick here for map directions!"
- Delocator.net (view on Google Sidewiki)

So So

The coffee was good but the ambiance left a lot to be desired. It is in a strip center, which is not bad in and of itself; however, the lighting is terrible. The one saving grace is that seats on the inner courtyard slow down an already fast paced life.

in reference to:

"Texpresso Cross Street: RockwoodAddress: 2700 W Anderson Ln Ste 409Austin. 78757Phone: (512) 467-9898Posted by Jessica"
- Delocator.net (view on Google Sidewiki)

Not my cup!

The ambiance is not too bad and bands and/or movies on a regular basis are good...they even serve beer and wine. But their coffee leaves a lot to be desired and a hipster that works there always throws attitude.

Take your money and yourself, head to Genuine Joe and enjoy a cup of coffee from someone that smiles and means it!

in reference to:

"Thunderbird Coffee Cross Street: WoodrowAddress: 1401 W Koenig LnAustin. 78757Posted by AnonymousClick here for map directions!"
- Delocator.net (view on Google Sidewiki)

Good recommendation!

Good coffee. There are four different flavors/types out for you to serve yourself. You get unlimted coffee for a damn good price. If you get their travel mug, your refills are $1 for life. (It will be the best $10 you will spend and thank me for later.)

in reference to:

"Austin Java Cross Street: 12th and LamarAddress: 1206 ParkwayAustin. 78703Phone: (512) 476-1829Posted by Glenda CarlClick here for map directions!"
- Delocator.net (view on Google Sidewiki)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hmmm...Ides of March?

Sometimes I get the feeling that I am constrained more than I would like!

Speaking of the "Ides of March"...testing function of an additional photo via email to Blogspot.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Hmmm

Something is amiss with this app...does not update or feed from Blogspot.

Check me out!

<<...>> I was able to use my email to publish a photo to Blogger which then
went to Facebook and maybe on to Twitter...nerdy huh?!


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He's one bad ass mofo!

I am just coming to grasp with the social media and social networks that have grown-up like wildfire. It's interesting to me the amount of effort that people put into the technologies to enable such content...the contextualization or virtualization of environments into the etherworld.

We now have the technology to post those things around us onto the Internet and various sites that allow people to follow our every move, as if they were there. Case in point, the iPhone allows everyone to edit blogs, twitter, facebook, etc with ease.

Imagine a world where you are no longer private and everything is known about you...from different aspects of those around you.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year Resolutions

Hmm...I inevitably have New Year Resolutions (NYR) that do not come true because I do not try hard enough. There are numerous reasons that I could come up with that prevents these resolutions from coming true, but it boils down to me not putting enough time and energy into it.

So, what am I going to put on my list this year? What will I not accomplish by the end of the year? What will I look back on and say to myself that I should have followed through?

My NYR List:
  1. Dress better. I have always worn clothing that is not what someone who wants to get ahead in life wears. Case in point, I sometimes wear clothing that is not ironed or not very professional to work. I have often worn clothing that does not indicate my status in life, middle class white male in a white collar job. True, I am in the tech industry and the jobs that I have held did not necessarily require me to wear my best duds, but that should not have stopped me from dressing better.
  2. Communication. I need to improve my level of communication in my personal as well as professional life. Often I have failed to talk to my fellow coworkers because I could care less what they have to say or if they had any impact on what I was trying to do at work.
  3. Lose weight. I have a family history of obesity and a myriad of health issues that accompany being overweight.
  4. Exercise more. This dovetails into NYR number 3. I have often felt better after exercising and have fallen off the exercise bandwagon in the past...look where it has gotten me now. Overweight.
  5. Eat healthier. A recent trip to the doctor for my yearly physical showed that I have high triglycerides. In order to get these numbers down, I need to exercise, lose weight, and eat healthier. (I guess that goes without saying....but I had to say it so that I would realize it.)
I am sure that there are a number of other NYRs that I could list; this should do it for now...YEAH.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Missing Mail Icon Control Panel

This is the shit since I was missing my mail icon in the control panel...stupid Outlook 2007.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937763

Saturday, October 11, 2008

H.R. 1424: Title II: Section 211

As part of the economic bailout that was passed, House of Representatives Bill No. 1424, there was an inclusion in there for bicycle commuters. From what I understand, it is up to the employer to reimburse employees for said expenses; and, employees will be able to exclude said reimbursements for these expenses from their gross income.

See Title II, Section 211 at http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:HR01424:@@@L&summ2=m&

"(Sec. 211) Allows employees to exclude reimbursements for bicycle commuting expenses from gross income."

Several questions come to my mind.
1) Is this viable for the 2008 tax year?
2) What are the limitations of said expense reimbursements?
3) Should I get the Kestrel Talon or Felt B12? (My Christmas present may very well be getting here earlier than expected.)

Hmmm...wonder if HR knows about this?
Stevan

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Dell's Craptacular Support

I love calling technical support and being routed to call centers in foreign countries. It seems to me that the chase to the bottom has resulted in piss-poor customer service from major corporations.

Case in point, my dad has called several times to Dell with issues on his 1720 Inspiron. He has had the same issue several times; and, yet, the customer support systems do not seem to keep track of his issues, nor do they take ownership of the issues.....hmm, god bless dell!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Austin Distance Challenge

I was happy to see that the ADC web-site was up, http://austindistancechallenge.com This year Gerardo Flores, aka Jerry, and I are running against one another to see who gets the better time.

Last year was filled full of injuries and disappointment since I lost the race with him to beat the overall timing. I will say this, it was fun to run against him. He says that he is not a strong runner, but he pulled out some damn good times despite what he thinks to be bad running. I am hoping this year that I can run injury or relatively injury free; we'll see.

I am starting off slow by pulling out the biking and what-not as I commute to school. I think that this running season will be better than the last as I am preparing way ahead of time. Last year was a prepare as you run each race type of situation...hence the injuries.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

AT&T Uverse Issues

So, I signed up for this UVerse account with AT&T, which is supposed to be this miracle. The installation itself was a hassle, took 6+ hours, but seemed pretty cool...high speed Internet and lots of cable channels over the same line...reminds me of Timewarner Cable TV & Internet, except cheaper.

With the installation, I was supposed to receive a month's free cable as well as $150 back within 4-6 weeks. 12 weeks later I have not received the moneys, just thought to check on it.

I call in to check on the status and the initial person with whom I talked to seemeed like I was doing her a disservice by calling in and providing her with a job, to answer the GD phone. I was transferred to the rebate center where they were taking a number of calls, judging by the background noise...but the person was nice and pleasant to deal with. There was only one issue; she did not have me in their system for discounts. The call ended with me agreeing to have the AT&T customer service reps calling into the rebate center to do a 3-way call and take care of the rebates issues.

I eventually talk to customer service rep who not only knew her ass from a hole in the ground, but was pleasant to deal with as well. Come to find out that I was due a $100 back and the one month free service, instead of the $150 like the previous customer service person said I would receive. (I guess that is what hooked on math does for you.)

Needless to say that things have been "fixed". I need to check back in at https://rewardcenter.att.com/ with my AT&T account number to get the rebate...which is more than I really should have to do at this point. I feel that AT&T is not the best to go with when it comes to issues like this...guess they are banking on the fact people will not be so diligent when trying to get rebates back.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

`Jacob the Jeweler' gets 2 1/2 years in US prison

http://www.austin360.com/news/content/shared-gen/ap/Other_Entertainment/People_Jacob_the_Jeweler.html

Is it truly any surprise that rappers have gangster ties? What are we, stupid?!

I guess that we are...but one should not assume that gangster rappers are actually rappers...should we?

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