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How about them Lakers Huh?

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I know, I know. I haven’t blogged about the Lakers since the season ended and actually since even before then. I’m sorry. I’ve just been going crazy over this bike riding thing and incorporating it into Word Press, the way I want to incorporate into WordPress.

Anyways, onto the Lake show. I was really surprised by Game 1. No it wasn’t the fact that Kobe had a horrendous night, because he has one of those every now and again. What surprised me was the fact that Kobe realized he was having a bad night.

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Bike Riding…

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So, on the suggestion of a colleague, lets call him, Jay, I have decided to take up bike riding. The goal of which is to be able to ride my bike to work. I figure this way, I can get my exercise, because we all know I need to lose a few, without over exerting myself. I mean bike riding is more fun than running, right? Plus with the help of my handy dandy Mio c310x GPS, I can keep track of how much I’ve ridden and track my progress.

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Guess who’s back….

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OK, so we are back up and running. This may once again be a temporary thing, but I’m testing a few items. This site is now hosted on 1and1, but the my mail server is still with the old company. I’m going to be testing over the next few days, but it all looks good so far.

New Changes are:

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Server Downtime

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So, I don’t know if anyone is reading this, but just in case you are riveted by my every word and are just waiting for my next post, I just wanna let you know that I’m gonna be moving the site to a different server. Hopefully this will also involve moving to WordPress since it has more features that I want to incorporate. So the site will be up and down for the next 24 hours or so, so be patient and i’ll be back ASAP. ‘Cuz, I know you’re all just waiting for my next post 😉

Maybe I should criticize more…

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So after I tore into the Lakers last week after their loss to the Blazers, how do they respond? By winning the next 3 games by easily beating the lowly Clippers, playing a decent game against the Hornets and clamping down and soundly beating the defending champion Spurs. Is Phil reading this blog, you think? I said their team defense needed to improve and in all three games they did an excellent job. Sure, the Hornets clawed back in the second half, when they started getting lazy, but that’s human nature. When you’re up by 30, you relax. I’m sure it won’t happen in the playoffs. Once the playoffs start, Kobe knows he’s close, and will go for the kill night in and out. Hopefully he does it playing team ball and not My Ball!!

This is supposed to be a championship team?

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So the Lakers lost again last night. To the Blazers, in Portland again. I think that’s their 6th loss in a row up there. And it wasn’t even close. The Blazers had an wide open layup line, even with Gasol in the middle. How do they expect to compete for a title, which most of the national pundits have said is their’s for the taking, if they can’t play consistent defense night in and night out. I mean sure, the Blazers have come a long way from their ‘JailBlazer’ days and are an up and coming team, but they are still in the lower echelon of teams. There is no reason the Lakers should be down to the Blazers by 18 at any point.

Their lack of defense is so bad that players are routinely getting highs against the Lakers. Aldridge got 16 boards(season high), and Roy, despite being dropped by Lamar, got 12 assists, a career high. But the real shock was 3rd or even 4th option Channing Frye. Yes, that Channing Frye given up on by them Knickerbockers. He was killing the Lakers early and ended up with 22 points and 11 boards. And all three of them had double-doubles.

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No wonder Micro$oft is King

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I love open source software. In fact this blog is open source (kind of). For those that don’t know, open source software is software whose source code (or the guts of the program that you can’t see) is open and available to anyone who wants it. Normally they edit it change it and redistribute it. And the best part is that it is usually FREE for regular users who don’t know how to write such programs. And especially for a wannabe computer geek like me, its great because I can play with, mess it up and still have support from the community, all the writers of said program.

So I finally decided to give OpenOffice, the biggest open source competitor to MS Office a whirl, since I needed to do a database and wanted to learn something new. A buddy of mine did it in Access in about 10 minutes and it looked good. So I dowloaded OpenOffice, all 175 megabytes of it and installed it. I started playing around with Base (their version of Access) and got nowhere. I needed to take some numbers, like dates and distance, and make a simple graph. I wanted it to plot out how many miles I rode a certain day, depending on data I input into a form. So I design the table and the forms, and then set out to do a report with a chart.

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