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01/21/2004: "Music, Money, and Thanks"

music: Linkin Park - From the Inside; WMEA 2001 Choir - I Am the Ressurection and the True Life;
mood: High as a Kite (not strung out!)

Music:
I have found that even high quality MP3's reconstituted through a high quality player on my laptop into my stereo system simply cannot compete with the original CD. The weakest link here is, I believe, my laptop. I have tried similar tests using my desktop (with the audigy II platinum) and haven't been able to detect reasonable differences. My laptop, on the other hand, even with the volume turned all the way up, doesn't seem to output enough voltage to simulate a line out. Its plenty loud in headphones. I wonder how much line out is supposed to be?

Money:
I asked the CEO of T-Mobile for $4,000 today. Actually, he's going to give the information I gave him to his marketing department. I hope I did a good enough job on it to get something. Also, I gave similar information to Mr. Chaplin of Chaplin's Automotive Group, a contact that happened because of my mom, bless her. We'll see how that goes.

Thanks:
I finally got around to start writing thank you letters to the very nice people who hosted Scott and I while on our roadtrip. I am now awaiting more addresses to write more letters. People are good, life is great, and I am indeed blessed.


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