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Kanye Hands (B+B) from Gonzaga University

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Check out the newest Barats and Bereta movie on youtube. These two guys graduated from Gonzaga University two years ago. Kayne West just posted this mash-up on his website.

Enjoy,

Markus

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February 29, 2008 at 4:58 pm

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Macbook needs service AGAIN!

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Now, this is what I call frustrating:  I just got my MacBook back from repair and have now noticed that my keyboard and trackpad are completely shot.  I have to hammer on the keyboard for it to register anything and the mouse button hardly reacts at all.

You go through the trouble to send your computer into service because they made a production mistake and when it comes back from repair it is even WORSE!!

I mean, when am I supposed to do my work and USE my laptop?!  it is not like I just use my computer for a couple hours every day and could just whip out my typewriter during those times.  I AM ALWAYS on my computer, constantly working, writing emails, homework, etc.

Truly a frustrating experience!!!!  Get it right Apple!! Instead of making my computer look pretty and cool, how about making a product that actually works and hiring service people that fix a computer instead of creating even worse problems!!

Written by markusw

February 25, 2008 at 5:01 pm

Moved Blog to New Location

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Hello All,I have transitioned my blog to a new domain.  Please go to www.mweickenmeier.com from now on.Thank you,Markus 

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February 19, 2008 at 11:27 pm

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Macbook out of commission

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My Laptop is Broken!!

My MacBook  is currently in repair.  Apparently any black MacBook bought during the November 2006 timeframe received a faulty plastic case.  After a little over one year of usage the case had deformed so violently that my optical drive went haywire. What a bummer, I have so much work to do and no access to my files.  According to the “Genius” I should have it back by Friday. 😦

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February 15, 2008 at 5:03 pm

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Silicon Valley Trek

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Silicon Valley Trek – March 13, 2008:

The GAMP (Gonzaga Alumni Mentor Program) Silicon Valley Trek will lead a group of students from Gonzaga University to the Silicon Valley to explore career opportunities in the high-tech industry.  I am organizing this trip primarily because Gonzaga students are not on the radar screen of major corporations in that region. The Trek offers students the prospect of getting valuable face-time before employers, as well as key Gonzaga alumni and friends.

The goal in organizing this opportunity for students is threefold. This will give students the opportunity to explore as many aspects of local industries as possible, particularly focusing on the high-tech sector. Further, it will allow the students to broaden their understanding of available career and internship opportunities.  And also, to expand Gonzaga’s reach beyond Washington State to build valuable and meaningful relationships with the area’s key employers.

I am thrilled to be organizing this trip for students and the plans are coming together quickly.  I have confirmed visits with McAfee, Stryker Endoscopy, Intuitive Surgical, and Cisco.  We also will have an awesome keynote speaker.  Russell Bevan is the proprietor of one of Sonoma’s most premier Wineries, Bevan Cellars.

I will keep all of you posted on how the planning process comes along.  Please shoot me an email or comment if you want to get involved in the Trek.

Written by markusw

February 14, 2008 at 5:03 pm

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Check it out

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My buddy Chris Semke is updating his blog like a mad person.  Definitely worth checking out.  Click here

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February 12, 2008 at 5:05 pm

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