Archive for March, 2011

Welcome Packet Received!

As I was walking to the door of the house today, I saw a box sitting there.  At first I thought it was something that Bryan bought, but it wasn’t for him, it was for ME!!!  That’s right, my welcome packet!   It came with a nice Audi portfolio, Audi pen and notepad, Audi travel bag tag, and the welcome letter.  Welcome letter included my commission number and the estimate delivery date.  I’m so excited!



While working on my new Citrix server project, I got stuck at a point where I published a new app and it would not launch.  I was going crazy trying to figure out why it was acting this way.  I finally figured out it had to do with the icon I was using to publish the app.  If the icon size was too big (aka too high res), somehow the presentation server will crash.  So I had to figure out a way to reduce the resolution of the icon without making the icon look bad.

I came upon this software called IcoFX ( and so far it works great!  Each .exe contains an .ico file and the .ico file can contain multiple resolution of the icon image.  IcoFX can extract the .ico file from the .exe and delete the higher resolution images that you don’t need.  So in my case, I deleted the high resolution icons and save the file onto my desktop as a .ico file, then transferred that .ico file onto the Citrix server and told it to use that file instead of the one in the .exe and it works!


Got Moved?

This blog got moved over to the MU site.  Not much difference that I can see, but it will help Smith IT in the long run because we can just let MarComm take care of creating the site instead of having us run a linux commmand to create a new instance of WordPress.


Let the European Delivery Experience Begin

I finally decided on getting the 2011 Audi A3 with the European Delivery – white exterior with tan interior.  I got 3% off MSRP along with 2.99% APR for 60 months financing from Audi which was the best part of the deal.  I was really concern with the financing as SECU was able to get me 3.49% and the last time I tried getting financing with Honda, they wanted to screw me over and was not willing to give me their promo of 4.99%.

I placed the order today (well technically yesterday since it’s 3AM) and all they asked for was a $1000 deposit.  Now is the waiting game to hear from Audi Europe for the next steps…

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