Archive for September, 2008

Need to renew home insurance too

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Check with all state and the rates are better. Need to check with my current insurance to match their rate. AllState also has better coverage.

Termite insurance

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

We finally decided to use chemical tech of ga as their ratings in kudzu is so good. They agree to lower their annual inspection from $165 to $155, but initial treatment remains at $659. They’ll cover up to $1 million including structural damage.

Called AllState after work and they’ll provide home insurance for $496($437 if car insuranced with them at the same time).

Sleep study

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Yesterday I slept at Total Sleep Diagnosis to do a sleep study. I was hooked up with lots of wires/electrodes and belts. During sleep, I was put into a pressured air tube. Main reason is to see if I have sleep apnea.

Driver License Renewal Experience

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

I drove to beaver ruin road and had my driver license renewed. It took about over an hour during lunch time. My suggestion is to bring your pen as pens are fixed to desks and you need to be in line to get a pen!

If you are a green card holder Georgia DOT have their own interpretations now, that is, your expiration date becomes your exam/renewal date, NOT your birth date any more, which in my opinion is not following the law.

First federal law says that you have the same rights as citizens only you cannot vote, that’s it. Georgia law says your expiration date can not exceed your authorized stay. Neither of them says GC holders will have exam date as their expiration date while citizens always default to birth date as their expiration date. What’s the big deal you ask?

1) This is your right;

2) You paid the fee which covers until your birthday(which WAS your expiration date) last time when you renewed it. You are now double paying the time between your current exam/renewal date and your birthday if DOT so interprets;

3) It is important to have your birthday as your expiration date so you can easily remember, just like tags. (I ma going to renew them too, I’ll see if I was treated differently again)

So I went to DDS web site and filed a report like this:

My new driver license was assigned an incorrect expiration date at your 2211 Beaver Ruin Road DSS center. My green card expires in 2018. According to the law, my new driver’s license should expire to the maximum of my stay authorized so it should be my birthday in 2013, but it was assigned to 9/17/2013. The expiration date becomes the exam date, which has been always my birthday. I talked to the examiner and she said non-citizens will default to exam date instead of birthday, which was not true according to the law.

Can you correct my expiration date to my birthday in 2013 and mail me a new driver license card with new expiration date at my home address? Please email to MYEMAIL AT (email contact is preferred) and let me know. Thank you!

And here is the receipt from DDS website after I submitted the report:

Customer Feedback

At DDS “We C.A.R.E.”, so please tell us how we’re doing!
We need your feedback to assist us in continually improving our level of service to you.
Please select as many of the following options as you need to provide your input to us.
At least one selection is required.

Please do not send personal information such as passwords or social security numbers via this form. If you need specific information regarding your driver’s license
please contact DDS by phone or in person.

DDS would like to thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and recent experience with us. It is through customer feedback that we are able to determine our strengths and our weaknesses and improve upon both. THANK YOU!

I will look and see what they would say about this issue.

myvidoop: privacy policy

Friday, September 12th, 2008

It looks like myvidoop is serious about data privacy. Here is what in their web site I copied today:

Privacy Policy

Vidoop is committed to helping you control your online identity and personal information. This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Vidoop does not own or control, or to people that Vidoop does not employ or manage.

A. Personal Information

Vidoop cares about the privacy of our users. By agreeing to the terms of service, you are consenting to submitting your personal information to our central system in the United States.

Vidoop will not submit individual user information to any third party, except when required by law or explicitly permitted by that individual user.

Vidoop is an online identity provider. Therefore, we store and transmit personal information to third parties as directed by users. By using this service, you explicitly permit Vidoop to submit your individual user identification information to third parties as directed by you.

Vidoop does collect demographic information, including without limitation, zip codes, gender, IP addresses, internet service providers, referring vendors, and browser identification. By agreeing to the terms of service, the user consents to the disclosure of this information for limited purposes such as providing this information to advertisers and improving the service provided by the Site to users.

B. Cookies

Vidoop may send one or more cookies - a small file containing a string of characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. We use cookies to improve the quality and security of our service by tracking user trends. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some Vidoop features and services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

C. Private Information

Your information is stored on our servers located in the United States. We treat data as an asset that must be protected and use lots of tools (encryption, access codes, physical security, etc.) to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure. Third parties do exist that attempt to intercept or access transmissions and private communications. We work to minimize these threats using additional and better tools than other identity providers; yet we cannot eliminate the existence of third parties who may be able to penetrate even the best systems.

How to login to cvs in linux as a cvs client

Friday, September 12th, 2008

[usr@svr dir]# cvs -d :pserver:cvsuser@cvs:/usr/local/cvsroot login
Logging in to :pserver:cvsuser@cvs:2401/usr/local/cvsroot
CVS password:


set export CVSROOT in .bash_profile in your root directory:



cvs login

cvs co ProjectName

Yes, To Your Fullest

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Live to your fullest, love to your fullest, keep your life experiences to your fullest, that is what this blog is.

Years pass by, maybe only this blog can survive.

Love this world, do all and everything to your fullest…