It's been a great day. Merry Christmas everyone!read more
Miscellaneous update this week.
I recently got a Rio Karma portable audio player. This tiny thing is great; 20G hard drive, it plays OGGs, and generally is everything I wanted in a portable music player. It did require some extensive ID3 tag renaming, but nothing that couldn't be handled by …read more
I've got Fedora Core 1 installed on my IBM T20 now, and it doesn't really seem all that different from RH9. There are some new things that I want to play with; namely the laptop support (supposedly caches i/o things) and ACPI.
The laptop support will be kind-of difficult …read more
I guess the house will stand.
Not too much has been going on recently. [Brady] and I got my Ham Antenna (a dual-band Comet SBB-5) mounted on my car last Monday. Now I just need to get my radio mounted. I think I'll mount it in my 2nd DIN in …read more
Jump up and down and curse.
Then settle down and call the mechanic ;)
I went down to start my car today around 11:00 (EST, now ;), and to my surprise, it did absolutely nothing! No click, no crank, no noise whatsoever. To make matters better, I couldn't get it out …read more
Yep. So, today was a nice day off just baking potato chips (mmm.. potato chips). Worked a bit more on the deck, too. The edges are all finished now, and we have the 4x4's up for the railing. Steps have been put up since I last blogged, too. Jeez - it's …read more
Just a Birthday announcement for Dennis, Tiff, and Michele. Happy Birthday everyone!read more
Yes, it's time to redo the look of my website again ;)
You'll probably find broken links, if you do, please email them to me. I've moved my articles into a database now (finally; the guy that loves databases and still has flat files laying around) and reorganized my downloads, so …read more
Chants and Incantations; that's the best way to run a networkread more
Another version of everybody's (well, [Brady]'s and mine anyway) favorite graphing software, NetMRG, has been released! This is mostly a features and bugfix release; FreeBSD support has been improved, Group History Navigation was added, Graph titles and options were added, an user preferences are notable. Enjoy!read more
Well, I figured out one reason my radeon 9600 pro doesn't work in linux; the AGP driver doesn't work with the Via KT400 chipset in Redhat 9! Apparently linux kernels < 2.4.21 don't recognize the chipset and won't load the agpgart driver; I'm recompiling 2.4.22 right now …read more
Yeah; the SE T616 is just too new (so the sales rep says). The best he could do for me was \$219, which of course I'm not paying right now. I guess we'll wait..read more
I should know by now that installing a new motherboard isn't gonna be simple.
I picked out the Asus A7V8X (w/ SATA & Firewire) and an AMD Athlon XP 2600+. Seemed like an awesome combo - until I tried to boot. After much unjoy (no POST or screen), I decided to plug …read more
I guess there hasn't been an update here for awhile ;)
In case there's any doubt, I'm married now, and got back from our honeymoon a couple weeks ago. Unfortunately, I ended up getting pneumonia, so that kinda kept me down for awhile. I'm finally getting over that, so things should …read more
This is my first time back online since Friday when I left work. Tiff and I have been moving pretty much all weekend (except for Saturday afternoon/evening when we were at Brett and Ann's wedding). We have a good deal of our stuff in the house now; just need …read more
When I was at the house yesterday, the appliances were in, the drop ceiling was in place, the carpet was laid, and the brick was done. I imagine today will finish up the siding outside, and hopefully the electrician will come and finish wiring up the applicances and coax. Some …read more
Well, the wedding's getting pretty close. By this time in two weeks, I'll be married. Pretty exciting
The house is coming along very well. Most of the plumbing is done; all the sinks are in, and almost all the trim work is done. The mason had started also; not sure …read more
Since [Daniel] complained that I didn't update recently..
The house is coming along great. Hopefully the mason came today and did the front brick (it's been raining about every day for the last couple weeks). I've got vinyl flooring, most of the trim, and cabinets in place. [Brady], [Dennis], and …read more
Well, the house is coming along rather well. We have siding on 3 sides; the walls have one coat of paint, and the vinyl is due to be installed on Friday. Things seem to be moving well there.
What I don't like is how much cable looks like it will …read more
I wasn't sure what category to put this in; It's both code and deals with my life.
I've gotten a basic photo album online, and it seems to work fairly well. I intend to add more features in the near future (and make it prettier ;) like thumbnail caching; a mid-level …read more
It's here, it's here, it's here!
What? You don't know what it is? The Canon Powershot S45, of course!
And lemme say; this thing takes awesome pictures. They're so big, and crisp; and the on-screen histogram -- awesome! And the size? Awesome! The smoothness of the lcd? Terrific! (you thought I …read more
Well, got duo upgraded again. This time to RedHat 9. There were some minor difficulties getting services running again, but overall I think things went pretty well.
AFAIK, the only service currently not running is the MSN Transport for Jabber. I'm not even sure if that affected anyone. [Brady] had …read more
Well, the house is moving along well; I have a second floor now (and some bathtubs - woohoo!). It shouldn't be too long before it's under roof. Getting excited now :-D
I finally found an image management system that I would like to use, so you all can look forward to …read more
I hate waking up irritated. I mean, it just throws off the whole day. It's 9am, and I'm so irritated I don't know what to do.
For some background, we have this T1 to a customer that's having problems (taking CRCs) - so I call Sprint to report it. I tell …read more
Well, it's been a long time since I updated this. I've noticed that I often update in bursts; then take a long break (like a month). Not that I'm saying I'm going to change it, but I am aware of it ;).
Tiff and my house is coming along pretty well …read more
I finally figured out what the problem with my slow booting win2k partition was; it all started after installing SP3. The old drivers for my promise controller were incompatible w/ SP3, and thus unhappy. The old drivers were v 1.60 build 33; to get the new ones to work …read more
I went to the viewing for my High School classmate, Hannah Showaker. I can't believe she's dead; she was only 24, and a great person. To see that, you only have to know of where she died and what she was doing there: she was in Indonesia teaching English to …read more