Seems like I managed to have a fairly productive night. I finally got the photos of Virginia Beach uploaded (but not labeled) as well as the photos of our recent trip to Cowan's Gap. My family also had a birthday party for my Papap Warner this past weekend - his 81st …read more
My first politcal blog post. That has to mean something.
Have you seen the news about the bill recently passed into law? I just happened to stumble upon a blog mentioning the Military Commisions Act. This basically throws out anything about habeus corpus, and possibly the Geneva Conventions. And reports …read more
Since I've been hiking a bit more recently I've gotten it into my head that I should be GPS-tagging my photos. Unfortunately, this isn't easy since the camera doesn't have any way of putting the location tags into the photos itself. Pretty much the easiest way to do it is …read more
The phone is working pretty well so far. It's definitely a lot thinner and lighter. The display is extremely clear and bright. The biggest thing I've noticed so far is that some actions require going through menus more than I would like, but I'm starting to find shortcuts through most …read more
Tiff and I spent the evening showing off the pictures that we got. Unfortunately we didn't get to be on a 4D ultrasound machine, so we just got normal fax-paper quality pictures. Still, the whole experience was great. We got to see the baby moving for the first time, and …read more
Woo-hoo! Appointment is at 14:00 - I'll post back when everything's taken care of.read more
Unfortunately, I made a bad choice with the Sony Ericsson s710a. It's just too big. Fortunately there's an alternative with a much more attractive alternative, but it breaks my ties with Sony Ericsson : the Samsung SGH-T809.
The current plan is to re-flash the unit to the SGH-D820 firmware which will …read more
Last Saturday there was a raffle held to benefit Fire Companies 15 (West End) and 49 (South Newton). Overall it was a big success, raising a bunch of money for both companies. I was in charge of the registration process - mostly.
In the beginning (almost a year ago) I thought …read more
Tiff and I had our 17 week prenatal visit last Thursday. We got to listen to the baby's heartbeat again and the doctor told us it was in the 140-150 BPS range. We also had a pleasant surprise - the Chambersburg Hospital does have some of the newer 4D Ultrasound machines …read more
Got home tonight and got gas for the lawn mowers so Tiff and I could mow the weeds for the first time in 3 weeks (the grass is all brown - it really was just weeds). We then went over to the South Hampton park and walked a mile and a …read more
Sorry - guess all the space shuttle stuff is getting to me ;-)
Thanks to a recent deliver of one ATI X300 w/ s-video output, my HTPC seems to be running. I'm currently watching The Polar Express through Xine, but there's a lot of configuring to go.
The display is currently pretty …read more
Well, I made my decision. I'm killing my desktop.
I swapped Thor's Athlon 64 mobo with Manfred's Athlon XP motherboard under the assumption that the 64bit stuff will be put to more use in the PVR. That went fine (Thor was still FC4 - i386 version :-/). The problem came when I …read more
So, I'm trying to figure out what to do about my dead Xbox. Well, not about the dead Xbox, but about not having a PVD. The problem is I don't have the hardware laying around to build a PVD/PVR/DVR. Unless I use something I already have - like my …read more
Tiff and I made a small purchase this weekend.. a 2001 Coachman Clipper travel trailer.
We managed to get pretty wet at Raystown this year. We had at least one thunderstorm every night this year (except Saturday). Friday night it literally rained all night, and started dripping on us around …read more
My bike has been in my Dad's shed for quite awhile now. Quite awhile. I think it's time for me to get it out and use it a bit.
The first thing it's gonna need are tires and tubes. I remember that getting them isn't a great deal of fun …read more
Well, it still tries to force the bcm43xx driver in place, but at least I can rmmod it and modprobe ndiswrapper without things getting wacky. I'm going to try to get the bcm43xx driver loaded up w/ WPA and see if it works at all... here's crossing my fingers.read more
Figured I need to throw a ton of stuff out there, since it seems like so much is going on.
Last Tuesday (the night before my vacation to Raystown) I had a trustee meeting at church. I had no clue what was going on, but I was supposed to go …read more
We spent the weekend running around all over the place. Saturday we had a birthday party for Gabe Burkholder at Adam and Shanen's place where we got to see a bunch of people we hadn't seen in awhile (some of them very pregnant!). After that we went to my parent's …read more
Due to comment spam, I've had to disable trackbacks. I don't think this is a big problem for anyone; the technical implementation was really bad. I don't have any approved trackbacks, but 1,938 non-approved trackbacks - all spam. This should hopefully slow down the flood of 'approve this comment!' emails …read more
[Brady] and I managed to find N3MMH in a little over an hour today using a 3-element yagi we built yesterday (and finished this morning) out of an old TV antenna. Not bad! Of coruse, that means we have to be the fox next year...
In other ham-related news, I …read more
After a FC4 glibc update a couple weeks ago, I've found that yum updates stopped working. When I went to debug it, I eventually found that the "lesser" programs like ping and ftp worked, while the "higher-level" programs didn't; like curl, wget, ncftp, and yum.
I tracked this problem back …read more
Yeah, I did get my car back last month. Really should've blogged about that awhile ago :-/
Got my first "Genius of the Day" award yesterday at work. Made me feel good, even if it was just a small suggestion for a change to how the customer sees stuff.
I got …read more