Wednesday, December 29, 2004
Thursday, December 16, 2004
My wife, Morgan and I decided to venture out to Wal-Mart last night. We went there to "stock-up" items to get use past the New Year. This trip is similar to the "It's going to snow" scrabble every time we almost have a winter storm.
Lot's of toilet paper and apple juice are purchased. I wonder how much apple juice we have purchased in the past year. I imagine the number is shocking.
Don't forget, it's not to early to get those New Year's resolutions in order. It will be a little sad this year since Dick Clark won't be in Times Square.
Monday, December 13, 2004
Thursday, December 09, 2004
Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Monday, November 22, 2004
Sunday, November 21, 2004
We are trying to get a house started and framed up before the snow, ice and extreme cold starts. The only problem....the rain. It's usually rainy in November with due to the changing jet stream here. But it sure is depressing. I mean, we can't even get a full week without rain.
Friday, November 12, 2004
Naturally, the Gigaset M34 USB also functions like a conventional ISDN radio adapter, which provides computer connection to the ISDN basestation for cordless Internet surfing.
To enable the Internet telephone function, the Gigaset M34 USB comes with the respective software from Skype*. Just connect the Gigaset M34 USB to your computer. It will pass the telephone signals from the Internet on to your Gigaset S645, Gigaset S440/445 or Gigaset C340/345. So you can make calls with your Gigaset S44 or Gigaset C34 handset instead of a headset and enjoy perfect quality of service. ..."
".....Itanium, which debuted in 2001, has long been rapped for failing to gain a level of market acceptance proportional to its high design costs. The latest news signals that Itanium will at least initially be left out of a server market that has gained increasing sway in the computing world....."
If I could only get FreeBSD to cool my AMD laptop properly I would be very happy.
Thursday, November 11, 2004
It seems that the original developers of WinAmp have decided to leave the sinking ship. I didn't even realize that WinAmp was part of AOL. But it is.
Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Building a Web Cluster with FreeSBIE by Alexander Prohorenko -- If your high-availability solution involves lots of cheap, identical machines, perhaps booting from a LiveCD is the right choice. For the BSD crowd, FreeSBIE may be the best LiveCD option. Alexander Prohorenko demonstrates how to build a custom FreeSBIE CD while putting together a cluster of web servers.
Monday, October 11, 2004
Thursday, October 07, 2004
"This is a Web Site written by its users, people like you and me. Anyone can change any page or create new pages!"
So why is this so cool. We I work in an industry that requires that we keep track of a lot of little bits of info. Wouldn't it be cool if all of my fellow team members could enter and correct other team members documentation for our department?
I think it's a very cool thing....(More to follow)......
Wednesday, September 29, 2004
As a kid I always viewed the library as the ultimate place of leaning. School was to confining and at a young age I figured out that school in general was not really a place of learning but a place of conformance. A system, just like paying your taxes or driving a car. The library on the other hand was a place of pure knowledge or entertainment.
If you are a 12 year old and your interested in splitting the atom, there was no one there to tell you that you wouldn't understand the subject. You looked up the subject in the card catalog and started looking at books on that subject. As simple as that.
As I got older and had disposable income and transportation I fell in love with the book store. Here I could own the same volumes that I could only examine for 2 weeks at time.
So tonight I went to the library. While the building and smells hadn't changed any I found one this missing. The card catalog was no longer in it's little drawers. No, I looked around and found that the card catalog storage boxes had been turned around and are now used as display tables for art or the book club book of the month.
I have to say I was a little embarrassed to ask where the cards where and I didn't. I found the data terminal. Well don't let me sugar coat it, a Pentium 166 running a terminal emulator giving me access to an IBM database sitting on some AS/400 somewhere in the state of Illinois.
It still worked the same, look up the book find the Dewey Decimal number and find the book, but for some reason I was sad the the little cards where no longer in use. I signed up for another library card and will make it a point to visit the library again.
Thursday, September 23, 2004
Monday, September 20, 2004
I've seen people with shaved heads before I just have never seen them doing this at work. I know I've been in a hurry in the morning to get to work but I don't think I would ever have over looked shaving my head. Or was this just a football bet gone bad?
Thursday, September 16, 2004
Tuesday, September 14, 2004
Thursday, September 09, 2004
They have now started to comb the desert.
Tuesday, September 07, 2004
Normally the way things work, is we get to specialize in our field and run our little projects. But 1 week out of every 4 we are the jack of all trades and the weight of all those users sit on your shoulders. Sure you can get people in the group to help you out. But for that one week you are riding the rocket and all of your regularly scheduled problems are put on hold.
Wish me luck, I didn't get much sleep last night. But I can't complain as those paychecks continue to cash.
Monday, September 06, 2004
It dawned on me that what I sometimes consider a device of torture, others see as a magic carpet.
Friday, September 03, 2004
Currently I'm obsessing on a couple "Holy Grails".
2. Satellite/Wireless technologies
I will post more on these later. I'm a little pressed for time.
Thursday, September 02, 2004
No, I'm not going to call the Cell provider and complain. They get reports every month on the towers and how many calls are dropped.