Me being a dork…

So we were in Las Vegas a little while back for my cousin’s wedding and Cisco was in town, so of course we couldn’t help ourselves when we saw the giant Cisco sign. Had to get a picture with it. Bryan got more adventurous than I did. But I like this one.  I added some…

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Rebooting a car

What the hell. We bought a Honda Insight this year for the long haul treks to work, what I didn’t expect was that the car would need to be rebooted. Seriously. I’m driving along and XM stops working. Normally I’m not really worried about it, but I was listening to something I really wanted to…

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I have a new addiction…

Not surprising I know, but I do.  I’m not great at video games, but I’m not the worst either.  I play my Wii and I like puzzle games… what surprises me is my fascination with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.  I played The Call of Duty series as a first person shooter single player…

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Happy Winter Solstice!

Today is the day!  Days start getting longer from here!  That means spring is on the way!  Wooooooooooo!  That also means just a few more months until I can ride my motorcycle again too! Now is the time to start looking at those seed catalogs!  Start planning for your spring garden…

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New photos

added some new pictures to the gallery… More campus graffiti Campus in the Spring Trip to RSA in San Francisco and something else, but I don’t remember what

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soooooo… about that whole suspend thing…

I put my NetBook in suspend mode yesterday evening so I could take it home and finish some work on compiling.  Yeah now I remember why graphical logins suck fanny. The graphical login is broken and just keeps reloading and reloading and reloading and reloading… well you get the idea. Needless to say, I’m reformatting…

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Living in a linux desktop

So I’m getting along fairly well with my Netbook and while I understand that I’m not going to find ready made binaries and happy little plugins for everything I would like. I’m also  remembering what a pain some things can be when installing from source. My latest adventure has been installing Pidgin’s OTR plugin.  I…

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Linux, my NetBook and me

I’m at an impass. I’m pleased with the way my NetBook is working with OpenGEU an yet I’m frustrated at the same time.  This is the first time in a VERY VERY long time that I’ve used Linux for a desktop.  It’s really come a long way since then and it’s very usable.  The problem…

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NetBooks and Operating Systems

I was a copy-cat a few months ago and bought a NetBook.  I got the ASUS EeePC 901.  it has a solid state hard drive and it’s about the size of a large paperback.  I love it and it worked great for me when I went to a SANS training at the RSA Conference in…

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well doesn’t that just figure…

I grabbed my rollerblades out of the closet this morning, so that I could blade the river trail after work today. As I went to toss them onto the truck seat a piece of plastic fell to the ground.  I didn’t think much of it, they’re old blades and I figured that I could just…

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