Just ignore the old computers screaming in pain.

An experiment in HTPC

An experiment in HTPC
I’m a bit of a computer nerd, but most of my experience is with older hardware(hey, nothing wrong with a 386…). I’ve built more recent PC’s from parts, but it’s not one of my strong points. I blame CompUSA for this whole thing. If that 500GB SATA drive hadn’t been on sale, I wouldn’t have ended up buy [...]

And some luck, for a change.

And some luck, for a change.
So I finally went in to one of the local Apple stores(Washington Square to be specific) and talked to someone at the Genius Bar. Showed them the busted iPhone, he took it in the back for a while. He comes back out, goes back again, comes back again a few times… And finally hands me a brand new iPhone. Sitting around for a few minutes wh [...]

And some more garbage.

And some more garbage.
OK, spending all night at the SLC airport was pretty lame. I bought a book and read halfway through it, ate some food, sat around half-asleep for most of the night. Finally got onto the next flight at 10am, with a stop in Boise on the way. Finally land in Portland, get out of the terminal, hop in the car, and close the door. *CRUNCH* Hmm, the [...]

Oh Noes! Airports suck

Oh Noes! Airports suck
Wow, why am I doing this. I never wanted to fly a commercial airline. But facing an 18 hour bus ride, it seemed to make sense. Stripped of my usual gear that the TSA is afraid of, I enter the Salt Lake City airport and head for the gate. Just my luck, it took longer to get here than I expected. I get to gate B16, at the end of the concourse o [...]

Yet Another Reason Why The TSA Should...

Yet Another Reason Why The TSA Should Not Exist
It was bad enough when it all started. Box cutters? I still don’t think they could have hijacked a plane with JUST box cutters. But whatever. Knives? OK, they are actually semi-dangerous. Miniature scissors? Come on, I can’t do much damage with a Leatherman Micra. Fingernail clippers? Now it’s getting insane. Shoe inspection [...]

Things that make you say “WTF?&...

Things that make you say “WTF?”
Yep, this is one of the strangest news headlines I’ve seen in a while. Groom Dies in Collision with Cow http://www.koin.com/Global/story.asp?S=6750108 (more…)

Changed Again

Changed Again
Yes, I’ve dumped drupal. It’s time to try out WordPress for a while. I like how it works on GeeksRUs’s site, so now we see if it works here. So I’m adding some old stuff in, I guess it doesn’t make sense to be posting stories about being buried in snow in the middle of July… Or fire stories from 4 years ago [...]

iManiac

iManiac
I got an iPhone! The 8GB model. I can’t believe I spent $600 on a phone. Goodbye, Verizon. Goodbye, Treo 650. I arrived at the Washington Square Mall Apple Store at 6:50am Friday morning. I was number 20 in line. Steve had arrived a bit earlier and was further up in line. The person at the front of the line had arrived at 10:30pm the pr [...]

You wanna screw that thing back on Ea...

You wanna screw that thing back on Earl?
Here I am, climbing my way to the Great Divide on Wolf Creek Pass. Lucky me – the weather is good, and the load is light. And I aint haulin no chickens!

It’s so deep…

It’s so deep…
Remember that huge snow storm that buried Denver? It trapped me in Albuquerque for a few days. Parked on a street in ABQ waiting for I-40 to re-open. A Swift truck stuck in the median on I-40 east of ABQ. A street in Denver on 12/22
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