I considered purchasing an XM radio to bring into work for a nice music selection, but worried about being able to get any reception since I'm on a North facing wall. Rather than buy one and find out, I have since started using the XM Radio Online to listen and it is working out nicely. … Continue reading XM Radio Online
The other day I realized I have what seems to be an ackward way of going about designing (at a high level) software. When presented with a problem (requirements, etc) that I need to solve, it doesn't seem like I really put my brain to work on it. I find myself putzing around, shufling papers, … Continue reading Software Design
As a software developer I've stayed far away from anything having to do with Active Directory. That's for the network guys! That's what I've always thought at least, until last week. That's when I began doing some research for an application's Authentication and Authorization system. I kept coming back to the Microsoft recommended approach of … Continue reading Active Directory Application Mode
I was able to finally get outside under good skies for the first time in over a month. I grabbed a few shots of Saturn that turned out pretty well, larger than my past pictures of the planet. Click to go to the gallery for this and a couple other new shots.
I made the call today and signed up for class. It starts in 2 weeks, should be fun and interesting.
Looks like I'm probably going to attend an astronomy course that the University of Illinois at Springfield is offering this spring. It's called Survey of the Universe, and meets only once per week, but sounds like something I may really enjoy. Ana already called around to get the details, all I need to do is … Continue reading Survey of the Universe
Last week I pushed Ana to get the same keyboard I purchased for both home and work. Her place of employment (most of you know where, but I shall not mention them) locks their machines down beyond belief, so she needed to send in a request to have the necessary microsoft keyboard driver, IntelliType Pro, … Continue reading Approved Keyboards
A special congratulations to Jay and Katherine, who were married on Saturday!
Several months ago now, I purchased a Canon Powershot A510 for use in astronomy. I selected it because of its Manual mode which allows me to control most everything about the camera. Overall, I've been very happy with its astrophoto capabilities, as can be seen in my photo gallery. I have since started using the … Continue reading Digital Camera
Took a little time today to upgrade the blog to the new WordPress 2. I wonder if my spam problems will improve at all...