Now that our network is up, I've decided to do a little upgrading. My new server should be delivered tomorrow and will probably end up replacing 4 old, old, old (think Pentium, Pentium II) machines running Linux. To the dismay of some I'm sure, this new server is going to be running Windows Server 2003. … Continue reading Server
For those of you bored from this topic, this should be the last in the series Now, where was I.. One fairly recent Saturday we decided to take my antenna off of the chimney and just point it down the road to the other person with a laptop and determine if there was any signal … Continue reading Victory (antennas part four)
After building the antenna mount, it had to be installed. On my chimney above my second storey roof. Now, I've been the first floor roof several times (think Christmas decorations, etc) without any problems; but that first trip (and second...and third.. etc.) up to the second storety freaked me out. Since Jay's such a good … Continue reading The roof (antennas part III)
In preparation for installing the antennas, we did a little research to figure out how hard it might be to aim them. Google Earth provided us the information needed to calculate the vertical angles the antennas should be sitting at. Below is a map of the two houses: We started installation on a Sunday afternoon, … Continue reading antennas (pt. 2)
This will probably span multiple posts, as it's a 7+ month long saga... Enjoy! It all started when Jay and Katherine started looking for a house and we joked about needing to have a network between them. There was so much we could end up doing - backups, shared media, games, voip, etc.. The more … Continue reading transpalisades is live!
Today was my first ever trip to Wrigley Field, and I'm very glad I was able to go. I've heard many people in the past tell me that it's a must-see and they were dead-on. It's no-frills. Just baseball. The simplicity was great. We (Ana, my dad, my uncle, and I) left Springfield at around … Continue reading Wrigley Field
After a long winter absence, baseball is back. I'm listening to the Cardinals wallop the Phillies as I type. Ahh spring. At 10am today, the Cardinals released another 45,000 tickets at the new stadium since they are ahead of schedule. I was lucky enough to be selected to purchase tickets and I bought 3 for … Continue reading Baseball’s back
More bad weather tonight in Springfield. My parents and I had just arrived on the west end of town when we heard the tornado sirens and the radio announcers explaining that a tornado was seen on the ground in Loami and was heading toward Springfield - putting it just a few minutes away from us. … Continue reading Enough Already!