Jay and Katherine are finishing up their packing before moving into a new house, and Jay just called to let me know that he powered down his end of the link. So as of noon today, the Transpalisades network is no more. It turned out to be a great network and a fun learning experience, … Continue reading Transpalisades, RIP
With just a few minutes to spare, David is 8 months old! View them in Gallery. It was pretty challenging this time, now that he's mobile he doesn't quite sit in one spot very long. Sure makes lighting difficult 🙂
Hi everyone, sorry for the blog outage that started around 11am today. The Comcast borg decided I didn't need an internet connection and unprovisioned my cable modem. But that was just the start of things. As you regulars know, I've been very annoyed with Comcast of late - from the flakey internet connection to the … Continue reading Blog Outage
Today we had such great weather that we decided to head to the 2008 Illinois State Fair with David. I figured he would only last a short time before getting tired, but instead he had a blast and we were there for nearly 4 hours. Click here for a photo tour of his trip!.
We just heard on TV that the upcoming season of ER is the final one! It's about time!
I did some yardwork this morning and made a little platform for the newly completed garden utility box to sit on - level even. Here is it, painted and in its final resting place. Some paint touch-ups are needed for areas not touched during the initial paint spraying. I like it, and Ana has starting … Continue reading Yard work
I'm sitting on the phone right now trying to get through to Comcast cable to ask them why my HD channels will be "available in a moment" but are all blank. Ana scheduled the Olympic opening ceremony to record and now it hasn't and we've missed half of it. And I guess we have to … Continue reading COMCAST, I AM MAD
I received the following response to my request for a replacement gear for my broken shredder Hi Eric, Unfortunately The OD700C has been discontinued. All stock of this item, including all replacement parts, has been phased out of our warehouses and is no longer available. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please advise if we can … Continue reading Response From Fellowes
Yesterday, an 800-core supercomputer beat a human player in the game of Go. First Chess, now Go. How about some CandyLand or Chutes and Ladders next?
Tonight I was shredding a stack of old papers when my shredder started making a clunking noise every few seconds. Curious, I just let it go and it got louder and louder until the grinders stopped spinning. The motor was still going, faster than ever actually, but the grinders sat still. Unable to accept that … Continue reading Shredder Woes