Monday, May 31, 2010

Dinner at O'Charley's in Akron

Zombies in Boston

Chickens in Boston
Video from Boston

Taken by the Iphone.

Ryan and Brian's Trip to Boston

Friday, May 21, 2010

The Geekiest Thing I Ever Did

There are three computer operating systems, MS Windows, Apple Mac, and Linux. I was reading that installing Linux on older machines give them new life. I happened to have an old laptop in the basement, just sitting there gathering dust as Windows XP really made it cumbersome, so I thought I would give it a try. Leo Laporte, technology broadcaster, said that you are not a real geek unless you have installed Linux.

Installation was simple, just install the CD. The problem was that it would not connect to our wifi network. That actually took me a couple of hours and typing strange codes that I had no idea what they meant:

~$ lspci -vvnn | grep 14e4
~$ sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb wl
~$ sudo modprobe wl
:/bcmwl/$ sudo dpkg -i bcmwl-kernel-source*

Well, you get the idea. Anyway, I booted up and there was our wifi network. The computer is running great, much better than it ever did. Guess I am officially a Geek now.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ryan and Brian got iPhones

They have lots of apps on them and really like them.

Isn't it amazing how AT&T was predicting this technology back in 1993 with these Tom Selleck ads?

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Betty White Hosts Saturday Night Live

Here is the opening monologue. I heard she was terrific.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Cedar Planter Boxes for Ryan and Brian

Ryan wanted me to make her planter boxes for her herb garden on her deck, so I built these three yesterday out of cedar wood. This is the first time that I ever used cedar as I have always made things out of pine and treated lumber. Cedar is a really gorgeous wood. After I finished and powerwashed the boxes, the beautiful wood grain came out on them. The wood is three times as much, but well worth it.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Sprouting After A Week