Weekend Update

This is one of the most frustrating weekends that I’ve had in a long time. It all started Saturday morning, it was raining and nasty outside, and i had this huge list of things to be done. Oil changes, new tires, storage building etc. First stop the tire store, 1 tire for the mustang $300. Damn. Next stop renew storage
building lease. $400. Damn. Oil change , only $30. I’m going home now no more spending today. So I’m setting there on my Win2k box surfing along and tweaking things, i had just installed SyGate Office network sharing on it and had NAT up and running. Then IE starts acting weird, randomly opening windows, opening things in the wrong windows, etc. So a few reboots fixed that. Everything is working once again, although i still miss the fact that I can’t do video capture or use my CDR under it. Sunday comes and i decided i was
going to by a Sony Digital Video recorder that uses TiVo service. So i find an online place that has it and get it into my shopping cart and crash its gone. Damn. Then i get the great idea that i can just build my own i have everything but a TV Tuner card. Off to the store i go. Then i get back and it doesn’t work under Win2K, although its supposed to, but it mem dumps every time i try to use it. Fuck this, off with Win2k, on with Win98 again. Now it gets even more fucked up, because it won’t even let me install it under Win98. I’m starting to get pissed off now after wasting my Sunday its about 10:30 at night now. So i left every thing as is and I started thinking about putting linux on that box. I looked up info on the TV card, supported, Sound Blaster Live, supported, Prophet DDR, supported. Looks like I’m good to go. So once i get done backing things up tonight I’m putting linux on it. But the PCI modem was not supported, and its a PCI only board. No problem I’ve been wanting to setup a linux router anyway. So I got the .img and loaded up an old 100mhz box , booted it and it didn’t recognize the damn network card. So i tried 3 different ones that i had around and no luck. Today I’ll be picking up a new one, and get that going. What a frustrating weekend.

Life Update

Well its been one of those last few days :). I’ve been extremly busy at work, and i can’t tell anyone about the project I’ve been working on. But it will all come out soon. Other than that i’ve been trying to learn Dreamweaver and been working on some fan sites for Dark Angel and Freakylinks. I did get my Whoop Ass Energy drink in today also!

Weekend Update

Well what a busy weekend I had. I rebuilt my better halfs computer, added a new board and a 600mhz Duron chip. Now she can really check that email ;). I added a 30+ gig Ultra 100 7200 RPM HD to my box. I fixed 2 boxes for some
friends. Thats it for the hardware. On the software side. I installed OpenBSD on a box again, so i could get a little more comfy with how it all goes together. I cleaned up my game box and installed Win2K on it with just a few minor problems, but i got them all worked out. I moved all my video capture equipment to one of my notebooks that was not getting used for much. Then I started cataloging my CD collection. Wow its a bigger job than expected, i’m still not done. I picked up the book Heavy Weather, some how i’ve never read it, and the new issues of Linux Journal and Linux Magazine. It was a very busy day Sunday. Now on with the week!

Weekend Update

Well i really took the weekend off. I went back home to country and stayed in the woods hunting and shooting my guns. Didn’t even turn on either of my laptops and just did a little email on my Revo. Now its back to being a geek 🙂

Life Update

Life is finally getting back to normal now. I realize that deadlines are made to be
broken but the projects move on 🙂 I spent the day at the Lotus Notes Super Human Software Tour. I found out a few things about web development under the Notes Designer that i did not know. So over all it was a good day. Then i’ve been doing hardware stuff all evening. I first fixed a box and installed Win98 for a friend. Next my better half’s computer broke. Looks the the mother board finally bit the dust, it was old, its only a email station for her no big deal. Now i have a reason to get a new duron and board to play with 🙂 Next up on the hard ware list are a couple of IBM thin clients i got in a auction. I hooked them up and they weren’t working, roaming around on IBM’s sit i found the manuals, and found out the ram was missing. So i added that and they booted. Now i just need to install something with a thin client server like Citrix or Win2K terminal server. More hardware needed, but not tonight. Next up an old p100 i found. Its working so i go through the stack of hard drives and find a nice one. Now i’m building a BSD box and watching Battle Bots (ripping it to mpg of course). Back to work!

Life Update

Its been one of thoose weeks. Project deadlines looking me in the face,
unreliable vendors providing part of the project, etc. Needless to say
it looks like the deadline is going to be missed since they can’t deliver.
Now for Plan B. 🙂

WeekEnd Update

Well i had another exciting weekend. I left friday and head up to Northern Oklahoma to a powwow. I camped out Friday and Saturday night. The
powwow was great. I enjoyed getting out of the city and into the quiteness of the country.

Weekend Update

I went out of town for the weekend it was really good to get away, and the fact that i had DSL in my room didn’t hurt 🙂 . The main focus of the trip was to goto a wedding. We ran by the mall also and i picked up Cowboy BeBop Vol 1 Session one and Ghost in the Shell DVD’s. When we got back and check the mail i had my order of food from Tastybite.com. Its most Thai food that
I ordered. I spent some time there and love there food. Well that sums it up.

Life Update

Its been another long couple of weeks. I’m currently waiting for feedback from 2 of my projects and still working on a couple of others. My projects at the office are becoming very intense and getting closer to the deadlines daily. I’ve actually had time to play some Everquest this week, only a couple of hours but its been over a month since I played. I have a lot of travel on the weekends coming up, so i’ll be short on time once again.
Well thats it back to work.

Life Update

So what all have i been up to this week? Well I still have to much todo at the office with a major project milestone coming up in a few weeks.
At home i managed to finish one of my major consulting projects. Started another major project and a couple of minor ones. I’ve did a lot
of travel over the weekend and from the looks of it I’ll be out of town the next 4 or 5 weekends. Just staying busy 🙂