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Sunday, December 31, 2006

Last post of the year

In Nebraska for New Years... thanks to everyone for a great year. I look forward to having another great year with all of you.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Merry Christmas (yesterday)!!!

We had a wonderful Christmas and Christmas Eve.. I'll let the photos speak for themselves (also experimenting with listing the videos on PicasaWeb, let me know what you think).
From Christmas Day...

If the album link is hard to pick out, here's another link to the album:

Blogger turns gold!
Since that is the blog site you are currently looking at, I thought a story about it coming out of beta was a nice add here. It's been a really nice experience using this site and I would recommend it to anyone.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Christmas is sneaking up...

Lot's of family coming in tonight... last night Carson was invited to a Cookie Decorating Party! He had a blast.

From CookieParty

Friday Funnies
Foxtrot isn't really a "web" comic, but today's strip is really good so I wanted to feature it.


Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Flyin' through December...

I can't believe that Christmas is in 5 short days... and the days have been short lately. We have Christmas letters made up and most mailed out, I will try to convert it into a web page as well. There is a phone number here you can call and hear a message from Santa that is different daily and Carson has loved listening to Santa after school. I just read a story about Santa using MS Live Messenger, that crazy Santa really knows how to keep up with the times.

This looks like something really cool to, have a free web meeting! Very cool.

Alright, it's time again for:

This week we have, How to make a Christmas card star... looks to be something very cool to do with all those really nice cards you get, rather than just making a pile with them.

What a very cool commercial/parody... and yes, I LOVE 24.

Monday, December 18, 2006

I hear sleigh bells

Santa's coming!! Everyone look busy!

From Christmas 2006

Jenni's parent arrive on Friday via car... Grandma Norton by plane. Then Saturday her brother flies in. Should make for a very festive Christmas. I'll be sure to keep the camera "loaded".

Thursday, December 14, 2006


So I slightly changed the look of the blog.. it was a little too "caffeinated" with those other colors. I also added another site to my link list, Paul Thurrott's blog, he runs the SuperSite for Windows which is a great Windows resource. I am very much enjoying his weekly podcast from Twit.TV with Leo LaPorte. Another of my favorites from Twit is Security Now with Steve Gibson... both are really great programs, I would recommend you listen if you have the interest in either topic.

Saw a great list of facts and ficitons from Wired... interesting to say the least.

I love this, I really do.... hahahahahaha

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

HumpDay upon us!

I have a work gathering today in Bloomington, so I'm making this entry short and sweet.... well, ok it's going to be short.

Still tired from last night, but none of the patches I put on required a reboot which was really nice. So let's get to the meat of our HumpDay programming.


How to drive a car in winter weather!
Great tip for all.

Ok, time for me to head out to Bloomington.. so I'll leave you with this very curious USB device:

Monday/Tuesday got by me

So it's 1am and I'm done patching my servers and workstations... if you know what that means and you haven't checked your machines for updates, do it now. If you don't know what that means, nod and pretend you know what I mean. (Patch Tuesday)

Sunday Carson went to a birthday party for his friends Katie and Maddie's birthday party (Their dad and mom I went to High School with, Charlie and Lauri). He had a really great time and there were tons of kids PLUS there was a clown (no, not Charlie).
From December 11th...

Oh, in that album is us making a GingerBread house with Carson after the Birthday party.. it was all fun and games until someone crammed their face in the icing.

So, let's skip the topic of the Colt's... I'm still mad about that thing some people called a game. ugh

Have you guys seen this search site? Talk about searching with attitude... I had a few chuckles but will stick with my google.

Dude!!! I TOTALLY WANT ONE OF THESE TABLES!!! Man that's cool.

It's late, I'm going to bed.. but first an important warning review for those lucky enough to get a Wii. Warning offensive language inside, click play with caution:

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Rare weekend post

Went to the Children's Museum on Saturday with the whole Indiana chapter of the family.... they have a holiday slide they put out.. here's Carson:

I put up a PicasaWeb album too:

From Xmas @ Childr...

Friday, December 08, 2006

Operating System

No post until now because I've spent all morning loading Windows Vista Enterprise (64 bit) on my desktop.

Things seem to be moving faster overall, thus far... time will tell.

Friday Funnies
This week, I bring you The Joy of Tech.

Have a good weekend.

Thursday, December 07, 2006


So my normal 25-35 minute commute turned into a 2 hour slow crawl of patience testing, brake stomping fun. Between the overly careful drivers and those drivers with no regard to other human life, it was quite the epic drive.

Pretty decent deal on a laptop over at SlickDeals... I would probably upgrade the video card and then price out upgrading the RAM to 2gb but otherwise looks like a decent offer.

I feel like this sometimes... heh

Like helping charities? Need some Mac Software? Let's combine those attributes into this wonderful idea.


That's all for now, possibly more later.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


Soooo, Wednesday eh? Well, I don't have much today so let's get started.

Microsoft released their first commercial for Windows Vista... I'm going to have to agree with the review, it is pretty boring. ho hum.

Carson and I got haircuts last night... I tend to take Carson to CookieCutters here because they have a slide, let kids watch a show while getting buzzed, and they let them sit on neat ride-on vehicles instead of normal barber chairs. Like this:
From Carson Candids

If you click on the album for that photo, you'll see I added a new album there called Carson Candids... I'll drop random photos of Carson in there from time to time that I really like.

This is a great tip for most everyone that has some amount of computing going on at home... How to improve your WiFi reception.

Ooooh! Halo 3 TV commercial looks very cool...

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Tired Tuesday

meh... I did get the pictures from this weekend uploaded though! Carson went to his cousin's cousin's birthday... yes, that's right, my brother-in-law's sister's son. It's much more simple to explain if you could see the white-board I'm pointing at. At any rate, he had a lot of fun and really enjoyed seeing Elmo. Happy Birthday Colin and thank you to Jill and Doug for a fun party.
From Colin Birthday

So yea, if you like Olive Stone movies and don't have many in your collection here's a way to bump your collection way up without spending a bunch of money.

More later? Perhaps.

GMail mystery solved!! So that's where they get it.

A holiday classic internet video as remade by Family Guy:

Monday, December 04, 2006

Blue Monday

Football disappointments abound this weekend... :*(

Huskers lose the Big 12 championship game... although they get the bid to the Cotton Bowl to play against #10 Auburn. Oklahoma goes on to play Boise State in the Fiesta Bowl.

The Colts lose to the Titans in what I will call an early Christmas present to Tennessee.

Yup... double whammy. At least my fantasy team is doing ok this morning (go Reggie Bush!).

Friday, December 01, 2006

Holy cold snap, batdude.

Wind advisories and temps in the 20s. I think it's snowing a little too. Yuck.

Read a great write-up on the Big 12 championship game... it is really nice seeing NU-OU playing in a conference championship that has important bowl implications. Even though both teams have changed dramatically over the years.


Perhaps something new starting for Friday's... I like comics and there are a ton of good web comics out there that even I haven't seen. Maybe I'll pick an episode every Friday usually from a new strip (I'll have to plug my favorites a few extra times, of course). We'll call it:

Friday Funnies
Today's feature is: Joe and Monkey
It's really a random strip which is probably why I like it. I look forward to sharing my findings.

Great stop motion video...