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06/27/06

  05:53:07 pm, by The Dreamer   , 79 words  
Categories: General

It's fun - try it - everyone's doing it

Link: http://luvisflame.livejournal.com/2005/04/05/

  1. Grab the nearest book.
  2. Open the book to page 123.
  3. Find the fifth full sentence.
  4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
  5. Don't search around and look for the coolest book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.
Silesia (n. medical)
The inability to remember, at the critical moment, which is the better side of a boat to be seasick off.

From: "The Meaning of Liff", by Douglas Adams & James Lloyd

06/26/06

  04:26:57 pm, by The Dreamer   , 106 words  
Categories: General, Travel

Getting closer to Manhattan, Kansas

Link: http://www.countrywidevans.com/

....I've charged my deposit on the move.

Now, I'm waiting to hear back when my actual move out date will be and the window of when my move in date is.

Hopefully, enough notice so I can find a one-way airplane ticket to get me there in between the two processes. And, start living in an empty place. Though I expect it to be better living in the empty place there than the empty place here. &#59;D

Still lots of do in packing and other preparations....and maybe start looking at change of address notification.

Also need to sort out some time to say some good-byes :..(

06/24/06

  10:25:33 am, by The Dreamer   , 2145 words  
Categories: Digital Photography, Hardware, Software, Computer, Momitsu V880N, Wireless/iPhone, Travel, VoIP, WiFi, AppleTV, PDA

SanDisk Cruzer Micro (2GB) w/U3

Yesterday I bought one of these from Best Buy. I had been on the fence for getting one for a while, since floppy drives are starting to get scare and CDs aren't practical. And, there'll be times where using the Internet be an option, either.

But, it came down to size for price and convenience. I have an iPod Shuffle, and I do have most of it set aside for space...but I never actually use it for data, because it isn't all that practical. I don't like the music part of it that much and having to deal with a cap that I can lose reduces my desire to actually carry it around.

During my recent trip, I got to thinking that there should be some way to better synchronize the data for RoboForm between my computers. And, read about GoodSync and later the Pass2Go product. Seemed the way to go with this might be a USB Flash Key, and possibly one with U3. Even though U3 isn't Mac, but then RoboForm isn't available for the Mac yet and I don't currently own one yet. But, I'm contemplating one to replace my old laptop....inaddition to the HTmac, I've been talking about building

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06/22/06

  04:00:00 am, by The Dreamer   , 645 words  
Categories: General, Travel

ARGH!!! Hotels Suck!

>:XX

At least the last two hotels that I've stayed at do.

Last month, I stayed at the Ramada Innn in Manhattan, KS. Where early in the morning there was a power outage, and the clock was blinking afterwards. If it weren't for the fact that it was a noisy building, that suddenly became very quiet, I wouldn't have known and could easily have missed waking up in time for my job interview. >:-(

This time around, I'm at the Holiday Inn in Manhattan, KS. Where some time during the night there was a power outage, and just now I noticed the clock blinking. This building is a quiet building, so I didn't notice it. I have no idea what prompted me to get up and glance at the clock, but it was a good thing that it happened. Because the actual time was about 15 minutes before I had set the alarm to wake me. So, I can catch my early morning flight back home. :##

I used to carry my own clock radio w/alarm....but I had stopped, to help cut down on weight/space when traveling (and staying in hotels), especially when trying to get two nights worth of clothing into an overnight bag, and since hotels are supposed to have alarm clocks in them. The other reason is the pain of trying to guess what might be a good radio station to wake up to. But, looks like I'll have to reconsider this. :**:

Should not that both hotels used alarm clocks that could've had a 9V installed to provide backup power.... :??:

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06/20/06

  01:37:30 am, by The Dreamer   , 56 words  
Categories: Stuff

A9.com > SiteInfo

Link: http://a9.com/-/company/help/siteinfo/index.jsp

Being bored while staying up all night until my early AM flight....I got to looking at the stats for my website.

Noticed something trying to access siteinfo.xml, and wondered what that was.

Turns out it is the A9 Toolbar....so for grins :>> I have created a siteinfo.xml for a couple of my sites.

06/19/06

  02:54:53 pm, by The Dreamer   , 172 words  
Categories: Stuff

Unexpected Great Service!

Link: http://www.selectcomfort.com/

A couple weeks ago, I noticed that I was missing a couple of segments on my pump (wired) remote. The bed is only about 20 months old.

After ignoring it for a while...one night I got the urge to go online and see if Select Comfort could do anything for me. I filled out the online form and waited....and waited.

And just as I was about to give up that I just have to live with it....because the it is just a couple of segments missing from the singles digit, and there's enough working ones to tell if it is either a '0' or a '5'. But, then I get an email today. 88|

It informs me to be expecting a replacement pump unit coming in the next 5 days by UPS and a prepaid label for the return of my defective unit in the next 10 days.

Only problem is that I'm in the process of getting ready for a big move, but hopefully I'll be around to make this swap....

"I'm a 35" &#59;D

06/18/06

  01:57:15 am, by The Dreamer   , 73 words  
Categories: Hardware, Computer

Guess Summer is here....

....because backups are failing on my computer with device errors.

Last year I resorted to point a fan at my tape drive, but the cheap consumer fans just weren't designed for 24/7 operation....so they don't seem to last more than a year.

And, I've been holding off buying fans with a move coming up.....(though I did buy one this year, because it was starting to get pretty toasty sitting my the phone....)

06/17/06

  01:16:56 pm, by The Dreamer   , 96 words  
Categories: General, VoIP, AT&T DSL

I now have a Manhattan, KS phone number

Link: http://www.privatephone.com/

Using this interesting service that gives me a voice mail only number. Well, I could upgrade to software VoIP...but I'm not looking for that right now.

Interesting question is do I still need to get local phone service after I move to Manhattan, KS? Probably, since it'll probably be a requirement for DSL....

But, at least now I have a number that locals can reach me through.....and a sort of solution to the fact that I apparently won't be able to get Manhattan, KS numbers for the VoIP services that I currently subscribe to.

06/12/06

  11:56:01 am, by The Dreamer   , 576 words  
Categories: Stuff, Software

BackOffice Hack to help deal with Trackback spammers

While, I didn't get hit by a lot of new trackback spam overnight, and it wasn't that hard to deal with in the ordinary way. I got to thinking it would be nice if there was some report that I could look at with recent trackbacks to my site, and then apply my back office antispam techniques to.

Where techniques are traditional 'keyword' antispam and the 'byip' hack that I had previously added to my setup.

Full story »

06/11/06

  08:42:32 pm, by The Dreamer   , 508 words  
Categories: Software, Computer, BOINC

PageFile fustration

Link: http://www.computergripes.com/windowsxp.and.me.html

Ever since I started running Yahoo! Widgets and lots of widgets, memory has been really tight on my system. And, early on I got the low VM warning. So I had bumped my pagefile settings to 3 times memory.

Today, I got back into processing shows into DVDs, and I got the low VM warning again. Scratching my head....I went to bump the pagefile settings again....except I noticed that it wasn't using my settings.

After dozen or so reboots and various other hair pulling....I decided to plug yet more key words into Google to see if it would shed some light. Never would of guessed that it was a really old problem and that it was related to the Norton AntiVirus 2004 that I have on my computer.

But, this was it:

He was using Norton AntiVirus 2004 (version 10.0.1.13). The computer where I noticed this problem was also using NAV 2004. After a few days, he noted that the "fix" is still holding. Specifically, turning "Auto-Protect -> Advanced -> Load Auto-Protect during system boot" on and off is sufficient to re-introduce and then to clear the bug (the failure to honor page file changes across a reboot).

Now I have a pagefile of 4095MB....should be plenty of VM. Though someday I'll up the machine to 2GB of memory. No immediate plans to upgrade yet. Probably gonna wait until Vista before I do, if I do....

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