I'll give you $7.50 for the whole pile...
It's yard sale time in town. And for quite a distance in both directions. Stretching 450 miles from Northern Kentucky, straight through The Burg and well into Alabama, there's no larger collection of people trying to unload their crap on others outside of Disneyworld.
Be that as it may, it's fun to wander through and look at what people collect. Every now and then you actually find a gem among the detritus. Last year, we found a 1-year-old, mint condition, English show helmet for Thing 1 for $25.
I guess I need to get up a little early [……]Continue reading →
Back on the Case
Hey - waddaya know. I've recently been mildly chastised for not updating the blog in some time. (You know who you are, AMBM...) And I plead Not Guilty. Due to circumstances only slightly within my control, I haven't been able to log in to add/change/delete anything in weeks.
You see, the server on which this site is hosted was recently upgraded (wholesale) to a new version of the operating system which brought with it new versions of Apache, PHP & MySQL. Turns out there are changes in Apache that didn't recognize some directives that help this [……]Continue reading →
The Satellite Dish Revisited
Well - it works. And I'm not sure if I can be mad at the service provider or just at myself. I'm leaning toward them...
A week ago Saturday I got on the phone and dialed up their Customer Service number. A lovely recorded voice informed me that the wait time was currently over 30 minutes. I didn't have time for that at the moment so I decided to call back later, hoping for better results. I guess it's good to have a dream, huh?
I went about my business and, when later rolled around, I tried [……]Continue reading →
The Saga of the Satellite Dish
Living out in the suburbs of nowhere, it's pretty much impossible to get many of the same services that people in the "Big City" take for granted. Being semi-geeky, The most notable of these for me is broadband internet access.
The low population density makes it economically unfeasible for the cable company to hang fiber out that far and for the Telco to put a DSL repeater twixt us and them. So my only option is satellite.
Now that the house is done, we decided that we needed to get hooked back up to the net and, since we have decided not [……]Continue reading →
OK - so I can't seem to find time to blog every day. Or even every month. Such is my life. Get over it.
Not like anyone's actually reading this thing anyway... :-)
So here's the rundown on the major developments since last time:
The house is done and we have now moved most of our stuff from our storage unit into our garage. I know that I never posted the rest of the pictures but I realized at some point that I hadn't taken any for about 2 months and missed some significant phases in the process. [……]Continue reading →
Oldest domain names
I stumbled across this list of the oldest 100 .COM domains this morning and found it interesting in a "Hey-look-at-that-cute-little-nostalgia-over-there" sort of way. Two observations: (1) It's not a comprehensive list of the oldest domains. It's only for .COMs and (2) it only take into account those that are still currently registered (or at least were when it was compiled.) Still it's got a bit of geek interest.
Honey, I'm Home!!!
Wow - it's been a long time since I've posted anything. With all of the network changes at work (see below), I haven't been able to even look at the site - much less post anything - during the day. And I am jealous of my family time in the evening and try not to spend it all in another room with the computer. (Maybe I'll get a laptop with wireless once the house is done and so I can be around them, but until then...)
Anyway - and this is the aforementioned "below" - I've changed jobs and now [……]Continue reading →