Archive for the 'Computer Stuff' Category

Upgrade and stuff

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

I just upgraded the site to WordPress 2.0. It seems to have gone well. During my venture up north to visit my sister and family, I was able to log some wireless access points along the way. Due to some vehicular issues on the return trip, a different route was taken, netting an even more […]

Thanks Norton

Sunday, August 14th, 2005

Thanks a lot. Mostly for fooling me into thinking my network adapter was bad. Hey, it’s time to update this stagnant thing. What is happening, hmm? Well, I went to Minnesota for several days last month, and didn’t take many worthwhile pictures except for these. While in the state of 10,000 lakes, I also did […]


Sunday, May 29th, 2005

Yeah, OK, so today is the day I notice that the comment form on posts here isn’t working at all. I’ve been forced to switch back to the default WordPress theme. Maybe I can find one that’s more appealing and works properly with 1.5 eventually. Today we returned from helping my sister and her family […]

Hard Drive Woes

Friday, May 20th, 2005

While attempting to remotely access my main home computer from here at work on Tuesday, I was rudely greeted by Windows’s “You have unplugged or ejected a device without stopping it” dialog, saying that my 200GB hard drive I use to store media had somehow been disconnected. I attempt to reboot my machine remotely, but […]

Scum and Villainry

Monday, April 11th, 2005

Here’s some crap I’m going to talk about. I finally did my taxes yesterday (Telephilefile). My refund is going to be around $280. That’s about what it was last year. Maybe I’ll buy something with it. Speaking of buying something, on April Fool’s day I bought a new monitor. It’s nice not having to deal […]

Smooth as wall

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005

So far my experience with SmoothWall Express has been quite pleasant. I installed it on my third computer in order to replace my aging and malfunctioning Linksys router. Apart from a brief brush with a network card that apparently no longer works, it’s been running quite smoothly. That computer became available because I bought a […]

I need to update

Sunday, March 13th, 2005

Here’s something possibly worth mentioning. I have just purchased IceCast server hosting at MediaCast1. Right now I’m just streaming my regular playlist, but very soon this will be used for something much bigger. The stream is located at (and, when it finally works, and can be opened in WinAmp, xmms, or any other […]

Drive for War

Monday, January 10th, 2005

While on a post-Christmas visit to my sister’s family’s house with the rest of my family on December 27th, I decided to bring along my laptop and see how many access points I could pick up along the highway/freeway in city areas. In Columbus, Indianapolis, and Fort Wayne, the total number of access points I […]