Monthly Archive: July 2004

Jul 31 2004

Cookout and Archives

Today was a somewhat busy day … went to the annual Broadband Reports Chicago / SBC – Ameritech Midwest Cookout held at kcazzie‘s house. It was enjoyable … lots of yaking about geeky stuff. When I got home I started working on implementing a requested feature for the mailing list archives so that the number …

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Jul 29 2004

iSeries Blogger Button

Ok iSeries Bloggers … now WE have a button! I would suggest you reference it like this: <a href=”” title=”IBM iSeries — For when you can’t afford to be out of business”><img src=”/images/iseries-button.png” alt=”IBM iSeries”/></a> Feel free to use the button graphic on your site … but, please, copy it to your own server instead …

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Jul 28 2004

Case in point: Electronic voting

MIAMI, July 27 – Almost all the electronic records from the first widespread use of touch-screen voting in Miami-Dade County have been lost, stoking concerns that the machines are unreliable as the presidential election draws near. – The New York Times Ok, I think the people who are all for electronic voting without the need …

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Jul 28 2004

A few blog changes

Well, for those of you who care (and I know there aren’t many of you), I’ve made some changes on the blog … some of them obvious, others not so much. First, I’m using WordPress 1.3 alpha 2. Yes, I know … alpha code is untested. But heck, this isn’t exactly a mission critical website. …

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Jul 26 2004

Fancy titles

Found a pretty cool plugin for WordPress that gives me fancy image titles for the posts. All I have to supply is a font file and the TitleImages plugin does the rest. I had to tweak the plug-in a bit so that thte images work with the permalinks, but that wasn’t too difficult.

Jul 23 2004

Video capture card problem — RESOLVED!

Well, the video capture card problem has been resolved. I ended up going over to Frys yesterday and picked up a motherboard, cpu, and memory (2 motherboards, actually, more about that later). The upgrade went smoothly … Linux adapted to the new hardware without a problem. Windows XP, however, wouldn’t even boot. I had to …

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Jul 22 2004

Video capture card problems

Well, I got the video capture card finally … plugged it into my system (mordor) and … it didn’t work. Tried a few different configurations, even booted up into WinXP (mordor usually runs Redhat Linux Fedora, but the card was just never seen. I brought the card into work and plugged it into my workstation …

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Jul 20 2004

One small step for man …

… one giant leap for mankind. 35 years ago today Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon. NASA has a very nice portal with pictures and video. I was 6 years old at the time … and my parents let me stay up far past my bed time so we could watch the …

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Jul 19 2004

Switch to Firefox!

Found another link on Mike Wills site about promoting the switch from IE to Firefox . After IE crashed on me a few times while trying to actually write blog entries … I decided to give Mozilla Firefox a try. So far I’m convinced … it hasn’t crashed once, and I really like the extensions …

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Jul 18 2004

Renaissance Faire and accents

Today we went to the Bristol Renaissance Faire up near the Illinois / Wisconsin boarder. It was a nice day … not too hot, not muggy at all, and there was a reasonable breeze. It was warm enough, however, for me to forgo the normal ‘garb’ that I wear to the ren faire. Ginny brought, …

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