September 2006 archive

Sad news …

With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed. Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote “The Hokey Pokey” died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting …

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Camera Shops

The Chicago suburbs seems to have a distinct shortage of camera shops. I’ve been looking for a new tripod to replace my old one (that broke). I went to Helix in Lombard … they had a good selection, but nothing that I really liked. Wolf Camera in Schaumburg had a someone more limited selection … …

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Astro-Nut Ginny

09-24-06_1650.jpg Originally uploaded by fallingrock. This picture was taken (with my phone) at Steve’s new house (in progress) … clearly she’s planning on getting a walk-on part for a Doctor Who episode.

Camera Recomendation

The following is a post I made to the LUNI mailing list regarding digital camera recommendations … I thought I covered a lot of good suggestions, so I figure I would post it here too. Someone on the LUNI mailing list wrote: What brand of digital cameras do people on the list use? Right now, …

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Reading and Understanding

Clearly, reading and understanding is on the decline. Three times since the article in IBM Systems magazine about me was published, people have walked up to me and congratulated me on having my article published. As much as I appreciate the comments … I really wish they would READ the article … so they would …

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I found this modem in my dad’s den today … it’s an Everex EV-941 …. I think it’s a 1200 baud modem. Yeah, you’re right, my dad is a packrat. But I love him anyway. [tags]hardware, modem, antique[/tags]


I need to figure out how to setup a watchdog timer on my linux systems. While Ginny and I were out on a mini-vacation this weekend … gondor, my main web server, went weird on me. It would respond to pings … but none of the servers would respond. I could telnet into the specific …

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