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Sunday, September 26, 2010

IT'S ALIVE!!!!!!

Have you ever had one of those moments from the movie Young Frankenstein that you want to yell, "It's Alive!". I am kinda getting that with the make shift computer lab that is forming at my house. About a half a dozen computers in various states of disrepair and a bunch more computer parts and cords. The computers cords are all jumbled so it reminds me of old b grade horror flicks or someting out out hentai with a whole bunch of tentacles. Maybe I have too much of an imagination. This is not really something new. Ever since I started trying out Ubuntu a year or two ago, I could see the roots of this sprouting. Now, the computer lab has reached critical mass. I think we have 3 working computers, one that may be working but untested for how functional and the latest collection of 3 or 4 that need my attention before I know what state they are in. i am starting to think I need help. I also got some random peripherals that will be interesting to see if I can get them to work with linux. We shall see what comes of this madness.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Noble County Wolfpack

I was listening to 1190 Am out of Kendalville a week or two back and heard about the Noble County Wolfpack football. I did not know there was a semi pro league around here. I might have to check it out. Mainly it is because I am a sports fan and a minor league sports fan. for one, the games are cheaper than the majors leagues. Secondly, there is a rawness to a lot of the games that make them better than the majors. Their website is HERE. Enjoy!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Dang ! It is hot!

Usually by the end of September, I am no longer complaining about the heat and the a/c is off for the season. Not this year. It was in the high 80's yesterday and back in the eighties today. One last taste of August. It is suppose to be back to fall tomorrow but we shall see. It seams like the weather is more weird than it is normal. (what ever normal is)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Google Moon

Since I did Google Mars last week, I thought I would do Google Moon this week. (HERE) Maybe with these listings, I might get the telescope or binoculars out or just enjoy some naked eye astronomy. You can sink a lot of money into a telescope (what hobby does not have the potential of being a money pit) but you can get started and go a long way for free or little money. There are plenty of websites on-line that will get you started or help you get the most of your hobby time and resources.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Google Mars

I am probably way behind the curve here but I just found out about Google Mars. (HERE) I love astronomy even though I have been doing little or nothing about it lately. I guess that is the problem of collecting hobbies.

Friday, September 10, 2010


It is September and we are getting into the glorious days of warm days and cool nights. I am not native to Indiana but wonder why Hoosers have the tendency to say they do not want winter as soon as you say you are glad that the fall cool down is here. I understand there is are some people who never get warm except for the hottest time of the year but really. Maybe I just do not understand their point of view. I am looking forward to the fall color change. I am also a bit sad that the pool is getting closed up and I am not looking forward to snow either. I AM however going to enjoy the better sleeping weather and what I consider the best weather of the year. If you do not agree with me, your turn at getting your favorite weather will come again soon enough.

Now if I can only get the pause button to hold the weather at September and October for a while. at least I have the next 2 months of so where I am in glorious splendor of fall.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day Musings

The Labor Day weekend is winding down and I am relaxing having dinner and listening to the Calgary/Edmonton football game. I love the INTERNET and being able to hear out of market games. It is only audio but hey, I am getting the game.

It has been a busy weekend between helping some friends move on Saturday and having friends over for a cook out yesterday. We also took the dog for a hike at Bicentennial Woods twice. He really needs it. My wife and I are still getting use to have a one year old dog around instead of a senior 10 year old dog. I knew this was going to happen but it is still tiring getting use to it. He is a very smart good dog but very energetic. I am going to blame him at least in part for not blogging more.

Anyway, I am tired and happy so this has been a very good holiday weekend. Hiking and cookouts and helping out friends and football. What more could you ask for.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

DeKalb Humane Society

We recently lost Kai, the husky pictured above and got Jerem the dog pictured on the pillow. We got Jeremy from the deKalb Humane shelter. we waymarked it HERE. I am making it the weekly webness and it is HERE.