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31Jul/050

fun in the sun

What a full weekend! Starts off with a evening out with KristinErin and Katie oh yea Fernandoand his beard! pictures(1,2)then after getting home at 3am Wake up for the FamilyReunion. Then a fun afternoon of floating down the river with Kadiand Kjersti. We floated the Tolt river it was Super fun. Next time just need to find the way out before we go in!  My feet look like a cat attacked me.

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31Jul/050

dasBlog 1.8.5210.0 Upgrade

Upgraded to newtelligence dasBlog 1.8.5210.0 its feature list is here,if you host your blog with me I will upgrade you as soon as the code is “gold”(this is still RC1)

A feature I requested made it into the source! (pre dating and post dating blog posts)this will be handy to add content to my blog but not make it front page. This littleblog is becoming powerful! now i just need communityserver to release a new 1.2 for my photo album and my little microspinoff siteis all new and fresh!

Also you as the reader why do you care about this new release, well I went in andredid my theme finally for a upgrade that was required. With that i put google adsback on the site as well as made “change theme” option for you to readmy blog in the personalised way. Some of the themes have some wonkyness, over timeI might customise them but that just means more work to upgrade code. so have fun.and remember C is for Cookie.

If your here Via a search engine and you are using this, or looking for support fordasBlog then please remember to support the dev team so that there is continued progresson the blog we all use! Donate

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29Jul/050

[movie] Wedding Crashers

$imdb(wedding crashers) was a funny ass movie. rated R for some token nudity it movieis funny as hell. i laughed through the whole thing. The story and crappy romanticcomedy i didn't like. I did really like the on screen dynamics with owen wilson and$imdb(Rachel McAdams) she was the “good girl” in the movie which is differentfrom her $imdb(mean girls) role. oh yea throw in the word Divx and Torrent for easygoogle hits.

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29Jul/050

Kelly Hardware – Review of Vista Beta 1

So I just pulled down a copy of MicrosoftWindows Vista Beta 1 and thought, Share this with my mostly non nerdy Blog Readers!Fun for you. Google Hits for me. Here ya go…

Install:

After loading my DVD into a ShuttleX system witha IntelRaid and booting I got a BSOD soI rebooted yeah! it works with some crappy video support. Then i put in my key, andfound my USB floppy drive and put my intel disk into the drive. Still no go. Seemslike the beta forgot that people dont install floppy disks anymore. But never fearmicrosoft finally did something amazing. They allow you to pull OEM drivers from CD/DVD/USBthats right! so i burnt out a CDROM with my 300k of drivers and hit next. Now thiswas cool, the Install allows you graphically edit your partitions, with options toexpand come along way from TXTMODE in 2003. I named my PC and step one of installwas done (two step process)

Here is where the funny business started. I went to “installing windows”That was as far as it went the box just sat there. 10 mins later

Reboot – Try three of install. enter that damn key again.

This time I tried something different. I put the OEM cdrom in the computer andloaded the intelraid. Then i hit format after i partitioned then i pulled out theOEMcdrom and put back in the VistaDVD before hitting next, this seems to have “fixedthe glitch” microsoft if your reading i also would like to see a better representationthat the “install” is installing. Or a time countdown. I like countdownthat actually have no real bearing on linear time in the real world. Give me somelame ass “whats new” in this version or something. It appears to alsoutilise a RAM disk during install.

On a P4/2Ghz it took about 10 mins to install reboot then it did a bunch of stuff(install drivers and PnP) where a annoying progress bad just went from 0–100%over and over again. My video support was now normal so thats a relief. There is aspinning sand timer icon for the mouse that is a close resemblance to win98plus. 10–15later it reboots again.

FIRST BOOT:

Video is messed up again, there is a “supplemental drivers install” notworking yet, but some day it might its cool they allow driver install first thing.

You can go else where for a review of the GUI enhancements. I personally dent carefor them. Windows2000 has the best GUI that i ever would want. I didn't even botherwith the new theme I put it right back to 2000classic. Then i promptly joined a domainso that my normal security and “pro” features would come to life. Yea….lets just say this beta isn't Domain ready yet. so much for switching to my primarydesktop as beta. I also dont like the “user switching” at all, this isXPHome. Back to GUI notes, i dont like the html look to every window but that canbe shut off. and the task bar isnt auto showing user switching or logoff. They dohave this cool view to show you how full a disk is in my computer. Thats nice. Ittook me about 10 mins to set up all the graphical settings to get it back to a 2000look that “admins” like.

 

Other thoughts.

I noticed they have iSCSI support that is cool, there is a bunch of cool progressionenhancements that make the os cool. Like the ability to edit the path in exploreron the fly. I can get it to blue screen every time from hibernation. anything elsenew i will post.

 

 

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25Jul/050

i’m a Wedding DJ!

close to a weddingsinger. But all the same i was kick ass. Seriously to toot my own horn. Pictures.This is the first wedding i have gone to post age 7. It was a lot of fun. Congrats Erica& Enjay

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20Jul/050

Lost Picture Archive

So I booted up a computer that i have had on my desk for the last 2 years. This wasthe first time and after applying about 34 hot patches i searched around on the harddisk. While finding a ton of crazy junk, i also found a lot of old pictures. hereis what i have sorted and got on line so far. Wonder how much more i will find. Thisis a lot of Kids from Redmond High but also some old Corbis Alumni as well as a Sadday for my old blazer. And a TP job we are only waiting to get heather with!

Pictures of RandomFriends from back in 2003ish

and old party

new years 2001

corbis bellevue building

a TP job

random funnies

broken car #2

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19Jul/050

DasBlog From OSX 10.4.2

So as i sit here on my ibook, i realize that i am loving it more and
more for casual web-browsing and the no minded day to day work that is
the internet. but there are a few things that are tedious on this mac
like the lack of a right mouse button. guess i need to wait until the
new i386 imac is out.
Anyway a few tasks that i had to take care of were blogging and RSS
feeds. Each of which after about 3 hours of playing with widgets and
goofing around with software did i come up with the following.
RSSFeed

NetNewsWire Lite - this applicationproperly aggregates all RSS feeds in a nice OSX aqua format and allows the fast downloadwhen i pick up a wifi link for 2 mins in my car. its also free. There is a pay versionbut i dont want to pay for mac software. that makes me sick. the link for the freesoftware is at the end of the page. This program gets the Kelly OSX approval.

Blogger API

Since DasBlog is MoveableTypecompliant i started my search for MT widgets. All of them suck XML isn't that powerfulyet. I found an application called ecto Thisapplication appears to be as powerful as my windows counterpart BlogJet. Infact i would go so far as to say this application kicks the pants off of BlogJet;if it wasn't for the goofy osx user interface here and there I would be in love. Infact i did go to the work of trying to find a crack for it for OSX (couldn't findone) but I just contacted them and if its useable on i386 and PPC then i will gladlyshell out the $20 for this product.

Other notable software while i am at it

    Cocktail - Mac OSCleaner (equivalent of TweekUI) This application has proved most useful for runningof cron jobs and such that keep BSD subsystem happy.
    Macjanitor -free version of Cocktail for the clean up jobs
    AirTraffic Widget- WiFi Display Program
    google toolbar for firefox - duhNow i sit and wait for the new iBook intel version!

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19Jul/050

DNS timeouts OSX 10.4.2

So i updated to the new cool version thinking finally my Cisco VPN will stop crashing. Thanks to apple it gave me new problems. I was looking into the problem of "DNS resolve issues OSX" and found a TON of people with the same issues as me. Now i dont know why or who or when it failed.

After a lot of reading and testing, found a few things. One it wasnt my network. Two there is no way i am going to use the "fix" of hardcoding DNS servers or setting other "Locations" for my network settings

A huge story about the problemswith OSX and DNS and crappy tech support. Out of this site or something else ifound a new idea stupid mac likes to be hip and they implement IPv6 well the hellwith that. Untill they fix there shit away it will go. I turned it off on the controlpanel and edited the /etc/hostconfig find the section for IPv6 andwrite it to NO reboot and your problem is solved.

Damn AAAA records messing up my browsing!

18Jul/050

[movie] Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Went out to see $imdb(Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) this weekend. It was everything i hoped it would be. Lots of people say its Depp at his creepy ness, yes but i didn't think it was over the top and resembling Michael Jackson like reviewers say. Actually I thought it was perfect remember this is a remake of the book not the original movie. This movie was worth the 9 dollars hands down. My only complaint is that the oompa songs could have been more of a sing along. Since well, why have them if they arnt?

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18Jul/050

Dunk Hoops 2005

This past weekend was the annual RHS/EchoCommunity Foundation Dunk Hoops Tournament. Basically everyone getstogether for a organised gameof ball. I DJ’d Thislittle event. It was about 8 hour long and i was able to think of music to play for8 hours (yikes).

After a very long day and we actually got some sun. Headed out to Valhalla inKirkland for a bar sponsored ECF event. A good Saturday event.

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