Monthly Archives: April 2009

Lunchtime in Seattle

Today started with an early meeting, and ended with yet another shift on the help desk phones. So I took an extra long lunch break, and wandered around Seattle for an hour or so. I started on the Seattle Waterfront,…

Evening Walk

I took a walk along the water at Seahurst Park after work tonight. Rays of sunlight shine through the clouds: Sunlight over the Olympic Mountains starts to turn orange for sunset: A small wave breaks on the beach: Looking back…

Rebuilding Smitty the Server

Smitty the Server had a hard drive failure. Since that required re-installing Windows, I took the opportunity to upgrade to a quad-core processor first (which also required replacing the motherboard and memory) and install some new hard drives. Follow along…

Casualties of the last two weeks

The last two weeks have not been very pleasant. Sample: 1. work-Print server sharing 50 printers to 3 departments. Dead. 18+ hours to replace 2. home-one of my favorite fish. Fine Tuesday night, dead Wednesday morning. 3. work-the new phone…

Hello, Dark Side. I’ve missed you.

It’s never a good thing when I get bored. Things that aren’t broken tend to get “fixed.” Toys tend to get “upgraded.” Microsoft Windows (aka The Dark Side) tends to get re-installed. So last night, being bored, I decided to…

A short primer on iTunes organization

I use a lot of Smart Playlists in iTunes, based on song ratings, genres, playcounts, and date last played (or not,) or skipped. It’s taken a few years, and some discipline, but it works fairly well: 1 – No CD…

Awwww

Birthday Roses, originally uploaded by meglet. One of my wonderful co-workers had flowers delivered for my birthday! He says that no woman (no matter how short) should be without flowers on her birthday. Thanks Milton!

Space is good

Because I store so much media, mostly in the form of TV shows (both DVD and recorded High Definition shows) and movies (again, in DVD and Blu-ray form) I’m always on the lookout for more space. So, when Best Buy,…

Garden Victory

I have regrouped, enlisted reinforcements (in the form of better gardening gloves) and finally ripped out the rest of the Periwinkle vines today! There are still a few stragglers left that I will need to pull as time goes by,…