Bah… I’ve got a cold

I have a cold and am staying home from work. I got home yesterday from Elkhart and started getting the sniffles. Not much to report on Thanksgiving. I spent Saturday at my friend Jim’s house and played a Star Wars game with him and his sons. Noah and I avenged ourselved from the D&D mini’s…

Snow!

It snowed a couple of inches last night, and the forecast is for 5-6 more with 40 to 50 mph winds. I’ll be heading to Elkhart tonight for Thanksgiving as a result. I had a good time in Indianpolis over the weekend. Maggie seemed to enjoy her new DS and Nintendogs. I’m jealous. Carl and…

Adventures in telephony

Last night, Buck and Gunthyr and I got online to do a little role-playing on Buck’s BAHS game (By Axe, Hammer or Sword – catchy, eh?). We’ve used Yahoo Messenger in the past, but the voice quality is poor – lots of echo, half-duplex, etc. Google Talk is quite good, but unfortunately it doesn’t support…

Change of plans

I will not be practicing tonight or Saturday. Dave, our guitarist, is rehabbing the space, has other issues, etc., so it sounds like the band might be on hold until at least after Thanksgiving. So, that means I’ll be going to Indianapolis on Saturday (after my car repair) to my niece, Maggie’s, birthday party. I…

Keeping up to date

If you’d like to be notified of new postings on this blog, there are two ways – using an RSS reader or asking me to send you e-mail updates. I recommend learning about RSS readers and using them, but if you’re new to RSS feeds, don’t like them, and don’t want to use them for…

Quick guide to protecting your PC

I’ll try and write a quick quide with (mostly) free software to protect your PC from the ravages of spyware and viruses. If you have a Macintosh, you can take comfort in that spending twice as much for a computer has spared you most of these steps, but you’re still not entirely safe. I’m fairly…

Fun weekend

I had a fun weekend. I spent Saturday afternoon/evening with my friend Jimmy. He gave me a great cigar – a “Royal Jamaica Oro Rojo” which I proceeded to smoke with him on his back porch. We then played a DnD miniatures game with his sons Noah and Wesley. Jim and Wesley were on one…

Off to Elkhart…

I’m off to Elkhart to see my nieces and nephew as well as my friends. I’ll be back sometime tomorrow. Videogames, football and dogs, dogs, dogs! (Whenever the Fawley’s get together, it’s a house with 5 dogs – very fun until it becomes so hectic that they get herded outside).

Have a good weekend.

Sony DRM Rant… It’s probably not a surprise that my first post is a rant about Sony’s DRM “Screw You and Your Computer” DRM rootkits. Enough already! To make this short and sweet, Sony has licensed a “rootkit” technology to put on their CDs which prevents their customers from copying the CD in a computer.…