Saturday, December 29, 2007

New Poll - Christmas presents

It's located just over there on the right of the screen. Be honest...

Poll Results - Car Audio

Suprising!

Great recent posts from Lifehacker

Source: Lifehacker

SmallNetBuilder

SmallNetBuilder - Home
This is an awesome website for everything related to networking PC's. It features seven categories (Wireless, NAS, LANs and Routers, Multimedia, VoIP, Security and Everything Else). In each category, it features at least 5 information types (Reviews, News, HowTo's , Tutorials and Features). Additionally, it includes benchmark information for Wireless, NAS and LANs and Routers. This is an amazing resource.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Wine Still Life

We're at Wired and Fired and Amy is painting a bowl for a present. I didn't want to paint tonight, so I am enjoying the Beaujolais Nouveau. It's one of our favorites and it's only available for a short time each year. This bottle was a Christmas gift from my brother-in-law and his wife. We carried it over here in a neopreme wine carrier that was a gift from them as well.

New Server?

I have several PC's on the network here at home, but we really don't have the space for them. It's also not very energy efficient. I am considering getting a NAS system. NAS stands for Network Attached Storage. This works very much as a dedicated storage server.

The one that I'm most interested in is the LaCie Ethernet Disk mini, which is available from Newegg for $181.99. For less than $200, this is quite a piece of technology. It includes an SMB (Server Message Block) server, an iTunes server, an AFP server (great for Amy's Powerbook), an FTP Server and others. It contains an 500GB hard drive, which is sufficient to back up our notebooks and other PC's and contain a share iTunes library available to any PC on our network. This will contain every CD and our favorite DVD's. The great thing about this particular NAS device is that it is expandable. It has a USB2 port to which you can attach external USB drives (of which I have several) that will enable us to have a terabyte of data.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Horses


Horses, originally uploaded by eschulz.

Another picture I took with my new camera (which I left in Alabama...)

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas 2007


Merry Christmas 2008, originally uploaded by eschulz.

Santa's exhausted...

Sunday, December 23, 2007

I'm a published photographer!

So, they are making use of this picture, which you can see at their travel guide site
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It's not one of my best, but it's nice to have the pictured honored like that.

The Last Man on Earth

Internet Archive: Details: The Last Man on Earth
Based on the chilling Richard Matheson science fiction Classic "I am Legend" and later remade as "The Omega Man" starring Charlton Heston, and also "I am Legend", starring Will Smith. This classic features Vincent Price as scientist Robert Morgan in a post apocalyptic nightmare world. The world has been consumed by a ravenous plague that has transformed humanity into a race of bloodthirsty vampires. Only Morgan proves immune, and becomes the solitary vampire slayer.
According to Wikipedia, this film is the most faithful of all three film adaptations and adheres fairly closely to the book.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Robot Guitar



Gibson calls it a Robot Guitar, but Automated Self-Tuning guitar is probably more accurate.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

New Camera

I got a great deal on a new camera. Since it was on sale, I got a bunch of accessories, including a couple of batteries and charger and a printer dock with ink and paper. It's gotten good reviews and I received it tonight. I can't wait to take some pics this weekend. It even shoots HD video and has a 12X zoom which should be great for shooting golf tournaments, piano recitals and beauty pageants, in case I ever have a need to take pictures at events like these.

Qty. Description Unit Price Extended Price
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1 KODAK EASYSHARE Z812 IS Zoom $237.96 $237.96
Digital Camera, discount applied

1 KODAK EASYSHARE G610 Printer Dock, $67.96 $67.96
discount applied

1 KODAK Li-Ion Universal Battery $29.71 $29.71
Charger K7600-C, discount applied

2 KODAK Li-Ion Rechargeable Digital $25.46 $50.92
Camera Battery KLIC-8000, discount
applied

1 KODAK Photo Paper Kit / G-50, $21.24 $21.24
discount applied

1 KODAK SD Card / 2GB, discount $0.00 $0.00
applied

1 Order Discount -$100.00 -$100.00


Shipping & Handling: $16.50
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Sub-Total: $324.29
Tax*: $24.61
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This amount will be billed to your credit card Total: $348.90

Are these news stories related ?

Jamie Lynn Spears, Britney's Sister, Is Pregnant - News Story(For those of you who don't know, this is Britney Spears' 16 year-old sister.)

Lynne Spears' Parenting Book Put On Indefinite Hold - News Story(For those of you who don't know, this is Britney and Jamie Lynn's mother)

You're right. It's probably just a coincidence.

gOS

Hack Attack: Turn Your Old PC into a Webapp Monster with gOS
I plan on trying this on an old PC sometime.

OPENhulu

OPENhulu - Watch TV Shows for FREE! This is the new TV-Links! Watch Hulu Videos without an invite!
This is a pretty awesome way to watch some TV shows.

Friday, December 14, 2007

2008 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Leonard Cohen
  • The Dave Clark Five (Dave Clark, Lenny Davidson, Rick Huxley, Denny Payton and Mike Smith)
  • Madonna
  • John Mellencamp
  • The Ventures (Bob Bogle, Nokie Edwards, Gerry McGee, Mel Taylor, Don Wilson)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

OMG! MY POPS STOLE MY BOYFRIEND


OMG! MY POPS STOLE MY BOYFRIEND, originally uploaded by eschulz.

Spotted at Pride Festival in Atlanta. Check out the bottom right corner of the cover.

Virgin Islands


Cruise 2007 181, originally uploaded by eschulz.

Taken from Paradise Point, St. Thomas, US Virgin Island. In the lower right hand corner, you can see the only two cruise ships I've ever been on. I think this is one of my better pictures ever.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

How to use a Bluetooth GPS with a Motorola Q

buyGPSnow.com Community - Setting up Bluetooth GPS with Motorola Q

Bluetooth GPS's have gotten inexpensive recently. I bought a GlobalSat BT-328, but was initially unable to use it with my Verizon Motorola Q, because of Verizon disabling the Bluetooth Serial Port Profile. These instructions worked to get past that problem.

The GPS receiver is about the size of a Zippo lighter. Since it's Bluetooth, it requires no cable to the Q. Now when I use Google Maps Mobile and ask for directions, I can use my current location as the starting point. This should be very helpful as we start looking at houses to purchase.

Monday, December 03, 2007