Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Best Facebook status yet...

Our friend Kerri is a lawyer and here's her status:

Kerri Smith just got the hiccups at work, excuse me your honor

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Deleted TV Shows

Tonight, I deleted Season Passes for the following shows from our Tivo:
I think all of these have been canceled, so there there wasn't any reason to keep them.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Nuts, Candy, Gifts and Fun

Today, Amy and I went to Greene's Fine Foods in Decatur. What a great place to shop for gifts and sweets. I went there to get some pecans for my mother's birthday.

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Stupid email

I'm sure that all of you are on a mail list that a friend or family member has to share 'funny' emails. I received this from one of those people today:
At five minutes and six seconds after 4 AM on the 8th of July this year, the time and date will be 04:05:06 07/08/09. This will never happen again

I didn't respond, because I don't like to promote these emails, so I'm responding here:

Actually, that exact point in time will happen again every thousand years. And if you mean the sequential nature of the point in time, that will happen each of the next five years (05:06:07 08/09/10, 06:07:08 09/10/11, 07:08:09 10/11/12, 08:09:10 11/12/13 and 09:10:11 12/13/14)

Friday, March 27, 2009

My laptop

It's a Dell Inspiron 6400 which I bought a couple of years ago. About a year ago, I started putting stickers on it. So, I thought I'd post a picture of it.

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Suzi French Connection

Tonight, we went to a fundraiser at Amsterdam Cafe and saw our favorite 70's cover band, Suzi French Connection.

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Today's fortune...

It's late in the month and I still have doubts...

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Beginning build of new PC

Beginning build of new PC, originally uploaded by eschulz.

This morning, I'm taking advantage of one of my five consecutive days off to build a new PC. If you want the complete parts list, you can see it here.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Seattle Skyline HDR

Seattle Skyline HDR, originally uploaded by macinna.

This is an awesome picture taken by Al Macinnis. (Actually, since it's an HDR picture, it's one he captured and then enhanced). It makes me want to see Seattle even more than I already did.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Checking out Facebook...

I've been saying that I wouldn't sign up for MySpace or Facebook forever. I finally relented and signed up for Facebook. I already have a couple of friends on the network, so I'll see how it goes...

Thursday, March 19, 2009

New PC

After being prompted by this article in Computer Shopper, I decided to upgrade my Dell Dimension 2400. I bought it in December of 2003, so that’s really old by PC standards. I decided to purchase most of the products they recommended, as I’ve been out of the BYO (Build Your Own) market for a few years.

I’m really just replacing my desktop with this PC, but I will use the existing drives and other accessories from the Dimension. So, here are the parts that I purchase (all ordered via Newegg.com)

Case: Cooler Master Elite RC-330
Power Supply: Thermal Master TM-350-PMSR
Motherboard: Asus M2N68AM
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200

They also added a hard drive and a memory card reader, which I didn’t need. I do need to add a number of IDE devices to the PC and this motherboard only has one IDE controller, so that’s two devices and I have two optical drives to add to the system. I also need to add 3-4 IDE hard drives, so I ordered the SYBA SD-ATA133I PCI IDE Ultra Controller Card, which adds two more IDE channels. My boot drive will be an 80GB 2.5” SATA drive that came in my Inspiron 6400 laptop when I bought it in December of 2006.

I will be using MythBuntu as the operating system (at least initially). Not a bad deal for $200.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A joke?

A friend of mine sent this to me the other day...
Yesterday I was at my local Walmart buying a large bag of Purina dog chow for our loyal pet Bear the Wonder Dog, and was in the checkout line when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog.

What did she think I had, an elephant? So since I'm retired and have little to do, on impulse I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet again. I added that I probably shouldn't, because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.

I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that it works is to load your pants pockets with Purina nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so it works well and I was going to try it again. (I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story.)

Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care because the dog food poisoned me. I told her no, I stepped off a curb to sniff an Irish Setter's butt and a car hit us both. I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard.

Walmart won't let me shop there anymore.

Better watch what you ask retired people. They have all the time in the
world to think of crazy things to say. F

Monday, March 16, 2009

Welcome Gail to the Blogosphere

Please check out my friend Gail's blog, "Sagna". The URL is http://gail-sagna.blogspot.com/. If you look closely, you may find a wedding picture or two...

Friday, March 13, 2009

Virtualization and AMD

AMD has some resources on their website (Virtualization and AMD) regarding virtualization. You can even download a copy of “Virtualization for Dummies” (PDF, 1.58MB).

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Take a Tip. Share a Tip - Google Tip Jar

Google is trying to help you save money in this economy. Check out their Tip Jar. Here's what they say about it.
After months of hearing about economic difficulties, a few of us were wondering how Google could help. We realized there were a lot of tips that could help people save money scattered across the web. Why not use Google Moderator to collect and rank them all according to community feedback? And so Tip Jar was born: a list of money-saving tips for users to vote on, and even add to. We hope you like it, and find the tips useful.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Make your own waffle!

This was our third breakfast at Comfort Suites, but the first time I tried the waffle station. Two minutes to an (almost ) perfect waffle.

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Saturday, March 07, 2009

Panorama of the 8th hole

Taken at Golden Eagle Country Club. Day 2.

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Friday, March 06, 2009

Barnacle Bill's

Tonight, Amy, Susan, Terry and I went to Barnacle Bill's in Tallahassee. The food was awesome. This was my plate, the Steamed Seafood platter.

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Teeing off on 5 - Day one

Will is even after 4.

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From snow to glow...

This morning we're in Tallahassee, Florida to attend 2009 Seminole Intercollegiate Men's Golf Tournament. It's being hosted by Florida State (obviously) and will be hosted at Golden Eagle Country Club, Tallahassee, Fla.

The following teams are playing: Alabama Birmingham, Arkansas, Auburn, Boston College, College of Charleston, Florida State, Maryland, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Western Carolina. It's being hosted by Florida State (obviously) and will be hosted at Golden Eagle Country Club, Tallahassee, Fla.

Will tees off today at 8:30. Live scoring by Golfstat can be followed on golfstatresults.com.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Two days later...

It rained on Sunday. I drove 30 miles on Monday. I took this picture on Tuesday morning. All of the ice fell off within a minute or two. Living in Texas never prepared me for this.

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Sunday, March 01, 2009

Snow Day

Snow Day, originally uploaded by eschulz.

Today, it's been snowing in Decatur for 6 hours or so and it's been a treat. We haven't left the house once.