September 27th, 2005
|10:16 pm - Enjoying Grad School|
Things are happy-licious.
September 11th, 2005
|12:24 am - Big Questions|
"What do you think is the secret to being happy in life?
Stacie Orrico - (There's Gotta Be) More to Life - Stacie Orrico
Current Mood: artistic
September 2nd, 2005
|01:48 am - Awesom Stuff|
I just freed up 26GB of space on my laptop hard drive! As you may well know at times I am not very organized if I don't need to be. My computer is a reflection of this. I was able to find large files that were accidently misplaced (some of which were misplaced during transfer to my external hard drive when it failed). Normally it is difficult to search a computer for "any large file" or "any large directory" especially if that directory is "hidden" in linux or unix. I used a program that displays files and directories graphically (as colored blocks) to easily identify large file areas and clean them out. I think this program is the coolest thing ever!
I used a neat program called Disk Inventory X. There is apparently a similar program for windows. The technology used is called "treemap."
Current Mood: excited
August 13th, 2005
|12:58 am - Missing In Action|
Today a good friend from high school ICQ'd me. She and her boyfriend had fallen off the map promptly after graduating. Her boyfriend, lets call him Aaron, was close to me and a number of my friends. It's exciting news to have them both back on the map!
Current Mood: ecstatic
August 9th, 2005
|07:06 am - Arrivals|
Today is thank all your friends day, thus: Thank You
Faith Hill - Breathe - Breathe
August 5th, 2005
|12:51 am - Podcasts and Wiki's|
I just can't get over how truly stunned I am and continue to be. I once thought it was idealistic to think that people on the internet could work together to produce worthwhile and quality contributions to society for free. Wikipedia (the free people's online encyclopedia) was the first thing to startle me and podcasts are the second.
Podcasts range from publications of news shows, and home made audio files that people like to listen to. You can make a podcast and people with itunes can subscribe to it and listen.
To me the internet has become a treasure of humanity; something we should all stand up for when it's freedom becomes challenged. Today I feel the same connection to freedom on the net as I do freedom in our country.
Leo Laporte - TWiT Episode 16 - this WEEK in TECH
Current Mood: In Awe
August 2nd, 2005
|09:19 am - Travel|
Everyone, I am going to be in Orlando from Wed - Tues, because my mom came up here to visit and I'm gonna help with the drive back! I won't have a car in town... but will be able to drive hers when she is off work. C-yah all soon sorta..
Oh I'm flying out of Ft. Myers so I have to drive through Englewood. My flight is at 7:30Am on the 9th. So I could like c-yah for dinner the previous night or early breakfast if you aren't in orlando.
July 26th, 2005
|11:52 am - Car Batteries - The Secret Things Learned the Hard Way|
Q.So, I have a car battery that keeps going dead and all the fancy in store testers keep telling me the battery is good, and every service station tells me that something else must be wrong. What do I do?
A. When hard sulfation is present, the battery shows a higher voltage than it's true voltage. This allows the bad battery to fool most testers. Your battery's true voltage is dropping. You can either purchase a desulfator, that says it will remove "hard/perminent sulfation." Or get a new battery.
PS> Lead Sulfate crystals naturally form in batteries and will attach themselves 'permanently' to the battery pates if water levels go low or the battery sits for any period of time with less charge than it's maximum capacity.
Current Mood: accomplished
|02:46 am - Been Busy|
Been doing lots of research on batteries and winter vehicle precautions lately (comes with the battery research). I've also found some interesting things about car batteries and maximizing their life by reducing sulfate buildup.
The most useful thing I learned was that there is a product called Priority Start Pro. It disconnects the battery from "key-off load" (parasitic load), when the battery begins to become depleted. It has been used by the military and police to ensure vehicle startup while permitting the engine off use of perferial devices (radios, scanners, etc..). It's great if you accidently leave your lights on, get a pesky electrical short somewhere, or have a battery that no longer charges fully (and thus dies when the car is off and has been sitting for a few days).
Any way, I have added to my list of home brew quick sheets on my website.
Current Mood: tired
July 23rd, 2005
|12:55 pm - Favorite Quotes|
Ok everyone reply with your all time favorite quote!
"If you are going through hell, keep going." - Winston Churchill
Current Mood: amused
Current Music: They Might Be Giants - Older - Mink Car