wushu west 2009 12 20

2009-12-21 | #Christmas #conditioning #Wushu #Wushu

Patti called me on Friday, and invited me to come Sunday for a workout and food. This has always been a nice little tradition at Wushu West, Patti likes to do this around the holidays. I was pretty excited, I haven’t been to wushu since June/July, when they all went to China for the summer. I have sort of enjoyed my free Tuesday and Thursday nights, and so has Caralyne.


2009-12-19 | #Cooking #Cooking #Good Eats #Kringle

Tools 2 cookie sheets 1 large mixing bowl 1 medium mixing bowl parchment paper The Ingredients The Dry Stuff 4 cups of AP flour 1 cup of Vegetable Shortening (original recipe called for lard, Michele winced at the mention of that though :) ) 3 tablespoons of sugar 1 teaspoon of kosher salt The Wet Stuff 1 package of dry yeast 1/2 cup of lukewarm water 3 egg yolks 1 cup of lukewarm milk

noooo gasp ooooo

2009-12-13 | #guitar #Music #Owen

NOOOOOO todo OOOOOOOO todo OOOOOOOOO todo OOOOO!!!!! todo !!! I came home with Owen last night, it was dark in the house. I was going to Owen’s room to get him ready for bed, and I went to the corner of the room to turn the light on. What I forgot, and didn’t see, was my guitar that I left of the floor. I normally lean it up against my computer, or the wall, but sometimes I’ll leave it on the floor to encourage Owen to play with it.

why you should use disk labels

2009-12-10 | #FreeBSD #Geekyness #GEOM #Jenny #Labels

I recently had a little problem with a new FreeBSD install, and it is one of those times were I sort of appreciate how FreeBSD assigns device handles, yet at the same time hate it :) The setup is this: The OS was installed on a mirrored hardware raid device (using the mpt(4) driver), and then I had a large RAID6 array attached via a FC controller (using the isp(4) driver).

the tree

2009-12-06 | #General #Owen #yard work

A few weeks ago, I was snapping some pictures of Owen in the back yard todo Owen outside And I brought the camera focus on my long time yard nemesis: todo Ugly Palm Tree cluster No one was home (beside Owen), which means I didn’t have any adult supervision, and I wanted to see how difficult it would be to cut the tree down. I grabbed my small hand saw and cut down one of the trees.

64bit nvidia driver for freebsd

2009-12-05 | #FreeBSD #Geekyness #nvidia

I’ve always had a vested interest in the entire nvidia display driver for FreeBSD project, and I’ve pretty attached to the project. So much, that back in 2001 I started a little petition, got enough attention (and more importantly, a large list of people who signed my petition), and ever since 2002 FreeBSD users have been able to use high quality nvidia drivers. It wasn’t all me, whoever ran nvidia.netexplorer.org asked me to combine efforts, and I gave them my list, and they continued to market it and work with some folks at nvidia.

freebsd 8 0 is available

2009-11-23 | #FreeBSD #Geekyness

So, it looks like FreeBSD 8.0 has been pre-released; the official date is going to be 11/25, as noted in src/UPDATING: Updating Information for FreeBSD current users This file is maintained and copyrighted by M. Warner Losh . See end of file for further details. For commonly done items, please see the COMMON ITEMS: section later in the file. Items affecting the ports and packages system can be found in /usr/ports/UPDATING.

gone fishin

2009-11-08 | #Family

[caption id=“attachment_583” align=“aligncenter” width=“150” caption=“Rudy does not approve of our aquatic activities”][/caption] My parents had my nephews this weekend, so my Step Dad called me around 10 this morning to ask if Caralyne and I wanted to go fishing with him and the boys. Caralyne seemed really excited about the idea of going on a boat and fishing, so we got ready and met them at their house. [caption id=“attachment_584” align=“aligncenter” width=“300” caption=“Getting suited up, safety first…”][/caption]

the coffee experiment

2009-11-01 | #blind taste test #coffee #Geekyness #Good Eats #the scientific method

Step 1: The Question Background: I was watching a new episode of Good Eats (Season 13, Episode 7) and Alton Brown was going over a good coffee recipe he called “Man Coffee”. It had a decent ratio of grounds to water, a coarse grind, and he employed the use of a French Press. Then, to my surprise, he added a bit of Kosher Salt. So, being the unapologetic AB fan that I am, I decided to see how the addition of salt would taste.

windows 7

2009-10-29 | #Geekyness #Packard Bell #timeline #Windows 7

I’ve been a “PC” user since I was in grade school. Well, technically, the first computer I owned was a hand-me-down Atari ST that had a broken printer and a flight simulator. That almost makes me a “Mac” user since it was based on the same hardware (Motorola 68K cpu). All of my (3) friends had computers, all PC’s running DOS, and their primary motivation was to play all of the cool adventure games from Sierra Entertainment.