Monthly archives: December, 2008

New Years Eve Celebration TONIGHT at Avogadro’s Number

Looking for a fun way to bring in the new year? Join us at the New Year’s Eve Pot Luck Party tonight at Avogadro’s Number!  The Horsetooth Mountain Rangers will be playing from 7:00 – 8:30.  Bring a dish to share, bring your instrument, bring a friend, and come shake your booty! http://www.avogadros.com Hope to…


Horsetooth Mountain Rangers

The Horsetooth Mountain Rangers have become the regular Wednesday night house band down at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins, CO.  We usually play from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., and the long-standing Avo’s Bluegrass jam begins after that.  Amy Finders was there last night to take our photograph; she has recently become the webmaster for the…


The Matrix Runs On Windows

This one has been floating around the Web for a bit so it’s likely that you may have already seen it.  I figured that I would archive a link to it here so that I could easily find it at some point in the future. http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1886349


Collaborative Text Editing With EtherPad

Recently, I have become aware of a really neat online collaboration tool called EtherPad. EtherPad is a tool that allows you and many other participants to collaborate in the creation/modification of a text document. It’s much like working in Notepad, Gedit, Kate, or any of the other basic text editors, but what makes it different…


Using Meld to Compare Text Files

Often times when I am debugging code, if there are multiple files that contain similar code sets within my web application, if the code works properly in one file but not in another, it is often times helpful to be able to compare the two files.  Sure, you can use the diff or cmp commands…


2008 Thanksgiving

2008 Thanksgiving was spent this year with family.  Much fun was had by all.  Here’s a handful of images from the afternoon/evening.


#! CrunchBang Linux on ThinkPad T30

Some years ago, my step-dad gave us a ThinkPad 770Z (Pentium II), and I’ve been a ThinkPad convert ever since.  I also have a ThinkPad X-60 (dual core with 12.1″ lcd), which is awesome for regular bike commuting (small, light weight); however, lately I’ve been accessing Windows servers remotely on campus and have had to…


Hand Wash Station

Gearing up for the big Grand Canyon trip.  Here is my home-made hand-washing station.  The idea is that you wash your hands with a non-toxic, biodegradable soap, capture the soapy rinse water, and dilute it in the river when you dump it.  This cuts down on the footprint that is left by each individual group…


Evening Time with the Pooches

Evening times are usually spent cuddling with the family.  We’re dog sitting for Ely for the next few days, and she’s quite the cuddle-bug.  We really enjoy having her, and the girls seem to really enjoy each other’s company too.


WordPress Upgrade

Just upgraded from 2.1.2 to 2.6.5.  Had to blow out some of the cob webs, but all seems to be fine.  Will try to post here more often. Also, I enabled reCaptcha, which I like because when you translate the image, you are helping to digitize books that have been scanned in.  Cool!  Captcha images…