Archive for February, 2003

Ask Snoop

Wednesday, February 26th, 2003

This is one of the funniest translation sites I have seen. Up there with
the Bork-o-lator. Ask Snoop to
shizzolate something for ya, know what I’m sayin’ ‘n shit?

Wow, no foolin on the weather!

Tuesday, February 25th, 2003

Yep, things finally went nuts over here weather wise. Its funny how ice
can paralize a city. It sleeted all last night, and we are supposed to
get round 2 tonite.

I saw the funniest thing today. I was driving around taking pictures
before I picked Chris up for lunch and what should careen by me but a
black suburban with a guy hanging on the bumper riding a sled. Mind you
of course, that he is not sledding around a parking lot. This is down one
of the main streets in Stonebridge. While I am holding back my laughter,
I make the turn, pass them with my windows down, and tell them I
absolutely have to get a picture of this. So I then sped down the road
(4wd rules), pulled over, and waited for them to come over the hill. I
grabbed about 4 shots, and I hope to get them developed soon.

BTW, I also am having an interesting telephone company dilemma. I’ll let
you know how it turns out once things settle down a bit. Don’t want to
mention any names until everything is said and done :).


Snow Day???

Monday, February 24th, 2003

Well, Arctic Blast ’03 is headed our way, and we might get that snow day
after all. Chris has been left so unsatisfied this year because there was
not one. Maybe she’ll get to frolic after all!!

redhat hate me

Thursday, February 20th, 2003

Damnation. Adaptec’s 7896 chipset BLOWS in linux. RH8 installs fine,
rescue kernel works fine, but the thing wont boot!


Wednesday, February 19th, 2003

Seems like work didn’t really stop until right now. Been off and on
working since early this morning. Welp, things seem “OK” right now, so I
think I’ll sleep.


Wednesday, February 19th, 2003

Thanks to MATT for finding a bug in this old site. I have not gotten to
the next stage of upgrading and redesigning yet, so I missed that.
Hopefully soon!

Fun fun Saturday!

Saturday, February 15th, 2003

Well I hope everyone’s valentine’s day was great! Here’s a quickie ontoday.

Got the ol’ haircut today. Needed a trim. After that we went to see thein-laws and the niece! Gotta love her cute smile. After that fun, wewent to see Shanghai Nights which is REALLY good. Funnier than the first,and the action is MUCH better. Matt and Allyson joined us for theoccasion. After that, we hit Fox and the Hound in Plano/Addison. Greattime there! That place is one of the best Fox & Hounds I’ve ever been to.Now its sleepy time and big study time for tuesday’s test.

Counter weights anyone?

Thursday, February 13th, 2003

So I got this really sweet boom today for my studio. Only problem is, it came with no counterweights. So I’m wandering around trying to find counterweights for this thing so I can use it. Its really nifty looking so far! (Update… sold it

Also got one of those nifty Stroboframe Pro-RL brackets. Only problem is the anti-twist plate I bought does NOT work with the camera. Going to have to take a hammer or some pliers to it. Should be fun.

Legal paying of college players?

Thursday, February 13th, 2003

The NCAA has helped college athleticsbecome the dirtiest sports business around. Their rules are too complexand easy to violate for minor infractions, yet they get broken oftenenough and it seems that only in the high profile cases do people getcaught.

Sen. Earnie Chambers of Nebraska hasintroduced a bill that would require football players to be paid a stipend. Aren’t football players in some cases already compensatedbetween twenty and fifty thousand dollars per year? Tuition, books, roomand board in most public and private universities with college athleticscan be put in that range. And lets not even count the numerous “jobs”offered to players by the football boosters which give them more thanenough spending money to have a great 4-5 year run.

So if football gets compensation, what about baseball? Basketball? Thisis going to sound very un-conservative, but isn’t that taking away some ofthe fun of college athletics? Private universities are going to have muchmore money to contribute than public universities. What about Division IIteams? Those smaller universities are trying any way they can to compete,and this would be another blow to their athletics programs if theuniversities can determine the amount of the stipend.

I say, the program is already in place for college players to becompensated. They receive a free college education (granted, most of themare not mature enough to realize the benefits in this alone), nationalpublicity if they are good, numerous kickbacks from boosters and bigcontributors, an instant network of high powered business people to leanon when it comes time to hit the real world and countless other forms ofcompensation.

The system is dirty enough as it is, and it seems to work ok. Why ruinthe purity of college athletics even more?


Monday, February 10th, 2003

Yep its morning again! Time to kick off a great week of work. Here is
some other junk in the plans. I will hopefully get a working version to
SourceForge later this week. I
need to come up with a better name than brwblog for this thing so
once I do, I’ll be good to go! Also, this layout will be changing soon.
I have some ideas in the ol’ noggin, but it will take some time to get
things done. Stay tuned!