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Thomas’ Surgery

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!(floatLeft)1!:1 On June 18th, Thomas had another surgery for his bone cyst. It’s been two weeks and he is doing better than I could have ever imagined. The doctor put in a screw that will stay in place for the rest of his life. The explanation for the screw is that it’s a precaution. The screw will act like ribar if the graft doesn’t take for some reason. I hope that his...

60 Years of Marriage

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Last night was my Uncle John and Aunt Mary’s 60th wedding anniversary. Time sure does fly, because it doesn’t seem that long ago that we were at their 50th. At that time, I was recently back from Germany and Amy got one of her first tastes of the size of my family. Counting tables, we estimated there were over 500 people there. Amy and I don’t even know 500 people let alone know...

The Kitchen Revisited

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Last night, Amy and I took our friends Jill and Kerry to “The Kitchen”: as a wedding gift. We had been to The Kitchen “once before”: and simply loved it. This time was amazing as well. At most restaurants, I get the feeling that I could do the dish I ordered almost as well in my own house. This is not the case with “The Kitchen”:. They are professionals and...

XBox 360

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!(floatLeft)1!:2 !(floatRight)4!:5 I am buying a used XBox 360 tonight from somebody local. It’s got a modified firmware in the DVD drive. Of course, today is the day that Microsoft began banning users with modified firmware. Perfect timing. 🙂 I don’t have any copied games and I don’t know if I care to. Hopefully I’ll be able to flash the DVD-ROM firmware back to the...

If You Can Do It Better, Then Shut Up and Do It!

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!(floatRight)1!:2 I frequent some tech sites (“slashdot”:3, “digg”:4) and there seems to be group of whiners that complain about some television shows that I happen to like — specifically, “Lost”:2 and “Battlestar Galactica”:5. The complaints, usually, are along the lines of Battlestar started off very well. It was fascinating. It was science...

Yet Another Stupid Media Storm…

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This time, it’s Don Imus who is the focus. Imus made a bad joke and called the Rutgers female basketball team members a derogatory name. I don’t know much about Don Imus, nor do I really care. Really, let’s be honest, neither does anybody else since I don’t think the guy has much of an audience. We get to listen to Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson rail against Imus. Imus...

New Motherboard on the Way

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Well, it’s a *new to me* motherboard… 🙂 I picked up a D945GNTLR that came with a 3Ghz P4 and 512M of memory off ebay for around $100 shipped. Not a bad deal assuming it works 100%. I guess I’ll need to pick up a new power supply and probably some more memory for it. I’m curious how well the on board graphics will perform. Should be fun to play with for things like MacOS X...

MAME Cabinet Update

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Finally, I got around to making the monitor mounts for my 27″ monitor. I looked around for the proper mounts for ages with no luck. I went to Home Depot and bought fence brackets that I thought might work, measured and drilled some holes. Looks like it worked out pretty well. I also bought and updated chip for my “Opti-Pac(Optical Interface for Pc to Arcade Controls)”: so that...

Google Adsense

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I signed up for a Google Adsense account. This is so that Google can place ads on a site and they share revenue with you when somebody clicks from your site. I am curious to understand how it all works and maybe put it on “Amy’s site”: since he gets a good number of hits. According to the docs on the Google pages, ads should start showing up in the bottom left of the site in the...

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