Dec 19, 2009
Dec 10, 2009
This has given me the pleasure of using the free MSI editor from Microsoft, aptly named ORCA. It really does feel like I'm attempting to interface with a killer whale...and the Program Icon reflects that as well!!
Strangely, I kind of enjoy it...it feels like I'm editing a file in Windows 3.11.
Nov 29, 2009
But I got to admit, ever since he arrived in Training camp, he has been a class act. No temper tantrums that I have noticed, and he has been playing like a real assassin! He does have a good O-Line protecting him though...
Looking back on it, I feel bad for our Landlord. Each time I called her (four times total) for status updates/whatnot, it sounded like she was on the verge of breaking down, or had just completed a breakdown.
...Then again, I was without running water...a basic necessity of life. If I had reacted as I did (not letting up until I had an answer that was workable) over...I dunno...a dent in the fridge or a loose door frame I would think I was overreacting.
I think Over think things too much and I should get back to talking about gadgets...
Nov 28, 2009
The Well pump just went out....this was after the basement flooded because the drain in the basement was plugged....so now we have no water and the landlord is getting a hold of the "pump guy real quick."
I'd like to have faith in my landlords...but considering every project they have done to the place hasn't been finished...I'm worried that i won't have water anytime soon.
unfortunately, I haven't documented my on again off again love affair with our place...so I'll have to leave it at:
I don't have water right now....
Nov 24, 2009
I came to my senses before placing the OVER $500 order...
I then thought buying a Storm2 was a stellar idea...
Thankfully I came to my senses again before placing the ALMSOT $500 order...
I think work and Baby Peterson 1.0's imminent arrival are to blame...
But still...I haven't compulsorily bought anything that expensive since...1997!
I think it is time to unplug for the night....Before I buy something really cool and REALLY expensive.
Nov 17, 2009
The one thing that really irks me about my current is that it doesn't have 3g...but since CDMA doesn't use EVDO for voice I wasn't too concerned...until I got my Storm...and I would LOVE To have this since I don't have wi-fi. Then I can be lazy on the couch and still check a quick site or two!
Recetly one of the guys was looking to replace his palm TX and Verizon Dumb Feature phone. I talked with him and he narrowed it down to the Storm2 and the Droid...
I pushed him towards the DROID...and now I feel bad. Although, it really came down to The droid will talk to the exchange service directly, while the Storm will require either hooking up to the BES or using NotifyLink: the two supported options in our workplace. I think he'll like the physical keyboard...I hope :)
Nov 16, 2009
I think I want to get into app development for smartphones…but I am not sure where to begin.
And by begin, I mean which platform? I have a blackBerry, but I am very curious about android…
I think I’ll start with BlackBerry and go from there..I mean I can test apps on my BB for now.
Nov 15, 2009
Nov 9, 2009
With the approaching season of Winter, it makes running very interesting. The air gets colder, it takes longer for it to be lighter, and Animals start acting crazy.
Nov 8, 2009
Anyone have a suggestion to help keep family that is far away updated on baby's status? I plan to publish updates to this blog an also update my flickr stream, but I just want to make sure that I'm taking myself out of the lack of baby updates equation.
Nov 5, 2009
Nov 3, 2009
Nov 2, 2009
This post will serve a reminder to me about the type of Phones I have had and what I did not like about them, and what I wished as different. Hopefully I'll remember this and not get blinded by all the shiny things.
Oct 30, 2009
Oct 29, 2009
Oct 19, 2009
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Oct 16, 2009
I think I just found a new tool for blogging! Windows Live Writer!
I first found Wordpress For BlackBerry, which I do like. My main problem is, that I don’t want to write a long post on my phone. And then I get into this loop of “Should I post a quick blog, or Tweet about it?” This usually ends up with me not doing anything…and then being kinda bummed that I’m not getting into writing more, and then I get down on myself for being down. This goes on like this for a few hours, when my Wife snaps me out of it..or I find something shiny.
But now I’ve found Windows Live Writer. A free tool that lets me compose a Blog post with all the shiny WYSIWYG-ness I have come to love. The interface is a lot like any word processing program. You have a toolbar along the top to change font size, bold, underline, center, and to add bullets.
To the right, I have links to the blogs I have setup (so far just mine), Recently posted items, Drafts, and Several Insert plug-ins. There is a “Add a plug-in” feature, which connects to the Windows Live Gallery, where you can find more plug-ins, such as add a Polaroid Picture, Flickr picture search, and so on. The one that jumped out at me is the Twitter notify, which will tweet out your new blog post to all your followers. I haven’t played with that yet, but I’m guessing it is pretty straight forward. Plus, I’m not sure I’m ready to start broadcasting my blog posts yet…I’m pretty sure this is still and ALPHA blog.
Along the bottom of the Screen, you have your publishing options. You can add tags, Preview the post with your current theme, and set a publish date. I really enjoy the preview, as it can help me get a feel if my post is too long, or needs to be formatted differently.
All in all, the free Windows Live Writer is a great tool for beginning bloggers. I can begin a post, start the general outline while I still have it fresh in my head. I can then add any media/content and preview it before I even open a web browser. I’m sure as I use it more I’ll find things to gripe about, but for now, I’d give it two thumbs up.
Grab this Version of Protect Tools Security Manager. Should be version 126.96.36.199. The one that is listed for the 2730p is version 4.00.11.152 and WILL NOT WORK.
Grab The BIOS Configuration for HP Protect Tools.
(Note, You don’t really need the BIOS part unless you’re like me and forgot your BIOS Admin Password…I’m awesome like that)
And then you should be good to use Protect Tools in Windows 7!
Thanks to Markus Lentinen for pointing me to the Correct Protect Tools Version.
Oct 15, 2009
It installed, but didn't really work. the Protect Tool Shield showed up, but any time I double clicked the taskbar icon, it just popped up a window and sat there. I thought I would uninstall it...but it just hung there.
I did a little searching around for how to remove it. I even tried safe mode on Win 7...no dice.
I finally just gave up and reinstalled the system. I didn't get too far in, so I figured it wasn't much of a waste.
This will teach me to wait for HP to release Windows 7 compatible Protect Tools
Oct 13, 2009
There are also tines that the thing is about two seconds away from being thrown against the wall. Th landscape keyboard is awesome. Portrait is a bit funky at times. (this could also be an issue with my thumbs being too big...but I digress.). I dent have many apps on the thing but it is almost out of space...why can't I save/run apps from my sd card?! Don't get started on the browser...that will be a post all by itself coming soon.
Speaking of apps...where are they? Blackberry world app does not have the breadth when compared to windows mobile or apple...I feel like I need to spend more time searching the web than my winmo/apple counterparts.
Time to learn how to make bb apps.
I should point out I wrote that post on my BB Storm While On the bus home...I have an odd relationship with my phones.
I really want an android phone. Don't get me wrong: I like my blackberry storm...I'm just realizing the limitations.
Which will be a new post! I'll write it up...soon :)
Oct 10, 2009
Jul 24, 2009
It all started out happy and care-free: we were dreaming up our perfect house. A house with enough room for us, the baby and the animals. Plus, there would be a good size of land (~5 acres) that we could have to plant, have bees, do what we pleased. It would not in the middle of town, so we wouldn't have neighbors right on top of us. It was great dream...
Too bad it seems it is only that; a dream. After going over all of our information We began the search for a home. Turns out we can't get what we want for what we are willing (and able) to pay. So we have scaled back our dreams. Maybe 2 acres would be enough to get done what we want. That helped bring the price down, but it is sitll on the verge of being too expensive...
We are going to look at one house that is close...if we only had a few more months, than we could probably raise some more capital. Getting an extra 10-12k would probably put a few more things in our price range.
Also, it seems to be lately that things are about 10% more than i want to spend...
Jul 20, 2009
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Mar 6, 2009
But that was attempt #2...this post is about 3#! In an effort to attempt a different brew every time Robyn and I decided to try making a barley wine. We have both had a very decent barley wine-style ale, and thought "what the heck?"
We had help from our friends Dan and Candace...and I think it'll be alright...
I can say that now after the three days of looking like rust....