Frost in Florida

I actually saw frost on the ground this morning. And according to the dog, it has officially gone from rambunctious, acting crazy cold to I’m-not-moving-from-this-warm-spot cold. Of course, all that will change this weekend when it hits 70F again.

Laptop crash

My laptop decided it didn’t want to work anymore last night, so I had to wipe everything and reinstall windows. It was past time to do that anyway, but it’s still a pain in the butt. For the next couple of days I’ll be reinstalling everything. Luckily I keep all my pictures, music, and videos on a network attached storage device (NAS) with the music backed up on my ipod. Dang… I should also back up my pictures somewhere…

Anyway, if I come across any really handy applications as I get my laptop setup again I’ll post links here. It’s been a while and it seems like I always find something new or better when trying to find all the stuff I used to have on a system when rebuilding it.

Neil Gaiman on Crankygeeks

The title pretty much says it all.  Neil Gaiman is a special, celebrity guest on the podcast (or netcast, or vidcast) crankygeeks.  It’s pretty cool.  They talk about Neil’s writing habits, when he does most of his writing, how much he writes, and finally get to some tech stuff in the second half of the show going over e-readers and the future of traditional paper books as well as free distribution online vs selling at a traditional storefront.

WordPress getting hammered

If you want to know why wordpress is running so slow right now, it’s because of this.  That’s right, his wordpress blog got Dugg.  Hope wordpress survives, lol.
*update* Andy C pointed out that the Digg article is from the 18th and most of the traffic resulting from that has slowed down, so I don’t know what was up with wordpress…

Keeping busy

What better way to kill time than with a little project?  So each weekday next week I’ll write up a little piece on ways to cut down on your environmental footprint while saving money at the same time.  Don’t get me wrong, I have powerful, stinky cars that use as many resources as any hummer, but everything in moderation.  I don’t drive those powerful stinky cars every day.  So don’t give up things you love completely, just give a little back.  I’m going to throw out some painless ways to do just that.

See you next week!

Some old pics

Thanks to my new 21 in one memory card reader, I was able to pull all the photos off my really, really old digital camera that were taken the day it died. I’ve uploaded them to flickr and you should be able to see them to the left of my blog. If not you can follow this link. It will open in a new window.

I’m not sure how old they are, but I do know that we haven’t had an SCCA event in the emerald coast region in probably 3 or 4 years.  So here’s to happy memories.