Thursday, May 31, 2007
LMHA appeared to be in turmoil but things have calmed somewhat and if the HNO meeting goes well I may hang in for another year. With Northwood commitments I have enough to do in my spare time but with the CPAP and the diet contributing to higher energy levels I may just take on the position one more time. I enjoy the work, the relationships and the organizing, being the go to guy in some cases where not having AA teams allows me to play Switzerland in the political wars of kids hockey. If nothing else they are an entertaining bunch.
The biggest concern for the other 6 members is losing AA teams due to a lack of kids. I gave the chair 1 idea, loser is the team on the bubble and he developed the idea. I threw in a points system, sort of a pain in the a** award. Points are awarded to an association whenever they bend or break the rules, get behind financially, miss deadlines etc. all divided by the number of teams in the association. The association with the most points is on the bubble if a team is lost. If that one gets voted in I'll be back for sure as I volunteered to administer and report on the whole thing. that would be a challenge.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
Sunday, May 27, 2007
- 4 pieces of toast
- 3 cups of coffee
- 4x500ml water
- salmon steak, wild rice & salad with made from scratch maple-mustard dressing (made it all myself and it was hit, used the Angry Trout cookbook, even did the shopping/really enjoyed the process, wild rice is a bit daunting first time tho)
- 30 min. yardwork
- 1 hr. bike/walk with Sid
This was my first flight with SP1 and it has improved performance of the software quite a but. I get better frame rates with higher settings.
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Saturday, May 19, 2007
- 2 pieces toast and grapefruit juice
- 1 pk thinsations
- 4x500ml water
- cereal snack
- chipotle chicken salad (BostonPizza)
- french onion soup
- iced tea
- 40 minute walk from Central Auto (bye bye Silver Ghost)
- 20 minute walk from Can Tire (hello Sal's new bike, thanks for the full trunk AJ)
Friday, May 18, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
I finally got a half hour to get out of Vegas. Leaving Nellis for the Hoover Dam was just a short hop and after three passes over the dam I touched down in Boulder City. It was good to get up even if I didn't have much time. The SP1 patch for FSX is due out this week. Hopefully the support for duo-cores will tack on some fps.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Sunday was a busy one for Sal so I decided to visit Mom and Dad at camp. Brandyn tagged along and made the day one to remember. He sat in his seat and Sal gave him a candy and she always has him check how big it is before she lets him bite it up. Of course he asks me before we leave the parking lot "is it small yet".
Once we hit highway 61 I could see he was ready for a nap, so I asked him if he wanted to give me the candy and have a sleep and he did. On arrival he woke up and said somewhat groggily "camp!"
We went to the beach to throw some rocks in ol'Superior, the water is lower than I can ever remember it. We sat around the edge of the lawn and he was inquisitive about everything including some bugs that were no bigger than this . . Great Nanny had some small pebbles in her hand and showed them to him after naming them among other things, Pablo. She told him she was sad because she lost Pablo and he told her, "you no sad, you got me" They took a walk into the bush looking for bunnies, deer and moose and found a crocodile, pink I think he said.
For supper he ate pretty well and really enjoyed the pudding and whipped cream. He left half of it and when Dad and I cleaned up a bit it found the garbage. Of course he decided 30 minutes later to finish his pudding and was upset to find it gone. A piece of tort solved the problem.
Then has asked to go outside and then to see the tractors. Dad offered a ride but he declined until Nelson hopped on and showed him how. He shyly sat in front of Dad for a few laps around the yard.
He stayed on watch for moose and deer all the way back to the restaurant. He really likes Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. If you know it he was looking all over for the helicopter he thought he heard in the intro but he found Rush's Caress of Steel boring on the way out as he slept through it.
It was a great day and fun to have him by myself and to be able to share with Mom and Dad.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
Satellite imagery of the fire at Ham Lake in Northern Minnesota from the NASA Earth Observatory, with the smoke we're all smelling blowing in a bee line to Thunder Bay. Click the picture for a bigger look or here to see a full screen image.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
The other source also lists new and useful webpages. Appsource is also a PC Mag site so you may see the same thing more than once, click here for a link.
In the east I think The Senators are going to surprise everybody and put down the Sabres. The Sabres have not played as well as they did in the regular season and the Sens have gotten better as the playoffs go on.
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Monday, May 7, 2007
Sunday, May 6, 2007
X will be the starting point and hopefully it will soon be X-??lbs..
ps those aren't his teeth
Brandyn was fixin' his bike with a plastic stick yesterday so we decided it was time to get him some tools. Seems Auntie Mel needed his services out in Calgary but he was nowhere to be found so she had to take her car to somebody who charged a small fortune for the work.
We were watching Nanny's favourite game show 'Deal or No Deal' late Saturday night and the contestant's husband was in Falujah Iraq with the US Marines. His mom and dad were in the audience and they linked via satellite so the husband could help play the game. His mom and dad were in tears almost the whole time. It made me think that the worries we have for Mike are nothing in comparison. How could you possibly go to sleep every night with a loved one in harms way? Somehow Calgary and the middle east just don't compare.
Saturday, May 5, 2007
What's worse than having to re-activate Windows XP? How about a fake re-activation that steals your credit card information! Takashi Katsuki, a Symantec researcher has posted a note about a rather devious Trojan that they're calling Kardphisher. It's no great shakes technically, but it has a very convincing appearance.
When you reboot an infested system you get a highly realistic-looking warning from "Microsoft Piracy Control". It states that someone else has used your activation code; to prove you're the legitimate owner you must re-activate and provide a credit card number. If you click "No, I will do it later", then boom! The system shuts down. But if you proceed you'll get another very realistic form asking for billing information. It even asks for the code printed on the back of your credit card. Suppose you do get suspicious and decide not to activate - your computer shuts down. Nasty!
According to Symantec, if you've kept your Norton AntiVirus definitions up to date you're not at risk. But if you do find this Trojan has weaseled onto your system, I'm not sure yet what you can do about it. Symantec's detailed removal instructions all involve performing specific tasks at your computer. If you can't start it up, you can't follow those instructions. I'm guessing that you can get away with entering fake billing information just so you can get access to the computer. But I'm not sure! Final advice from Katsuki - follow Fox Mulder's maxim and Trust No One. (Cue the X-Files theme...).