Here is round two of painting the car gloss black. I have here several pictures that I took. The finish is far from perfect, but I could have dumped another 18 rattle cans of paint on it and still not been happy. I just had to stop and say good ‘nuf. If you would like to help putting a geek in a race car and place your name on my car, visit my sponsorship information as well as current sponsors listing for the 2011 season! The helmet was $169. $20 helps and [Continue Reading]
As promised, I have here several pictures that I took throughout the day to show that I really am going to hit the dirt track starting on May 7, 2011. My wife has figured out how we will bumper sticker the car by printing out each persons name and sticking them on the car. If you would like to help putting a geek in a race car and place your name on my car, visit my sponsorship information as well as current sponsors listing for the 2011 season! Even though the car [Continue Reading]
Happy Birthday Kitties! Even though all three of them were not actually “born” on Easter, we celebrate their birthdays on the “day we brought them home”, which was… Easter 12 years ago for 25 pounder “J” and 8 years ago for the much smaller Brother and Sister pair of “Houdini” and “K”. Getting these shots took lots of effort, a dedicated additional lighting system (the house is kept dungeon dark) and a tripod (keeping a camera semi-stable without one is silly, even though I attempted it) for my Droid 2 [Continue Reading]
In a departure from my usual, here I list my “Top 18 Hardest Hitting Bass Tracks of All Time“. From the 80’s till today, many have no equal. The links included go to YouTube where, if and while available, you can listen for yourself. Granted, YouTube is not the best when it comes to sound, but you will get the idea. It is worth noting that I am sure other good bass lines exist, but this list is tuned more to my liking and opinion not “all” available tracks. I started with [Continue Reading]
I use an APC UPS, more specifically, a Back-UPS BX1500G and two services are installed as software (PSPE) to control this piece of equipment on Windows 7 64-bit. This service takes care of testing and actually switching to battery power if needed and through my testing is required. Service Name: APC UPS Service Description: PowerChute Personal Edition service for managing battery backup power events Path to executable: “C:\Program Files (x86)\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\mainserv.exe“ Startup type: Automatic (Started) The second service takes care of calculating energy usage and sending it to APC. [Continue Reading]
The recent annoyance of random “Server 500” errors experienced by many visitors (including me) should be solved (or at least, minimized). After tweaking, modifying software parameters and basically running out of further options to customize, I had only one choice to fix things to my satisfaction. Ultimately, I had to, once again, upgrade my hosting account and throw more money at the problem to provide additional resources to accommodate demand. What was triggering the 500 errors was lack of memory and no amount of adjustments, caching and tweaking would meet [Continue Reading]
Since, in recent history, I displayed quite a distaste for FF14, I thought I would post some good news for those gamers looking for a World of Warcraft alternative without having to relearn a game from scratch, as well as be forced to fight through silly game breaking bugs that 30 minutes of game play could have identified. RIFT was recently released and I thought I would give it a shot. Honestly, I was not expecting much as I have been disappointed greatly in the lack of quality game releases the last [Continue Reading]
With the recent Chrome Beta version 10.0.648.127, I was having this nagging issue about the “bookmarks bar” appearing seemingly random and then going away. After a bit of observation, it looks like if you open a new tab, the bar would be there, then when clicking on a site link (say, on your “recent” home page thumbnail view), the bookmarks bar would disappear. This rapidly annoyed me, so I knew an option had to exist to stop that behaviour and it is in a strange (in my opinion) location (not in [Continue Reading]
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is released and I encourage everyone to update their systems now. You can do this by going to Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Update and check “Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (KB976932).
A issue that has nagged me for many moons with Flash Player Videos is not being able to keep the video full screen on my second monitor while working on the primary monitor. Now, accoring to Adobe’s Flash Player 10.2 release notes, it is included by default, without having to modify DLL files. Download the latest release to activate this feature or update Chrome by going to the options and selecting “About Google Chrome” to update the browser automatically. Enjoy!