Sad Christian in (x)snow

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Random update, DIY Wirelesss Guitar Hero

Yikes, it’s been nearly a month since I updated this last. A lot has happened since then… but I’ll skip to some more recent things. David is a Californian, as of last Tuesday! He kept busy buying furniture and waiting in line at the DMV, but I did manage to see him at my birthday dinner last week. He and I cooked dinner last night: Ahi tuna steaks with a southwestern papaya/pineapple/habanero salsa, and a habanero pilaf dish on the... Read More

Surely I’m not the only one?

Wait a minute, Doc. Are you telling me that you built a time machine.. out of a Saratoga? The way I see it, if you’re gonna build a time machine into a plane, why not do it with some style? Uh, does it run on regular unleaded gasoline? Unfortunately no, it requires something with a little more kick- plutonium.  Read More

Random Update

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve updated. Nothing on its own recently has inspired me much to write, but I have some smallish things to mention. I have a new laptop on the way! My 700 MHz Pentium III with 192MB of RAM was just getting too clunky for day-to-day use. I recently ordered a Thinkpad T43 with 2GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, and SXGA+ 14.1″ display. It shipped Monday, and I can’t wait to start using a Real Computer. At work,... Read More

CIA Updates, Cappucino in The City

Database v7 Well, it’s been a busy past couple days, but I have some great news to report with regards to CIA. The new database backend I’ve been hacking at for the past couple weeks is now in place, and the performance is great. So, to back up a bit… CIA uses MySQL. It has for almost 2 years now. There are many things CIA does that SQL works great for: storing the smaller bits of metadata on each project/author, tracking the association... Read More