Michael P. O'Connor archive
Date : September 2004

Finally got around to it

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Published on: September 30, 2004

I have had a to-do on my list for more then 3 months, and I finally got around to knocking it off my list. What is it you might ask, well it is that I needed to update the The Pittsburgh Area Lutheran Schools web site with the contact information of the different Lutheran Schools[…]

Wow this hard drive (on the gateway laptop) is borked

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Published on: September 30, 2004

I started the bad block scan last night around 1 am (EST) and it is still working on it, on the first partition that not that big less then 5Gb, I don’t think there will be much usable space on it after all the bad blocks are marked, maybe I have to get a new[…]

Finally

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Published on: September 30, 2004

I figure just a bit more of php out so now instead of having the old hack of doing an instant redirect when some one comes to my page to the blog, I just included it via php and there is no ugly redirection going on. This should make things just that much nicer for[…]

Just added a calendar

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Published on: September 30, 2004

It adds no functionality to the site; I just think it look cool on the site. I like the way it looked on other sites, so I have added one here. Next I would like to change the colors of the site. So in the next few weeks expect the colors of the site to[…]

Question

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Published on: September 30, 2004

I have been using Misc (no other place to put this stuff) more then I should, so I think I need more sections for my blog, I am open to suggestions, just leave a suggestion and if I like it, and find that it might be usefull, I will use it.

This is insane, but oh well

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Published on: September 30, 2004

I did not realize there was such a massive market in blog pinging. but today I found this site, http://pingomatic.com/blog/ and they promise to ping all the blog pinging sites. Ok that seams like a bit much, but hay who am I to judge, and hay since I had the info and my blog software[…]

Oh Well First

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Published on: September 30, 2004

It turns out the hard drive has some bad blocks on it, so I need to first format the file systems myself out side of the installer, since the installer does not have the option to check for bad blocks, that generated some errors on the beginning of the install. So I just started the[…]

Today is the day

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Published on: September 30, 2004

Well today is the day I blast my old Gateway laptop and put a *nix on it. I have finally decided on Linux, Red Hat Fedora Core. Why Red Hat? Well the reason is that I just don’t have the time to have fun with slackware Linux or *BSD, so I went with something that[…]

Mocha

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Published on: September 29, 2004

While scanning all my pictures I came across this one. It is of my childhood pet Mocha. I got him when I was 4 or 5 and he died when I was 23 or 24. He lived to be 19 years old. and I should correct myself, it did not seam that he was my[…]

Finished scanning the pictures

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Published on: September 28, 2004

I finished scanning all of my pictures (well I think all of them) and the final total for the total number of pictures that I have saved from the past is 91. They are now all on my iPhoto album. I am now going to really have to find a good way to back them[…]

Pictures, scan, over use of OSes

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Published on: September 28, 2004

OK I got a scanner today (got it for $40 at best buy, I had some certificates from them from their “rewards program” cost $10 to get it, and I got $40 from it ]hay it payed for itself] So I went to best buy today and picked up a scanner priced at $80) Now[…]

Never got the chance to take those picture

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Published on: September 26, 2004

ell I really wanted to take pictures of the boats at Point State Park, I was going to go down today, but things just came up so I could not get to do that, I wanted to do it yesterday, but I was busy helping some friends move and by the time I got on[…]

Oh man last night was a different one

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Published on: September 26, 2004

Well to start things off, when I got home at 11:30 last night and drove into the Church to park my car, I found a couple of underage kids drinking. Well when I came in they panicked, one jumped in the their car, the other when I asked if I could help them, just said[…]

Point State Park

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Published on: September 24, 2004

Today before I went to the ball field to help out with the Bush campaign I tried to see if I could go down to the point of point state park, it was closed. So I passed on and went to the park and helped out with the campaign. Well after we finished I went[…]

A small change to the site

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Published on: September 22, 2004

Alot of people have requested that I kill the frames on my page. So many so that I have gone ahead and removed the frames. I hope that people are happy with the new look of the site, I have moved the navigation bar from the left frame to a table on the right side[…]

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