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Date : June 2005

He slides, he’s safe

Categories: Biking, Hay it is funny
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Published on: June 30, 2005

Today on my bike ride home from work, I was coming down a hill, at a higher rater speed then I should have been for the conditions of the road. The road was wet, as I rounded the bend I see a truck, so I figured I should slow down, the good thing was that[…]

A good joke

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Published on: June 30, 2005

A friend of mine posted the following on his blog While running an errand to make some copies of music, I was listening to a Pittsburgh Classic Oldies station. I heard Aretha Franklin’s “Respect”, and was shocked to discover that she’s a network protocol engineer! Towards the end of the song, there’s a break where[…]

The last day of Bike Fest

Categories: Biking, Pittsburgh stuff
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Published on: June 27, 2005

I went to the 2nd to the last event for Pittsburgh bike fest, it was a ride around the ‘burgh and a bit of history about civil unrest in the Pittsburgh area. It was a pretty good ride that lasted about 3 hours. I got some pictures from it in my picture section. I did[…]

Biking with friends

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Published on: June 27, 2005

A friend of mine was in town this weekend, and I did get to meet up with him today, since I did come over a bit early from the ham radio field day. He and I talked about doing a bike ride when he comes back for school in the fall. I found a new[…]

Field day 2005

Categories: Ham Radio
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Published on: June 26, 2005

I just got back (a bit early) from field day. I went with the W3YI armature radio club. I like going with W3YI club since they are not as into contesting that the other club I have done field day with. We have more fun there, while other clubs want you to man the radios[…]

Put more pictures up on the site.

Categories: Aquarium, Biking, Web Site
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Published on: June 20, 2005

I finally got the pictures I have tank over the last few days at bike fest up on my site in biking pictures area I got some good pictures Friday night at the West End you can see them here and here and the last one here I think that they are pretty good pictures[…]

Moving the baby zebra danios

Categories: Aquarium
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Published on: June 20, 2005

Today I started the move of the fish from they old 10 gallon tank that they grew up in and put them into the 20 gallon community tank, I part of me wanted to keep them in the 10 gallon tank so they could have a undisturbed life, but they are also schooling fish so[…]

Free Ride

Categories: Biking
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Published on: June 18, 2005

I went down to free ride today to see if I could learn how to re-tension a wheel. They explained it to me. Also we took my wheel of my bike and round that it was already straight. There was some one else that needed his back wheel needed to be re-tension, so he let[…]

What a day

Categories: Biking
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Published on: June 17, 2005

I got a couple of hours of biking. Then I wondered around the arts festival. I then headed up to a gym and rested for a bit, took a shower, then relaxed in the steam room, then I went into sauna to dry off for a bit. Then hit the shower again, got back into[…]

Story about digital cameras in the Post Gazette

Categories: Technology
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Published on: June 14, 2005

The Post gazette has a story about digital cameras today. I would like to pick it apart now. First they have an example of you have a loved one you take a picture and then delete it since it is not perfect. Well alot of people are more likely to keep more pictures, since cost[…]

Hay it is a bot party on my web site

Categories: Web Site
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Published on: June 14, 2005

I am seeing a lot of traffic from the search engine bots the last few days, the usual suspects include googlebot msnbot, and a new one is gigabot, and from what I can find from a google search on gigabot, is that it is a new search engine that wants to have more of an[…]

I hate windows

Categories: Technology, Work
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Published on: June 13, 2005

I really hate windows, today while tiring to get work done, I had to contend with 4 blue screen of death from XP, and then when that stopped, I find that Visual C++ crashes every time I try to compile something. I tried to compile other things and it continues to crash, I even tried[…]

TV quality

Categories: Technology
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Published on: June 11, 2005

I have had a lot of my friends say that I need to get a new TV since the quality of the picture on my TV was not all that great, there was always some snow on the picture no mater what the source of the signal was. And today I picked up a converter[…]

Another update on my baby fish

Categories: Aquarium
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Published on: June 10, 2005

As I said before, I found 6 fish fries in my tank back on May 26, I removed them to their own tank. Later I talked about the 5 zebra danios I had and I mentioned how I believed I must have lost one of the babies. Well this morning I found that I was[…]

Had to deal with a jerk today while biking

Categories: Biking
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Published on: June 10, 2005

Today I took a quick 30 minute bike ride today after work (I did not have much time today for fun and games since I had other responsibilities so I just did a quick run around Oakland) Well as I was going down one of the roads, I had some one yell at me, to[…]

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