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Date : April 2006

My progress on the Irish Tin Whistle

Categories: Irish Tin Whistle
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Published on: April 30, 2006

Well my progress on the Tin Whistle is not that great, but I am making some progress. For a while I had been using the crutches that the books had put in the music telling what holes to cover on the whistle. But for the last couple of weeks I have been working on being[…]

WPLUG today

Categories: Geekdom, WPLUG
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Published on: April 29, 2006

Today at WPLUG we had Bob Good from VMWare give a talk on VMWARE. It was an ok talk, but the coolest part was that Sean from http://www.smallbutdisorganized.com/ also was there. It was pritty cool to meet a fellow blogger from the area. What would have made it even cooller would have been if Rob[…]

My legs

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Published on: April 28, 2006

I have not posted about this in the past, but my legs have been giving me problems for a while (the last couple of years). I will get nasty leg cramps, and they will violently twitch at night, and when I say violently twitch, I mean that they will violently kick at night when I[…]

Lunch with a friend and biking

Categories: Biking, Friends
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Published on: April 28, 2006

Today I had lunch with a friend of mine from church that also work at Union Switch and Signal. We talked about a few things, it was a good lunch. The one subject that we covered that I wish to put here was that he said that he found one day an ad on his[…]

Game night

Categories: Family
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Published on: April 24, 2006

Tonight I had a few more friends over for games, we played Taboo and Trivial Pursuit. It started out normal, but then things started to get funny during the Taboo game. My friends came over around 6 and left around 10, it was a good night. We were talking about doing it again next week.

Mike and Kellie’s Wedding

Categories: Church, Friends
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Published on: April 22, 2006

A couple of friends of mine got married today. You can see the pictures I took at it here. I wish Mike and Kellie all the best. That is so far 1 out of 2 weddings that I will be going to this summer down, and 1 more to go. Mike and Kellie are friends[…]

Bikeing today

Categories: Biking
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Published on: April 20, 2006

Well today between biking to work, and to a friends house to fix their computer. And finally up to the Pittsburgh Irish Center. I biked a total of 18.82 miles today. I also was able to bike up Negley Av from 5th Wilkins. I think I might make the 1000 miles goal I have set[…]

Poker Tonight

Categories: Family
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Published on: April 19, 2006

Tonight I had a few friends over for food and games, we got a game of poker in. We had a good game. Most of my friends came over around 7 and left around 10. I like haveing friends over. I was able to use the new poker set my mother got me. There are[…]

Got my bike ride in

Categories: Biking
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Published on: April 15, 2006

Well I got my bike ride in today, I went for 30.01 miles. I must be out of shape, my legs hurt a bit right now. I guess I will have to rebuild them, so I can get back to my 50 miles in on day bike rides. But for my first bike ride out[…]

The GPS for my bike has failed.

Categories: Biking
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Published on: April 14, 2006

For the last few years I had been using a gps on my bike to track my speed and distance traveled. But my gps is not working any more. I could not get it to get a signal lock on the satellite. I even tried putting it on a roof for an hour and a[…]

South Park

Categories: News, Politics
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Published on: April 12, 2006

I love the show South Park, but this season they are really attacking many religions. I will admit I am afraid when they go after Christians for the first time this season. This is going to be a great season of South Park, but a lot of people will be offended this year, it is[…]

The High D on the Irish Tin Whistle

Categories: Irish Tin Whistle
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Published on: April 10, 2006

I don’t seem to be able to hit the high D on my Tin Whistle, this is driving me crazy, according to my chromatic I am hitting an A and not a D. I wish I could get that high D, I do ok if I try to play that note alown, but if I[…]

What a week

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Published on: April 9, 2006

As I have posted in my last post, it has been one heck of a week. First (these problems are nothing compared to what I will post at the end of this post) On Tuesday I had to take my bike into the shop. I don’t get it back till Saturday. I could have gotten[…]


Categories: Ham Radio
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Published on: April 5, 2006

Well tonight I finally got around to going to a SkyWarn class, so in a few months I should have a SkyWarn number. I have been doing the SkyWarn nets on the ham radio for a couple of years now, so it is about time I finally got to one of the SkyWarn classes. It[…]

Flooding in Europe (This worries me)

Categories: Family, News
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Published on: April 4, 2006

The BCC is running a news item about Flooding in Central Europe. This worries me. Why you might ask, my sister lives in Modling, Austria (this is just about 30 minutes outside of Vienna) , so I am worried about her, I am going to give her a call tomorrow to see how things are[…]

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