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November 9, 2012

After playing with the phone for a bit, I managed to get wifi working. However, I lost cellular data. Gah!!

After spending a lot more time, I had no luck getting the cell data working. So, I had to flash my way back to a stock ROM.  Well, at least I’m still rooted.

If you’ve never rooted or jailbroken a device before, I recommend you don’t start. I would compare it to jumping off a cliff holding onto a kite hoping you fly. If it works, it’s exciting. When things look like they are falling apart, its a rush. When you realize that you’ve just bricked a device, it’s devastating.

CyanogenMod 9 on Motorola Atrix 4G

November 7, 2012

Around mid September 2012, I flashed CyanogenMod 7 onto my Motorola Atrix 4G. It took me a couple days to find apps that provided the services/functionality that I was missing from Motoblur. But, overall, I think I liked CyanogenMod better. Except for one part: my wifi stopped working.

I just now finished flashing CyanogenMod 9 onto my phone. What was the first thing I checked? Does my wifi work? Nope. ARGH!

So, now I’m wondering if I have a hardware issues. Or, perhaps I need some additional drivers for CyanogenMod to operate my wifi antennae.

Fresh Baked Banana Bread

October 27, 2012


I just baked some fresh banana bread. Yum!

Sprinkler timer installed

August 8, 2010

Saturday evening, I installed our sprinkler timer. I’m very excited about the way this is coming together.

Dishwasher? Check!

July 22, 2010

Last night, after Comic-Con (of course!), I finished installing the dishwasher.  Hooray!

Sprinklers are nearly done

July 19, 2010

This weekend, Crisha and I made a lot of progress on the sprinklers.

We built a manifold for the four valves that we’ll start with. We still need to run the funny pipe and drip irrigation and program the sprinkler timer. We hope to get the rest done in the next week or so.

We also mounted a garden hose on the fence. And, I was able to re-use a 1/2 in. shut-off valve, so that I can turn off all the sprinkler valves (should something go horribly wrong), while keeping the garden hose charged.

Bazinga! 😉

One Year

July 19, 2010

Yesterday, Crisha and I celebrated our One Year Anniversary.

I love you, babe! 🙂

new location

July 16, 2010

I’m excited to say that this blog is moving to

I’m also hoping that Crisha and I will be a bit more active than I have been over the last … long while.

Sprinkler progress

July 14, 2010

It was a little harder to start than I anticipated, but I’ve busted out most of the cement around the water bib next to the strawberry plants. I plan to install sprinkler valves and drip irrigation to water the vegetables and plants along this side of the house.

Yesterday, I was able to pull a string between the carport attic and the house attic, over the carport doors. I’m excited to be able to pull cables through there. I’m thinking about putting phone and maybe data ports in the carport closet, as well as pull a control line from the garage door opener into the house — and, of course, sprinkler lines from the controller in the laundry room out to the strawberries.

Cabling Photos

December 16, 2009

I have uploaded some photos to Flickr (here) from our cabling projects: Preping for Network and Cabling Started, Worked Stopped.