Archive for November, 2005

Trebuchet

November 28, 2005

With plans for a 1.5x scale and a $85.66 receipt from HomeDepot, we’ve started building the second trebuchet! So far, we’ve spent 15 man-hours on it, and that includes the time to purchase the materials.

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General Atomics

November 27, 2005

Urban MaglevSo I got a tour of General Atomics today. The good news is that cameras were allowed. The bad news is that I left all the memory sticks back at the house, for the digital SLR I brought. Though, I did have tape for the DV cam I brought.

We got to see the Urban Maglev they are working on, and the battery banks for their rail gun project. But we were unable to get into the buildings for fusion projects or to see a torpedo that they were playing with.

They’ve got an awesome campus, which includes: pools, tennis courts, basketball courts — and get this, a sand pit for beach volleyball! Complete with a cafeteria, and beautifull landscaping all around.

Print Server!

November 22, 2005

Print Server
After a few days of playing around, I finally got my linux box to take on the role of network print server. I spent sooo long trying to get the linux box to talk to the HP Deskjet through the SMC Barricade. The problem ended up being that I didn’t have the cups daemon running!

But anywho, it’s all working now. I can print from the linux box, and I can print from any windows client on the network. I’ve still got to test my brother’s Macs, though.

Depressing…

November 20, 2005

Today, I had two MySpace emails to add people to my friends list. One person I knew from high school and the other I knew from a previous church. Cool.

So, I start looking at their friends to see if I knew any of them, so on and so forth. I found quite a few people I went to school with. Which is way cool, ’cause I graduate with a class of 17! (300 total K-12) It was quite interesting to see where these people are now, having not seen or heard from them in 7 years. Some were doing things with their lives, and some weren’t. Some I could have predicted. Some I couldn’t have.

But what disappointed me, was the number of people who have fallen so far from the Chrisian walk they appeared to have in high school. Was it not real to them then? ‘Cause it doesn’t look like it now.

Lunch for a Buck

November 10, 2005

Working at a university has it’s perks. I can eat lunch at the cafeteria for only $2. Except on the first Thursday of the month, when it’s Lunch for a Buck! But this Thursday is different…

“Today is “Lunch for a Buck” in Cunningham Dining Room—from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You can look forward to enjoying sliced turkey and all the fixings.”

I guess Thanksgiving comes early at PLNU!

Nerd-ish Tests

November 5, 2005

54% NerdIn reply to Dan’s “Nerd Servey“…

That “Nerd Quiz” was whack! I’ve concluded I don’t like “Nerds.” …
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Hair today…

November 3, 2005

I cut my hair. Just thought you would like to know…

Lost it!

November 1, 2005

So, I was transfering some rather large files (thanks Jesse) from my laptop to my server…. and then I get this notice “Not enough disk space”. Doh! My file server is full!!

Time to look for a network RAID solution? Did I hear terabyte?

What should I do?! Hit me back!

Got it!

November 1, 2005

My miniature katana came in the mail today. It’s a little smaller than I expected. The stand and Tsuka (handle) are plastic, I was hoping for wood. The Saya (scabbard/sheath) is made of wood. And of course, the blade (Nagasa?) is metal.

I’m happy with it. And can’t wait to get a real one!
(anatomy of a Katana)