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UK basketball

Posted on November 27, 2013 by

    Managed to get an invite to sit in some premier seats for the UK basketball game the other night. You know they are good seats when you look over your shoulder and see that Ashley Judd is sitting behind you. I didn’t take a lot of photos, because I didn’t want to be […]

Bad photos of Good cars

Posted on November 18, 2013 by

Dug out some photos from the car museum on the strip in vegas in 2009. These are taken with a 3GS, and with a bad operator, so don’t expect much. Still a couple of interesting shots.

Audi R8

Posted on October 19, 2009 by

Took the TT in for what will probably be its last visit to the Audi dealer for anything, and they had an R8 there…fresh from having it’s uber-expensive carbon-fibre breaks replaced. Apparently they were mis-handled after a track run, and it was trailered back to the dealer. I sorta think that’s a design flaw. With […]

UPS using Autozone Battery

Posted on September 14, 2009 by

I have a hodge-podge of UPSes, many are loaded to 80%+ capacity, and many are > 2 years old. As such my runtime during power failure isn’t even enough to actually shut down any of the machines. Instead of buying some new ones, I decided to experiment with using a ‘car battery’. These UPSes all […]

D’Orsay perfume info quest

Posted on December 23, 2013 by

A friend found these old D’Orsay perfumes. Looking for any information about them….

nmap strangeness on OSX

Posted on August 19, 2011 by

So I had a need to scan some hosts with nmap — in particular because ARD was too slow and tended to crash a lot scanning large networks, but also because I wanted to automate the process. nmap seemed like it would would fit the bill pretty easily. A basic ping scan as tested from […]

UPS Project nearly complete

Posted on October 4, 2009 by

The UPS project is nearly complete. The UPS and monitoring hardware arrived from eBay. The UPS was in its original box as advertised, and many of the components were unopened. The RBC43 APC battery pack, however, was dead. I expected as much — even if the whole unit was new, sitting idle a battery pack […]