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I Fear Being Defined

I don’t have a tattoo. I’ve thought about it, and I certainly am curious about it. Does it really hurt? Can I take it? Who am I? What would I get written on me permanently? This?… The reason that I don’t have a tattoo is that I have…

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Too Busy To Post

To be honest, I am actually stumped. I just don’t know what to write about. Rolling Ball Sculpture I have most of a metal tree built to support the track of the new RBS. But something about it just doesn’t seem right. The tree itself is cool looking,…

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News Year’s Resolutions

I resolve to do the following: Work in the garage more. I want to build the ball lifter for a new rolling ball sculpture. I got a new band saw blade that cuts through 1/8” thick steel like butter, even running the blade too fast, and I’m on…

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Driving in The Snow

Dear random internet person, I once had to stop two cars back from a stop sign. There was snow on the road and the road was on a bit of a hill. There was no way to get out and measure the snow composition and compaction, and no…

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The Charms Bar – An Oddity

Start Screen with Charms Bar Over there on the right side of the screen is the Charms Bar. It is an oddity to me because it has system-centric information as well as app-centric information. Compare that to the application bar, a feature that many but not all apps…

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Tunnel Creek Road

Population Growth in Sports I went on a mountain bike ride yesterday. I rode up Tunnel Creek Road, in Incline Village, up to the Flume Trail. The last time I was on this road was more than fifteen years ago. It was brutal. When I did this ride…

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X3 to X4 Chip Upgrade

I was using a 2.8 GHz AMD Phenom II x3 chip for quite a while. I bought that chip because it was a bit cheaper at the time than the X4 version and it was a huge upgrade from the single core chip that I had before it….

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Image Upload Size Test

Invalid Server Response – The response to the metaWeblog.newMediaObject method received from the blog server was invalid. The WLW log file found at “%LOCALAPPDATA%\Windows Live Writer” shows a line that explains the above error in more detail: <br />  <b>Fatal error</b>:  Out of memory (allocated 26476544) (tried to…

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Recent Biking Adventures

I decided to take a break from programming topics on this blog and write about my mountain bike and how it sat for more than ten years unridden. But really, there is no point in writing about my bike gathering dust. Instead, I’m writing about how I got…

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Microsoft Surface and Windows 8

I’ve been using Windows 8 for a few weeks now as the main operating system on three computers. I also have Windows 7, XP, Linux, and OSX iMac, computers. I’ve gotten past the initial hatred of Windows 8 and I think that I can do a reasonable and…

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