A Post From My Old Website About What Hardware I Owned Circa 2002

Hardware

Pentium 3, 1Ghz Laptop, 256mg Ram, 30 gig HDD, dual boot windows xp home, and Redhat Linux 7.2, used mainly for my own personal uses

Pentium 2, 400Mhz Desktop, 192mg Ram, 20 & 40 gig HDD, windows 2000 pro, The following are served off of here: This website, an mp3 ftp site, my broadcasts for ragradio, and an irc server

Pentium celeron, 533Mhz Desktop, 192mg Ram, 10 gig HDD, Redhat linux 7.2, This was my first linux box, i will always have fond memories of it. it currently is pretty much a bot (for irc) server and a telnet server, so i can chat when im away from home.

 

Pentium 3, 1.2Ghz Desktop, 128mg Ram, 80 gig HDD, Windows ME, This is my wifes computer, she mostly uses it for playing diablo, and watching movies, it has a sony 19″ moniter with it, which we picked up the whole package for a great price.

Linksys 4 port router with built in switch, which connects all my LAN together.

Though it is a bit hard to see (its in the middle) this is an RCA digital broadband cable modem, which is what connects all this hardware to the internet.

 

 

 

Below this line is another post on my website I came across that shows me I was using Bit Torrent as of 2003.

Im not dead šŸ˜€

Broadband has returned, ftp is up.
If You think you need a login to my ftp that is back up and running, email me, [redacted] i will get back to you, also please include your preffered login name and password
hereĀ is a list of files on the ftp (updated 10-25-03)
hereĀ is a list of files that have been burned and can be put on the ftp if requested (updated 10-25-03)
WARNINGĀ if you download from the ftp between the hours of 11pm and 8 am you are probably fighting with bit torrent for bandwidth, dont complain when it goes slow.

My First Earthquake

I’ve lived in Reno for about 2.5 years now, and complained because we have earthquakes all the time and I’ve never felt one. Today I felt one for the first time. It just happened. I was sitting here on my couch watching facebook on the TV. I felt rumbling beneath the couch, that’s exactly what it was, a rumble. I’m on a first floor apartment. Anyway it lasted for about 2 seconds, long enough for me to go “what was that?” to Ashley.

Then the dog came running into the house barking. I said “I think that was an earthquake”. Ashley and I went outside to see if anything had happened (fence falling, neighbor blowing something up, etc.) and everything was peaceful.

I found thisĀ website that tells about the quake. It was a magnitude 4.2, and it shows the location relative to Reno. I’m so excited about my first earthquake! Twitter and facebook people in this area both confirm they all felt it too.

 

An article about it:

Earthquake: 4.2 quake strikes near Incline Village-Crystal Bay, Nev.

June 22, 2012Ā |Ā Ā 9:00Ā pm

A shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported Friday evening six miles from Incline Village-Crystal Bay, Nev., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:51 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 6.8 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was six miles from Tahoe Vista, six miles from Kings Beach, 16 miles from Reno and 96 miles from Sacramento.

In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

Reno Runamuck Race 2012

So this guy from church, Hunter for those that know him, sends me a text about a week ago saying “Man, you have got to come do this race with us!” I was like “race? have you seen what kind of shape I am in? There’s no way I could even finish a race man.” Anyway, after going back and forth with him about it I finally agreed to do it. Then he told me the entry fee was $30. Great, I’m going to pay $30 to be in this race that I probably won’t even finish. Then I find out shortly after that not only is this a race, but there is obstacles.

So come the day of the race the “Real Men Of Geenus” (sic) are lined up at the starting line. There were staggered starts because of how many people were in the race. So we start off cheering, I’m jogging along, then about 2 blocks later I’m done jogging and I start walking. We end up at the back of the pack (expected with me being as slow as I am.) I mean I’m used to running on a gym treadmill. This outside stuff is HARD!

So we get to the first obstacle. It’s tires that you have to run through. There are about 100 of them, I mean this was a LONG set of tires. I make it through that. Then there was some 2×4’s that were in a weaving pattern that you had to get across. The next obstacle is hay bales stacked 3 high that you have to jump up and over. There were 3 or 4 of these hurdles. Oh and in between these obstacles there was a lot of running (walking) in between them. They were not close together at all.

So the next obstacle was a tube that you have to crawl through. It’s a black tube so its all dark and scary inside. I actually started to freak out a little bit towards the last 1/4 of it because of how tight it was in that tube. At that point though I figured I’m already almost done, there’s the light at the end of the tunnel, just make it there and I’m good. Then I got to the end and had to stand up. *sigh

After that was a sack race kind of thing. You had to get into garbage bags and hop a long way. I got about 1/4 of the way through that and just said I can’t hop anymore and handed over my bag. After that was the mud pit. I think I read somewhere that the mud pit was 70 feet long. You had to get down on your hands and knees and crawl through it. If you’ve ever been swimming in a lake, it was kinda like that, but a LOT more dirt. I banged up my knees pretty good during that. Once we got out of that the Reno fire department was nice enough to hose us off with the fire hoses.

Once that was done then it was back the way we came. We had to climb over the hay again. on the way back. We had to do the tire thing again. Then we got hosed off 1 more time before they made us climb this giant set of steps to an inflatable water slide. Once I somehow managed to get to the top I slid the whole rest of the way down on my belly. I bounced a few times on it on the way down and that was slightly painful. There was another guy on our team named Josh. I almost took him out when I got to the bottom. Josh is skinny as a bean pole, so he didn’t slide as far as I did, and had stood up much sooner than I was able to. I managed to slide on my side right past him without taking him out.

Once we got off the inflatable slide it was just a short jog to the finish line where we picked up our Runamuck shirts and head bands for completing the race. We also got our picture taken in front of a Subaru car that was there. When that was over with the other guys took off and I went and sat in the river for a bit to help get some of the mud off of me.

I would like to give a huge thank you to Hunter, Josh, and Doug, my team mates who despite the fact that I slowed them down tremendously (all of them are in much better shape than I) they stayed with me the whole time. We managed to complete the race together. Also I don’t think we were the last team from our starting group to cross the line. However there were a couple teams from the starting group that started after us that did cross before we did. Anyway, thanks guys, you are the best. šŸ™‚

If You Voted For Obama The First Time Around, Here Are 33 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t This Time

Obama was a sellout when heĀ backed off on closing Guantanamo.

Obama was a sellout when heĀ backed off of his promise to keep lobbyists out of his administration.

Obama was a sellout when heĀ protected the Bush administration from prosecution for torture.

Obama was a sellout when heĀ authorized the assassination of U.S. citizens abroad.

Obama was a sellout when he rescinded on his promise to not prosecute marijuana users in states where it is legal, andĀ pushed for a 5 year prison term for a California-legal medical marijuana dispensary operator.

Obama was a sellout when heĀ prosecuted child-soldier Omar Khadr using evidence gained through torture.

Obama was a sellout when heĀ granted 27 waivers to oil companies drilling in the weeks following the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Obama was a sellout whenĀ he fought for, and won, the right to deny habeas corpus to detainees.

He was a sellout when heĀ blocked UN human rights investigations at Guantanamo.

HeĀ dropped charges against the CIA for destroying videotapes documenting torture of detainees.

HeĀ deported record number of undocumented immigrants.

HeĀ continued rendition of alleged terrorists to countries where they could be tortured.

He continuedĀ indefinitely detaining alleged terrorists, WITHOUT TRIAL.

HeĀ extended the PATRIOT Act, with no reforms.

HeĀ dramatically increased government secrecy, denying more Freedom of Information Act requests in 2009 than Bush did in 2008. So much for open government.

HeĀ cut a secret deal to kill the public option, while still campaigning on its behalf.

HeĀ defended Don’t Ask Don’t Tell from legal challenges.

HeĀ reaffirmed his opposition to same-sex marriage.

HeĀ granted waivers to 30 companies, including McDonalds, exempting them from health care reform.

HeĀ announced the single largest arms deal in history, of $60bil worth of arms, to Saudi Arabian dictatorship.

HeĀ gave permits to BP and other oil companies, exempting them from environmental protection laws.

HeĀ appointed Monsanto executive Michael Taylor to the FDA.

HeĀ appointed a former Monsanto lobbyist as Chief Agriculture Negotiator.

HeĀ appointed Timothy Geithner as Secretary of the Treasury.

HeĀ increased the use of combat drones in Pakistan.

HeĀ passed a massive Wall Street bailout at the expense of the taxpayers.

HeĀ played down the importance of the WikiLeaks documents.

HeĀ failed…Ā to address…Ā climate change issues. (three separate links here)

HeĀ pushed for mandatory DNA testing for those arrested for crimes, even if they have not been convicted.

HeĀ undercuts whistleblowers.

HeĀ promised $30bil in military aid to Israel over the next decade.

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Quote I Like

“Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.” -Ayn Rand

I challenge myself to write a list of my top 10 values and them prioritize them in order of importance. Then focus on being as true to them as I can.