Saturday, July 29, 2006

gmini 120

we are prepping for our trip and pulled the Gmini 120 0ut after a prolonged sleep. we fully expected the battery to be completly dead, or worse yet not work at all due to a year of neglect, but it worked perfectly and the battery still had a charge.

should I need to work on this baby later, i'm putting a note to self that more info is available HERE

Friday, July 28, 2006


I got my new corporate credit card (mastercard), called to activate it, and was transferred all over the system until a person finally picked up and said the computer systems were down and they could not activate the card. they then proceeded to ask me if there was anything else they could help me with.

hmmmm....... let me think, your a technology based company, and YOUR COMPUTERS ARE DOWN.... no.. theres nothing you can help me with india.... thankyou.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

On The way out

Today I had my 6 month evaluation, as if once a year isn't good enough, they break it down into 6 month intervals now.basically it boils down to the department I work for is black listed and 'officially sucks' as viewed by the upper ups, and everyone that has control over the destinies. I'm viewed as having too many HR problems (either personally, or direct-reports that have HR problems, i'm not sure) and am given a ranking of LEP, least effective GE lingo, thats you suck and need to find a new job.I'll run limited damage control before the alaska trip, and continue when I get back, but its starting to look like the smog is more appealing.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006


i found a very good article on basic photography. I keep forgetting to keep an eye out for a very low Fstop lense, just so I can see the difference.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Fin. Management

Woohoo! I get my $600 back! (work reimburses me if I get a B or better) I passed my class that I took this summer. I am now officially 1/3 done with the MBA. THis was the best class i've taken so far and I got to learn how to use a new (to me) style calculator. the HP 10BII financial marvel with 80's technology. I highly recommend ANY class from our fine instructor Sheri F. from UNR. by far the most educated, helpful and entertaining instructor (phd) we'd had thus far. I think she will be a hard one to top and i'm not saying that cause I got an A. I deserved a B, and would have been happy with that. the class was great!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

wiki on a stick

wiki on a stick is an AWESOME implentation of wiki! I have been looking for an easy way to create and maintain simple FAQ and HELP pages for my direct reports at work. most people use an archaic system of crappy word .DOCS that look terrible, print terrible, and are horendous to create. I had resigned myself to writing straight HTML and using my less than steller style to put it all together.

I started reading up on wiki. I found out about wiki from, an online user generated repository of information. afterall, if you can't find what you want in google, its probably in wikipedia. as I looked around, I found complex database driven wiki's, and thats not what i'm interested in. I want something simple, easy, and fast.

This implementation lives in a single HTML file. the base file is around 50kb. no servers to install and maintain, and nothing to setup. just start clicking and creating. Thanks WIKI on a STICK!!

*note, a similar program,
may be more feature rich, but seems bloated to me.