Entries from August 2008
August 26, 2008
I was feeling a little nostalgic today, so I started looking around for some pictures of some of my favorite places. I ran across this picture, which is of Pyramid Rock beach in Kaneohe, it’s on the Marine Corps base, and you can see a couple of the radar balls in the back ground.
I used to love to go hit this beach for boogie boarding. Lots of times I would get a couple of hours in during the wee hours of the morning before I had to go to work. My friend Bob would always try to get me to laugh right before the waves crashed down on me, so I wouldn’t have any air when it did. I can still feel the salt burning my sinuses.
Of course, this shot is taken from the water, and Pyramid Rock is directly behind the photographer. Thanks to HawaiianBeach for making the photo available on Flickr.
August 25, 2008
Last week I had Monday off, and I never got around to doing my 1 year ago post, so I’m really combining two weeks into this one. Work was so busy that I didn’t even do my wallpaper post, or Friday links post. I’ll try to make up for it this week.
A year ago I had just started getting into Podcast books, and told everyone about a great site to download Podcast Novels. I still make great use of this site. As a matter of fact, just today I posted about how to help a podcast novel author, and I first discovered her work over on PodioBooks.
Continuing on with the podcast novel theme, I also did a review of EarthCore and the author, Scott Sigler, was kind enough to drop by and leave a comment. Scott illustrated one facet of podcast authors, they love their audience, and really respond to their fans. Just the other day I received a response to an email I sent him.
On the technical side of things, there was a huge Skype outage, which was blamed on Windows Update rebooting a whole bunch of computers at the same time, and I told you how you can manually download definitions for Windows Defender.
August 21, 2008
There’s another free weekend for Team Fortress starting tomorrow. I posted about it over on Two Guys Tech. Lots of neat stuff being added. If you’re interested in Team Fortress 2, you should check it out.
August 20, 2008
Some of you may have been greeted by a "500 internal server error" when you were accessing this site. Sorry about that. Somehow, my .htaccess file became corrupted.
Thanks to Mark at BlueHost for figuring it out and fixing it!
I was really impressed because I called them, and only had to wait for something like 3 seconds before I was able to talk to him.
August 15, 2008
I’m sure that all of you are familiar with George Orwell, and most of you have probably read his writing. I know that I read “Animal Farm” and “1984” in school, then again later.
Although the classics stick with me, I hadn’t really explored any of his other writings, but looking through the bibliography in the link above, I already see many things that I would like to read.
Britain’s “The Orwell Prize”, an award for political writing, is publishing George Orwell’s diaries, in blog format. The Website is The Orwell Diaries.
Besides the fact that it’s a look into the life of a great writer, one interesting aspect is that the diaries start on August 9th, 1938, and the blog was started on August 9th, 2008, exactly 70 years after the entries were written.
If you’re interested in reading more about the diaries, read the blog’s about page. I know I’m interested in reading the blog, and seeing what Orwell’s thoughts were. I hope you’ll join me.