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Archive for March, 2009


The funniest gadget

So I was looking through the available gadgets on Microsoft’s site.  When I ran into a gadget that counts down the day to the new version of Ubuntu being released.  That is hilarious.  I love both operating systems, and with some of the changes that MS has implemented into Windows 7 I think they are giving Linux a run for it’s money on the cool factor.  Of course they are still way over priced.  Either way you can’t do everything you want to do in Linux that you can in MS….easily. 😉


Finally on the Dirt again

Last week I went to REI to buy a part that has been causing me a bunch of problems and has also been my excuse/reason for not going on a good long REAL mountain bike ride.   I ended up buying a new rear rim which was a little more than I intended on spending but then I didn’t have to wait for my buddy to lace up my old rim with new spokes.  Either way I brought the rim home and tweaked the derailer enough to make riding the next day bareable.  I called up my good buddy Gerald and asked him to meet me up in Auburn.  I haven’t been on the trail in a long time so other than all my time in the gym I didn’t think I was going to do too hot.  We decided to do the Forest Hill Divide Trail and the Connector.  It’s about a 16 mile loop.  Honestly it’s on the short side of riding compared to what I used to do but it sounded like a good ride to get my legs back, or to at least kick my ass enough to make me realize how out of shape I am.  None-the-less I did way better than I expected.  I still got my ass kicked but only dabbed one climb which was partially because some other riders got in my way.  I did start to cramp up pretty bad close to the end but overall kept a 8 mph. average.  Here is my motionbased gps info:

Bottom line is I had a lot of fun.  I’m really glad my buddy Gerald could make it out there.  He is such an inspirational person to be around and a great rider too.  I can’t wait to get out on the dirt again!!! 


Solid State Drives

This video is a great example of what I’ve been saying for years.  Just think it won’t be long until these drives are standard in all pc’s and we won’t even be using regular ram at all.