Wednesday, 26th of January, 2005
I was at U-Wrench-It today and I was walking along the imports section out of curiosity, and I stumbled upon an old Subaru RX turbo 4x4! Subaru turbo performance apparently has a tradition - there was a teeny tiny turbo mounted on the 1.8L boxer-4. 5-speed manual and a manual transfer case for 4x4. Cool.
Friday, 21st of January, 2005
So there are a lot of printers out there that have both USB and parallel port connections in the back of the printer - backwards compatible to allow you to use it with an ancient computer without USB. I've tried every now and then I hook up one computer to the USB, and another computer to the parallel port, and of course it's never worked. However, today I gave it another shot on a client's HP Deskjet 5650 and it actually worked - a hidden feature I suppose. There are many other HP printers that I've tried this with and it simply won't do it. This is good, because this person needed 2 computers hooked up to the printer and one of them didn't have a working network card.
Saturday, 15th of January, 2005
Haley and I went bald eagle watching at the old Chain of Rocks bridge this morning. That bridge is really awesome, it's nice that they've managed to preserve the old road bridge so that we can walk on it now. There were eagles to see too - it was cool.
The afternoon consisted of walking through the World of Wheels hot rod show downtown. There were some hot rods there that definitely had lots of time put into them, it was amazing. There was a little bit of something for everyone - trucks with big lift kits, slammed trucks, restored cars, audio/video, motorcycles, ricermobiles, and even lifted golf karts. Hmmm.
Sunday, 9th of January, 2005
Back in St. Louis, this evening I went out to Fulton, MO to play for Matt Blunt, the new Missouri governor's prayer service. It went really well. There was a lot more media there than we or the governor-to-be probably expected, and there was certainly a lot of secret service and police agents.
Friday, 7th of January, 2005
Today's activity consisted mostly of visiting Fredericksburg. Went through the National Museum of the Pacific War, and it was really good - it's nice to see so much information of the Pacific side of WWII.
Thursday, 6th of January, 2005
Flew down to Austin yesterday to visit Haley and her family. Today we ran around and looked at things like the Governor's Mansion and the state capital. Not only is the Texas state capital taller than the U.S. capital, but most of it is underground! There's a pretty new section of the capital that sits completely underground, with intelligently placed skylights that are at ground level.
Saturday, 1st of January, 2005
There is an unplanned coincidence between New Year's Day and some non-visual upgrades to this website. Both software and hardware has been updated for free (salvaged computer parts), and actually very little time on my part. We're rollin' now on a Pentium 4, and I've set up a streaming audio server, so all the audio files on my Music page stream except for the new MP4 format. I also experimented with playlist streaming, and you can stream the entire Ladue Strolling Strings CD all in sequence from the server too.