Archived Entries

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July 15th, 2010

Could it be? Has MTV finally removed their head from their ass?

June 20th, 2010

Stay classy France. There is no app to make an iPhone 3G waterproof, iPhone4 here I come.

June 9th, 2010

Attention California and the North American West Coast(mostly California though):

May 19th, 2010

Project Force is complete.

May 10th, 2010

Credit where credit is due.

February 11th, 2010

Though we are +10 months away, I have found the #1 item for my x-mas list this year.

February 1st, 2010 is 6 years old :)

January 27th, 2010

I have removed the Flash intro from my page. I'm hoping for a quicker, cleaner, and mobile friendly look for Alderaan :)

January 24, 2010

radiolobe @

December 8th, 2009

Project Force is underway. C3P0 is undergoing major upgrades in an attempt to virtualize each host in the dagobah domain minus my current backup solution(subject to change, like anything else). The result of this project should yield less heat while using less hardware and electricity to run all hosts in the Dagobah System, for FREE. VMware ESXi is pretty cool stuff.

December 7th, 2009

Psyched about watching A.C. St. Louis this spring.

Novemeber 26th, 2009

1) Who in their right mind tries to rip off the US Navy?
2) Why is the DOD doing business with companies like this?

November 18th, 2009

Republicans can't seriously take this woman into consideration to represent their party, can they?

October 27th, 2009

Blackberry spyware is now mainstream.

October 5th, 2009

Praying for 7424.

October 2nd, 2009

No words... Should have sent a poet.

September 27th, 2009

The future of training wheels:

September 15th, 2009

Learning the magic of LVM.

September 1st, 2009

...but the Mac commercial said it was resistant to viruses!

July 31th, 2009

Most work for an IRA or the 401k. I'm planning for the PGA.

July 29th, 2009

Running the Asigra client as a home backup unit is highly enjoyable.

July 26th, 2009


July 16th, 2009

Driving back from Chicago I found a desperate need for stickers like these.

July 9th, 2009

RIP Kyle Torretta.

June 10th, 2009

Trent Reznor learns about internet trolls. "Idiots rule" indeed.

May 24th, 2009

Toon Doom. A goal would've probably saved the Magpies. Any goal, but the one put in our own net.

April 27th, 2009

Amid threats of the Swine Flu I enjoy a delicious BBQ pork sandwich and thank the maker(yes, I know you don't get it by eating pork).

March 17th, 2009

My router is now running DD-WRT firmware. Converting a relatively cheap piece of home networking equipment into a robust router is ridiculously easy.

March 10th, 2009

3PM vs 3AM

Feburary 25th, 2009

2009 Mardi Gras pics are up - sort of.

Feburary 1st, 2009 is 5 years old :)

January 28th, 2009

Correctly facing north-east.

January 16th, 2009

December 26th, 2008

I've finally graduated to an xbox360 and can't wait to start streaming media from my mythTV box to the xbox360. Just one problem, the xbox is designed to accept streamed media from only Windows Media Player or Center running from a Windows media server is Linux :`( What am I to do? Do not fret, Twonky is a 'free' Universal Plug and Play(UPnP) server which accomplishes the same task for many Linux distributions and Macs.

December 25th, 2008

Merry Christmas! Let's review the Christmas toy checklist:
1)Wii? Check.
2)Xbox 360(w/ FIFA 2009)? Check.
3)Icon A5? Fail. :(

November 9th, 2008

Necaxa is Liga Latino Futbol de St. Louis Champions!

October 12th, 2008

knee_surgery1 != knee_surgery2

August 21st, 2008

NIN - Lights In The Sky pics and videos are up. Such a good show.

August 19th, 2008

Rest in peace LeRoi Moore.

July 27th, 2008

La Liga de St. Louis getting press from the RFT.

July 24th, 2008

Watching a lot of Jeremy Cioara videos. Praying for a decent bullpen.

May 2nd, 2008

Project Endor is now complete. I'm extremely happy with the end result. My favorite project so far. :)

May 1st, 2008

Charles Fuller:"...but den I add 9 zeros and 'billion' to da middle line - we rich yo."
Friend:"You a genius kid. Want me to hold yo gat and dosia while you in da bank?"
Charles Fuller:"Nah, Ill be right back."

April 8th, 2008

Yo ahora juego para Necaxa STL en el St. Louis la Liga Latino.

April 1st, 2008

I know I'm a few seasons late but "The Hills" is the best show ever! LC is soooo lucky. I can't believe the friends, the jobs, and social situations which develope. Good thing MTV just happends to be there to record it all. Plus I didn't think about rocking the peach fuzz beard when in high school. No wonder Heidi is so in love. So much style, so much social innovation, I am addicted.

February 22nd, 2008

First Speed Racer, then Ghost in the Shell, now Akira is in the works. Japanese Anime/Manga becoming a Hollywood trend?

February 14th, 2008

Water + Crystal =

February 5th, 2008

Mardi Gras 2008 pics are up.

February 1st, 2008 is 4 years old :)

January 23th, 2008

In light of the latest proclamation of war on Scientology by the group known as "Anonymous", I present Tom Cruise in his finest role to date. If you like the first four seconds of the Mission Impossible theme you're going to love this video since it's stretched over 9 mins of Tom rambling on about Scientology's responsibility to the human race(and the true depth of his insanity). The poster boy for Scientology:

January 12th, 2008

Holy sand, never heard of it.

January 9th, 2008

Beautifully stated. Horribly pictured.

December 31st, 2007

Happy New Year. Last day of being able to drive I-64/Route 40. 30 mins to work - 35 mins home. Here I come I-70.

December 14th, 2007

Looking for online storage, free? Combine the Firefox add-on Gspace and w/ a gmail account for gigs of free FTP type storage. Windows, Mac, and Linux compatible.

December 7th, 2007

A sobering example of evil which hides behind a badge. Granted the suspect took a 7 year weapons charge without blinking, so he was probably guilty, but props on out witting the 'cop'. Dapper has made the jump.

November 3rd, 2007

In a recent trip to Chicago I was able to catch the Icelandic band Múm(moom).

October 20th, 2007

A reminder to give respect when respect is due.

October 4th, 2007

Further proof purchasing technology support from any company with 'geek' or 'nerd' in the name is a rip off.

September 30th, 2007

Tonight's 60 Minutes story on Rebecca Riley who died at age 4 from a combination of meds(mostly consisting of anti-depressants) shows the typical juvenilization and greed of human mental medicine by medical doctors who use thier status to pimp the companies they invest in. Patients should not be lab rats.

September 11th, 2007

St. Louis needs more tennis courts. My celebration of 3 decades has produced the components needed for Project Endor. Hopefully Ill finish before the year ends.

September 1st, 2007

Cool hidden application hidden w/ in Google Earth.

July 11th, 2007

Ubuntu making application installs more user friendly in a very linux way. The beauty of APT.

June 27th, 2007

My conclusion? He was a drunk, she got sick of it, then shot him. He wakes up in shock and thinks its the worst hangover of his life. The cops then let her know how bad of a shot she is.

June 22nd, 2007

The end of an era has come.

June 21st, 2007

ATM scams have been around for quite sometime. Usually they involve sophisticated technology and equipment to steal valuable information about your account. The latest scam uses a piece of plastic and assistance from the thief themselves. AKA - The Lebanese Loop

June 15th, 2007

For all of you lost when it comes to Star Wars, here is a map of the entire galaxy that was so long ago and far, far away. Note, Alderaan is/was in the center of it all.

June 13th, 2007

What type of U.S. accent do you have?

June 12th, 2007

Chief Medical Officer position now available in L.A.

June 5th, 2007

We'll be down a while. Getting new AC. See you on the otherside.

June 1st, 2007

every click you take
every message you make
they'll be watching you

May 14th, 2007

Skill(skil) n. - 1. Proficiency, facility, or dexterity that is acquired or developed through training or experience. 2.

May 2nd, 2007

Conan Top Ten Moment lastnight. Too many martinis C3P0 is classic.

April 15th, 2007

The Holiday is the worst movie ever.

March 19th, 2007

Just incase anyone wondered, a Porche DOES NOT have the same marketing value as a cup of coffee.

February 1st, 2007 is 3 years old :)

January 23rd, 2007 is reporting rights have been purchased to make a live-action remake of Ghost in the Shell. Between the original and sequel movies, plus the Stand Alone Complex series there is a ton of potential for this movie. Hopefully The Laughing Man will make an appearance.

January 19th, 2007

Have you ever seen the TV camera during NFL games that seems to literally float a few feet above the heads of players on the field? I've often wondered how they get such cool video of the game. The whole system is operated by a Linux distro called RTLinux.

January 18th, 2007

More proof Sylvia Browne is a fraud.

January 8th, 2007

Picture-in-picture is so 20th century.

January 5th, 2007

Extreme Lazer Tag hacking. Check out the air propelled IR rockets and snipping focus lens. Geeky, but very cool.

January 3rd, 2007

Happy Holidays/New Years. Sorry the site was down for so long(if anyone noticed). My new job has me crazy busy and I cant believe its already 2007. Again I have a resolution to post more. Guess we'll see.

November 7th, 2006

Some pretty cool linux commercials.

November 2nd, 2006

There is another story of a woman unexpectanltly having a child(which still blows my mind). Regardless, when women having babies 'out of the blue' becomes a common situation, I would tend to think obesity is a certified epidemic. I can see it now, "Doc, my stomach is cramping up and really hurting. You think its gas?" "No ma'am, thats your son."

October 31st, 2006

Happy Halloween. Since the 9/11/01 attacks on the nation's airline companies there has been a hike in prices known as the 9/11 fee applied to each ticket purchase. Where does that money go? Well here in St. Louis $160k of the spent tax money is being put in storage because airport officials have deemed it an eyesore and cant agree on where to put it. Dont you typically spend $160k on equipment you need and already have a plan for? The knee is getting better. Congrats Cards.

October 19th, 2006

Dear God. Please make Tony LaRussa disappear from St. Louis baseball. You dont have to kill him or have him hurt, just disappear. I will glady forfeit two losing seasons to have that cancer removed from our game. Please replace him with any chimp from the zoo that has the sense to not play someone with a hurt shoulder, do play someone who is batting 1000 in the post season, and can recognize talent when he sees it. Please take Izzy also.

Cardinal Nation

October 12th, 2006

Many systems on the Dagobah System have been updated and the majority of my machines now run Ubuntu Linux. It is highly recommended. In other news, fat people rejoice. Coca-Cola is coming out with a new green-tea drink that will supposedly burn 60 to 100 calories per every 36 ounces consumed. I'll believe it when I see it.

September 29th, 2006

Finally the MLS takes note of how the rest of the world's successful soccer leagues operate.

August 25th, 2006

Windows XP users can now get a good portion of the Aero Glass goodies that Microsoft Vista contains by using the Vista Transformation Pack designed by Windows X. Its still considered very experimental but is more stable than ever. Im now using it and am very happy w/ it. Using System Restore is highly suggested, just incase.

August 18th, 2006

Nigel Richards spun records at Dantes lastweekend.

August 11th, 2006

My car computer project has been done for about 6 months now. I ran into a few audio and power issues initially but can now say Im very confident and happy with the end result.

August 2nd, 2006

Toilet-paper Busting 101

July 26th, 2006

Our nation needs more people like Charles Moore in this world.

July 24th, 2006

The what, how, and why of encrypting your internet message data.

July 18th, 2006

Every summer there are at least 10 consecutive days where it is 93 degrees or hotter here in St. Louis. Hitting 100 is pretty hot but is not unheard of. The last phrase I would use to describe the current heat wave that has hit most of the nation is "Insanity. Insanity!" I bet things wouldve sucked 300% more if you lived before air conditioning, refrigeration, or electricity became such a standard in our society. I cant imagine today's temperature(currently 96), living in a home made of sticks and buffalo skin, sweating my ass off in 85% humidity, and knowing that if I wanted something to eat for lunch Id have to run around in the heat and kill it. These hot days were much better when all I had to do was go swimming each day but I will take this anytime over walking to work in pain because my ears, nose, and fingers are frostbitten. You are spoiled, I am not insane.

July 4th, 2006

I have no pics from Fair Saint Louis this year because it sucked. They didnt even have an air show for this year. It was only two days(Saturday and Tuesday) and practically every vital street in the city has construction work on it. I drove a few blocks down the street tonight to watch the fireworks because they are usually the best in the area. Man I dont know about this year. Maybe it had something to do with the rain but a lot was left to be desired. I guess this was a statement year for the Fair St. Louis organization that they will need money from the public for a much better fair. Anyway, happy 4th of July.

June 24th, 2006

Greetings from Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Im trying to figure out why I can pick up minor league baseball games on the radio down here but not any World Cup matches. Very disappointing in regards to radio media here in the US. Almost as disapointing as the US World Cup team itself. Rest in peace Lily.

June 4th, 2006

Natural Selection apparently did not take the weekend off. Intrestingly enough both of these people were attending higher education institutions.

May 17th, 2006

Poor Sony cannot catch a break in the Blu-ray vs HD-DVD battle. In a recent demo for Blu-ray technology on the (now 10 year old)Vaios model a reporter intrested in the disk itself revealed the 'Blu-ray demo' was actually running off a regular DVD-R. Idiots.

May 12th, 2006

I dont know much about marketing or public relations but is this really how Nike wants to be represented in regards to soccer? It seems everyone has a rap video now. Mad juggling skills though.

April 6th, 2006

A short article from on the St. Louis Subbuteo League. Big tournament this weekend and Ill need all the luck I can get.

March 28th, 2006

A job well done.

March 17th, 2006

Happy St. Patrick's day. Lastnight contained breakbeat goodness.

March 15th, 2006

FIFA has ranked the United States' national team 5th in the world. That's better than Italy, France, Germany, Spain, and Portugal(a very bold statement in my opinion). 85 days till the World Cup.

March 4th, 2006

I have a friend who teaches and does graduate studies/genetic research for Washington University here in St. Louis. He recently emailed me this text file he had gotten from a man, Harry Stottle, who does computer science research(and who is also a good friend of his) at the university. If you have 20 minutes to read it(yes it will take that long to read this file) I highly suggest it. Im not entirely sold on the story, but it is conceivable and quite entertaining.

March 1st, 2006

2006 Mardi Gras pics are up. I saw a mugging of some guy and his girlfriend from my apartment this morning at 1am. They then had a brick thrown through the passenger side window and the windshield beaten with a crowbar.

February 22nd, 2006

A bit of history as noted by the Riverfront Times. Randall Roberts has done a very nostalgic and accurate article.

February 10th, 2006

I now have Windows Vista loaded and running on hardware that is pretty close to what Microsoft states as the minimum requirements. So far its been skating along smoothly. Two thumbs up(its only been one day mind you).

February 2nd, 2006

So long Graeme Souness, not a moment too soon. Newcastle have been struggling hardcore and have a legitimate chance of being relegated for the first time since I started following the team in 1993. :(

February 1st, 2006 is 2 years old :)

January 23rd, 2006

Im doing my best to keep a resolution of posting more frequently than in recent months. Today has revealed more evidence that Intellectual Property is quickly turning into a cancer for our capitalistic economy. Greed, anyone?

January 19th, 2006

In 1995 I saw a movie called "Hackers" and instantly fell in love with Kate Libby(Acid Burn) who is now so well known as Angelina Jolie. How could you not be in love with this girl? The short hair, almond green eyes, and a set of lips that just made you wanna....... Anyway, back then(were talking pre-Gia) she was w/o a doubt my first wish when asked, "What would you ask for if you had three wishes?" Now, she makes me want to puke. Why? Ive had enough. First there was the kissing her brother on TV thing. Eh, that was ok cause shes hot and I had a thing for troubled girls. Then there was the whole Billy Bob-tattoo-blood in a vial deal which really I didnt mind cause it was original but never understood it being with Billy Bob. Now, there is this new story reporting that Angelina's children can now take Brad Pitt's lastname. WTF? Sweetheart, he hasnt even been divorced for a year. How are you going to give your children his last name when youre not even married to him? This isnt a tattoo you can have removed or filled in - these are human lives you are now fucking up. Brad, c'mon dude. It cant be THAT good(you lucky bastard).

January 17th, 2006

Happy new year. Feed on more techno for cheap. My Pioneer CDJ 800 will be in effect. Hope to see you there.

December 29th, 2005

Can duct tape fix everything?

December 20th, 2005

I recently ran across this article that does a good job of explaining the xbox 360's popular capabilities in not too technical terms. Capabilities that many of us have had with our original xboxes for years. More proof the computer network will be a standard part of our homes in the not too distant future.

December 19th, 2005

Congratulations are in order for my sister who got married over the weekend. Its nice to have a brother in the family finally. I got an early Christmas present from my friend John. John is working for a company that is reconstructing the old Velvet on Washington Avenue into retail space for the yuppies that now populate what used to be the best place to go in St. louis to hear electronic music. Before gutting the place John stumbled apoun a back room with the walls covered in event posters and memorabilia. He was able to snag me a poster of an event which I attended and was also signed by the much liked Charles Feelgood. Supposedly he'll be able to get my many more.

November 30th, 2005

Maureen Dowd is a complete bitch.

November 21st, 2005

A place to get down and work off that turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie.

November 15th, 2005

Congratulations to my friend Ryan Rhea with his newest(and first public) movie release American Gothic. The movie was premiered lastnight at the Tivoli in the Loop as a part of the 2005 St. Louis International Film Festival. The party carried over to Blueberry Hill and good time was had by all. Being that I dont really know much about the Goth culture I found it quite informative. I forgot my camera. :\

October 31st, 2005

Happy Halloween. With rumours of workers to be timed during bathroom breaks a Chrysler VP of communications gets my "Boss Quote of the Year" award:

"We're not gonna use a stopwatch, turning a natural function into an Olympic sport. That ... would just be ... well ... too anal." Genius.

October 14th, 2005

Row G04 - Seat 1111 = Floor seats! And it worked, yes it did.

September 21st, 2005

True sports fanatics. In other news: "The First Step of Ruining Something Perfect".

September 8th, 2005

Im in the process of building my latest addition to the Dagobah System and cant say enough good things about the linux distribution Ubuntu. Many people shy away from the linux world because of its well known problems in hardware detection and finding software that everyday users need to communicate. I could not believe how well the Ubuntu group has over come these obstacles. It will even mount(recognize) USB thumb drives automatically just like Windows. :)

September 6th, 2005

As a reward for busting our butts at work(yeah right) my boss has given out tickets to the Cards/Cubs game for tonight. Now, the seats are pretty high up but A)it is a huge rivalry and 2)this might be my last time in Busch Stadium before it gets demolished. Hopefully I dont get misty eyed when leaving. In other news.....My 10 year high school reunion was this past week. I really didnt enjoy high school when I was younger but this weekend turned out to be somewhat fun and pretty entertaining. Now I sit and wonder would school have been as fun if I drank as much as I did the previous 3 days. I miss the days of no hang overs. Big day coming up Sunday.

August 22nd, 2005

An important man died yesterday. Rest in peace Robert Moog.

August 17th, 2005

My California trip was great. I will be back for sure. San Francisco is very very nice. Now back to work. :\

August 4th, 2005

Just got back from Put-In Bay and Sandusky, OH. Had tons of fun and was sorta sad when our 1,200+ mile journey had ended. Next is a trip to Monterey, CA for my cousin's (yes another cousin) wedding. This is going to be my first trip to the west coast so you know Ill be posting pics. Ill also put up all the other pics Ive taken from my trips this summer when I get time. Hope to see any of you at the STL 2600 meeting tomorrow.

July 15th, 2005

Greetings from beautiful Colorado! Man, what a great three days I just had at Mirror Lake in the Rocky Mountian National Park. The scenery was awesome and though the hiking was rough - it was worth every step when we arrived at our site. I took a couple minutes to put a page together with the pics I took so far. Since Im hosting this site on a basic DSL connection the high resolution pictures may take a while to upload but they are really worth the wait. Im off to dinner. I hope to post more pics as the weekend goes on back in civilization(aka a soft bed).

July 12th, 2005

Finally, Im off to Colorado Springs, CO for 3 days of camping and then my cousin's wedding. Im going to do my best to post my pics while Im gone. As long as my web server stays up and I have internet access Ill be able to put up pics. This is the first of many vacation weeks for me. Its been a long time coming.

July 7th, 2005

Fair St. Louis pics are now up.

June 29th, 2005

Today is the hottest day of the year so far in St. Louis. My AC went out at 12:30 lastnight. God can be cruel sometimes.

June 28th, 2005

Check out Earth Google. You need a pretty beefy machine(specs are listed on page) for it to work as smooth as it is designed for however, this software is simply gorgeous and free.

June 17th, 2005

Real life boogey man.

June 15th, 2005

I went to Planet of the Drums which I think was about two weeks ago. It was well worth the 10 bucks you could pay if you got your ticket early. Happy birthday to Kelley.

May 30th, 2005

Sad as this story is - another case of Natural Selection.The fact there were no crimal charges filed is ridiculous, but so is dressing a child in camo while attending a shooting range.

May 19th, 2005

Because everyone wants to see a big red truck after it was in a wreck. Yes Star Wars is out but today is special for other reasons(happy, b-day 2 mom).

May 12th, 2005

Project Millennium Falcon is in full swing. As parts arrive I will post images.

May 5th, 2005

Visual Studio.NET 2005 beta. Free, legal, and from Micro$oft.

May 3rd, 2005

Finally, May is here. Ofcourse the whole world knows about Episode 3(and my mom's b-day) on the 19th, but today is perhaps even better! With Teeth is on sale today :)

April 24th, 2005

Woody McBride @ U lounge was a pretty good time. The after party sucked but what can you expect when your venue is in a building of lofts(where normal people sleep).

March 31st, 2005

A little(too little) knowledge can be a bad thing.

March 27th, 2005

Happy Easter. I just got done listening to Kevin Mitnick on Coast To Coast with Art Bell. I thought it was pretty interesting at least if not to compair notes. Let there be chocolate!

March 26th, 2005

Downloading the 6th episode of an internet show called The Scene. Its kinda enjoyable. I at least find myself hooked enough to look foward to the next episode. T-mobile is a sneaky S.O.B. Suddenly Im assuring them good profits for this quarter. :\

March 3rd, 2005

My friend Juan is hosting another get together this saturday night at the Kastle on Washington here in St. louis. I know Ive spoken about these nights before however this Saturday night is going to be special. Matt French of Surveillance Records will be doing a live set. Without a doubt THE BEST PRODUCER in the bi-state area of electronic music. $5 dollars to experience Techno happiness.

March 2nd, 2005

RIP C3P0. I got the call today that C3P0's motherboard died. Today is a very somber day in the Dagobah system. But dont you get sad young ones....he will be back. I just have to find the most economical/feasable way of finding a new system for him and he will live on a la 'Ghost in the Shell'. I suppose I now have motivation to get my taxes done.

March 1st, 2005

MC CHRIS will be here on the 7th(Monday). Totally worth the $12. Dont know who Im talking about? Who wouldnt wanna see these lyrics be performed by a slick kid of the 80's straight out of Libertyville, Ill?(from "Fett's Vett"):
"got a job to do and darth's the guy that delegates
got something against skywalker someone he really hates
I don't give a fuck I'm after Solo
For all I care he could be hiding at yoda's dojo"

Feburary 23rd, 2005

Behold, really good Episode III information. Here is good info on what happends. Here is more info with some very good images. Ofcourse, these sites are full of spoilers but ultimately you know what happends anyway. C'mon May 19th!

Feburary 22nd, 2005

An instance where two heads are not better than one.

Feburary 18th, 2005

A tad bit late for Valentines Day but here is something for the fellas to get the ladies in the mood.

Feburary 8th, 2005

What a good weekend. Mardi Gras was perfect, no hangover, and I ate way too much during the superbowl.

Feburary 4th, 2005

Tomorrow is the big Mardi Gras parade here in St. Louis. My apartment is one block from the parade route and is located in what the police call "The Red Zone". Naturaly Im nervous about my car on the street. This year there will be more pics cause I have my own camera and I wont be drinking as early. Bring on the boobies - er beads.

Feburary 1st, 2005 is one year old :)

January 28th, 2005

Santa was pretty good to me this year. I got an extra 80 gig hard drive for the Death Star system running on my network. Between that and my xbox I now have a comfortable amount of room for my DivX collection. Who needs Micro$oft's Media Center?

January 18th, 2005

Proof that Natural Selection is still working on humans.

January 12th, 2005

G4/Tech TV has gone to shit. 'Girls Gone Wired'? Give me a break.

January 4th, 2005

I'm not worthy.

January 3rd, 2005

Why dogs are better than cats.

January 2nd, 2005

Happy New Year everyone. Just got done watching the 60 Minutes story on Google. I was pretty impressed. Looks like they are going to be bringing pretty cool products to everyone...FOR FREE. The cell phone store locator(via txt message) was amazing.

December 25th, 2004

Merry Christmas everyone. It was a good one.

December 6th, 2004

Just back from Texas for my cousin's wedding.

November 22nd, 2004

Apparently St. Louis is the fourth most dangerous city in the U.S.(actually 3rd on a technicality). I'm thinking about buying a gun.

November 16th, 2004

Certainly if you have the intelligence to modifiy your xbox, you know to stay away from a Xbox Live server.

November 13th, 2004

SSC in full effect.

November 12th, 2004

Be one of the cool kids for a night. See you at the Kastle.

November 8th, 2004

I saw this story on the news lastnight and was astonished. First that these people have the IQ of a stick and have made it into their 80's. Second, the luck that these people have. For those of you not familiar with the St. Louis Metropolitain area (and those of you who think that the world ends at Sauget, Ill) there are many MANY places you can get lost between Maryland Heights and East St. Louis(which have to be atleast 40 minutes AND ONE RIVER away from each other). You have to watch the video on this story to appreciate how funny this is. Things that blow my mind - they were totally in the wrong state, they wouldnt stop for directions after being lost for 24 hours (not to mention driving around for that long) and after getting gas 3 times! Can anyone think of a better case to support an age limit on driving? Amazingly no cars were side swiped with an 80+ year old behind the wheel for more than 30 minutes.

November 4th, 2004

Now this is what Im talking about. The new american dream.

November 3rd, 2004

New project Im undertaking. Rebel Alliance mouse. Possibly the coolest mod done to any of my computers. Pics and details to follow.

October 28th, 2004

It appears that it just wasnt meant to be for the Cardinals this year. *sigh* What a waste. Atleast the Cubs are still the only team who havent won a championship since MLB has been broadcasted over radio.

October 25th, 2004

This is a mac daddy halloween costume. Ofcourse you have to have seen TRON to appreciate the detail of this outfit.

October 22nd, 2004

Two words: WORLD SERIES. And if you dont know, now ya know.

October 20th, 2004

Not that I believe it, but Dr. Hannu Kari thinks that the internet as we know it will collapse in the year 2006. Rubbish, but worth the read.

October 19th, 2004

A venue with good electronic music here in St. Louis is few and far between these days. Parties used to be pretty cool and worth the hassle of the authorities to see and hear people spin music from all over the world. You didnt get the watered down plasic shit that you get now on Washington (Z-107.7 is live from Velvet now for Christ's sake) and certainly the DJ's were much more humble. Anyway, come listen to some good techno(not the generic word for dance music) where my friend Chyle(MasterMind) will be spinning along with others at the Kastle. Also Adam Jay will be doing a live set. That means he'll be making the music right there. Very good stuff. Here is the flyer. Hope to see you there.

October 12th, 2004

My fellow Americans. Our team World Cup team did a great job in getting us much respect in the soccer world in the 2002 World Cup. The United States is actually known as a force to reckon with as far as international soccer goes. But we are screwing that up with this latest push of humiliation. To all the soccer moms: Soccer is a sport and you may actually get hurt. If you cant handle that, have your kids join the chess club.

October 6th, 2004

It appears hanging chads(sp?) could be the least of our worries for the election this year. This is an older article but still very relevant,check it out. Im slowly begining to think that population is overwhelming democracy.

October 5th, 2004

Project Hyperdrive is now complete. Intresting results and fun.

October 1st, 2004

I have a new project to work on. I was thinking about buying a new WiFi card since mine does not have a pigtail option. However I saw this site and it got me to thinking that perhaps I could make a similar type antenna to place the end of my PCMCIA card into and perhaps give me better results while wardriving. It would also help me narrow down the direction from which the signal is coming from. Ill post progress.

September 21st, 2004

Today on DVD: "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..." STAR WARS! Ive waited a long time for this day. I hope I dont cry while in line at Best Buy.

September 17th, 2004

Big props to the city of St. Louis for thinking about the future. Apparently there are serious talks about making the entire city a Wi-Fi hotspot. Here is an article about the idea. Those of you who are intrested in Open Source software be sure to check out the Gateway Open Technologies Expo this weekend in St. Charles. Should be a good time.

September 11th, 2004

Happy b-day to me. All in all it was a good day. I got a really nice 4.1M pixel digital camera. Very nice and most importantly I dont have to use my sister's camera anymore to take pics for this site! Check this out. The believed first talking worm. Kinda funny but not cool. Watch out for those e-mail attachments.

September 6th, 2004

Happy Labor Day. Its great to be off work and not have to use vacation days. I had THE BEST time on Saturday night. I have been to a lot of places in St. louis however there is no other place better go than the city museum. They have a massive playground that is convienently placed right next to a bar. After a few drinks you are more or less hypnotized by the enormous ball pit (which I lost my cell phone in) not to mention the multiple stories of tunnels and paths made of rebarb. Totally worth the cover charge.

August 27th, 2004

This certainly cant be true. How the hell does stuff like that actually make it to store shelves?

August 18th, 2004

I just read that Paris Hilton's dog, Tinkerbell, is missing. This is great. Why couldnt this have happened during one of the tapings of The Simple Life? Apparently Paris is offering $5000 for returning her bitch.

August 16th, 2004

I have been a long time non-believer of ghosts or anything of the afterlife but after I saw this this clip I was so scared I got the chills. Look for a white mist to be following the car as it travels down the road. The mist will pass infront of the car and form what looks to be a boy trying to stop the car. With the sound turned up you can actually hear the word "Stop" being said. Still not convinced? The driver died the next day of heart complications. A must see. For the best quality right click on the link and select 'Save target as', make sure you have the sound on.

August 6th, 2004

Creative use for glue

August 1st, 2004

Cards were on ESPN tonight. Every baseball fan on the continent got to see the Cards kick the @!#% out of the Giants (Barry's ass). The only thing better than the Cards being 30 games over .500 is seeing the Cubs almost 20 games over and still being in second by 11 games. :) I'm in Subbuteo training.(check links)

July 28th, 2004

MWA 2.0 has been released. Some good articles.

July 23rd, 2004

WTF?!!!!! Ok, I must acknowledge St. Louis Celebrate 2004 and Mr. Paul Oakenfold for their efforts (both did a great job). But what happended tonight was a tragedy. There may be some cuss words. Definately PG-13.

July 22nd, 2004

Well things did not turn out the way we wanted them to last Sunday for the soccer tournament. Our team played well and we made it to the semi-finals and ended up losing to a really good team that Im sure won the tournament. The tournament was held at Union Station here in St. Louis and while waiting for our second game to start I ventured into Union Station and saw a cool game called Subbuteo. I met with one of the guys that is from STL and is a part of the Subbuteo League here in St. Louis. I was immediately obsessed.

July 16th, 2004

Today I'm filled with butterflies and excitement. I'm playing on a co-ed team for the Street Soccer Cup Tournament on Sunday. It's not much, but its as close as I can get to competetive matches now that Im out of school and have a job. Also I've found some cool sites from people here in STL regarding soccer. Theyre located in the info link. Ill try to post pics - hopefully of our team winning the cup.

July 15th, 2004

I received this file in an e-mail. Paints a good portrait of united we stand, divided we fall.

July 13th, 2004

Very intresting trial for all you independent individual tax payers out there. Im sure there is legislation already in motion to slam this loop hole shut.

July 2nd, 2004


July 1st, 2004

If the USPS, a mailman, or even a landlord were caught going through your mail for both a commercial and profitable advantage I'm sure the responsible party would be booked on felony charges. What about phone conversations? E-mail? This article is painting a scary picture for future communication privacy regarding computers. Know your E-MP.

June 29th, 2004

Fresh off vacation from beautiful S. Carolina. There are many great exotic places in the world however, none probably as relaxing as Kiawah Island, SC. Over the weekend I saw a great movie called 'The Believer'. I dont really ever remember it coming out in the movies (perhaps cause its an independent) but I was floored by the ending of this movie. If you're looking for something to watch from either Netflix or your local renting establishment, get this movie.

June 11th, 2004

Conan Top Ten Moment tonight on Late Night w/ Steve Irwin (Conan was a croc). I've been pretty busy at work. Waiting for the next issue of MWA to come out. I love me some summer. Vacation and international soccer is in my near future. Its gonna be a fun summer. On a more somber note, my favorite drinking establishement - Lo has been closed apparently for good. I cannot express how confused and sad I am that my Wednesday sake nights are over. They may change the location however it will never be the same. :(

May 21st, 2004

FIFA is 100 years old. The best thing to happen to ever happen to soccer.

May 18th, 2004

Stupid is as a Stupid does. Bleeding from the nose and mouth, heh.

May. 12th, 2004

I dont know Nicholas Berg. I dont even know where Westchester, Penn is. I do know however that what happend to Nick Berg is probably worse than I could ever imagine. I've debated whether or not to put this up but have decided that it should be seen. Not for the gory aspect of entertainment or acceptance from an audience but merely to reflect the mind frame of the people who hate anything to do with America. You cannot reason with people like this. They cant conceive compromise. Life or death is what they understand. If you are an American please wake up and realize that your mere presence in their countries is enough for them to want to kill you. Americans cannot help these people. This is the lesson we learn from a man in his twenties who merely worked in the communications field trying to build a better Iraq. Somehow we've lost our bearings and are replacing a government while al-Queda flourishes. What's going on?

May. 7th, 2004

xbox page is up with pics and a tutorial.

Apr. 29th, 2004

The Degobah System has undergone some changes for the better thanks to the charity of other's machines that are no longer being used use. The Evoen Server (the first server to serve on the Degobah Sytem) has been retired and has been replaced by a "newer" old metrix system provided to me by my workplace. A media server has also been added for more storage space to be streamed to my xbox. Speaking of the xbox, it is complete and Im pretty happy with the final outcome. Final pics will be up soon. On a 'personal belief' note, I love the city of St. Louis. The city is in a major transition phase right now and I think that the current powers that be should be praised. However, more needs to be done to extinguish Rev. Larry Rice's self-proclaimed power here in the downtown area. It seems that when things don't go his way the people who he 'helps' feel his wrath. Larry, there is an old saying: "Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he'll eat for a lifetime." So you lost out on 1,000 more beds for the homeless. Don't take it out on them for getting some education from another charitable organization. Quit trying to harbor unproductivenes and start helping to build a better St. Louis.

Apr. 20th, 2004

It is certain that pimp'n aint easy. For those of you who are thinking about starting your new 'business' there is one vital element that will be key to your pimping survival - your pimp name. The good news is has your back. Just enter your name and hit 'pimpafy' and you'll be off to the biz of big feathered hats and oversized accessories in no time. Sincerly, Sweet Chocolate E. Shizzle

Apr. 14th, 2004

Many things have happend. Great bachelor party for my friend, the NCAA tournament in 'tha Lou', trip to Memphis, and Im now officially an Uncle: Taylor Marie born April, 12th @ 7lbs 7oz. pics: (1) Taylor, (2)Taylor and Grandma. - Got the light in for my xbox jewel. Beautiful.

Mar. 24th, 2004

A KVM(keyboard, video, mouse) switch is a great solution to a two system setup no doubt. However, I have more important 'necessities' that draw on my bank account so I really cant afford one. Enter Synergy. This is a great freeware program that lets you use one keyboard for as many boxes as you want. Whats even better is that its compatible with windows and linux systems. Youll still need two monitors but you gain a ton of space on your desk. Check it out.

Mar. 23rd, 2004

I have never scene a better example of why some people should be sterilized. At first I thought this article was funny but by the end it was just sad.

Mar. 19th, 2004

The best getting better. Microsoft is reportingly going to drop the price of the xbox to $150. Here is an article. You would be getting a great machine for $150. Go get one and join me on XB connect.

Mar. 17th, 2004 2.0

I love ebay. New 80 GB Maxtor for $80(shipping included). A GB/dollar. :) Also, I would almost bet money that Courtney Love was really messed up on drugs lastnight on Letterman. She's lost it.

Mar. 17th, 2004

Happy St. Pat's day. Another great episode of Arrested Development. I can't wait till next Sunday. I'm bidding on a new hardrive as I type. *enter jaws theme*

Mar. 10th, 2004

Modding Mecca. If you took this to a LAN party you could actually charge for campers around your desk. Make sure you're sitting down if you decide to watch the video clip. My xbox has my Xecuter 2.3 Lite + chip in it and is now running the evoX dashboard. I'm going to put a bigger HD in and then it will be finished. I'll post pics when Im done.

Mar. 3rd, 2004

I just got my Xecuter lite plus mod chip for my Xbox. With this chip I'm going to be turning my Xbox in to a media server for the most part. I'll be able to back up all my games and run them from the harddrive. Sweeeet. I'm hoping to have it done by the end of the week. Ill post pictures and maybe even post a 'how to' if anyone is also intrested.

Mar. 1st, 2004

Mardi Gras pictures are up. Just a sample to get the flavor of how the day went.

Feb. 25th, 2004

And were back... *sigh* What a weekend. Let's see where to start? Well first off Mardi Gras was pretty cool and pics are on the way. Probably up tomorrow or Friday. Incase you didn't notice Alderaan was down since Sunday. Since about 200,000 people came down to celebrate, the cell phone companies put up extra towers and also hung extra power lines. Sunday they were taking the extra lines down and then the power went out in my apartment complex. No problem, thats why I have a APC powercell as a back up. The only thing is I was staying at my mom's on Sunday so I could help her out early Monday for her surgery to remove cancerous tissue(the surgery went great, and she is recovering very well). So through out the day R2-D2 and evoen were running on a APC UPS. I wonder how long that lasted. When I get home the power is on and I try to tend to evoen. On boot up I get 'login @localhost'. Localhost? It should be 'evoen'. Somehow pretty much all my settings were erased and the machine just doesn't know who it is or what it does. So I had to re-install the OS and set up the server all over again. Moral of the story? Back up your data boys and girls.

Feb. 19th, 2004

Mardi Gras crazyness starts tomorrow. *gulp* I approach this day with great caution. Im going to try to get some pictures from Saturdays parade up here. Living a block from the parade route should give me some good content.

Feb. 10th, 2004

Finally, Star Wars on DVD! The release is in September ; my birthday is in September. Interesting.

Feb. 5th, 2004

How many times in school did you hear, "you're gonna go to hell" from some kid while standing in line at school? I think someone was having a bad day and took it out on little Brandy.

Feb. 1st, 2004

We have lift off. News will be posted here. Thanks for visiting.