Wednesday, July 30, 2008

XP is eXtra Problems

To revisit my love/hate relationship with my machines, I think I'll take XP Home off the PC and install XP Pro for a little added functionality and security.

Great my sound card isn't recognized at all. I've installed every driver, run every test, and smacked every piece of hardware I could think of! This is driving me nuts--at least you'll know why if I go over the edge.

Looks like I know what I'll be working on for a while...

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Digg This! Real-Time Earthquake Plurk Updates by Jim Metzger

Jim has set up a PLURK to post the US Geological Survey earthquake monitor feeds...

Links and info are available at:

Gneiss, Tuff, and a Little Wacke
Welcome to

or you can view PlurkQuakes right here on

Digg This!!

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

My Son Caught the Sun!!

Gabriel has the Sun
Gabriel and I worked on this sun-catching was fun, and we got some good shots--despite the lag in digital photo shutter speed with the rear curtain sync on to allow the shutter to remain open for a bit before the flash and close.Thanks for looking!

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Friday, July 11, 2008

Plurk Code Swarm by Amir

You can check out Amir's new Code Swarm post on Vimeo for Plurk here, showing the development of Plurk over the last year. Fantastic freeform visualizations in a timeline environment of project developers and their files as they commit to their central project repository. (code_swarm was created by Michael Ogawa)


Plurk code_swarm

Friday, July 4, 2008

#4 Mysterious moving sack (Chipmunk like hamster wheel)

Yes, he's safe now! We let him go in someone else's neighborhood--more woodsy ;)

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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Get Your Plurk On!

If you haven't signed up yet for yet, you really should. There's a great mix of interesting friends, qualified professionals, and inquisitive minds. You will have a blast Plurking with some of the great people on my friends-list already!

Use this link: (ClassTax Invite to Plurk) to check out my timeline and see what it really looks like and sign up right there. It only takes about 30 seconds! Don't forget to go back to view my profile after signing in and click the 'Add ClassTax as friend' link for us to follow each other.

I'll be adding more info soon to a dedicated section here solely for Plurk users, so stay tuned! Feel free to ask any questions--I may not have all the answers, but I'm working for all of us to gather them together into one place from all of our great sources and friends in Plurk. If you have anything to share, feel free to post it here; and thanks!