Monthly Archives: July 2005
I decided to switch from Blogger to WordPress because Blogger has had some performance issues recently in terms of being very slow. I thought things were better for a while when Google bought Blogger, but over the past few months, there have been times when I’ve been made to wait too long.
I just used the bandwidth speed tester at http://nitro.ucsc.edu/ and our T1 had the following results: running 10s outbound test (client to server) . . . . . 1.25Mb/s running 10s inbound test (server to client) . . . . . . 1.46Mb/s while our dsl line had the following results: running 10s outbound test … Continue reading
I’ve been looking at a new road bike, and it’s amazing how low the weights are for carbon fiber bike frames. For titanium, the Seven Axiom is already a light frame at 3 pounds and the Alta is 2.5 pounds, but the Giant Formula One Composite frame in the small size (the size I would … Continue reading
The dress code in my office is pretty casual. I bike to work and change into shorts and a t-shirt or a polo shirt during the summer. During the winter I’ll usually wear Gramicci long pants and a sweatshirt. But when you’re visiting the White House, I think you should find a little nicer shoe … Continue reading
This Slate Article is very poignant considering I occupy one of those smaller homes (1,600 square feet) in the temperate states without any basement or attic. We actually do have an attic, but it’s cramped and hard to access. My wife and I are always trying to figure out where to store stuff, and we … Continue reading
It was pretty hot today with temperatures over 90 degrees in Mountain View and over 100 degrees further inland. That’s nothing compared to Iraq at this time of year though where daytime temperatures are 120 degrees and it cools down to 90 degrees at night.
I dropped by 7-11 at the end of work today and picked up an Odwalla Mango Tango Smoothie. The lady ahead of me purchased a 12-pack of Budweiser Select (yeehaw – quality Bud!) and requested two packs of Marlboro Lights. What a great way to start off the weekend!
I’m forwarding all the spam that Spamassassin, Clamav, and various rbls catch from our mailserver to a Gmail account in case there’s a false positive. Gmail does a pretty good job out of deciding what items out of the forwarded spam are false positives. If someone suspects there’s a false positive within the forwarded spam, … Continue reading
I stayed up till 3 am last watching Blade – Trinity on my iBook (I should have gone to sleep after a bike ride where I was cooked from the hills and the heat), and Jessica Biel reminded me of a Guild Wars ranger with her clothing and bow. I always love watching Wesley Snipes … Continue reading
I read that the shortest rider in the 2005 Tour de France is 5’2″, but he’s not the lightest rider. The full stats from Wikipedia are: * The tallest rider was Johan van Summeren at 1.98 metres or 6′ 5.5″. * The shortest was Samuel Dumoulin at 1.58 metres or 5′ 2″. * The heaviest … Continue reading