So Long Serco

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I resigned my position at Serco two weeks ago today. I worked at there for 6 and a half years. In this time: I had two kids, deployed a project management and tracking application, developed a badge printing and issuance system to control access to secure areas, worked on an application to model, track, and… Read more »

Barefoot run, The first

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Map Date: 201004151630 Thursday, April 15 1630 Terrain: Colorado Springs streets. Plan: Run barefoot for 1 mile then run 2 miles in shoes for a total of 3 miles. Reality: Ran 1.2 miles barefoot then ran 2.41 in shoes for a total of  3.41 miles. Effort: Ran at a normal pace for a run of… Read more »


Posted by & filed under Exercise, Front Page, Running.

My Running When I got out of the Army I said that I hated running and I would never run again. Well… I realized over time that I needed to do some aerobic activity and running was the best exercise for me. It required little equipment (shoes, shorts and a shirt) and that reduced my ability… Read more »

Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers Feed

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I just created my first Yahoo! Pipes feed for the Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers Featured Crimes page. I was looking at the Pikes Peak Area Crime Stopper’s web site and I realized, “Hey, this is cool but without an RSS feed I’m never coming back here again”. Thanks to Mark Woodman I was aware… Read more »

Booting Ubuntu from USB

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I recently set up a usb drive with a bootable version of Ubuntu using the following tutorial It is geared to Ubuntu Gutsy but I was able to install the Ubuntu Hardy Alpha 4 with the same instructions. Upgrade to Hardy Alpha 5, and Beta was really smooth, all I had to do was… Read more »

Twitter Needs to Implement Statistics

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Twitter needs to implement some statistics on their users. When I find someone that I may want to follow, I really want to know how often they tend to tweet before I follow them.  Ideally, I would like to see the trend of their tweets over the last 7 days, the last month, and then… Read more »

Tomato (at one month)

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I said that I would post some of the data that I gathered via my tomato firmware that I installed one month ago. Here are some pretty graphs. So far it looks like I run at a total of about 21 – 22 GB of data up and down per month. I think that I… Read more »

Google Reader Sharing

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Google Reader is a great RSS reader. In addition to providing a great central location for reading my feeds it also allows me to, easily, share interesting feeds with other people that are using Google Reader. When I want to share an item from a feed I can click the “share” icon and “my friends”… Read more »

Update on My MCTS

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Summary I have completed reading the “MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-536): Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0–Application Development Foundation”. That’s 16 chapters, or 1,050 pages of lovely technical goodness. My overall assessment is that I definitely learned from every chapter. Some of this stuff I do every day and there are portions of the framework that… Read more »