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Odds and Ends

January 18, 2007

Not too much going on lately. I have a few small projects to get done around the house. A faucet that we’d like to switch out in the bathroom. I also need to replace the door piston on the side. The wind keeps catching it and bending the hell out of them. It will be the 4th time I’ve had to replace these. If I were a bit more ambitious I’d like to run new telephone and data lines in the house. I want to put the Tivos on a wired network and eventually use the old PC as a server downstairs. The other reason would be to have a backup for the wireless network.

On a warmer note, we’re having our chimney swept on Friday. We’ve come to an agreement that we should have our fireplace operational should we lose power in the winter. Despite having electric heat our house maintains its temperature very well. The builders were smart to have put so much insulation in our house seeing that it its only energy source is through electricity.

Xmas list

November 26, 2006

Crosscut Shredder (preferably one that fits on top of a trash bucket)

Mag-Lite 3 Watt LED Flashlight (2AASize) (Saw this at Target)

Wired Magazine Subscription

2600 Hacker Quarterly Subscription

iPod Av Connection Kit (you can get this at Wal-Mart too)

Motorola H500 Bluetooth Headset ( Available at Wal-Mart; Red, Black, Grey or Dark Blue are fine for color choices)

4 or 7 port USB 2.0 Hub

One or Two Western Digital 250GB Internal Hard drives (Target had a good price on these)

Gillette Fusion Power Razor blades

Gel Lather warming for shaving cream (Seen at Wal-Mart)

Old Navy Performance Fleece Pullover ($10 at Old Navy)

Free from the desk

March 16, 2006

The season is starting up for me at work so I’ve been out and about. It’s so nice to get out of the office during the day at this time of year. I can’t stand be stranded at my desk all day. It makes for a long winter season.

I forgot to mention that we went to the movies on Saturday afternoon. We saw Failure to Launch which was very good. I didn’t have the highest of expectations going into it, but the movie was both entertaining and funny.

Bandwidth

March 8, 2006

Great piece, by Mark Cuban, on the potential of bandwidth to the home. I look forward to a day when we all have a centralized PVR to aggregate all of the media we want to browse.

The Daily Show on iTunes

March 8, 2006


The Daily Show

Originally uploaded by chris.ledoux.

Finally, The Daily Show has been added to Apple’s iTunes store. Now if I can only convince Nanette to let me get it.

Our Room

February 27, 2006


Our Room

This is the room we stayed in on our ski trip to Pats’ Peak.

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Colby Hill Inn

February 27, 2006


Colby Hill Inn

This is a photo from the Colby Hill Inn’s website. We stayed at this B&B in Henninker, NH. Neither of us had ever stayed at a B&B, but after our stay at the Colby Hill Inn. We’d definitely do it again. The Inn made for a very romantic and relaxing ski weekend getaway.