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This is an archive collection of entries from  my main personal blog, My Mundane Mid-Life.

This collection of entries is from June 2004.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Ring Plane

Cassini just crossed Saturn's Ring Plane... I have a feeling I'm not going to be awake to actually see what happens tonight... and it's my first mission that I get to watch on NASA TV on DirecTV.

posted at 09:14 PM | Link | Space § |
Big Brother 5 Cast Announced

Big Brother 5 THEME
The cast for the U.S. version of Big Brother has been announced, along with a tour of the house.

Oh, and here's one of the twists: Two people that are in the house are related by blood... but don't know it.

And - for the first time - a daily internet talk show... with Marcellas!

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posted at 06:33 PM | Link | Big Brother § |

Tuesday, June 29, 2004


After nearly seven years of space travel, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft will arrive at Saturn on June 30. In a maneuver called orbit insertion, Cassini will slow itself down to enter into orbit around the ringed planet. NASA TV will cover JPL mission control as it communicates with the spacecraft during this critical phase of the mission.
The Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and its moon Titan arrives tomorrow after being launched October 15, 1997 and traveling 2.2 billion miles. It's going to make 76 orbits during a 4-year mission, and will execute 52 close encounters with seven of Saturn's 31 known moons. How cool.

posted at 12:29 PM | Link | Space § |

Monday, June 28, 2004


The first row of asphalt goes down in front of the house Mmmmmm... fresh asphalt The newly paved street
We were all oiled up last Wednesday and today was the final step - our street got a nice new layer of asphalt. The noisiest part of the whole thing were the steamrollers. The house actually vibrated with a low-pitched hum when they went by.

All in all, the village's intrusion onto our little, quiet cul du sac was very uneventful and easy to endure.

posted at 04:24 PM | Link | Mundane | 1 comment § |

Sunday, June 27, 2004

White Sox 9 - Cubs 4

Chicago White Sox Chicago Cubs

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Saturday, June 26, 2004

White Sox 6 - Cubs 3

Chicago White Sox Chicago Cubs

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posted at 06:16 PM | Link | White Sox § |

Friday, June 25, 2004


Was over at Boing Boing (and noticing what happened to Erin), when I read about this reall cool site: NationMaster. It's a statistical database on... well, everything in the world. Want to know the richest nation in the world? (It's not the U.S.) The most muderous? (The U.S. is 24th) Maybe you want Mortality Rates? Like Contact with powered lawnmower (per capita)? (U.S. is 7th).

posted at 01:48 PM | Link | Mundane | 1 comment § |

Thursday, June 24, 2004

Gwyneth wants a Big Brother film?

Big Brother 5 UK THEME
Gwyneth Paltrow is apparently a big fan of Big Brother U.K. So much so that she has contacted her godfather - director Stephen Spielberg - about pursuing a feature film based on the 'Big Brother' reality show concept.

posted at 08:32 PM | Link | Big Brother § |

Every once in a while, I'll see an additional wireless network available in the house that's definitely not my equipment. So, just on a lark, I decided to see how many wireless networks are actually in my neighborhood. So I loaded-up the car, fired up Network Stumbler and drove at 10 mph down to the cul du sac and back. That netted me 5 additional networks just on my block, and all but 1 are open. By going around the block and around another, I netted 13 networks, 5 of which have WEP turned on, and 3 whose SSID's are still LINKSYS - straight out of the box, probably.

posted at 03:54 PM | Link | Mundane | 1 comment § |

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Where happy little bluebirds fly...

A tiny brief thunderstorm produces a rainbow over the neighborhood
We had an interesting series of storms go through. When you look at the radar image, it looked like a pearl necklace - small round storms along a front. Sure enough, when they went through they dumped a bunch of rain, but the sun was still out. And you know: rain + sun = rainbow, so I had to run out in the rain and get the Rainbow At The End Of The Cul du Sac shot.

posted at 06:58 PM | Link | Mundane § |
A good oiling

The next step - fresh oil
Well, the next phase in our street repair has commenced - oiling the street before the asphalt is laid. The question is - how long are we going to be oiled before the asphalt is laid?

posted at 03:54 PM | Link | Mundane § |

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

100 Songs

Man, I absolutely love these freakin' shows!!! CBS ran AFI'S 100 YEARS...100 SONGS: AMERICA'S GREATEST MUSIC IN THE MOVIES. These are wonderfully produced shows, just like last year's "100 Years… 100 Heroes & Villains". The American Film Institute comes up with a list of 400 songs and their membership decides which 100 are the best. Here's the list of songs (PDF).

posted at 10:09 PM | Link | Movies § |

Monday, June 21, 2004

A civilian in space

The first privately financed rocket ship to enter space returned to Earth in California. This was pretty cool to watch on CNN. They didn't know if they made it or not because the engine shut off by itself instead of being shutdown by the pilot. Then on the way down, the pilot (Michael Melvill) heard a big bang. There was a large dent in the engine faring, so they'll have to figure that out. I guess later in the day the FAA awarded their first civilian astronaut wings to Melvill. Apparently this flight had nothing to do with X-Prize - they didn't have any ballast for passenger weight or any actual passengers, so I guess this was just a real test to see if they could hit altitude, which was radar verified.

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posted at 10:58 AM | Link | Space § |
Erin's 34th!

Make sure you stop by and say Happy Birthday to Erin today!

posted at 08:09 AM | Link | Blogging | 1 comment § |

Sunday, June 20, 2004


There's something wonderful about coming home at 9:30 at night at still having the sky slightly lit by the setting sun. Summer rolled in just a few hours ago and tomorrow is the longest day of the year. Such a nice day outside all day, too. First full-day of summer is tomorrow, but this is a nice start.

posted at 09:44 PM | Link | Mundane § |

Saturday, June 19, 2004

Dinner with friends

The Last Samurai
It's been a bad year for friends. Well, at least for us. We haven't seen them hardly at all this year. That's why we had Barry, Buffy & Debbie over for dinner today. Carol whipped-up some ribs, chicken, corn on the cob, salad, and apple pie for dessert. I whipped-up to photo books of pictures that I've taken over the past 5 years of the 5 of us. I had them 4-color printed, bound and sent to us by
MyPublisher. I got the 6"x8" books and I really recommend them. I need to do try one of the large 9"x12" hard-cover books and see what they look like. The one's that I produced were 36 pages and only cost $17.70 each.

After dinner it was DirecTV Pay Per View time with Last Samurai, a better movie than I thought it would be.

I miss these guys. I enjoy the times we have together. Fortunately, Carol & I and B&B are going to spend a cheap vacation at my sister's home in Michigan next month and getaway, relax, and enjoy the company.

posted at 10:43 PM | Link | Friends § |
Sox Yard Sale

Working one of the racks of game-worn jerseys at the White Sox Yard Sale Just a VW on the Dan Ryan
Went to the White Sox Yard Sale at the park. Normally it's usually around the 2nd week of March, but because of the extensive construction around the park, they postponed it until today. And instead of being a Garage Sale, it was billed as a Yard Sale held in the Patio area. It seemed like the number of jerseys available has finally gone down after a couple of years, so it was getting hard to find a "good" one, though they were there for a price. The regular jerseys were about $150, but the "good" ones are at least $350. It didn't matter - I didn't have any "good" money with me, even to purchase a cheapo jersey. I was there to pick up any All-Star Game tchochkies that was still still left over. i was able to get an All-Star Media Guide which I wanted - for 25 cents. Spent a few more bucks on some All-Star Bobble Heads (miniatures of the ones that were deployed around Chicago to celebrate the All-Star game last year).

The odd items this year? Parking lot and stadium signage, seat parts, players luggage (huge, hard-sided Samsonite), bricks (from where?), and scoreboard modulator pieces (no idea which scoreboard).

While this was going on, there was Family Day in the Park in the outfield, where families can go (for a price - $20/adult $10/child) to play catch in the outfield for an hour. We've done this every year as part of season ticketholder parties, but it's never been done with the public. The place was packed. But there was something I had never seen before - it wasn't fathers bringing their young kids to play catch. The people that stood out were the 20- and 30-somethings that brought their fathers to play catch. An early Father's Day present that could really be something precious to have.

posted at 11:35 AM | Link | White Sox § |

Friday, June 18, 2004

Dangerous Intersections

Another crash at Barrington and Golf
Everybody has got one (or more) of these in their community - an intersection that seems to generate more accidents than others. We've got two in opposite directions from our house. Carol and I were out grocery shopping at Dominick's. When we came out, we noticed a whole bunch of people at the far end of the parking lot, many walking back to the building. From what we could gather, there was another big accident at Golf & Barrington. So, just like everybody else, we put out groceries in the car and walked over to see what happened. Looked like a 2-car accident, with one of the vehicles - a small SUV - had flipped over. Lots of fire department equipment and police (include a Forest Preserve police car?) There were a lot of ambulances going by, too. Not for the accident, they were transporting patients to St. Alexius which is just up Barrington. Evening traffic at this intersection is always bad and there's always something happening here. Hard to tell if anyone was injured or not.

posted at 07:33 PM | Link | Mundane § |

Monday is going to be soooo interesting...

Investor and philanthropist Paul G. Allen and aviation legend Burt Rutan's company Scaled Composites have produced and succesfully tested their Tier One - Private Manned Space Program.

Yes, they have built a spaceship, SpaceShipOne, that will be lauched into space on Monday from the Mojave Airport as the first commercial manned spacecraft in history. (Info on the Mojave Aitport Special Operations webpage). Oh, and the Mojave Airport (HMV) (known for it's aircraft "graveyard" (aka storage) is now known as "America's First Inland Spaceport " (Launch Site Operator License # LSO 04 009) as of yesterday.

Here's how their system works:

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posted at 10:28 AM | Link | Space § |

Thursday, June 17, 2004

Big Brother UK Fight

Big Brother 5 UK THEME
I've been watching UK's Big Brother 5. I don't know why, I just wanted to see how they treat the show over there, which is such a huge hit and media circus there compared to how the show is treated here and how so many people hate it here.

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posted at 05:43 PM | Link | Big Brother § |

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Street munching

The crew starts to "munch" the street The newly stripped street
Well, we've had the warnings for weeks... at 8:30 this morning the crew came by to remove the asphalt on my street in anticipation of repaving sometime in the future. Cool equipment. It took them no time at all to do the street, but of course you have to take a few breaks now and then!
(13Mb 30 second video)

posted at 09:40 AM | Link | Mundane | 1 comment § |

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Thermos 100

The cake with all of the names of the company throughout the years
Carol's company had their 100th anniversary recently, so they held a party tonight for employees and spouses to celebrate. The really big deal was the opening of an exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History of lunch boxes. Yes, lunch boxes - that unusual piece of Americana that reflects, well, us. They played a videotape of many celebrities talking about how they felt being on a lunch box, and what it feels like having that lunch box in an exhibit at the Smithsonian. Then there was another videotape showing a dinner at the Smithsonian (set under the Pentagon 9/11 flag) and curators talking about the "National Lunchbox Collection" which just felt a little... weird. I just never thought about how significant the lunchbox is in American history. They catered dinner for us and the employees also got gifts (t-shirts, desk sets). Oh, and of course, cake.

posted at 07:46 PM | Link | Mundane § |

Back in April, I said I was done.

Here I am saying it again.

I'm done. The project is over, again. Like I said yesterday, in retrospective, they didn't really need to bring in a group to do this.

It was nice to work again, with people I know, at a place I know.

I'm hoping to do this again...

posted at 01:36 PM | Link | Work § |

Monday, June 14, 2004

Half Day

Just a half day of work today. I just realized that , slowly, people are disappearing. It's down to just 3 people plus the two EDS leads. There's only a handful of machines left to deploy.

In hindsight, they should have never brought in a team of techs to do this. We're not working a full day and we've been off a few full days as well.

This is going to totally screw up my unemployment benefits...

posted at 02:40 PM | Link | Work § |

Sunday, June 13, 2004

White Sox 10 - Braves 3

Chicago White Sox Atlanta Braves

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posted at 05:23 PM | Link | White Sox § |

I haven't paid attention to something for about 2 years, and all of a sudden this morning I get an email from BlogTree. BlogTree is a site that a blogger can subscribe to to show who you have been influenced by and who you are influencing to write blogs (As an example, here is this blog's genealogy.)

I have said that Erin and Mike (though I'm not sure what's going on in Cooties-land right now...) were the people that influenced me to start this blog, so they are my "parents". Whoever else was influenced by them are my "siblings".

Well, I now have a Blog Child - Who should we trust - though there seems to be a lot of many parents.

posted at 08:43 AM | Link | Blogging | 1 comment § |

Saturday, June 12, 2004

White Sox 10 - Braves 8

Chicago White Sox Atlanta Braves

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posted at 10:11 PM | Link | White Sox § |

Friday, June 11, 2004

Hard to ignore - Part II

Put on C-SPAN this morning and left it on all morning. In times like these, I feel it's important to listen and watch all of the events without a single person narrating or interpreting what I'm seeing. It makes the moment more poignant, perhaps bigger than life. It makes you feel like you're there, part of the process, part of the mourning, part of the celebration.

I just hope to God that the shot of Bill Clinton with his eyes closed was just his way of being in the moment and listening to the Battle Hymn of the Republic, and not sleeping...

UPDATE: C-SPAN is definitely the way to go... I've had it on all day, and the final ceremonies tonight were riveting. Watching Nancy saying her final goodbye, was just heart wrenching... C-SPAN kept the camera's running into the dark, showing everyone viewing the casket for the last time before they left the grounds, lit by a single light... this was a great experience to be part of, even though it was miles away and only via television, the coverage just seemed to bring you there...

posted at 11:39 AM | Link | Current Events § |

Thursday, June 10, 2004


People pass the casket of Ronald Reagan as he lies in state in the <br />
Capitol Rotunda People pass the casket of Ronald Reagan as he lies in state in the <br />
Capitol Rotunda People pass the casket of Ronald Reagan as he lies in state in the <br />
Capitol Rotunda
Watching C-SPAN. They have uninterrupted coverage of Ronald Reagan. No commentating. Just people, filing-by the casket. Every half hour, there's the mesmerizing changing of the guard. I'm enthralled and been watching for a few hours...

posted at 10:03 PM | Link | Mundane § |
What'd I Say

How could this be? Ray Charles died. I didn't even know he was sick. What a voice, what a career...

My favorite song? How about his version of "America the Beautiful", although, I have a special place in my heart for "It's Not Easy Being Green."

posted at 04:20 PM | Link | Current Events § |
The Amazing Race 5 cast is announced

The Amazing Race 5 THEME
CBS has finally set the schedule for The Amazing Race 5 and it will start on-time this summer on July 6, with TAR6 scheduled for fall! There's no indication as to why the "powers that be" changed their minds, or why they will run TAR5 and TAR6 right after each other.

Anyway, the cast has been announced.

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posted at 12:32 PM | Link | Amazing Race § |
Weather whipsaw

From 90° to 59° as I left this morning. It's pouring outside. There's a small river going down the street outside my house. The base was soaked as well, again with all the streets turning into small streams. I was on the RTC side of the base and had to wait about 45 minutes for the machines I was deploying to be delivered, so I just waited outside under a large canopy and just watched the rain. It was great watching the divisions of recruits march by in a torrential downpour.

Unfortunately, we don't have much work to do, so it was only a half day today, and we're off tomorrow for the National Day of Mourning. It's supposed to continue to rain until Monday.

Figures. We have more White Sox games this weekend...

posted at 12:23 PM | Link | Mundane § |

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Hard to ignore...

The hearse arrives carrying the casket of former President Ronald Reagan before the casket is transfered to the presidential aircraft, Wednesday, June 9, 2004, in Point Mugu, Calif. The body will be flown to Washington D.C., where he will lie in state in the Capitol rotunda. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) The casket of former President Ronald Reagan is led by caisson on Constitution Ave. for his funeral procession to the U.S. Capitol in Washington Wednesday, June 9, 2004. The White House is seen in background. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) A riderless horse with boots turned backwards is led forward during the start of the funeral procession for former President Ronald Reagan from Constitution Ave. near the White House to the Capitol in Washington Wednesday, June 9, 2004. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) A formation of U.S. Air Force F-15E fighter jets perform the missing man maneuver as they fly over Constitution Avenue in Washington, in honor of and signifying the loss of a fellow comrade in arms, during the procession for former U.S. President Ronald Reagan, June 9, 2004. Reagan, the nation's 40th president, died in Los Angeles at age of 93 on June 5. REUTERS/Ralph Alswang The casket of former U.S. President Robald Reagan lies in state in the rotunda of the United States Capitol in Washington June 9, 2004. The former president's body will lie in state for two days in the Capitol before his formal state funeral on June 11. REUTERS/Jason Reed Nancy Reagan touches the casket of her husband, former U.S. President Ronald Reagan, as it lies in state in the rotunda of the United States Capitol in Washington, June 9, 2004. The former president's body will lie in state for two days in the Capitol before his formal state funeral on June 11. REUTERS/Peter Jones Overhead view of the body of former President Ronald Reagan lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda on Capitol Hill Wednesday, June 9, 2004, in Washington. (AP Photo/Rick McKay, Pool)
Had the day off of work today (I guess the building that we have to deploy isn't ready for us).

It was very hard to avoid Ronald Regan today.

Everywhere on TV was the solemn funeral procession from California to Washington, from the Presidential Library to Point Mugu Naval Air Station, onto Special Air Mission 28000 (a plane that he never traveled in, as it was put into service after his Presidency) to Andrews Air Force Base, to The Ellipse were the flag-draped casket was put on a caisson and processed up Constitution Avenue to the west side of The Capitol, accompanied by a "riderless horse" (a pair of Reagan's personal boots were in the stirrups, turned backward to symbolize the loss of a rider). Then up the 99 steps on the west side of the building to the Capitol rotunda, met by the members of Congress.

Nancy looks so frail. The ceremonies - dignified, solemn, military precise.

posted at 05:12 PM | Link | Mundane § |

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Hot as Venus

90° today. Actually, 91° at work and we're on the damn lake where it's always "cooler by the". Guess not today.

On top of this, something weird is happening on the base. It's hot out, right? You want something cold to drink... every friggin' soda machine in every building is empty. I've got this bad feeling that Coke lost a vending contract somewhere and they're not refilling the machines so they could haul them out and replace everything with Pepsi products.

In the mean time, no relief...

posted at 06:09 PM | Link | Mundane § |
Venus Transit

The top image shows Venus on the eastern limb of the Sun. The faint ring around the planet comes from the scattering of its atmosphere, which allows some sunlight to show around the edge of the otherwise dark planetary disk. The faint glow on the disk is an effect of the TRACE telescope. The bottom left image is in the ultraviolet, and the bottom right image is in the extreme ultraviolet.
Couldn't see it. Wanted to see it, but, jeez that's just a bit dificult to see live. But maybe I'll figure it out by June 6 2012 - the next time this happens. If I miss it, the next one is December 11, 2117 and I'm guessing I'm not going to be around for that one...

posted at 07:03 AM | Link | Space § |

Monday, June 07, 2004

Heating up...

It figures that now that I'm (temporarily) working that the weather is warming up. Went to my car after sitting in an asphalt parking lot all sunny day and was stunned by the heat coming out of the inside. I guess I've forgotten what it feels like - hot leather seats, the stifling waves of what should be air that seem to take your breath away. I had an unopened can of Red Bull in my cup holder that I didn't have time to drink on the way to work this morning - I couldn't touch it because it was so hot. I think the cold weekends at the ballpark have been skewing my views of the outside world...

Oh, the other thing about the warm weather - the traffic gets worse. It took me an hour and 45 minutes to get home...

posted at 07:06 PM | Link | Mundane § |

Sunday, June 06, 2004

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
We decided to try something different in our plan of attack for our next summer movie: We went to the AMC South Barrington 30 to catch the 11:15am showing of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, figuring that most people may be at church at 11:15am on a Sunday. Well, we were close, but we didn't take into consideration that they first showing of the movie would be in a tiny theater, so it was packed. Since we couldn't find two seats together, I decided that we should catch the next show at 11:45, which happened to be in one of the large theaters. We were the first ones in and got our favorite seats - first row of the stadium seating, dead center.

The movie was great, but really different that the prior two. Yes, it's darker in content, but the film itself is also darker - the colors are muted, there's a lack of sun in the exterior scenes - at least those shot during the day.

Not much more that I really want to say, other than the movie was great and the kids are growing up.

I read somewhere that the new director - Alfonso Cuarón - had unwittingly, without any knowledge, accidentally "tipped-off" two things in this movie that J.K. Rowling hasn't written into the next books yet, that are going to happen. I wonder what they are?

posted at 02:43 PM | Link | Movies § |

Saturday, June 05, 2004

Lazy, sleepy day

8 o'clock at night. Doing nothing all day. Watching Trading Spaces now, still in my robe. Didn't sleep all that well last night, but passed-out on the couch this afternoon and slept hard - hardest, deepest sleep in quite a while. No idea why.

Turning into an odd day - no Ronald Reagan, no Smarty Jones. D-Day is 60 years on. White Sox lose (but have the 4th best record in all of baseball). Magglio Ordonez goes under the knife.

Thinking about getting some ice cream...

posted at 08:06 PM | Link | Mundane § |

Friday, June 04, 2004

Segway Tour of Chicago!

I really have to do this...

According to today's Chicago Sun-Times, a company called City Segway Tours is going to start running tours in Chicago.

The way it works is an individual pays $65 for a three-hour, seven-mile tour of the city's most popular lakefront sites, including Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain and the museum campus. Every rider gets an instructional class on how to operate the Segway and a helmet -- just in case.

Already operate in Paris, Nice, with Chicago, Washington, DC and New Orleans coming this year.

Check out their website at

posted at 08:51 PM | Link | Mundane § |

Thursday, June 03, 2004

Back at it

8 weeks later, I'm back at the job I started in October.

It's not the same position(s) at all. Here, I'm just another technician deploying machines. There are no team leads - there's only a staff of 9, even though Steve - a former lead - is back, as well as me.There's no Project Manager, though Dave came back and is a Admin instead. The EDS team is different. It's the same, though it's different. It's... comfortable.

And it's really only for two weeks. Big deal. But, I enjoyed my time there and I thought it was worth going back.

It's only two weeks to make more money than what I'm getting from unemployment...

And perhaps position myself for more work that is potentially coming up...

posted at 05:44 PM | Link | Work § |

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

It was fun while it lasted...

I guess 8 weeks is enough this time around...

posted at 04:38 PM | Link | Work § |
New FUNdamentals at USCF

The proposed new FUNdamentals area on the left field concourse at U.S. Cellular Field
I was going to comment on this last week, but never got around to it...

The White Sox have this great area for kids called FUNdamentals, with batting cages, pitching cages and base running areas, all staffed by White Sox instructors. A lot of people may not even know it exists - it's by gate 3, so if you don't go in that gate, you may never see it.

The Sox announced that as part of the proposed rehabs of TPFKAC™ (U.S. Cellular Field) for next year, they are going to rebuild FUNdamentals and put it over the left field concourse.

It looks like a great location (it also looks like you just might be able to watch the game from up there) and will definitely give the area more exposure and better access.

posted at 10:48 AM | Link | White Sox § |

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

DirecTV heaven...

Ever since I got cable, I've been wanting a certain channel. The cable company never offered it. When we got DirecTV, they had it, but it was on a different satellite, so I would need a different dish if I wanted to get that one particular channel - not worth it. Well, DirecTV launched a new satellite recently and they started to move around some of the transponders. Lo and behold, today my satellite receivers started getting what I was waiting for - NASA TV on Channel 376. This is the feed from NASA covering all of their missions. I can't wait for when we're back into space again... in the meantime I've at least got International Space Station coverage, not to mention other exploration missions to watch. Yes, it's boring but it's something I've waited for decades and I finally have it. Along with it we got RFD on Channel 379 which Carol seems to love as well as BYU on Channel 374, which I'm just going to lock-out since we're not interested. I love getting more stations and not less for the same amount of money... I'm soooo happy we don't have cable...

posted at 07:04 PM | Link | TV § |
When backed into a corner, call a hardware guy

The Hunter Passport III is finally running I bought a nice, heavy pull that looks like a lighthouse
20 Minutes.


The ceiling fan is alive and well thanks to Roselle Electric, who also doesn't know exactly why there wasn't any power in the bedrrom.

Sounds like something I would say when I would "fix" a user's computer...

posted at 02:10 PM | Link | Mundane § |
*nose wiggle*
posted at 07:36 AM | Link | Memes § |


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