Category Archives: Hobbies

Upgrading my music collection

I have had a digital music collection for probably about 10 years now. When I started digitizing music, I used the tools that were available at the time, and I made the choice to convert most of my CDs and … Continue reading

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A cabin weekend

  So this weekend, my brother took posession of a cabin in Glacier, near Mount Baker (the mountain, not the community).   He literally picked up the keys from the real estate agent while we drove through Bellingham on Friday. We filled a … Continue reading

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New PC

So I went and bought a new high-end PC over the holidays – a sort of end-of-year gift to myself. The last time I bought a high-end PC was 2 years ago, so it was a treat to get a … Continue reading

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Best snow ever @ Stevens

Last Thursday, John and I hit Steven’s Pass for a day of snowboarding. We knew that a big windstorm was coming, and that the top of Crystal Mountain was closed due to high winds, so we opted for a trip … Continue reading

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Home networking – it’s never simple

<warning: geeky>   I think I finally figured out what was wrong with my home network. It’s been acting flakey for the past month or so – client machines would somewhat randomly lose their ability to get to the Internet … Continue reading

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I’m about ready to dump my Phatboxes

I used to love my Phatboxes. A Phatbox is a little Linux-based computer that pretends to be a CD changer in the trunk of your car. It can store 100GB of music and plays it flawlessly via your car stereo.   Well … Continue reading

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World Cup Schedule – Group Stage

I’ll be hosting World Cup Viewing parties at my house. If you’re interested in coming over, let me know so I will be sure to be there – otherwise I’m assuming folks will only show up for the ‘big’ games … Continue reading

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