Archives for the month of: October, 2007

Here they Come


I Am A Sucker!

So i went out and bought an iPod Touch or iTouch….. and i have to say the thing is pretty damn cool. just like apple says, it just works, and is easy to maneuver. it picks up more wireless networks than my laptop, and i can drive around town and watch the wireless signals come and go (kind of scary how many we have) . and the Accelerometer works just like it should, only drawback is that it works only in select applications, but it works in all the important ones, Safari & iTunes.

Two very minor complaints:

  • No flash.
  • No VPN

other than that i think its just about the keenest thing ever! The UI is really intuitive, no relearning…..

And And i found it at costco for $10 less than i was going to pay on the apple website, and and and i didn’t have to wait 10 days for shipping.

In other news the Vikings managed to loose (not surprisingly) yet again.

For the first time this season snow fell at the Griz game. We soundly defeated the opponents 45 to 7. Winter is finally coming, and bring it on, I say. I’ve heard a rumor that we are suppose to have a colder than average winter, and more than average precipitation. So yahoo for that.

We decided to go all out for dinner tonight homemade potpies, Coffee, Cherry pie and homemade whip cream!


So like everyone else i am going to mention that Ubuntu 7.10 just came out, although i’m a couple of days late. I did how ever finally get away from Windows, and am running Ubuntu on my laptop. A guy i work with has figured out how to get a functioning VPN connection set up and working, so i’m going to give it a try.

My House is a windows free zone. ’bout time….

I’ve been working quite a bit with Suse lately as it is the distro we/I chose to use for our *nix test server at work. I really have to say i like ubuntu better in general but YAST really does make administration easy. Maybe too easy…

I can’t resist.

This Was apparently taken off youtube. but its back now… here is the new link


What more is there to say. Most recently i have discovered Google analytics, an amazing tool for tracking web statistics. Better than any i have seen, free or otherwise. I have also been looking into Google checkout from the sellers point of view. it seems like an excellent choice: easy to use, allows for encrypted form information, has an excellent API for most languages (even a good one using PHP).

Fancy That, google has yet again astounded and amazed.

Utilizing the reporting tools from google analytics, our google mini, and our FAQ, i was able to put together a quick report presenting data describing the sorts of words our visitors are using when looking for information. an article by Gerry McGovern discusses the importance of speaking the same language as your customers.