Sunday, February 26, 2006

NBC: Russia's Red Army Day blunder - Europe -

Too funny! In days gone by, some poor copy editor / advertising "exec" would be shuffled off to the gulag, or so we've been led to believe. It makes one wonder what happens now....

NBC: Russia's Red Army Day blunder - Europe -

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Dell Dimension 4550 CPU coolling fan failure saga

When I get a chance [in the near future], I'll describe my experiences in finding and fixing the CPU cooling fan failure in Lorraine's Dell Dimension 4550. I received a replacement fan from SUNTEKPC on Thursday, and made short work of the replacement this afternoon. It looks like everything's working okay.

It's quite a story, and I'll post photographs to go with it....

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Made it to the top of Murphy Dome yesterday -- very cold and windy, but the view was spectacular. We were able to see Mt McKinley just fine. That mountain is so remarkable from the distance; it stands nearly alone.

We had a great meal at Geraldo's (the one on Airport Way) last night. It's easy to see why it's a local favorite.

We're flying to Barrow the evening. I'm not sure if we'll have wi-fi connectivity for the rest of this trip, so this might be the last blog entry until we get back.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Murphy Dome Air Force Station

I think the Murphy Dome Air Force Station is "unmanned", but this would be OUTSTANDING duty if it weren't.... Posted by Picasa

Saturday, February 11, 2006

We Alaskans tend to collect things

Lorraine and I came across this place in 2002, and we just had to stop by in February 2006 to see how things were going. By our quick inspection, it didn't appear that much had changed.

This home, and its accessories, is located adjacent to the Fairbanks News-Miner office in downtown Fairbanks, Alaska.
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Woke up a little after 0600, and headed down to the hotel's breakfast area / lobby.

It's odd to watch a winter storm in Washington, DC from Fairbanks. News reports now call for 6 - 14 inches of snow at home, significantly more than we have here in Fairbanks.
We arrived in Fairbanks about 0015 (about an hour and a half ago). We flew on Alaska Airlines from National to Seattle, then on to Fairbanks. Service was pretty good. We got a cab to the Aspen Hotel, and settled in for the night.

It looks like it's going to be pretty warm while we're going to be here in Fairbanks. Washington, DC may get hammered this weekend, so in many ways, the weather will be better here.

Sunday, February 5, 2006

Cinder's progress

Cinder contines to make progress -- every day she becomes more and more like a house cat, and less and less feral. Opie gets all the credit for showing Cinder "the ropes" and causing her to interact with us. She spends nearly all her time out in the open, and is very relaxed around us. She's comfortable enough, now, that she comes out and plays with our feet while we're walking around the bedroom.  Posted by Picasa

Thursday, February 2, 2006

Cingular Patenting the Emoticon :(

I'm hoping that the good folks over at the Patent & Trademark Office sharpen their pencils before they start in on the patent application (and deny it!).

Cingular Patenting the Emoticon :(

Wednesday, February 1, 2006

In almost imperceptible steps, our new cat Cinder becomes more and more tame. She's out continuously, and gets very close to us. She isn't overly afraid of new people, is very curious, learns quickly, and is very playful. She and Opie wrestle and chase each other frequently. It's difficult to remember where we were with her in a kennel just two months ago.