Sunday, July 29, 2007

<== New Poll!

There's a new poll up on the main page ( It's open until 8/6. Vote now!

Deck Umbrella

Deck Umbrella, originally uploaded by macfixer.

Taken while sitting on my mother-in-law's deck, enjoying a summer evening.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Shrunken Head

Shrunken Head, originally uploaded by macfixer.

Man, I love you Photo Booth...

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Ahh, NetBoot... The Bane Of My Existence!

I'm not sure if you've been reading my Twitter posts recently, but I've been struggling for a while here to get our various Macs on campus here imaged. Originally, we had a lab full of Macs, and while NetBoot didn't work exactly as predicted, we could finesse it enough to get the job done.

Enter 2007, and not only do we have a lab full of different Macs, those original Macs now have to be reimaged for use elsewhere on the campus. The setup we were using on the Xserve refuses to boot any of the Macs, old or new.

...and don't even get me started on the whole Quark 7 thing!

It's all an exercise in frustration, all exasperated by the fact that all of this needs to be done around August 9th.



Sunday, July 22, 2007

Has Harry Potter Jumped The Shark?

Hmm, my sister-in-law just finished "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" yesterday, and said that, "the ending sucked." and told her sister to read it, "just up to the epilogue" -- since I have to get through book 6 still, it has me wondering...

Update: You can read the quick overview (ending and all) on Wikipedia

3 Heads

3 Heads, originally uploaded by macfixer.

This is a totally posed shot at John Dempsey Hospital I took while waiting to visit my wife's grandmother. She was rushed there after suffering 2 strokes. She eventually pulled through and is now in a rehab center in Connecticut.

Reese's Peanut Butter "Elvis Collector's Edition"

I saw this yesterday at my local Walgreen's drug store. Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Banana Creme. I'm sure it's "Officially Licensed".

On the back is "Elvis Trivia": "Elvis got his first guitar on his 11th birthday — January 8, 1946"

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Wanna Job?

My good buddy Brandon was instrumental in making this video (he's the guy eating the money). Silly kid, doesn't he know you shouldn't put money near his mouth?!?

Friday, July 13, 2007

Some Of Our Users Are Like This...

This is Jim Henson's "Computer Monster" from 1967 -- the prototype of Cookie Monster, which would appear years later. Enjoy:

5 Year Anniversary!

Today (July 13) marks 5 years I've been married. I'll probably scan some wedding pictures later today and throw 'em up on Flickr to celebrate.

Wow, 5 years. That's like half of Mason's life! Amazing how time can slip away from you like that. Not that I'm complaining or anything. With all the crap we've been through these last few years, which reads like a wedding vow: happiness, tears, sickness (oh, the sickness!), and health. After all that, I can't imagine spending it without my mate, my wife.

I love you, Sweetpea.


Update: I posted some crap entries up on Five Things. Go check it out!

Don't Eat The Hummus!

Well, this sucks: More than 120 people got sick after eating at the "Taste of Chicago" food festival. Seems they all had some Persian food. Dick Cheney would somehow link this to terrorism, I'm sure of it.


Thursday, July 12, 2007

We Got A Newsman Down!

Chuck Storm (that can't be his real name, can it?) takes one for the team, live. - Watch more free videos

UPDATE:More Chuck Storm:

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Mike Pitching Stones

Mike Pitching Stones, originally uploaded by macfixer.

On our lunch break at Harkness, Mike took the opportunity to add stones to the coastline. What an environmentalist.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy Fourth Everybody!

Just wanted to wish everyone in the USA a happy fourth (don't blow any fingers off, now!). Those of you outside the USA, you're all terrorists and you're jealous of our freedoms.

...just kidding!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

iMac Mosaic

iMac Mosaic, originally uploaded by macfixer.

A mosaic I took with my Samsung Sync phone

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Some Good News...

Well, Sonia's Grandmother is out of the hospital and into a rehab center. Yesterday, she was able to walk to and from the bathroom with assistance, plus stand and brush her teeth without help.

She's not out of the woods yet, but she's getting there.