Encrypting File System Toasts My Oats

A bunch of years back I’d discovered that with Windows XP I could set ‘Encrypt’ and ‘Compress’ attributes for files. I thought this was cool since by compressing old video footage I could shrink down the space it needed. And I used the  ‘Encrypt’ attribute on my writings folder. It really wasn’t necessary ’cause who ...

Fun with Operating Systems

Ever since seeing Ubuntu (a Linux OS based on Debian) running on Ryan’s laptop, I’ve wanted to try installing it on my own machine. I got a Ubuntu 7.04 Live CD and tried that a while back but it kept locking up. A week back my Ubuntu 7.04 alternate install finished downloading. I moved all ...

Fall Family Conference

The second annual Family Fall Conference kicked off this past Friday evening. I was there, the lone representative of the Sissons family. My ride-bumming skills fell short so after an oil change and quick checkup the CRV was available for the ~1.9 hour trek. Like last year, the event was held at the Upper Canada ...

Prevvies Waste Precious Pages

I was nearing the end of the book, Exile, from the Star Wars: Legacy of the Force series. The plot was tense and I was eager to see how the last couple chapters, still waiting under my right thumb, would turn out. As I was finishing a chapter I thought to myself, “Self, this seems ...

Out and About

August has been good. First we had our annual week at the cottage with the Vogel clan. It was probably the most relaxed year for me. I didn’t get much accomplished there but that wasn’t my intention. I had thought I might be inspired to write another poem while I was there (I was the ...

Variety Pac

There hasn’t been any one big news item lately but I suppose there are a few little things I could compile into one entry. So, in rough chronological order: I was at BlockBuster on July 14th and saw Chaos Theory in the bargain bin. I thought it would probably be worth $9.98 and so I ...

Caffine is Your Friend

Question for you – which is larger? $1,133.55 or $1,224.23? This had me going up the wall for a while the other day, ’cause I was sure the smaller one was larger. Right now I feel like Neo when he finally saw the world as Matrix code, except I don’t understand it. Ya, I’ve been ...

Debug Hero

We’ve had another office shuffle. I’m now working with most of the rest of the office team out of a nice little house in town. The move was surprisingly uneventful (that is a good thing). However, we’re working on setting up two new servers, a Linux box for the phones and a Windows 2003 Server ...

Weekend in Montreal

I had a great weekend. Mom, Dad, and I went over to Montreal to visit Aunt Beth and Grandma. Aunt Beth is back in the hospital undergoing the next step in her treatment. I’m really glad that I could finally go see her, and it was great to spend some more time with Grandma too. ...

Brockville Conference

I just returned from a weekend young people conference hosted by the Brockville URC. It was really good – I’m glad I went. At around three hours driving distance it was a bit of a hike but worth it. The speaker, Rev. Jeremy Veldman, gave three messages on “Running the Race” and really developed the ...