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Archive for October, 2005

Finally some photos

October 30th, 2005

I finally posted a couple galleries that have been sitting around for a while. They are some photos my parents took back home and some candid photos of my Photo I class shooting 4x5s at Mt. Hope Cemetery. At some point (we all know you can't trust any deadline I set for myself ;)) I have to post the hockey photos I mentioned last weekend and the digital photos I took for another Photo I assignment (I'll be taking more of those photos today). The hold up on this posting was because of some work I was doing to the underlying structure of the site to replace tables with cascading style sheets. I am almost ready to implement that code, but these photos could not wait any longer!

RIT vs Canisius

October 22nd, 2005

I just got back from RIT's first home Division I NCAA hockey game versus the Canisius Golden Griffins. It was a great game, but in the end, the Tigers lost with a score of 1 to 2 :(. I took photos of the game and hope to post them this weekend. Tomorrow is National Portfolio Day here on campus, and I will be selling various food items with other Honors students in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. We are raising money for a spring break trip to Chicago :). The coming week is supposed to be full of temperatures in the 40s and rain, but instead of grumbling, I'll give you a bit of a recap of today's hockey game. Read the rest of this entry »

New(ish) computer

October 21st, 2005

I love eBay :). I just got a good ole Quicksilver PowerMac G4 computer delivered to my RIT address yesterday! I would have mentioned this sooner, but I was too busy planning for the computer and then setting up the software and such to my liking. I'm typing this with it right now. It is quite a new experience working on a desktop Mac when I have seen the Apple world mainly through my laptop for over a year and a half now. I have a bit of school work to do this weekend, but if you're lucky, I may post up to three new photo galleries very soon :D.

I need to update

October 18th, 2005

There have been lots of things going on I could talk about, but the fact that lots of things are going on makes me too busy to talk about them ;). Perhaps by the end of this week I'll have some more concrete things to post. I just received a bunch of photos from home, so those might make their way somewhere as well. Until then…

Even Colder Brick City

October 8th, 2005

It is now 46° F outside and dropping. Giuliani's speech earlier today was quite good with some great leadership tips and a doce of humor here and there. When he first got on stage, he made fun of RIT's President's New York accent and compared it to listening to hours of police recordings of mafia bosses :).

Now I'm safely inside after fighting my way through what can only be described as a mob to see Jon Stewart. Luckily I bought my tickets well in advance (well over a month ago) and I arrived at the Field House an hour early. Even an hour early, several impromptu lines had formed to enter. Read the rest of this entry »

Freezing Brick City

October 8th, 2005

Thursday 83° F, Friday 71° F, today 51° F: This is not good :(. This weekend is RIT's Brick City Homecoming. I'm hiding in the Gordon Field House away from the cold breeze outside and waiting for Rudy Giuliani to take the stage. It's great having wireless access in so many areas ;). Later tonight at 8:00 I'll be back here to see Jon Stewart. That is sure to be a hilarious two-and-a-half hours. I'm sure to get my political fill today with two speakers on somewhat opposite sides of the political spectrum. The sign language interpreter just took the stage…around here, that means things are getting ready to start. Later!


October 6th, 2005

Yesterday, I was indeed a part of the It's So Tech WITR radio show. I'll be sure to post the download link or podcast feed to the show if and when they get around to setting up such a service.

Another important thing: If you were attacked by the AIM distributed virus I mentioned a couple posts ago, be sure check the root level of you C: drive for the file xz.bat. If that batch file is present, Read the rest of this entry »

IT's So Tech

October 5th, 2005

I'm posting this Tuesday night, but I guess it's really Wednesday (barely). I love Wednesdays for two reasons: first class is at 2:00pm :), and ITSO (IT Student Organization) club meetings. Well, this Wednesday is a bit special in that I will be a guest on a new radio show called IT's So Tech. Broadcast live from 8-10pm on RIT's radio station WITR and streamed live on the Internet, this will be the second installment of the show. Go to to get more info and listen in on the stream.

Here's the official show description: "Tune into WITR's hottest new talk show. Featuring WITR DJs and brave volunteers from ITSO – the IT Student Organization, IT's So Tech is two solid hours of tech talk with a college student slant. Tune in, and be ready to call with your arguments!"

Virus warning

October 3rd, 2005

Here's a little virus alert that seems to be going through some of my friends' AIM accounts. If you suddenly (and quite randomly) get a message with a link asking you to check something out or take a look at some photos, don't click the link. If you do, you will see your browser ask to download a ".com" file. This is a Windows executable that will infect you (if your virus protection is lacking, unlike mine :)). If you are on Mac or Linux (as I am as well ;)) disregard this post or go laugh at my Windows using friends…just kidding. Heads up out there.

It got warmer

October 2nd, 2005

To confirm my last post, it did get warmer here over the weekend. It's now a sunny 78° F…a perfect day for the Honors Picnic, which was postponed from a couple weeks ago due to rain. These picnic sort of events are always a great place to get free food! On the list of other things happening, Ubuntu v5.10 "Breezy Badger" is nearing release this month. Firefox and Thunderbird versions 1.5 are also nearing release 🙂 Currently in beta, we should be seeing the first release candidates by the end of this month.