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Archive for June, 2006

Road trip weekend

June 24th, 2006

Friday after work, my mom and I began a bit of a road trip in a rented SUV to pick up two of my cousins and grandfather in West Virginia.  This was really my first chance to test my new Palm Treo 700p on the road with its unlimited data plan from Sprint.  I have gotten great reception the whole way along major interstates (I-64 and 460 mostly).  This has enabled me to browse the web, check my email, and simply entertain myself without having to worry where I will be able to pick up a wireless connection next with my laptop.  I'm loving my experience with the 700p so far (except for a few issues getting the right plan from Sprint).  By the way, I find it quite surprising (and telling of where our world is heading) that I can see five wireless networks from grandfather's house in this small West Virginian town.  Two of those are not password protected…that is, anyone could connect to them and use the Internet.

Overdue update

June 11th, 2006

It has been quite some time since my last post, and I could no longer stand it :).  I have been home from Rochester for a couple weeks now, and all is well.  This weekend my grandmother, aunt, and cousin are visiting and attending the Norfolk Harborfest festivities.  I have been doing a bunch of computer maintenance around the house since I have been home.  More recently I have been applying some extensive updates to the Linux servers since Thursday night's thunderstorm ended their stretch of uptime.  One had not been rebooted for more than 180 days!  More news to come…