Second Post!

Somehow, I had expected to post here a few more times this year, not sure what I was thinking.  But, better late than ever.  Now for something Halloween-related:


And here’s a picture in the light:

IMG_7558Good-sized pumpkin, and I also made sure to save the seeds:

IMG_7557Basically, you pick the seeds out of the pumpkin guts and rinse them out well.  Then you can let them dry for about a week, and save them in an envelope.  I’ve got the ones above from the big pumpkin, as well as some from a smaller one.  I’m not sure I’ll have the space to plan them in the spring, as they do kind of take over, but I’ll see.

Anyways, I mentioned an homebrew inverter project before.  I’m still tossing this around, but I think I’ve thought of a way to simplify part of it.  More information will come, sometime.

In the mean time, Happy Halloween!

First Post (of 2013)!

Alright, New Year’s is over, and it’s 2013.  I didn’t put a whole lot of thought into resolutions, but here are a few things I’ve been thinking of regarding this site:

  • Projects.  I mentioned the inverter, and that and some other things have been kicking around in my head.  Now I want to start work on them and share.
  • Wiki.  This goes with the above, as I think it will be a better format for some things.  It won’t be for everyone to edit, but I think it will present certain bits of information in a better fashion than this blog.  It’ll also be a little easier to maintain.
  • Housekeeping.  I’ve been meaning to update the theme here, and also take a look at some backend stuff.
  • Feverdreams Update?  I’ve been thinking of trying to modernize the Fever Dreams mirror, if for no other reason than to play with some Web development stuff.  This would mainly be backend, as I wouldn’t want to disturb the pristine late-90s look.  🙂  I sometimes wonder about updating with new content, but that will remain to be seen as I really don’t have any.

Anyway, that’s about it.  Have a good remainder of Christmas or whatever.

New Year’s Eve

This will be my last post of 2012!  The world didn’t end, which is nice, although certainly some things could have gone a lot better than they did.  All I’m going to say is that we must stay positive, and try not to lose hope.  There’s still a lot to be happy about in this world.

Anyway, I’m off to dinner, so stay safe, and maybe as a 2013 resolution I’ll update this site a little more and change the theme.

Happy Halloween!

I hope you all had a great Halloween!  I didn’t do too much, and didn’t even get too many trick-or-treaters, but I did carve a pumpkin:

One thing to note for next year, though is to be careful of the tools.  I picked up one of those carving kits.  I would avoid this particular kit in the future, though, as the saw broke:

The scoop was very nice, though.

I didn’t use any of the patterns, just made something up.  After the breakage I ended up going out and picking up a steak knife for working on a smaller pumpkin, which was fine.

On a more serious note, if you or a loved one was caught in Hurricane Sandy, I wish you all the best.  I wasn’t really hit beyond some wind and rain, but I know that there is still damage being repaired.  So be careful, and hang in there!

First Post (of the New Year)

Well, the first month and 7 days of 2012 have been alright for me, some ups and downs.  As for things I will discuss here, I will now offer the following list:

  • I have projects that I need to look at.
  • I am trying to brush up on Unix network programming.
  • Qt would also be good to know.
  • I was messing with my Web server a little, and due to permissions some images stopped showing up.  This should be fixed now.
  • The Raspberry Pi looks like an awesome idea, and at $25 or $35 each I recommend one for learning about Linux, programming, low-power computing, or just plain dicking around.  Also, buying it helps fund a good cause.
  • I need to start posting more stuff about music here.
  • Snow is nice in the winter (at least I think it is, in moderate amounts), but I’m fine with the current weather as long as the snow is not pushed up to May or June.

Well, if I think of more, you know where to find it.  Until then, enjoy the weather.