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Saturday, July 4th, 2009

It’s the fourth of July today and we decided to celebrate by going to the beach. I only had about an hour to work so instead of a sand castle, I was only able to build a kind of sand fort. I had Jen destroy it before we left so no one else would have […]

New(ish) Computer

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

My old server, and I use the word server loosely here, was a 2.8Ghz P4, 2GB RAM with a 1.5TB RAID5 array. The last time it saw an upgrade was about two years ago and it’s work load has tripled since then so I finally broke down and rebuilt it. These are the parts, I […]

Dog Stairs 2.0

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

Ever since we moved out of Rice I’ve missed having dog stairs. After a good amount of work I rebuilt the stairs for this apartment and we put them out this weekend. They are awesome. Since the new stairs are so much smaller I was left with a good amount of leftover wood so I […]

Tripping the TripSense

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

I have Progressive auto insurance and I’m signing up for the TripSense program. The TripSense is a device that plugs into your car’s ODB-II port and gathers data about your driving habits. After six months you attach the device to your computer and let it upload its findings to Progressive who supposedly gives a discount […]

How to Lock a Door

Saturday, June 9th, 2007

I was trying to watch TV today when Jenn came home and started talking on the phone with her sister. Typically a conversation between the two of them is nothing more than a competition to see who can talk the loudest. So before it got any worse I asked her to go in the other […]


Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

I went to Deer River this weekend to visit the family and while I was there it snowed. All the snow prevented me from going to the cabin. so instead of driving around, my brother and I built an igloo. That was my weekend. Now I have to go do my taxes.


Friday, February 2nd, 2007

There’s this guy at work with an ultra runny nose, he’s always getting boogers on everything so the company had to give him is own personal Kleenex box. Well, I was bored the other day and his Kleenex box was looking particularly lame, so I tricked it out . Thats right, you can make just […]

Dog Fortress

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

It was the company Christmas party last weekend, the guy who was going to watch our dog bailed so I had to come up with a way to contain the dog for 24 hours. I happened to have a ton of cardboard so I built a hallway from the kitchen to the chair in the […]

Dog Stairs

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

Imagine you’re me. You have a dog, you live on the second floor of an apartment, you have to put on all kinds of clothes on every time the dog needs to go out, and you have a ton of scrap lumber. What would you do? you would build dog stairs. and after three weeks […]

New Grill

Saturday, May 6th, 2006

A while ago Jenn was saying that we should get a grill. I thought it would be a good idea but I didn’t want to pay money for a stupid grill so I just kind of forgot about it. A while later I was parting out some old computers and when I was done I […]

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