Lopez Island Biking

August 29th, 2005
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Jacob’s Birthday

August 29th, 2005
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August 26, 2005

Tor Anonymizer

Filed under: Technology — mmrobins @ 6:40 am

I finally got Tor working. I never tried very hard before, but I didn’t realize until reading some good setup instructions that you need to also download Privoxy and configure some things. Tor basically works by routing your internet web page requests through other computers so that your IP address isn’t available to remote server.

It’s cool that it works, but it really slows down web suring depending on who you end up routing through. One time I turned it on I ended up routing through a server in Germany, and web pages loaded painfully slow then. I turned it off and back on and got a server at Brown University and that was a little better, but still noticeably slower. I’m considering trying to setup a Tor server just to see if it would work, but probably not unless I find some more time.

August 24, 2005

Monsters of Accordion

Filed under: Culture — mmrobins @ 10:51 am

Jason Webley’s concerts are always a blast. (more…)

August 23, 2005

Tags or Categories?

Filed under: Technology — mmrobins @ 11:44 am

I’m still trying to figure out how I want to organize my blog content. WordPress comes with built in category support, but I’m finding that I don’t like using categories. I seem to have a tendency to make too many categories when I think that I should just stick to very general categories. I’m trying a plugin called Ultimate Tag Warrior that lets me assign del.icio.us style tags to my posts. I think I like this better since I can add new tags without having to go to a tag management page, unlike categories. This folksonomy style of tagging seems promising to me, but I’ll try it out for a while to see if it works better than categories, or if it just enhances them.

It’s A Joy To Have Her Here

August 23rd, 2005
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August 21, 2005

Erin McKeown And Kris Delmhorst

Filed under: Culture — mmrobins @ 11:56 am

Tonight I went to the Tractor Tavern in Ballard to see Erin McKeown and Kris Delmhorst, two very talented female singer-songwriters, perform.

I had never heard of Kris Delmhorst before but I’m glad that I have now. I don’t usually like female vocalists, but something about Kris’s voice sounded right to me. Her songs seemed very tender but not sappy. The crowd was great too. We got to sit on the floor and enjoy the mellow music. It’s been awhile since I’ve really enjoyed the vibe of a crowd so much.

Erin is much more rock n’ roll than last time we saw her. She has a band with drums and keyboard, and the guitar parts are louder and don’t seem as unique. I liked it, but I missed hearing some of her other solo songs. I think she’ll probably appeal to a wider audience with this new style and that’s a good thing. She’s really got a stage presence for such a little girl.

August 18, 2005

Blogs Beat Microsoft Knowledge Base

Filed under: Technology — mmrobins @ 12:28 am

One of my servers stopped working with Microsoft Update. So I searched Microsoft’s knowledge base. I didn’t find anything helpful. So I contacted Microsoft’s tech support. They told me to register a bunch of dll’s. One of them didn’t register, mscml3.dll, so I searched Microsoft’s knowledge base again. No luck. Then I found a blog post that solved the problem for me. And he’s using the same wordpress theme as I am. Kinda creepy. I love that everyone can publish solutions to their problems and share them with others so easily now. Major props to DjLizard.

Aquasox Baseball

August 17th, 2005
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August 14, 2005

Comedy Underground

Filed under: Culture — mmrobins @ 11:44 am

Kim and I went to see Auggie Smith at the Comedy Underground. Very funny show. He rants and raves in a very amusing way, kinda spastic and shouting. At first I thought he was drunk, but I think that’s just his style. It comes off as very unrehearsed and quick-witted. There were some other comedians too. A guy from Coeur d’Alene was pretty funny, but his set was really short.