Friday, February 3, 2012

XBox Live

Well, I guess this is something to talk about. Recently I've been spending a lot of time(and money) wiring my home up the wing-wang. Anyways, if you're someone I know(or have known) hit me up and we can play some Halo: Reach.

So far I've got to say, it's pretty awesome. Though it signs me out a lot. ):

Pictures can be found here: Flickr Tag

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

Looking On The Bright Side

I thought I'd write about the good things available in and around Huntley, versus the things I just plain don't like about the area. Over the next few months I'm going to write entries that focus on some of the things I really dig about living out here, and hopefully I can get some pictures going as well. We'll see.

It may seem rather boring, but besides the usual bars and shopping around the city, there's also a few places that I really enjoy. A quick list includes bowling, groceries, and a health club.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

So I'm Living In Huntley, IL USA

and I'm pondering what exactly this blog should look like for the future. I'd like to keep it somewhat interesting for others to read and yet start to chronicle my personal life as well as more technical tips as I come across them.
So. I've decided I'll update this blog on an ongoing monthly basis, and what will be in those entries will vary. Besides a look into my life, I'll try to include other topics as they cross my mind. Fair warning, they may seem pretty boring on the outset.
But still, for anyone with some spare time, they'll get an interesting look into what life is in suburban America. At least it'll be a little bit different than most people's Facebook entries. I apologize I can't promise much in terms of multimedia, but I will be trying to borrow my parent's digital camera and will see what I can put together with that.

Update: Some days, I can't believe technology.  I now have a camera that does video and stills.

Pictures can be found here: Flickr Tag

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Saying Goodbye To Turing.com

It may take a while(unfortunately, GoDaddy reserves the right to hang on to an expired domain up to 1 year), but I'm happy to say I'm finally done with having a major Internet domain to take care of.

My apologies to those who may be reading this trying to get ahold of the name, but at this point the next owner of turing.com is quite literally out of my hands.

It hasn't been so bad. With a combination of GoDaddy and Google, somehow I'm still getting my e-mail and I've finally said my goodbyes to Google Apps. A decent product, to be sure, but a lot of work just to maintain. Now I'm just a consumer, once again.

BTW, if anyone happens to hear what happened to this domain, I'd definitely like to know. Please let me know either here or drop me a note via e-mail.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

HOWTO: Simply Disable Snap Shots From Snap.com

Well, I got to thinking the other day...and this one isn't just for me. It's really for anyone, old friends / acquaintances from Facebook, random wanders from the Internet sky, whomever.

Thanks to the joy and wonder of OpenDNS, I finally disabled Snap.com. Frankly, I hate the thing.

Some may like it, some may not, but for me trying to disable it via their interface simply didn't function. Needless to say, I think they're spammers now. Such a sad thing to say for what looked at first like a promising Internet startup. C'est la vie. So...they get banned from my world, at the DNS level.

Step 1 - Go to OpenDNS and chose "Create account" in the upper-right corner of the page.

Step 2 - Do the usual register-for-a-website dance.

Step 3 - Follow their instructions for using OpenDNS. This is quite technical, see their website for details.

Step 4 - Go back to OpenDNS and click on "Settings". Scroll down to "Manage individual domains". Leave the "Always block" setting as-is, and enter the following two domains: shots.snap.com and spa.snap.com, one at a time. Confirm that you wish these to be blocked under any and all circumstances.

Step 5 - Go back to whatever website you really want to see(for me it was a Second Life Gaming blog) and reload it. Voila! No more Snap.com! *cheers*

Hope this helps someone out there...feel free to leave a comment if this didn't make sense or you'd just like to say thanks.