Storypost | 2010.04.25

Water high shutter speed

So this weekend wasn't recovery from getting wisdom teeth pulled. That's next weekend. This weekend was housework and yardwork and Superbike Assen.

Pool water fountain

Some 1-1/4" pvc, an elbow, nipple, and end cap makes a fountain at one of the pump outlets. The pressure upstream of the de filter hasn't increased.

The top terrace is growing pretty quick.

The bottom terrace wall has bubbled in a couple more places. The thin set - texture - paint approach has worked well the mend the other spots.

Indoor soccer Poway Sportsplex

Storypost | 2010.04.18

Weimaraner dog birthday cake eating

Kafka turned one on the fifteenth. He got an ad hoc cake and a hearty fear of lit candles.

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Even better, he spent a weekend with his platonic girlfriend Lola (sorry Olema, long distance relationships so rarely work out).

Dogs flowers weimaraner border collie

We took a trip to Fiesta Island, I entertained myself with the d700 while the dogs wandered about:

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Ducati Desmosedici RR on street

On the way to Terramar I saw a dude on a Desmo RR (wasn't Tom Cruise [dude's feet can touch the ground]). It's tough to take a phone shot without swerving into a bike worth seventy bills. Nice to see it out on the road though.

Speaking of silly motorbikes, wtf Buell? Is it really smart to blow exhaust onto your tire and rear brake?

I've been a bit excessive with the cell camera. But it's yielded all sorts momentary imagery:

21st Amendment Firestone Walker Stone beer

Tasty, limited Stone that Harley brought me from his team's trip to the brewery.

My favorite Canadian's brother at KMB.

Classic car showroom

Will's family auto museum.

Husqvarna 54 mower

I bought a Husqy. It's not the one I expected to own, but it was impossible to pass up. It's pretty ideal for mowing the lower terrace, particularly on account of the stairs and its lightness.

So the next hot thing is going to be a hammock. It will be absolutely crucial to enjoying the summer. The key areas of research are location and material. I could do a big one from the house to the deck pillars or a smaller one between pillars. I could go with the classic cotton or look into newer, stretchier materials. This is important.

Alas, Blogger has decided to drop support for ftp (their engine, your domain) at the end of the month. So it looks like I'm going to have to do some perling before I can post again. Not this weekend. This weekend is recovery from getting wisdom teeth pulled. This weekend will be a vicodin-fueled adventure into Final Fantasy Ex Aye Aye Aye.

Title credit: Jes.

Infopost | 2010.04.02

John McAfee MP5

I had to de-virus a computer today and since casual googling didn't turn up any results I thought I'd share the fix with the interwebs. It came from some hulu-ish site, I'm not sure the details on how it passed as innocuous.

It installs an app that appears to be a generic looking antivirus program. It continuously prompts you to purchase the full version from a domain called pc-fortress or something. Trying to run anything from word to regedit results in the window being killed with a kind dialog, 'this executable is infected, want to purchase the full version?'

Bleh. That's why WinMo programmers have it so easy, MS apis must be full of great stuff, like an interface to kill whatever OS app you feel like.

So basically you just restart in safe mode cause the malware author sucks and needed Windows to start it. For me, the startup tab of msconfig had sknqxoufx, an exe located in one of the user data/app data hidden folders. The name could be randomly generated (again, no google results). With the autostart box unchecked and the directory removed, problem solved.

Other news in brief: lots of work... Malaysia GP - not a good RBR track still excited... still need lawnmower... Shred The Gnar won 3-2 on Thursday... Arthur coming into town soon... Resto Hardware duvee rather nice... header bolt fell off Duc...

tags: virus