Frustration!

The computer I use at work is making me angry. Parts of it are crashing regularly now. It's a good computer, the best one I've ever used, but I think it needs to have Windows reinstalled. It's been used pretty hard and by a lot of people. I'm trying to think of everything I need to back up, but I know I'll forget some things and they'll be lost forever. I might take this crisitunity to install Linux and make this a dual-boot machine. What are all the things I need to remember to back-up before wiping my hard drive (besides work files, iTunes music, bookmarks, email, financial files, settings for w.bloggar and FTP)?

On a happier note, I saw Caddyshack for the first time last night.

Anti-music

I was working on getting the new church site listed on Google and dmoz.org when I found a link for MusicMoz.org, "a comprehensive directory of all things music, edited by volunteers." It's related to the Mozilla project (makers of the Firefox browser). One interesting directory on MusicMoz is Anti-Music, a listing of sites dedicated to bashing bands, styles and MTV. Sara, I'm sure you'll enjoy some of those. Ok, back to work.

beta testing has begun

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Testing has begun on the church website. I only had three volunteers, so if anyone else is interested in helping, please email me.

TMBG graphics

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One of the missions for Team TMBG is to create graphics to promote the band and their new album, Spine. What do you think? I could win a t-shirt. Click here to get this in icon size.

Gmail invite for free

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I have yet another Gmail invite.

Update: I gave it away. Check back later for more invites.

One year Subscription to Wired Magazine: Free

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If you are at all interested in technology, you'll like this magazine. No shipping, handling, hidden fees, or catches.. Completely free!

Update: You can take this gift as a new subscription or as a renewal, so even if you already get it (like I do) you can add another year.

Presenting Doug

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I would like to welcome an old friend to the world of blogging and to the Brendoman.com family. Doug's blog is at darkriver.brendoman.com. He also has a site on uky.edu, where he is a graduate student. My favorite memory with Doug is sitting in line for tickets to Fellowship of the Ring in Kirksville. The first showing didn't even sell out, so there wasn't much use in waiting outside the theater all day, but it sure was fun. Be sure to check out his new blog and leave a comment.

Sci-fi authors predict the future (kind of)

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I was at the library with Sara and Emma a couple of days ago and I decided it was time for a sci-fi fix. I picked up a book of stories by one of my favorites sci-fi authors, Robert Heinlein. The book is called The Past Through Tomorrow. I just finished a story called "The Roads Must Roll," which was written in 1940. In it he describes a futuristic one-person vehicle that should sound familiar to us today:

A tumblebug does not give a man dignity, since it is about the size and shape of a kitchen stool, gyro-stabilized on a singe wheel. . . . It can go through an opening the width of a man's shoulders, is easily controlled, and will stand patiently upright, waiting, should it's rider dismount (Heinlein 52).

Does that sound anything like this?

Join team TMBG

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TMBG Street Team

They Might Be Giants is my favorite band. I recently joined the TMBG Street Team to help promote the band (and hopefully get some free loot.) If you share my love for this quirky combo, then you might want to join, too. Just follow the clicky-click road.

Microsoft Internet Explorer exploit

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The department of homeland security has issued a warning about a new way that Microsoft products have been exploited. I saw this first on Leo Laporte's blog. This one looks pretty serious, so update your anti-virus software. It looks like Firefox users won't have to worry about it since it is an IE security hole. If you still use IE, this would be a great time to switch.

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