June 27, 2003
Almost to the weekend

The last few days have been busy with work and home activity. Michele has been more in volved with her quilt guild and got installed last night as one of th aofficers and is going to play a major role in next year's Glendale Quilt Show. I'm quite proud of her to get involved. She's always seem to shy away from these kind of things and is now jumping in with both feet.

Martin's still waiting for money from the house sale, and is still hanging out with us. Last night he made pizzas. He's a pro, and it shows. I've gotten him to play Return to Castle Wolfenstein. At first he dabbled, then I set him up on Michele's computer. Wednesday he played for 4 hours straight and yesterday about the same. I've got him practicing circle strafing and switching weapons via keyboard. He's avoided the bad habits like mouse-wheeling, mainly because I haven't told him about them.

It was fun to play back to back on the same server. I've never really been to a LAN, but I saw how being in the same room with a teammate can make a difference. I can only hope he will continue to play in Kansas City and we can meet up online when he moves.

Last night I installed the TurboNet card inthe Tivo and tested it out. It was simple and easy. I need to do a little rearranging of my home network to make things work the way I want going forward. I'll be buying a 100 baseT hub and running the Cat5 under the house before I'm done. I considered using WiFi, but James convinced me that if I'm going to do video extraction, I need 100 baseT. He's right.

OK, time to get ready for work. Have a good day.

Posted by michael at June 27, 2003 07:25 AM