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02-May-2015: I now have an index of my BroadbandReports.com articles.
28-Aug-2011: I have now joined Google+. My profile has a few things already, and I already have some comments up there.
07-Jan-2012: Google Plus is also where I first announced the day I actually piloted a Cessna 172 SP Skyhawk. I also have put up a page with some photos of this incredible ride.
28-Jun-2008 (updated 18-Dec-2008)
I bought the property of long-time homeowners Joyce and David Mount, at 105 Susan Ln. in Cheektowaga, NY. David passed on in Feb. of 2007, and Joyce no longer wishes to live in a full-sized house, opting instead for an apartment. The closing date was supposed to have been the autumnal equinox, 22-Sep-2008, but was delayed until Wed., 24-Sep-2008.
As many are aware, my mom still lives where I grew up, at 113 Susan Ln. I can imagine this is going to be an experience somewhat like on "Everybody Loves Raymond." Well...maybe. We'll see. So far, it has brought us closer together, and not just proximity. It's now so much easier to take less than a minute walk up the street instead of driving 15 or 20 minutes.
Sorry to say, the geocoding for Susan Ln. is not good. So I've taken a waypoint with a GPS receiver while standing in the driveway:
42.93895 N. 78.76770 W. 213 m elevation above mean sea level
What's even a little more disgusting is that the appraisal documents apparently used Google Maps or something akin to it, with the same mistake. You would think the appraiser, who had to inspect the place and take photos, would have noticed I don't live anywhere near the curves of my street. ...sigh... The references, such as Google Maps, seem to think the addresses start at 1 and go to 200, when in fact they start at 16 and go to 122.
The plot of land itself is approx. 15.2 m by 64.3 m (was listed on the real estate sites as 50' by 211')
For pictures of me, activate this link.
One of my hobbies is meteorology.
This is link for the weather around Buffalo.
...or try this link to Cornell U.
NOAA NWS Buffalo site
Another of my favorite activities is the sport of volleyball. I play on a team that plays in a B league at a local restaurant and bar, Dock at the Bay, and Erie Community College south campus.
See the homepage of Volleyball World Wide.
You can read the schedule for my team in the local YMCA co-ed league.
You can also read the schedule for my Dock At The Bay team.
I have since done some touchup with Netscape Composer. I wanted
to give it a try.
If you're going to close your mind, don't go shouting to the world how wrong the world is.
I hate to say it, but I have very nearly given up.
an AMD Phenom II engineered system without anything Microsoft ® preinstalled on it. What I mean is, at one time I really, really enjoyed throwing together a case, a mainboard, a power supply, some disks, and so on. I was and am perfectly capable of installing my own Linux OS on it, and I don't need to have (or pay for) Microsoft® products. Dell for example makes some really nice products, and as another example I know my Precision 360 can safely tolerate 35° ambient temperature. But if I buy a mainboard, case, etc. separately, it may operate fine, it may not, and I won't know what the maximum ambient safe temperature is. I don't feel like engineering airflow, noise and such, or having my system last only 9 months because I didn't match the mainboard with enough airflow. Unfortunately, although out of one side of their mouths Dell says they support Linux, they will somehow refuse to sell me an AMD based system without also selling me Vista. So they're asking me to compromise by either buying an Intel processor (with FreeDOS) or an AMD system and Vista. Let's not even open the can of worms that they're selling their "open source" compputers for the same price as their Vista systems (whereas you'd think that the open source computer should be less because I didn't have to pay for a copy of/license for some OS).
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