April 12, 2009 at 11:50 am | blabbing.

Alanna have spent our first week with Mississippi, our new Doggie that we picked up the OHS shelter. She has been a handful and a half, but we are slowly falling into a rhythm. We have our morning walk followed by some food, afternoon playtime, evening walk followed by food and lots of time inbetween… Read more »

Things I’ve noticed about Portland

March 25, 2009 at 9:46 am | blabbing, Portland.

There are a lot of strip clubs Lots of places don’t take credit cards. You can fill your parking meter with a credit card but they don’t take credit cards at the DMV The ratio of people to garden centers is much higher than normal There is lots of recycling and people care how it… Read more »


March 19, 2009 at 11:32 am | blabbing.

Netiquette for people who don’t know, is basic “Internet Etiquette”. It has been around since the beginning of internet and usenet communities on the web. Sometimes I think it should be taught in school along with typing as required courses in the internet age. A lot of people know the basics of “Netiquette”. Things like… Read more »

No wireless for me

March 18, 2009 at 3:41 pm | blabbing.

I have been without internet connection for my computer at home since we got to Portland a little over a week ago. Since my computer is in the basement and our router is on the first floor we haven’t figured a way to get ethernet into the basement without drilling holes in the wall or… Read more »

Strong password a help or a hindrance

at 1:53 pm | blabbing.

I came upon an application recently that asked for a very specific password style and type when creating a user that I had to think: Is this password going to help or hinder me from accessing the program? People get used to certain passwords and styles of passwords that they use and password styles that… Read more »

New house

March 8, 2009 at 3:04 pm | blabbing.

We got up kinda early, or what we thought was early since we forgot to set the clocks forward, went to breakfast and did some shopping at the hardware store And supermarket. After some errands to the apple store and storage as well as a stock up trip to costco, we are back at the… Read more »

House is all cleaned out

March 6, 2009 at 6:38 pm | blabbing.

We are almost completely done with our SF place. Everything is just about gone, now we just need to pack the car and head out of town. Our day started pretty harsh. No Internet (user error) Alanna’s iPhone died so we almost missed the movers. The movers had the wrong address, and we grossly under… Read more »

A day of packing

February 28, 2009 at 8:32 pm | blabbing.

Alanna and I did some hardcore packing today. It’s hard when your apartment doesn’t really fit in you apartment. Now it’s time for some relaxing and some season 4 BSG.

Bars and hurdles

February 24, 2009 at 1:54 pm | blabbing.

With any business you have to decide what the bar or hurdle you are going to make you customer jump over in order to deal with you. You can only take cash or maybe you are only open a few days a week. Maybe they can only call you and you don’t respond to email…. Read more »

New place

February 21, 2009 at 1:55 pm | blabbing.

I thought I would get up to Portland this weekend and Alanna and I would be looking at places all weekend and maybe find some things to think about. What I wasn’t prepared for was that Alanna found a great place in a cool neighborhood and it was almost a done deal before I saw… Read more »