Keri and I attended her 20-Year High School Reunion last night. I’m certain that Keri (who is naturally shy) is constantly terrified that I’m going to embarass her at events like this, but I was on my best behavior and things went great. It was CRAZY hot inside the place, […]

Keri’s 20-Year Reunion

For my brown belt rank in Cuong Nhu karate, I was required to write a paper. I submitted this on January 17, 2004: Like most boys in their early teens, I used to love watching martial arts movies. Groups of us would stay up late consuming great quantities of Oreos, […]

Brown Belt Paper

My next rank test for karate is coming up on August 8, 2009. One of the requirements for that test is to write a paper on any subject related to my experiences in karate so far. Here’s what I turned in today: Almost There On Saturday, August 8, 2009, I’ll […]

Two-Black Stripe Paper

I am a fan of the indoor smoking ban in Washington State, and also of the law that requires smokers to remain at least 25 feet away from entrances to buildings. Although, technically, I’m pretty sure the law only applies while they are actually in the process of smoking, otherwise, […]

Smokin’ in the Boys’ Room

By default, the Broadcom 4306 drivers (which are found in the Acer Ferrari 3000 laptop) are not installed with Ubuntu 9.04. After a fresh install, connect the system to the internet via an Ethernet cable, and run: sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter then reboot the system. The wireless adapter should now […]

Installing Broadcom 4306 (43XX) Drivers in Ubuntu

Yep. I did it. I fired up a blog. The world is no longer safe from my ramblings. This blog is going to be a mishmash of a lot of different stuff. I’ll use it to vent. I’ll use it to think out loud. I’ll use it as a mega-geeky […]

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