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271. Museum Server Racks - Part 1
The museum has allocated part of a collection room for server space. I am posting a few pictures to track the progress of that project so far. Here are the racks the day we first rolled them into place. We are using the 42U APC NetShelter 750mm wide SX (AR3150) ...

272. Gators at Alachua Sink
When members of my family come to visit, we usually take a drive to Alachua Sink / La Chua Trail to look at the alligators. Notice something in the background? Here is a closeup: The water level was really low which tends to concentrate the gators in these few lake ...

273. Brown Tree Frog
A rather sizable tree frog on our house:

274. Work buddies
Here is a picture of some of my work buddies (the museum IT department) from a few months ago, taken at a local restaurant named Buddha Belly.

275. Intel Speedstep - jerky mouse and keyboard
I still had one other nagging problem trying to run the latest version of CentOS Linux on my Dell Inspiron 8100, which includes a Pentium III Mobile CPU capable of SpeedStep. The keyboard and mouse were very jerky. In fact, I would lose actual keystrokes. It's very annoying to type ...

276. CentOS 5 on Dell Inspiron 8100 with Proxim ...
I recently installed CentOS 5 on my older Dell Insipron 8100. For wireless, I use a RangeLAN DS card (in Linux, this card uses the orinoco_cs driver and usually shows up as eth1). In previous versions of CentOS I had to manually identify the card by editing the wifi config ...

277. Linux Games - Urban Terror
Sometime last year, I removed Microsoft Windows from my home computer and installed Ubuntu Linux. It was a tough decision, because I knew I would not be able to play 3D games like Counter Strike Source. I finally found a free multi-player 1st person shooter that is similar to CSS, ...

278. Home Addition - New Floor Plan
We are making progress again with the help of our contractor. We will be adding around 600 square feet of new air-conditioned living space plus a small covered porch. The new rooms include a Family Room, a Studio / Guest Bedroom, and a Bathroom. A bonus feature is additional closet ...

279. Another year, another Birthday Party
This year's starting lineup... Beer selection courtesy of Ward's Grocery and Gator Beverage.

280. Florida Fires
Here are some pictures of the ash that landed on my car due to the fires in north Florida. Pictures taken on May 9, 2007.

281. Crazy Bear

282. A Cost Analysis of Windows Vista Content Protection
"The Vista Content Protection specification could very well constitute the longest suicide note in history." This is a quote from Peter Gutmann's Cost Analysis of Windows Vista Content Protection. The original document located here: http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut001/pubs/vista_cost.txt I have mirrored the content here: http://thatlinuxbox.com/static/vista_cost.txt

283. Jacksonville Zoo Pics
It was a cool day on our last trip to the zoo, so some of the animals that are normally sleeping were at least moving a little. The Cheetah: Don't mess with this guy: These birds were making the strangest bellowing sounds: Beautiful stripes:

284. Open Calendar Sharing
CalDAV is the Open Standards approach to calendar sharing. It is a little bit late to the game, but adoption is accelerating. Support has been announced by vendors such as Apple and Oracle. The Open Source community has a number of projects underway to utilize this new standard. General Articles ...

285. Introduction to Open Standards and Open Source Software
I gave a presentation at the 2006 Florida Association of Museums Conference (FAM) in July. I gave the same talk at Denison University in October. Summary: Avoid vendor lock-in. Preserve your ability to access your own data into perpetuity. Adopt open standards. The slides are posted on the web: UPDATE ...

286. Go Open Source videos
According to the Go Open Source web site, Go_Open was the first television series dedicated to Open Source Software. The television series aired in South Africa as part of a campaign to promote open source. Here is a fast mirror to those videos: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/linux/go_open_source.htm UPDATE 05.01.2013 - The original fast ...

287. Home Addition - floor plan
** update ** We terminated our relationship with this architect. Read the comments for additional information. ** Things are progressing nicely. Our architectural firm is m_gold design and consulting. We are moving forward into choosing materials, getting approval from a structural engineer, etc. Below is the latest revision of the ...

288. Halloween
We carved pumpkins this year!

289. Dan, Finish the Kitchen!
This is a reminder for Dan to finish the kitchen remodel. We still need to install the cabinet trim.

290. Possible Home Addition
** update ** We terminated our relationship with this architect. Read see story comments of story Home Addition - floor plan for for additional information. ** Dan and Kristen have been talking to a local architect, Martin Gold. With housing prices what they are, it seems to make more sense ...

291. RV Motor Home
Mom and Dad are now the proud owners of this very spacious RV.

292. Dan Finishes 100 Beers!
I have officially become part of Stubbie's bar history! Here is a picture of the plaque mounted on the wall of the bar, which I earned by drinking 100 beers. What did I learn from the experience? I really like India Pale Ales! Stubbie Shirt Pub web site: http://www.stubbieshirtpub.com/ NOTE: ...

293. Portland, Oregon and post-conference fun
After OSCON we had time to enjoy the area around Portland. Henry's was our favorite bar. Service was great and just look at the beer selection! Here are pictures of the Chinese Garden:

294. OSCON 2006
In July, I attended the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) in Portland, Oregon. http://conferences.oreillynet.com/os2006/ The conference was great and I was lucky enough to attend with three other people that I know from the University of Florida. All of us had different interests, so we often attended different content tracks ...

295. Preparation has begun for Dan's Birthday Party
Ward's grocery in Gainesville has a very good selection of beer. This made beverage shopping for my birthday party very easy, indeed!

296. Beach Vacation
Dan and the family went to the beach for a few days. These are coquina rocks Marineland:

297. Gator Linux User Group (GatorLUG)
Just wanted to say hi to the local Linux Users Group here in Gainesville, Florida. http://www.gatorlug.org/ Here is their cool logo:

298. Dan has a new web site and blog
Here is my first post. Bask in its glory.

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