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Boss shuffle [Jul. 27th, 2006|01:14 pm]
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So boss #1 is leaving in a couple of weeks so he can finish building his dream home. New #1 boss has that long to come up with the future direction before he takes over. Unlike the other changes, this one might actually impact me some how, but hopefully not too much.
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Sudoku completed [Jul. 26th, 2006|08:41 pm]
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Yay! I've now completed all 120 (including 12 training puzzles) in Brain Age for the Nintendo DS. I thought they were all pretty easy until the last seven. Those all took around 30 minutes each.
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A few more pictures [Jul. 26th, 2006|08:37 pm]
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There are some pictures of the window in the area by the kitchen that used to be the dining area. We put 3Form plastic with reeds in it so some light can go between the laundry room and that area while not having to actually look from one room to another.

I forgot the pictures of the shower glass in the bathroom which really is the last of the bathroom pictures I think. We did forget one thing in all the bathroom plans and that was where to put towel racks or hooks. We think we have that worked out so there might be one more picture, but everything else really is done.
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More house pictures [Jul. 25th, 2006|03:53 pm]
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Pictures of the cabinet and drawer pulls in the bathroom.

Pictures of the drawer and cabinet pulls in the kitchen.

Picutes of the living room, library, whatever area.
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Tuesday Movie Roundup #3 [Jul. 25th, 2006|03:34 pm]
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Failure to Launch - Not quite the typical romantic comedy. Yeah it has the same overall formula, but the situation is unique and that makes the whole thing pretty fun to watch.

Clerks - I watched this again this past weekend with someone who had never seen that. I'm not sure how they came to be in that situation but it was still great watching the movie again. I was more aware of nervousness of the one-scene actors this time.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - This movie was just fun from beginning to end. Good humor, good action, and fun characters to watch. I'm looking forward to the third one in May 2007.

Clerks II - I've been waiting for this movie for a long time and after seeing it I am very satisfied. Kevin Smith has a talent for dialog and for making you laugh at things you wouldn't laugh at otherwise. It seems like Kevin Smith has fully let go of making the actors say the dialog in the rhythmic pattern he has in mind which is probably for the best. Also, Jason Mewes no longer seems wooden in front of the camera like he would in Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back.
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Trophies [Jul. 24th, 2006|06:10 am]
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We didn't get the tv room finished or the shed, but good progress was made on both. A good reason for the slow speed was that the tv room is where we stored pretty much everything during the remodel. Now I have a number of things to unpack and find new homes for and that is how I came across the trophies. These are things that go back to junior high school bowling. I'm not going to be displaying them anywhere so I decided to take pictures of them before they left the house.
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The weekend... [Jul. 5th, 2006|03:00 pm]
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Saturday we tried to go to Sacramento to Nicole's brother's BBQ, but after 2 hours and only getting 80 miles and hearing that traffic was the same the rest of the way we gave up. On the way back home we decided to get lobsters to compensate at 99 Ranch Market so we got two 1.5 and 1 3lb lobster. Yum!

Sunday we emptied the office and the other bedroom which took about 6-7 hours since this is where everything has piled up during the remodel.

Monday we primed the office, painted the bedroom, and then painted the office. We also got baseboards for the bedroom. Mmmmmm fumes.

Tuesday we painted another coat on the two rooms so now they are done and a lot of things that had no home can finally go where they belong.

Oh yeah, we can use the shower in our bathroom now that they installed the shower glass. Unfortunately there are scratches on the shower glass so they are bringing us another one in two weeks.
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Certificates eat my brain [Jun. 28th, 2006|05:11 pm]
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Why are digital certificates so difficult?


    What I want:
  1. A root certificate from which to create a signing certificate

  2. A signing certificate

  3. A certificate to put on a device to validate code signed with the signing certificate

  4. To be able to do all this with openssl or the Java keytool




With the Java keytool I can make a self signed certificate and sign with that, and export the necessary component for verification, but some devices soom to want a root that the signing certificate is based on. It has no distinct root cert.

With openssl I can make the root cert and then the signing cert, but I'm not sure how to make the verifying cert.
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His Excellency George Washington [Jun. 28th, 2006|09:39 am]
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Before reading Joseph Ellis' "His Excellency George Washington" I think the most I knew was that he was the first president (two terms), he was the general in the revolutionary war, he had a wife named Martha, and he had false teeth. American history classes never talk about his except to acknowledge he was there before going back to the constitutional talk. Joseph Ellis' previous beek, "Founding Brothers" made me think there was more there and this book provides. It covers from George Washington's childhood through his death and shows the influences that led to the decisions he made throughout his life. Like "Founding Brothers" it gives a feel for the time and the people, and makes it feel close rather than like history. If you ever wanted to know more about the man whose name and face is everywhere in this country I recommend this book.
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Tuesday Movie Roundup #2 [Jun. 27th, 2006|09:03 pm]
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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift - I can't recall the last time I've seen so many cheesy cliches strung together. This movie was fantastic and is easily the best of the three Fast and Furious movies. More racing and less half-assed cop story to get in the way.

Elizabethtown - It started off slow and a little awkward and I didn't much care what was going on. After a little while though I felt myself sucked in by the characters and they held me there until the very end.

Vanilla Sky - I wasn't trying for a Cameron Crowe fest but I'm not complaining. Again, great characters, and a fun story for them to run around in. The imdb lists 4 theories about what is going on and I think I have to go with the basic explanation that the movie presents out front.

The Greatest Game Ever Played - Why do I like golf movies when I don't like golf? I don't know but this is another golf movie that I really like. One thing I have to say though is that the CG ladybug is just wrong! I think it's one of the worst examples of bad gratuitous CG ever. The CG ball and flying effects didn't distract from the movie and helped make the game seem more action oriented. Oh yeah, based on a true story.
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