Autumn News

Abby engaged, Visit by Maria, Recent gadgets, College preparation, CCD...

Recent Enginerd Projects

Just a few nerdy projects I’ve been working on...

Because Why Not?

Doing a post via the Secure Shell (ssh) and the Terminal Multiplexer (tmux)...

Bipolar Tech Man

It’s funny how I often buy things at opposite ends of the spectrum...

Back to School

Tim back at ASD. Michael continuing his academics with Job Corps. COVID stats defy the government demands. Android 11 released and installed. California dealing with riots, fires, and power outages....

Pixel 4a

I’d been waiting for months for the Pixel 4a to be announced. It was expected to be ready in the late Spring, but things kept getting delayed. Finally I got word a few weeks ago that its announcement was “for real” happening in early August. Within an hour I went and pre-ordered. First I ordered one for me. But also I asked Abby if she’d like a replacement for her iPhone and she was ready....

Back to the Grind

Rose-Hulman Visit Near the end of our Midwest vacation, Timothy and I took a day to drive from Noblesville to Terre Haute and had a scheduled tour of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. I’d visited once or twice after I’d graduated when Michelle and I lived in Dayton, but had never gone back once we settled in New Hampshire. It was just too far and we started having kids shortly after getting to NH....

Odyssey is Back

Minivan It’s Back!! This evening around 5:15pm I finally paid up (a little less than $3100) and got our Odyssey back. Bunches of rings, gaskets, one piston rod, and lots of labor. 3 days worth! Expenses… Between the A/C and Front Brakes from a couple of weeks ago anticipating this trip, and the replacement of the rings for half of this engine, it’s getting debatable that I wouldn’t have come out on par to sell the van last month and just buy a low mileage Accord off lease....

Odyssey VCM

Back when Michelle had just recovered from her initial rounds of chemotherapy, we sold our 2000 basic Honda Odyssey. Knowing the hell she’d been through, I wanted to treat her and we bought another Odyssey but this time bought the “EX-L” model. It had many amenities like heated leather, sunroof, climate control, power doors, etc. We didn’t get the “Touring” edition because Michelle thought things like the navigation and the drop down screens for watching DVDs were way overpriced and I agreed....

Michaels Phone

Moto G6 As I mentioned the other day, Michael’s phone died. Powering it on would just put it in a boot loop, and no amount of trying to boot into Android recovery would work. I’d chatted with Google Fi’s online help and they agreed to expedite another one right away. The replacement Moto G6 arrived this afternoon. I asked Michael to put it on a charger so it’d be ready for activation later....