The Power of Open Source & Open Minds

- Posted in Uncategorized by - Comments
I LOVE TaskPaper, and look forward to the day when the iPhone version is ready. Though I've been struggling with utilizing a new and very valuable feature; online sync. Why? Quite-simply, some of my clients have very legitimate privacy concerns regarding project details. So, while there is a hosted/online sync option, I'd love the ability to self-host a sync engine, and also run it via https, and Read more

Those special words

- Posted in Uncategorized by - Comments
Alright...so a friend was giving me well-deserved grief last night about usage of some words &amp; phrases, so to help out those of you whom simply dont live in the techie/geek world:<br /> -phishing: In the field of computer security, phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information. -haz: slang for has, have, haz ...honestly, I just like Read more

Phishing for SEX! WOOT!

- Posted in Uncategorized by - Comments
For the past few months, I've been seeking a new place in inner-SE Portland. My reasons have been simple; despite the novelty of having a workshop in my condo, I miss having a real garage. I look forward to soon having the ability to use my lathe and CNC, without spending equal time cleaning up afterwards, and to complete fiberglass layups without ~1.5hr drives across town.<br /> Though, Read more

A quest to hear & enjoy life; three years after a profound hearing loss

- Posted in Uncategorized by - Comments
I've been promising a status report on my current hearing aids for months, and now that a full year has elapsed since my initial review...I've run out of excuses. The next few blog postings will detail three primary points: The current status of my hearing, and attempts to mitigate a fairly recent profound loss. Recent experiences using technology to help mitigate the loss. An "outsiders" view of Read more

The smug little phrase

- Posted in Uncategorized by - Comments
The smug little phrase, "Business is business," is often used to raise a false issue and fabricate an escape from duty. Milton Friedman is known for the phrase, “the business of business is business”. Though, in the 1700's, George Colman the Younger published a play titled "Heir at Law", which coined "...Business is business. Nothing is more important than business and the profit it brings. Read more

250 miles on one gallon of gas

- Posted in Uncategorized by - Comments
Yes, in today's world it is still possible to travel over 200 miles on a single gallon of gasoline. My trip took me from downtown Portland Oregon, into Astoria Oregon, then Seaside, down to Tillamook, and then back into Portland. To get an idea of my average speed, the Portland to Astoria leg took roughly 4 hours...and I pedaled the entire way. My Bike & the route: View Larger Map Read more

Hi, I'm Gregg, and I'm addicted to ICE... :-)

- Posted in Uncategorized by - Comments
58 miles, 1/4 a gallon, over ~3 hours...WOOT!<br /> The route roughly consisted of... Started at ~20th & W Burnside (wow, this thing turns heads!) Proceeded down Burnside until ~SE 138th, turned right, then left onto Stark...stopped to visit family. Resumed from Stark, turned Left @~143rd, then right back onto on Burnside. Left at 148th, then left at Halsey...traveled a few blocks, then Read more

Gas...it's so dirty, but oh so much fun!

- Posted in Uncategorized by - Comments
It's dirty, but it feels oh-so-good!! The short-story, is that over the past few months, while the electric setup continues to make progress. Waterproofing the electronics is proving far more challenging than I bargained for. This is the pacific-northwest, so one can hardly ignore the chance of rain! So, with a 300-mile solo ride planned for late June, I needed something better-tested. I Read more

Quality of Clear WiMAX Services

- Posted in Uncategorized by - Comments
I live in downtown Portland Oregon, on the corner of 19th &amp; W Burnside, overlooking the city.<br /> Since moving to The Civic condos in October, I've been working with a clearly-overextended condo management organization; PREM Group. Despite initiating the process just days after moving in, nearly six months have passed, and the installation of a simple DSL connection still has not Read more

Sweating, trembling, butterflies in my stomach...a warm wet finger...what's next?

- Posted in Uncategorized by - Comments
My visit didn't go so well. Initially, it was supposed to be 30-45 minutes...although I arrived shaking, weak, and barely able to walk a straight line... About an hour prior, I'd taken the full painkiller and antibiotic doses, in addition to my regular medications...apparently that was too much of a shock to my system. Walking into Dr. Geoffrey Buncke's office, after having just grabbed lunch, I Read more
Page 1 of 2