I heard about bump keys recently, and had a little time to play around this morning.  I read an article about them, and watched a youtube video, and away I went.  It took about 15 minutes to hand-file a key.  And then another 20 minutes to try the "pull-back" method, file the key a little more and switch to the "minimal-movement" method, spray a little WD-40 in the lock -- tada!  I was kind of surprised that it actually worked.

I tried again, and it took me maybe 10 minutes to open it.  You have to bang harder than you might expect.  The next time was maybe 2 minutes, and then 30 seconds.  I switched to the door handle (I had been working on the deadbolt -- there apparently is some risk of breaking the lock, and I figured if I can only choose one lock to have working, I would rather have the handle lock working) and I opened it in about 10 seconds. 

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Posted by Jon Daley on December 13, 2006, 7:20 am | Read 56158 times | Comments (6)
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My mother shared this story in response to an article about "bump keys" and someone suggested that we should all move to NH, where people leave their doors unlocked anyway. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on December 10, 2006, 8:44 am | Read 6669 times | Comments (1)
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Tonight, due to the Steeler's game, the first snowfall, and regular silly commuters, my trip home took an hour and 15 minutes, resulting in an average speed of 3.5 miles an hour.

The last mile and a half took 45 minutes.

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Posted by Jon Daley on December 7, 2006, 9:07 pm | Read 3775 times | Comments (12)
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Mike Hall, a guy who works at Microsoft, occasionally has nifty things on his blog.  This one is no exception.  I will have to try it out and see how it feels.
Posted by Jon Daley on November 28, 2006, 8:57 am | Read 2894 times | Comments (1)
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I found this article at Ed Bott's blog, where it shows some screenshots from a spam control client-server piece of software.  It looks pretty neat -- if you're into that sort of thing.

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Posted by Jon Daley on November 17, 2006, 9:00 am | Read 2999 times | Comments (0)
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On these two days, Mr. Alcorn has strayed away from at least what I know as traditional views of Heaven, though granted, I am not a particularly studied scholar on the matter.  I haven't ever heard of an intermediate Heaven, which is different from the future Heaven.  His definition of Heaven, at least for these two chapters is, "The place where God dwells", and he speaks particularly of a "central" dwelling place, given that God is omnipresent. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on November 14, 2006, 6:01 am | Read 3522 times | Comments (3)
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I sort of got discouraged on days 2 and 3, where I didn't find much that was edifying. But day 4 had a couple interesting things. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on November 14, 2006, 5:15 am | Read 3507 times | Comments (3)
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I haven't managed to get home yet tonight - started at a link from Worship Matters, Bob Kauflin's blog, and managed to meander around to a number of blogs, which after I get through the list, will probably add to the list of blogs that I read, but wanted to post a link to this one in particular.  I suppose the "right way", if I were a true blogger, would be to put my favorites in a post or something, like so many else do. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on November 13, 2006, 8:14 pm | Read 2167 times | Comments (0)
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I guess I will need to read the book - I have not liked a fair amount of what John Piper has to say (which is unfortunate, since my church loves everything he says). But I happened across Slice of Laodicea and read the following quote today, which is exactly how I have been thinking recently:

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Posted by Jon Daley on November 13, 2006, 6:02 pm | Read 3525 times | Comments (4)
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I have a couple cds of Keith Green, but hadn't ever actually seen him.  I happened across For Such A Time As This and watched this video of Asleep In The Light:

Posted by Jon Daley on November 13, 2006, 5:51 pm | Read 2383 times | Comments (5)
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Who would have guessed that back when I started writing back in November of 2002 that I was starting what would eventually become a blog, and fairly regular posts?  Certainly not me. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on November 6, 2006, 7:35 pm | Read 1723 times | Comments (0)
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Our church is reading 50 Days of Heaven, by Randy Alcorn.  It is a shortened version of Heaven, specifically written as a devotional book.  It is part of a sermon series entitled, An Eye on Eternity. I thought I would write a couple quotes and thoughts for my care group, in order to encourage them to read.  No promises about 50 days worth, but perhaps as I find interesting things. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on November 6, 2006, 6:09 am | Read 2461 times | Comments (0)
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See what Heather makes me eat...

It might be hard to tell, but can you see the things waving/crawling around?  Dig in... Wink

Posted by Jon Daley on November 5, 2006, 3:44 pm | Read 2225 times | Comments (4)
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I happened across Wynne's blog today, since I was poking around on various CMU alums' web sites. She recently linked to this story about standardized testing. I don't have much that is original to say about this, but figured some of you might like to read the article.
Posted by Jon Daley on October 31, 2006, 3:51 pm | Read 2109 times | Comments (1)
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TV

Reading Mom's post about the TV/autism study reminded me of my own recent negative TV experience. (More)
Posted by Heather Daley on October 24, 2006, 4:07 pm | Read 6428 times | Comments (15)
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