We recently switched our automobile insurance to State Farm, because Amica doubled their rates on our homeowners policy, a bait-and-switch sort of thing - they told me the estimated rate, and I agreed, spent a month trying to get the inspector to come look at the house. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on September 24, 2005, 7:52 pm | Read 3269 times | Comments (0)
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Jonathan has fallen in love with Dr.Seuss. He will quote from the books while we are doing other things, and laugh - "Pat, cat, No, that!" (More)
Posted by Heather Daley on August 31, 2005, 11:47 am | Read 5585 times | Comments (2)
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It is a new month, and therefore, a new point on my email graph. A couple interesting things this month: one, you can tell I went on vacation, and probably also that I knew Heather was gone the week before, so I wasn't emailing her as much either. Two, spam has now hit the 30% mark (note: the "received mail" does not include spam). Three, the size of email is getting bigger. Even though I received less email this month than the last couple months, the mailbox hit 100 megs for the month.
Posted by Jon Daley on August 3, 2005, 10:24 am | Read 3994 times | Comments (4)
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I think this is the worst code I have ever seen, except where people were trying to make code hard to read. This code is in a video driver, written by Silicon Motion. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on August 3, 2005, 9:37 am | Read 3687 times | Comments (0)
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Since I always need to go back to my email to find out the instructions of how to set up the server, here are the settings we need at DynaVox to make Tracker work properly. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on August 1, 2005, 4:01 pm | Read 27028 times | Comments (3)
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I had figured it would be too expensive for Lime Daley to accept credit cards, but Citibank recently sent an advertisement that they did card processing that didn't have annual fees. Presumably, they have higher transaction fees to make up for that, but no, they don't! They don't have annual fees, just monthly fees. When I questioned the lady on that, she said that that was completely different, and so it wasn't really misleading.
I have a new web hosting service, without monthly fees, it costs 0.0 cents/minute to host. Note, there may be small errors due to rounding. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on July 28, 2005, 4:29 pm | Read 2005 times | Comments (0)
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After a lot of deliberation, we (mostly myself, as Heather thinks it is neat, but not really worth the money) decided to get a movie projector, screen and surround sound system. It is a fair amount of money, but is fun. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on July 26, 2005, 2:26 pm | Read 1837 times | Comments (0)
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It seems that lots of people have trouble typing in keywords into search engines that result in the hits that they want. Every once in a while I have to go to the second page of results, but generally things are available on the first page. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on June 22, 2005, 2:57 pm | Read 1856 times | Comments (0)
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I have come to a new appreciation of that little spider. When I was a child I always thought it was a rather stupid creature not aware of its surroundings, just blindly walking into a place that was obviously not safe.

However, as I think about it now, I find that spider to be a model of perseverance, patience, sticking to its goals even through setback and hardship. What a difference a little life experience makes to my perspective!
Posted by Heather Daley on June 21, 2005, 2:07 pm | Read 1491 times | Comments (0)
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I was reminded of the Incredibles today by a slashdot article, and I went looking for the "Everyone's special, Dash." "That's just another way of saying nobody is." quote, and came across this guy's review of the movie. Interesting.
Posted by Jon Daley on June 9, 2005, 8:11 am | Read 1952 times | Comments (1)
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I had heard of memes before, hadn't paid much attention until Adrian Drury mentioned it a couple weeks ago on snurgle, and today I noticed a post on Oscar's blog inviting me to participate. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on June 2, 2005, 7:26 am | Read 3266 times | Comments (4)
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At my last job, I discovered that after I gradually developed some pain in my shoulders that my desk needed to be raised. When I got to DynaVox, I raised my chair and desk approximately 4 inches.
My monitor is raised an additional 4 inches, based on the advice of some ergonomic web site that said the top of the viewable monitor should be even with your eyes. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on May 27, 2005, 1:37 pm | Read 4768 times | Comments (0)
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In the Electronic Engineering Times this week: The skills needed to defeat Bowser are similar to those required of laparoscopic surgeons, contends Dr. James Rosser, developer of a videogame for surgical trainees. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on May 3, 2005, 10:00 am | Read 2223 times | Comments (2)
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We went late to a party the other week and also stayed late to help clean up. It turns out that this year the guests were not beer drinkers, so the host had lots left over. He was not unhappy about that, but he did have a few bottles of light beer that he lamented still having. I offered to take a couple of bottles to try in fondue. (More)
Posted by Heather Daley on March 22, 2005, 4:21 pm | Read 1909 times | Comments (1)
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My new server arrived last week, and it came preconfigured with Gentoo, so it booted up, and I checked it out, but I really want a Debian system, so tonight is my second attempt at getting it to install. The first attempt failed miserably, but... (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on March 17, 2005, 11:34 pm | Read 2455 times | Comments (1)
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