Fall in Texas brings colors from late blooms opposed to the changing of the leaves. The flora is resilient to drought and we have had a few great rain storms after almost two months without a drop. Must give credit where credit is due to the previous owners for the wonderful landscaping and being fortunate…
Plenty of seating
Decided to paint the picnic table red, white and blue!!
Firefox Smart Folders
Firefox Smart Folders is a unique feature of Mozilla’s bookmarking system. They have unique query language that allows you to create dynamic bookmark folders.
ROT Biker Rally 2014
The Republic of Texas Biker Rally (ROT Biker Rally) is the biggest motorcycle rally in Texas and one of largest [..]
The 13th Annual Lonestar Round Up
Lonestar Round Up, a huge outdoor car show and live music festival with tons of vintage hot rods and custom cars.
Thanksgiving Weekend in Dallas, Texas
Rob and Nancy came to visit Texas and we decided to meet in Dallas for a game.
ROT Biker Rally 19th Annual
The Republic of Texas Biker Rally (ROT Biker Rally) is the biggest motorcycle rally in Texas and one of largest motorcycle events in the U.S. Enthusiasts come enjoy the amazing motorcycles, the Austin night-life and of course the beautiful Texas country side.
South Congress Lonestar Round Up Road Show
Lonestar Round Up, a huge outdoor car show and live music festival with tons of vintage hot rods and custom cars. This is 12th Annual The Lone Star Round Up Rod & Kustom Car Show Lots of great photos of the hot rods and custom cars cruising up and down South Congress avenue on a…
Blues on the Green, Austin, Texas
Evening of blues in Zilker Park. Beautiful night sitting on the grass outside listing to live music.
Austin Visitors: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Around Town Zilker Botanical Garden Texas Natural Science Center Texas State Capital Sunset Bat Cruise
Fourth of July Fireworks, Austin, Texas
Photos and video from the Fourth of July Day Fireworks at Auditorium Shores here in Austin, Texas. I was able to find a good spot on the walkway to get a few good shots of the show. There was an orchestra playing Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture which had a great sound out on the river…
Austin Visitors: Brad and Gretchen
Zilker Botanical Garden Sunset Bat Cruise Austin Brad and Gretchen
Logitech M570 Bind Keys
This will setup the two extra buttons on the Logitech M570. You can map them to any key you like. Install the proper packages. $ yum install xvkbd xbindkeys Create a .xbindkeysrc in your home folder with default settings. $ xbindkeys –defaults >> ~/.xbindkeysrc Add this to the bottom of the .xbindkeysrc you just created….
Classic Car Roadshow, Austin, Texas
Very cool car show up and down South Congress Avenue here in Austin. Some of the cars were very well done and some where really funny.
The Hudson Valley Saint Louis, Missouri
MY Garage Museum, Effingham, IL
Upon visiting the mecca of Effingham, IL, I found the MY Garage Museum. Interesting place to visit if you ever find yourself there.
Visiting Family and Friends
Ben's Big Game Steve and Leah
New York to Austin
Going to take a trip down to Austin, Texas for a while. Should be fun and am looking forward to doing something new. This is the route and will get a chance to see some friends on the way. If you have any suggestions of places to visit along the way, please leave them in…
iPhone4 Temperature Alert
During the heat wave on the east coast I experienced a new feature on my iPhone4. Apparently Apple decided it was too hot to work today too. Snap Shots iPhone4 Operating Temperature
Snowpocaplypse in New York City
Here are a couple of photos outside my place during the great snow fall in New York City at the end of 2010. It was a lot of fun to have this much snow in the city and to run around in the streets of Manhattan. Two days after after the snow fall and our…
I just found this to be really funny given the mess BP has made in the Gulf of Mexico. It was the only stock to go up during this down day.
Jack Daniel’s Distillery
On my way back figured this would be a good place to stop. Got to see where all the good stuff was made. Although it is interesting that the place Jack Daniel’s is made is still a dry county. So after a tour, there was no tasting, made me sad, but I was able to…
Oklahoma City National Memorial
This is the new memorial dedicated to the Oklahoma City. It was very nice to see and have it explained as to what exactly it represents. The chairs below are for the people who died and sit on the footprint of the building. The reflection pool is where the real explosion took place and now…
Cadillac Ranch, Texas
Cadillac Ranch is a stop off of interstate forty. I pulled off to take a look and have to say it was not as impressive as Carhenge. There are a series of cadillac’s that are all buried in a row. You should bring a can of spray paint and add some color. I did not…
Albuquerque, New Mexico
After the fiasco with my car I was able to spend some with family and friends in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I spent a week visiting my aunt and my cousins and a couple of nights with friends. I was also fortunate enough to spend thanksgiving with my aunt, that was a really good time just…
Just an absolutely beautiful place, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.
Grand Canyon Skywalk
As I left Vegas I was going to drive to the Grand Canyon Skywalk. The Skywalk was completed in March, 2007 after 2.5 years and 30 million dollars worth of hard work and engineering. So you would think that they would have paved the road to this engineering marvel. They did not. It was a…
Las Vegas, Nevada
How could I not got to Las Vegas on this adventure? So I stopped in and made my donation to the blackjack dealers. I also spent a few nights down on Fremont Street or Old Town Vegas. That was really a new experience, I had never done that before. It was still the same, I…
San Diego, California
San Diego is a wonderful place. I was able to spend some time with my friends Jimmy and Michelle, they have lived in San Diego for the past five to six years. Michelle is due in January of 2010 and they are expecting a bouncing baby boy. They have a great home and recently redid…
San Francisco and Los Angeles
Really nothing new to see here. Primarily just went to visit some friends on the way to San Diego. The Golden Gate is still red, Alcatraz is still sitting there, and the weather between 12:30 and 3:00 was exceptional. There were no clouds and the sky was blue. I did get to have a mission…
Mount Saint Helens and Multnomah Falls
Mount Saint Helens I was finally able to leave Seattle as my friend begged me to stay longer and longer and started the drive down the west coast. once I was outside of Seattle the rain started to let up and was more intermittent. people are not kidding when they say it is rainy…
Gas Works Park
pretty cool place… i just don’t understand some of our cities attractions, like isn’t this really an old natural gas refinery that they just didn’t dismantle? sort of like alcatraz in san francisco, i don’t understand why people want to visit a prison. here are some photos…
Settling in Seattle
so i made it 4000 miles so far and it has been great. i have seen alot of great sites and will be taking a break in Seattle at a friends house to collect myself. this is the view from his balcony. lots of cool little places to check out the sites… i had…
North West Drive
If you ever head over to Seattle from the southern entrance of yellow stone, this route was beautiful. these are some of the roadside views. this is the route taking 15 North up to Montana and the heading over on 90 West back through the northern part of Idaho into Washington…
Devils Tower National Monument
very cool piece of earth… apparently it is a dead volcano shaft that the base around eroded away.. also seen in close encounters of the third kind…
Crazy Horse Monument, South Dakota
Crazy Horse Memorial is a work still in progress and when finished will be the world’s largest sculpture. Just 17 miles south west of Mount Rushmore, the monument of Crazy Horse sits along US 16/385 in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The memorial is home to not only the statue itself, but the Indian…
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Can you believe there was snow! at this point i was starting to wonder what i was getting myself into and second guessing the timing…
Red Shirt Table, South Dakota
Red Shirt Table is a table mountain in Shannon County, South Dakota. The table is about 10 miles long, generally extending in a north-south direction, and is located along the western boundary of Badlands National Park’s Stronghold Unit. The park’s highest point is actually at the southern end of the table at 3,340 feet.
Carhenge, Alliance, Nebraska
really cool place to visit, it was very bizarre to see this out in the middle of nowhere… i mean it was really the middle of nowhere.. get gas…
World’s Largest Ball of Twine, Kansas
i remembered to bring some twine with me… i added over twelve feet of twine to it, do you think that it made an impact?
All sevens.. I should definitely go to Vegas…
Liberty Memorial, Kansas City, Missouri
The Liberty Memorial, located in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, is the National World War I Memorial of the United States and houses the The National World War I Museum, as designated by the United States Congress in 2004. On September 21, 2006, Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne declared the memorial a National Historic Landmark….
made me laugh… had to check it out…
Flight 93 National Memorial
Visiting my brother and his family. Stayed the weekend and got to see Ben play his football game and Maya had soccer practice. Fortunately i was able to get some good shots of the children.
Packing and Leaving
loading up the passat and getting ready to go… i cant believe everything fits in the trunk… i must be forgetting something…
Cross Country 2009
These are some of the points on a trip across America. You can download this KML file and open it in Google Earth to see the stops in greater detail. Save CrossCountry.kml locally to your computer and open it with Google Earth.
How to build a fedora kernel
If you were ever interested in building custom kernel rpms for your machine i have detailed the process here with the minimal amount of steps.
Adding RSS feeds to Akregator
KDE 4.x has changed many of the ways we work from its predecessor, KDE 3.5. Upgrading to this version I have realized that adding an rss feed to Akregator, my reader of choice, no longer worked. This is because dcop has been replaced with d-bus. Similar to dcop we can find out how to convert…