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Thu, Apr. 15th, 2010, 05:10 pm
I have moved to Wordpress...

I will no longer be posting content here as I have finally established my personal site here:


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Thu, Jan. 21st, 2010, 12:00 am
GM, you're doing it wrong...

Sat, Jan. 16th, 2010, 05:08 pm
The value of good technical illustration...

So I've been working on repairing the parking brake on my wife's 2003 Toyota Sequoia and had an absolute nightmare figuring out how the assembly all went back together. So I obtained the Toyota factory service manual and tried to interpret the exploded diagram of the system. Boy was that a mistake. I guess this is why I'm a technical illustrator by trade. So here's the before and after I did on the diagram...
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Thu, Dec. 3rd, 2009, 08:50 pm
Microsoft Security Essentials vs. NOD32

So, I've been a long-time user of ESET Nod32 for all my personal machines, corporate systems, servers, and client PC's. I've heard many positive reviews for the newly-released antivirus and antimalware platform from Microsoft called Microsoft Security Essentials. My results were a little surprising and a bit disappointing... Read on for my full review.
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Tue, Oct. 27th, 2009, 02:29 pm
Fun at Disney...

All I have to say is: my wife loves me!!

So, for $10, I lost a full 30 years of maturity over a silly plastic light saber!!

Thu, Sep. 24th, 2009, 03:08 pm

I thought I'd have some fun with this great utility I found at Paste Magazine's Obamicon utility...
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Fri, Jul. 17th, 2009, 09:03 am
Amusing Ourselves To Death...

I'm not one to normally post links like this but I feel it's worth it...

I found this brief pictorial commentary to be quite thought provoking...
You can read the entire comic here --well worth the 2 minuets!!

Mon, Jul. 13th, 2009, 10:29 am
Vidia and Boomer

Vidia has been with us for a couple of years now (the fluffy one). Some crazy lady walked into my wife's job last last years and asked if anyone wanted a kitten. Candi asked where the cat was and almost on queue the little bugger popped his head out from the lady's purse... The rest, as they say, is history...

These shots are on those rare moments when these two kids aren't chasing each other around the house driving us mad!!

Thu, Jul. 9th, 2009, 05:05 pm
I met Steve Gibson!!

I'm such a dork! I used to laugh at those little school girls that would go all crazy for the Jonas Brothers when they saw them --but I'm just the same way! I'm reminded of a great Intel Commercial when I ran into the opportunity to personally meet Steve Gibson of Gibson Research Corporation, the man who coined the term spyware and created the first anti-spyware program, creator of Spinrite and ShieldsUP while I was in Long Beach a few weeks ago. I knew that he had mentioned on his weekly Security Now podcast that he's been doing most of his coding work while sitting in a Starbucks at UCIrvine. Well that was just a quick 20 min drive for me! Steve was most gracious to me and we talked for a short while as I tried to keep from jumping up and down shouting "I can't believe I'm actually talking to THE Steve Gibson!!!" Anyways, thank you Steve for being so accessible and contributing so much of your time to the computer security industry.

Oddly enough, I'm not the only one with this attitude... SecureShirts.com even makes a nice black T-shirt that shares my sentiment...

He's also #66 in TechCult’s Top 100 Web Celebrities.

Wed, Apr. 8th, 2009, 12:17 am

Well, we weren't planning on remodeling our front bathroom and kitchen THIS WEEK but a dead cat in the walls will definitely get your motivation going!!
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