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Movie Trivia for Oscars Party

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Tomorrow evening my wife will be hosting her second annual Oscars Party. Everything is in order for the party except she needs some movie trivia questions for the party. We came up with the following movie trivia questions, they may not be the best in the world but they will get the job done! Feel free to use them for your own Oscars/movie party or event NOTE: these movie trivia questions are not necessarily related to the Oscars, they are simply

Building a random name generator

Last night I had fun building a  little random name generator for my friend Adam and my wife. They both write and sometimes it is difficult to come up with names for characters, that is where the new tool comes in handy: Character Name Generator Every time you refresh the page you get a new name I used to code a lot of fun little projects like this but lately I have not made time for it. I do best

Make your kid’s Superheros Super-Magnetic! [KidCraft, DIY]

Mini-Batman stands tall! But can he scale metal walls?!

NOTE: this entry marks a new category on my blog called “KidCraft” it will contain fun projects to benefit kids. This particular project is meant for parents to enhance their kid’s toys, but future projects will be for kids to do themselves… Step-by-step photos can be found at the end of the entry Superhero Madness! My one year old daughter has a little four year old friend that is absolutely gaga over superheros. The boy is extreme when it comes

Kayak week and staying busy

It’s tough to come up with good titles anymore after having a website/blog for 10+ years. Actually, I’m not sure I was ever very good at picking blog titles ;-). I almost entitled this blog entry “Mashed Potatoes and White Gravy”  due to me having mashed potatoes and white gravy three days in a row. However, I decided to title it “Kayak week and staying busy” and leave the permalink (URL) with the mashed potatoes bit… One of the times

Brief update

Our good friends from Arizona are visiting. Went kayaking on the Eleven Point river with friends on Wednesday. Gorgeous trip! Roofing is ordered and should be in this week or next. Mowed last week and weed whacked today. Building a new unRAID based media server :-). Cleaned my “shop” area with Samantha’s excellent help. Weeded our small garden area. Did maintenance on our off-grid battery system today. I redid some of the wiring in our house in preparation for a

Favorite homebrew computers: 1997-2010

Some people enjoy building hot rods, or building model airplanes. I enjoy building computers. The first PC I built was in 1997, I was a sophomore in HS. I can still remember researching all the parts, using a computer in the HS science classroom (I didn’t have internet at home at that time). Tom’s Hardware and Anandtech were my primary sources of motherboard and CPU reviews.  Those two sites helped me immensely in choosing the best components for my “first

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