Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Coding Geekette: Ann Arbor Give Camp : Day 1

Developers doing good for the community... check out the Ann Arbor Give Camp: Coding Geekette: Ann Arbor Give Camp : Day 1

I was glad to be the representative of Verio, who sponsored a dinner and free hosting for the charities. Very cool!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Backup your files!

I hate to teach by example on this one, but be sure to backup your important files! On Saturday, the laptop screen read, "Operating system not found". Crash!

Ugh! Not the way to start the day. Turns out that the intake for the cooling fan was blocked by a hunk of dustball which seems to have caused the harddrive to heat up to the point of failure. I have been lucky in the past to take the drive out and bang it on the edge HARD to get the disk to spin up one last time, but no luck. So I opened the drive up and tried to spin the platters... FROZEN SOLID so the bearings must have gone out. Ok, lesson learned.

Backup your data!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Jennifer Baxt's Article 'How hard is it to parent?' and a congrats

You should read Jennifer Baxt: How hard is it to parent? Very interesting to someone that isn't yet a parent and hopes to be some day.

In fact, while talking about parenting, CONGRATULATIONS IAN AND GINA HARPER!! Welcoming baby number 3!! The Harper's are baby making machines! When will we hear about #4?

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Matt Lagrotte Lasts TEN Years at VERIO

Yes folks, today is my TEN YEAR Anniversary at Verio. I find it quite surprising at times that I've had enough patience to stay there that long (and that Verio has had enough patience with me to allow me to stay!). A lot has happened in the past decade, a lot of changes, mangement, ideas and glad to say, we even won a Microsoft hosting award last year.

Another funny is that I lost my ID badge recently. It had to be reprinted and the picture on it is from about 9 years ago, which is when we started using ID badges. Hah! Maybe some day I'll post that bad picure here.

Anyone have any guesses as to what I can expect in the next 10 years?

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Jennifer Baxt

Check out Jennifer Baxt's blog. And her Complete Counseling Solutions articles blog too! Good stuff!

Jennifer Baxt is doing her Doctoral ACP Presentation

I have great news! Jen is graduating! If you go to Nova, you should go watch her defense. More info at her blog: Jennifer Baxt: Presentation

Friday, May 18, 2007

I have a blog

Yes. I now have a blog. Well... I had a blog years ago but that was before it was called a blog... and, yes, before it was cool to be a blogger! Too bad I had nothing worthwhile to say my first time out with the new blog. See you next time (maybe with actual content).