Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Ants! Arg.

Get out of my house you little pests!  Nasty, disgusting little bugs.  Of course all the ant baits say ‘not for use near children’.  Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

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Wii Fit Update!

Things are going well.  As of the weigh in today, I’ve lost 30lbs!  Sorry for the bad photo stitch, but the 1 year graph looked funny.wiifit-08-11-2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wii Fit Update

Prior to the start of June, I hadn't weighed in on Wii Fit since January, when I weighed 235, a gain of 10lbs since I was doing Wii fit to begin with in 2008. I was rather disappointed with myself, I have a renewed commitment to get fit. Since June (6th I believe) here is a chart of how I've been doing!

I've been trying to get out and exercise on the elliptical for 30 minutes at least 2-3 times a week, and have been doing the weight machine for another 5-10 min.

As far as eating, I've been limiting intake, watching the calorie counts and portions. Very importantly I've looked at things like pop and said "Hmm. No, this 140 calorie pop is not worth the 20 minutes of exercise."


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Samsung Finally Delivered

After a long struggle, the HLT-5075S is now out of my home and in its place, the LN46B550.  While I prefer the additional real estate of the 50” TV vs the 46, I must say having the warranty issue from hell finally closed is a relief.

Monday, February 15, 2010

New Bed

After sleeping on a siesta sak for about a year now after we kicked our Sleep Number bed to the curb we finally said “enough”.  Waking up stiff or not sleeping well can’t go on forever.  Since we need to move into our dining room (hey, we have a 2 bedroom house) we are making a bit of a project out of it.  As a result, we decided to go with a Coaster Isabella king bed with an Englander mattress set.  The bed is beautiful, and we can’t wait for it to be delivered.

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Samsung Called

If you’ve been following, you know how long this has been going on.  It has nearly been a year since I called in for warranty repair on the TV, after a year of the TV not functioning from the time it was first repaired.  Samsung called late last week and let me know that the TV was back ordered and I would be getting a call from a shipping company within a few days (again).  We’ll see how this goes, I suppose.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Oh Samsung Support, Why Must You Suck?

Gee, remember my post from before Christmas about 7-14 days to be contacted?  Well it is Feb. 3rd and I still haven’t heard from Samsung or their supposed shipping company.  Buyer beware!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Samsung. Epic. Fail.

As if the prior saga couldn’t get worse when it comes to poor communication, the plot continues.  It has been nearly a month since I was told that I’d actually be receiving a replacement TV of lesser size than my current TV.  And still, the 7-14 business days has come and gone.  Why must you fail so miserably, Samsung?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Windows Management Framework

Recently we were able to approve Windows Management Framework for distribution using WSUS.  If you haven’t heard, the WMF is a package of tools that enables administrators to do some great things.  Included in the Windows Management framework is Powershell 2.0, BITS 4.0, and WinRM 2.0.

The downloads come as two packages for Server 2008 and Vista, where BITS 4.0 is a separate installation.  The great news is however that Powershell 2.0 and WinRM 2.0 can be easily deployed.  With the help of Group Policy, servers enterprise wide can be enabled for Powershell remoting.  If you’re looking for the Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 links, don’t worry – though it isn’t apparent at first the “Windows Management Framework” simply combines features that are already available in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 and makes them available to Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP.  I am quite excited to be able to use a single Powershell platform to manage servers.  Already we’ve been making great use of the new cmdlets in Powershell 2.0 such as Write-Eventlog to log our relevant information related to functions of servers, which we can then subscribe to or act upon using the built in tools in Vista, Server 2008, Windows 7, and Server 2008 R2.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Ceton CableCard Tuner video

SiliconDust HDHomeRun CableCARD finally coming to market!

Last year I posted about SiliconDust being told getting CableCARD certified was quiet easy.  It seems that after CableLabs dropped the ridiculous requirements, a number of vendors including Ceton, Hauppauge, and SiliconDust have announced products.  I’m excited to get this device, because I am absolutely not happy at all with Comcast encrypting the QAM channels over 30.