It’s been a year, MS150 Again.

Tim took a selfie with me
Tim Took a selfie with me.

Wow, it seems like every year around this time, I’m blogging, my beard is completely out of control, and I’m saying that I haven’t blogged in a year, and I should start doing it again. I can’t believe how old this blog is… I started it TWELVE YEARS ago.. In March 2003!! Now that’s a blog with some history.

Maybe I will blog more. Or not. We’ll see.

In the mean time, I’m riding my bike from Houston, TX to Austin, TX (about 160 miles), to help find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis, I’m asking for donations.

Here’s a link to donate! http://biketxh.nationalmssociety.org/goto/michaelp713

 

LeatherCraft 1539 18 Multi-Compartment Tool Carrier

I’m constantly struggling with keeping my network tool bag organized. It’s great after I organize it, but one job needs to be done and it’s completely disorganized again.

I have a ton of tools, carry everything I need to install network cabling, turn up T1 lines, troubleshoot analog lines, I can even do basic electrical work with what’s in my bag. It’s exploding with stuff, since I carry everything I could possibly need.

So I’ve been looking into a new bag.

The one I’m probably going to settle on is: Custom LeatherCraft 1539 18 Multi-Compartment Tool Carrier. It looks like it’ll do the trick. My current bag is a “bucketmouth” type bag, so there’s not really much organization, it’s so full of stuff I can’t zip it, so maybe this one will be great!

Ryobi s430 4-Stroke leaky gas cap.

My 4-Stroke Ryobi S430 Weed Trimmer has been great, I’ve not had problems like others have had with their, except it leaks gas on my right arm my from the fuel cap breather while I’m weed eating.

I haven’t hung it up in my garage because when I do, it constantly drips fuel out. I’m about to see if I can find a non-vented cap for storage, so I can hang it up without leaking. I know it needs the breather to run. I kinda wish I spent more money for a better built unit.

Any ideas?

googlecards wordpress link

Well I had some troubles getting googlecard widget for WordPress to work right.

My fix:

1) Change the url to https in googleCardClass.php

2) About line 113, added a line to make it not verify the ssl certificate when pulling with curl.

curl_setopt($this->curl, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, false)

3) Change googleCards.css since it seemed to not like my theme..
Changed:

     
       #plus_card { height: 90px; }
       #plus_card_name { font-size: 10px; }

Works for me!

Crazy spam of the year

This just came into my email:
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FREE HEROIN SHIPPING!

1. Heroin, in liquid and crystal form.
2. Rocket fuel and Tomohawk rockets (serious enquiries only).
4. New shipment of cocaine has arrived, buy 9 grams and get 10th for free.

Everebody welcome, but not US citizens, sorry.

ATTENTION. Clearance offer. Buy 30 grams of heroin, get 5 free.

Please contact: [email protected]

PHONE 0093(0)4765481
FAX 0093(0)4485291

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