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April 21st, 2012
April 21st, 2012
thanks to being too busy, i hadn’t had the chance to un-hack my website. but now everything should be all good.
now here’s hoping that i actually use my blog again :P
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May 4th, 2008
i’ve been meaning to blog about this for a while.. but alas, life has taken up all my blogging time.
. the only thing is that there was no phone jack in that room. so i had two choices for my internet options: 1) drill holes in walls and run a cat5 cable to my computer in my office or 2) buy a wireless card for my desktop computer.
after some research, and determining that option #2 would be around $50 and a whole lot less time/effort, it made my decision easy.
fast forward to after the airport extreme card is delivered. i open up my g5… install the card.. and have no issues whatsoever…. well.. until it comes to the point of connecting to the airport extreme router that is just down the hall.
turns out that i need to have an external antenna piece… that came with the computer
so i call the apple store. “no we don’t sell those. you’ll have to go to macsales.com or something like that” don’t you have them in the genius area or anything “no. i don’t think so. sorry”
i look online. the site that the apple store employee told me to go to did not have any such thing. i do a search online. $35 for a cheap piece of plastic… and NINE DOLLARS FOR SHIPPING?! oh come on. you’ve got to be kidding me. this thing probably costs less than a buck to make.
fast forward over my griping and complaining. i look in my “bucket of wires/connectors/adapters” and find an antenna wire for my old stereo that stopped working. it’s just a simple piece of wire… and thats really all an antenna is… right? well.. lets try sticking it in the back of the g5 and see what happens.
*poof* full strength wi-fi signal.
dear apple. you should really stop telling people they have to pay over $40 for something that can be fixed for around $0.50.
April 12th, 2008
for all you people in the milwaukee area, we are playing a gig at the apple store in bayshore
tonight from 8-9:30pm. you should come.
secondly, i think i’m gonna try to do a ustream live webcast of the gig, but i may need to find someone to man the computer to make sure that people don’t stop the broadcast accidently. i’ll see what i can do.
hope to see you tonight!
December 24th, 2007
ps. if you want me to send you a card (i’ll be sending them mid january, for various reasons) go over here and send me your snail mail address.
pps. if you remember last year i sent out a “mix cd of the year”… i will be doing that again this year. as an added bonus i’ll be sending them along with these cards. so if you want a cd, go over here and send me your snail mail address.