I'm just a guy at a house

It's a long story. :)

I couldn't find anything of use about this on the net, so I thought I'd post my findings.

I noticed this program called jibed2.exe had some ports open on my system, and I wanted to know why.

I did a "netstat -no" and got the following:

Active Connections Proto Local Address Foreign Address State PID

Then I went to task manager's processes tab to see what Process ID 2636 was. jibed2.exe! I checked the IP it was connected to and found it belonged to YIPES communications of San Francisco. Never heard of them.

A little more researched showed that this is part of the Knowledge Networks KN Messenger program that Jen has loaded for some of the surveys she takes. I consider it mostly safe. There are many other things out there that should worry you more than this.

WooHoo WooHoo WooHoo !!! We're about to go see Shrek 3. Hope it's good!!!!!! (13377 YAHOO users give it a B, on average)

[Update:] I actually liked this one better than Shrek 2. It was pretty good, but #1 was still my favorite. I think #1 was intended to target the adult audience and when DreamWorks realized that stupid Americans were seeing it as a kids movie, they dumbed it down a little for #2. #3 brought a little of the original humor back, but not enough. I'll give it a B+.

An SGML fan, an XML fan, and an HTML fan are watching a movie when...

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I really do!

This is so interesting!!!

  • Less than 9% of people use the resolution that I do at home (8 by 6)
  • Less than 2% of people use the OS I use at work (Vista)
I'm part of a select few. Hehe.

Brendan was just digging thru his toy bin and found his...Peanut Butter Chapstick! He was so happy. He's a chapstick fiend. With him, chapstick is a whole face affair.

I was just thinking I'd like to see Night at the Museum and checked to see if our Library happened to have it. Nope, but they're going to. But I'll never get hold of it!


I think I'll just go to RedBox and pick it up...

Well, we're on a diet for 2 weeks now, and I woke up this morning having dreamed about eating a Chicken Parmesan. Mmmmmmmm!

We need to weed the garden; it has more grass than real plants.

I mowed the front yesterday and then string trimmed in the rain. It was nice. I usually don't want to get out in the rain if I'm dry, but after mowing, I figured it would only make me cleaner. :)

That is all. I'm almost finished with Act IV in Diablo II, and the forces of Hell are calling me now...

We do indeed watch us some Dora the Explorer in our huble household, so when I saw this I couldn't help but LMAO.

Dora's been explorin a little more than normal lately...


from SomethingAwful

I've just learned about WidgetBox. I'm voting in the Webware 100 and it is a nominee. Of course I voted for Digg...

Here's a widget I like.

My friend showed me ZebraMap. I like it a lot; I don't know how I'm going to use it, but maybe something will come up...

Layer by layer, this at home "fabricator" creates a plastic LED flashlight. Cool time-lapse video!!!

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This is cool. They're an aerial photography company and they take really good pix.


[Update:] Unfortunately, it seems like our artist is also a spammer. We've been getting more and more emails from him lately. Sad that a seemingly legitimate business person would resort to spamming. Maybe its just his office boy doing it...

From Mysa.com:

The District 1 seat will once again be in the hands of the politically iconic Cisneros family as Mary Alice Cisneros took a hefty lead over her two opponents in Saturday's municipal election.


The title of this post not only reflects that it is a nice quiet Saturday morning, but also reflects that Jen just saw an billboard for Placido Domingo come to San Antonio and remarked, "That guys name is Placid Sunday!?!?" Hehe. I figure it is a stage name, but eh...

So this morning Andy and I are up early. It's city election day and I might go vote. A friend of mine is running for city council, but unfortunately I'm not in her district so I can't vote for her. Oh well.

I just got a new Pioneer 18 speed DVD burner, so that's cool. I've been making backups of my Word Docs and things that we've created over the years. Andy and I also watched some of Diego Saves Christmas this morning as it was the first thing I found on. He enjoyed it a lot. He's well on the way to being just like us. He likes Baby Einstein a lot.

So, today I have to continue cleaning up the easement in the back so the city doesn't fine me...ho hum.

I heard that the Mega Millions jackpot is a hundred and something million dollars, so maybe I'll but a ticket for that. Sure could use a hundred and something million dollars...

I found three interesting Japan websites today:


They all show unusual things about Japan and have pictures and videos. Right up my alley!

OK, Japan-fans, check this out. Free or discount drinks for watching a 30 second ad on the drink machine. How awesome is that? I'm there!

Coming Soon in Japan: Free drink vending machines!!

I just played Luminara.

Level 19, Score 37110.

Try it!

For my amazing, fantastic, profound 1000th post, we hearken back to the early days. Back when blogger had no spel chekk. Back when you had to type by tapping small stone keys with a mastodon bone. Back before Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper (my favorite).

I give you: Hello Server!

I've never heard of this before...

  • Secular Humanism is a way of thinking and living that aims to bring out the best in people so that all people can have the best in life. Secular humanists reject supernatural and authoritarian beliefs. They affirm that we must take responsibility for our own lives and the communities and world in which we live. Secular humanism emphasizes reason and scientific inquiry, individual freedom and responsibility, human values and compassion, and the need for tolerance and cooperation.

One of Jen's buddies posted this and I thought it was interesting:

On May 6th this year at 3 minutes and 4 seconds after 2AM, the time and date will be
02:03:04 05/06/07

On the same day, at 9 min and 10 seconds after 8 am, it will be
05/06/07 08:09:10

Initially, I was impressed, and I still like to think about this, but this kind of thing happens every year. It's more interesting in the early years of a century when the numbers are small, though.

As I've said, I'm playing good ole Diablo II again. I'm enjoying it very much.

I've just now learned that one can only carry 270,000 gold on one's person. That's an odd limit. I'm level 27, so only 150,000 fits in my stash and I have to carry the rest. Oh well.

I've also been tinkering with the Valhalla Mod because I want more space in my stash. It's amazing what some of these people can do to change the game!

Today is Free Comic Book Day again, so go out and get your freebie!

I'm trying to find out more about this amazing solar plant in Seville, Spain.

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