Travels and Images
WEEK 42 2005
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Picture of the Week
Saturday 22 October
- on the road. Heading back to Lancaster - people to meet, cats to greet. I've borrowed 1776 from Dad, so I have something to listen to on the road.
Friday 21 October
Friday - Book #41 would be Benjamin Franklin: An American Life.
This was a great book to listen to (audio CD's) on the drive. It makes
the Boston of Franklin's youth, and the circumstances surrounding much
of the rest of his life much more accessible. I hadn't realized just
how successful Franklin was - he was a titan of industry, a political
mover and shaker, and, on occasion, a great empirical scientist.
Thursday 20 October 2005
- the firmware on my sister's router was old, circa 2003, so I upgraded
it. That fixed things, so that she now had WPA between her laptop and
the access point. I wrote down the pertinent information - password to
the router, SSID, key, and pasted it to the router for her.
I thought of hacking into the neighbor's, and changing things around,
so that they would have to secure things, but didn't. Their problems
are their own.
Wednesday 19 October 2005
Wednesday - Stupid Cardinals. My Dad and I
have a 25 cent bet on games. So far I'm ahead in the NL, rooting for
the Astro's, but he's ahead in the AL, rooting for the Black Sox. So we've traded the same quarter back and forth half a dozen times...
Tuesday 18 October
Tuesday - Book #40 is Robert Lee Graham's Dove.
It's another sailing book, this one being Graham's story of sailing
alone around the world in the 1960's. It's one of the most famous
stories, having been serialized in the National Geographic. I remember
those issues, just barely, and perhaps it started my own interest in
That said, I didn't enjoy this book much. Amazon reviewers give it four
and a half stars, I'd personally give it two, two and a half. There is
little to be learned about sailing, or the psychology of sailing, or
anything except a teenagers inner life. Which just isn't that
interesting to me.
I had forgotten that there were two Dove's, the 24 foot "Dove" being
beaten up and rotten after the South Africa rounding, where it was then
replaced by a 32 footer, "Big Dove".
I thought I'd remembered him getting religion, married, and moving to Alaska at the end of the story - actually it was Montana. I've also heard that he wrote a book about that, but Amazon doesn't show anything.
Monday 17 October 2005
Monday - I did set up my Dad's wireless
to be WPA the other day - and I brought up my sisters laptop, and it
connects up just fine. So it's the router/WAP at her place that has
issues. I'll have to download the manual for it from Linksys, and see
if there is an option I'm missing.
Sunday 16 October
Sunday - staying at my sisters, I'm
having trouble with her wireless access point (WAP). It's an old
802.11b, and there is no security turned on at all. No WPA, no WEP, not
even MAC filtering. Ugh.
There are two-three other networks in range, none of which have their security turned on either.
Her laptop, that I'm borrowing, is a nice new Toshiba, with a cool
"sonar" like display of nearby networks. However when I turn on
encryption I lose contact with the router and have to reset it, and the
laptop. Very annoying. Is it the laptop of the WAP?
I'm cat sitting, and get concerned when it comes time to leave and I
don't have a cat head count. I've found that fresh tuna brings the shy
cat out of hiding, every time...