I was checking out Google Books tonight. There is a ton of valuable interesting stuff! Including, “Maine at Gettysburg“. “Maine at Gettysburg” is the definitive single volume reference of the many and great contributions that men from The State of Maine made at the Battle of Gettysburg in July of 1863.
There are many other great historical pieces on Google Books. The nice thing is that it’s search able and easy to bookmark and share.
I need to explore the stacks at Google more!
This might be an old trick to some but I just saw it for the first time today. Thank you Grace!
- Take a cupcake
- Remove the paper
- Break off the bottom of the cupcake
- Press the bottom onto the top of the frosting to make a sandwich.
Voila! Much easier to eat and stay clean. It’s genius!
Kind of like a Whoopie Pie really. Why didn’t Grace show me this years ago?
You do backup, right? Do you backup everything and maintain an offsite copy? Excellant!
I keep meaning to write up my backup routine. But in the mean time, one area that I am weak in is backing up my Google Docs documents. There does’nt seem to be an automated way at this time. But there is a simple manual way with the use of Firefox,Â Grease Monkey, a Grease Monkey script called Google Docs: Download and DownThemAll.
Google Docs has become my primary suite for word processing and spreadsheets. Those things need to be backed up too! If Google turns evil or dies just when I need a document then I want to have my work available somewhere. Check out Google Docs: Download for instructions on how to get all this working together to backup your Google Docs.
Once DownThemAll is complete, all the documents are local on my computer and then get backed-up by my regular means and copied offsite.
SO the next time you are checking your backups, make sure you backup the stuff you have in the cloud too!
The Great Fearless Dark Overlord, Scott Sigler, has finished podcasting his sci-fi novel “Contagious“. And it is awesome!
I’m a long time fan of Mr. Sigler, going all the way back to when he began podcasting “Earthcore” in 2005. “Contagious” is the sequel “Infected“.
Mr. Sigler’s material is all science fiction and horror related. To quote the author, all his stuff is written for a mature audience, contains adult anguage, and lots and lots of violence. It’s all good stuff!
Give any of his stuff a listen if you enjoy falling in love with a character in the story and then something gruesome happening to that character. Seriously, you just never know who will be dead at the end of his novels.
For 31 days now, I’ve been running a wireless distribution system between two Linksys WRT54GL routers over 500 feet apart through a wooded area. I’m using the Tomato Firmware on the WRT54GL’s. So far it’s been rock solid and very stable. It will be interesting to see if the network stays as stable and reliable as the leaves come in and the forest between the two devices thickens.
I’m not going to go through the settings and specifics of this setup.The setup was very easy. All the references and instructions I needed were at PolarCloud.com website.
But I did want to share my experience that it truely is possible to get 802.11g over a great distance. The speed to the internet is not as great from the far end as it is from the head end. Averages 1.4MBps download speed. The ping rate floats between 65ms and 110ms.
It’s been a fun experiment. I’m considering trying it over 802.11n but am not satisfied on what routers to buy that are supported by an open firmware.