East Bay Hijinx

June 24th, 2002 § Comments Off § permalink

I had lunch with Robyn today, in Emeryville. This is the first time we’ve met IRL (in real life, for you non-acronym peeps). Too bad, since he’s about to move to Seattle. I met Robyn on the FARK Forums sometime late last year. A good guy, I wish him luck in the Starbucks State… er, I mean, Evergreen State.

Robyn gave me a couple of great California books… one on CA Hiking, which will be a great help when geocaching, for sure. And a generic California handbook. You can never know too much about your home state. :)

I was to meet my mom later at IKEA, but had a few hours to kill after lunch. So of course, I geocached. Duh.

Scoped out, but didn’t find, the “No eGrets” cache… it was ugly anyways. Not a good sign when you find packets of condoms and syringe packaging, is it? Went on to find the Berkeley Pedestrian Bridge cache, which was really easy. Nice walk, that bridge.

I then headed to IKEA and met Mom for a bit. Got some throw pillows, display shelves and mortar & pestle. Nothing too exciting. They were still out of an item that I’ve been asking about for months now. Grr.

Straight from IKEA back to the Berkeley for the New Stinky cache. This one is a toughie, but I found it! Lots of bricks and concrete about to scrape my legs and knees up. Luckily, I left a little first aid baggie for the next visitor.

I think I’m gonna stay on this side of the Bay tomorrow.

Connected

June 22nd, 2002 § Comments Off § permalink

(Stereo MC’s song goin’ through my head now)

Got my new toy today (er, Friday), the Handspring Treo 180g. I am so digging this thing.

If you ever get a chance to drive one, I highly recommend it. It’s so choice.

Cell phone, SMS, e-mail, web browser, messenger, PLUS all the features of a regular Palm OS device, all in one small package. It’s a geeky dream.

If I could only get a GPS on this thingy… *drool*

Bug me! I set up a mobile email address on my Treo.

Salty Dawg

June 20th, 2002 § 0 comments § permalink

I went to find the T in the Road cache today. It’s located around some salt farm ponds, which can get pretty stinky in the summer. Luckily, it was fair and breezy today. I tried not to face downwind. ^_^

I’d recommend this cache. It’s like a maze… lots of paths to take, and if you take the wrong one, you hafta backtrack. Makes it interesting. Lots of cool birds and views, too.

I might do more tomorrow. Last week was virtually cache-less for me, so I guess I should make up for it.

Geek Talk

June 14th, 2002 § 0 comments § permalink

I know, I’m stealing this from memepool, but I found this highly entertaining.

Geeks say the darnedest things.

They do. ^_^

Un-wired

June 14th, 2002 § Comments Off § permalink

I am now officially wireless! w00t!

We had bought a couple of Linksys WAP11s at Fry’s a while back, and I couldn’t get the base one to do crap. After lots of toiling, I gave up for a spell and didn’t bother with it.

Until now. I looked at the box that I had opened and saw the stupid “Open Box” sticker on the front of the box. CRAP. That’s not what I needed to see. This dilemma has happened TWICE to K already in the past coupla weeks… and both items did not work when he plugged em in.

Darned Fry’s and their darned Open Box stickers. >.< So I opened the “NEW” box that was sitting unopened and plugged it into our Asante Friendlynet Router. Booyah! I saw the signal bar on the Airport Control Panel shoot up. Success!

Thanks to Chris, who helped me through all this stuff. Although, I did get myself out of it… ;)

Then again, he got me into this as well. Damn you, Chris. Damn you.

Now I can compute in bed, in the kitchen and in the bathroom.

Not like I will… *g*