Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Some myspace user is a jerk

Last week I noticed that someone on myspace.com had linked to one of my photos and was stealing my bandwidth. There were a tons of hits from

http://www.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=10745512&Mytoken=20050326161711

Apparently like a picture of me in my pjs as a kid.

Today I looked at my weblog and found over 2200 hits from the AOL proxy server on 27 March from 4am through 6pm. Fortunately AOL aggressively caches, so they were all HEAD hits which doesn't pull down a new copy, just checks to see if it is the same version they already have.

Monday, March 28, 2005

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Sunday, March 27, 2005

Next year the Easterbunny is going to leave fake heroin needles



Next year the Easterbunny is going to leave fake heroin needles

Originally uploaded by marcn.



The Easterbunny found the chewing gum 'cigarettes' of her youth and gave some to Joe Cool.

Yes, I've reminded him that if I ever catch him really smoking I'm going to kick his butt. No matter how old he is...

Friday, March 25, 2005

Dear Edwina, Jr @ Merrimack Middle School

Last night was the opening for the Merrimack Middle School production of "Dear Edwina, Jr".



Dear Edwina, Jr

Originally uploaded by marcn.


To see them all in a slideshow, follow this link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcn/sets/183526/

Sunday, March 20, 2005

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Saturday, March 19, 2005

New Hampshire State Gymnastics Championships 2005 (level 5-10)



New Hampshire State Gymnastics Championships 2005 (level 5-10)

Originally uploaded by marcn.


See all the photos here: NH State Gymnastics Championships 2005.

Trevor did great today -- He was 6th in the all around for Level 7 (8 & 9 year old) and will be going to the Regional competition next month in Connecticut.

* Floor: 7.70 (they didn't announce places)
* Pommel Horse: 7.5 (10th place)
* Rings: 8.6 (6th place)
* Vault: 9.0
* Parallel Bars: 8.7 (4th)
* Horizonal Bar; 8.05 (7th)

6th in the All Around with a 49.55.

Go Trevor!

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Just got a call from a telemarketer...

And it was the first time in quite a while since the home phone was registered with the National Do Not Call Registry.

He was trying to drum up business for a Chiropractor
somewhere on D.W. Highway in town. The telemarketer said he was calling from New Rochelle, NY and caller ID caught his number as: 845-362-8732 and 'D,R G TELEMARKE'. He said my number must not be on the do not call list since he called me. I just checked with donotcall.gov and we've been on it since 6/29/2003.

I've submitted a complaint and we'll see what happens.

Cool! John Edwards will be podcasting!

Starting next week, John Edwards will be podcasting. Is he the first US politician to use this new distribution media?

Link thanks to Oliver Willis on Oliver Willis -- Like Kryptonite to Stupid (a silly name, but interesting political blog).

We can't wait to see him and Elizabeth up in NH in 4 years...

Monday, March 14, 2005

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Saturday, March 12, 2005

Destination Imagination 2005 - a photoset on Flickr

Griffin and Logan's teams competed at Destination Imagination on Saturday. Check out these photos: Destination Imagination 2005 - a photoset on Flickr

Wednesday, March 9, 2005

No Water + large family => no fun

From time to time our well will run dry -- especially on Sundays after a few loads of laundry, dishwasher runs and everyone getting a shower -- but will fill up overnight. That didn't happen this Monday.

The old water expert guy diagnosed the problem as a dry well, not a pump problem. Of course he was the guy who put in the new pump back in '00.

Some new water experts from Hollis found the water tank's bladder was broken and not letting it fill up. That was replaced and they also lowered our well's pump by 80' to around 380' down. The current 300' is a magic point because that is the deepest a cheap pump motor will handle. All that for only $600. Yay!

There is a 50/50 chance that will fix our water problems permanently, although at a more convenient time we'll probably go to town water.

If we do lose water again, that means the well has dried up and needs to be hydrofracked. They guarantee that it will produce water or they will refund $500 of the ~$1900 for the procedure and *then* we go to town water (~2k-3k)

At least we can flush the toilets again.

Friday, March 4, 2005

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Some short videos of Trevor's gymastics floor routine

Here are some short videos taken with our cheap camera of Trevor doing his floor routine at last week's Winter Invitational at Gymnastics Village. The last one is about half of the actual routine.

* trevor-floor-warmup-1.mov (628k)
* trevor-floor-warmup-2.mov (888k)
* trevor-floor-route-partial.mov (7.5M)

Wednesday, March 2, 2005

The Boston Freedom Trail



The Boston Freedom Trail

Originally uploaded by marcn.



Last Monday I took the school agers down to Boston and walked some of the Boston Freedom Trail. Of course no trip is complete without a stop for food in Chinatown. Yum!