Saturday, December 23, 2006

Boston Progressive Talk Radio is gone!

Yesterday I was driving around and one of the kids wanted to listen to Air America (WKOX) from
Boston -- It is now a Spanish language station. The site "Boston's Progressive Talk" is now redirects to Rumba 1200AM. What happened?

Where O where can I get my daily Young Turks, Stephanie Miller and Ed Shultz in the Greater Boston/NH area? Damn this sucks.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

He wants to be called "His Nine-Nine-ness"



He wants to be called "His Nine-Nine-ness" for this vault

Originally uploaded by marcn.



Trevor's results from this weekend's Yellow Jackets Meet (Level 5, Age 10-11)

All Around: 53.7 -- 2nd place
Floor: 8.6 -- 2nd
Pommel Horse: 8.0 -- 4th
Rings: 9.1 -- 1st
Vault: 9.9 -- 1st
PBars: 9.2 -- 2nd
HBar: 8.9 -- 4th



Trevor is looking for another one of these 10.0 from last year...

Senator Bayh showing the girls photos of his twins



Senator Bayh showing the girls photos of his twins

Originally uploaded by marcn.



We went to a meet and greet with Senator Evan Bayh at the Puritan Backroom Conference Center in Manchester, NH last night.

The complete flickr photo set is here:
Evan Bayh @ Manchester, NH (2006-12-09)


Evan Bayh was introduced by newly elected NH State Senator Betsi DeVries (District 18). Our family first saw Senator Bayh at a DeVries fund raiser earlier this year.

Friday, December 1, 2006

How to have Firefox 2 add feeds to aKregator

Create a file named, say, /usr/local/bin/feed-akregator that contains this:


#!/bin/bash
/usr/bin/akregator -a $1 -g "New, Unsorted Feeds"


And use that as the default application to add feeds in Firefox.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Access a remote DAAP share by tunneling over SSH (Ubuntu/Edgy)

The mt-daapd wiki has a nice write up on how to access a remote DAAP (aka iTunes protocol) share by tunneling over SSH.

But the instructions are quite right for an Ubuntu/Edgy desktop. The short, short steps are:

$ ssh homeserver -N -f -L 192.168.118.33:6689:localhost:3689

Instead of using the default 3689 port, pick a high number. First of all it means you won't have to start the ssh tunnel as root and it won't confuse banshee which wants to use that port itself. Also you need to specify your local ip address (eg: 192.168.118.33)

$ avahi-publish-address -v -H UbuntuLaptop.local -s "my personal homeserver tunes" _daap._tcp. 6689 &

Avahi is not Apple based code, so there is no mDNSProxyResponderPosix command. The above line is the equivalent to "mDNSProxyResponderPosix 127.0.0.1 squeal "shareName" _daap._tcp. 3689 &"

$ banshee

To debug this, keep an eye on /var/log/mt-daapd.log on the system running mt-daapd.

It appears that Rhythmbox gets a little confused about trying to connect to localhost:6689. Now only banshee dies when closing.

Friday, November 3, 2006

NH -- DIRTY GOP TRICKS ALERT! URGENT: MISLEADING PHONE CALLS BEING REPORTED!

This was mentioned on this evening NHPR on the drive home tonight. There is the email from the NH Democratic Party:

We have received word that households are receiving numerous, misleading automated phone calls that sound as if they are coming from Paul Hodes when they in fact are NOT. These calls potentially violate New Hampshire election law and need to be stopped immediately.

We have seen it before from Republican operatives in New Hampshire. This is an example of a last minute desperate attempt by forces who are scrambling in the face of potential defeat on Tuesday.

If you receive any suspicious phone calls, please listen carefully and save the recording on your answering machines. Call Kathleen Strand at the New Hampshire Democratic Party at (603) 625-0010 or email office@nhdp.org.

Paid for and maintained by The New Hampshire Democratic Party (NHDP). Not
authorized by any candidate or candidates' committee. Contributions to the NHDP
are not tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Most exciting upgrade to Ubuntu/Edgy

This morning I had a free hour and this is how I upgraded my hp compaq nc6000 laptop from Ubuntu/Dapper to Ubuntu/Edgy. After updating /etc/apt/sources.list to point to the edgy repos...

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -dy dist-upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Well there was a conflict between x11-common and xinit which both wanted to provide the man page XSession.5.gz.




11:45am Wendy calls me and says the school just called and Griffin is in a ambulance on the way to the hospital and to meet her there. He accidentally ate something that contained pineapple -- to which he has a severe allergic reactions to.

11:49 I'm on the road approaching the hospital and get a call on my cell phone. The woman says she is the school nurse and starts saying my son is having an allergic reaction. I interrupt her and say 'Yes, I just talked to my wife and I'll meet the ambulance at the hospital'. She says 'Well, your son is sitting here with me in my office.' Then we realize she is the school nurse from a different chool and is talking about Trevor who is having an allergic reaction! Trevor had his bee/wasp allergy shot earlier this morning and is reacting to that. Since he too was having difficulty breathing, he too is sent via ambulance to the ER.

12:05 -- Wendy and I both arrive at the ER before either of the kids do. Explain to the ER admitting person that yes both boys are ours, they are coming from different schools, with the same problem (allergic reaction, breathing difficulty), but different reasons (food allergy vs reaction to allergy desensitizing injection).

Long story short, after evaluation, some benedril and alburterol breathing treatments, we were sent home.


Around 3pm I worked through a few iterations of apt-get update, apt-get dist-upgrade, apt-get -f install, aptitude dist-upgrade, I have a fully upgraded from Ubuntu/Dapper to Ubuntu/Edgy.

There are a bunch of new, interesting packages to take a look out. The list is here: EdgyConfiguration

Now that was a stressful upgrade.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Converting Creative MuVo WAV to a 'real' WAV

I recently recorded an event using my little Creative MuVo TX FM mp3 player. It created a 22M WAV file of reasonable quality, but lame and audacity had problems converting it to an MP3 file.

The work around is to open the original wav file with audacity and then File->Export as WAV. The resulting wav file is about four times as large, but is in a usable format. From there use your favorite tools to create an OGG or MP3 file.

It appears the problem has to do with the way the MuVo encodes the wav:



VOC001-original.wav: RIFF (little-endian) data, WAVE audio, IMA ADPCM, mono 8000 Hz
VOC001-clean.wav: RIFF (little-endian) data, WAVE audio, Microsoft PCM, 16 bit, mono 8000 Hz

Sunday, October 8, 2006

Find out how many other sites are hosted on an IP address

By way of http://www.seologs.com/ip-domains.html

nozell.com has address 204.174.223.203
Found 80 websites with the IP 204.174.223.203

1) alternatesource.net
2) artnetweb.com
3) artset.net
4) athenaconfections.com
5) bcbusinessmagazine.com
6) bccorvetteclub.ca
7) bertfish.com
8) blastbooks.com
9) blueleaf.ca
10) bmsgh.org
11) brecware.com
12) budoseek.net
13) buildingphysics.com
14) calresco.org
15) campsite24.ca
16) canadarunningseries.com
17) cbf.ca
18) cdrol.coop
19) cehca.org
20) claydurkin.com
21) cmi.edu.jm
22) cogeny.com
23) communityfutures.org
24) cornerstoneco.com
25) cpcml.ca
26) dskobe.org
27) eavesdrop.net
28) emergingdemocraticmajorityweblog.com
29) emplus.net
30) erehwonconsulting.com
31) etargeter.com
32) finesstri.com
33) franklinfurnace.org
34) graphytedesign.com
35) gryphontrio.com
36) harbourpublishing.com
37) harpak.com
38) headlinestheatre.com
39) hescripts.com
40) imtcan.com
41) itmustbedons.com
42) kinch.com
43) lasafety.com
44) lehighnw.com
45) livoniaspree.com
46) mensch.org
47) mheine.com
48) mksite.com
49) northwestconveyor.com
50) okusi.net
51) onehundredpercent.ca
52) pajos.com
53) performanceregina.com
54) photosbyflorence.com
55) pmc-controls.com
56) poppendieck.com
57) puentedeldiablo.com
58) reelworks.com
59) rickshow.com
60) roadpower.ca
61) royce.com.tw
62) scottshaw.com
63) sekos.com
64) selectingwinners.com
65) seymoursalmon.com
66) smevancouver.com
67) stagecrafters.org
68) steamworks.com
69) summerfresh.com
70) tamalpais.com
71) tbara.com
72) tm-int.com
73) unitedappraisers.com
74) vatp.ca
75) vondette.com
76) wdwdesign.com
77) woodheat.org
78) yaletowndentistry.com
79) zeroimpactproductions.com
80) zippergifts.com

Milford High School Spakish Club?



Spakish Club?

Originally uploaded by marcn.



Thursday, October 5, 2006

Monday, September 25, 2006

Evan Bayh @ Manchester City Democrats' Countdown to Victory



Evan Bayh @ Manchester City Democrats' Countdown to Victory

Originally uploaded by marcn.



Kids for Democracy/NH attended the Manchester (NH) City Democrats' dinner last night.


Photoset here


Photos by Griffin Nozell

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Logitech USB headset & Ubuntu/Linux

My wife had an unused Logitech Stereo USB Headset 250 kicking around the house that I took into the office today. Joy of joys! Ubuntu/Dapper recognized it and both the headset *and* microphone work out of the box.

Just like Microsoft Windows ;-)

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Friday, September 8, 2006

Democracyplayer on Ubuntu/Dapper

The good folks at GetDemocracyNow.com provide debian packages for Ubuntu/Dapper, but didn't get the dependencies quite right. After intalling the two democracyplayer packages from their Ubuntu download page, I needed to also install the following packages:

$ sudo apt-get install libboost-python1.33.1 libgtk-mozembed-ruby mozilla-psm

There is a ton of great content!

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Monday, July 24, 2006

Some notes from GNHLUG on SELinux

Last Thursday's Greater New Hampshire Linux Users Group topic was "SELinux for Dummies" by Red Hat's Dan Walsh. I took some notes but had to leave at 9pm and they were still going strong. See http://nozell.dyndns.org/wiki/index.php/SELinuxForDummies

Friday, July 21, 2006

netnation.com mail down

It has been almost 24 hours that email has been down at the hosting company netnation.com -- the tech support guy said they are using some in-house mail package (CSR?) and it should be fixed by *tomorrow*! Ugh.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Dragonfly walk in Ponemah Bog



Pitcher Plants

Originally uploaded by marcn.



Yesterday the Audubon Society/NH hosted a Dragonfly walking tour of Amherst's Ponemah Bog. There are a ton of dragonflies (which eat all the pest insects) as well as carnivorous plants like the pitcher and sundew plants.

Local dragonfly expert


Next weekend (22-Jul-2006) they are having another dragonfly walk (10am) and this time I'm going to drag some of the kids along. Be sure to wear shoes you don't mind getting soaked.



Planks into Ponemah Bog

For directions to Ponemah Bog (amazingly close to 101A), see ASNH Ponemah Bog Sanctuary

Here is the complete photoset: Dragonfly Walk @ Ponemah Bog (Amherst, NH)

Sunday, July 2, 2006

Moving photos around behind f-spot's back

I've been using f-spot since it showed up in Ubuntu/Breezy and have been keeping all my photos in a directory structure like this:

/PHOTOS/Photos/2006.06.30/
/PHOTOS/Photos/2006.07.01/

But sometimes I've forgotten to unclick the "Copy file to the Photos folder" box in the photos import dialog and end up with photos under ~/Photos/. Recently I checked and found there were almost a gigabytes worth of photos under there.

So this is what I did to move them to under /PHOTOS/Photos/ and keep all the tags and metadata correct.


  • Back up /home and /PHOTOS to an external USB. I love rsnapshot.
    $ rsnapshot daily

  • make an extra backup of the f-spot database
    $ cp ~/.gnome2/f-spot/photos.db photos-backup.db

  • Start poking around the f-spot database and updating it.
    $ sqlite3 ~/.gnome2/f-spot/photos.db
    sqlite> .schema photos
    CREATE TABLE photos ( id INTEGER PRIMARY KEY NOT NULL,
    time INTEGER NOT NULL,
    directory_path STRING NOT NULL,
    name STRING NOT NULL,
    description TEXT NOT NULL,
    default_version_id INTEGER NOT NULL
    );


  • See how many photos are in ~/Photos...
    sqlite> select count(*) from photos where directory_path like '/home/marc/Photos/%';
    260


  • Take a look at a few of them to see the path names...
    sqlite> select directory_path from photos where directory_path like '/home/marc/Photos/%' limit 0,10;


  • Update the pathname to my prefered one. I've added an 'a' to the end just so I won't overwrite an existing directory.
    sqlite> update photos set directory_path = "/PHOTOS/Photos/2006.06.22a" where directory_path = "/home/marc/Photos/2006/6/22";
    sqlite> .quit


  • Make the directory and move the files to the new location...
    mkdir /PHOTOS/Photos/2006.06.22a
    mv -v /home/marc/Photos/2006/6/22/HPIM117* /PHOTOS/Photos/2006.06.22a


  • Repeat for each directory. I did it all within emacs' shell so cut-n-paste made it a snap.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

My Ubuntu/Dapper Configuration

I've posted some extensive notes on all the post-installation configuration steps needed to make an Ubuntu/Dapper standard install the way I like it -- dual head, personal & corporate email, network manager, f-spot, etc

Check it out: My Ubuntu/Dapper Configuration

Monday, June 26, 2006

Close up of Anti-DRM stick on iPod ad (Eliminate DRM)



Close up of Anti-DRM stick on iPod ad (Eliminate DRM)

Originally uploaded by marcn.




Griffin and I saw RENT in Boston yesterday and saw this anti-DRM sticker on an iPod poster a the Park Station MBTA station.

See http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcn/174956558/ for a view of the whole poster.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

More on Dual Monitor with Ubuntu/Dapper

This is a follow on to last week's post about Dual Monitor on Ubuntu/Dapper

I've been using the xorg.conf-ati.20060621 configuration at work with two monitors, but when at home the laptop didn't degrade down to working with the one LCD monitor of the laptop. So, here is a new configuration that lets you switch between a single monitor mode (1024x768) or one large one (2048x768) that can be 'slid over to' by using the mouse. The key press is Control-Alt-+ (the + over on the side where the number entry is). On the laptop, it is Control-Alt-blue_Fn-?

Here the is xorg.conf file:

xorg.conf-ati-works-with-one-monitor.20060624

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Dual Monitor on Ubuntu/Dapper

I've noticed a number of people asking about dual head support in dapper on #ubuntu, so here is my setup:

This hp/compaq nc6000 laptop/notebook that has an ATI card:


$ sudo lspci|grep VGA
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 [Mobility Radeon 9600 M10]


I have two head monitors working with both the 'ati' and the closed source 'fglrx' drivers.

Here are the configuration files:

  • xorg.conf-fglrx.20060621 -- works when booting without the second monitor


  • xorg.conf-ati.20060621 -- when booting with out the second monitor attached, it still thinks it is there. Some windows may pop up on the unreachable monitor.



  • Before you start hacking around with your xorg.conf, save a copy somewhere safe.

    Friday, June 9, 2006

    Walk New Hampshire Celebration!



    Dr. Susan Lynch, NH First Lady

    Originally uploaded by marcn.



    Today at the State house Plaza, NH First Lady Susan Lynch lead the Walk NH celebration.

    Other speakers included NH Ski Paralympian Tyler Walker and Governor John Lynch.

    Tyler Walker -- NH Paralympic Skier


    NH Governor John Lynch

    See the complete set of photos here.

    Wednesday, June 7, 2006

    Creative Webcam Live! works with Ubuntu/Dapper

    I just picked up a Creative Webcam Live! which does a reasonable 1024x768 snapshot and 640x480 video resolution for $49. At first it looked like I'd have to build the spca5xx kernel module for Ubuntu/Dapper, but it is now included in the default kernel & modules packages.

    Just plug it in and start using one of the many video capture packages like camorama, webcam, camstream, motion, gqcam, etc and start playing around!

    FWIW here below the fold are my loaded kernel modules:

    Saturday, June 3, 2006

    8th Annual Sea Lamprey Appreciation day at Amoskeag Fishways

    We had so much fun last year, we went this year to the Lamprey Appreciation Day again!

    Another historial nugget we learned today -- the lamprey were so numerous in the Merrimack River, that the people of Manchester (called Derryfield in the 1800s) that they were called Derryfield Beef.

    HPIM1024-1.JPG

    HPIM1027-1.JPG

    HPIM1025-1.JPG

    Check out all the photos here: 8th Annual Lamprey Appreciation Day

    Thursday, June 1, 2006

    Akismet works great

    In the last week there has been a dramatic spike in the number of comment spam messages I've been getting. Yesterday I installed akismet, got a wordpress.com API key and in 24 hours it has stopped 300+ junk comments and let the one real one through -- incredibly simple and painless to install and start using.

    Monday, May 15, 2006

    more photos of flooding in New Hampshire



    merrimack-dam-2-pano.jpg

    Originally uploaded by marcn.


    Compare the above photo with this one from the summer.


    Dam on Souhegan River in Merrimack, NH (scene 1)

    Sunday, May 14, 2006

    Flooding in New Hampshire



    merrimack-meetinghouse-park-1-pano.jpg

    Originally uploaded by marcn.


    I drove around town and took a few photos of the flooding.

    School is cancelled on account of rain. Seriously.

    The rest of the photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcn/sets/72057594135081417/

    Thursday, May 11, 2006

    Getting ajaxMyTop to work on Ubuntu/Dapper

    I'm sitting in MySQL bootcamp today and wanted to have some ajaxMyTop eyecandy running on my laptop while doing the labs.

    Unfortunately ajaxMyTop is written to PHP5 and I'm using PHP4 on Ubuntu/Dapper. These are the steps needed to get it working:

    * Install php4-domxml (apt-get install php4-domxml)

    * Restart apache2 ( sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart )

    * Grab the modified processlist.php from the ajaxMyTop forum on sourceforge here and replace the one provided by the 0.5.5 kit.

    * Create a dbconfig.inc.php that looks something like this:


    <?
    $dbHost = "localhost";
    $dbUser = "root";
    $dbPass = "YOUR-ROOT-PASSWORD";
    $db = mysql_connect($dbHost, $dbUser, $dbPass);
    ?>

    Tuesday, April 25, 2006

    HP Press Release: HP Extends Open Source Services to MySQL Software

    Why HP has such a large presence at MySQL UC this year...

    HP Press Release: HP Extends Open Source Services to MySQL Software and MySQL AB: HP Extends Open Source Services to MySQL Software

    HP and MySQL AB today announced that HP will offer new services for MySQL® database software.

    As part of an agreement, HP will provide consulting, integration and support services for customers implementing MySQL Network database software into their technology environments. HP and its channel partners also will resell MySQL Network subscription services.

    [tags]MySQL, hp[/tags]

    Sunday, April 23, 2006

    Off to MySQL UC 2006

    This year instead of speaking and doing booth duty in the MySQL Users Conference Exhibitor Hall, I'll be speaking about Blade Server Configurations and attending the tutorials & sessions.

    [tags]MySQL, mysqluc06, mysqluc, hp[/tags]

    Tuesday, April 11, 2006

    testing

    This is a test 123



    And done!

    Trevor takes 3rd on Floor @ Region 6 (Level 5, Age 10-11)



    Trevor takes 3rd on Floor @ Region 6 (Level 5, Age 10-11)

    Originally uploaded by marcn.

    Last Sunday was the Region 6 (New England) championships for Boys Gymnastics down in Milford, CT.

    Trevor placed 3rd on the floor!

    Floor: 9.15 -- 3rd place
    Horse: 7.9
    Rings: 8.4
    Vault: 9.35
    PBars: 9.25
    HBar: 8.4

    See the complete set of photos here

    Friday, April 7, 2006

    Trevor is podcasting

    Here it it: http://nozell.com/tmp/trevor-1st.mp3

    http://www.nozell.com/tmp/trevor-1st.mp3

    Sunday, March 26, 2006

    Kids for Democracy/NH with Senator Evan Bayh



    Kids for Democracy/NH with Senator Evan Bayh

    Originally uploaded by marcn.

    We attended a fundraiser this afternoon for Betsi DeVries of Manchester's Ward 8 who is running for State Senator. The featured speaker was Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana.

    During the Q&A, Spencer asked "if we will be seeing more of you here in New Hampshire?" The answer was "Yes" ;-)

    See the complete photo set here.

    New Hampshire State Championships



    Heading to the New England Regionals!

    Originally uploaded by marcn.


    Yesterday was the NH State Championships for boys level 5-10 at Gymnastics At Brentwood Commons.

    Trevor placed 3rd in the All Around and will be heading to the New England Regionals in a few weeks.

    Congratulations boys!


    Floor: 9.1 -- 3rd place
    Pommel: 6.8
    Rings: 8.4 -- 3rd place
    Vault: 9.4 -- 3rd place
    PBars: 8.8 -- 4th place
    HBar: 8.4

    All Around -- 3rd place!

    Gymnastics Village had an outstanding result at the team level -- 1st place for Levels 5, 6 and 7!

    www.nhmensgymnastics.org

    Tuesday, March 21, 2006

    Riya beta is here!

    I got an invitation for the riya beta, but I have to say "riyasux"

    Check out this gotcha from their email:
    The Riya uploader is PC only right now. Darn it, we know. If you are on a Mac and you can find a friend with a PC, you can upload there, then train, tag and search your photos on your Mac. We promise that we are working on that Mac uploader. Please keep sending those stats. ;)

    By "PC" they mean Windows-only, so Linux (and Mac) users are out of luck.

    Come on riya, don't you know all the cool kids (pronounced early adopters) use GNU/Linux and Mac these days?

    Sunday, March 19, 2006

    Governor Bill Richardson with Kids for Democracy/NH



    Governor Bill Richardson with Kids for Democracy/NH

    Originally uploaded by marcn.


    This morning we attended the Manchester City Democrats' 9th Annual St. Patrick's Parade Breakfast honoring Louis J. Craig and featuring Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico at the Tower Cafe.

    The KfD/NH lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

    I'll post more photos from this morning later after I crop them down some. Check here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcn/sets/72057594085650207/

    Friday, March 17, 2006

    Getting NetworkManager to work on Ubuntu/Dapper



    network-manager-working.jpg

    Originally uploaded by marcn.
    I've been running the currently unreleased Ubuntu/Dapper release after having upgraded first from Hoary to Warty before arriving at Dapper.

    Somewhere along the way something prevented the cool new NetworkManager from starting up. Whenever I logged it would immedately exit with a useless message about not finding all the needed resources.

    Last night at the GNHLUG meeting, Christopher Aillon of Red Hat told me the magic command to fix it:
    $ sudo gtk-update-icon-cache -f /usr/share/icons/hicolor

    The lack of some icon cache was preventing a network configuration tool from running. Ugh.

    This allowed the applet to start, but wasn't controlling the network devices. For that, I needed to remove references to any network devices so the only thing in my /etc/network/interfaces are these lines:
    # The loopback network interface
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback

    Sunday, March 12, 2006

    This Week's Del.icio.us bookmarks

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    MarcN

    Saturday, March 11, 2006

    Griffin with Senator John Kerry



    Griffin with Senator John Kerry

    Originally uploaded by marcn.

    Tonight the Kids for Democracy, NH Chapter was invited to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at a Hillsborough County dinner featuring a talk by Senator John Kerry.

    See the complete set of photos on flickr here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcn/sets/72057594080059326/

    Sunday, March 5, 2006

    2006 Boston Classic Boys' Gymnastics Invitational

    Another weekend, another gymnastics meet for Trevor...

    1st on VaultFloor: 8.7 -- 4th place
    Horse: 8.0 -- 6th
    Rings: 9.05 -- 4th
    Vault: 9.7 -- 1st
    PBars: 8.7
    HBar: 7.6 (missed the kip)

    All Around: 6th place

    Gymnastics Village Level 5 Boys team placed 3rd.

    New Hampshire State Championships on March 25th.

    Saturday, March 4, 2006

    Walk New Hampshire

    A few weeks ago a friend told us about the Governor's wife, Dr. Susan Lynch, and her involvement in Walk NH, a program to get children to execise more.

    There is a limit of six people per team, so we have two teams, Wendy's "Team Wanna-Walk" and my "Team Nozell". As of today we are up to 36 and 43 miles respectively.

    Only about another 150 miles to put in before June 1st. Gotta go walk another mile lap around the neighborhood...

    Sunday, February 26, 2006

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    Sunday, February 19, 2006

    Trevor's 10.0 on the Vault -- Salut!



    Salut!

    Originally uploaded by marcn.

    At today's Gymnastics Village Invitational Trevor had perfect vault -- 10.0!


    Initially they had Trevor 12th in the All Around, but they mis-entered his vault score as a 1. After they finished the awards they called him back and gave him 5th place.

    Go Trevor!

    The Gymnastics Village Level 5 boys' team placed 1st.

    Go Boys!

    Floor: 8.2 -- 4th place
    PHorse: 7.2 -- 8th
    Rings: 8.65 -- 7th
    Vault: 10.0 -- 1st
    PBars: 9.1 -- 3rd
    HBar: 8.0 9th

    See the whole photoset here

    Saturday, February 11, 2006

    Trevor on the Rings



    Trevor on the Rings

    Originally uploaded by marcn.

    From the Gym-Ken Invitational 2006

    All Around Level 5 (ages 10-11) -- 3rd place

    Floor: 8.3 (2nd place)
    Pommel: 7.5
    Rings: 8.2 (3rd place)
    Vault: 9.4 (2nd place)
    PBars: 9.0
    HBar: 9.2 (2nd place)

    See the rest of the photos here:

    Gym-Ken Invitational (11 Feb 2006)

    Limited Time Only: Click here for a 17M movie of Trevor's high bar routine.

    Friday, February 10, 2006

    Kids for Democracy at NH 100 Club dinner with Mark Warner



    hpim0135.jpg

    Originally uploaded by marcn.

    Tonight Spencer and Griffin with others from Kids for Democracy were greeters for the NH 100 Club dinner in Manchester. Before dinner they lead the Pledge of Allegiance and met with former VA governor Mark Warner and NH governor John Lynch.

    See the complete set of photos from the event.

    Sunday, January 29, 2006

    Two Griffins at the Currier Art Center



    Two Griffins at the Currier Art Center

    Originally uploaded by marcn.

    Griffin walking so fast...

    Gymnastics & More Meet (Woburn, MA)



    Gymnastics & More Meet (Woburn, MA)

    Originally uploaded by marcn.



    Trevor had a bit of an off day...

    All Around: 9th

    Floor -- 8.5 (5th place)
    Pommel -- 6.0
    Rings -- 8.85 (3rd place)
    Vault -- 9.35 (5th place)
    P Bars -- 7.6
    H Bar -- 8.2

    See the entire set of photos here

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    Saturday, January 21, 2006

    Both Logans point out the Merrimack Historical Society



    Both Logans point out the Merrimack Historical Society

    Originally uploaded by marcn.

    Logan is doubly helpful pointing to Merrimack Historical Society this afternoon.

    Click on the photo for info on how this photo was taken.

    Two Griffins in the Cemetery



    Two Griffins in the Cemetery

    Originally uploaded by marcn.


    Look carefully.

    Sunday, January 15, 2006

    Winter Carnival Meet @ Brentwood

    Trevor had a great meet yesterday at the annual Winter Carnival at Gymnastics at Brentwood in Brentwood, NH
    In the All Around he placed 3th in Level 5 (Boys 10 & 11).

    Floor: 8.5 (3rd place)
    Horse: 7.9 (3rd place)
    Rings: 8.8 (2nd place)
    Vault: 9.4 (3rd place)
    P. Bar: 8.5 (2nd place)
    H. Bar: 8.7 (-)

    Sunday, January 8, 2006

    Boys' Gymnastics Meet

    Trevor had a great meet this morning at the Boys' Meet at The Sterling Academy of Gymnastics in Sterling, MA.In the All Around he placed 4th in Level 5 (Boys 10 & 11).

    Floor: 8.9 (2nd place)
    Horse: 7.7 (5th place)
    Rings: 8.7 (1st place)
    Vault: 9.3 (1st place)
    P. Bar: 8.3 (3rd place)
    H. Bar: 7.5 (-)


    Trevor 4th All Around

    See all the photos from the meet here: Sterling Meet 2005

    Wednesday, January 4, 2006

    Updated to Wordpress 2.0

    As with previous Wordpress upgrades this one was also painless.  My 'Yet Another Daily Delicious' and 'Yet Another Weekly Delicious' continue to work also.
    I've not yet restored the style sheet header (this one) or added back some of the other doodads.

    Sunday, January 1, 2006

    This Week's Del.icio.us bookmarks

    Shared bookmarks for del.icio.us user
    MarcN