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!

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:

Friday, March 17, 2006

Getting NetworkManager to work on Ubuntu/Dapper


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 bookmarks

Shared bookmarks for user

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:

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...