Archive for August, 2005

138th Annual Bull Family Picnic

Saturday, August 20th, 2005

Bull Stone House (1722), Campbell Hall NY

Originally uploaded by marcn.

Today was the 138th picnic for the William Bull and Sarah Wells family at
the family homestead in Campbell Hall, NY.

Check out all the photos I took:

Or if you too attended, join,
join this group, “138thBullPicnic” and contribute some of your own photos.

Be sure to check out the Bull Genealogy Wiki I set up also.

WordPress update, again

Thursday, August 18th, 2005

If you aren’t running WordPress 1.5.2, get it.

This Week’s bookmarks

Sunday, August 14th, 2005

Shared bookmarks for user

Steadily working on the Turkey Hill Rd Graveyard

Saturday, August 13th, 2005


Originally uploaded by marcn.

The last couple of weekends have been busy, but Griffin and I found some time today to continue documenting the Turkey Hill Graveyard.

We are about 1/4 of the way through with 94 photos and with the school year rapidly approaching, this looks like a multi-year project.

Printer burst page in Ubuntu

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

In Ubuntu ‘hoary’ it appears that it isn’t possible to set up a printer separator (sometimes called a burst page or Job Sheet) for a CUPs print queue. The Ubuntu print gui, (System->Administration->Printing) just doesn’t expose that option. Usually it can be set in though the web interface to CUPs (localhost:631), but that is disabled.

To enable a JobSheet, edit the file /etc/cups/printers.conf to look
something like this:

# Printer configuration file for CUPS v1.1.23
# Written by cupsd on Thu Aug 4 11:03:47 2005
<defaultprinter LaserJet-9000>
Info LaserJet-9000
DeviceURI socket://
State Idle
Accepting Yes
JobSheets unclassified none
QuotaPeriod 0
PageLimit 0
KLimit 0

The unclassified refers to a file in /usr/share/cups/banners/ that is just a chunk of PostScript that gets prepended to the print jobs. If you feel like hacking PostScript, you can create your own burst page.

Lamer Bus

Monday, August 8th, 2005

Lamer Bus

Originally uploaded by marcn.

To quote the wikipedia,

A Lamer is a jargon or slang name applied to individuals thought to be lacking in maturity, social skills, technical competence or intelligence. It is applied in a variety of contexts, though the proliferation of computer-mediated communication media such as IRC or BBSes may be partly responsible for bringing the term into common parlance.

This Week’s bookmarks

Sunday, August 7th, 2005

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Kids for Democracy wish Lou D’Allesandro a Happy Birthday

Monday, August 1st, 2005


Originally uploaded by marcn.
Photo credit: Anita Gonzalez-Cecchin (

The NH and MA chapters of Kids for Democracy attended NH State Senator Lou D’Allesandro’s birthday party last Friday.


Originally uploaded by marcn.
Photo credit: Anita Gonzalez-Cecchin (

John Edwards (here photographed with Kids for Democracy) also stopped by to wish Lou a Happy Birthday too.

More photos are available here: