Archive for March, 2006

Kids for Democracy/NH with Senator Evan Bayh

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

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

Sunday, March 26th, 2006



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

Riya beta is here!

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

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?

Governor Bill Richardson with Kids for Democracy/NH

Sunday, March 19th, 2006



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/

Getting NetworkManager to work on Ubuntu/Dapper

Friday, March 17th, 2006

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

This Week’s Del.icio.us bookmarks

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

Shared bookmarks for del.icio.us user
MarcN

Griffin with Senator John Kerry

Saturday, March 11th, 2006

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/

2006 Boston Classic Boys’ Gymnastics Invitational

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

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.

Walk New Hampshire

Saturday, March 4th, 2006

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…