Archive for October, 2006

We did some ‘Visibility’ for John Lynch this morning in Nashua.

Sunday, October 29th, 2006



We did some ‘Visibility’ for John Lynch this morning in Nashua.

Originally uploaded by marcn.


Most exciting upgrade to Ubuntu/Edgy

Friday, October 27th, 2006

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.

Converting Creative MuVo WAV to a ‘real’ WAV

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

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

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

Sunday, October 8th, 2006

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?

Sunday, October 8th, 2006



Spakish Club?

Originally uploaded by marcn.


Fall color behind Reed Ferry School

Thursday, October 5th, 2006



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Originally uploaded by marcn.