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    Everything Good To Go

    Posted by delta on 5th December 2016

    So, finally got everything moved from Maui to Virginia…  My cousin, Mark, was moving his Mom to Florida at the same time – so we put all our stuff and all her stuff on a 16′ POD and sent it to San Diego.  Mark and I decided to save a few thousand a piece and drive it all cross country.  We met the POD in San Diego, loaded it all on to a Penske and took a drive…

    3,347 miles, 12 states and 53 hours of driving (72 hours total) and it was all done…

    Now we’re hanging out in Florida waiting to go to DC for a show which I am just hoping comes off without a hitch…  It’s a 24 hour one off that starts at 15:00 on the 7th, loads in overnight and roles straight into the show the next morning – then we strike right after it.  So my show crew is going to get no sleep for 24 hours…  Right now, the best I can hope for is that everything made it on to the truck (which is on the road as I write this) so we have everything we need from the get go…  The local Branch office will be closed and the VER warehouse will be closed by the time we start – so we have only what comes off the truck to work with (no back up for anything)…

    …and away we go…

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    September 2008 News

    Posted by delta on 24th September 2008

    Things that make you go HMMM…

    09-03-08 eWeek – FCC Wants Wireless Mics Out Of 700 MHZ – ATTN! AV GUYS!

    09-04-08 ABC – Is Your Name Attracting Spam

    09-04-08 BBC – Zombie Plague Sweeps The Internet

    09-04-08 CNN – eBay Launches Socially Conscious Retail Site

    09-04-08 eWeek – FCC Wireless Mic Inquiry No Surprise – ATTN! AV GUYS!

    09-04-08 National Geographic – Strong Hurricanes Getting Stronger

    09-09-08 CNET – Google Cuts Data Retention Time In Half

    09-10-08 CNET – U.S. Text Usage Hits Record Despite Price Increases – Data from text messaging does absolutely nothing to a network guys, not even a blip on the radar.  We’re getting charged more because we are allowing them to do it to us.  When I went to get my iPhone I saw that they wanted to charge me extra for this service, I told them to block it – as a SysAdmin I know what’s up, and I’m not gonna give them money for doing nothing…

    09-10-08 eWeek – Internet Attack Fears Keep It Security Spending On The Menu

    09-10-08 eWeek – Text Messaging Rates Come Under Fire – Here’s another one you gotta read…

    09-10-08 Fox News – Freshwater Fish On Rapid Decline In North America

    09-11-08 CNET – iPhone iSpy

    09-11-08 CNET – Mobile Payments Misunderstood In U.S. – Ya Think!?

    09-11-08 Fox News – Social Networking Sites Not Just For Friends – If you didn’t know this, just give your computer to someone and don’t ever log onto the Internet again!

    09-12-08 ABC – Cops Need Warrant To Get Cell Phone Tracking Data – Cool!  But it’s not the cops I’m worried about guys!

    09-12-08 Technology Review – Solar Roofing Materials

    09-15-08 BBC – Big Bang Experiment Is Hacked – He-He-Funny.  So, we’re letting these guys run this experiment, one that can potentially open a black hole and destroy our planet (no one really knows, guys!), and they can’t even secure their network?

    09-15-08 Technology Review – Plastic e-Reader Debut

    09-15-08 Technology Review – Safe Transactions With Infected PCs

    09-15-08 Technology Review – Turning Social Networks Against Users

    09-15-08 USA Today – Best Buy Will Acquire Napster For 121M

    09-18-08 Fox News – How An Eggbeater Could Power The Future

    09-19-08 ABC – Arabs Denounce Fatwa On Immoral TV

    09-19-08 CNN – Planet Is Running Out Of Clean Water – Ya Think?!  I was wondering when someone was going to start paying attention!

    09-19-08 LA Times – FDA Proposes Approval Process For Genetically Modified Animals – This is scary stuff!  Add to it that we’re running out of water and you just have to consider that we may have an over population of people.  Just consider it, a little…?

    09-21-08 ABC – Plastic- Munching Bugs Turn Trash Into Cash – Hey!  A good idea?!

    09-22-08 ABC – First Clean Coal Plant

    09-22-08 Technology Review – New Route To Hydrocarbon Biofuels

    09-23-08 CNET – Infected U.S. PCs May Have Attacked Georgia

    09-23-08 Fox News – Cheating Death Is Easier Than You’d Think – Whatdya know?  A real-life-long-term study…

    09-24-08 BBC – Public Must Assert Data Rights

    09-24-08 BBC – Users Fail To Spot Fake Pop-Ups

    09-24-08 CNN – A New Era For Wave Energy

    09-24-08 CNN – Shipping Containers Could Be Dream Homes For Thousands

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    January 2008 News

    Posted by delta on 31st January 2008

    01-02-08 eWeek – Cell Phone Users Tie Up Traffic

    01-02-08 National Geographic – Arctic Warming Faster Above Ground Level

    01-02-08 NY Times – Oil Hits $100 A Barrel For The First Time

    01-02-08 OC Register – Teaching Dispute Leads To Parent Picketing, Student Walkout

    01-02-08 SF Gate – California To Sue EPA Over Greenhouse Gas Regulations

    01-03-08 SF Gate – Rivalry Over Wireless High-Def TVs

    01-04-08 Wired – Scientists Use Sunlight To Make Fuel From CO2

    01-08-08 SF Gate – Baltimore Sues Wells Fargo, Accused Of Creating Subprime Crisis

    01-09-08 SF Gate – Who Is Likeliest To Get Audited

    01-10-08 LA Times – Airwave Auction May Miss Targets

    01-10-08 SF Gate – Countrywide Home Loan Delinquencies Rise
    01-10-08 SF Gate – Recession Fears, Rising Oil Prices Send Markets Into Tailspin
    01-10-08 Wired – Steal This Wi-Fi
    01-11-08 CNN – New Rules On Licenses Pit States Against Feds
    01-11-08 LA Times – B of A Is In Talks To Buy Giant Lender
    01-11-08 SF Gate – B of A Reportedly In Talks To Buy Countrywide
    01-11-08 SF Gate – Citi, Merrill On Hunt For More Capital
    01-11-08 SF Gate – Fed Ready To Cut Interest Rates Again
    01-11-08 SF Gate – Housing Slump, Credit Woes Were Death Knell For Countrywide
    01-11-08 SF Gate – Insurers Rip Off Consumers
    01-11-08 SF Gate – Unpatched Software Flaws Put PCs At Risk
    01-13-08 SF Gate – Odds Are Growing For Economic Recession
    01-13-08 USA Today – Childhood Obesity A Lifetime Of Danger
    01-13-08 USA Today – FBI Housing Scams More Than Double
    01-14-08 National Geographic – Antarctica Ice Loss Faster Than Ten Years Ago
    01-14-08 National Geographic – Northeast US Winters Warming Faster Than Other Seasons
    01-14-08 SF Gate – Bidders Set For Airwaves Auction
    01-14-08 SF Gate – Oil Price Above $94 A Barrel In Asia
    01-15-08 CNN – FDA OKs Meat, Milk From Most Cloned Animals
    01-15-08 CNN – US Baby Boomlet Bucks World Trend
    01-15-08 USA Today – 2007 Was The Warmest On Record For Earth’s Land Areas
    01-16-08 SF Gate – Citigroup Posts $10 Billion Loss
    01-17-08 SF Gate – Americans Pay For Housing Boom’s Excess
    01-17-08 SF Gate – Home Construction Plunged In 2007
    01-17-08 SF Gate – New Cyber-Security Rules For Power Cos
    01-17-08 SF Gate – Wells Fargo’s Profit Slips To 6-Year Quarterly Low
    01-18-08 Wired – The 33 Things That Make Us Crazy
    01-20-08 NY Times – Timber Thieves Strike At Heart Of Lands Held Dear
    01-21-08 SF Gate – Is A Recession On The Way
    01-22-08 LA Times – Stocks Plunge Worldwide
    01-22-08 NY Times – World Markets Plunge On Fears Of US Slowdown
    01-23-08 CNN – Biofuels May Threaten Environment
    01-23-08 National Geographic – Acoustic “Invisibility” Cloaks Possible
    01-23-08 National Geographic – Most Captive-Born Predators Die If Released
    01-23-08 USA Today – Diabetes Costs USA More Than Wars, Disasters
    01-23-08 USA Today – National Parks Robbed Of Heritage
    01-24-08 SF Gate – FCC Broadband Spectrum Auction Starts Today
    01-25-08 CNN – Researchers Study Coral Threats
    01-25-08 LA Times – Big Loans Could Get Cheaper
    01-25-08 Technology Review – How To Build A Bionic Eye
    01-28-08 CNN – Wall Street Jitters As Uncertainty Continues
    01-28-08 SF Gate – Firefox Rises From Ashes Of Abandoned Netscape
    01-30-08 eWeek – Clearwire Declares Progress On Sprint WiMax Deal
    01-30-08 NY Times – UBS Takes A $14 Billion Write-Off
    01-30-08 SF Gate – Climate Change May Cost $20 Trillion
    01-30-08 SF Gate – Sprint To Continue IDEN Network
    01-30-08 USA Today – Warming Atlantic Worsens Hurricanes
    01-31-08 CNN – Internet Failure Hits Two Continents
    01-31-08 National Geographic – Warming May Cause Crop Failures
    01-31-08 SF Gate – Beware Of Rebate Scams That Seek Personal Data
    01-31-08 Technology Review – Cheap Hydrogen
    01-31-08 Technology Review – The Rise Of Systemic Financial Risk
    01-31-08 Wired – Climate Change Escalating Severe Western Water Crisis

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    December 2007 News

    Posted by delta on 31st December 2007

    12-02-07 CNN – Numbers Drop For Civilian Deaths, Foreign Fighters In Iraq
    12-02-07 OC Register – GLOBAL WARBLING
    12-02-07 SF Gate – Oil Prices Rise In Asian Trading
    12-02-07 USA Today – Most Recalled Meat Is Never Recovered
    12-03-07 CNN – Jubilant Chavez Opponents Revel In Referendum Defeat
    12-03-07 National Geographic – Climate Change Pushing Tropics Farther, Faster
    12-04-07 Technology Review – The Feel Of Cancer Cells
    12-07-07 National Geographic – Amazon Could Lose More Than Half Its Forest
    12-07-07 NY Times – Tanker Spills Oil Off South Korea
    12-07-07 SF Gate – Dollar Drifts Lower To Pound, Euro
    12-07-07 Wired – Cybercrime Stormed The Net In 2007
    12-08-07 LA Times – New Virus Extends Geographic Reach
    12-10-07 CNN – Ecuador Threat To Drill Jungle Oil
    12-10-07 NY Times – Flying Humans, Hoping To Land With No Chute
    12-11-07 LA Times – Study Finds Humans Still Evolving, And Quickly
    12-11-07 National Geographic – Human Evolution Speeding Up
    12-11-07 SF Gate – MORTGAGE MELTDOWN
    12-11-07 Technology Review – The Guts Of A Cell, Frozen In Time
    12-12-07 National Geographic – Arctic Sea Ice Gone In Summer Within Five Years
    12-12-07 Technology Review – Higher-Density Data Storage
    12-13-07 NY Times – Countrywide Subpoenaed By Illinois
    12-14-07 National Geographic – Warming Oceans Contributed To Record Arctic Melt
    12-14-07 SF Gate – Palo Alto Firm To Build Solar Thermal Equipment Factory In Nevada
    12-17-07 Technology Review – Turning Carbon Dioxide Into Fuel
    12-19-07 National Geographic – Ancient Warming Caused Huge Spike In Temps
    12-25-07 Epoch Times – 8,000 Chinese Farmers Demand Reclamation Of Stolen Land
    12-26-07 Honolulu Star-Bulletin – Kona Lab Is Aquaculture Central

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    November 2007 News

    Posted by delta on 30th November 2007

    11-01-07 Los Angeles Times – U.S. Looks To Move From Internet Slow Lane
    11-01-07 SF Gate – Forum To Focus On Online Privacy
    11-01-07 San Jose Mercury News – U.S. Tops Survey Of Most Competitive World Economies
    11-01-07 USA Today – Nuclear Plant Contractor Had Pipe Bomb
    11-01-07 Wired – Google Aims To Break Open The Closed World Of Social Networking
    11-01-07 Wired – How Will Apple Spend Its Cash
    11-01-07 Wired – Superfast Laser Turns Virus Into Rubble
    11-01-07 Wired – Vroom, Vroom-Formula 1 Orders Teams To Go Green
    11-02-07 eWeek – Sprint Considering Changing Course On WiMax
    11-02-07 National Geographic News – One In Three European Freshwater Fish Face Extinction
    11-02-07 New York Times – Employment Report Shows 166,000 Gain In Jobs
    11-02-07 NOAA – NOAA Launches National Marine Debris Education Effort
    11-02-07 San Jose Mercury News – Payrolls Grow By 166,000 In October, Jobless Rate Holds Steady
    11-03-07 Maui News – Plan Would Cut Fees, Boost Affordable Housing
    11-03-07 USA Today – Cargill Recalls 1 Million Pounds Of Beef
    11-03-07 USA Today – States Need New Place For Radioactive Waste
    11-04-07 Maui News – Judge To Be Asked To Let Ship Sail Ferry
    11-04-07 Maui News – Renewable Not The Same As Sustainable
    11-04-07 New York Times – Devices Enforce Cellular Silence, Sweet But Illegal
    11-05-07 National Geographic News – Volcano Theory Of Dino Die-Off Gets New Support
    11-05-07 SF Gate – Google Dialing For Dollars With Free Cell Phone Software Package
    11-05-07 SF Gate – Tech Has Taken Off In The Past Decade
    11-06-07 CNN – Cops Find Themselves In Arms Race With Criminals
    11-06-07 Los Angeles Times – Google Hopes To Conquer The Wireless World
    11-06-07 Maui News – Governor Signs Bill For Ferry To Sail
    11-06-07 National Geographic News – Fish Lives In Logs, Breathing Air, For Months At A Time
    11-07-07 Maui News – Preliminary Round Today In Superferry Legal Wrangle
    11-07-07 New York Times – Causes Of Death Are Linked To A Person’s Weight
    11-07-07 SF Gate – Former AT&T Worker Details Federal Internet Spying In S.F.
    11-07-07 SF Gate – New Record Low For Dollar
    11-07-07 SF Gate – Quality Inspector Sues GM, Toyota Over Retaliation In Fremont Plant
    11-07-07 USA Today – Free Online Materials Could Save Schools Billions
    11-07-07 USA Today – Sen Grassley Probes Televangelists’ Finances
    11-07-07 Wired – Enviros Challenge Dumping Urea In Ocean To Sink Carbon
    11-08-07 CNN – Changing Media Landscape Takes Center Stage In Strike
    11-08-07 eWeek – Businesses Still In No Rush To Upgrade To Windows Vista
    11-08-07 Maui News – Pipe Oozes Oil In Harbor
    11-08-07 New York Times – Fed Chairman Says Economy Likely To Slow
    11-09-07 CNN – Oil Discovery Rocks Brazil
    11-09-07 eWeek – Hackers Scam Thousands With Bogus Anti-Spyware Offers
    11-09-07 Los Angeles Times – Oil Oozes In San Francisco Bay After Ship Hits Bridge
    11-09-07 Men’s Health – Stop Blaming Saturated Fat
    11-09-07 New York Times – Rising Demand For Oil Provokes New Energy Crisis
    11-10-07 Los Angeles Times – Clearwire, Sprint Cancel Wireless Deal
    11-10-07 Los Angeles Times – Security Consultant Admits To Hijacking PCs To Use In Crimes
    11-12-07 CIO Insight – Cyber Bullies On The Prowl
    11-12-07 eWeek – Botnet Herder Pleads Guilty To Massive PayPal Scam
    11-12-07 National Geographic News – Oil Spill In Black Sea Strait May Be Worst In Years
    11-12-07 USA Today – UN – Ignoring Global Warming Is Criminally Irresponsible
    11-13-07 eWeek – SCO Guilty Of Lying About Unix Code In Linux
    11-13-07 Maui News – Panel OKs Bill To Waive Fees On Affordable Housing
    11-13-07 Maui News – Zoning For Hospital Site On West Side Recommended
    11-13-07 National Geographic News – Hydrogen Gas Made From Renewable Organic Material
    11-13-07 New York Times – After Fires, Homeowners Feel An Insurance Pinch
    11-13-07 New York Times – Bad Behavior Does Not Doom Pupils
    11-13-07 Technology Review – Stopping Cars With Radiation
    11-14-07 CNN – Researcher Sets Saltwater On Fire
    11-14-07 eWeek – Thousands Of Unprotected Databases Litter The Internet
    11-14-07 SF Gate – Ripple Effect Of Foreclosures Touch Entire Communities
    11-14-07 Technology Review – Carbon-Dioxide Plastic Gets Funding
    11-14-07 Technology Review – Improving Fuel Cells For Cars
    11-15-07 Maui News – Cardoza Clears Ferry’s Way
    11-15-07 National Geographic News – Cooling Begins For “Doomsday” Seed Bank
    11-15-07 Wired – Did NSA Put A Secret Backdoor In New Encryption Standard
    11-15-07 Wired – Hackers Use Banner Ads On Major Sites To Hijack Your PC
    11-17-07 Maui News – Coast Guard Looking Into Loose Barge
    11-17-07 National Geographic News – Dire Global Warming Forecast Issued By UN Panel
    11-17-07 Wired – Welcome To The Age Of Genomics
    11-18-07 San Jose Mercury News – ‘Sense Of Urgency’ On Global Warming
    11-18-07 San Jose Mercury News – Japanese Whaling Industry Struggles As Hostility Grows
    11-19-07 eWeek – Vista Worries Cause Businesses To Consider Macs And Linux
    11-19-07 New York Times – Critics Assail Weak Dollar At OPEC Event
    11-19-07 OC Register – HB Bans Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
    11-19-07 Technology Review – A Wiring Diagram Of The Brain
    11-19-07 Technology Review – Superstrong Carbon-Nanotube Fibers
    11-20-07 eWeek – Senators Raise Google-DoubleClick Questions
    11-20-07 SF Gate – Bay Area Real Estate Symposium Forecasts More Gloom
    11-21-07 CNN – Apology As Data On Millions Lost
    11-21-07 eWeek – Securing The Laptop – Mission Impossible
    11-21-07 USA Today – MO City Passes Internet Harassment Measure
    11-22-07 CNN – ‘Al Qaeda Rolodex’ Found In Iraq
    11-22-07 CNN – Saudi Government – Rape Victim Had Illegal Affair
    11-25-07 Maui News – Increased Security Too Late For Victim Of Attack
    11-25-07 NY Times – As Democrats See Iraq Gains, A Shift In Tone
    11-25-07 NY Times – In Broadway Dispute, Questions Of Fairness
    11-25-07 USA Today – Saudis – Rape Victim Deserved Flogging For Adultery
    11-26-07 NY Times – FCC Chief Seeks Votes To Tighten Cable Rules
    11-27-07 LA Times – Stocks Plunge On Financial System Fears
    11-27-07 SF Gate – Wells Fargo Plunges Into Mortgage Muck
    11-27-07 Technology Review – Cleaner Nuclear Power
    11-28-07 Baseline – Security Breach Costs Jump 30%
    11-28-07 eWeek – Data Breaches Cost More Than Ever
    11-28-07 LA Times – US Not Up To Speed On Broadband
    11-28-07 National Geographic – Indonesia Planting 79 Million Trees
    11-28-07 NY Times – Oil Producers See The World And Buy It Up
    11-28-07 SF Gate – New Software Helps Internet Users Detect Web Interference
    11-28-07 Technology Review – A Working Brain Model
    11-28-07 Technology Review – The Longevity Pill
    11-29-07 CIO Insight – World Faces ‘Cyber Cold War’ Threat
    11-29-07 CNN – Teen Questioned In Computer Hacking Probe
    11-29-07 National Geographic – Fever Outbreak In Italy Linked To Climate Change
    11-29-07 National Geographic – Rats Wipe Out Seabirds On Alaska Island
    11-29-07 SF Gate – Annual US Foreclosure Filings Nearly Double In October
    11-30-07 CNN – Sudan Protesters
    11-30-07 Mercury News – China Disputes McAfee Report Labeling It Cyber Warfare Instigator

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