Computer Upgrade

Computer upgrade time! As some of you know, my motherboard has decided to take on a life of it’s own and blow a capacitor off the motherboard. While most people expected it to stop working right then, it kept putting along. Of course, the -12 volt supply was jumping between -11 and -13 volts, and the temperature on one of the CPU’s hit the 80 degree celsius mark, it worked. So, I took my time and found a new motherboard/processor combo. Read about it at the About the Box page if you’re interested. Oh, and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City absolutely rocks.

Golf carts

While golf is boring, golf carts are cool. I’ve become the pseudo-official digital cameraman for some of the students at the Bush School here at TAMU, and they held their 1st annual golf tournament today. They needed a photographer, and offered me a golf cart for the day. Woohoo!

Tires are important

Tire blowouts suck. They suck worse at 70mph. They suck even more when you have to sit on hot Texas asphalt at noon to change ’em, with your head about three feet from the passing eighteen wheelers. Ok, enough ranting.

The Weatherman

So I’m driving to work this morning, and the rain is coming down pretty hard. Listening to the BBC for world news on the local radio station, when they give the day’s weather report. So, as a reminder, the rain is coming down pretty hard, when they guy on KEOS gives the weather forecast… High of whatever, low of whatever, it’s cloudy, and there is a 70% chance of rain. So, it’s raining. Why do they tell you it’s a 70% chance when the rain is coming down?


Guess it’s time to update some stuff here. On July 21, Diann & I celebrated our 1st Anniversary. If you haven’t been over to the gallery you can hop over there and take a peek at pictures from our roadtrip to the Hill Country. Other than that, it’s the same-old daily grind. Oh! We washed our cars on Sunday. This may seem normal to a lot of you, but if you know me, well, it may come as a shock!

Initial Redesign

Welcome to the new and redesigned marius dot org website. The content for the moment is pretty much the same as it has always been, but I decided to redesign the graphics. Some of you may recognize it, it’s similar to what I had set out to do a few years ago, but never got around to it, but here it is!

I’m Back

Well, obviously I’ve returned from my week-long hiatus in Florida. ISPCon was definitely cool. I’ve gotta say my two favorite things were hearing Avi Freedman (of NetAXS, Akamai, and HavenCo fame) speak about BGP, Peering, and lots of other geeky/nerdy stuff, and I’ve gotta give kudos to the folks at TUCOWS for the great party. It definitely whooped Southwestern Bell’s Internet Services party.

Geek Vacation

Well, I’ll be out of town next week for some much needed R&R. I’ll be visiting the fine folks at ISPCon and finding out whats going on in my industry, as well as taking some cool classes on nerdy things such as BGP4. So, naturally, the site won’t be updated next week. Oh, you’re used to it, quit sobbing.