June 21st, 2004


net working

I'm down in Santa Cruz this weekend to catch up on some house maintenance. Now that Mr. Big, a tall and stately fir tree, is an 802.11 long haul wireless nexus, I finally have reliable high speed internet service, 3MB symmetric. When I built this house, I prewired the place with cat-5e and that included the long runs between the main house and the pump house where the radio equipment lives. I also ran a cable from the switch closet to the the mechanicals room where the long runs terminate. Unfortunately, the cross run is shorted out; probably some worker ran a nail through the cable when they screwed in the plaster board. So, I had to go to plan B where I ran a new cable up a plenum into the attic then across to another plenum and down; this was a great plan until I discovered one plenum was stuffed with blown insulation in which I spent an hour to remove by hand and with a long pole. Oh well, it's all working now.

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    The earth's magnetic field

an ending

My nearby neighbor took the path of shadow and committed suicide. He was tormented soul, exceptionally shy, very smart, and determined toward his final act.

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    sad sad