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25 Sep 2002 (updated 25 Sep 2002 at 16:39 UTC) »
MISSING PERSON: A good friend of mine went missing in Tulsa. This appears to be a medical condition. If he was 8 years old the police would issue an Amber alert and go all out to find him. But if you are "too old" to be a child or "too young" to be a nursing home walkaway, you are not important to the system. I have seen this many times, it is wearing me down with the injustice of age discriminations. If you live in/around Tulsa - see my home page.

WAR: How many more die before the USA people understand we are at war? One not of our own choosing. 3,000 was not enough? Is a mushroom the only thing to get them off their bottoms and fight?

Band Good turnout at games. But at the first home Varsity game, the construction crew cut the main power feed at 1pm. School was closed. Power came on at 5:30. Tulsa Station KOTV was here for a special. We cooked 100 hot dogs at the visitor stand (seperate power) for them to give away. Talk about a stress filled day!

Now they broke the sewer and water lines. That just leaves the gas line to go. They also keep blocking access to the dumb waiter. Progess hurts. On the other hand, I WANT the new buildings. Auditorium, Science classrooms, Band room, choir room, etc. A 1925 building is not nice for the kids.

Kiwanis New portico on mini-golf course is "done". A roofer will do the shingles on Friday. We close for the season on Sunday. Just in time for the new president to take over. Still have to put in a new fence. Both of my employees quit early to take full time jobs. I wish them luck.

Computers: my printer (Epson) does not want to talk, just blink its little red light at me, so had to steal my old one back from my son (lexmark) just to get my reports done. XP is not helping. neither is Compaq.

5 Aug 2002 (updated 19 Aug 2002 at 19:10 UTC) »


"Freedom cannot be negotiated. It is rarely given. It is usually won at great cost and sacrifice. Once lost... the price for regaining it will be ever higher. I come from a people who believed that the opposite of war was peace. We learned the hard way that the opposite of war is more often slavery.. and that strength... strength alone can suport freedom." -Captain Apollo, from Experiment in Terra by Glen A. Larson


Moving my computers from basement to 2nd floor. Wife's crafts from 2nd floor to basement. Praise God for the Hot Tub.


"Managing" a miniture golf course to pay for city fireworks.

VOLUNTEER - Marching Band

Getting ready to open the Football concensions stand to pay for band. (science and football are using most of the tax money) Music is just as important as football, music will last a lifetime, A football career is history after ?? some "young age".

Still trying to crack into my zip disk that I forgot the password. The drive is so slow for each try of my cracker program that exhaustive search is taking months and I am only up to 6 character tries.

Looks like progress on IEC at MatPLC a GPL PLC project with IEC as part of it. Maybe I will just help out there. A use this as a standalone W/GCC IEC compilier.

They are also want to use MODBUS, at which I have done a LOT of implementaions.

5 Days of virus - the people kind, not the computer kind. BLAA.

Found a paper on new RFC input format:

http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~hgs/papers/draft-schulzrinne- rfc-00.pdf

Looks like i need to check the mailing list cited.

Thinking about transforming all of the RFC's into XML (see rfc 2629). I like the feature of auto-transformation from XML into HTML, PS, PDF, RTF, TXT...

Did a little work on transformation via C program. Searched the WEB, could not find where someone else has done this wholesale. Some people have done their RFC orginally as XML. Using these as templates.

The RFC editor seems to hide the orginal source of the RFC's (nroff format)

Anyone with more ideas?

Bought two new books from O'Reilly at Borders one was 20% off, YES! The other was not! WHY? All other O'Reilly were! My wife dragging me to Tulsa (45 miles each way) was worth it. "XML in a nutshell" and "LEX & YACC".

Some nice people replied? to my diary entries and I can not see those replies! Anyone tell me how to do this? or am I on too much Diet Dr Pepper!

19 Dec 2001 (updated 30 Dec 2001 at 03:28 UTC) »

My son's computer got a virus. Sent out about 250 emails before AOL shut ALL of us down. They assume that you have only one computer. The only error message they give is invalid password!

The first time I called (wrong 888 #) they hung up on me, because too many people were waiting for tech support. After calling the second time, they turn my accounts back on and forced some unknown download into AOL. Who knows what it did to my computer (but not my son's) ;) They have placed a warning on my account for SPAM! Three strikes and your out of AOL. Boo-Hoo

The virus scanner missed it during infection, but found and fixed it on a manual check.

Oh Well! I was about to shut AOL down anyway. Switching emails to my cable provider was about done.

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