More Memory, Christmas Pictures

Two major updates: Pictures and memory.

Using a gift return, I was able to bring my server back up to 448MB of RAM. Everything is running better again, especially iPhoto. It only crashed once, but remembered all the photos. Which brings me to the second part:

Christmas pictures have been uploaded. Two galleries; Christmas 2002 and Doug and Barley. Click on the Gallery link above or left to view them. It was a wonderful trip home.

Hoptoberfest

This weekend was Hoptoberfest, which is the American Hop Museum’s annual fund raiser/celebration. It was my first time to go, and it was a blast. Its hard to beat great beer, company, and a chance to meet the people who grow one of your favorite plants.

Several local breweries were at the event, and I was able to sample some fine beers. I think my favorite of the pack was Snipes Mountain’s Harvest Ale, which was a heavy hop ale featuring Amarillo hops. I also enjoyed the Ice Harbor IPA and Grant’s Fresh Hop ales.

Tasting note: If you’re drinking Highly hopped ales, don’t try anything with subtle flavors unless you’ve had time to cleanse your palate. :)

Camping Trip Pictures

I’ve put the pictures from this weekend’s camping trip online. Most were taken by Michelle this time. If anyone has other cool pictures from the trip, please send them to me. I’d love to add them. It was great to see everyone. I’m glad you all made the effort to get there. Thanks to Scott for planning and such.

Sunday (8/4/02) was also Michelle and my 1st year Annaversary. Who would have thought we’d spend it with so many people who were at the wedding?

Boston Photos, other

I finally downloaded the Boston pictures from my camera, and they’re now online. Its a beautiful place. I wish the pictures of Fenway park did more to show how cool it was.

We saw the Red Sox cream the Tampa Bay Devil Rays (Good, expansion teams are lame). They’re going to tear down, or expand Fenway because its too small. Its a shame, because its such an intimate park. Now I just need to see Wrigley Field, and I’ll be happy (ier?).

Fletcher’s bike garage

I’ve updated Fletcher’s Bike Garage with a fancy new design. I’ve also marked two of his bike for sale. He’s selling his BMW with grand plans for a new touring oriented dirt bike (Honda XR 650) If you’re in the market for a nice bike, check out his Beemer.

Image Gallery Update

I finally got around to adding more pictures to the image gallery. I’ve probably added several hundred images that I got of Archive CDs. I also added more cartographic samples and GIS work to those pages. I’m still using ImageIndexer, but I’m looking for other options, because the ImageIndexer doesn’t offer much for customization or templates. If you know any good alternatives for OS X, let me know.

We played Croquet today. It was really nice out, and Michelle needed a break from finals studies, so we went over to Scott & Sarah’s appartment. The lawn wasn’t flat, but that made it interesting. So did the fact that Michelle and Sarah are dirty cheats. They would take turns stopping each other’s balls from rolling too far, or coaxing them in the right direction. The lady on her balcony was laughing at us, but mostly at them.

Camping with Friends

I’m recovering from this past weekend still. I was camping at Staircase with the First Floor crew. It was a great time with nearly all the usual suspects. We played around the campsite, climbed on rocks, threw rocks at each other, rode John’s bike, ate hot dogs, and drank beer. Feel free to peruse the pictures.

Happy Easter!

Liebe und Frieda – love & peace. Christianity at its best.

Kathy and Michelle are in the kitchen making our easter feast. Barley and I are tired from the park. Its a beautiful day, and I feel very happy.

I’ve added pictures of Michelle and my trip to Manzanita, and from when Meghan & Troy visited. Feel free to check them out.

Tomorrow is the first day of the term. Should be busy.