Dec 30 2009

Twitter Updates for 2009-12-30

  • Finaly got with the program and saw Avatar, 5 "Holy Shit Awesomes!" Out of 5! #

Dec 29 2009

Twitter Updates for 2009-12-29

  • Wow! Someone put a KIA plant in my grandparent's backyard! #
  • Nothing like a delightful lakeside dinner with family to make it feel like Christmas! #
  • OMG it's 39 degrees on Pensacola Beach! It's good to be home! #

Dec 28 2009

Twitter Updates for 2009-12-28

  • #QOTD There is always a third option, just ask a different question. #
  • Wants all his car friends signing up on to know I just registered there as "Shinkaze" if you want to friend me. #

Dec 27 2009

Twitter Updates for 2009-12-27

  • Departing Charlotte on our way to Asheville #
  • Excited. Some of my favorite driving roads are ahead of us as we drive from Asheville to dahlonega. #
  • Enjoying a glass bottle Coke at the Tallulah Point Overlook, a cherished family tradition. #

Dec 26 2009

Twitter Updates for 2009-12-26

  • Headed to Charlotte NC to see my niece's new puppy! #

Dec 24 2009

Warning, Cisco WRT54G2 Wireless Router set-up disk ruins your Mac network #buyerbeware #cisco

WRT54G2General warning about the Cisco Linksys Set-up software on a Mac!

If you have a Mac and run the installation disk provided with the Cisco Linksys WRT54G2, it will DELETE all your internet settings and make the WRT54G2 your only “location” forgetting all your previous SSID’s passwords, and network configurations. To fix this problem you will need to open your network settings, create a new location and turn on the wireless in this location. The damage is pretty extensive and I am not sure if this will affect time port, mounted drives and other network devices, but I am deeply concerned that Cisco is advertising this product as a “Mac friendly” device. If you are not particularly network savvy, I feel especially bad for you, as you probably wouldn’t notice this had happened until you try to go to log onto a friend’s wireless network only to find that Cisco had basically uninstalled your wireless drivers. As for my skill level I once sold Cisco routers and had begun a Cisco training CCNA course (which I admittedly did not finish as I left AT&T to start a new company)….but the mear fact that someone of my level is having difficulty installing their consumer product should be cause for concern.

I tried to call Cisco’s “24 Hour tech support line” which resulted in a 1 hour wait time. I eventually gave up, logged onto their tech support web site, only to find it doesn’t work in Safari. Thankfully it (barely) works in Firefox, and attempting to join a chat session with a tech support person put me #72 in line to be helped. At this point I gave up and am simply returning the product for a better designed (albeit likely more expensive) mac friendly solution.

Some of my more jaded friends point out that this is why they do not buy Mac products because of the lack of support from cheaper solutions, and the need to buy more expensive products.  To those critics I invite you to watch this Hulu video which perfectly articulates the entire Mac vs PC debate.

Dec 24 2009

Twitter Updates for 2009-12-24

Dec 22 2009

Twitter Updates for 2009-12-22

  • my memory is like a 1TB HD with 1MB free. Lot there just have to delete files to make room for more. #

Dec 20 2009

Twitter Updates for 2009-12-20

  • Georgia is on my mind, and Atlanta is in my sights. Less than an hour away! #
  • Made it! #
  • HUGE congratulations to Debbie & Dave and their engagement. 🙂 #
  • Hiking the Hootch with my wife and nieces. #

Dec 19 2009

Twitter Updates for 2009-12-19

  • if the white Ford LTD on the side of the interstate is riding 30" chrome donks, it's probably not a speed trap #