Woot! 
Thursday, October 23, 2008, 11:10 PM - Family
The bag of crap on this woot-off eluded me once again. I had the order screen pulled up for like 5 minutes, but the server kept timing out. Later in the night however i chose to buy a pair of screaming monkeys! I got a purple and an orange one. I may give them to my daughter later.



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DIY tattoo kit!! 
Wednesday, September 3, 2008, 11:28 PM - Rants
Heh, on a shopping trip to TJMax (for my wife, i would never go there without her) i was wondering around with abbey trying to find something to entertain both of us. The toy section looked inviting. While i was trying to Abbey from opening too many toys, i saw something that caught my attention, a tattoo kit!



I was like, WTF! So i took a picture. Honestly, who buys this crap for their kids? Are they going to come out with DIY piercing kits next? "Hey kids! Now you can piece your butt for fun!" YAY!!


If any of you would like to purchase this fine item, give me a call and i will run over and buy it for you, because i'm sure its still sitting there.

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Lame BYUI Faculty..... 
Friday, August 22, 2008, 01:40 AM - School
My lame Department Chair, Professor, Instructor, Acquaintance , Person getting paid to do nothing has yet to give me a grade for my senior project.



Granted i am not alone in this matter... another student does not have a grade yet either. He is special though. Because our faculty member messed up the internship, he started it late, so he has to finish before a grade can be given. UNDERSTANDABLE. Whats my deal? I'm not special... well, i am in another way. I'm 1 of 3 students who doesn't have a diploma because of slacking faculty. I am special!

I want to say thanks to all but one member of the CIT department at BYUI. Thanks for being prompt and fair with all my other classes/grades (i could argue about one instance... but i'll let it go). You were all good to me.

**update - My incident was upgraded to President Clark. Yes, that's right, to the top! He is known to get things done. I am happy to hear that someone is doing something.

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Defcon 16 
Wednesday, August 13, 2008, 09:26 PM - Hacks
Defcon 16 this year was good stuff. Me an Thurm drove down on wednesdat night so we could get our tickets early. We met up with Jake and Bryce and stayed at a Holiday Inn, which had very nice beds.

The second night we were there, we ate out at ??? and they had some sour cream chicken, sooo nice. I will put the name of place in when i remember it, i paid cash, so i cant go back and look.

A couple of my fav talks:

1. BackTrack Foo- From bug to 0day
2. Shifting the Focus of WiFi Security: Beyond Cracking your neighbor's WEP key.

The back of the badge has a 2-D barcode, which i figured to say: https://defcon.org/OO0/ . It also has a SD card slot, USB connector solder points, and a dip switch solder point. I got a usb connector, but i dissapeared on the way home :(
The badge:


A crowd Shot:


** My badge either appears to be toast, or my battery is dead. I went to show someone and it wouldn't turn on. Turns out the battery was in backwards?? So, when i find a new battery i test it out.

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Ignition Autoconnect crap errors "wzccmd.exe" 
Tuesday, June 3, 2008, 01:22 PM - Hacks
BYU-Idaho wireless requires the Ignition AutoConnect to be install to take care of the certificates in order to log on to their 802.1x wireless. In the process of using their setup program it crashes with wzccmd.exe. Google brought up like 3 results, all about spyware.

I gave up for a while. I use linux for everyday use so i didn't need to too badly. Linux (ubuntu 8.04) connects perfectly.

After plinking around with it today and sending hate mail to the help desk, i started looking around my system to find something that could possibly be conflicting. Long story short, i disabled the vmware network adapters in my network control panel. BAM! it worked.

Just disable your vmware adapters, install autoconnect, then re-enable them. Its working for me, so i am writing this post to help others who may have this same issue.



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BoC #3 
Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 05:18 PM - Family
Ok,
I lucked out on getting my 3rd Bag of Crap off of Woot!. I just happened to be sitting at the computer when it came. 2 weeks later. Here it comes.

I thought i did rather well:

3x Wall phone adapters (so you can run phone lines through your wiring)
2x 1Gb sansa mp3 players (both work)
1x 6gb sansa media player (no cable, boo)
2x Datasence USb extension cables, lights up.
1x Steel Woot! bucket. #245




I like!

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Free Guitar Hero faceplate from Activision 
Wednesday, March 26, 2008, 10:43 AM - Family
Wow!

The mail man showed up with a nice box for us. Naturally i thought it was my random shirts from Woot!. We got a nice surprise when we opened it up and it was a new faceplate for our wii guitar. Did i mention it was free?

I don't know if everyone gets a faceplate or not, but we got one because we returned our mono disc for a new one. So if you recently sent yours in, watch the mail... a goodie might be heading your way.

ok ok, here are the pics...

This is the note they enclosed with the faceplate:


The installed product:


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