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Archive for October, 2008

San Antonio photos

October 29th, 2008

What better way to celebrate the snow that was falling today in Rochester than by posting some photos of nice and sunny San Antonio?  That's what I'm doing, so go check out the photos I took while travelling to this year's NCHC conference in San Antonio.  None of the photos are of the actual conference, but we did get a very good response from our presentations.  The lot of us presented on aspects of RIT's Honors Program including orientation, colloquium, communications strategy, and communications tools and technology.

I Voted (do I get a sticker?)

October 28th, 2008

I made it back from San Antonio.  Rochester actually greeted me with somewhat decent weather for this time of year.  Unfortunately, it quickly degraded to the rainy mess we have here now.  Anyway, I just put my absentee ballot in for Virginia today.  It should make it back home well before the deadline of election day next week.  For those of you non-absentees, be sure to vote!  For the time being, look for some San Antonio photos to show up on the site soon.

In San Antonio

October 25th, 2008

I've been in San Antonio for the past day and a half at this year's NCHC conference. I'm presenting with the RIT Honors Program. We haven't seen much of the city other than the Riverwalk and the Alamo, but from what I've heard, that's all that matters. We're traveling back to frigid Rochester tonight, so I have to go enjoy this 80 degree weather some more! Attached is a photo from our hotel room.

Quick note…server still running great

October 8th, 2008

The server that is now hosted on is up to 45 days of uptime with no end in sight.  I am used to reaching 180 days or so with my past servers before needing to restart them for some reason (usually heavy software upgrades or hurricanes).  Keep on tickin', KerbyServer…you rock!

In Memoriam: Paws

October 3rd, 2008

PawsIf you have not heard, our eldest family dog passed away yesterday, October 2nd.  Paws had been a furry friend by my side for nearly half my life.  At 10 years old, he outlived our past family dogs, Spinks and Becks, by quite some time.  Paws was very special to me.  I still remember the day we went to the Norfolk SPCA and found this spunky little dog looking cute with one of his paws raised in the air.  He was so happy to find a family that loved him.  We later came to assume that he had been previously abused by a past owner since his raised paw actually contained a minorly broken toe.  As many of our family members know, Paws quickly overcame his fear of humans.  He was always ready to play with a tennis ball or towel in his mouth.  Over the years, I always thought Paws aged rather gracefully.  The gray patch on his chin grew in size, but his spirit never aged.  It makes me sad that I have been stuck in Rochester these last few days, but it was better in the end that I missed seeing Paws grow weak.  In my mind he will always be the best family dog that anyone could hope for.  I just hope there is a couch in dog heaven that Paws can hid his tennis balls under.  Goodbye, Paws, we'll miss you.