September 2006 Posts


Well, I just spent the last hour playing around with claimID and setting up my own claimID.

I don’t know how useful it is, but I think it is an interesting enough idea.


I was just wondering what you use for an e-mail spam blocking, filtering, etc. solution, if anything? I’m at the point where I’m willing to start using something. So, if you use anything, let me know what. Thanks.

R.I.P.: Byron Nelson

Golf legend Byron Nelson passed away today.

I was lucky enough to meet him twice. Both times at the PGA Show in Orlando, FL. But, one time is definitely more memorable than the other. It was probably 4-8 years ago, my memory isn’t that great with dates. Keep in mind that this is the major golf equipment exhibition in the world, attended by merchants, buyers and fans alike. These people are in golf and in the golf business. Byron Nelson was a legend. 52 wins (6th all time, behind only Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods), 5 majors. A record 11 wins in a row. He finished in the top 20 at an event 113 times. One of the greatest golfers of all time.

So, I look in the booklet and I see that Byron Nelson is signing. Byron Nelson is 85ish. He doesn’t have to sign, but he does. (He signed at the PGA Show more than once, evidenced by my meeting him twice and I’m sure he was there other times). Anyway, I see he is at the E. McGrath booth. They had a line in his name (nice shirts, I have several). So, we get close and I’m trying to see where it is and I don’t see anything. We find the booth and there is no line, so I’m not sure what’s going on. It was a small booth, so if there was more than 4 people there, they would have poked out of it.

I look inside the booth and there, sitting behind a table, with no one in front of him, is Byron Nelson. Freaking legend. I went up, got his autograph, thanked him and was on my way. But, I’ll never forget how there was no one there getting his autograph. I was astonished then, I’m astonished now. He was a piece of history, an icon in golf and, in everything I’ve ever seen and read, a great person. My thoughts and prayers are with those in his circle.

“I’m sorry I didn’t come across your little cable access show in Dubuque, Iowa. My cable box only goes up to 4,000.”

Classic (vulgar content).

KeySpan Digital Media Remote Control

I often use my PC to listen to music. Not just with headphones, but with speakers, etc. I had always changed the song with the mouse. But, last week, I was thinking “it would be great if I had a remote.” So, I started searching for some sort of PC remote. After a little bit of consideration, I picked up the KeySpan Digital Media Remote Control.

I got it 5 days or so ago and I wanted to try it for a few days before talking about it, but so far, so good. Works from a good range. The only thing I wish I could do is preset it to work with a specific application. If you forget to click on Winamp or if a window pops up (like a chat room), it takes the focus off Winamp, even if you had clicked it. It only works with the selected window. Maybe there is a way around this, but I am not aware of it. In any case, though, I like it.


I remember.

Prison Break

Why do I keep forgetting to watch this show? I started watching it midway through the last season and I watched every episode from that point on, if I recall. I like the show, I wanted to watch the show. We were still moving and I didn’t have the TV set up yet, so that is why I missed the first episode, but the last two, I just forgot. Argh. I have it written in my planner for next week. :)

Steve Irwin

Steve Irwin, know as The Crocodile Hunter, has died. I never watched much of his show, but of course, saw him on TV here and there. He seemed like a nice enough guy who enjoyed what he did. With all the things he did, to some, it wouldn’t seem that surprising that he died, but death at such an age is rarely anything but. I know I was surprised and saddened by it. His friends and family are in my thoughts and have my sympathy. Rest in peace.

Via Jared.