Driveway damage

A trash truck (the kind that handles commercial dumpsters) decided to take a turn into our driveway, resulting in some damaged asphalt. The “yard stick” in these pictures is actually 48” long. All together, it looks like we need to replace about 95 linear feet of driveway to fix it “right”.

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(more pics behind the cut)

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End of an era

Finally moving the last pieces off of the old server.

 

iad1# uname -a
     FreeBSD iad1.tubas.net 6.4-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 6.4-PRERELEASE #6: Mon Oct 13 13:49:11 EDT 2008
root@iad1.tubas.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/FILBERT  i386
iad1# uptime
     12:59PM  up 618 days,  7:50, 1 user, load averages: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
iad1# shutdown -p now

Shutdown NOW!

 *** FINAL System shutdown message from travisd@iad1.tubas.net ***
System going down IMMEDIATELY
System shutdown time has arrived

618 days without a reboot!  Unfortunately, that was partially due to being worried that if I did any significant upgrades or even just a reboot, that it wouldn’t come back. Once I have the box back in my possession, I’ll be curious to see what shape it’s in. Sadly, this also marks the shutdown of the last real FreeBSD box. The home firewall is still BSD based, but I don’t count that…

 

Tubas Relay For Life

[Edit: Tubas won! ]

 

Trumpets vs. Tubas — Who Will Raise More in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life?

The Trumpets and Tubas of the UMD Band are participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life on campus this weekend, and in the midst of raising money for a great cause, they are competing to see which section can raise more money!

Mike Andrews of the Tuba Team has posted a video on You Tube explaining “why the Tubas relay, and why people should donate to us instead of the trumpets.” He is inviting the us to watch their video, and if you enjoy it, to donate to the Tuba Team.

To be fair, and because all money raised is for a great cause, he also passed along the Trumpet Team information.

(Videos after the cut)

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Welcome to Daytona

This is what I ended up driving thru upon arriving in Florida.

I was basically where the words “winter springs” are on the map… Listening to the tornado warnings interrupt every song on the radio…