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Bigfoot/Sasquatch

Squatchin' with the Daughter: Expedition 1.

I’ve aways been fascinated with Bigfoot. I first learned of the creature when I was five years old, from a cousin who was eight. I hope you’ve all had a cousin like this one, who is just enough older than you that everything they do is cool, and there is no one in the world . . . → Read More: Squatchin’ with the Daughter: Expedition 1.

Bigfoot/Sasquatch

Squatchin' with the daughter: Background files - The Patterson/Gimlin film

If you’ve read any of the first three posts in the Squatchin with the daughter series, you may be wondering just what this “Patterson/Gimlin film” thing is.

Here is a fairly compressed version of the story:

The mid 1960’s were a very active and interesting time for those on the hunt for Bigfoot. One of . . . → Read More: Squatchin’ with the daughter: Background files – The Patterson/Gimlin film

Linux

Stitch MP4 files in Ubuntu

I recently found myself with a number of smaller MP4 video files that I really wanted to stitch together into a single, longer video. My first thought was to download one of the many highly capable video editors from the Ubuntu repositories. It turns out there is an even easier way:

First, you’ll need to . . . → Read More: Stitch MP4 files in Ubuntu

Linux

How my data survived a perfect storm of hard disk destruction...

I guess I knew it would have to happen eventually, even though I thought I had a pretty good program figured out.

Not long ago, two events happened in rapid succession that could have been completely catastrophic, but due to some prior planning, turned out to just be inconvenient.

A couple weeks ago, I went . . . → Read More: How my data survived a perfect storm of hard disk destruction…

Bigfoot/Sasquatch

New Patterson/Gimlin film images!

After a recent trip to NorCal with my daughter, I stumbled across some very interesting data that I hadn’t previously seen. Apparently, there was a SECOND camera present at the PG film event, and somehow, the footage from that camera has been lost (or, more likely HIDDEN) until now. Here are some of . . . → Read More: New Patterson/Gimlin film images!

Games and Gaming

Old Guy Plays Halo: Halo 3:ODST

Master Chief, of course, is an amazing guy.

He’s everything you want in an iconic lead character for an epic story.

Of course, you can’t expect one guy, no matter how amazing he actually is, to be an entire universe, all on his own.

After three Halo games focused on the Chief, Bungie studios offered . . . → Read More: Old Guy Plays Halo: Halo 3:ODST

Linux

Boot-repair: An incredibly useful tool for dual-booting Ubuntu and Windows;

As I have mentioned in a previous post, I recently picked up a new ultrabook. The first thing I did, of course, was to install Ubuntu 12.04.

As it turns out, the new computer uses UEFI (Here’s the Wikipedia Article on that). It also turns out that there is a bug in Ubuntu’s GRUB installer . . . → Read More: Boot-repair: An incredibly useful tool for dual-booting Ubuntu and Windows;

Linux

Upgrading Ubuntu Linux to a newer kernel version.

As part of installing Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Win7 on a new ultrabook, I discovered that, in order to get the touchpad working correctly, I would need to upgrade the Linux kernel from the current version (3.2.0-24) to the latest official stable release (3.4.6).

This turned out to be easier than I had feared.

(Caveat: if . . . → Read More: Upgrading Ubuntu Linux to a newer kernel version.

Linux

Is Linux ready for Prime Time?

I’ve been using Linux off and on for over a decade.

As I’ve written before, I love the idea of an open-source operating system. The idea is that, if it doesn’t do what you want, and you’ve got the chops, it is not only permissible, but actually encouraged to crack something open and make it . . . → Read More: Is Linux ready for Prime Time?

Games and Gaming

An old guy plays Halo: Part 1...

Part 1 – Halo: Reach

Last year I turned 41. My birthday present to myself: a brand new Xbox 360.

The games that had gotten me excited about Microsoft’s console were, in no particular order, Alan Wake, Mass Effect (the first one, which was a 360 exclusive), and any future iterations of the Fallout . . . → Read More: An old guy plays Halo: Part 1…