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Busy weekend. Yesterday I cleaned out the garage again - a car can once again fit inside. Barely. I also got some parts back on the snow blower that had been off when I was working on it. Unfortunately, while it started and ran the first time I tried, I couldn't get it to stay running a few hours later. Maybe I'll take another look in the fall...

I thought I'd ping TDS about WiMAX since I had not heard anything new. I got this:
I had our WiMAX team look into your question about expanding WiMAX in the Lakeside St. area. According to the team, that area is not up for immediate expansion, but because of your inquiry, they are now looking at it.
I guess nobody thought to "look at it" when I was calling them daily about DSL and phone problems.

Oh - a family of robins built a nest on the light for back yard. The hungry babies are very cute.

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As of yesterday, I'm now officially an Internet developer. Well, I received the Internet Developer Certificate from MATC, anyway. I'm still going to take one more class in the program in the fall, but hopefully this should help with my future endeavors.

Yesterday I took some chicken out for dinner, but didn't really know how I wanted to cook it. On a whim I decided I would try to pan fry it, which turned out amazingly well. I just sprinkled on some BBQ rub, dredged the pieces in flour (with a little salt and pepper mixed in) and fried in canola oil, about 6 minutes each side. I guess I did something right, because it was juicy, tasty and crispy. Even the piece I reheated in the microwave today for lunch was good. Add another page to Luke's cookbook.

I'm flying down to Little Rock for a night at the end of the month for work. Long story short, somebody needs to personally deliver a hard drive back to Madison, and since I'm working on the project, I was given the chance to go. I won't have much time to bum around, but I figured it is some place I've never been, it's a few days off of work, and it's free, so I really couldn't go wrong.

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That was a well-plotted piece of non-claptrap that never made me want to retch.

It has come to my attention that the entire series of MacGyver is now available for viewing online. I've watched a few episodes so far, and well, it's a little more corny than I remember it being when I was a kid. That said, it's still kind of fun to see Mac get himself out of the jams he gets himself into. And considering I didn't start watching it originally until a few seasons in, I've got some catching up to do.

Classic corny Pete quote: "What is MacGyver *doing*?!"

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DOB 2/16/79. I'm a web developer at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. I like lots of old music, including The Who. I spend a lot of time working with computers. And my favorite TV show (when I actually decide to watch TV, that is), obviously, is The Simpsons.

In May 2002 I officially graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BS in computer science. In 1997 (man that seems like a long time ago) I graduated from Washington Park HS. Yes, I know, that site isn't very impressive, and no, I haven't touched it for several years.

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One of the best experiences I have ever had was on a trip called Western Field Studies. This is a 33 day adventure throughout the western United States. Students travel on a school bus to national parks, monuments, forests, and places of historical interest and camp out (in tents or under the stars). I was a part of trip 25, which took place in the summer of 1996. A first for WFS was we took along a laptop computer and kept up a web site. That link will take you to the 1996 site, where there is a link to the current site.