What is your Pirate Name

Your pirate name is:

Dirty Morty Rackham

You're the pirate everyone else wants to throw in the ocean -- not to get rid of you, you understand; just to get rid of the smell. You have the good fortune of having a good name, since Rackham (pronounced RACKem, not rack-ham) is one of the coolest sounding surnames for a pirate. Arr!

What is yours????


Independent Game Award Winner – GISH

I found this interesting new game called Gish, its a little tricky to learn how to move around in the game, but once you get the hang of it. Its little puzzles and tricks to move around become quite fun.

Here is what the publisher says about it...

Gish isn't your average hero, in fact he's not your average anything.. see Gish is a ball of tar. A Sunday stroll with his lady friend Brea goes awry when a shadowy figure emerges from an open man hole and pulls Brea into the ground below. Following Brea's calls for help Gish suddenly finds himself in the subterranean sewers of Dross, a long forgotten city filled with twisting corridors, evil traps and some of the most demented creatures imaginable.
With his gelatinous structure as his only means of defense Gish must follow the echoing cries of his damsel in distress deep into the earth bellow. What freakish creatures dwell in this subterranean land? Who is Brea's captor? And just how far down does the rabbit hole go?
Life isn't easy when you're a 12 pound ball of tar...

Immediately after ordering Gish you will be sent a keycode and download instructions!

Gish features includes:

  • Dynamic Physics and Real-time Lighting
  • Destructible environment
  • Over 30 Story levels
  • Over 20 Collection levels
  • 3 unique VS. mode levels
  • Many hidden "secrets"
  • Over 10 different types of Enemies

  • Several "Super Secret" Levels


Glowing Popsicles

For my next pre-party I think these will be cool... then everyone can have little raver sticks after eating their popsicles...

Glowing Popsicles


Luau Party 2004

OK, I still need to post some of my pictures... and movies from the Luau Party 2004 at Meiko and Phill's. The fire spinners were cool, the awsome music, and the way naughty tatoo contest.

I need to get pictures from Karly and Kevin...

Brad's Pictures

Nici's Pix


Labyrinth of Jareth 2004

I didn't goto this party, but there are several pictures from the crowd that did. 🙂

Nici's Pix

wyngdlyon's pix


Web sites should disclose if their server is infecting others?

I have to agree with this commentary about the recent outbreak of hacked IIS servers, where the machines were setup to infect unsuspecting web users. They haven't listed name, but picture if you will, that this web server had been infected or hacked, and an attack was installed on it that could infect YOUR computer with out you having to do anything but visit this site. Would you be upset, if I found out about the problem, should I tell you... am I obligated to tell you? I know what I would do, and its not what all these commercial sites did... and say NOTHING.


My favorite Sushi place

Meiki Japanese Restaurant

9823 Carroll Canyon Road, San Diego, CA 92131

(858) 566-0206

Cooked spicy roll... closed for lunch on saturday and sunday. And closed Sunday nights. Open usually til 9pm.

For some reason I keep spelling it Meike. 🙁

EDO Sushi

8895 Towne Centre Dr, San Diego, CA, 92122

(858) 457-4455

Near UTC


San Diego Traffic Speed Report

Is a great site to figure out the speed of traffic on I-5 north, or the 15.


Is a great site to figure out the speed of traffic on I-5 north

or the 15."


Run as Normal User – Windows SUDO steps

I found a couple articles about how to configure your home system so that you don't have to be logged in as administrator on a daily basis, and then can launch specific applications as Administrator only when you need them. This is known in the computing world as a GOOD way to do things. Sadly most Windows applications require you to be Administrator to install software, and don't give you an option to provide an additional login/password (like when you join a machine to a domain). Here are the links and the key ways to setup applications to run as Administrator.

I wish that .CPLs and .MSCs were smarter about normal users. I want to be a normal user, open a Control Panel applet, and have it prompt me for credentials if needed. Same thing for the administrative tools. I am going to create these as "Shortcuts" and put them in my user directory, and instead of Administrator, us %SUDOUSER% environment variable, so that I can set it per machine I'm on. Having CPL's and MSC's prompt for an elevated account would solve these problems. Sigh.

Here's what I do instead.

Control Panel
I create a set of shortcuts in a folder called “Control Panel”:

      runas.exe /user:Administrator "control access.cpl"

I even set the icon by pointing it back at the .CPL file.Administrative Tools
I do something similar with a folder called “Administrative Tools”:

      runas.exe /profile /user:Administrator "mmc %windir%\System32\compmgmt.msc"

Both folders go into the “Admin Tools“ folder, along with:

CMD w/ network

      runas.exe /env /user:Administrator "runas.exe /user:%USERDOMAIN%\%USERNAME% /env /netonly \"cmd\""

There’s a bug in Windows XP where certain controls running in this mode just won’t paint. It seems to be fixed in Windows Server 2003. Don’t know about Windows XP SP2.


      runas.exe /env /user:Administrator "cmd"

Explorer w/ network.
Enable “Launch folder windows in a separate process”, as both yourself & Administrator.

      runas.exe /env /user:Administrator "runas.exe /user:%USERDOMAIN%\%USERNAME% /env /netonly \"explorer\""

Task manager

      runas.exe /user:Administrator taskmgr.exe


      runas.exe /user:Administrator regedit.exe –m

The Admin Tools folder then becomes a toolbar on my taskbar. With all this in place, I can get by as a normal user.