“Techs”


I have never understood why people call them selves a “tech” when calling Tech Support but moments later they are unsure what your talking about.. Example: Customer calls in with their “Tech” and are having issues getting online, when I asked the “tech” if the phone cable is plugged into the wall the answer I get is, “Well, there isn’t a plug on the wall big enough for the cable” !!!!!? Turns out he was attempting to plug the Ethernet (Cat-5) into a phone jack (RJ-11), which will never ever work.. Upon further investigation he hadn’t even checked to see if the phone cable was plugged in.

Here is a lesson (Free of charge I might add) in DSL Troubleshooting.

1. Make sure your DSL Router has power and has a green power light

2. Verify that your cables are correct, i.e. check the phone cable between the wall and the DSL router. Check it for faults or loose connections. At this point its wise to check to see if the DSL line has dial tone, simply plugging a phone into this line. Also, check the cable between your computer and this device or your LAN Router to ensure its plugged in on both ends.

3. Most DSL Routers will have a DSL light on them, in most cases (not all) that DSL light will be solid. If that light is slow flashing, unplug the power and wait 15 seconds, then plug the power back in. If after about 1 – 2 minutes your service isn’t working, call your support.

4. If the DSL light is solid, there might be an Internet light (depending on the router and the type of service you have, this light might be off) and its solid, you should be on line. If you aren’t it’s time to move onto your LAN Router (Such as Linksys, D-Link, Netgear..Just to name a few) at which point you should call the manufacturer that makes your LAN Router.

Just an F.Y.I. to would be Techs.

Thanks for reading!

Dan

I never knew I would enjoy bike rides this much.


It might be the feeling of wind flying by as I ride off, or just the sights and smells of nature when I ride, but I really enjoy going on bike rides. When I was a kid, I used to ride bikes everywhere, it was the main mode of transportation lol. Now I have a car, but in order to cut back some of the money we spend on gas, we got bikes. I’m hoping to get into shape well enough to be able to ride our bikes to a lot of the simple places we go; like places we wouldn’t need to haul something back. I would really love to be able to ride our bikes to a place like Jamba Juice or a coffee shop and then sit and enjoy our drink and then ride back.

I’m excited to see where these two wheels take me 🙂

Thanks for reading!

Dan

Went on another bike ride.


Kelly and I decided to head out for a ride tonight, went great! the route we took had a few hills in it but it didn’t hurt us too much. Kel and I took a few stops to drink water and let our legs recover. All in all, i think this will be the route we take from now on.

Created by My Tracks on Android.

Total Distance: 4.06 km (2.5 mi)
Total Time: 25:50
Moving Time: 19:30
Average Speed: 9.42 km/h (5.9 mi/h)
Average Moving Speed: 12.49 km/h (7.8 mi/h)
Max Speed: 27.90 km/h (17.3 mi/h)
Min Elevation: 53 m (173 ft)
Max Elevation: 73 m (240 ft)
Elevation Gain: 81 m (265 ft)
Max Grade: -1 %
Min Grade: -4 %
Recorded: Sat Jun 25 17:25:42 PDT 2011
Activity type: road biking

Check out our track here

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Dan

Rockin’ it.


When I was a kid, I had dreams of being one of the people behind some wildly crazy event. I pretty much lived that dream when I did the lights for LSM Camp 2008. We arrived at Twin Rocks Camp and I asked Dave Owen where I should put certain lights and he said, “Do what you think will look good, it’s yours to do.” I took creative control and ran with it. In the end this is what I came up with.

You can’t see the truss that is above the screens very well, but it has lights on it and then the closer truss has lights that are facing the stage to provide adequate light. On the reverse side you can see lights pointing down to the chairs (We later pointed those up to the ceiling to provide “house lighting”

When that week was over I had developed quite the itch to do stuff like that again. Dave had asked me to do lights for “Fight Of Your Life“… I don’t really know if I could handle the schedule they keep, get there in the morning and start setting up, then do a show or two and then stay there until 1 or 2 am tearing it all down. That is harsh.

It has been a few years since the LSM Camp, and I really want to get back into the swing of things and do lights and sound. I have already been the DJ for a few weddings, but mostly just audio with no lights. I have just about two months until my sister-in-law’s wedding, which I am doing lights and sound for the reception as well as the guy who informs people of when things are happening.

So, for this to all happen I need some stuff. Most of which I already have. I have two 12 inch Phonic speakers that will act as sub woofers, I will be getting two 15 inch phonic speakers to be the main speakers. I already have a powered amp, and I am getting a second one to handle the subs, which can also double as another set of mains. I have a single Behringer powered speaker for the wedding, I will be getting a second one pretty soon.

On to lights. 🙂 My favorite part! I will be getting two J-Six Dual LED maybe three, it all depends. I’m not really sure what else I’m getting light wise… So many choices! It will be insane though 😀

I have created a page that lists what I have for DJ Equipment, so you can see it. Up top under “DJ”.

Thanks for reading!

Dan

1966 VW Bug


I bought this car when I was 18 and had it until I was 21. I should have hung on to this car. I miss driving it. :-

1600cc engine. It was air cooled so no need to worry about it freezing up in the winter. Your A/C?… Windows down at 55mph 😛