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  • Archive for June, 2006

    KIR Bend Style

    Sunday, June 18th, 2006

    For those of you who aren’t quite so hip to gaper lingo: KIR = Keep It Real

    The orginal plan for this weekend was to head south to Mt. McLoughlin to shred some gnar, but with a road trip to PDX in the near future we decided to ’stay local’ and enjoy all the Bend has to offer.

    Saturday
    After chubbing down at the og-original pancake house, we cruised over to becky’s school for her to finish her end of year duties. I decided to go for a little exploratory jog down the fancy new east Deschutes River Trail. Though this trail truly isn’t new, it has been developed a bit more, and is now being discovered by throngs of river fans after the opening of the new footbridge near Pine Ridge Elementary.

    The run was quite fun, and I amazingly didn’t run into (no pun intended) many people on the trail. On the west (old) side of the river trail, the Deschutes River Ramble was going on (Sierra and I won our class last year in this race… out of all 2 people in our age class).

    We then took the mutts to the Big Sky Dogg park and let them chill out in the irigation canals after chasing all the poor creatures in the park.

    Then… we went home, hoped on the bikes and sent to the BITE o Bend at the Old Mill District. Since neither of us are big fans of crowds, we snuck into the theater to take in an excellent viewing of Nacho Libre. For fans of Napoleon Dynamite-esque humor, this show is a must see, and Jack Black does a fine job of being a Mexican Wreslter/Friar Boy.

    SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY
    Sunday we actually brought along the camera to document the day’s sickness. First on the docket was a hike up bachy for some end of the year turns. I was pretty surprised by the ammount of snow that the rain has taken off the sisters. The ‘normal’ ski line down South Sister is looking rather thin:

    Sisters

    We brought Sierra along for the hike, and she had quite the good time:

    Becky and Sierra

    Little black doggie near Pine Marten Lodge:
    Super Goobies!

    After some Taj Palace chub, some nappage, and giving Chubnook a walk, we were ready for the encore to the mornings outdoor fun so we loaded Bonnie Boat on the truck and headed down to Slough Camp on the Deschutes to do some paddling:

    Tool Time
    So not a flattering picture of us^^

    How about a prettier one:
    Canoe the Deschutes

    All in all it was an excellent day, and a super way to end a perfect weekend.


    Say it ain’t so Bill!

    Thursday, June 15th, 2006

    Gates stepping down from full-time Microsoft role | Tech News on ZDNet
    Wow.


    la familia decarli

    Thursday, June 15th, 2006

    DeCarli.com Home
    My cousin Bob (whom I haven’t seen in a very very long time) has built a website about my Mom’s side of the family. There is an older picture of me, Becky, and Chinook the wundermutt on top of South Sister where we are described as ‘outdoor types’! I’m honored to be considered an outdoor type… a much better tag than indoor type, or doesn’t like fresh air type, or smells bad and freaks people out type.

    Anyhow, there is all sorts of stuff about that side of my family up there which hails from Humboldt County California… and no, they aren’t harvesters.
    HI MOM!


    going, going, gone.

    Thursday, June 15th, 2006

    Quick update on the Vista forray. Although it has a really pretty UI, and some kinda-sorta cool features; the slow performance, and BSOD everytime I try to sleep my laptop drove me back to old WinXP.

    I would be hard pressed to list 5 reasons why someone who has a stable PC running XP would want to upgrade to Vista. For the average user (web, email, office) there is really no reason to upgrade in my mind… I fear this will create further woes for MS as adoption rate of the latest Windows offering will probably be limited to new PC’s.

    I will probably upgrade the media center once a stable version arrives, but till then… no more free beta testing from this ex-tech-tester.


    you’re my boy blue…

    Friday, June 9th, 2006

    muhahahha… screen of death! not since the days of nt4 have I experienced so many frequent visits from the BSOD!

    Vista likes to inform me that there seems to be a problem with one of my device drivers (ya think?) and likes to send my error logs back to Redmond. I like to envision that somewhere within the walls of Bill, so engineer is scouring my dump logs, but alas, this is a pipe dream and I am stuck with the BSOD! Lets see another shot because it is so sexy!

    Dirty Grrl! ohhh yeah, i like it when you crash like that and i have to pull my battery out of the notebook to reboot.

    I am proud to say that my efficiencies with windows has reached a new zenith since being powered by Vista!


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