Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Google Voice

I just got a new Google Voice account. The phone number is 630-551-TOPH (8674). It will forward to my cell and work - good for me since my cell gets poor reception at work.

You can also click on the link below and Google will call you and then connect the call to me.

It is free too! You can get an account here.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Directions to our New House

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Bike Ride

I went on my first bike ride of the season, and I got to try out RunKeeper on my iPhone.  It was just a short ride to 4 Lakes and back, check out the map:

Friday, March 20, 2009

Calf Part 11

Sorry for the lack of updates, but, this has been a case of no news is good news. I wore my compression sleeve all day, every day, for most of January and February, and it seems to have made a difference.

I'm playing quite a bit of volleyball without issue these days. For example, last Sunday I played 7 matches of playoff volleyball on a hard court surface, and then 3.5 matches of league play on sand later that night. Then Monday I played 4 matches of playoff hard court. It was a little swollen, and slightly more purple then my other leg, but, not bad. If anything, I'd say my knees are in slightly more pain then my calf/ankle.

If I don't have any further updates here you can assume I've had no set-backs - knock on wood.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Amy and Toph take a Cruise with Sam and Pat

81 Best Pictures or All 524 Pictures


  Toph Boogie Boarding, Amy Rock Climbing

  Leaving St Martin: 1, 2

  Staff Juggling on Flow Rider

Friday, March 13, 2009


I recently found a great website for organizing trips - TripIt. All you have to do is forward them the e-mail you get from providers (air, hotel, car, etc) and they organize it and present a nice summary on the web. They also have a slick version formatted for mobile browsers. And they have an iCal feed so the info automatically appears on my calendars, and thus are synced to my phone. They even sync to Expensd for expense tracking. Check it out!

Here is a "blog badge" for my activity there. I might permanently put it in my sidebar, but, for now you can see it here.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Changing Mac OS X Web Server Root Directory

This is hardly the first post on the topic... but I'm documenting this more for my own sake than anyone elses.

First, create a backup of httpd.conf:

ditto /etc/httpd/httpd.conf /etc/httpd.conf.bak

Then open it in vi:

sudo vi /etc/httpd/httpd.conf

Find the line that reads:

DocumentRoot "/Library/WebServer/Documents"

Change it to something like:

DocumentRoot "/Volumes/Mac/Web"

Use something like this to confirm the changes in the file after saving:

more httpd.conf | grep DocumentRoot

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