Archive for October, 2006

Gas Guzzler? 

I have a ’87 GMC Sierra pickup truck, a 3/4 ton with a 454 engine, so it’s not surprising that I don’t get very good gas mileage with it. Well, recently I learned how to overhaul an engine by using the truck as the guinea pig. My brother-in-law is really good at this, so I […]

Webmin Vulnerability 

So I recently found out about a vulnerability in the popular system administration web interface program, webmin. I personally don’t use webmin, nor do I like it, since I think if you are going to have a linux server, you or someone you pay to administer it for you should have the skills necessary to […]

Patriot Games 

So I just finished reading the book, “Patriot Games”, by Tom Clancy.  I’ve been reading it for a couple of weeks now, I haven’t been able to sit down and read a book straight through for many years now, but as I got closer to the end, I just had to read it to the […]


So I am building a new website now for my family to use, so I’m trying out Mambo, an open source content management system. So far I have installed it once with the sample content and once without. I wish there was something in between. The site without any sample data, should still have the […]

Cleaning the Swamp Cooler 

So yesterday I cleaned out the swamp cooler and prepared it for Winter.  I realized that this is something that is pretty specific to Utah and the surrounding states.  I don’t remember ever seeing them anywhere else that I have lived.  So when you winterize a swamp cooler, you remove all the water from the […]