A son and his father

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Those who know me very well, rarely if ever hear me talk about my father. However when I do I feel that my words convey how proud I am of most of the things that he has done in his life. To recap a little, he has always had a very strong work ethic, and probably should have been an early case study for work-a-holics. For many many years he worked for Hewlett Packard designing computer boards for medical equipment.

NEWS: OSTicket 1.7 RC6 released

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As I predicted a couple days ago on the osTicket forums, just minutes ago osTicket 1.7 RC6 was released. This release candidate addresses many bugs that were reported from previous released as well as a host of [unnamed] enhancements and improvements. Although Peter said that RC5 was likely to be the last RC nearly 3 weeks ago we hope this will be the last RC release before the long awaited stable.

Who Knew

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So I was bored tonight waiting for my roommate to get home so that we could go to dinner. I had this idea for a Doctor Who logo image thingy... and started playing with an existing logo. This is version 2 after I did some touch ups.

Doctor Who - Who Knew

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Realms Aid V

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This year Realms Aid will be making a come back in the Realms Community! This just posted on realmsnet and on realmsaid.org

Realms Aid V

Event starts at 11:00 AM, on Sunday September 15, 2013.
Event ends at 6:00 PM, on Sunday September 15, 2013.
Site opens at 10:00 am and closes at dusk
Place: Greely Park (big) - Nashua, NH.
Cost: $6 paid pre-reg, $10 at the door.
Pre-registration: None Required.

XBMC 12 : Advanced Launcher : Netflix no sound fix

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So since I updated to XBMC 12 (Frodo) Netflix hasn't worked quite right. It would load, it would stream, but it wouldn't play sound, and well thats a game stopper.

I have sound in XBMC. If I logged over to the desktop I have sound when I open a webbrowser and load youtube.com to play something. But if XBMC is running (either by launching it from the desktop or booting into it) I wouldn't get any sound when using Advanced Launcher to load Netflix.

Translating osTicket into your native language. [Part 1]

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UPDATE 3/18/2013: Peter has announce that 1.8 will have language support.

The great thing about open source programs is that you are free to modify the source how ever you want. This means that if a project is released in English and its not your native language you can change it.

Unwritten (Graphic Novels) a recommendation

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Yesterday I got a package in the mail from Amazon containing Unwritten volumes 1 through 4. Strangely enough this is the first time that I have ever ordered something that Amazon has suggested for me, and DAMN I am so glad that I did! The basic premise of where the story starts can be summarized as: "If J.K. Rowling has a son named Harry, and wrote her now uber famous books Harry Potter books using his likeness, and then disappeared mysteriously.... what would come next?". Although the Harry Potter analogy seemingly fits in an interview with the author Mike Carey (published over at scifipulse.net) he is quoted as saying:

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