Monday, October 20, 2008

Paranoid Linux

A few resourceful people have begun to make a Linux distro that is modeled after the Linux distro Paranoid Linux, envisioned in Cory Doctorow's excellent novel Little Brother. The Alpha build was released on the 11th of October. It is still in a very Alpha state but it is a start to a very good idea. Check it out at

I think that this distro is a great idea. I am thinking that with oslrd or even Netsukuku this distribution could easily create an anonymous network seperated from the Internet. The distro is based on Ubuntu so I can even see a stripped down version that could run on a Linksys WRT54G that automatically create a p2p network with adjacent routers running the custom firmware. The possibilities are endless.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

12 of 12

I just started this little project where you are supposed to take and post 12 pictures on the 12th of every month. It is called the 12 of 12. So with the IVIG infusions in full swing I decided to take my camera along with me to the infusion center and take some pictures. The results can be seen at my Flickr 12 of 12 set for this Month.


Friday, September 26, 2008

Baby Sam's Blog

I have posted some pictures to Sam's own baby blog. You can check them out at
Let us know what you all think.


Hello World

Little Samuel Allison was born yesterday at 2:37pm. He weighed 6lbs 10oz (not bad for being 10 days early) and was 20" long. Here is a quick picture of him. I'll post more once I convert all the RAW formatted photos to something more web friendly.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

High Plains Drifter

One of my goals after getting better is to send this climb. It has some of the most amazing moves on it and tops out at around 35 feet. My hands are starting to sweat just thinking about it.

The photo is by amabelley from flickr hope they don't mind if I use it.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Taking a Little Time Off Bouldering (a.k.a. CIDP sucks)

Well I have had to take a little time off from climbing because I am lucky enough to have come down with a case of Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy. The short of it is my immune system has decided to attack my nervous system. I have lost a lot of muscle and have very little energy so climbing and sometimes even walking is out of the question. Being a chronic disease there is a chance I may never be able to climb at my previous levels ever again. So it looks like I may have to take up trad climbing ;) The good news is that I start treatment on Monday. I'm getting IVIG infusions and will have to spend some serious time hooked up to an IV for the next week. Luckily I will be able to work from the infusion center and that will keep my mind off the fact I am receiving hundreds if not thousands of other peoples antibodies. I will leave you with a few pictures I took while I was in Fiji a few years ago. Wish me luck!

A shot of a restaurant in Fiji.

If you can't tell already, I love sunset shots.

This little guy is an endagered iguana that lives on a single island off of Viti Levu in Fiji.