0 comments Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I got new wheels for my car! A friend of mine didn't want them anymore and gave me a deal.

I guess summer isn't so bad afterall!

2 comments Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Now, I'm sure everyone else in the United States has been experiencing job problems. For those who don't have any problems, congratulations on having a secure job.

For the rest of us, every day has a question of whether or not we'll be still be able to come to work the next day. I happened to land a job at a local music production company and work was steady until a few days ago.

I haven't worked for the past 2 days and while it's been awesome not having to wake up early, I still am not making any money.

Money isn't really crucial for me to keep surviving though, so I'm not that worried about it. I just feel bad for the rest of America and I'm sure that other people are going through the same problems that I am, only they depend on that job for their bread and butter.

Come on Obama.

0 comments Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Being on Christmas break really makes me miss college. I love being home though. All semester long I was looking forward to to the month off that I had coming up to be away from school and just relax at home. Though I like doing it, I still miss the people at college. I miss everyone being up until 2 or 3 in the morning then sleeping in way late the next day. Wait, I still do that here, just by myself :)

Things have been awesome on break though, and I hope everyone else is doing the same!

'tis the season.

0 comments Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I've recently really gotten into HDR photography. It's short for High Dynamic Range, and it captures some pretty amazing images.

It takes at least 3 different exposures of a scene and then you combine them all together for a picture that has a huge range of shadows and highlights...it's pretty awesome.

I took this tonight as the sun was setting here in Chattanooga:

Have a good week :)

2 comments Tuesday, October 7, 2008

They suck.

My best advice is to ignore them as long as possibly and you'll eventually get your studying done in plenty of time. It always works out that way, I promise.

2 comments Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Okay, so I was debating on whether or not to write this one, but I have decided that I should. Now, I'm not saying that I have a wireless router or anything. It's just that a lot of people have been asking me why they can't have one and that they wish they could have wireless internet in their dorms but the Universities "wireless" doesn't reach into their apartment, forcing them to use the dreadful Ethernet cable :( This makes us "on the go" college students very limited in how mobile we can be with our lovely computers.

This guide is also for those who can set up a wireless router with little to no effort. You need to be able to password protect it and know how to name it.

So, I'll try to keep it as simple as I can and explain how you can setup and maintain a wireless router in your apartment. I must warn you though, if you get caught and your internet gets shut down, don't complain to me. This is just for informational purposes and I am in no way suggesting that you do it.

Now that that is out of the way, lets get to how to actually do this.

First, you'll need a wireless router that is capable of changing the MAC (Media Access Control) address. Most routers these days are capable of this, so you don't really need to worry.

They usually come with a "setup" disc. Don't worry about this...it only really complicates things. Look at the user manual and find out what the IP address of your specific router is.

We'll use a Netgear router for our example:

First open up your favorite web browser and type in the IP address of the router, this most likely being a address, into the address bar of the web browser. You will then be prompted to insert the host name and password of the router to connect to it. Once this is done your screen should look as follows:

Take a look a the bottom where it says "Router MAC Address"

This is what defines the router as a router and this is how the university knows that you have a router running. Which, in turn, disables your internet :)

You're going to want to change this to the MAC address of your computer. To do this, go to "Start" (for Windows users) and search for "cmd prompt"

Then, type in "ipconfig /all" and hit Enter.
You should see something like this:

Look at the one labeled "Ethernet Adapter" and then go to the line that says "Physical Address". This is your computers MAC address. In this case, it is "00-A0-C9-5D-1A-C7"

Take your computers MAC address go back to your routers page. Go to "Use this MAC address" and type in the digits you just found.

Doing this will make your router appear as a computer on the schools network, therefore not identifying itself as a router. :)

Another thing you will want to do is go to the "Wireless Settings" page:

Go to where it says "Allow broadcast of name (SSID)" and UNCHECK this. This will make your network not appear to those around you and in order to find it you will have to know the exact name of it and it's password.

Like I said, you shouldn't do this if you don't know exactly what you are doing as you could find yourself with no internet and having to go to the Technology center to get it fixed!

I'm glad I could inform you though...enjoy.


Hollywood Undead-Swan Songs.

They're a band that not that many people have heard of and they deserve to get big. Check out their music on iTunes and I think you'll be impressed by their lyrical ability. They've been on the scene for about 3 years now and this is their first album. Before this they would release random singles on their Myspace and their fan base (including me) loved it.

Give them a listen.