Found In the Woods

June 29, 2007

Wedding Bells

Filed under: Blogging — bsullivan @ 11:16 am

Andy & Kate are officially married. Last weekend, on the 23rd (also Kyle’s b-day) they were married at Christ Church Christiana Hundred in the Brandywine Valley. The ceremony was very nice and the reception was a blast. I left at 2am and the party was still going strong. Those Brits know how to have a good time. I miss so many folks from up in DE, it’s hard to leave them behind. The DE area is a special place to me – I really bonded with it when I was up there for school and the year afterwards. Maybe some day I’ll find myself living up there again. Who knows. Salut Andy & Kate! Click the photo below to view my collection of snapshots.


June 20, 2007

HOWTO: Structured Wiring

Filed under: Projects,Tech — bsullivan @ 9:54 am

Over the last couple years I wired my whole house up for Ethernet, Phone and Cable. It was a fun project and I learned a lot along the way. Photos of the install are up in my Gallery. I don’t post links too often, but on this subject, which can be very complicated (trust me) having a good how-to is very important. A friend is doing some network installation in his new home and I was poking around looking for things related to the process. Here is a great guide I found:

If anyone out there ever has questions or needs tips, please feel free to ask!

Best spam evar

Filed under: Blogging — bsullivan @ 7:56 am

My work email address gets tons of spam. This is what happens when you have a sub-par email server w/ mediocre (if any) spam filtering. This one really made me chuckle.

Chicks always laugh at me and even guys did in the WC toilets!
Well now I smile 🙂 at them because I took megadlk for 6 months
and now my disk is much bigger than NATION average piano size. :p
I bought that music disk from this store
league leaders United. Early strikes by Agger and Riise
said as protesters burned a picture of him.
points behind the leaders and needed a win to ensure a
Councilman: Buffalo, N.Y. police to stage “sickout”
a ball for Drogba, but the ensuing shot was off target.

How can the spammers make any money or sell anything if the spam makes no sense at all? These folks, along with meter maids and evil dictators are the scum of the earth.

June 19, 2007

Who doesn’t miss? Hunters, that’s who.

Filed under: Blogging — bsullivan @ 8:13 pm

Good gawd this made my day:

Patch day can be so painful…


Filed under: Blogging,WoW — bsullivan @ 11:06 am

Part of the responsibilities of my main character in Warcraft is to tank. This means that when we go into a battle, I stand up front, get the mob (monster, whatever) really angry with me so that he beats on me and no one else. I use every ability I have to get “aggro” or his attention and keep it on me. This allows the rest of my group to dump all of their effort into doing damage and whooping the mob’s arse. This can be stressful (if I lose aggro and the mob goes after another party member or if another mob comes into the fold, etc.) and difficult but I just love it. It’s probably the most appealing aspect of playing the class of Warrior to me and I look forward to the challenge in every instance.

Here’s a great guide on the WoW forums which lays out the philosophy of tanking and how to do it well. 

June 18, 2007

Be an early riser

Filed under: Blogging — bsullivan @ 11:15 am

Getting up at the breaka-breaka dawn has immense benefits to all of us, especially in terms of productivity, health and wellness. I have gone in and out of being an early riser but recently have been reminded of some solid, well-rounded reasons that I should get back in the habit. Primarily these reasons center around health – it has been nearly six years since I started my downward spiral from healthy to unhealthy, slimmer to fatter. I was going to the gym, biking to work, doing the Body-for-LIFE program (which worked a charm for me) and generally happier. Since then I’ve gained weight, more or less stopped exercising and relaxed my eating habits. My weight has climbed up while my habits went down the 2001 on the AT

So, being an early riser has become another goal of mine. Get to the gym, get on the bike, get outside, get active. It all starts early in the day. That’s where the real gold is. Let’s get back on it…