Friday, March 28, 2008

Disable bell/beep when using Exceed.

I've always been annoyed when I use Hummingbird's Exceed program that the beep (bell) sound is horribly loud. Well, I've been listening to music via headphones while doing testing and I almost crapped my pants when the bell went off in my ears... It was so frigging loud!

So, I did some research and found that in order to fix this, it's actually a change on the server (what I call the server) side.

So, I ssh to the Solaris system from my WinXP system. Then I run ' &' such that the GUI I need is displayed back to my WinXP system. It turns out that I need to run 'xset -b b 0' (Also could use xset -b b off).

Viola! No more opportunities to crap my pants by scaring myself.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Germany and Paris Family Vacation 2008

Hey there everyone, just wanted to share with you all the things we did on our trip a couple weeks ago.
We departed on Saturday February 23rd and started our long day/night of travel. We got off to a pretty good start and only forgot one item at home. Luckily, we caught it early enough that Gary was able to do a double trip back to the airport for us.

Feb 23, Saturday: Depart MSP...
Feb 24, Sunday: arrive, Burg Nanstein Castle, Landstuhl
Feb 25, Monday: Kaiserslautern, Brats, Imbiss, Pastries, Church
Feb 26, Tuesday: Koblenz to Mainz, Rhein, Mosel, Bacharach, Hostel - great views, Pictures of castle across the river, lunch @ Königsbacher Brauerei, Mainz - dinner at Eisgrub Brau
Feb 27, Wednesday: Burg Trifels - Annweiler, Barbarossa
Feb 28, Thursday: Black Forest, Triberg, Waterfall, Hubert Herr, House of 1000 clocks.
Feb 29, Friday: Day off
Mar 1, Saturday: Heidelberg, Castle, shopping, old bridge, neckar river, cute skirt
Mar 2, Sunday: Tim and Susan to Burg Rheinstein, weiss rose - lunch, desert, capuccino, 3pm old ladies, Henry with mike/meg/jan
Mar 3, Monday: Off - Mike was heading out to Albania and forget his passport so we took it to the Frankfurt Airport for him.
Mar 4, Tuesday: Drove to Paris -> Notre Dame, Hippopotamus, Eiffel Tower at night, Henry fell asleep while walking around the green-space near the tower.
Mar 5, Wednesday: Louvre - Mona Lisa; Lunch in "Garden de Tuileries" at outdoor cafe - Wine, Quiche; Carousel Ride; Arch de Triomph - Walked to top for panoramic view; Back to Notre Dame to exchange book for correct language version; Dinner at Quasi-modo Cafe - Lentils with my "french" food of pork ribs.
Mar 6, Thursday: Eiffel Tower - Walked to 2nd observation deck, crepes by carousel, Bosnian Women, Drove back to Ramstein
Mar 7, Friday: Day off for packing/rest. Party at "O" Club.
Mar 8, Saturday: 19+ hour travel day home