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Spring Break

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<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">The students are gone for a week and I can get the new desks installed in the computer lab. Monday was spent moving the old tables out of the way so the crew from grounds could paint. They are pretty fast. They also had plans for this week but were told Monday that the lab needed painting.<br />I have the monitors that need to be tossed sorted out and ready to go and I called a recycling place to take our stuff to. Its going to cost $6 for each monitor and 15 cents a pound for everything else. Kinda sorry we took all those old computers from Friendly's now, we didn't get many that were useful. I am hoping that I can setup at least one more POS from the pile to make it worth while.<br />Today I think I can get some of the new tables assembled and in place, maybe finish up tomorrow and then start running new cat5 for the 5 additional stations.</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://treaster.blogspot.com/2006/03/spring-break.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Updates and stuff

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<a href="img">http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6417/837/640/March_06%20022.jpg"><img style="CLEAR: all; FLOAT: left; MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; CURSOR: hand" alt="" src="http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6417/837/320/March_06%20022.jpg" border="0" /></a> This is a shot of the lab during spring break where we were building the new tables. They came in 4 boxes each - 25 tables = 100 boxes. What a chore that was. I have to say that the lab looks great now. I will upload more shots of the completed project shortly. <a href='http://picasa.google.com/blogger/' target='ext'><img src='http://photos1.blogger.com/pbp.gif' alt='Posted by Picasa' style='border: 0px none ; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;' align='middle' border='0' /></a><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://treaster.blogspot.com/2006/03/updates-and-stuff.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Picasa is fun

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<a href="img">http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6417/837/640/March_06%20021.jpg"><img style="CLEAR: all; FLOAT: left; MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; CURSOR: hand" alt="" src="http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6417/837/320/March_06%20021.jpg" border="0" /></a> I added one more table to the window side, giving us 5 there where only four had been.<br /><br />Here is a shot too of the new monitors we were able to purchase for the lab.<br /><br />Now all that's left is the cleanup.<a href="img">http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6417/837/640/March_06%20024.jpg"><img style="CLEAR: all; FLOAT: left; MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; CURSOR: hand" alt="" src="http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6417/837/320/March_06%20024.jpg" border="0" /></a> <br /><a href="img">http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6417/837/640/March_06%20025.jpg"><img style="CLEAR: all; FLOAT: left; MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; CURSOR: hand" alt="" src="http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6417/837/320/March_06%20025.jpg" border="0" /></a> <a href='http://picasa.google.com/blogger/' target='ext'><img src='http://photos1.blogger.com/pbp.gif' alt='Posted by Picasa' style='border: 0px none ; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;' align='middle' border='0' /></a><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://treaster.blogspot.com/2006/03/picasa-is-fun.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Live long and Prosper

by ptreaster In reply to The College IT Man - or T ...

<a href="img">http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6417/837/640/July22%20025.jpg"><img style="CLEAR: all; FLOAT: left; MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; CURSOR: hand" alt="" src="http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6417/837/320/July22%20025.jpg" border="0" /></a> It is Friday! This weekend looks to be really busy and I have meetings to go to as well. Should be interesting to see if I can get anything done that I should.<br />Most of the computer junk is gone, including a printer that I didn't want gone, and some things are still sitting outside by building that didn't get picked up. I guess I better get some helpers to do the work around here that needs getting done since the parties responsible for those things don't want to do them.<br />Paul D**n stripped out all the old cases I had, now I need to mess around with welding them together into some chairs and couches and end tables. That will be interesting to see how they come out. I will be putting pads on them after I paint the things. Need lamps too. And a tv stand.<br />What's with the picture? All things geek - need a Star Trek and/or Star Wars thingy in your office to make it inspirational and fun. I have posters from StarWars, Star Trek, Godzilla, and Cats and Dogs (that one is a loby poster!) on my walls. At work I have a couple Spiderman posters. I should put a couple Star Trek posters up too. Just to make it Geek worthy. I have my Darth Vader candy dish and R2D2 coffee mug there too. I guess that is geeky enough.<br />Just found another free software tool that I love called "autostreamer". Its purpose it to add the service packs to your xp cd files and make an ISO for you as well. And it works! The problem I was having before was that the cd I made would not boot or work correctly. With Autostreamer it works great! Now I can make slip streamed CDs of all the distros of XP for my workbench. There might be a way to add other updates too and I will find that out as I go. <a href='http://picasa.google.com/blogger/' target='ext'><img src='http://photos1.blogger.com/pbp.gif' alt='Posted by Picasa' style='border: 0px none ; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;' align='middle' border='0' /></a><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://treaster.blogspot.com/2006/03/live-long-and-prosper.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Hey, trailers

by ptreaster In reply to The College IT Man - or T ...

<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mission Impossible III is coming and no way of stopping it. So just playing around, I copied the code and here is the trailer.<br />
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<embed align="middle" bgcolor="000000" flashvars="flvBaseClip=2710579" height="265" name="efp" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" quality="high" src="http://www.ifilm.com/efp" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="328" />
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Just for the day

by ptreaster In reply to The College IT Man - or T ...

<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<blockquote>Let no man think to kill sin with few, easy, or gentle strokes. He who hath once smitten a serpent, if he follow not on his **** until it be slain, may repent that ever he began the quarrel. And so he who undertakes to deal with sin, and pursues it not constantly to the death.<br />
<br />John Owen<br />http://www.johnowen.org/<br />Biography-Website</blockquote>
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<br />Today I show a class how to incorporate video into worship. This isn't going to be easy as I have a difficult time getting the old folks in church to embrace the joy of video worship. Its different, its too "rocky" (anything but the old bar room panio) or maybe its too loud. So turn it down and they complain they couldn't hear it.<br />But I shall do the class and hope that maybe these students aren't in a dying church and can use the talents that God gave them. Is my computer skills "knowledge" or a gift from God? I tend to think that God has given me the gift to do computer stuff and that in turn increases my knowledge. Either way, its from God and God alone. So if I do not use it for His glory, I do what is wrongful and that doesn't help the Body of Christ. I spend lots of time making the slides for the songs and yet people still open the hymn books and sing out of them instead. The Pastor stills tells people to open thier books, so they obey. But this may take some time to overcome habit and custom and tradition. I so much want to see our neighbors come to services and hear the gospel, but if we are so stuck in the past with something as stupid as music, then it may be all in vain. People like music that appeals to them. My goodness people, if a place like Ross Corners can do a praise band and stuff in the evening service, then we who are not so "traditional" should wake up and smell the coffee.<br />The fact of the matter is that the older members are the ones who support the financial part of the church. They have lost perspective and want to make the church service stay the way they like it, from the early 40s. But until they see that their job or duty isn't to keep things they way they always have been, but to teach the younger Christians how to be holy and live a life that honors God. Those principles transcend generational and cultural differences simply because the truth is timeless. Traditions pass away, hopfully.</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://treaster.blogspot.com/2006/04/just-for-day.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Destruction

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<A HREF='IMG">http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6417/837/640/2006_04_27%20042.jpg'><IMG SRC='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6417/837/320/2006_04_27%20042.jpg' border=0 alt='' style='clear:all;float:left;margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; cursor:hand'></A> <br />If this works, you have a video of the tear-down of the old Jailhouse behind the Chatlos building. If not, you have a short description of nothing. <a href='http://picasa.google.com/blogger/' target='ext'><img src='http://photos1.blogger.com/pbp.gif' alt='Posted by Picasa' style='border: 0px none ; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;' align='middle' border='0' /></a><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://treaster.blogspot.com/2006/04/destruction.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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More Destruction

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<A HREF='IMG">http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6417/837/640/2006_04_27%20021.jpg'><IMG SRC='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6417/837/320/2006_04_27%20021.jpg' border=0 alt='' style='clear:all;float:left;margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; cursor:hand'></A> <br /><A HREF='IMG">http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6417/837/640/2006_04_27%20026.jpg'><IMG SRC='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6417/837/320/2006_04_27%20026.jpg' border=0 alt='' style='clear:all;float:left;margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; cursor:hand'></A> <br /><A HREF='IMG">http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6417/837/640/2006_04_27%20032.jpg'><IMG SRC='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6417/837/320/2006_04_27%20032.jpg' border=0 alt='' style='clear:all;float:left;margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; cursor:hand'></A> <br /><A HREF='IMG">http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6417/837/640/2006_04_27%20038.jpg'><IMG SRC='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6417/837/320/2006_04_27%20038.jpg' border=0 alt='' style='clear:all;float:left;margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; cursor:hand'></A>  <a href='http://picasa.google.com/blogger/' target='ext'><img src='http://photos1.blogger.com/pbp.gif' alt='Posted by Picasa' style='border: 0px none ; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;' align='middle' border='0' /></a><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://treaster.blogspot.com/2006/04/more-destruction.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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End of School Year

by ptreaster In reply to The College IT Man - or T ...

<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<blockquote>In God I have put my trust; <br />I will not be afraid. <br />What can man do to me? <br />Vows made to You are binding upon me, O God; <br />I will render praises to You, <br />For You have delivered my soul from death. <br />Have You not kept my feet from falling, <br />That I may walk before God <br />In the light of the living? <br />Psalm 56:11-13 <br />
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<br />Another year gone by, and another week of plans and more. We just spent three afternoons doing assessment, planing and goals. I really hope that the administration takes it to heart. I've been in a mood because of doubt and also my alergies are acting up big time making me feel depressed and like a jerk. Most people are used to me being a jerk, but thats not the end result I am lookin for.<br />Today I am hoping to order some new laptops and/or servers. Maybe split it up so I can get a little of each.</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://treaster.blogspot.com/2006/05/end-of-school-year.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Bored

by ptreaster In reply to The College IT Man - or T ...

<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Not much going on, waiting for computers to arrive and budgets to be processed.<br />But Mikies Funnies is still going strong.<br />
<br />The pastor of a church decides that God is calling the church to a new vision of what it is to be and do. So at the elders meeting, he presents the new vision with as much energy, conviction and passion as he can muster. When he had finished and sat down, the senior elder called for a vote. All 12 elders voted against the new vision, with only the clergyman voting for it.<br />
<br />"Well, pastor, it looks like you will have to think again," says the senior elder. "Would you like to close the meeting in prayer?"<br />
<br />So the priest stands up, raises his hand to heaven, and prays, "LOOOOOOORD!...will you not show these people that this is not MY vision but it is YOUR vision!"<br />
<br />At that moment, the clouds darken, the thunder rolls, and a streak of lightning bursts through the window and strikes in two the table at which they are sitting, throwing the pastor and all the elders to the ground.<br />
<br />After a moment's silence, as they all get up and dust themselves off, the senior elder speaks again.<br />
<br />"Well, that's twelve votes to two then."<br />
<br />Good Day.</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://treaster.blogspot.com/2006/05/bored.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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