I just got electrocuted! Nothing big, but when I went to turn on the lights, a huge spark (sort of a glowing bubble of electric fire) shot out of my X10 fader, hit me, and then blew out all the lights it was attached to. No big deal. I replaced the bulbs (breaking one all over my fuzzy blanket in the process), and it all seems to work fine, and I wasn't at all injured.

Paul stopped by — he floated my bandwidth bills for the time period where we had the credit card problems, so I've been playing catchup, handing him a much larger cheque every week or two so that I'm not in the red any more. The accounts are still low enough that it's not fun writing these big cheques! (Yes, that's how we spell it up here).

I also talked to him about running phonelines into my server cage, and that should be no problem. The even better news is that we still have a twelve port PIKA card left from some old projects. I guess tomorrow I'll chat with my old friends Art and Chris (someone else into wild cars) at Black Dolphin Technologies and see if they'd like to get involved. I just can't quite remember if we parted on bad terms so I hope it doesn't go badly! But they do build some very highpowered tools.

I'm told there are some tools that connect a GPS unit to a HAM radio and report all that to a website using packet radio, but I think I want to build a tool that's easy to use for the average person — most people can figure out how to use a telephone I figure.

Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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