Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Shawn on 08-07-2010

It’s been a long time since I had any significant injury… something like 8 or so years ago. I had read once that depression can come from any loss, including loss of health, or the ability to perform a function. That significant injury was a broken leg as a result of a motorcycle accident. That pretty much sucked… but at least I didn’t have to go to work for 2 months. This time I overworked my knee, which was originally injured in that same accident, while on a strenuous 8.8 mile hike through mountainous terrain. I thought it would be like a sore muscle and just needed rest. Well, that was about a week and a half ago, and it isn’t much better. I can’t even walk normal. I feel like a gimp. The knee doesn’t hurt except when I lift my leg – like the forward stride while walking. I can do squats or whatever – roller-bladed yesterday for almost 2 miles with no pain at all. The issue is fairly specific, but quite painful when that happens.

So, I was feeling a little lost and depressed, and wasn’t sure why. Finally I figured out it had a lot to do with the knee. The balance of the cause is likely our debt – a big dark cloud over my head – where summer sunshine is supposed to be right now. Pool parties and weekend getaways. Instead I’m selling my awesome Audi, in trade for a vehicle I might have owned in my 20′s. But hey, it’s all temporary, so I’ll keep my eye on the silver linings.

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Shawn on 11-03-2010

I don’t know who these guys are, but they are WAY braver than I am. No way I’m doing this. I get scared just watching this video!

Big Balls Trail Ride

Filed Under (Cars, Movies, Raves) by Shawn on 22-02-2010

I’m a big fan of drifting, and would love to build a drift car one day… maybe when I win the lottery. Anyway, there aren’t many movies made about drifting, or for that matter, many movies with much drifting in them. Well, one is in the process of being made right now, and here’s the trailer. Nice music too!

Drift Mechanik’s Keep Drifting Fun

Filed Under (RC Helis) by Shawn on 11-02-2010

A lot of people are unable to get T6Config to work with the Exceed 6ch 2.4ghz TX in Vista and Windows 7.  I had a really hard time as well, until I got this installer from someone on the RCDiscuss forum.

Uninstall any versions of the com port installer you have installed, and then try this one.

Filed Under (Computers) by Shawn on 01-02-2010

If you have an i7 based PC with an Asus P6T Deluxe V1 or V2, and either wish you could run the latest release of the Mac OS, or wish you had a Mac instead, then look no further.  Dgobe put together a nearly idiot proof way to get Mac OS X 10.6.2 (Snow Leopard) running on your PC.  It is fabulous, and you may never want to look back once you have it.  Check it out here:


I’m going to be posting a video in the near future of mine, for your enjoyment, and so you know what the hell I’m talking about.  One recommendation, however, Dgobe puts a procedure to “fix problems” at the end of his guide… just do it before ever rebooting.  It’ll save a step, and possibly keep your britches clean.

Thanks Dgobe!  Yours is definitely the easiest and best way to go!

Everything worked on first boot.  My only issue is getting it to dual boot with the storage controller set to RAID – as my Windows 7 installation (pre-existing condition!) is on a RAID 0.  Per the guild I set my controller to AHCI for the Mac OS install.  So to switch OS’s I have to go into the bios and switch it back and forth.  A small price to pay, to be sure.  But still, I’d like to have my cake and eat it too, thank you.  :-D