Jacob Smock

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Learning to Program

Well, this is an interesting thing, I decided to learn how to program. I figure I will start learning how to program C# first and maybe one day learn another language like PHP. I have already got most of a test environment set up on my other server. It is running VMware ESXi Server 3.5 …

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Batman: Arkham Asylum

I downloaded the Demo for ‘Batman: Arkham Asylum’ and just got done playing a good 30 minutes or so worth. I can honestly say I like what I see so far. What makes it even sweeter is that the voices of Batman, Joker, Harley Quinn, and many others are voiced by the ‘Batman: The Animated …

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Windows 7 RTM

I have been using Windows 7 RC1 for a little while on my laptop, as it’s only OS, and for the most part I think it is ready. There were a few issues I noticed but hopefully they got them ironed out before they put the code to RTM(Release to Manufacturing). Honestly, if you held …

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My website

If you come here every so often you may have noticed that the ‘http://weblogs.smock.com/jacob’ URL now forwards to www.lackofpants.com and the look has changed a bit. I am converting this to my website/blog. I plan to be adding more sections in the future. For right now it is a simple layout with some cosmetic bugs …

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Ghostbusters game so far…

I got the game Ghostbusters on my computer for Father’s Day. I am enjoying it a lot. It has a lot of fun parts so far and is getting harder to stay alive. I do have a few nitpicks about it though. One is the save ‘feature’. It goes by checkpoints, which I find kinda …

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My son is 2

Most people know by now but my son has turned two. Due partly to my lack of employment his party was a rather small gathering but my boy had a good time. That was the important thing. As part of his turning two we converted his crib bed to more of a big boy bed. …

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Been a while

Looks like it has been a while since I last added to the blog. Not too much has happened since the previous post. My Son has been walking and talking for a little while and he is doing good on the training with the toilet. That in itself is a good thing. Back in January …

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Serpentine belt blues or My Hell is Serpentine

Well, yesterday I had truck problems. For a while my A/C compressor has been having issues with the electronics so I unplugged a sensor so the clutch would disengage and go into free-spin since the compressor was stuck on the ON position. That worked for a while until yesterday. I was in the drive-thru of …

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Uninstalling Exchange 2007

Normally I am fine with Exchange, being the resource hog it is, but I was having to uninstall the damn thing the other day and it was being a huge pain. Let me set the stage, I had an Exchange 2007 server running as a VM and I had another one that was running full …

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Sandwich, MA

Back on April 20th I took a plane to Boston and spent a week in Sandwich, MA(which happens to be in Cape Cod). It was work related so I did not have much idle time to see the sights. The flight was not much fun as it was over 3 hours each way. I did …

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My Son is 1

It is hard to believe that my Son is one year old today. It actually does not seem like too long ago I was holding him on his first day out. He has learned a lot and so have I. Heck, in a few years he will be old enough to go get a job. …

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Windows 2008 exposure

Not too long ago I went to a Microsoft Event to learn more about Windows 2008 and of course get a copy of it so I will be able to set it up and learn about it even more than I already knew. The reason I said ‘already knew’ is because not too long before …

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Long time no see

It looks like it has been a while yet again since my last post. I am still doing great at Glacial Energy and keep finding more to tinker with. My son is doing well, it is nice to be a Father. When I am not working or trying to spend time with my family I …

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A while it has been…

I know it has been way too long since I have graced the Interweb with my presence. A lot has been happening these past few months that my blog lay slient. I will start with my Son of course. He has been doing great, he is a very good natured baby so far. He smiles …

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Being marked

Well, it’s official. This morning my son gave me his personal rinse. My wife, Nicki, was going to bathe him and so she got his diaper off and handed him to me so she could get the water going. I was holding him just fine and then he happen to cut loose on me. Thankfully …

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The birth of our child

Well, my wife had our child on April 17th, 2007. In a C section way so she has to recover for a few days. He is 8 pounds 9 ounces and is 20″ long. His name is James Paul Smock. I am so happy to be a father. It truly is one of those kind …

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Honeymoon pictures

As you may have known, I moved hosting late last year. I had everything backed up but not everything got restored. I finally got the Honeymoon pictures imported into our little gallery. Click here to go check them out. It will open a new window.

Getting closer

It is getting closer to the due date for that youngin of mine to come out. Of course he will come out when he is ready so it may happen sooner. He is of course due on or around April 27th. I am really looking forward to raising a child. I know it is not …

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It’s a boy

Earlier this week we went for the latest batch of ultrasounds and the nurse that was doing it said that our child is a boy. Looks like I may need to purchase some cigars soon for the big day. Also, Merry Christmas. You know, this should be a good Christmas… http://pictures.smock.com/ Go here for the …

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Chipset issues

I had the chipset fan on my motherboard go out a few weeks ago which started to cause rebooting issues every few days on my main desktop. I found a replacement the day before Thanksgiving. It is a huge heatsink without a fan which seems to be doing the job. I think that the job …

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