Saturday, August 21, 2010

Routing Madness

We now, thanks to the wonderful work of my fearless friend Brent the Nerd, from RentANerd, have a router that can handle every single thing that can get online that is currently in this house, all at the same time. Two desktops, three laptops, a Wii, and an XBox can all get on at once and if a friend came in, we would have wi-fi to spare for their netbook or whatever is carried in.

This makes school, and especially homeschool, so much easier. Even from home they can get training from great teachers everywhere. It is an amazing time we occupy.

Brent also updated all of our virus protection and cleaned out my laptop and the desktop that hadn't been cleaned out lately. I hope one of my kids grows up to be a computer nerd. They are really handy to have around.

Today is:

Carrot Fest -- Ontario, Canada

Consualia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival of Consus, god of grain and silos)

Daffodil Day

Festival of Goliath -- Ath, Belgium

Good Roads Day

Men's Grooming Day (Don't tell my Sweetie! He already prinks in front of the mirror forever every morning!)

National Homeless Animals Day

National Spumoni Day (I don't think I've had really great spumoni since I went to Italy all those years ago -- nothing like getting things at the source.)

Ninoy Aquino Day -- Philippines

Old Thresherman's Reunion -- Kinzers, Pennsylvania

Poet's Day

Senior Citizen's Day

St. Bernard Tolomei's Day (Patron Saint of Olive Growers)

St. Francis de Sales' Day

St. Jane Frances de Chantal's Day

Anniversaries Today

Hawai'i becomes the 50th US state, 1959

Birthdays Today

Ozma, Queen of Oz, year unconfirmed
Jackie DeShannon, 1944
Clarence Williams III, 1939
Kenny Rogers, 1938
Wilt Chamberlain, 1936
Friz Freleng, 1906
Count Basie, 1904
William Murdoch, 1754
Francis de Sales, 1567

Today in History

Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shogun and therefore de facto ruler of Japan, 1192
Pueblo Indians capture Santa Fe from Spanish during the Pueblo Revolt, 1680
James Cook formally claims eastern Australia for Great Britain, naming it New South Wales, 1770
The Nat Turner slave revolt in Virginia leaves 55 dead, 1831
Mighty Casey (Dan Casey) is struck out! In a game against the N.Y. Giants, 1887
William S Burroghs patents the adding machine, 1888
Oldsmobile is incorporated as a division of General Motors Corp., 1897
Arthur Rose Eldred becomes the first Boy Scout to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, 1912
Physicist Harry K. Daghlian, Jr. is fatally irradiated in a criticality incident during an experiment with the Demon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1945
James Anderson, Jr. posthumously receives the first Medal of Honor to be awarded to an African American U.S. Marine, 1968
Mary Langdon becomes the first female fire fighter in England, 1976
Coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev collapses, 1991

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