Olivia’s Sample Taekwondo Lesson

Posted in Olivia, Videos on February 18th, 2011 by Giraffe Hunter

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I always planned on having Olivia take Taekwondo to build her confidence and intill discipline.  Today we found out her class had a sample lesson so we came back to check it out.  She did quite well in her pink tutu.

November and December Photos posted

Posted in Family, Photos on December 5th, 2010 by Giraffe Hunter


The Grinch is getting ready for Christmas

Photo Gallery updated

Posted in Family, Photos on November 12th, 2010 by Giraffe Hunter


New photo gallery posted and updated at http://photos.giraffe-hunter.com, Lena will be very happy.

The old photo gallery has been moved http://giraffe-hunter.com/gallery/Online_Album/ 


Paintball at Skirmish 10-2010

Posted in Videos on October 18th, 2010 by Giraffe Hunter


6 minutes of usable footage out of 2.5 hours. Video shot with a modified Blackbery. Need to learn to stop pointing my marker at the ground :/

Riding Through This Life…

Posted in Olivia, Videos on September 1st, 2010 by Giraffe Hunter

We got this motorcycle a while back, it just needed a battery and of course being the bad daddy that I am I neglected to fix it. Olivia found it in the garage 2 weeks ago and I had to tell her it was broken. For a week straight she woke up almost daily asking “you fix my motorcycle daddy?” The guilt set in and thanks to Radio Shack it’s fixed and ready to roll.

As you can see Olivia is all about preparation and pre-flight checks, so this video is seriously edited down. Stick around for the outtakes at the end.

Thank you Saimir!

Helping out

Posted in Olivia, Our House, Videos on August 22nd, 2010 by Giraffe Hunter

Olivia was helping me run USB cables up to the TV so we can connect her new Webcam. Now we can Skype with the family :) I love the grunting, the wires were really stuck, but she gave it her best effort.

Strawberry Pickin’

Posted in Family, Olivia, Videos on June 15th, 2010 by Giraffe Hunter

We went strawberry picking with some friends and although it was a rainy day we had a great time.  Olivia was eating mass quantities of strawberries, rode a pony and went on a hay ride.   A good time was had by all :)

Wanted: Cheap Personal Media Player

Posted in Gaming and Gadgets on May 13th, 2010 by Giraffe Hunter

Not wanting to shell out too much cash for a personal media player I had an idea that using an old laptop may work. So I went into my junk pile and pulled out an old Sony Vaio. It was so slow I could barely even browse the web after updating to XP SP3. It seemed perfect for this project since it was small and light weight with a decent size hard drive (60GB). My first choice for a media player was XBMC an open source free media player. I have it installed on an old Xbox for all my daily TV/movie watching, but that is another story for another day…

 I grabbed the XBMC Live install and tested her out. Since XBMC Live can be run from a CD or Flash drive without altering your current computer in any way, it was a quick and easy test. It played my test media files without a problem so I formatted the drive and installed it. The install for XBMC is quite easy and fast, within an hour I had a running personal media player. With XBMC and a network connection I can connect with a standard FTP client like Filezilla and upload movies to the internal drive.

For the cost of a new battery and a car adapter (about $60.00) I have a sweet personal media player for long car trips.


Adnroid FTP server app

Posted in DROID, Gaming and Gadgets on May 12th, 2010 by Giraffe Hunter

Sometimes connecting to my DROID via USB to upload music is a pain in the butt. This free app is a simple FTP server that gives you direct access to your DROID file system.

1. Go To the market on your Droid, hit the Search, and search for “FTPServer”

2. Install FTPServer
By Andreas Kiebig

3. Goto Settings and Edit the following:
User: Enter a username
Pass: Enter a password
Port: 2002 (or any above 2000)
Default dir: \sdcard
Accept Wifi Connections and check off all that apply

4. When you launch the app your current IP appears in the top line of the application. Use Filezilla client to connect.

Keep in mind you want to stick to WiFi and not your mobile network otherwise serious mobile charges may incur.

Special thanks to RinTinTigger for his post on Droidforums.net

Hershey kisses and raw fishes

Posted in Olivia on April 18th, 2010 by Giraffe Hunter

Olivia has had this obsession with candy, I’m not sure if it’s the bright wrappers or just plain curiosity. In most cases we give her a piece and the end result is she spits it out and declares “eeeya no likey it”. Not this time she worked on this Hershey kiss for a while and appeared to enjoy it. Hopefully she will continue to enjoy her veggies and not demand a bowl full of goodies for dinner.

She also tried Sushi tonight and enjoyed a Tuna roll, a plain piece of Tuna sushi and some salmon as well.

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