Jul 4

The Coffee is getting to me…

Category: General

Evolution is like a drunken Irishman walking out of a bar. We know he will get where he is going eventually, but there are going to be a lot of odd directions along the way.


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Jun 11

Today I started my summer calc 3 class. Anyone who has had to repeat a class knows how utterly boring the first week or so of a class is. Once it picks up, it is not so bad but what makes this class worse is the fact it is FOUR HOURS LONG, it runs from 10am to 2:30pm twice a week for 8 weeks. I have already almost fallen asleep three times in the first day.

Recently I started a small to medium php system called smooth that is designed to allow anyone using php and mysql to create configurable forms using xml and css. This means that anyone with a little html and css knowledge can make a custom form for their site. Much like the code snippets that make up wordpress and drupal, smooth is designed to be fairly easily configured by the end user. I am not up to the drag-n-drop stage of development using javascript and ajax, (this would mean I would have to learn ajax modules) but the idea is sound, make a system that allows for more general application of the code.

The vacuum truck biz has been fairly busy, we have made about $6000 so far this month and have a job planned for tomorrow. We will be digging holes for PNM to set new electric poles in where their equipment is not powerful enough. As much as it is hard, nasty work, it make money and at the end of the day, you really feel like you have accomplished something.

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Jun 4


Category: Trials

Recently I took over a website called www.nmtrials.org it is a site for the motorcycle club I belong to. I am using a suite called drupal, it is the awesome.

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May 22

I passed! part 2

Category: General,school

Get this, I actually managed to pull a C in my probability and statistics course! I was shocked to find I don’t have to repeat that damn course. There is only one more class I have not gotten the grades for, but based on my prior grades, I should pass that class fine. This summer I will be taking calc 3….. again. This time I will pass it. I want to get all this stuff done with. If I pass the physics and the calc this summer, I will have gotten all my math and physics classes out of the way. That is huge for an engineering degree.

In other news, this is the first day I have not been driving to albuquerque. Since monday tim and I have been working out in rio rancho on finding lines using the vacuum trucks. They were long, hard days but we made around $7000 or so for the business. It is good to see that your hard work can actually help the business afford you.

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May 15

I passed! part one

Category: General

So I have been sweating over my status in school this semester, I have had a tough time focusing in school and it has shown in my grades. I just got word that I managed to pass one of my more on the rocks classes. I was so happy, I actually jumped for joy! Here’s to three more successes.

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May 13

The new layout

Category: General

So I have finally come into the modern world and descided to upgrade the look and feel of my site. Hopefully this will also increase the frequency with which I update it (cross your fingers). For all the newcomers (all 2 of you), I am an engineering student in New Mexico. I like computers and motorcycles. I am a php programmer and a member of the NMTA and work for Santa Fe Skies RV Park.

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May 5


Category: Trials

Yesterday was round 4 in the New Mexico Trials Assn.Competition. Dad, Tim, Willie, April, Thomas and Aurora rode in the morning. I spent that time making sure no one got hurt and coaching them through tough spots as I got a chance. They all had a good time and no one got badly hurt, just the usual bruises and scrapes.

The morning ended with dad in 4th in Intermediate, tim somewhere around 6th in Amatuer beating Willie by a couple of points putting him in 7th, Thomas 3rd in novice, April got 6th in the same class and Aurora did not finish, allowing april to finish her run rather than both of them not having enough time.

After lunch, the upper class riders went out, I rode Sportsman (the lowest of the upper class). The time was from 1:30 to 5:30, I was one of the first riders to turn in my ticket at 4:55 finishing with a score of 40 points (lower is better). At 5:30 most if not all the upper riders had come in from the 9 sections, most worn, dusty and sweating from the sunny 80+ degree weather out on the rocky mesa.

After some water and a little rest I come back to find I have won 1st place in my class, marking my first win in the class since I started back in February. It was a long and rough day, but I really had a lot of fun and I think that the rest of the crew did too.

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Apr 23

Internet Music

Nine Inch Nails
Category: Music

For the Record, there are two BIG names really into the internet downloading of music. Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails.

I put radiohead first because they were first. They offered their album “In rainbows” on a pay whatever basis, the internet community took this and ran with it. Downloading for as little as the base fee (around $1) all the way up to $300. Which I bought in stores for around $11

This trend was then emulated by trent reznor of Nine Inch Nails.
Selling the 36 track acoustic album Ghosts I-IV for $5. Which I bought online.

Today Trent topped good ol radiohead by offering “Disipline” on his site 100% free.

Here is the link: http://dl.nin.com/discipline/nin

I have to say that I have been a believer in the idea of free music and free software, if you enjoy doing something, share it, don’t put limits on it, but I also understand that there are people who can’t do what they want and still affort to do it.

I endorse anyone making something for free, and giving it out for free, those who want to pay for a Cd, pay for it! No one is stopping you, I might buy it on Cd just to support the idea of getting it out there and giving the artist a good reason to keep doing it.

Grab it, like it, hate it, whatever. – I like it.

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Apr 7

Sportsman adventures

Category: Trials

Well, I ended up moving up to Sportsman after only three events. I think I am finally at or near a class I belong. That may not be true in six months but for right now I am happy working on my skills. I took 5th in February, 5th in March, and 4th in the April event. I was 2 points away from 2nd place. By this time next year, I am hoping to be in semi-expert or expert. RIght now I am just a little sore and tired. The hardest thing is the dehydration, it is a killer out on that hot rock. My Dad placed 1st in Intermediate and April placed 2nd in Beginner. It is kinda cool that my dad already placed 1st in a class that I so recently did. I think that advising him the day before on the sections helped a lot. It can be a full time job being a Minder/Advisor.

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Feb 13

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!, considering that this is the first post of this year, it is the new year for capamonkeyboy.com, it is also about a year old! Well, I have been hella busy with servers and School and finding a new roommate, oh my! Over the weekend, I moved up to sportsman in trials, that means upper class, and got 4th in the last comp, I will need to work harder at my skills to be ready for semi expert and expert, but I feel that I am on the right track. I also have a new server, but I will post the details for that later.

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