|11/07||Running a Python script with root permissions
Previously, I wrote a script that automatically escalated to root permissions if needed. This wor ...
|12/31||2012 Year In Review
How we spent 2012.
|12/24||2011 Year in Review
Our 2011 holiday letter.
|11/05||Self-elevating a script to root permissions
Trick to elevate a script to root permissions
|04/09||Setting up wireless networking from the command line in Ubuntu
Step-by-step guide for setting up joining a wireless access point on Ubuntu from the command line.
|12/31||2010 Year in Review
Highlights from 2010.
|12/31||2009 Year in Review
How we spent 2009.
|10/18||Increasing your banking security by using a dedicated browser
I discuss the benefits of using separate browsers for banking and general surfing.
|12/31||2008 Year in Review
How we spent 2008.
|07/12||Seattle to Portland 2008
My one-day bicycle ride from Seattle to Portland.
|01/07||How to increase security of public Internet terminals
Discusses tools and techniques to improve the security of your Internet usage on public terminals.
|12/31||2007 Year In Review
Our top 11 list for 2007!
|12/28||Favorite Firefox Add-ons of 2007
A list of the Firefox extensions I have installed.
Two weeks in Costa Rica: San Jose, Osa Peninsula, Monteverde, Fortuna, and Monteverde.
4th of July long weekend in Bend.
|06/19||The Perfect Storage Solution with LVM, dm-crypt, and XFS
I present several recipes I used to construct an encrypted XFS filesystem on top of LVM.
|04/08||Windows Gadget: Presto's Sidebar Clock
A Vista/Windows 7 gadget to elegantly display the current date and time (with optional time zone sup ...
|12/31||2006 Year In Review
What we did in 2006, including bicycling the Pacific Coast and a lot of travel.
|11/07||Vista Gadget: Presto's Hard Drive Monitor
A Vista gadget to monitor the free space on up to four hard drives.
|11/03||My Windows Vista System Build
A list of all the software that I installed when I set up a new Vista desktop.
|09/10||Presto's Presentation Timer
Presto's Presentation Timer is a simple, completely free countdown timer that sits in the corner of ...
9 days in Maui, May 27 - June 4, 2006.
|03/29||My Favorite Firefox Extensions
A list of extensions that I add whenever I install a fresh Firefox build.
|03/01||401k: Should You Invest?
An analysis of whether 401ks are still the great deal they always have been.
|02/11||Building an encrypted, redundant network storage device
How to build your own RAID5 encrypted network file server
|12/19||2005 Year In Review
Our year-in-review letter for 2005.
|09/05||Camp Lake/Chambers Lake Hike, Central Oregon
Labor day weekend hiking trip to Camp Lake, located between the Middle and South Sisters in Central ...
|08/27||Best Credit Card Deals
A summary of the best credit card deals for people who don't carry a balance.
|03/27||My Favorite Firefox Extensions
Extensions I'm using right now.
|01/19||Preston's Investing Axioms
My current thoughts on investing.
|12/23||2004 Year In Review
Our year-in-review letter, written by Aimee this year.
Trip report from Aimee's and my 2-week vacation in Italy.
|10/01||My WinXP System Build
A list of all the software that I installed when I set up a new XP laptop.
|08/07||Book review: Price of Loyalty
Bush according to the insiders
|08/01||Book review: Under the Banner of Heaven
Survey of Morman fundamentalism by Jon Krakauer.
|06/18||Presidential voting reform: An open letter to Congress
A letter I sent to David Wu and Ron Wyden regarding the need for presidential voting reform.
|05/17||Why I Hate George W. Bush
Why I'm not voting for Dumbya.
|01/30||Restaurants near my condo
A list of my favorite restaurants.
A list of free stuff that you can get on your birthday.
|12/10||My New Aquarium
Details about how I'm putting together my first salt water aquarium.
|08/17||Ride Across America
My buddy Eric and I bicycled across America during August and September in 2003.
|07/04||Bend Three-day Bicycle Touring Trip
Aimee, Larry, and I spent the weekend (July 4-6) bicycle touring in the Bend area. Aimee and I want ...
|06/22||Mt. Shasta Trip Report
Zack, Hoenig, and I did a one-day ascent of My. Shasta via the Avalanche Gulch route.
|05/27||Recommended Portland Area Bike Rides
My favorite road and mountain bike rides around Portland.
|04/05||Interesting Iraqi War Links
A bunch of interesting links about the war in Iraq.
|02/23||Sites I Like
Web sites that I like.
|02/23||Closing a Money Losing IRA
Discusses how to close a money-losing Roth IRA and take a capital loss.
|02/22||Charitable Donations Fair Market Values
With tax season here, I made a trip to Goodwill to figure out the
A list of companies and the reasons I do or don't recommend them.
|02/12||Preston's Portland Fun Guide
A list of everything fun in Portland.
|01/28||Heart Rate Monitor Watch Comparison
Update (June 26, 2003): I have been using the Polar 720i all summer so far and it has exceeded a ...
|01/14||2002 Year In Review
How I spent 2002.
|12/27||Valentine's Day Ideas
Some Valentine's Day ideas.
I investigate various ways to spend my paid 2-month sabbatical, for which I'm eligible starting Feb ...
|11/19||My Favorite Software
A list of my favored (and hated) software.
Miscellaneous bicycling advice I've collected over the years.
|10/14||Internet Mailing Lists
Review of Internet mailing lists.
|07/21||Mt. Adams 1-day Summit Trip Report
My fastest ascent of Mt. Adams to-date.
|07/09||Domain Name Registrars Evaluation
I did an exhaustive search for the best domain registrar when I renewed my domain in 2000. Here are ...
|05/25||Smith Rock Trip Report
Aimee, Tim, Steph, and I went rock climbing at Smith Rock on Memorial Day Weekend 2002 (May 25-26). ...
|05/18||Mt. Hood - South Side Climb
Climb up Mt. Hood with Aimee and Hoenig.
|05/16||Remapping Windows Keys
Describes how to remap keys in Windows XP. Includes downloadable files that will remap the CapsLock ...
|05/15||Links to Things I Have Done on the Web
Things on the web that are somehow related to me.
|05/11||Mt. St. Helens Climb #2
Turbo summit and snowboard descent of Mt. St. Helens with Hoenig.
Fourth annual mountain-biking-and-rock-climbing trip to Moab, Utah.
|04/29||2002 Biking Season Mileage
My biking stats from 2002.
|03/30||Mt. St. Helens Climb - Worm Flow Route
One day ascent and snowboard down of Mt. St. Helens with Aimee, Brian, and Zack.
|02/15||Ice Climbing in Leavenworth
My first time ever waterfall ice climbing with Mark McClure.
|02/08||Laptop comparison and recommendation
I helped my parents select a new laptop to replace their aging desktop system. I analyze four low-c ...
|01/19||2002 Summer Goals
My athletic goals for summer 2002.
A somewhat dated version of my resume.
|08/25||North Plains to Maggie's Buns Road Ride
Half century road ride that I did with some friends from work.
|06/21||Why You Should Avoid American Express Brokerage
AmEx may have a great credit card, but they suck when it comes to investment services.
|06/21||Fat Tire Farm and the Demise of Customer Loyalty
Why I hate Fat Tire Farm.
|06/21||First Air Travel After WTC
I wrote this after flying for the first time after 9/11.
|06/01||Internet Radio Stations
My favorite net radio stations.
Annual trip to Moab, May 2-6, 2001.
|03/06||The "Preston Hunt" Hunt
A list of other Preston Hunt's I've found on the web.
|01/01||Dramatis Personae: My Friends on the Web
My friends on the web.
|01/01||Old Prestos: Previous web site designs
Several previous versions of my web site, immortalized in space and time.
|01/01||Contact info for Preston Hunt
Everything you need to stay in touch with me.
|09/15||Lifetime e-mail address
Discusses the advantages of having a permanent e-mail address and how to obtain one.
|09/04||Mt. Deception Trip Report
My attempt to climb Mt. Deception with Brian and Aimee.
|08/01||Smith Rock Trip Report
Rock climbing at Smith Rock with Zack, Tim, Steph, and Aimee.
|07/18||Mt. Adams (South Spur) - July 2000
My second attempt at climbing Mt. Shasta.
|06/11||Mt. Hood South Side Climb
Climb up Mt. Hood.
|01/01||Gordon the Guided Missile
The Gordon the Guided Missile philosophy for managing your life.
|10/18||Top ten reasons we think Preston Hunt might be a Borg
An e-mail my friends at Motorola wrote explaining why I might be a Borg.
Interested in classic (or just plain old) cars? Does the thought of catalytic converters and emissi ...
|05/01||Who is John Galt?
This is an essay I wrote for my final project in PST3105, an ethics class at Georgia Tech. Our assi ...