2013
DateTitleViews
11/07Running a Python script with root permissions
Previously, I wrote a script that automatically escalated to root permissions if needed. This wor ...
33542
2012
DateTitleViews
12/312012 Year In Review
How we spent 2012.
55767
2011
DateTitleViews
12/242011 Year in Review
Our 2011 holiday letter.
59174
11/05Self-elevating a script to root permissions
Trick to elevate a script to root permissions
57212
04/09Setting 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.
57548
01/23JavaScript Class for Sunrise and Sunset Calculations
A JavaScript class for calculating sunrise and sunset times based on latitude, longitude, and date.
41954
2010
DateTitleViews
12/312010 Year in Review
Highlights from 2010.
49994
2009
DateTitleViews
12/312009 Year in Review
How we spent 2009.
7902
10/18Increasing your banking security by using a dedicated browser
I discuss the benefits of using separate browsers for banking and general surfing.
8393
2008
DateTitleViews
12/312008 Year in Review
How we spent 2008.
7590
07/12Seattle to Portland 2008
My one-day bicycle ride from Seattle to Portland.
9103
01/07How to increase security of public Internet terminals
Discusses tools and techniques to improve the security of your Internet usage on public terminals.
7852
2007
DateTitleViews
12/312007 Year In Review
Our top 11 list for 2007!
3084
12/28Favorite Firefox Add-ons of 2007
A list of the Firefox extensions I have installed.
2800
12/02Costa Rica
Two weeks in Costa Rica: San Jose, Osa Peninsula, Monteverde, Fortuna, and Monteverde.
3259
07/04Bend 2007
4th of July long weekend in Bend.
2595
06/19The 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.
13756
04/08Windows Gadget: Presto's Sidebar Clock
A Vista/Windows 7 gadget to elegantly display the current date and time (with optional time zone sup ...
259542
2006
DateTitleViews
12/312006 Year In Review
What we did in 2006, including bicycling the Pacific Coast and a lot of travel.
3105
11/07Vista Gadget: Presto's Hard Drive Monitor
A Vista gadget to monitor the free space on up to four hard drives.
131712
11/03My Windows Vista System Build
A list of all the software that I installed when I set up a new Vista desktop.
2746
09/10Presto's Presentation Timer
Presto's Presentation Timer is a simple, completely free countdown timer that sits in the corner of ...
94038
06/04Maui 2006
9 days in Maui, May 27 - June 4, 2006.
3340
03/29My Favorite Firefox Extensions
A list of extensions that I add whenever I install a fresh Firefox build.
2906
03/01401k: Should You Invest?
An analysis of whether 401ks are still the great deal they always have been.
3023
02/11Building an encrypted, redundant network storage device
How to build your own RAID5 encrypted network file server
13244
2005
DateTitleViews
12/192005 Year In Review
Our year-in-review letter for 2005.
3692
09/05Camp Lake/Chambers Lake Hike, Central Oregon
Labor day weekend hiking trip to Camp Lake, located between the Middle and South Sisters in Central ...
6130
08/27Best Credit Card Deals
A summary of the best credit card deals for people who don't carry a balance.
4832
03/27My Favorite Firefox Extensions
Extensions I'm using right now.
2270
01/19Preston's Investing Axioms
My current thoughts on investing.
3758
2004
DateTitleViews
12/232004 Year In Review
Our year-in-review letter, written by Aimee this year.
3319
11/01Italy 2004
Trip report from Aimee's and my 2-week vacation in Italy.
3304
10/01My WinXP System Build
A list of all the software that I installed when I set up a new XP laptop.
3102
08/07Book review: Price of Loyalty
Bush according to the insiders
2818
08/01Book review: Under the Banner of Heaven
Survey of Morman fundamentalism by Jon Krakauer.
2881
06/18Presidential voting reform: An open letter to Congress
A letter I sent to David Wu and Ron Wyden regarding the need for presidential voting reform.
3441
05/17Why I Hate George W. Bush
Why I'm not voting for Dumbya.
3480
01/30Restaurants near my condo
A list of my favorite restaurants.
4153
01/29Birthday Freebies
A list of free stuff that you can get on your birthday.
3447
2003
DateTitleViews
12/10My New Aquarium
Details about how I'm putting together my first salt water aquarium.
4399
08/17Ride Across America
My buddy Eric and I bicycled across America during August and September in 2003.
2652
07/04Bend 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 ...
3872
06/22Mt. Shasta Trip Report
Zack, Hoenig, and I did a one-day ascent of My. Shasta via the Avalanche Gulch route.
4590
05/27Recommended Portland Area Bike Rides
My favorite road and mountain bike rides around Portland.
11993
04/05Interesting Iraqi War Links
A bunch of interesting links about the war in Iraq.
2766
02/23Sites I Like
Web sites that I like.
2961
02/23Closing a Money Losing IRA
Discusses how to close a money-losing Roth IRA and take a capital loss.
3145
02/22Charitable Donations Fair Market Values
With tax season here, I made a trip to Goodwill to figure out the
3194
02/21Company Scorecard
A list of companies and the reasons I do or don't recommend them.
2987
02/12Preston's Portland Fun Guide
A list of everything fun in Portland.
17239
01/28Heart Rate Monitor Watch Comparison
Update (June 26, 2003): I have been using the Polar 720i all summer so far and it has exceeded a ...
3817
01/142002 Year In Review
How I spent 2002.
3558
2002
DateTitleViews
12/27Valentine's Day Ideas
Some Valentine's Day ideas.
2976
12/03Sabbatical 2002
I investigate various ways to spend my paid 2-month sabbatical, for which I'm eligible starting Feb ...
4560
11/19My Favorite Software
A list of my favored (and hated) software.
7523
10/20Biking Advice
Miscellaneous bicycling advice I've collected over the years.
2978
10/14Internet Mailing Lists
Review of Internet mailing lists.
3021
07/21Mt. Adams 1-day Summit Trip Report
My fastest ascent of Mt. Adams to-date.
4466
07/09Domain Name Registrars Evaluation
I did an exhaustive search for the best domain registrar when I renewed my domain in 2000. Here are ...
3299
06/29Banff Roadtrip
Banff trip
9314
05/25Smith Rock Trip Report
Aimee, Tim, Steph, and I went rock climbing at Smith Rock on Memorial Day Weekend 2002 (May 25-26). ...
3803
05/18Mt. Hood - South Side Climb
Climb up Mt. Hood with Aimee and Hoenig.
3784
05/16Remapping Windows Keys
Describes how to remap keys in Windows XP. Includes downloadable files that will remap the CapsLock ...
68023
05/15Links to Things I Have Done on the Web
Things on the web that are somehow related to me.
3020
05/11Mt. St. Helens Climb #2
Turbo summit and snowboard descent of Mt. St. Helens with Hoenig.
3513
05/03Moab 2002
Fourth annual mountain-biking-and-rock-climbing trip to Moab, Utah.
4152
04/292002 Biking Season Mileage
My biking stats from 2002.
2816
03/30Mt. St. Helens Climb - Worm Flow Route
One day ascent and snowboard down of Mt. St. Helens with Aimee, Brian, and Zack.
71937
02/15Ice Climbing in Leavenworth
My first time ever waterfall ice climbing with Mark McClure.
4010
02/08Laptop comparison and recommendation
I helped my parents select a new laptop to replace their aging desktop system. I analyze four low-c ...
4237
01/192002 Summer Goals
My athletic goals for summer 2002.
2987
2001
DateTitleViews
11/04My resume
A somewhat dated version of my resume.
2896
08/25North Plains to Maggie's Buns Road Ride
Half century road ride that I did with some friends from work.
3051
06/21Why You Should Avoid American Express Brokerage
AmEx may have a great credit card, but they suck when it comes to investment services.
4271
06/21Fat Tire Farm and the Demise of Customer Loyalty
Why I hate Fat Tire Farm.
3711
06/21First Air Travel After WTC
I wrote this after flying for the first time after 9/11.
2778
06/01Internet Radio Stations
My favorite net radio stations.
3145
05/02Moab 2001
Annual trip to Moab, May 2-6, 2001.
3695
03/06The "Preston Hunt" Hunt
A list of other Preston Hunt's I've found on the web.
2975
01/01Old Prestos: Previous web site designs
Several previous versions of my web site, immortalized in space and time.
2905
01/01Dramatis Personae: My Friends on the Web
My friends on the web.
62560
01/01Contact info for Preston Hunt
Everything you need to stay in touch with me.
3181
2000
DateTitleViews
09/15Lifetime e-mail address
Discusses the advantages of having a permanent e-mail address and how to obtain one.
3237
09/04Mt. Deception Trip Report
My attempt to climb Mt. Deception with Brian and Aimee.
4012
08/01Smith Rock Trip Report
Rock climbing at Smith Rock with Zack, Tim, Steph, and Aimee.
2936
07/18Mt. Adams (South Spur) - July 2000
My second attempt at climbing Mt. Shasta.
3207
1999
DateTitleViews
06/11Mt. Hood South Side Climb
Climb up Mt. Hood.
2904
01/01Gordon the Guided Missile
The Gordon the Guided Missile philosophy for managing your life.
5510
1995
DateTitleViews
10/18Top 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.
3200
01/01The Ghia
Interested in classic (or just plain old) cars? Does the thought of catalytic converters and emissi ...
3298
1993
DateTitleViews
05/01Who is John Galt?
This is an essay I wrote for my final project in PST3105, an ethics class at Georgia Tech. Our assi ...
4201