The Sharka Blog

The Office

The Office

Not much to talk about here, I just wanted to post this shot of Sharka’s interior to the blog. I’ve tried to take shots like this before that show the whole interior without focusing on a specific small part and have sometimes struggled with it. It’s hard to get a good angle that gives a […]

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Upgraded to Intrepid

Desktop - February, 2009

Yes! I’m up and running on the latest Ubuntu and am lovin’ life. Only 4 months late, but hey, I try. When I upgraded my test box at work from hardy to Intrepid, I did it THE FIRST DAY the new distro was released. I lived a week without good graphics drivers. I said I’d […]

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longest head unit install in history

Crazy Mary

One of the few casualties of the Big Wreck of 2008 was my JVC head unit. It shot out of the DIN socket and broke the faceplate on my Voodoo shift knob. Getting hit at 70 mph causes weird things to happen, I guess. Bummer cause I really liked that stereo. It looked nice, worked […]

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Ubuntu Pocket Guide

I installed Ubuntu in the middle of last summer and have been using it exclusively at home ever since the install. I’ve been an off-and-on linux user since college (in 94!) but have never found a distro that really agreed with me or that I could get to work on a daily basis. Ubuntu 8.04 […]

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We Got Badges

Product Placement

I’m really proud of this shot. It has a lot going on that you can’t immediately see in the photo. A lot of meaning, to me. I’ll try to explain. The MX-5 logo is from the first Sharka. Sarah bought it for me for Christmas a few years ago from a UK website. I’ve always […]

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PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!

PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The huge news out of last week: I PASSED EMISSIONS!!!!!!! Oh my GOD! The weight that fell off my shoulders when I was handed the little piece of paper. You have no idea. I had no idea! I was apparently really really worried about it. The new 95 passed with no problems though. HC – […]

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The Tear Down

There

After my big weekend of new-Sharka upgrades, I realized that if I didn’t get started on the big tear down of the 97, I’d never get to park in the garage again. That car wasn’t gonna take itself apart. Well, not much more than it already is anyway… So I made a pact with myself […]

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Wax and Headlights

High Beams

Where do I start? I got a long weekend thanks to my company’s new found love of MLK Day and the weather here in Albuquerque was 59-61 all three days, so I took advantage and spent most of the daylight hours outside or in the garage. My hands are cut up and coated in wax […]

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You’ve Got Mail

The UPS guy must hate me.

I came home tonight to find a huge wedge blocking my front door. At least they didn’t put the doormat over top of it like they usually do. That makes me wonder exactly how much the UPS guy hates delivering to my house? Over the last 9 years, I’ve ordered something like 16 sets of […]

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The Road Home

early riser

Day 6: Springfield, MO to Albuquerque, NM. I woke up around 6am after a night of tossing and turning. The posh hotel was not anything near as comfortable as April and Dave’s house. I decided to just get up and hit the road. I left around 5:30am ABQ time. I had 750 miles to cover. […]

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