I love Milo McIver State park out in Clackamas County, near Estacada.   It’s one of my favorite summer time kayaking/rafting destinations, with an easy going couple hour trip.  You can shuttle without even leaving the park, but both cars have to pay admission.

I’ve always liked the name of this park; it rolls off the tongue in a pleasing way.  We even named our prodigal fire cat ‘Milo’ a couple of years ago.

I’ve always wondered how the park got it’s name,  and I didn’t find any information checking the usual suspects, so I filled out a form on the Oregon Blue Book, ’cause they seem to know everything Oregon. 

I was so pleased to get a response, but the links still didn’t turn up much information.  I was still tickled to get a response.

 

From: ARCHIVES Reference [mailto:reference X .archives X @state.or.us]
Sent: Friday, January 03, 2014 3:02 PM
To:  __ @ sendelbach pdx .com
Subject: RE: Contact the Oregon Blue Book

Hi Sean,

Here’s a little information on Milo McIver State Park (courtesy of OPRD website), http://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkHistory&parkId=102

Milo was a member of the Oregon Highway Commission. We have our ODOT finding aid on our website,

http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/records/state/odot/index.html

This will list what we have from the ODOT. We have a pretty sizeable series of Highway records. Unfortunately it may not give much information about him personally but if he was a member of the Commission there should be some mention of him in the records. (Should be but can’t guarantee it!)

If there’s anything else we can do just let us know. Best of luck!

Cheers,

Andrew Needham
Oregon State Archives
800 Summer St NE
Salem, OR 97310
503-373-0701 ext. 1
reference.archives@state.or.us
sos.oregon.gov/archives

On 1/2/14 12:25 AM, “daemon@sos-toccoa.sos.state.or.us”

<daemon@sos-toccoa.sos.state.or.us> wrote:

>emailto: bluebook.changes@state.or.us
>subject: Contact the Oregon Blue Book
>redirect: http://bluebook.state.or.us/misc/contact/contactthank.htm
>Your_Name: Sean Sendelbach
>email: xxxx @ sendelbach pdx .com

>Question/Suggestion: Milo McIver:
>I love Milo McIver State park, but can\’t find anything on who he was
or why this park is named after him.
>I’ve been curious for years.
>Submit: Submit form
>

“If there’s a coyote attack in your neighborhood or one showing aggression, you are urged to contact the Department of Fish and Wildlife. In some cases residents can pay to have the coyotes trapped and removed.”

http://www.katu.com/news/local/Kent-man-attacked-by-coyotes-in-his-own-backyard-185180232.html

After years of carrying around a yester-tech work provided cell phone, I recently decided that it was time to plunge into the world of ‘smart-ness’, and bought a couple of Android cell phones, complete with MRCs (Monthly Recurring Charges) at personal expense.

I bought a Toshiba Thrive 10 inch tablet just after Christmas, as my work laptop (yester-tech) slowly died, and I needed something that would allow me to keep on the net in some fashion in between 20 minute sleep/wake cycles.

Shortly after, as soon as I would get home from work, the kids would tear the Thrive out of my hands and dominate it for the rest of the evening. It proved so useful and popular, I bought the kids their own Thrive. They still took mine when I got home. (3 kids, two tablets. I didn’t do the math.)

A colleague who has been way ahead of the curve when it comes to running the latest Android OSs on his devices was explaining how to put new ROMs on our phones (we have the same type, Samsung Galaxy S3 via T-Mobile.)

I’m still timid about the process, thinking it sounded too complex.  I didn’t want to risk bricking my new phone plunging into unfamilar depths towards a goal that I’m not sure I want to get to.  At leaast while every thing is new and interesting.

On the DL, Bryan wrote a brilliant document which I thought was too well composed and useful not to share. So share I will here:

There is no implied warranty or responsibility for following text. 

 

Cyanogen Love or  How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Install a Custom ROM

by  Bryan v D

 

To get a custom ROM, specifically CyanogenMod10 (CM10) running on your phone, there are several steps, none of which are terribly confusing by themselves, but combined serve to make the process confusing.  Below are the basic steps that I’ll go over in detail.

1: Back-up user apps
2: Make a NANDroid backup using recovery
3: Download CyanogenMod10 and GoogleApps addon
4: Verify/Upgrade recovery
4: Install CM10 and GoogleApps
5: Boot phone and restore apps

Phone preparation:

There are a couple of different tactics you can use to get CyanogenMod10 (the only real Jellybean port for the S3) put on your phone.  The difference lies mainly in how you are going to prepare your phone for use prior to flashing the ROM.  Since the flashing process will basically put your phone in a state much like the first time you powered on your phone, you need to decide how important your current apps are to you.  After the upgrade, there will be none of the apps you had from your stock install, and while your SD card contents will remain intact, and app data you had will be deleted.

Saved game data is a common example of this data, but so are certain news reader settings, podcast setting, and any other unique setting for certain apps.  Your phone will be tabula rasa.

Of course, if you aren’t attached to any of the phones current settings, any info you have stored on the cloud will be easily recovered.

Continue reading ‘Samsung Galaxy S3 – Cryogen Mod’ »

Dearest Blog,

Sorry I abandoned you in preference for the thrill of social media site, i.e. Facebook and Google+, among others.

Frankly (Mr. Shankley), the prepubescent excitement has passed a bit, and I have come to think that my time would be better spent typing into the blank slate of an blog-post rather than sitting in the cheap seats and occasional jumping up on the stage of self-adulating short attention spans.

There is some permanence and sense of record to this experience, at least. That being said, I’ll probably bail on you for a couple years after this.

I’m fickle.

Test

-=update- (not sure what I was trying to do here, it was months ago… but I think the image below is hosted on disney servers and I was seeing if I could link directly to them… which it looks like is possible.)

 

I hope this is just a bit of varnish that is easily washed off rather than a base coat.  The twins spent the morning doing what good four year-olds should do.

I can’t believe the Portland Police brought the Mounted Patrol into this madness.   Horses..  really?

Why not wait until 4:00 am?

http://www.livestream.com/occupyptown

“When I say NON, you say violent”  The chant-leader shouts “NON”, and the folks up against the protest line in riot gear are supposed to shout “Violent.”  Not the best chant.

 

 

 

It was with guarded excitement I read about a new Trader Joe’s product in the latest Fearless Flyer.  Man, their ad copy makes everything sound so good, but I’ve been down that road before, having been tricked by the seemingly delicious looking  Shepard’s Pie more than a few times.

Unfortunately, this Pho goes into the Shepard’s Pie column, on the Do Not Buy side of the shopping list. I took two sips and ate a chunk of beef and then the whole thing took a trip down the disposal.  No bueno.

At least for me.   I mean, some has to like this stuff, right?  I’m assuming they do product testing of some type.

Trader Joe's Pho

You'll wish you hadn't

I bought two packages and one is still in the freezer.  I should have given it out last night during trick or treat to a kid in a store bought costume.

Here’s a video from a guy that I didn’t know about 2 weeks ago. This song is brilliant.    And I support cracking a book open and screaming as a song reaches it’s…

“Life is about love, last minutes and lost evenings,
About fire in our bellies and furtive little feelings,
And the aching amplitudes that set our needles all a-flickering,
And help us with remembering that the only thing that’s left to do is live”

I haven’t felt that musically alive since my early days with David Gray.  Thanks Frank!

Just caught a few minutes of a candidate’s debate in Beaverton, televised over one of the local PEG channels.  The initial discussion concerned a debate over Urban Renewal (don’t do it), with the current mayor, who appeared to be huge proponent, tossing out comments like “if can spend just a few seconds thinking about this, it totally makes sense”  and other slights against a couple of the citizens who had joined the panel in opposition to the civic gamble (hey, it’s just your property taxes).

The event moved on to the candidates running for the 1st Oregon Congressional District  seat vacated by David Wu.

I got my first taste of Jim Greenfield and couldn’t spit it out fast enough.

The hubris and vitriol that gushes from him and his ilk (the AM radio hate merchants) .  Take it from him…  He was a lawyer and a used car salesman and now a real estate investor and politician.

“I don’t want to compromise and collaborate with Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi.  They are the people that created this disaster.”

Classic.

These guys are like broken records, repeating the same tired lies and becoming more and more upset when their fractured message of partisanship fails to resonate.

Update: 10/31/11 – Tonight I read that he supports ending all wars of opportunity and is interested in auditing the Federal Reserve.  So there are a couple of things we can agree on.