Comcast Speed Test

Here is a sampling of Comcast Internet speed tests. There rep told me could expect 26Mb/s. I do not seem to be getting that regularly.

13.52Mb/s  – 2/20/2015 1:58pm –

13.47Mb/s – 2/20/2015 4:13pm –

 9.06Mb/s – 2/20/2015 8:13pm –

Wired 43.36 Mp/s –

 7.73Mb/s – 2/21/2015 2:11pm –

 5.84Mb/s – 2/21/2015 3:55pm –

Wired 58.69Mb/s –

 18.79Mb/s – 2/22/2014 –

Wired 57.48Mb/s –

11.31Mb/s – 2/22/2015 5:09pm –

Wired 59.45Mb/s –


My Proposed Legislation Expiration Amendment

Any legislation signed into law automatically expires on the 20th anniversary of the signing. To extend this, the law may be approved, unaltered, by a new combined approval of both houses of congress and the signature of the president on a date at least ten years after the original approving signature. With this extension the law will expire on the 20th anniversary of the new signing.

Dependent Legislation

Any legislation that is a modification of or references other original legislation, expires with the original legislation.

Current Body of Law

Four years after the ratification of this amendment, the current body of law will be subject to this amendment. Any law on the books at the time of the ratification of this amendment will expire on its twentieth, fortieth, sixtieth, etc. anniversary of its being signed into law.

Comments and suggestions are welcome.

Public Confession?

Last night while poking around Facebook, I ran across a conversation of a St. Vrain Valley high school student. He was boasting that he was very close to hacking through the district’s internet filter. He was also advertising that he was intending to share the link with other students when he had accomplished the task. His stated purpose was to access “all the fun stuff they don’t want us on…”

A Discussion about the Apostle’s Creed

I have not been attending church regularly since Connor was confirmed. I attended until then because at his baptism I made a personal vow. Upon his confirmation I believe I had fulfilled this vow.

Don’t get me wrong. I believe in God and my relationship with him is very important to me. But, I have questions and I feel these questions if asked publicly would make many people uncomfortable. I am also not good at confrontation.  These factors made it just easier to not attend.

But I find myself missing it and wonder if Amy and I can find a church home, specially with two very different religious perspectives…

The following is the Apostle’s Creed marked to reflect my current beliefs, I think.

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.

What say you?


Our society is responsible for its childrens’ sense of entitlement. Students know that they are a priveledged class of citizen; all rights and limited or no responsibility. We legislate and hold teachers responsible for student learning but not the students themselves. President Roosevelt’s “Freedom from Want” taken out of context can mean “If I want a yacht, society is supposed to see to it that I have one.” In our effort to protect our children we are depriving them of the strength to stand up for themselves.

-originally posted as a comment on Sarah Pomranka’s Spiritual Wheaties

My Unorthodox Help Desk Blog

I have started a Help Desk Blog on the district’s blog server, I guess that makes it an “Official” Help Desk Blog. I am going to treat it that way at least. In other words, I do not think it is a place for my own personal opinions. Those you will be able to find here. In a week or so, after I move over a couple posts, I am going to delete the blogger site that was My Unorthodox Help Desk Blog.

Moving the Copy Center

Official word came down today that the Copy Center is moving from ESC to Clover Basin. I predict this is the beginning of the end for the Copy Center. The majority of the the Copy Center clients are the departments at ESC, LSC and SSC. FedEx Kinkos is just to readily available for them to drive all the way over here. (Originally posted on my Unorthodox Help Desk blog.)

Pray for Password

Today, I received an email form a customer needing my assistance. She was not going to be available while I worked on her account so she included her password, pray4dad. I really like this idea. With a little thought, it turned a mundane everyday task into a daily reminder to seek out God.

Honestly, I am not good at prayer. I do not pray on a regular basis and feel presumptuous to spends God’s time on mine fairly insignificant problems when I do. But the next time, I am required to change a password, maybe I can think about someone in my life that I should be praying for.

A Professional Biopsy of Daniel P. Magyar

Niwot High School – graduated: Whoopee!

Iowa State University – Majored in Computer Science, then Industrial Arts and Education, then Mathematics, then Naval Science, then dropped out. Went back for Mechanical Engineering, had a son and dropped out.

US Navy – Electrician’s Mate, Nuclear Power Program – Honorman: Nuclear Field “A” School, Honorman: Nuclear Power School, … medically discharged

Sigler Companies – over the course of nine years managed seven departments from Hand Bindery to Information Technology. SUCCESS!

St. Vrain Valley School District – Manager of Technology Support, could not handle it. Currently is one of two technicians on the IT Help Desk

Biopsy Findings: Non-malignant but not good either.

Church and State

I justed posted flair and a new design on my store: moral > legal. I don’t think what is legal and what is moral have been the same in America since the 1950s. That being the case we need to lives our lives in our own morality within our nation’s legality.

People in this nation do not seem to realize that seperation of church and state was intended to be a one way street. Our forefather were trying to protect their religion from being affected or controlled by the government. They certainly were not trying to make a godless or immoral nation.