Steve's Blog

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Name: Steve Brown
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

On December 31, 2007 I left my job with Sprint/Embarq where I worked as a Software Engineer for 15 years at the Sprint Campus in Kansas City. In January 2008 Mary and I started Steve Brown Ministries and started traveling the United States broadcasting "Live Video" of Revivals, Bible Conferences, Mission Conferences, and other Special Services. Mary and I enjoy serving the Lord Jesus Christ and traveling to churches as we minister through We are very pleased that our ministry is endorsed and we are sent out of our home church at Heritage Baptist Temple in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Biggest Day Caching Kansas City

This may well be our biggest day ever caching Kansas City. We were able to log 29 caches today. They were all around Kansas City. It was mostly a walking day.

Today's Stats:
29 Geocaches.
14750 Steps Today - 8.14 miles.
1430 Aerobic Steps.
868 Calories Burned.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Caching in Kansas City

This afternoon we decided to try again to catch up on the many new caches in the Kansas City Area. We were able to find 5 caches while we were checking on some of our caches that seemed to be in trouble. It turned out that only one of our caches was missing. We replaced it and enjoyed some of the newest caches around town.

Today's Stats:
5 Geocaches.
4995 Steps Today - 2.75 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
272 Calories Burned.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Afternoon of Caching Yielded One Cache

This afternoon we decided to go caching around town. We started by checking on our "Night River Bluff Walk" cache. Several people could not find it lately. We found it in good condition. On the way back home we found one cache in Swope Park.

Today's Stats:
1 Geocaches.
7087 Steps Today - 3.91 miles.
3419 Aerobic Steps.
407 Calories Burned.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Orienteering at Wyandotte

We served as registrar at the Wyandotte County Lake Orienteering event. It rained hard until nearly noon. Inspite of the rain we had about 80 folks show up for the event. We had a very nice shelter on the lake for the event.

Today's Stats:
1 Geocaches.
5234 Steps Today - 2.89 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
215 Calories Burned.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Loading Up For Tomorrow's Orienteering

I spent the eveing checking out the software and the supplies for tomorrow's orienteering event at Wyandotte. I think I'm ready.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
741 Steps Today - .40 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
27 Calories Burned.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

12 Miles Around Southlakes

Most work days my buddies at work and I walk the three mile loop around the lakes at Southlakes. I measured it with my GPSmap76CS several times. We normally miss a day or two a week because of weather or we're just lazy. This week is the first time we have not missed a day. We completed 12 miles today since Monday.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
7630 Steps Today - 4.21 miles.
6120 Aerobic Steps.
471 Calories Burned.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Offer and Acceptance

I received a job offer from Sprint today. I accepted it to go back and work for the New Local Company that is yet to be named. This will make the forth company I have worked for in the past 13 years and I've been doing the same job for the same application the whole time. These corporations are amazing.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
7918 Steps Today - 4.37 miles.
6019 Aerobic Steps.
474 Calories Burned.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

New Dell D610 Laptop

I now have more laptops than I know what to do with. They changed out my desktop computer at work for a nice new Dell D610 this morning. Now I have to carry a laptop home with me everyday. They say I need it to support a critical application. It's nice but not as nice as my IBM ThinkPad.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
7755 Steps Today - 4.28 miles.
5946 Aerobic Steps.
507 Calories Burned.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Going Back to Sprint

This afternoon we got news that we are going back to Sprint. I've only been working for IBM for 18 months and now I'm going to be a Sprint employee again in a few days. What is the world coming to. These sure are stressful times.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
7757 Steps Today - 4.28 miles.
6122 Aerobic Steps.
482 Calories Burned.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Pictures for 2005

This afternoon we compiled and burned 3 DVD's of our 2005 pictures. Each DVD contains the whole year. This represents 3 complete sets of our 2005 pictures. This seems incredible since it use to take 8-10 CD's to back up a years worth of pictures. I love our new DVD burner.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
752 Steps Today - .41 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
9 Calories Burned.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Geocaching Techie Event

This turned out to be a fun day. I really enjoyed the event. It seemed like my presentation was well received. We were able to grab a few caches on the way home.

Today's Stats:
4 Geocaches.
3682 Steps Today - 2.03 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
175 Calories Burned.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Techie Event Presentation

I spent nearly the whole day trying to get ready for the Techie Event tomorrow. I sure hope this works out. It seems like there is so much that needs to be covered.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
1167 Steps Today - .64 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
37 Calories Burned.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Geocaching Techie Event Presentation

Well, I have tonight and tomorrow to get ready for the Geocaching Techie Event scheduled for Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. I've spent a lot of time thinking about it and some time putting together a power point presentation but I'm not anywhere close to being ready. Thank goodness I'm off tomorrow so I can get ready.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
7346 Steps Today - 4.05 miles.
5902 Aerobic Steps.
463 Calories Burned.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Grocery Buying Day

Mary took me to work today so she could go to the grocery store. It sure is nice being taken to work and then picked up at quiting time.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
7998 Steps Today - 4.41 miles.
6014 Aerobic Steps.
499 Calories Burned.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Back to Work After 4 Days Off

It sure was hard to get up this morning after sleeping in the past few days.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
3894 Steps Today - 2.15 miles.
2205 Aerobic Steps.
232 Calories Burned.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Geocaching on Martin Luther King Day

This morning I woke up thinking about the many things I wanted to accomplish today. While I was trying to decide where to start, the phone rang. It was Brian wanting to know if we wanted to go caching. It's very hard to pass up an oportunity like that so I said yes and off we went to Brian and Carlin's house. We enjoyed a very nice day caching with them.

Today's Stats:
8 Geocaches.
3081 Steps Today - 1.70 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
125 Calories Burned.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

More Sprint Production Support

This morning I woke up to the support phone ringing again. I worked on the problem until about 2:00 this afternoon.

We spent the evening at Brian and Carlin's home working on stuff for the Geocaching Techie Event scheduled for next Saturday. Carlin fixed us a fantastic meal.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
356 Steps Today - .19 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
3 Calories Burned.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Sprint Production Support

This morning I woke up to the SODS support phone ringing. I worked on a production support issue until after lunch. Not a good way to start the weekend.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
305 Steps Today - .16 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
10 Calories Burned.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Friday The Thirteenth

Today is Friday the thirteenth and I wiped out my Java development environment before I got off work at noon today. It will take a lot of work to rebuild it.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
827 Steps Today - .45 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
45 Calories Burned.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Vehical Troubles

Mary stayed home again today. We're trying to save gas and save the van for getting back and forth to work. The transmission is causing trouble and the motor has started burning oil. Not a good sign.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
7784 Steps Today - 4.29 miles.
6076 Aerobic Steps.
470 Calories Burned.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Learning how to Edit Videos

Tonight I worked on editing out the commercials out of a movie and burning it to the new DVD burner.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Snow and a Party

We had a little snow today and IBM held a late Christmas party for us this afternoon from 2-4 p.m.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Very Quite Day

It seems like I can not remember anything that amounts to much that happened today. We did do our three mile walk at lunch today. I had a hard time keeping up with Andy.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
7499 Steps Today - 4.14 miles.
5997 Aerobic Steps.
486 Calories Burned.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Shawnee Mission Orienteering

Today we had one of the biggest days at a local orienteering event that I have ever helped with. We had 84 starts which means we had somewhere around 150 people show up for the event. I used my newest programs for registration and Start/Finish. I had a few problems with my programs but all in all I thought the day went well.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
4697 Steps Today - 2.59 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
158 Calories Burned.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Finally a Geocaching Day

This morning I met Brian Yonke and Jim Shilt at 6:30 a.m. to go caching. We spent the day caching the Manhattan and Junction City, Kansas areas. This was a hard day of caching but a lot of fun.

Today's Stats:
12 Geocaches.
15701 Steps Today - 8.67 miles.
7403 Aerobic Steps.
891 Calories Burned.

Friday, January 06, 2006

New DVD Burner using Nero 7

I spent the evening learning how to use our new DVD Burner. I finally downloaded Nero 7 and after several hours was successful in editing a movie file. Then I learned how to burn a slideshow of about 800 photos. Neat stuff.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
1323 Steps Today - .73 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
61 Calories Burned.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Refrigerater Quit Again

When we came home Monday our refrigerater was dead and hot. After talking to Lee we ordered a RCO410 3n1 Starter for the compressor. It came in today and I installed it tonight with Lee's help. It did not fix the problem. After digging aroung a while the refrigerater starter working. I still don't know why.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
7895 Steps Today - 4.36 miles.
5887 Aerobic Steps.
504 Calories Burned.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

New DVD Burner

Mary got us a new DVD Burner for Christmas. I spent the evening installing it and learning how to burn our first DVD.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
4697 Steps Today - 2.59 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
158 Calories Burned.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

First Day Back at Work after Holiday

This morning after over two weeks on vacation and a trip to Arkansas I had to go back to work.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
7955 Steps Today - 4.39 miles.
5918 Aerobic Steps.
484 Calories Burned.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Return to Kansas City

Today we had to return to Kansas City. We spent some time in Arkansas Caching before returning.

Today's Stats:
25 Geocaches.
7804 Steps Today - 4.31 miles.
1028 Aerobic Steps.
408 Calories Burned.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

New Years Day at Scott's

We tried to leave Little Rock today but by the time we got it all together it was so late that we decided to just enjoy the evening at Scott and Laura's. Laura fixed black eyed peas and hog jowl for supper. We got together at the dining room table and planned our vacation for June. It looks like a 3400 mile trip out east including 17 states and 1 Canadian Provence.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
1721 Steps Today - .95 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
66 Calories Burned.

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