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Where is Eugene Arenett from Oak Harbor?

I'm posting this on my blog so that google might index it and hopefully someone will know where Eugene Arnett is.
Eugene was my buddy at Oak Harbor High School (OHHS class of 1988) and my roomate after High School. Later in 1989 or 1990 he joined the army and I never saw him again.
We all missed him at the 20yr class reunion in Oak Harbor, WA this last summer.
I worked with him and his brother Kevin at the NAS Whidbey McDonalds.
He also had an older brother named Chipper and the three of them lived with their mother in an apartment in Oak Harbor near Ennen's Foods.
Eugene was a tall skinny african american and I was his buddy, Ed Hammond.
Where are you Eugene?

If you know Eugene, leave a comment!

Tweaking the Dell Mini 9

I got my wife a Dell Mini 9 on Valentine's Day and being a computer geek I was really interested in seeing how well this worked since it was a netbook.
I went to the Dell outlet site for $220 and got a model with Windows XP Home and a 8GB Solid State Drive (SSD).
After I got it I found out what a mistake that was. It left me with only 1GB free and after installing all the security updates, IE7, and Media Player 11, there was no disk space left! There was not even enough room to install Adobe Acrobat Reader!
My solution for this problem was to buy a 16GB SDHC card from Newegg.com for $24 and I put that in the SD slot and used it as my Drive D. I then proceeded to uninstall everything that I could and re-install the apps using the custom option to choose the D: drive for the installation location. This didn't work for everything. Office still installs some things on the c: drive and the Windows Live tools (Mail, Messenger, etc) do not let me choose where to install. I'm run…