The Avonne – Log Cabin

15 02 2006

The Avonne
Another friend of mine and several of his friends invested in log cabin as vacation resort near Austin, Texas.

This place is amazing. You get to live in real log cabin for one weekend or whatever you want. This place is very popular because it’s close to lake, cave and 30 minutes drive to Austin for UT Austin game or shopping.

Tell the owner that I told you about it. Appreciated it!


The Avonne Log Cabin at Log Country cove near Kingsland, Texas on Lake LBJ has started construction on a new negative edge pool that comes with a lap lane, spa, lounge pool, sauna, pool house, outdoor fireplace, Stainless Steel BBQ grill, 1,000 square feet of deck space, elaborate landscape lighting system, Wireless internet access, new log furniture and more. . . .

Because of construction, we are offering a limited special that nobody will ever see again, deeply discounted rates at this magnificent log cabin in the middle of Texas Hill Country. This offer will end as soon as construction completes early March 2006.

The temporary discounted rates are between $99 and $199 per night plus a one time nominal cleaning fee. Once construction is complete in early March, the new rates will vary from $650 to $1,100 a night. Yes, this is for real, take it while you can!

Go to or more details. Or call Mina at 512-756-9132, email and cell 512-627-8464 if you have questions or make reservations. 

The Avonne log cabin is ideal for getaways, retreats, gatherings, vacations for 2 to 20 people. Just 1 hour from Austin on Lake LBJ at Log Country Cove. Everybody is welcome.

Grant W Laird Jr.

Lightscribe Technology

14 02 2006

Lightscribe process

Brenden got my attention that we should try Lightscribe-based DVD Writer – we purchased BenQ DW1655 on sale ($60 each) plus 30 DVD Lightscribe DVD blanks. Lightscribe DVD blanks are expensive so we figure we will get more next time — once it get cheaper later on.

Lightscribe technology is part of HP property but they seem focus with license with many different brands such as BenQ, Alienware, Philips, etc but not with few big brands like Memorex or Sony. (Don’t ask me why)

It comes with Nero software included Lightscribe program. Since we already have full version Nero, all we need is Lightscribe plug-in and it works good.

Basically, we can put anything we want on it like you see these pictures. BenQ 1655 comes with one free Lightscribe-based CDR blank – we decide to try this one first and see how we did with it.

Christmas 2005 with Lightscribe We found nice Christmas tree picture from last December 2005. We copy and paste into CD template on Nero software. We dragged it around to make it look nice. We even can do “preview” it and get the idea before we actually “lightscribe” it. We also add title on it.

First thing we did is burn all data of Christmas pictures from 2005 (backup or whatever) then we did Lightscribe next by flip over the disc. It took approximately 30 minutes to finish Lightscribe. It looks awesome.

It is not really much different than printable disc but it is more of fancy and cannot remove for good. It is not colorful either but maybe someday.

Take a look at pictures — #1 and #2 (Make sure you view it at full version to see it better)

Grant W Laird Jr.