January 2004 archive

Who designed this phone?

Well, Ginny and I got new cell phones yesterday. Ginny wanted to get a picture phone … and I thought it would be kind of cool to have one too (ref: future post about camera envy). I’ve been less than pleased with the SprintPCS so we decided to get Verizon service. Mitch & Steve both …

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Anyone in jail?

I just received the oddest phone call from my dad … he wanted to make sure everyone was home (both Ginny and myself). He didn’t necessarily want to talk to us about anything in particular … he just wanted to make sure we were home. Turns out he had just received two collect calls from …

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Recently I’ve noticed that I’m becoming somewhat obsessed with statistics. Web statistics, mail statistics, computer performance statistics, stock performance statistics, etc. I’m not exactly sure why … maybe it’s because I need proof that something I’m working on is actually doing something.

Do I have style?

Ok, now I understand a little better why Ginny keeps playing with the style sheets on her blog. It’s pretty addictive. I think I’ve found a style that I like … had to tweak it a bit so that the Google ad doesn’t get overlayed, but no big deal. ‘course, that brings up the biggest …

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Another plugin

Just testing another MT plugin … supposed to transform acronyms to liniks. Lesse … RPG? COBOL? IDE?

Gotta remember to update the blog

Had a panic this morning … browsed to the weblog (you’re reading it now) and found that my main index page was empty! Problem is: I hadn’t changed anything in the config to cause this. I did try posting a blog entry through a new blogger interface with Gaim plugin. But that shouldn’t have caused …

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New Cool Tivo feature

Well, it’s not really a Tivo function as such … it’s just the Tivo Home Media Option (HMO) … but I’m running a server application on the linux box called JavaHMO. This lets me server pieces of dynamic information to the Tivo music and picture displays. So, in addition to the standard HMO music and …

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Don't leave the car door open

I created a new category … “Things to remember” … ’nuff said? First entry: Don’t leave the car door open for two days. It drains the battery.

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Testing a MT plugin

At Ginny’s request, I’ve started looking into some of the features & enhancements that we can use with this blogging software. One of those features I’ve found is a amazon.com linker. It automagically creates a link to a book on amazon.com (including the right associate id. For instance: Right now I’m reading Harry Potter and …

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More joy

I woke up this morning around 6am and went downstairs to get my normal bowl of cereal (Grape Nuts, if you must know) … and heard a hissing noise. A little investigation revealed that it was coming from the pipe that had been ‘fixed’ the previous day. There was a very fine spray of water …

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