Category Archives: Blogs


I upgraded the blog software to WordPress 2.0.

Might be a few glitches … I’ll fix ’em as they are caught (assuming I can figure out the problem).


Oh boy … it’s been a while since I did a serious post here. Time to do some catch up.

  1. My blog feed is now handled through Feedburner. This will allow me to get some stats on my readership. I was quite surprised to see that there are 28 people reading my blog through various mechanims.
  2. The people who are promoting intelligent design are total idiots. The idea that they would want to replace science with religion is total bullshit.
  3. Work has been kind of crazy lately … the project I’ve been working on is in full swing and I’m pretty much heads down on it. I’ll be glad when it’s done … not only will it be a load off my mind … but it will be a very very cool feature. Also, I got a raise today!
  4. Last Saturday, Ginny and I went to see “Beauty and the Beast” by the Highland Park Players … a local community theater group. Our friend Earle was playing Monsieur D’Arque. He only had one significant part, but it was prominent. The show was quite good. Didn’t have the polish that the Marriott Theater production did … but it was fun none the less.
  5. Speaking of theater … we went to see “Footloose” at the Marriott two weeks ago … I was not impressed. The singing was so-so and the dancing was ‘eh’. There were a few good numbers, but as a whole it didn’t work for me.
  6. Riley loves the laser pointer. He also likes lower tech toys like a piece of string. He doesn’t seem to go for the cat toys though.

Well, that’s all the news that’s fit to print right now. I’ll try to keep more current in the future.

Roll my own

Microsoft’s MSN Spaces threatens to dominate with formal toolsets while others, like Blogger, hope to keep the technology’s pioneering spirit alive … However, with MSN Spaces, Microsoft is delivering a pre-set suite of blogging and complementary services on a platform that doesn’t allow for much manual tweaking and extension on the part of the end-user.

The battle for the blogosphere | InfoWorld | News | 2005-05-27 | By Juan Carlos Perez

This is one of the main reasons I like running my own servers. I can do what I want, when I want it, how I want it.

I’m master of my own ‘domain’, so to speak 🙂

I like open source stuff better anyways.

Another Interview

I just got off the phone with a reporter from iSeries Network … she wanted to talk to me about iSeries Blogging 🙂

I sure hope all this attention doesn’t go to my head.

[update 6/13/05]
The article was ‘published’ in iSeriesNetwork’s email newsletter: it can be found here.

EFF: How to Blog Safely

Here we offer a few simple precautions to help you maintain control of your personal privacy so that you can express yourself without facing unjust retaliation. If followed correctly, these protections can save you from embarrassment or just plain weirdness in front of your friends and coworkers.

EFF: How to Blog Safely (About Work or Anything Else)

This can also apply to your family … if you decide to talk about parents, inlaws, siblings, etc.