Some Direction 
Monday, 20 September, 2010, 02:03
Posted by Administrator
I've been messing with some open-source packages and I think I've found the one I'd like to use. Turns out that the package has some pretty nice customization options, so I can use it for other sites as well. Theming is also pretty easy. I'm hoping I can import all of the entries from this site so I don't need to keep the old script and files around.

Countdown is getting more and more intense over here. Julie's 38 weeks now, and our as-yet-unnamed son is getting less and less patient with his current housing situation, as it were.

Good times to begin soon.
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Nuke it from orbit. It's the only way. 
Monday, 13 September, 2010, 22:55
Posted by Administrator
I need to remake this site. I need to put some time and effort into it. This is, and has been, my personal site for just over 10 years now. I've been running the page using this PHP script for a few years now and, while I'm pretty much fine with it, it needs to be freshened up.

Haven't decided the direction I'd take it, though ...
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Watermelon. To the face. 
Thursday, 9 September, 2010, 02:27
Posted by Administrator
Thought I'd share this here for the, what, 4 readers of the site? :D

That is all. Good day.
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Where'd August go? 
Thursday, 2 September, 2010, 22:23
Posted by Administrator
Seriously ... I woke up yesterday and it was September, but August was a blur. Absolutely crazy.

Lots of stuff going on. Finally got rid of the last of the old furniture, which the Salvation Army didn't take. We also called Vietnam Veterans of America but they never returned our call or left a message, so we were pretty much forced to purple sticker 'em and put them out on the curb. Last of the furniture left today. Now Julie can park in the garage again :)

Epic yardwork took place last weekend. We trimmed the crabapple tree in the backyard. I swear, if I could turn a profit from that thing I wouldn't have done that, because the amount of crabapples that damn tree produced was astounding. The entire patio was carpeted in crabapples when the day was out. Literally, carpeted. We swept them up and used the snow shovel to load 'em into a yard waste bag. When you're moving crabapples by the shovelful, you know there's a lot.

US Waterproofing fixed the water problem we had with the basement. Doesn't look like any water came in this time. I need to see more storms to see if it's truly fixed, though -- the rain wasn't nearly as epic as it was that one day I ended up toting it up in buckets for 7 hours straight.

Anyway ... not long 'til the baby comes now. Due date is October 2nd. I've got some furniture to build :)
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I've painted a ceiling now. 
Monday, 2 August, 2010, 02:03
Posted by Administrator
Believe it or not, I have never painted a ceiling before today. Nor have I painted walls, doors, or trim. Yet here I am, doing just that. It's messy; those of you who know me well know just how I feel about getting my hands dirty (literally). I guess it's high time I get over that.

We chose Behr "Premium Plus" paint. There are three colors in play. The ceiling, doors, and trim will be "Toasted Marshmallow" (beige for the dudes out there), the north and east walls will be light blue, and the south and west walls will be light green. So far I have only done the ceiling, though. I have concluded that I am jot a fan of painting ceilings.

The baby is quite active. Julie is getting kicked all the time. I'm sure he won't really care if I did a shitty job on the ceiling ... at least, not until he learns to speak.

In other news, the fridge acted up yesterday by warming up, which is exactly the opposite of what it should do. After much cursing (and moving the food into another fridge) we left it unplugged and open last night. Seems to be behaving better now. Why it did that is a mystery, though.

This post has been brought to you by a Google Nexus One running Android 2.2. The text box used to enter this post was too large to fit on the screen, so if I missed anything when proofreading, oh well.
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