My friends Brian and Jillia White have a web site now. I helped Brian set up the same software that I’m using on this site to run his. Which means they look similar (almost identical). Which means that I need to alter the CSS on this site so that it doesn’t quite look the same.
I’ve got a lot to do though, I’ve got two clients and an office to organize. Gotta pay the bills before I have ‘fun.’
Last night I went to Micro Center [Sadly, there's no Fry's, yet.] and bought an HP [an HP is not grammatically correct, but I like the way it sounds better than 'a HP'] a305w refurbished machine for cheap. I bought it so that Jessica could have a computer out in the front because I’ve hogged all of the other machines in my office, which is finally up and running.
I’m actually sitting in my office right now coding. The DSL modem got here yesterday, it’s not what I wanted and it doesn’t work with my NETGEAR router yet, but I’m going to keep it just so I can work. I love my setup, with the exception that I’d like to have four or five more monitors.
Right now my setup consists of:
1 Dell D600 Latitude laptop
1 Frankenstein Desktop with Soundblaster Audigy ZS
1 Both computers are attached to a Dell 18″ Flat panel monitor – source switching enabled.
1 Microsoft Ergonomic (“Natural”) Wireless Keyboard and Mouse for the laptop
1 Roland Dinosaur (D-10) keyboard
1 Alesis SR-16
1 Sony Tape Deck to record tapes into MP3′s
1 Altec Lansing Surround Sound speaker package – which can’t be turned up loud enough at the present
1 Really nice desk given to me by Phil – a really nice guy at the church
1 Epson ‘perfection’ scanner
1 HP Deskjet 950C printer
1 Wacom tablet for graphics work
1 Wife who wishes she could get her husband away from the computers for a few minutes
1 Daughter who thinks CD’s go in a VCR that now doesn’t work
1 Broken Crystal Lewis ‘Hymns – My Life’ CD
pictures are forthcoming:)
Is working out at a gym starting this week. The complaint was that soreness and any weight gain makes you want to give up. I have done that SO many times. Keep going
Google files for $2.7 billion IPO – Say good-bye to the Google we know and love. Now that they’re going public… things will have to change, I’m a skeptic that they’ll change for the better.
Because they’re the best darn company in the world to work with.
So we use this anti-virus software here at work by Symantec [Corporate Edition]. It’s horrible. I turn off it’s ‘real time scaning’ feature so that I can use Source Control software and in 30 minutes it turns itself back on. No matter how I turn it off (from the task bar or from the program’s less than intuitive control panel) it comes back. It’s like this thing I can’t kill. I want it on there most of the time, but this recurring problem is really annoying. My source software slows to a crawl with it on. I love Anti-Virus for protection, but does it have to come at the cost of my computer not working? You can’t get virii on your machine if it doesn’t work
Qwest, being the sort of company that prides itself for quality customer service, magically cancelled my modem order this week. Friday I ordered it (to fix my connectivity issue with the old modem I got from SBC) and asked that it be shipped next-day on Monday. Well, being that Tuesday is the next day after Monday I waited to call them until Tuesday night when the modem didn’t get here. The helpful person on the other end of the phone informed me the order had been canceled. She didn’t know why, or who I should shoot after finding, the order had simply been canceled. Anyway, she helped me get another one on order immediately – overnighted again. So, this one should get here tomorrow (Thursday) some time. Hopefully in the morning.
I called just now to make sure it was still on order, it is.
There are some good theological papers, articles and books at www.withchrist.org. Definitely recommend the daily devotional. I’m working on converting that devotional into an RSS feed for daily edification… of myself, but hope others would read it as well.
I have been listening to VeggieTales CD‘s so much with Abby in the car that this morning I got in and didn’t bother changing it or turning it off. This means one of the following:
- I’m a good dad
- I’m insane
- I’ve become numb to kid’s music
- Parents around the world do this every day, so I’m normal
I was reading Photo Matt ? 0wn3d and I thought to myself: Do you use IMAP? I find IMAP to be ‘the bomb.’ POP3 is annoying and has lots of weeknesses where IMAP is quite amazing to me. I can download only the message headers in my mail client (including the one on my cell phone) and it will not download the 5 MB attachment, giving me an option to look at the headers first and then decide whether I want to open up the message and take a gander at its contents. Just a thought… if you use POP3 consider giving IMAP a try (unless you’re stuck on AOL or MSN web based services – then you’re hosed).