Jul 31st 2002, 16:58 GMT

Okay, check this out. I found it on User Friendly’s LotD

Here’s an excerpt from the page:

[Quote] The Wooden Mirror project is an art installation, and as such the goals leading to its creation are a bit vague. The piece explores the line between analog and digital. In the essence of the piece is the notion of inflicting digital order on a material that is as analog as it gets — wood. [Quote]

Edited on Jul 31st 2002, 17:23 by Hooloovoo

Jul 29th 2002, 23:31 GMT

So I’m the latest GLUE design/test monkey. (I was just a test monkey before.)

After a few hours spent trying to get Jabber to work, (with moderate success – I was able to chat with Gossip a bit,) I’ve just started playing with a GLUE theme.

I’m also going take a look at the templates and see how much I can screw with the basic layout. This should be fun.


I just was working on a gallery page for the rafting photos. I was testing the javascript out when I closed the page in the editor without saving. I hate it when I do stupid stuff like that.

I suddenly don’t feel like working on it anymore. I think I’ll go make dinner now. Avocado and chicken quesadillas – yum.

Edited on Jul 29th 2002, 01:42 by Hooloovoo

Rafting Photos

I got the first of my rafting photos back.

This set is from one of the professional photographers in the area. Basically, as you are going down the river, there are stations set up at some of the more popular rapids. A photographer snaps a few shots, and you can go look at proofs the next day. Order the ones you want, and they are mailed to you a few weeks later.

There are 3 companies that had photos of us. This one works digitally, so the turn-around time is much faster than the others — and you can view and order additional prints online.

This is from a series of 6 photos that were just delivered on CD-ROM. (I took the time to resize and upload them to my web server. If you want to see larger versions, let me know.) I’ll be creating an interface to view the others on my web site. However, I’ve re-named them in a logical fashion, so you can probably figure out the URIs for the others without too much work. 🙂

I’m in the back of the boat, on the side closest to the camera. The dude up in the air was the guide. He was toying with the idea of doing a back-flip into the river at the bottom of this rapid. He bailed at the last second.

Jul 24th 2002, 17:54 GMT

I found this [Link] off of Dom’s rant on Megatokyo this morning. Makes for some interesting reading.

I think the categories chosen to put this entry in will make sense if you read it.

Oh yeah – it’s text-only, a blog about a video store clerk’s daily adventures, but may not be sutible for work, or small children.

Edited on Jul 24th 2002, 18:27 by Hooloovoo

Jul 23rd 2002, 23:27 GMT

Could Hollywood hack your PC?: “Congress is preparing to consider a proposal that would authorize copyright holders to disable PCs used for illicit file trading–a step critics say amounts to vigilante justice.”

There’s a great quote about halfway through the article:

[Quote] “I think it’s wildly overreaching,” Litman said. “Copyright owners are in essence asking Congress to say that peer-to-peer file trading is such a scourge, is so bad, that stopping it is more important than enforcing any other laws that federal or state governments may have passed on computer security, privacy, fraud and so forth.”

Litman said that even if a copyright holder accidentally deleted a home video titled “Snow White,” the owner of that computer could be out of luck. “Unless I can show economic harm, I can’t even be compensated,” Litman said. “Even if I want to be compensated, I have to jump through procedural hoops.” [Quote]

Jul 22nd 2002, 19:15 GMT

[Quote] PHP 4.2.2 is out: “The PHP Group has learned of a serious security vulnerability in PHP versions 4.2.0 and 4.2.1. An intruder may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the web server. This vulnerability may be exploited to compromise the web server and, under certain conditions, to gain privileged access.
“zeldman.rddvl” [Quote]

I saw this on CNET first – but thier xml feed hasn’t added it yet.

Just trying to help get the word out.


Edited on Jul 22nd 2002, 19:16 by Hooloovoo

Wet Bachelor Party

I was going to mention this Friday, but I forgot about it until after we were on our way and I had no access to a PC. I did try writing a post from a buddy’s Kyocera Palm-Pilot/Cell phone while on the road. Only problem was his web browser wouldn’t save cookies, so I couldn’t log in to post. (I could read the site, and it was rendered pretty well.)

Anyway, this past weekend was my bachelor party. I decided that I wanted to go white-water rafting. Since I hadn’t been rafting in 8 years, (unless you count the “drunken barging” one 4th of July 2 years ago – I don’t) and we had some people (like my step father) who had never been rafting, we decided to do the South Fork of the American River which is mostly Class 2 with some Class 3 rapids. Pretty mild, but still a lot of fun.

We left Friday evening and drove up to a camp site on the American River. (It was Camp Lotus in case anyone is interested.) We set up camp (in the dark) and went to bed. Saturday morning, our guide showed up and provided breakfast, and then we were driven up river to the launch location. We rafted back down to the campground, (about 9 miles,) and had lunch. Then we launched from the camp site and rafted down to the take-out site at lake Folsom. (Another 11-13 miles or so.) Then we were driven back up to the camp site, had dinner (the best food EVER – probably because we were wiped out) and camped again. Sunday morning we broke camp and headed home.

The guide (who went by “Gunner”) was great, and we had a blast. I will be posting some photos from the trip on my website when we get prints from the professional photo company, (2-6 weeks,) and when I get the film from the water-proof cameras developed (a few days.)

And no – there weren’t any strippers on the boat or at the campsite.