A Little Early-Morning Beauty for Everyone

Or in this case, a little late-afternoon beauty.

What you see above is a photo of a sunset in Colorado very near to where my grand-aunt used to live. She sent copies of this photo out several years ago. My copy has a couple of spots of water-damage, and some scratches from living in a box for the last few years. Thanks to the magic of PhotoShop, those flaws are much less appearant in the scan you see above. 🙂

Edited on Feb 25th 2003, 17:47 by Hooloovoo

Power Spikes are not your friend.

Something’s funky with the power grid in my company’s building.

Power has been cut to my workstation 4 times in the last 15 minutes, (twice in rapid succession,) forcing my machine to reboot. Others in my bullpen have not been affected, but teams in other areas have.

Kind of wierd watching the overhead lights (the ones that are on, anyway) do thier own version of “the wave” seen at many large sporting events.

Here’s to hopig the power stays on

Caveat Lector, meet GLUE

I’ve begun work on making “House of Blues” and “Stormy Night” XHTML Compliant (for SuperGLUE – and becasue I should tweak them anyway.)

Last night, (while fighting with CVS,) I was thinking about creating a theme based on Caveat Lector (minus the photo on the left. (I think I have one of my own I can replace it with.)

I want to do it because I think it might be fun to try something a little different, and Dorothea says I can. =) Work on that will commence after I finish the XHTML conversion and style sheet tweaks on the 2 themes mentioned above. (No, Zhaneel, I haven’t totaly forgotten about your feedback.)

Anyway, just thought I’d blog my idea so I’m more likely to actually do it, (or so someone else can beat me to it.)

Edited on Feb 21st 2003, 01:42 by Hooloovoo

Of Dogs and Cats

Got this sent to me in an email today:

[Quote] Adam and Eve said, “Lord, when we were in the garden, you walked with us

every day. Now we do not see you any more. We are lonesome here, and it
is difficult for us to remember how much you love us.”
And God said, “No problem! I will create a companion for you that will
be with you forever and who will be a reflection of my love for you, so
that you will love me even when you cannot see me. Regardless of how
selfish or childish or unlovable you may be, this new companion will accept
you as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of yourselves.”
And God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam and Eve.
And it was a good animal.
And God was pleased.
And the new animal was pleased to be with Adam and Eve and he wagged his
tail. And Adam said, “Lord, I have already named all the animals in the
Kingdom and I cannot think of a name for this new animal.”
And God said, “No problem. Because I have created this new animal to be
a reflection of my love for you, his name will be a reflection of my own
name, and you will call him DOG.”
And dog lived with Adam and Eve and was a companion to them and loved
And they were comforted.
And God was pleased.
And dog was content and wagged his tail.
After a while, it came to pass that an angel came to the Lord and said,
“Lord, Adam and Eve have become filled with pride. They strut and preen
like peacocks and they believe they are worthy of adoration. Dog has
indeed taught them that they are loved, but perhaps too well.”
And God said, “No problem! I will create for them a companion who will
be with them forever and who will see them as they truly are. The companion
will remind them of their limitations, so they will know that they are not
always worthy of adoration.”
And God created CAT to be a companion to Adam and Eve.
And cat would not obey them.
And when Adam and Eve gazed into cat’s eyes, they were reminded that they
were not the supreme beings.
And Adam and Eve learned humility.
And they were greatly improved.
And God was pleased.
And Dog was happy.
And Cat didn’t give a shit one way or the other. [Quote]


I wonder how many spammers clean their databases and remove addresses that bounce.

I wonder if a week worth of bouncing mail will cut down on the amount of spam I receive.

After no response from my attempts to deal with Network Solution’s web based system, I resorted to calling them today. My registration has finally been renewed, but you’ll have to wait another 24-72 hors hours for the changes to propagate across the DNS system. (This I know, it’s why I waited ’til Wednesday to call.)

Customer support lady surprised me by being very nice and actually rather helpful. (I’ve had some bad experiences with them in the past.) I almost feel guilty about the fact that I’m moving everything to a different registrar, and the only reason I reactivated with netsol is because the domain name can’t be expired if I want to transfer it.


Still at Work

But I ‘m not working. 🙂

I just finished setting up Gallery on what will hopefully be a family website. I’ve go a couple of test albums up right now, (yes the kittens again) I’ll be adding a few more images over the next few days.

If anyone wants to check it out, clicky clicky. 🙂

The setup could have been easier – the documentation is a bit sparse, and I had to deal with some funky dreamhost configuration stuff. (If you are a dreamhost user and want to run gallery, make sure to check out the php-security entry in thier kbase.) I think I may blog an install guide with some caveats you should be aware of.)

One of the cools things Iearned is that the Gallery Remote java app works through my company’s firewall.

On a side note, Gallery might be an interesting thing to try to hook into GLUE (of vice-versa) – not that I have the time (or expertise) to attempt such a project right now. I’m just saying it’d be neat to have someday. 🙂

Jeez, its 20:40 – I need to get out of here.

Look Ma, no Windows!

So, I had to go buy a PC serial cable to hook up an external 56k modem salvaged from the bottom of my “obsolete” hardware box. (That would be all the crap from old computers I’ve never recycled or thrown out.)

A few clicks around in the network configuration tool, and I have established a dialup connection on the Linux side of my dual-boot system. I’m feeling quite proud of myself. 🙂

Now I just have to figure out what I want to do next…