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  • Oh. My. God.

    You simply must be kidding me.  Is this really at the top of America’s priority list right now?  I’m speechless…
  • I Blame Bush

    [edit] I made a mistake...they were actually trackback spams.  Not that it makes any difference.  [/edit]

    The comment spammers have f’d it up for the rest of you guys (95 spams today, a new record for me)…for the first time since I’ve started blogging (almost 2 years now), I am going to have to turn moderation on.  I’m pretty religious about checking email so the comment turnaround should usually be pretty quick if you choose to leave one.  Man the internet really pisses me off sometimes…goddamn spammers.

    The good news is that the next build of CS will support IP banning…I’ll get the newest build up and running within the next couple of weeks; I hate having to moderate comments.  Cheers.

  • Heading Off To Dallas -- Revised

    My trip to Dallas for my round of Microsoft interviews was pushed back a week; I'll be flying in on the 12th of this month, interviews will be conducted for most of the day on the 13th, and I'll head back home that evening.  I really wanted to try and stay over the weekend, but other obligations are preventing that from happening.  I'm as ready as I'll ever be, and as I've stated before no amount of studying can prepare anyone for the MS interview process.

    Sidenote:  I hate flying.  Actually, that's not true...I love the actual flying and landing parts, it's the taking off that really gets to me.  I don't know why...I used to fly a lot (half a dozen times a year or so for a few years) but around age 23+- taking off started making my palms sweat.  Maybe it's just the control freak inside of me, who knows.  If I get this gig I better get over that real quick!

  • Scammed via eBay. Again.

    I’m a victim to yet another eBay scam.  Have lost a ton of money.  Details to follow, but very not good.
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  • I *Heart* Wikipedia

    Wikipedia has become almost as important to me as say…Google is for searches, or IMDB is for looking up movie related stuff.  I won’t drone on about it as I’m sure everyone has been there at least once, but it’s really become very much a mainstay in my internet arsenal as of late.  Thanks Wikipedia!
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  • Lots Of Strangeness Going On

    This post is basically just a wrap up of the past few day's events as it's been a week since I've written anything.

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Moving SUCKS.  I'm all done now (but still don't have internet access at my new place, hanging out at TLC's for now), but getting there has been a total PITA.  I was supposed to have a 20' truck rented all day Saturday, but that ended up falling through due to reasons I won't get into.  Fortunately TLC's brother offered up his pickup truck to help out, unfortunately it's a whole lot smaller than a 20' truck...with a 20' truck it would have been 1 (maybe 2) trips, it ended up being 10 with the pickup.  My best friend and I started around 9PM on Saturday, and finished up at 9AM Sunday morning.  Bear in mind I had been up since 8AM the previous day, and even after finishing the move I had to go back to my old place to clean up.  It ended up being a 36 hour day, and unfortunately we couldn't figure out how to take my beloved desk apart, so I had to get rid of it.  I needed a new desk anyways.  I'm still catching up on sleep.

    So I'm all moved in and am in the process of figuring out where to put everything...I lost about 100 sq ft so it's gonna be a tight fit, but I'll be able to make it work with a little elbow grease and creativity.  I'm on a (well earned) vacation right now, so it'll have to wait.

    In other quite troubling news, right now appears to be a really bad time to have a dog amongst myself, family, and friends.  As you all know, my guy is quite sick (and is getting worse with each passing day...another post though).  TLC's girl is also a little sick, but even worse, both of my Mother's dogs died earlier this morning.  She's out of town visiting her fiance's family and had them boarded up...granted, neither one of them are spring chickens (Gidget is a Cairn Terrier, aged 13, and Bilbo is a Yorkie, aged 10).  They've both had longstanding health issues, especially the Yorkie who is seizure prone, but Gidget just recently started having some kidney problems.  Apparently she went into full organ failure around 9AM (and of course never recovered), and then due to the stress of that, Bilbo had a huge seizure which he never recovered from...but the vets aren't sure.  They were sharing a cage at the boarders, once Gidget started having her attack, they took her out to the emergency room...when they came back Bilbo was already gone so they assume that's what happened.  Regardless, this is a huge blow...we've had both of them since they were puppies, and to lose both of them on the same day when neither one of us were present is very upsetting.  I'm sure the vets did everything they could though.

    So yeah, some very strange times around here lately.  I guess when it rains it pours.
  • RFC: Good (Free) WYSIWYG HTML Editors For Mac?

    Does anyone know of a good (and free) WYSIWYG HTML editor for Mac OSX?
  • Christopher Reeve -- RIP

    Christopher Reeve (AKA the man of steel), has passed away.  I grew up with the Superman movies...IMO he immortalized the character.  Rest in peace.

  • Community Server Live Demo -- Updated to Latest Build

    I have updated my CS Live Demo to the latest build (currently 51014).  The Virtual Server I’m hosting it in has been acting a little funky recently, so it might run a little slow.  I’ve been accepted into the Virtual Server SP1 beta program over on betaplace (which behaves horribly with Firefox I might add), so I’ll be upgrading my servers within the next couple of days…huge performance increases have been reported with the service pack.

    It’s a pretty safe bet that the next point release of CS will support CommentAPI natively by the way…all I need to do is get my changes checked in sometime this week before the next drop.  It’s worth mentioning that CS will ship with this feature turned off by default, though this will be configurable via the admin piece.

  • I Digg AJAX

    Digg has implemented a really cool AJAX application over on their site; enter Digg Spy.  It takes about 10–15 seconds to kick in, so just sit and watch it…you’ll see it, and if you’re reaction is anything like mine the cosmos will suddenly make sense.  In all seriousness, AJAX is opening up doors that previously didn’t even exist.  Yes, I realize that AJAX has been around in one form or another for a while now, but it took Google to wake us all up to what actually can be done with it.  I was skeptical at first, but am totally sold on it now.

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