Been away from the web for a few days– never a bad thing, but it does take a little time to catch up again. Here a couple nice tidbits, in the order I was attracted to them:
Lots to do today, so not much time to talk, but check out the new photos in Oshkosh, and here are the shots from Michelle’s birthday:
Joe helped me out yesterday to get the blog back online and in your faces. By the time we finished (it did take a few hours), we were both satisfied that the solution we found to the hosting issue was the best one possible. Everything seems to be working just swell, but let me know if you notice any problems…
Having the site back up obviously makes it a little easier to whip a post out here and there, so look for an up-tick on that in the next couple days– this morning, I can mention that we had a good time in Milwaukee on Saturday for Michelle’s and our friend Stephanie’s joint birthday parties. Some photos to come in the next couple days when I get back to the homestead and can load them up.
Today, we are getting ready to head down to Schaumberg, IL for a visit to Ikea. Tomorrow, we’ll be in Chicago for Michelle’s actual b-day, enjoying some tourist-y stops in the city. Til then, enjoy the rest of your weekend!
This day just flew by me before I really realized what had happened. Ended up being out a little late on Friday after all the baseball excitement, so I got a late start. Lots to be done around the house, and I also watched a movie that Brian lent to me. Eagle Eye was OK, but it could have been quite a bit better. Another interesting take on a Skynet-type problem that wouldn’t actually ever happen. But like I said, it wasn’t awful.
Did some laundry while I was watching this evening’s Brewers game. MediaPortal is totally worth the trouble on my TV box if for no other reason than the DVR features– being able to pause the live game while I was running up and down the stairs changing loads was nice. If there were:
- a browser extension, in order to use hulu and netflix within MP, and
- a decent music library included
… it would pretty much rock. I might try Boxee for Windows to see how that works out. The thing I would like best is to do all the video watching that I need to on computer, WITH the remote. Having to plug in a keyboard or mouse is a pain. Ah well, minor thing.
I would like to sneak in my blog-o-riffic birthday salutations to my mom, right under the wire here ON her birthday, 4/11. Love you, Mom– hope it was a good day…
If I miss all of ya on Sunday, have a happy Easter.
Thought I should try to get 2009 off to a solid blogging start– so here I am, a short 15 hours after we stopped drinking in the new year…
Had a very nice birthday and new year’s party. Jen and Joe were nice enough to let me use the house for the bulk of the gathering, and I feel like everybody had a good time. I might have actually been one of the first ones to hit the sack when I crashed on the couch at about 4:45 AM. When we woke up late in the morning, Lorch was en route with coffee in hand, and we were able to have a visit with him, too.
If we missed you (some folks who weren’t able to make it or had their progress on the way in stunted), here’s hoping we can get together soon.
Hope your holidays were joyous and memorable, and I wish you the best as you begin the year.
So I was out of town for the rest of the week after election day, and then we had a birthday-riffic weekend to recognize Michelle’s 29th (good times were had by all, as far as I know).
I guess I just got a late jump on my post-election news hangover. What are we going to follow every second of every day for the next few months? Is there still a war in Iraq or anything? There’s got to be something I can read about and analyze from 30 different angles, right?
Between the election season and the summer’s baseball season, I was constantly plugged into something, and the amount of information to consume on either topic was close to endless. Maybe instead of combing the ‘tubes trying to fill my RSS reader back up, I should pull a Violator for a little while and enjoy the silence.
Have a good Monday…
I’ve worked on moving my home server operations to a new machine this week. As of last night at around 7 o’clock, the web server has moved (mail and file server ops, for those using them, are still on the old machine for the time being). It’s a completely subjective assessment, but the site seems a little faster to me today– possible, I suppose, that the server is processing SQL queries more quickly, but I may just be deluding myself. Overall, I feel pretty good about not having to enlist as much help from Joe as usual. At this point, I’m confident that if I felt the need to change, add, or otherwise modify the way that I’m hosting my websites, I’d be able to do it.
Work has slowed down for the semester. I had a chance to catch up on most everything over the last couple days, and that’s a good feeling. It does, however, leave one with a little extra time to assess where one is at professionally, and depending on how that goes, it can make one more or less apt to do something productive during the work day. I could at some want ads over lunch, maybe…
I still need a Halloween costume for the weekend. Michelle and I are going to a party where the costumes are “mandatory.” It’s a good idea, because in the end, it’s probably more fun, but for the neurotic, the compulsion can be a bit stressful. I’ve a few good ideas over the last couple days that would’ve worked GREAT if I’d started seriously thinking about a costume back in September. Any ideas?
Finally, today is my dad’s birthday– he is turning 55… Happy b-day, Dad.