Escapades

So for Memorial Day weekend, we thought we’d pack all of the kids in the car and go for camping at the beach. Most of the campsites were full, but we booked a tent area at the very last one on the list we called, and headed down.

We stopped about halfway, and I went into a service station to get drinks, and saw on the local weather that the whole region was to be soaked with rain for the whole weekend. 🙁

We got there and set up camp, then found that there is a burn ban in effect in the county where the campground is. No campfires. Which meant no cooking for us. We didn’t get to see the water, hardly slept, and only had cold hot dogs, etc to eat. Then something was up with the bank, so we had to get back on the little bit of cash we had left, watching the fuel gauge very closely.

So I’ve been moved to working overnights during the week at work. I am still getting used to the new wake/sleep schedule, and ‘my women’ are too. ‘My women’ are my wife, my 2 girls, and my dog. It’s funny, because after my sister left home, I lived in a house full of guys up through high school, then went to college and lived in mens’ dormitories, etc and now I live in a house full of women. 🙂

I’ve been watching the new Doctor Who series (thanks to whomever in Britain has been nice enough to share them online, as not even BBC America is carrying it so far. It’s really good, and the Doctor this time is much more edgy than the others before him. Each episode is well thought-out. Highly recommended.

The Dark Water Project

Over the weekend, I did some updating to the coffee site and got it looking much better. I’m still thinking about changing some of the background colors. Colors are always a full-blown debate, even when you are debating yourself.

My neighbors across the street moved out in a big rush, and the new neighbors moved in right away. The police are complaining about cars speeding through the neighborhood, but won’t put speedbreakers in. Isn’t that odd? Maybe we should organize a concert to raise money for speedbumps. Hey, it worked in Wayne’s World 2

I was checking out the firebird database project, and it is coming along nicely. It will serve nicely as an embedded db or an option for scripts or programs to work for people who might not have a running db (like mysql or postgres, or even Oracle). There is also a project creating a management console that will just plug-in called FlameRobin. I was thinking of even joining that project. Sounds like a good challenge.

Blitzyn

Bending along high paced glass
packets shooting through
states and countries, speeds amass
router to router seeking you;
the IP address in the header.

I have packets that make the mail
packets that make that sound
the stream of the 80’s guitar wail
And the plans for the robotic hound

I know the weather in your zipcode and that recipe your grandma sent
I have all the images and videos
all are ready for your entertainment.

Further tinkering with the email plugin.



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Yes,  I’m still beating this email plug-in horse. 
This update should correct the timestamps, and I am also looking for specific Outlook HTML
anomalies that the plugin doesn’t handle for possible coding fixes.
So Mandrake Linux merged with Connectiva In order to get more of the south american Linux market (Connectiva Linux was based out of Brazil), and they kept getting litigation threats for the Mandrake name from a comic book company(which would have never held water in court), so they changed their name to Mandriva
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name products, I try not to make them blatantly susceptible to derisive aphorisms. But that’s just me. I still plan on doing an install soon, just to see how far the mandrake — er — Mandriva platform has=20
come.

Further tinkering with the mail plugin.

Yes, I’m still beating this email plug-in horse.

This update should correct the timestamps, and I am also looking for specific Outlook HTML anomalies that the plugin doesn’t handle for possible coding fixes.

So Mandrake Linux merged with Connectiva In order to get more of the south american Linux market (Connectiva Linux was based out of Brazil), and they kept getting litigation threats for the Mandrake name from a comic book company(which would have never held water in court), so they changed their name to Mandriva.

When I name products, I try not to make them blatantly susceptible to derisive aphorisms. But that’s just me. I still plan on doing an install soon, just to see how far the mandrake — er — Mandriva platform has come.

Yeah baby!

You scored as Dirty Piercings. ARGH!!! You dirty person you! Put that away!!! Who did that for you!? You’re the kinkiest of the kinkiest and probably think you’re hot stuff. Well, maybe you are but that’s kinda nasty. Ew. Weirdo.

Dirty Piercings
 
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Cartilage Piercing
 
80%
Tongue Piercing
 
80%
Labret Piercing
 
80%
Nipples
 
80%
Belly Button Piercing
 
70%
Earlobe Piercing
 
60%
Nose Piercing
 
30%
Lip Piercing
 
10%

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Finally Friday Finally

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It’s finally Friday.  The time change has had me screwed up all week, and the
days are rather hot and sunny, and it’s very difficult to stay at work for 11
hours at a time when you know that your freshly cut lawn is being gently showered
with small pink and white flower petals from the cherry trees in the backyard.
We’re getting ready to move our offices at work, and there is quite a bit of manual labor in getting all of our stuff organized.  It seems like more work, knowing that a lot of it will just be thrown away.
I replaced the program that allows me to post via email, so this is the first test for that.  Let’s see if it breaks.
I need a link and a picture…
The new version of Ubuntu “Hoary Hedgehog” is out today!  How could you resist something with a name like that?   
Here is a giant pic of a millipede sammich.
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Ok,
everybody at once!  1…2…3… Break it!