Monthly Archive: May 2006

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AJAX – It's For More Than Cleaning

I have to admit that I've been getting really curious about all the AJAX technology going on around the web (there's just some dang cool stuff you can do with it), and I think I'm going to give it a shot soon. I've already been wanting to try and redo the photos page because it's a lot slower than I had originally planned, so that will probably be my first experiment. I guess we'll just see where it goes from...

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The Dog In The Oven

Shortly before we were heading to bed last night, Jake hopped off of our couch and started walking tenatively into the kitchen where the light was turned off. He was walking towards our oven, which has the standard black glass front to it. As he got closer, he started to growl (and much deeper than I thought a little dog could) at the shadowy reflection he saw. Marci and I were nearly rolling on the floor laughing as he repeatedly...

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Doggie Update

One weekend in and we seem to already have grown close to Jake's heart. He's been behaving very well and even picked up on a few commands. Heck, he even seems to be housetrained as we've had no accidents at all. Today's his first long day by himself with both Marci and I working, so we'll see how he does in his cage. Saturday, we took him over to some friend's house where they were having a yard sale. There...

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Welcome Home Jake!

    A big welcome home to our new dog Jake! He's a 1-and-a-half-year-old Jack Russell Terrier we brought home from the Western PA Humane Society this evening. He's pretty mellow so far, like he was when we visited him yesterday, but today it might be because he was put under to be neutered today only to find that he'd already had that done! At least he doesn't seem to be a barker. And this was all possible because our...

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Fun Links

Just a few interesting links today: The RAV4EV, and electric car made in 2003 that got the equivalent of 166 MPG, had decent range, could travel at least 75 MPH, and didn't make people think you were gay. There's a new Web2.0 application coming along called eBible. It's in beta testing right now, but it looks like it could become an interesting application. Why 'Bunker Buster' weapons are typically ineffective. An interesting story about a first year teacher in Boca...

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Busy Few Days

Boy, it seems like it's been a busy few days. Let's recap, shall we? Work – Work has been crazy the last week as I've been learning our old system in order to add a new client. It's the same reason I spent Saturday working, and it's just drained me a bit. Haven't been too motivated to hit up the computer and accomplish much more than checking my e-mail. 24 – Still easily my favorite show on TV today, and...

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The Real Mission Impossible

Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Make a movie that is actually worth the $9 I'd have to pay and go see. When you make a movie that isn't worth that, then don't complain that people like me didn't go see it. This industry will self-destruct in 10 years. This has always been one of my pet peeves with the movie and music industries. They have this bizarre sense of entitlement, and when we don't buy a poor...

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Saturday Afternoon Fun

Still at work! However, I've finished most of what I need to do. I just need to stick around for “support” in case anything goes wrong while others are doing testing. It's days like today that are motivators to strive towards self-employment. At least then I'd get something out of putting in these extra hours. Ah, such is life… It's much better than being unemployed, I guess…

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Saturday Morning Fun!

Here it is, a nice spring morning and I'm at WORK! Yea, it's a bit frustrating at times, but when things need to be done, they need to be done. Wouldn't want to company going under because we don't meet a deadline, ya know? At least my boss pitched in for breakfast! Anyway, last night I finally rollled an updated site for my church, South Pittsburgh Assembly of God. It took about a week to convert it into a similar...

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The Plethora Of Online Tools

What tools do you use online? With the explosion of web 2.0, it's easy to get lost amongst the commotion. There are new web applications for doing almost anything you'd like to do, but it's almost impossible to keep track of them all with new ones popping up each day (or is that hour) and the funny names they like to use. However, there are a few that seem to rise as the cream of the crop. Here's some of...