Well, that’s it. All of the old hand-coded log is now here in WordPress. After I-don’t-know-how-many-years, I finished migrating it the other night, so everything from 2001 is included here.
Meanwhile, poking around my other site, I came across a bunch of stuff I’d forgotten about. From 2002-2005 (pre-Flickr) I used to use a small script to generate galleries of photos and then post them to my website, but there’s never been any real good list of links to the whole cache. Here’s a master list, in date-correct order:
6/7/02 – Backyard pictures from my old house in Canton 6/11/02 – More backyard progress shots 6/22/02 – Assorted pictures, Jen’s apartment kitchen 7/6/02 – Fourth of July weekend and some more backyard pictures 7/15/02 – Model T Club meetup in Ellicot City 7/30/02 – July vacation in Aurora 9/1/02 – Labor Day in Aurora 9/14/02 – Matt comes in from San Francisco, and our group of friends meets at Rob & Karean’s house in Canton 3/18/03 – Snowfall in Canton 3/17/03 – St. Patrick’s Day weekend 3/29/03 – Checking out a old building on River Road in Ellicott City bimini_photos – Bimini pictures divelog – Bimini trip writeup with pictures 5/27/2003 – Engagement trip to Savannah, GA 5/10/03 wedding – Tim & Betty’s wedding in DC 5/24/03 – Engagement trip to Aurora 6/7/03 – Lockard reunion in Orlando 7/4/03 – Fourth of July 2003, up in Aurora 7/25/03 Stas & Vicki’s wedding in NY 9/8/03 – New Catonsville house pictures 12/21/03 – Christmas dinner on Tyndale Ave. 4/4/20 – Spring flowers Wedding – Wedding pictures Rome – Honeymoon trip to Rome with writeup 4/10/9 – Matt & Sophie’s wedding in San Francisco 4/11/26 – B&O Railroad Museum Baby – Finn’s progression in Jen’s belly House – Shots from the first day we looked at the house House_photos – A few pictures from the house inspection House_progress – Semi-updated gallery of house renovation pictures
Oklahoma – Pictures of the crazy roadside signs in Oklahoma, 1992
Panoramics – Test panoramics (needs a Java applet, which I don’t have a link for)
At some point, I’d like to upload all of these to Flickr, but I don’t know of a way to backdate them so that they list in sequence. I’ll have to look into that some more.
Our weekend was full and fun. Saturday we started out with a soccer game under bright blue skies. Finn claimed she was nervous on the ride over, but as she got onto the field and comfortable, she guarded the goal well.
On one play toward the second half of the game, she collected the ball in front of her own goal and drove it all the way down the field to the other side–and past the opposing team’s goal. She’s come so far in a couple of weeks!
In the afternoon she hung out with me while I got a bunch of boring house chores done:
Hauled brush to the dump
Brought in the AC units
Closed the storm windows
Cleaned off the front porch
Cleaned up and closed up the attic
Closed up the cracks in our foundation with hydraulic cement
Then we walked over to the neighbors’ and grilled on their deck. As the sun set we built a fire in the firepit, enjoyed adult conversation, and let the kids play until long after bedtime.
I’m wrapping up a lot of small projects here today:
I’ve got a sick iMac on my desk waiting for a fresh install of Snow Leopard. The hard drive died on it last week so I had R&K drop it off to let me do a little surgery. I put a new 1TB drive in it and got it back up and running. Now I have to find out what OS it tops out at and attempt a rebuild from their backup.
I’ve had another sick MacBook Pro come in and out of the office, the victim of an overstuffed email database and general malaise.
I’ve got a web project for Finn’s old pre-K school that’s going pretty well. It’s a church site I built in WordPress with some nice calendar functionality and some other custom features, and I’m waiting for them to start adding content so that I can style it and fill out the pages.
I’ve got another client who’s going through a move and needed two MailChimp templates for a pair of email blasts, as well as an updated address to all the pages on their site.
We’ve got a friend who’s been looking to get a personal WordPress site off the ground for a while, and has a renewed focus on making that happen.
I was able to wrap up a lot of small things this afternoon, which feels good and should open my weeknights back up. Last week I was bouncing from one thing to the next but not making a lot of headway, so an afternoon’s full attention made all the difference. I like having paying work, and I’d like to solicit some more, just as long as it’s not overwhelming–as it has in the past.
This barking asshat represents my district, and I'm embarrassed.
Destroying planets and using fear of this battle station to keep the local systems in line was my No. 1 passion until — about 30 seconds ago, weirdly! That was when I saw the X-wings that had evaded our turbo-lasers and were proceeding down a trench toward our vulnerable thermal exhaust port — and realized I had to speak up. I thought: What if remorselessly destroying planets isn’t my passion? What if my real passion is staying alive and avoiding the consequences of my actions?
This is from a couple of days ago but I've been crashing on a big project at work, and it still makes me laugh.
Fantastic. I guess this asshole doesn't remember his Hippocratic oath class in pharmacy school.
The New York Times has posted an absolutely incredible investigation and recreation of the shooting death of Breonna Taylor. Using body cam footage, newly released records, and after-accident interviews, they show how the police detail who broke her door down made multiple careless mistakes and endangered her life and the lives of her neighbors by blindly shooting into a darkened apartment without announcing who they were or why they were there. This is 18 minutes worth watching.