29.june.2007 » Here's an entry worth staying up late to document » Potty training has commenced! Quite by accident, I might add.
We'd just finished eating lunch at a local taco joint (where Kobe eats) and it was time to change the bug's diaper (as usual, following a big meal).
28.june.2007 » Took the Bug to the movies today. (A first.) Seems like a small thing, but felt like something big.
We've stopped by the theater before today, but never gone with a specific movie in mind. Previous visits were merely intended to familiarize him with what it feels like to walk inside a (dark) movie theater .. so today (when it finally came) wouldn't be such a surprise.
We saw Surf's Up (dude). Strong reviews. A flick about penguins who surf. Pretty funny. Made me laugh out loud several times.
Much of my web skills to date have been acquired on an ad hoc basis, learning only what I've needed to know .. to accomplish a particular result/effect. I've simply not been very interested in learning the details of web mastery.
23.june.2007 » The Apostle Paul wrote (in 2nd Corinthians) > "There was given to me a thorn in the flesh..." Now I may not be an apostle, but I know that feeling.
I was supposed to get the bug this weekend. (Court order says I get him every other weekend.) I've been donating my Saturdays to his mom (trying to be nice).
So I'm taking everything the courts granted me. His mom however, doesn't see it that way. She called yesterday, saying she was coming by to pick him up in the afternoon.
20.june.2007 » Summer solstice tomorrow. First day of summer. Longest day of the year (or shortest, if you live south of the equator). Sun enters sign of Cancer.
The exact time (when the sun reaches its northern-most position, and turns around to head back south) will be 2:06 PM EDT. That's 11:06 AM for us Left-coasters. I hope this summer isn't oppressively-hot, like it was last year.
The word solstice comes from Latin > sun stands still. Cuz the sun appears to stop (for a few days) its north-ward movement along the horizon, if you watch where it sets every night.
19.june.2007 » A security vulnerability was reported for the forum software (YaBB v2.1), as posted at iDefense Labs...
... which allows attackers to register with Administrator privileges by "setting the values of certain variables to contain certain characters." (Nice of them not to spell-out how to implement the hack.)
Attackers can then wreck all manner of ugliness.
17.june.2007 » Father's day. Was kinda hoping the bug's mom would offer me the day with him, cuz this isn't normally my weekend.
Perhaps I should note that Mother's day weekend, was *my* weekend with the bug, and I donated (gladly) the entire thing to her. (Most would assume this is the thing to do, right?)
So normally, you might expect this generosity to be reciprocated. But "normal" is not how I'd describe this relationship.
16.june.2007 » Converted this page (you're reading) to XHTML 1.0 Transitional (from HTML 4.01 Transitional). You can see for yourself by clicking the button to your right.
Thought it would be a piece of cake, since Dreamweaver comes with the feature: File > Convert > XHTML 1.0 Transitional.
After conversion tho, the text in this center column (you're reading now) became center-justified (yuk!), but only in Internet Explorer & Opera. Everything looked fine in Firefox & Seamonkey. (Text here should be left-justified.)
Eventually however, I whittled them down, one by one .. 8 > 7 > 6 .. valid! And all new web pages, of course, will be crafted to XHTML 1.0 Transitional specs.
12.june.2007 - Installed Norton Ghost 12 last night, and (successfully!) created my first Windows-based back-up image (which Symantec terms a Recovery Point) .. of my laptop's system drive .. to a 500-gig Seagate external USB drive (from Newegg).
The Rad Community forums have become the de facto Ghost support forums on the Web, frequented by people smarter than me, who graciously lend their experience.
09.june.2007 - Six Apart (6A) has released version 4.0 (beta) of its Movable Type blogging software, with a final Open Source version scheduled for release this summer. Sweet!
I installed (apparently) the final version of the 3.xx series (v3.35) on 16.April.2007. See here > First Post with Movable Type v3.35. I also installed a bunch of cool plug-ins, as detailed here > Dialing In Movable Type.
The very next
paragraph characterizes MT4 thusly > "the biggest development investment we've made in any version in Movable Type's history." So expectations are high.
07.june.2007 - Been dealing with an assortment of life-challenges recently. Consequently, I've been feeling blue and generally crappy (both physically & emotionally).
So you can imagine my surprise to hear so many people commenting this past week (some guys, but mostly girls) how "good" I look.
05.june.2007 - The site was assigned a dedicated IP address yesterday eve. If you're having trouble (like me) viewing any pages, try this:
That should fix your problems. (It did for me.) Or you can wait a day or two, until DNS completes propagation.
03.june.2007 - Tomorrow (Monday) is the site's 7-year anniversary. If you enjoy the study of math & numbers like I do, you probably know the number 7 is often associated with notions of completion & perfection.
You can read the very first Rad entry at the bottom of this page (archives for June/July, 2000). Fortunately I learned a thing or two since then (tho much of it the hard way > trial-n-error).
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