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September 8, 2006

Upgraded, swapped hosts to lunarpages, I'm alive!!

I'm pleased to report that you have reached the new home for Tim's Journal. I procrastinated for quite a while, worrying about losing my laminate flooring hits, but finally realized that I had completely lost sight of why I started blogging in the first place - to capture ideas, thoughts, hopes and dream so that tomorrow I can remember yesterday.

The backend has been updated to Movable Type 3.32. What an upgrade from 3.14! Plugins are much easier to manage and it even comes default with a style swapper. Installation was a breeze. Overall, very professional.

After about 3 months of testing, I have swapped my preferred host, from Globat to Lunarpages, and couldn't be more pleased. Performance is zippy, scripts run 3-4x faster. The File Manager which includes an option to extract tar.gz and zip archives. (I had written a silly little PHP script at Globat which thankfully is no longer needed.)

If you can't tell I'm really excited to start blogging again. Welcome!

Sizing up your feet

It amazes me that we actually buy shoes online. Recently we switched from Zappos to shoes.com. I got sold on their very user-friendly "fit assistant". Click on the icon of choice:

I'm 9 wide. You?

(On a completely separate note, the underlying code for the imagemap above is interesting. Why didn't they just have three graphic images? Alignment issues?)

September 11, 2006

The mind of Christ

But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them], because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. -- I Corinthians 2:14-16

What does this mean, this "mind of Christ"? It is different than the mind before Christ:

Because the carnal mind [is] enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. -- Romans 8:7
The mind of Christ is friendship with God, subject to the law of God. From the carnal mind to the mind of Christ, this is the renewing of our minds that is in
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. -- Romans 12:2

September 16, 2006

Taking (newbie) kids fishing (Bay Area)

I'll be the first to admit that we are newbies when it comes to fishing. After a couple months of practicing casting on the front lawn (and plenty of requests), we finally got a chance to take the boys this afternoon. Where to? The Parkway Lake "Sure Catch" pond a.k.a. the Huck Finn Pond [map]. It costs $2.50 per pole, and just about everything is provided, including a very courteous gentleman named Edgar who will take care of getting everything, pole, weight and cheese bait, together for you. What's the catch (no pun intended)? All fish caught must be purchased at $4.50/lb. A bit steep for catfish, but hey, it's the adventure right? Even if you elect to fish in the lake, there is no catch-and-release, so this is the right place. If you don't plan to go home right away, bring a cooler for the fish - you can buy ice at the shop at the entrance.

Muy peligroso. A word of caution. Kids + water = danger. This is no joke. Keep eyes on kids at all times, and leave if your children start to misbehave. Certainly wear floation gear if you elect to fish by rushing water. Better yet, do not fish by rushing water. Do read this sober article before going.

Timing. We went at 1:30. Do not go at 1:30. The fish will be sleeping. Go at about 3:30, they wake up at 4.

September 20, 2006

compuntoe --> compuntoes

What is "compuntoe" and why is it the second most searched term on Technorati this morning? Interestingly enough, the main Google site shows absolutely nothing for the term. You'll have more luck looking in Spain. Does it mean computers? Spanish-English dictionary yields nothing. Clearly someone else also has nothing better to do than to try to understand what compuntoes is.

Update: Solution found here in comments. The word means "com dot es" (i.e., com-punto-es) and was chosen for a seo challenge that will finish 2/1. A lot more hits come in when you look for "compuntoes" which is the real target. My first guess was "the state of your toes after walking a mile in shoes that are too narrow -- "compun-toes".

About September 2006

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