Monday, October 31, 2005

Relief work starting already

Jehovah's Witnesses are an organized group of people, striving to live by bible standards and bring praise to Jehovah, the god of the bible.

They strive to show 'brotherly love' to their own as well as to others.

Here's a news story about their efforts:

And here's one about them also helping other people:

Resource restrictions often limit outreach to other Witnesses, but they do not turn a cold shoulder to their neighbors, even if they do not share their faith. They also stick closely to bible based beliefs. If individuals choose to no longer abide by those beliefs, that is their personal choice.

The official media site of Jehovah's Witnesses has this page telling about their relief work:

Posting my work at last

This past week I had need of posting SQL code on the web for it to be visible in a forum. I tried formatting it by hand. Being a long hunk of code, this was painstaking to say the least. So I figured, 'Why not right a tool!'. So I did.

You can download this little SQL to HTML converter from my new Files page here.

I hope to post more of my work in the future. If you have suggestions or fixes please post them here for now, or e-mail me.

Once again, on my home site. I've got the site running pretty good right now, with PHP includes to simplify page set up. I have a blank.php template that I use and just put my content in the middle. It's a beautiful thing. I'm using Bluefish 1.0 still. You can download Bluefish here.

My wife and I took a trip to Hawk Mountain this weekend. Got to see about 8 hawks or so, and had us a nice hike. Saw a couple of old plane. If I have time I'll post the best pics to my site. I got to use the Progressive capture feature of my new camera. (Minolta Z6) This allows to take a series of pictures, one after the other. It slows down when zoomed out, I believe due to the anti-shake having to work more. But I learned how to track an object to keep it in the frame while it's moving. Great fun.

Also saw Monster-In-Law this weekend. A funny movie.

C.O. MS meeting was great. A pretty good weekend overall.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Yea to me,

It's my aniversary. 3 Years of wedded bliss!

Monday, October 24, 2005

More Todo about nothing

Finally got my camera. If you want to check out some of the pics that come out of a Minolta Z6 check out Finally ordered it from, for the SAME price Broadway Photo was going to sell me a Z5. (They finally told me, after 3 weeks, they couldn't get it for the price they promised and I should cancel the order. When I asked for the manager they hung up and canceled it anyway.)

Notice, that's on my home site. I've been updating some of the links, there's a little more to do there, and I will be putting even more up soon. Check it out: (Shameless Plug)

You'll notice too, those pages are using PHP. PHP 4 to be exact. Hopefully I'll be able to stretch my legs a bit with that.

I installed Bluefish 1.0 on my linux box, giving me an HTML editor. It also does pretty nice with CSS and PHP. It has options for other web language, like Javascript and such, but I haven't tried them yet.

Guess that's that for now. TTYL

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

A find from my travels

A cute link everybody could enjoy.
Beware of Dogs

Monday, October 17, 2005

Don't know what to say about this

StarWreck, a free film. It was done in Finnish w/ english subtitles. Most of it was good, 2 bad parts. A few funny parts. Interesting story.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Canon SDK revisited

There has been ongoing and active development of wrappers for the Canon SDK, mostly for the CD version of the SDK. This version deals with much of the consumer grade cameras. I started some work on the RC side of this, the 'Pro'sumer section, targeted at professional photographers. I never realized that my application for a source forge project was accepted, but it was.

There are now two links to Canon development on my menu bar.

(I also removed the link to my geocities site. As far as I know, my home based website has not been down at all. None stop Ubuntu Linux, though I might upgrade to the latest release.)

Plays to see

It's not just Spamalot that I want to see, but now, maybe even The Princess Bride!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005


I recently ordered a Konica Minolta Z5, a 5MP, 12x Optical zoom, digital camera. I checked Yahoo! Shopping for the best price, and found Broadway Photo had the best price, and decent ratings. That was Tuesday. Later that day I received a call verifying my shipping info. When that was done the guy told me the camera would ship 'today', Tuesday September 27th.

By Thursday I did not receive a shipping notification, and I like to track my orders. I called and they said they had 'oversold' my camera, and would ship it when more came in in 5 days. (They did not specify business days or not.)

So, today it's Tuesday, the 4th. (One week from when I ordered, and still no shipping info.) I go to their website and this is what I find:
Holiday Notice:
We will be closed Monday October 3rd 1:00 PM EST through Wednesday October 5th. We will re-open our regular business hours on Thursday October 6th at 9:00AM EST.
All orders submitted after Sunday, October 2, 8:00pm will be shipped when we reopen.
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patronage.